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Friday 9 December 2016

U2 superfans pull an all-nighter to snap up tickets

U2 fans Patrick Coughlan, Artane and Dave Griffith, Goatstown, queue outside the 3 Arena for tickets for U2's upcoming gigs in the 3 Arena, which go on sale at 9am on Monday morning. Picture:Arthur Carron
U2 fans Patrick Coughlan, Artane and Dave Griffith, Goatstown, queue outside the 3 Arena for tickets for U2's upcoming gigs in the 3 Arena, which go on sale at 9am on Monday morning. Picture:Arthur Carron
U2 fans pictured queuing outside the 3Arena for tickets for upcoming concerts
U2 fans Noel and Shaune (son) OHeaire pictured queuing outside the 3Arena for tickets for upcoming concerts
U2 fans Shane OByrne,Eddie Cullen, Kevin Gavin pictured queuing outside the 3Arena for tickets for upcoming concerts
U2 fan Greg Fitz who has attended 60 gigs pictured queuing outside the 3Arena for tickets for upcoming concerts
U2 fan Karine Maucourt from France pictured queuing outside the 3Arena for tickets for upcoming concerts
U2 fan Andy Coyle pictured in Gibson Hotel pictured queuing outside the 3Arena for tickets for upcoming concerts
U2 fans Betty and George Nagle from Kerry pictured queuing outside the 3Arena for tickets for upcoming concerts
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Hardcore U2 fans camped outside Dublin's 3Arena last night eager to snap up tickets to the band's four Dublin gigs.

The band will conclude the European leg of their Innocence + Experience Tour in Dublin this November.

Tickets for the four concerts go on sale this morning, but queues began to form outside the 3Arena early yesterday evening.

It was a dark and dismal evening, but fans' spirits remained high.

"Meeting new people and chatting about gigs, the night just flies by," said Patrick Coughlan (41) from Artane, Co Dublin.

Dave Griffith, Goatstown (42) - who has been to 20 U2 gigs - has music notation from the song One tattooed on his arm.

"I always loved that song to the point when I was in college and we would go to play pool, they always knew I was in the poolhall because that song was on," he said.

Fans are limited to two tickets per credit card for just one of the Dublin tour dates.

It is the first time the band will perform songs from their Innocence + Experience album to a home crowd and tickets are expected to sell out within a matter of hours.

Released last year, the album charts the group's earliest experiences of growing up in Dublin. The tour has received rave reviews.

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