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U2 will tour Aus­tralia in De­cem­ber - in four cities - in­clud­ing two shows in Syd­ney with a one-event ex­ten­sion to Auck­land, New Zealand.

Dates for Asia and Aus­tralia haven’t been of­fi­cially re­leased, but it’s un­der­stood that the tour rout­ing has been fi­nal­ized.

News of a U2 tour Aus­tralia and Asia in 2019 be­gan af­ter the Ex­pe­ri­ence and In­no­cence tour when the tour crew were told to keep their sched­ules open for Novem­ber/De­cem­ber.

Asia and Aus­tralia had a con­firmed U2 Tour pulled in 2006, and fans had to wait for the band to resched­ule a tour, which even­tu­ally hap­pened with a linked-in fi­nal show in Hawaii.

What is cer­tain is that Syd­ney won’t be the first stop for U2 in Aus­tralia, nor will the har­bour gate­way city be the last.

U2 (and other ma­jor bands) venue dates can change up un­til the day be­fore the fi­nal, de­fin­i­tive tour an­nounce­ment.

Lat­est info cir­cu­lat­ing is that U2 how was be­ing “squeezed” into NZ for Novem­ber 8.

Tour busi­ness crunch­ers were re­port­edly look­ing to in­clude ad­di­tional Aus­tralia cities at the end of the soon-to-be-con­firmed plans that could in­clude a fi­nal Asian show with the band stop­ping-over at ei­ther Sin­ga­pore, Bangkok or Hongkong.

Ru­mours are also cir­cu­lat­ing that Sin­ga­pore “con­nec­tors” were ne­go­ti­at­ing a gala show for on U2 the is­land repub­lic.

If Sin­ga­pore wins the con­tract it is likely to be U-2’s only Asian stop re­gard­less of whether it’s be­fore or af­ter Aus­tralia and New Zealand.

Some com­po­nents of the stage/screen for The Joshua Tree 2017 are re­port­edly in the re­gion and may be used for this tour, but the tour will not be branded the same, and mod­i­fi­ca­tions to the stage are be­ing de­signed.

Mean­while U2 are look­ing to rent four $10,000-a-night man­sions for their up­com­ing Syd­ney, Aus­tralia shows.

The quar­tet – Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clay­ton – are re­port­edly each seek­ing their own pala­tial pad for their stay in the city as part of their ‘Ex­pe­ri­ence + In­no­cence’ tour but the quest is prov­ing dif­fi­cult.

Lo­cat­ing and se­cur­ing huge prop­er­ties for the stars and their fam­i­lies is a hard task.

They are talk­ing $10,000 a night houses, but there isn’t that many of them avail­able.

El­ton John is also strug­gling to find a man­sion of his own to rent in the up­mar­ket sub­urbs of Point Piper or Vau­cluse for his ‘Farewell Yel­low Brick Road’ tour. The 71-year-old star is look­ing for a lux­u­ri­ous home to house him, his hus­band David Fur­nish, 56, their sons, Zachary, eight, and Eli­jah, six and a huge en­tourage in­clud­ing body­guards, nan­nies, chefs, hair­dressers and stylists.

Sir El­ton was re­ported in Lon­don to stat­ing that he wanted to quit tour­ing to spend more time with his chil­dren.

He said he’s been trav­el­ling since he was 17 in a group and then as El­ton.

Sir El­ton John farewell tour will re­tire the singer song­writer from ac­tive tour­ing

U2 com­ing in Syd­ney

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