Monday 23 October 2017

U2 museum dedicated to their 40 year history planned for Dublin's docklands

U2 on stage last month in Croke Park. Photo: Steve Humphreys
U2 on stage last month in Croke Park. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

It looks like U2 will finally get a space in their hometown dedicated to celebrating the band's 40 year history.

A four-story museum is being planned to sit alongside their Hanover Quay studio and The Times reports that the planning application will be lodged in the coming days.

The band has recorded many of its hits of the last 20 years at the studio, having moved from their original Windmill Lane Studio which was bought by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority in 2002.

The iconic studios, where they had recorded some of their earliest albums, were demolished in 2015.

The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, REM, Sinead O'Connor and Elvis Costello had also recorded at Windmill Lane.

The new museum will reportedly house artifacts spanning the band's entire 40 year history.

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