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RUMORS: U2 live announcement Jan. 9, L.A. show May 20

@U2, January 03, 2017
By: Matt McGee

 

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Although not official, @U2 has been tipped by a reliable source that U2 and Live Nation are planning a major live announcement next Monday, January 9. This is in line with a recent rumor from U2Chile.net also suggesting a January 9th announcement.

Further, our source says one of the shows to be announced will happen on May 20, 2017, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. This will be one of the "special shows" for the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree that Bono revealed in U2's Christmas day video. Tickets are expected to go on sale for this show on Tuesday, January 17. There may be (and likely are) additional shows to be announced next week, but our source didn't share information on those.

As always, these are just rumors for now and could be totally inaccurate. That said, our source is someone who shared four tips with us during the Innocence + Experience tour and was correct every time. Still, no one should be booking hotels, air travel, etc., until an official announcement is made. As with U2 or any artist, plans are always subject to change.

We've reached out to our contacts at U2's public relations team and will update this post if we get confirmation or learn anything new.

UPDATE: We incorrectly referred to January 17 as a Monday. The article has been corrected.

UPDATE, Jan. 4: Our same source is indicating that a second show at the Rose Bowl could be added on May 21. That fits this report from the Riverside Press-Enterprise, which says that stadium officials gave their approval last month for a two-day concert event on May 20-21.

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