Thursday 23 November 2017

Tickets for U2 Croke Park show start at €39 but majority of fans will pay much more

U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ sold more than 25 million copies. Photo: REUTERS
U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ sold more than 25 million copies. Photo: REUTERS

Eugene Masterson

U2 may be advertising tickets for their much anticipated Croke Park show this July as starting at a bargain €39 but the vast majority of them will in fact be going on sale for €76.

Advertisements taken out for their 30th anniversary Joshua Tree concert at the Dublin stadium on Saturday July 22 state that tickets begin at €39.05.

U2
U2

This compares to tickets for Phil Collins at the Aviva stadium on Sunday June 25 starting at a minimum of €89.50, including booking fee.

But the bargain €39.05 tickets for the U2 show (which includes booking fee) are for the upper part of the Davin stand and some upper parts of the Cusack and Hogan stand, which will give restricted views of the stage.

Tickets for the lower Davin stand will be €76.

And all pitch tickets will also be €76.

But tickets for other parts of the Cusack and Hogan stands range up to a price of €186 for lower tiers, and €110 for upper tiers.

All ticket prices from €76 to €186 do not include an agent fee of €3.30 a ticket, meaning the average €76 ticket will in fact cost €79.30.

Tickets for the U2 show will go on sale at 9am on Monday morning and are expected to sell out.

U2 are likely to announce a second show for that weekend, more than likely for Sunday, July 23.

Croke Park already has one sold out concert this year, Coldplay, on Saturday, July 8. It sold out in minutes and the band could not technically add a second date due to tour commitments elsewhere.

Croke Park is only allowed three shows a year, due to Dublin City Council planning regulations and an agreement between owners, the GAA and local residents.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds has been announced as the support act for U2’s Croke Park show.

U2 played at Croke Park on June 27 and 28, 1987 as part of the Joshua Tree tour. They first played the stadium in 1985, during the War tour.

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