They're going to outdo Prince's run of 21 shows...
Scott Colothan

09:24 31st January 2008

U2 are reportedly set to sign up for a record run of gigs at the O2 Arena this autumn.

It’s thought that the Irish rockers, who are currently promoting their film U23D, will outdo Prince’s run of 21 gigs with an even longer residency at the most popular music venue on planet earth.

Rumours have been rife for months that the band will play the O2 Arena, but now their manager Paul McGuiness has added fuel to the speculation.

He tells The Sun: “It’s got great potential for U2 and because it’s undercover you can do a run of shows in the autumn.”

A new U2 album is expected to be released later this year and could coincide with the residency.