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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Our sources tell us that U2's secret Boston show will take place March 11 at . . . the Somerville Theater. 

The band previously announced a three-city mini-tour of small venues, including LA, Chicago, and Boston. Tickets have been given away by local radio stations -- including WFNX, which gave away its last pair this afternoon -- but the venue has up until now been a closely-guarded secret.

Multiple sources confirmed this evening that Boston's gig will transpire at the Somerville -- the only small disappointment being that the band couldn't arrange a return to the Paradise, the site of their first-ever Boston show. Also, everyone who bought tickets to the Wailers show at the Paradise on the 11th -- on rumors that U2 would be playing -- are hereby delivered their shipment of fail.

Good luck getting tickets. If you can't, a bunch of local radio stations will be live-broadcasting the set. And WFNX will be re-broadcasting the Boston secret show -- as well as the secret gigs in LA and Chicago -- on (when else?) St. Paddy's Day beginning at 7 pm. 

  • Oliluc said:

    that's one crappy venue. (beautiful, but in bad shape). paradise would've been better.

    March 4, 2009 8:36 PM
  • Beentherelately said:

    Hey Oliluc, the theater was renovated in 2006 inside--  aside from some old chairs in the balcony, it is much nicer than it used to be.

    March 4, 2009 10:22 PM
  • Eric Slans said:

    So not correct... totoally wrong local.... you may want to try looking a bit south...

    March 5, 2009 5:26 PM
  • Allan Hunt said:

    Word is, if the heat around the Somerville is too much by Monday, the show gets switched to the Orpheum.

    March 6, 2009 5:38 PM
  • Won't Be Orpheum said:

    Hall & Oates are booked for the Orpheum on Wednesday night. But the Wang Center (CitiCenter) is open. And the announcement says "a historic theater IN Boston"...

    March 9, 2009 9:27 PM

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