U2 postpones ticket sales in light of attack
By SAM DERHEIMER
In light of the tragic events in New York and Washington D.C. early Tuesday morning, ticket sales for the second leg of U2's North American tour have been postponed indefinitely, according to Joe Sassano, event manager of the Joyce Center.
"The Thursday ticket sale for students and the Saturday public ticket sale has been postponed to a later date. What date that will be has not been determined. We will let you know," Sassano said.
U2 is scheduled to play the Joyce Center on Notre Dame campus on Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Sassano stressed that the tour itself has not been cancelled, or even postponed, only ticket sales have been delayed.
"There is no conversation about the tour being postponed," Sassano said. "Right now all it is is a postponement of the national ticket on-sale date."
Other than the actual date of the sale, Sassano said ticket distribution will go on unchanged. Students from Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and Holy Cross will still have the opportunity to buy tickets before they go on sale to the public. Joyce officials said they also still plan to implement the two-ticket lottery system in which all students who arrive on time to obtain the first ticket will then receive a second ticket that will contain a lottery number. One number will be chosen at random, and the student with the matching lottery ticket will then be first in line to buy a ticket to the show.
Ticket prices for the show will be $46 for general admission floor seats and $86 for assigned seats within the Joyce Center. Tickets sold during the student pre-sale and on the first day of the public sale will sell for cash only.
All News Stories for Tuesday, September 18, 2001