U2 TICKET MYSTERY

Tickets for 2005 dates are put on sale, then removed...

U2 representatives have taken action to stop an internet shop selling tickets for a tour the band claim is not happening.

Earlier this week it was possible to buy tickets online for huge stadium shows in Dublin (Croke Park, June 26-27), London (Twickenham Park, July 2) and Paris’ Stade De France (early July, 2005).

However, the tickets – which ranged in price from £125 to £295, were removed when the site received a “letter” refuting the dates.

John Giddings, the band’s live booker, told NME.COM that the band had not confirmed anything.

“There have been no decisions taken,” he said. “There are no venues confirmed, there are no ticket prices confirmed.”

Giddings said “every venue in the world” was being looked at for an upcoming tour, but could not say when an announcement would be made about that tour. He also said he would be “very surprised” if ticket prices were as high as those advertised on the website.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the online agency said the dates had been confirmed to them, but after receiving a “letter” they had withdrawn the tickets from sale.

Rumours of U2 shows in Croke Park, Dublin, have been circulating for several months.