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UAE organisers said to be in talks to stage U2 gig

Flash Entertainment eyes rock giants after securing Rolling Stones concert this year

UAE organisers said to be in talks to stage U2 gig
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UAE events management firm Flash Entertainment is in talks with promoters for U2 in a bid to stage the Irish band’s first gig in the emirates.

Flash, which are set to stage the Rolling Stones upcoming concert in Abu Dhabi on Friday, are keen to bring Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen to the UAE for their first concert, the company’s CEO said.

“I’ve spoken with the company and the primary person responsible for U2 and they’re very interested in coming here,” John Lickrish was quoted as saying by 7DAYS newspaper.

Lickrish revealed he had previously tried to lure the band to the UAE during their 360 tour, which ran from 2009 to 2011, but the cost of staging it proved too high.

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