Hitting back at anyone who criticized the unconventional release of their latest album, U2 have announced their fifth date at London's O2 Arena. Full tour dates and ticket details are below.
Despite the huge amount of attention that Songs Of Innocence attracted - including criticism from everyone from Pink Floyd to Noel Gallagher - U2's capabalities as a truly stadium size rock band are not to be sniffed at.
As such, even the worst concert poster of recent times [pictured above] couldn't stop the band announcing a fifth night at London's O2 Arena on 2 November.
Tickets for the new London show are on sale at 9am on 6 February. Along with five nights in London, U2 will play two at Glasgow's SSE Hydro. For tickets and more information, click here.
The tour dates are as follows:
Sun October 25 2015 - London O2 Arena
Mon October 26 2015 - London O2 Arena
Thu October 29 2015 - London O2 Arena
Fri October 30 2015 - London O2 Arena
Mon November 02 2015 - London O2 Arena
Fri November 06 2015 - Glasgow SSE Hydro
Sat November 07 2015 - Glasgow SSE Hydro
Writing at the end of last year, Bono declared "Our album was to be like a bottle of milk dropped at the door of anyone interested in music and iTunes. As I understand it, the journey from the front door to the fridge and into what to some people felt was their bowl of cereal has something to do with a switch called 'automatic download' — if you turn it on, you sign up for being pushed stuff.
That's about it...no flagrant abuse of human rights, but very annoying to people who a) like being annoyed, and/or b) felt it was like someone robbing their phone in the pub and taking a couple of photos before leaving it back on the table... some kind of breach of privacy which was really not intended. I empathise with the b)'s, but for the a)'s I've started referring them to the philosopher Jimmy Kimmel."