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Latest U2 Concert
January 28, 2018
U2 make three seperate appearances at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City:
Bono and Edge join Kendrick Lamar during his opening performance.
Then the band give a pre-recorded performance of "Get Out Of Your Own Way" on a barge on the Hudson river overlooking the New York Harbor with the Statue Of Liberty in the background.
Lastly, Bono and Edge end the night by presenting the Album Of The Year award.
Latest U2 Tour News & Rumors
As promised, U2/Live Nation have confirmed dates to bring this year's Experience + Innocence tour to Dublin and Belfast. Just announced are three dates:
Both are the same venues that U2 played in 2015 during the I+E tour.
Public ticket sales will begin this Friday, Feb. 2, at 9:00 AM local time. According to U2.com's tour page, pre-sales will start this Tuesday at 9:00 AM for both Belfast and Dublin. Also note that GA tickets for these three shows will be paperless and only available online or at the box office.
According to U2.com: (all times local to the city)
According to a band source, Verified Fan will not be utilized for the ticket sales of New York City's third show.
The announcement of the Irish shows on the Experience + Innocence European Tour – presumably both Belfast and Dublin — happens tomorrow, Jan. 29, via Ireland's largest independent radio station, Today FM.
DJ Ian Dempsey tweeted an announcement that Irish dates would be revealed on his program, The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show. Dempsey's show is broadcast Monday – Friday from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Fans outside Ireland can listen live online.
The announcement of these dates follows the earlier declaration of additional European dates. These Irish shows are expected to be the final dates of the European leg of the Experience + Innocence tour.
U2 last played indoor shows in Ireland at the 3Arena in Dublin in Nov. 2015. Those were scheduled to be the final shows of the Innocence + Experience tour, but due to the Paris terrorist attack, the rescheduled Paris concerts happened the following month.
Additional nights were added to nine European cities for the Fall 2018 leg of the Experience + Innocence Tour after tickets sold quickly during today's general onsale. The nights added are:
According to Ticketmaster.de, U2.com Experience and Innocence presales for the German shows will take place starting at 10 a.m. Jan. 30 to 5 p.m. Feb.; the Retail presale will be from 10 a.m. Jan. 31 to 5 p.m. Feb. 1; and general onsale will be Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. local. According to Live Nation UK, There appears to be a Live Nation presale for London and Manchester on Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. local. As always, receiving a presale code does not guarantee the purchase of a ticket.
U2 are not nominated for any Grammys this year but have won 22 over the years.
UPDATE: Crains New York has an interesting article about the business side of moving the Grammys to New York City this year, which includes a mention that U2 will play "on a barge in the Hudson River during the telecast." Hmmmmm. (Sounds like the "You're The Best Thing About Me" video, doesn't it?)
Just announced are 13 shows in Europe, beginning August 31 in Berlin. U2 will be playing indoor arenas this year, just as they did in 2015 on the Innocence + Experience tour. The full list of announced shows is as follows:
August 31: Berlin, DE - Mercedes-Benz Arena
Shows in Ireland and Northern Ireland are still being sorted out, as the official announcement says:
Plans are being finalised for some special home shows in Dublin and Belfast (with dates, venues and on-sale details to be announced soon).
Tickets for all announced shows except Copenhagen will go on sale to the general public on January 26; the Copenhagen show goes on sale January 29. Paid U2.com members will have access to pre-sales beginning this Thursday, January 18.
As U2 announced in November, fans in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Italy and Holland who pre-ordered Songs Of Experience before November 30 will have a special pre-sale starting Monday, January 22, where they may be able to buy up to two tickets. (Note: When first announced on November 1, this country list included Ireland and Poland.)
As always, if you have questions about tour dates, ticket pre-sales and such, we highly recommend you read the official U2.com announcements and the Help page:
U2's The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour was the top-grossing tour of 2017, according to the concert industry trade publication Pollstar.
Pollstar says U2's tour brought in $316 million on ticket sales of 2.71 million. That puts U2 slightly ahead of No. 2 Guns 'N Roses, whose tour earned $292.5 million with 2.68 million tickets sold. Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Metallica round out the top five.
The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour included four legs and a total of 51 shows around the world (we include U2's Bonnaroo show in our count; Pollstar doesn't). One show in St. Louis was canceled due to protests in the city that prevented law enforcement officials from being able to work U2's concert.
You can click the image above to see a larger version with the entire top 20 tours of 2017.
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