June 9 [16:00 EDT] -- While U2 travels the globe with its PopMart spectacle, fans in the band's hometown of Dublin, Ireland may not get to see it.
Reuters news service reports that while the band had planned to visit the city on August 30, organizers have canceled the show citing rising costs.
Jim Aiken, the man behind the planned show at Dublin's Phoenix Park, told Reuters that organizing the show would cost $3.2 million before shelling out the band's earnings. The concert would be the bandís first in Dublin since it played there five years ago while on its Zoo-TV tour.
The report comes just as the PopMart tour passed the 2 million mark in worldwide ticket sales. The band's three sold-out shows at New Jersey's Giants Stadium last week put the band over the sales milestone.
While Dubliners reportedly won't get to see U2, plenty of folks in North America still have a shot at catching the band. Here's where they'll be before launching the European leg of
- 6/12 - Winnipeg, MAN @ Winnipeg Stadium
- 6/14 - Edmonton, ALB @ Commonwealth Stadium
- 6/15 - Edmonton, ALB @ Commonwealth Stadium
- 6/18 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Stadium
- 6/19 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Stadium
- 6/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Mem. Coliseum
- 6/25 - Madison, WI @ Camp Randall Stadium
- 6/27 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field Stadium
- 6/28 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field Stadium
- 6/29 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field Stadium
- 7/1 - Foxboro, MA @ Foxboro Stadium
- 7/2 - Foxboro, MA @ Foxboro Stadium