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U2 dates sell out, smashing box office records

(RTE.ie) -- U2 have broken all box office records in Ireland, with 160,000 tickets for their Dublin shows in June selling out in 50 minutes this morning.

Promoters MCD have confirmed that a third concert will not be taking place.

Tickets for the concerts at Croke Park on 24 and 25 June went on sale this morning at 8am, with lengthy queues having already formed at outlets days in advance.

It was reported that credit card phone lines were also jammed.

In the West and Midlands thousands of fans queued outside record stores throughout the night in the hope of getting tickets.

In Ballinasloe record store owner Sean Fletcher said there had been an incredible carnival like atmosphere throughout the night.

About 1,500 fans had joined the queue by the time the tickets went on sale. The first 20 fans were given six tickets each.

There were also huge queues in Galway City, Loughrea, Athlone and Ballina.

U2 begin their world tour in San Diego on 28 March.

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