July 29 [7:55 EDT] -- U2's attempts to come home have hit another stumbling block.
Reuters news service reports that Ireland's High Court has voted to block the band's two scheduled homecoming concerts because of existing planning laws.
The move reportedly puts the brakes on two shows slated for August 30 and 31 at the Irish Rugby Football Grounds' Lansdowne Stadium in Dublin. However, the court also opened the door for an appeal to the Supreme Court by granting a stay of the order until Wednesday.
Reuters notes that more than $2.9 million worth of tickets have already been sold for the two shows.
Right now, U2's PopMart tour is rolling through Germany, and will visit Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and the U.K. before returning to the Americas this fall. When Bono and the gang return to this side of the Atlantic, here's where Pollstar says they'll be:
- 10/26 - Toronto, ONT @ Toronto Skydome
- Toronto, ONT @ Toronto Skydome
- 10/29 - Minneapolis, MN @ HHH Metrodome
- 10/31 - Pontiac, MI @ Pontiac Silverdome
- 11/2 - Montreal, QUE @ Olympic Stadium
- 11/8 - St. Louis, MO @ Trans World Dome
- 11/10 - Tampa, FL @ Tampa Stadium
- 11/12 - Jacksonville, FL @ Municipal Stadium
- 11/14 - Miami, FL @ Pro Player Stadium
- 11/21 - New Orleans, LA @ Louisiana Superdome
- 11/23 - San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
- 11/26 - Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
- 11/28 - Houston, TX @ Astrodome U.S.A.
- 12/2 - Mexico City, MEX @ Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez
- 12/3 - Mexico City, MEX @ Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez
- 12/9 - Vancouver, BC @ B.C. Place Stadium
- 12/12 - Seattle, WA @ Kingdome