U2 World Tour Unveiled

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1.5.01 - dotmusic

U2's imminent world tour will feature around 80 dates, culminating with an 80,000 show at Slane Castle, Ireland, dotmusic can exclusively reveal.

We have received unconfirmed reports that the dates, which are set to be announced officially next week, will begin on March 24th at the Miami Arena, Miami, USA.

The band will play almost exclusively 'intimate' arena shows, with the American leg running from the first Miami date to shows in New York City and New Jersey in late June.

According to reports on some unofficial U2 sites, the band will play a number of gigs at Earl's Court in London, and a handful in France on July 17 and 18.

The strategy of the tour - which will be preceded by a few weeks rehearsing in Miami - mirrors the pattern of the band's Zoo TV indoor tour in 1992, which began in Miami, ran through the US, before venturing onto Earl's Court and beyond.

The rest of the world tour remains unclear, though the band are believed to have confirmed an August 25th show at Slane Castle, Ireland.

The venue, which is where the band recorded much of the 'Unforgettable Fire' album, will host up to 80,000 people, in the grounds of the stately home, which belongs to Lord Henry Mountcharles.

A spokeswoman for the band was today unable to confirm the exact details of the tour and said an official announcement would be made in the next seven days.

For more information on these dates go to www.u2tour.com

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