The band announce more 'Elevation' tour dates...

U2 have confirmed details of a comprehensive tour of EUROPE for July.

According to [url=], there are dates to in July yet to be confirmed at Manchester MEN Arena, London Earl’s Court, Zurich Hallenstadion and Lyon Halle Tony Garnier, where they are rumoured to be playing two nights. There are also venues to be added in Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona and Milan.

The dates so far confirmed for the Elevation tour are:

Rotterdam (July 3, 4)

Copenhagen (6,7)

Stockholm (9,10)

Hanover, Preussag Arena (12)

Koeln, Koeln Arena (13)

Munich, Olympiahalle (15)

Paris, Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (17, 18)

Imola (22, 23)

Vienna (25, 26)

Anvers Sportpaleis (August 1)

Dublin Slane Castle (August 25)

An official announcement detailing venues is expected to be announced on March 6, according to fan website [url=]

Bono has revealed that the band are looking towards playing two headlining shows at the 80,000 plus capacity Slane Castle.

Speaking to the Irish Sunday Mirror yesterday (February 11), the singer said that they felt one outdoor extravaganza, confirmed for August 25, was not enough.

“It doesn’t seem right just playing one gig in Ireland,” he said. “We’re thinking, though it’s not allowed, of playing two Slanes. I don’t know [if] that’s ever been allowed and I don’t know who would have to give us permission – probably the good people of Slane.”

Bono added that the thought had arisen because his wife Ali is expecting their fourth child in June, and he doesn’t want to be away on tour too much. However, he concluded that it still may not be possible to add an additional date as “we’ve got a tight tour”.

Robbie Williams, The Verve and REM have all headlined the castle in recent years.