When the Irish demagogs bring their 360 Degrees Tour to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, they might be outshone by their own monstrous stage. Nicknamed "The Claw," the circular stage takes four days to build and will be as much a part of the show as the band. The inspiration? LAX airport. The cost of the stage is unclear, but BBC News puts it at $24 million to $32 million. A look at the stage by the numbers:
90 feet Height of the four-pronged canopy over the stage.
150 feet Height of the center pylon.
54 tons Weight of the cylindrical video screen, which opens to 14,000 square feet.
1 million Number of pieces in the video screen, which has 500,000 pixels, 320,000 fasteners, 30,000 cables and 150,000 machined pieces.
120 Number of trucks it takes to cart the stage from show to show.
3 Number of stages. They follow the "leapfrog" principle: One is used for the show, while the second is being built at the next location and the third is being dismantled at the previous location.
Sources: Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, Reuters