- 08 Sep 15
They're bringing it all back home in November
It’s just been announced that U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour is coming to the Belfast SSE on November 18 and 19 and then moving down to Dublin’s 3Arena for November 23, 24, 27 and 28 shows.
Tickets for the Irish gigs go on sale at 9am on Monday September 14, will be limited to two per purchaser and are priced from £30 to £165 for Belfast and from €30 to €185 in Dublin, plus charges.
Tickets can be bought at the venue box-offices and online. Paid subscribers to U2.com will be emailed details of presales.
Hot Press is pretty pleased with its prediction having earlier this week suggested a November 22 start to the Dublin run - they obviously needed another 24-hours for load-in!
"Finding venues to take this show is actually quite tricky," proffers The Edge. ‘We’re grateful to our overworked crew who finally cracked the reconfiguring to fit these venues."
Adds Live Nation's Arthur Fogel: "In the 18 years that I have worked with U2, the home shows are always very special. These shows promise to be brilliant."
€2 million raised from these concerts will go to Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which currently provides high quality subsidised music tuition to some 26,000 children and young people. Music Generation was originally set up with €5m funding from U2’s 2009 shows at Croke Park, along with a further €2m raised by The Ireland Funds.
Our man Olaf Tyaransen was centre-stage for the tour's May kick-off in Vancouver, and treated us to an in-depth [link]hotpress.com/archive/14069912.html[/link] report.