It's a beautiful day as U2 confirm six Irish gigs in November

It’s a beautiful day for sure when tickets which aren’t even on sale yet for U2’s Irish concerts are already fetching €1000 online for all the group’s Dublin shows at the 3Arena.

Pop star, Bono, simply couldn't have a European Tour without Ireland being part of it

Pop star, Bono, simply couldn't have a U2 European Tour without Ireland being part of it Image by xrayspx / CC BY-SA 2.0

Such is the anticipation over the upcoming series of shows that fans apparently can’t get their hands on tickets quickly enough.

The Edge and Bono perform in America

The Edge and Bono perform in America Image by Steve Jurvetson / CC BY 2.0

The Journal.ie reports that Ticketmaster-owned resale site Seatwave is acting as a marketplace for fans to buy or sell online with the demand ultimately deciding the ticket price.

U2’s shows have a variety of prices from €499 to €99.98 while some are listed at €850.

What’s not clear is if these tickets have been placed on sale by fans who bought tickets through presale or if it is people out to make a quick buck by securing a ticket which they will then sell on.

The Daily Star reports that on top of the four Dublin dates, a further two have been pencilled in for Belfast's SSE Arena as well.

Given that it is the first time U2 will perform songs from their most recent album 'Songs of Innocence' in Ireland, the gigs are expected to sell out in record time. The tickets are due to go on sale at 9am on Monday and the elaborate show has fans clamouring for tickets.

Both Bono and The Edge said the hard part was finding venues that could accommodate their new show.

The legendary band’s European tour was due to finish in Paris on November 15 but that has been extended because of the members’ insistence on playing in Ireland.

'We have to bring the tour home,' said Bono.

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