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Tickets for U2 shows 'will not be sold at Ticketmaster outlets'

Published 09/09/2015 | 15:05

U2
Photo credit - Paolo Pellegrin
U2 Photo credit - Paolo Pellegrin

Tickets for U2 shows will not be sold at Ticketmaster outlets, it has been reported.

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Instead, Ticketmaster tickets for the six Irish dates of theiriNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE will only be sold online.

U2
Photo credit - Paolo Pellegrin
U2 Photo credit - Paolo Pellegrin

However, it will be possible to buy physical tickets at the 3Arena and SSE Arena box offices.

The decision on a paperless delivery option is in an attempt to reduce reselling.

In an email today to agents seen by the Irish Times, Ticketmaster said, "This delivery method cannot be accommodated in ticket outlets. As a result, the capacity available to sell at outlets would be greatly reduced. In the interest of public safety, your safety and that of your nearby businesses, it has been decided that it would be unwise to have the public queue in the streets for this reduced number of tickets.”

Ticketmaster went on to state that it remains “committed to our outlet network and I trust you understand the reasons for this decision”, it is reported.

U2
Photo credit - Olaf Heine
U2 Photo credit - Olaf Heine

The iconic band is expected to play Belfast on November 18th and 19th and shows in Dublin on November 23rd, 24th, 27th and 28th.

Tickets for the Irish shows go on sale at 9am on Monday, September 14th, and will be limited to two per purchaser.

Priced start from €30 and range up to €185, plus booking fee.

The last time U2 played in Dublin was at three sold-out shows in Croke Park in 2009
The last time U2 played in Dublin was at three sold-out shows in Croke Park in 2009

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