Bono has confirmed that U2 will be playing “Innocence and Experience” shows in Ireland at the end of November.
“We are coming home... it was really hard to figure out a way of doing it, but we just had to make it happen,” he told The Irish Times after coming off stage on Saturday night in Turin following the band’s second show in the city.
The city or cities they will play in, the exact dates and venue names will be made public soon as well as information about ticketing for the shows.
The difficulty for the band in playing Ireland was that the stage configuration of the current tour is simply too big to fit into any Irish venue.
“We found a way to reformat the show, to literally rebuild it for the Irish shows,” says Bono.
“It got to the stage where we just had to tell our people “You have to make this happen, you have to make this work, this is where we are from and we have to bring the tour home.”
“I am so happy we are bringing this home,” adds Bono. “These Irish shows will be like an Irish wedding. It is always tricky planning a wedding – who sits besides who could ruin it!”