U2 STUCK IN A TOUR (THAT THEY CAN’T GET OUT OF)

The band plan to play more 'Elevation' dates in the USA...

U2 are planning to extend their ‘ELEVATION’ tour into the Autumn, with more US dates mooted to follow the upcoming European shows.

“There is a distinct possibility we will be back here [US] in the fall,” U2 manager Paul McGuinness told Billboard. “We are in discussions at the moment, but I think the chances are pretty good.”

After the band finish the current North American leg in New Jersey on June 22, they will begin dates on mainland Europe before rolling into the UK for a host of sold out shows, starting in Manchester on August 11.

Following four shows at London’s Earl’s Court, the band decamp to Ireland for their only outdoor show of the tour – an 80,000 capacity homecoming in Slane Castle, just outside of Dublin on August 25. Negotiations are ongoing with local council leaders and residents to try and pass legislation to allow the band play an unprecedented second Slane show the following week (September 1).

Meanwhile, U2 release new single ‘Elevation’, featured on the soundtrack to the forthcoming ‘Tomb Raider’ film, on July 23.

The full dates for the UK tour are as follows:

Manchester Evening News Arena (August 11, 12)

Birmingham NEC (13, 14)

London Earl’s Court (18, 19, 21, 22).

Tickets are priced at £32.50 and £40 for the Birmingham and Manchester dates, and £37.50 and £45 for Earl’s Court.

The band kick off the ‘Elevation’ tour in Miami on March 24.