U2 announce concerts in Belfast and Dublin for 2018; add extra Copenhagen date
The first show will take place on 27 October in Northern Ireland at Belfast's SSE Arena.
The other two shows will be in the Republic of Ireland at Dublin's 3Arena on 5 and 6 November.
A presale for U2.com subscribers commences very shortly—9am on Tuesday 29 January. Check your email for details if you're a subscriber. There is a two-ticket limit per subscriber. The public ticket sale will begin on Friday, 2 February, which has a four-ticket limit.
These are the same Irish venues that U2 visited on their European tour of 2015. The gap of three years between shows in Northern Ireland is remarkable—it is the shortest gap between concerts there since 1982. They performed at least annually in the North from 1979 to 1982, but since then have only visited in 1987, 1997, and 2015.
Moving away from Ireland, the first Copenhagen show went on sale today and sold very quickly. A second date has been added, on 30 September. Check the local ticket seller for public sale details, and U2.com subscribers should check their emails for presale information.
This means that every European city now has two gigs, except the just-announced visit to Belfast (see news on other extra dates here). And there is plenty of room to add a second show in Belfast; rumours also suggest Dublin will get at least four shows. Gaps in the tour schedule also imply that Paris is a good chance at getting a fourth show, and that Madrid and Milan could get third and fourth shows. We will have to wait and see.