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July 29, 2016

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Tickets released for sold-out U2 show at Sam Boyd

U2 stage goes up

Workers erect the massive 360-degree stage for Friday's U-2 concert at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

A limited number of tickets for Friday night’s previously sold-out U2 show in Las Vegas have been released.

The band will play Sam Boyd Stadium Friday night along with opening act The Black Eyed Peas.

The just-released tickets can be purchased through the UNLV box office by calling 702-739-FANS.

Meanwhile, an army of roadies recently descended upon Las Vegas and is now feverishly working to the stage for tomorrow night’s U2 concert.

Working to set up the stage, that is.

It took 135 trucks to haul the 500,000-plus pounds of equipment used to construct the claw-like structure.

Once complete, the massive stage will stand more than 150 feet tall.

Because it takes six days to put everything together, multiple crews and stages are being used to make the band’s “360 Degrees” tour possible.

Caravans are currently playing a large-scale game of leapfrog as they take turns along the band’s 16-city North American tour route.

Along with opening act the Black Eyed Peas, Bono and the boys were in Phoenix on Tuesday and will play the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles on Sunday.

More than 40,000 people are expected to be at Sam Boyd Stadium for Friday night’s sold-out show.

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