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U2 announce second concert in Singapore

Tickets have sold well for U2's debut concert in Singapore—so well, in fact, that the band have announced a second show.

U2's second concert in Singapore will take place on 1 December 2019 at the National Stadium. Our database listing for this concert is here.

Presales for U2.com subscribers will commence tomorrow, Friday 21 June, at 1pm local time. The public sale begins at 10am local time on Monday 24 June.

It is possible that the demand in Singapore has exceeded expectations substantially. At the moment, the blurb on U2.com's homepage linking to the announcement refers to "massive ticket demand"; the article itself describes an "overwhelming response". U2.com has used similar language before but in this instance it seems especially strong. Our friends at U2songs reported a few days ago that one of their sources, who has been extremely reliable, did not anticipate a second night in Singapore.

The official announcement states that this is Singapore's "second and final" show, but it makes no mention of the tour leg as a whole. It is possible more shows are yet to be announced. U2songs writes that second shows in Melbourne and Seoul are both possibilities. Seated tickets in Seoul sold fast, but GA tickets have moved much more slowly. It is questionable whether a second show will be added there.

Melbourne, we hope, will get a second show. There is a gap for it in the itinerary: U2 these days normally work on a pattern of 2 nights on, 2 nights off, and at the moment they have 1 on and 3 off between Melbourne and Adelaide (there is no room to add shows after Brisbane, Adelaide, or Perth without breaking this pattern). Melbourne tickets sold quickly, and even when the show was not listed as "sold out", it had fewer tickets available than the ostensibly sold-out Auckland, at which point a second night in Auckland was added.

Melbourne has always had multiple shows on U2 tours of Australia with the exception of the notably poor-selling Popmart Tour in 1998, when no Australian city got a second night. That show was also at the old Waverley Park, a larger venue than today's Docklands Stadium, so no wonder a second show did not happen in 1998. U2songs states that there has been an unspecified "logistical issue" with Melbourne's first show that should be resolved during this week. That concert is now fully sold out, so if a second night is coming, an announcement is hopefully not far away.

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