U2’s MASSIVE world tour is coming to Ireland… but Dublin misses out


It's the band's first arena tour in a decade – so understandably passes for U2's Innocence + Experience are the hottest concert tickets to get your hands on this year. 

And while it was rumoured that they would very much be returning to their native city as part of their travels, The Edge has now disappointed fans.

But far from wanting to avoid Dublin, the guitarist has now confirmed that a simple shortage of decant venues means their hands are tied.

"This show is designed for a type of venue and unfortunately there isn't one," he explained.

However, he did hint Northern Ireland's capital might have more luck.

"I think there might be one in the Belfast area so we're looking at that," he also said in conversation with the Press Association.

"But you can't invent a venue. It's either there or it isn't.

"So we're doing a lot of head scratching to see if we can figure out something."


U2 kicked off its Innocence + Experience tour in Canada in May and according to Billboard, its North American leg alone has grossed €68.3m from the 36 sold-out shows.

At the weekend, the boys finally brought their spectacle to Europe, playing Turin in Italy. 

Innocence + Experience, the band's first arena tour since Vertigo took place in 2005/6, has a more intimate feel to U2's 360° staging, a massive stadium tour which was seen by millions around the world from 2009 until 2011.