U2 - Vertigo Tour 2005

Stageco supplies the stages for the extended U2 Vertigo World tour. The Vertigo tour began in Europe in 2005 and moved on to the United States, Mexico, South America and Japan in 2006. The band postponed the Australian leg of the tour following family issues, and once again appointed Stageco to supply the staging for the rescheduled dates, along with an additional farewell show in Honolulu. Stageco has enjoyed a strong relationship with the Irish rock impresarios, having supplied staging for the previous Pop Mart and Zooropa tours. So the company was delighted to be invited by the band’s production manager, Jake Berry, to supply the staging for the whole of the Vertigo tour. Stageco constructed six copies of the stage at their Belgian head office facility, manufactured to the design specifications of Mark Fischer Studio. It incorporated the Tait Towers set with two towers supporting the PA and high resolution video screens, plus a low density curved video wall. In all the stage measured an impressive 60 metres (frontage), 23 metres (high) and 20 metres deep. Each stage consisted of 13 trailers of steel structures, built in under two days and dismantled after the show within one day.