Irish dates to (possibly) be announced Wednesday
It's been a long time coming. When the Innocence + Experience Tour was announced in early December 2014, the announcement indicated that special dates in Ireland during late 2015 would soon be revealed. In the subsequent eight months, all we've had to go on are rumours.
However, the Irish Times is now reporting that U2 will be performing in Ireland at the end of November. There have been difficulties adapting the stage to venues in Ireland, but Bono told the Irish Times' reporter Brian Boyd after the second Turin show that the band were insistent a way be found to make the shows happen. Hence it sounds that the staging will be reworked in some capacity.
The shows will take place in late November after the Paris dates. The Irish Times does not have precise details, but they claim an announcement will come on Wednesday.
The tone of the report implies the shows will take place in Dublin, and one recent rumour has claimed as much. However, another new rumour from the Belfast Telegraph suggests the shows may take place in Belfast instead. If this happens, it will be U2's first performance in Northern Ireland since 26 August 1997. If there are only Belfast dates, with no shows in Dublin, it will be the first U2 tour ever with dates in Northern Ireland but not in the Republic of Ireland.