U2 are planning a surprise appearance at the new O2 arena – as a support act.
The band were approached by owner Harry Crosbie about staging a full show at the venue.
But the Irish Daily Mirror can exclusively reveal they are planning a series of live shows at Croke Park instead.
However, as Bono and Co are desperate to be one of the first acts to experience the new venue they are in talks with chart-topping band the Kings Of Leon to appear as their support act at their December 19 show. It would be the first time in 25 years the legendary group have supported anyone.
A source close to U2 revealed last night: “There have been serious talks about this happening. The plan was for the Kings Of Leon to announce they would be joined by a special support act in the run up to the gig. Then before the show Bono and the boys would storm onto stage and perform material from their new album.
“They would then rejoin the Kings Of Leon during the show.
“It will be a monumental rock moment and certainly one of the most unexpected things the band have ever done.”
BONO was booed and heckled at the MTV Europe Awards after he suggested that The Beatles were Irish.
He told a packed crowd in Liverpool: “If it wasn’t for the Irish potato famine, John, George, Paul and Ringo would have come from Dublin.” Bono made the remarks while presenting a lifetime achievement award to Paul McCartney.
One fan said: “There were shouts that Bono should “go f*** himself.”
News Source: The Mirror