It’s official – U2 are set to play Belfast in one of the most hotly anticipated concerts to ever hit the city.
U2’s sold out Innocence + Experience European Tour 2015 will finish with six home shows, being Belfast on November 18 – 19, and four shows in Dublin the following week on Nov 23 – 24, 27 and 28.
Tickets go on sale Monday September 14 at 9am and range from £30 – £ £165 for Belfast and are limited to two per customer.
So set your alarm clocks, scurry away from your bosses and be prepared for a heart-wrenching, nervy online wait first thing in the morning this Monday… Because these tickets are guaranteed to sell out in record-breaking time.
Tickets can be bought at the 3Arena and SSE Arena box offices and online, with floor tickets being sold with the Paperless Ticket system, to ensure fans have access to tickets at face value. A limited number of student-priced floor tickets will be available for sale online. For full details see U2.com/tour.
It’s the first time the band will perform songs from their recent album Songs of Innocence to a home crowd. The album released last year, charts the group’s earliest experiences of growing up in Dublin influenced by 70s rock, punk and early 80s electronica and gives insight into how and why U2 came together. With its themes of home and family in songs such as Cedarwood Road, Iris (Hold Me Close) and Raised by Wolves, which deals with the impact of the ‘74 Dublin/Monaghan bombings, Songs of Innocence charts the end of the time of innocence for all four band members and their friends, as teens growing up.
The Edge recently caused wide-scale hysteria with hints they could add a Belfast date to their tour, “This show is designed for a type of venue and unfortunately there isn’t one, certainly in the south, I think there might be one in the Belfast area so we’re looking at that as well.”
Bono then added fuel to the fire with his announcement that, ““We are coming home… It was really hard to figure out a way of doing it, but we just had to make it happen…”
The sold-out tour kicked off in May in Vancouver to rave reviews and the US leg saw the band joined onstage by specials guests including Jimmy Fallon, Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga, as they performed songs from across their career.