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Fans to join U2 as they tour again on the `virtual road' of YouTube

Top of the bill U2's Bono on stage at the Slane 2001 Concert, being held at Slane Castle Co. Meath, Saturday 24 August 2001. PA Photo : Chris Bacon.

FANS will be able to join U2 on tour again sooner than they thought, as the band takes to the `virtual road' with a series of four time-limited concerts on its YouTube channel.

`U2: The Virtual Road' also marks the first time that three of these concerts - Slane, Red Rocks and Mexico - have been made available digitally.

Each is available for 48 hours only, with the first concert broadcast on St. Patrick's Day.

U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle celebrates the band's return to the legendary concert site on September 1 2001 for their first performance on the banks of the River Boyne in more than twenty years.

However, this time an exclusive YouTube performance from Dermot Kennedy will open the show as a solo support performance which was recorded last week outside Los Angeles.

On March 25, fans can tune in to see U2: Live At Red Rocks recorded on June 5 1983 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, US on the band's `War Tour'.

The career definining, rain-soaked performance at the iconic venue will be retrospectively supported by Grammy-nominated Dublin band, Fontaines D.C. with a recording from their hometown last year.

April Fools Day will see the broadcast of the `PopMart Tour' at Foro Sol Stadium, Mexico City in December 1997 with Carla Morrison opening for the band.

April 10 will see `iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris', from December 2015, the final performance on the tour less than a month after the November 13 terrorist attacks on the city.

The YouTube show will include French band Feu! Chatterton on support.

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