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U2 confirm: We'll play Belfast on world tour

Johnny Depp with U2's Bono in Dublin this week for Shane McGowan's 60th birthday gig.

After months of speculation Irish rock legends U2 have announced they they are to play Belfast as part of their Experience and Innocence tour later this year.

Yesterday the band confirmed via their official Twitter account that they would be playing Manchester and London, Dublin and Belfast with dates as yet to be confirmed.

Tickets go on sale on January 26 with the SSE Arena the likely venue, the Dublin rockers are also expected to play a number of nights at the 3Arena in the capital.

The band last played Belfast in 2015, while U2 front man Bono performed in Dublin just this week at Shane McGowan's 60th birthday party

The Irish News reported in December that U2 were expected to include Belfast in their new tour.

The star studded gig included Johnny Depp, Nick Cave and Sinead O'Connor. Tributes were paid to Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan who died this week at the age of 46.

The Experience and Innocence tour kicks off in America on May 2 before heading for Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands with the Irish dates expected in the last leg of the European tour.

While the Joshua Tree world tour, which seen the band play huge stadiums, including Croke Park where 82,000 fans had gathered, it is expected that this time U2 will take on smaller capacity venues.

The BOK Centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma where the band start their tour has a capacity of 19,000.

 

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