Music boss hints at bringing mega U2 gig to Abu Dhabi

Flash Entertainment CEO admits to talks with Irish rockers

Music boss hints at bringing mega U2 gig to Abu Dhabi

Music fans in Abu Dhabi could be in for an absolute treat if Flash Entertainment get their way.

The firm’s CEO John Lickrish has revealed he has been trying to bring Irish rocker U2 to the UAE capital.

He admitted there have been talks in the past with the With Or Without You hitmakers, but they are still trying to find a solution.

In an interview with our sister title, Arabian Business, he said: “There's always a space for U2. “[Lead singer] Bono has been down here to hang out and say hello to everyone in Abu Dhabi. “We've had numerous discussions with their management and touring company, so it's just a matter of it fitting in.

“I'd love to have them here. It was just logistics that stopped them in the past.”

It would be a massive coup to bring U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour to the UAE and it would surely be one of the biggest gigs the country has ever seen.

Most music fans will be familiar with hits such as One, Beautiful Day, Where The Streets Have No Name and Vertigo.

With 14 studio albums and more than 170million record sales worldwide, the Dublin-born stars are undoubtedly one of the biggest acts on the world stage.

Flash Entertainment, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, has a proud history of bringing world-renowned talent to the UAE.

The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Who, Rihanna and Justin Timberlake have all played in Abu Dhabi at Yas Arena and Zayed Sports City Stadium, with attendances reaching 30,000.

If you don't feel like waiting around for U2 to visit, you can check out tribute band The Joshua Tree at McGettigan's Abu Dhabi this week.

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