U2.com announced today that they were bringing their Innocence + Experience tour home to Ireland!!!!
Tickets go on sale Monday morning.
Will I be setting my alarm to get up early??!
Bringing It Home
U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE European Tour 2015 will finish with six home shows in Ireland – two shows in Belfast on 18th & 19th November andfour shows in Dublin on 23rd + 24th, 27th + 28th November.
It’s a year since the band released Songs Of Innocence, an album exploring their earliest experiences of growing up in Dublin influenced by 70’s rock and punk and early 80’s electronica – and now they’ll be performing those songs to a home crowd for the first time.
Tickets for the Irish shows go on sale at 9am on Monday 14th September, will be limited to 2 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.
€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.
‘In the 18 years that I have worked with U2, the home shows are always very special.’ said Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring Live Nation Ent. ‘These shows promise to be brilliant.’
‘Finding venues to take this show is actually quite tricky,’ added The Edge. ‘We’re grateful to our overworked crew who finally cracked the reconfiguring to fit these venues.’
The Dublin and Belfast dates are:
Wed, 18th and Thurs, 19th November – Belfast – SSE Arena
Mon 23rd, Tues 24th, Fri 27th & Sat 28th November – Dublin – 3Arena