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If your bucket list includes seeing U2 perform live, then we have some news to make your morning.

Live Nation and MCD today confirm shows in Dublin and Belfast on U2’s upcoming eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour with tickets on sale from February 2.

As part of their European tour, the band will play at Belfast’s SSE Arena on October 27 2018 and at home in Dublin at the 3Arena on November 5 and 6 2018. 

Following last year’s acclaimed stadium run with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour will see U2 return to indoor venues, picking up where 2015’s ground-breaking iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour left off.

The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour follows the recent release of the band’s 14th studio album Songs of Experience. Just as Songs of Experience serves as a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, the eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour is a sequel to the 2015 tour.

As with every U2 tour, this new arena production will explore the latest in cutting-edge technology. The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour is a development of the unique and innovative staging of the 2015 tour, featuring multiple performance areas, a state-of-the-art sound system, plus an all new super high-res LED screen nine-times the resolution of the 2015 screen.

See you in the queue on Friday, ladies!


If you spent his Glastonbury set holed up on the sofa wishing you were fortunate enough to experience him in person, your chance is just around the corner because Ed Sheeran has just announced seven Irish concert dates for May 2018.

It has been confirmed that the Thinking Out Loud singer, who teased us with new tour dates yesterday, will take to the stage at Croke Park on May 4 and 5 next year.

Following these sure-to-be epic performances, he will move up to Belfast for a gig at the Boucher Playing Fields on May 9.

Galway will then get a slice of the action as the Suffolk-native moves west to Pearse Stadium on May 12 and 13 before returning to Dublin for two final gigs in the Phoenix Park on May 16 and 18. Whew!

Tickets will be on sale from Saturday July 8 at 9am.


We hate to be the bearer of the bad news, but in a move which is set to devastate countless RHCP fans today, the band have cancelled their Irish dates.

According to emerging reports, the Chilis have been forced to postpone their 3Arena gigs – scheduled for tomorrow and Wednesday – due to illness.

Releasing a statement to alert their fans to the change, the band said: "We are so sorry that we cannot come to Dublin as planned for the next few days."

"Anthony has been fighting off the flu all week and after the show last night it was clear that he has to stop touring and recover, hence the decision to push back the shows to next year."

It has been confirmed that the gigs have been rescheduled, and the band will now take to the Dublin stage on September 20 and 21 next year.

Excuse us while we scream into our pillows.