If all goes to plan, U2 fans are in for a great year in 2017. According to sources at Billboard, the famed rockers have some major tour dates in the works for next year, as part of a major year-long 30th anniversary celebration of their renowned 1987 release, The Joshua Tree. The report indicates that U2 will be hitting stadiums as well as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival as part of these plans.Though the dates have yet to be confirmed, some details have emerged from source reports. Two shows of the tour will be at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and the headlining set at Bonnaroo has long been rumored among the festival’s fanbase. The rest remains unreported, though will probably see U2 traverse most of America and Europe for the celebration.The band did release a Merry Christmas video, which supports all of these reports into U2’s future plans. The video also confirms that the band has a new album due out in 2017 as well, though the release remains untitled. Watch below.
Meanwhile former Tipp keeper Paul Fitzgerald says Tipp will need all players to perform at their best in Semple Stadium on Sunday if they’re to challenge the Munster and All Ireland champions.Throw-in is at 3.30 and the game will be broadcast live here in Tipp FM in association with O’Donovan Marquees, Birdhill. It’s now believed Kieran O’Leary has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. The Dr. Crokes forward will likely miss the entire Championship campaign after suffering the injury while playing a challenge match in Portugal.Paul Murphy is out of Sunday’s provincial semi-final with Tipp after suffering a shoulder injury.