- 12 Apr 18
The 165-foot-tall engineering wonder is heading to the desert...
One of the two remaining ‘Claw’ stages from U2’s record-breaking 360° World Tour will soon be taking up residence in the Science Learning Campus, which is being added to Utah’s Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.
“Since the 360° Tour concluded in 2011, we’ve been vetting potential sites for the permanent placement of The Claw,” U2 Tour Director Craig Evans tells the local Fox TV outlet. “It’s bittersweet to see it go, but we are pleased it’s going to enhance the mission and vision of Loveland Living Planet Aquarium as part of its expanded campus.”
Echoing those sentiments, Aquarium CEO, Brent Andersen, says: “This landmark will shine a light on our mission to inspire people to explore, discover, and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. We will use it to help people understand that the environments we live in are all interconnected as one global ecosystem, the living planet.”
Previously in Utah for a sell-out gig in Salt Lake City’s Rice-Eccles Stadium, the 165-foot-tall Claw was oohed and aahed over by 7.2 million people in 30 countries.
The Aquarium is already a bit of an engineering wonder having been constructed in the middle of a desert.