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samedi 25 septembre 2004 / par Dom

by Neil Cotter

Source : The Mirror

U2 are poised to make a sensational return to Croke Park next summer - if Bono gets his way.

The Irish superstars want to rock the revamped Dublin venue 18 years after they last visited during the Joshua Tree Tour.

Frontman Bono, speaking at the Chilean Ambassador’s residence in Dublin after being presented with two prestigious awards yesterday, admitted he would rather play at the GAA headquarters than anywhere else in the world.

He explained : "It is where we should be. To play there would be incredible. We are looking into it.

"Men are climbing those walls as we speak trying to figure out if they can put a stage in there."

The band has been in secret talks with Croker chiefs about a one-off summer gig at the 79,500-seater stadium since June.

Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton have already pencilled in a May date for the Irish leg of their World Tour. However, until yesterday it was unclear where the gig would likely be held.

U2 played two Croke Park concerts on front of 120,000 fans in 1987 - gigs Bono still considers high points of his career.

The 42-year-old was awarded the Pablo Neruda Medals of Honour for his contribution to music and humanitarian causes. He added : "This is special."

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