U2 360° Tour Stage

U2 360-Degree Tour Stage
Project Overview: 
U2’s 360° Tour is reportedly the largest stage set to ever tour the world. It is transported in over 50 tractor-trailers. Load in and take down are so complex and time-consuming that there are actually three identical “jump” sets, leap-frogging each other around the world so that the band can achieve their aggressive touring schedule. The decision to do a full, in the round, 360° rock and roll show in a stadium presents various complexities above even the usual difficulties of a major touring event.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren performed a structural and mechanical engineering evaluation of the stage equipment for the Tour. This review included performing calculations on the customized main stage decks, the B-stage decks, and several mechanical lifts. In addition, McLaren was engaged to perform a third party review of the complex and spectacular “Claw” Structure – an 85-foot tall structure that overarches the entire stage on four radial legs – as well as its associated overhead rigging, which had been previously certified for use in Europe.
Service: 
Structural Inspection
Service: 
Mechanical Engineering
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Location: 
Worldwide
Client: 
Live Nation UTours (USA), Inc.
Project Type: 
Mechanized Stage Effects
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2009
Construction Cost: 
$40,000,000
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Location
Worldwide

Client
Live Nation UTours (USA), Inc.

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Mechanized Stage Effects

Contract Period
2009

Construction Cost
$40,000,000
Services
Structural Inspection
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering