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U2 to visit Triangle, play Duke?

So maybe No Doubt isn't going to be the biggest thing to come to the Triangle in 2009. The N&O's On the Beat blog is reporting that Irish rockers U2 might be making a stop at Duke's Wallace Wade football stadium this fall in support of their forthcoming release No Line on the Horizon (March 3). According to MyNC, the performance to the Triangle would be Bono and co.'s first in over 25 years. The last time a band played Wallace Wade was the Rolling Stones in 2005. David Menconi' post at the N&O makes it sound like the band is definitely trying to work out a deal, but it remains to be seen whether the University's athletic department will agree to it.

Word from Duke's athletic department is that the date the band wanted wouldn't fit between football home dates.

Don't get me wrong, I'm proud of the turn around Duke football has made, but U2 is a way bigger draw than any ACC football team. Cancel a game if need be.


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