SLANE TO THE RHYTHM

Bono insists that, despite their self-imposed 'no outdoor gigs' intentions, they'd play Slane Castle...

U2‘s Bono has said that the band intend playing the SLANE CASTLE outdoor one-dayer next year – and will make it their last major-scale outdoor show.

“There is one place the band will make an outdoor exception for a gig,” the band’s frontman told reporters prior to this week’s (September 27) performance from the roof of a Dublin hotel, “and it is in Slane – if it can be arranged.”

Slane is Ireland‘s biggest annual festival, held every August in front of over 80,000 fans just outside of U2’s Dublin hometown.

Earlier this week, U2’s manager Paul McGuinness revealed that they planned to resist the pull of stadiums and instead play smaller indoor venues on the upcoming world tour. The tour kicks off in Miami in March.

Meanwhile, you can hear guitarist The Edge talk through elements of forthcoming new album ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ on [url=]u2.com this afternoon (September 29). While visiting the site, you can also listen to clips from ‘When I Look At The World’ and ‘Grace’, two further tracks from the album following the earlier posting of ‘Beautiful Day’ and ‘Elevation’.

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