Bono and the lads get awful stick from us Irish. We want to see our fellow Irishmen do well but not too well. So a band who were born and bred in our fair city that have managed to become one of the biggest rock bands of all time, and globally recognised philanthropists, rarely get the credit they're due from us. That's about to change.
A four storey museum is in the advanced stages of planning according to the Irish Times. The museum will be in the Docklands on the site of the studio that U2 have recorded in for over two decades. The museum was in the works before the recession but was stalled when the Celtic Tiger ended abruptly.
The planning permission is not approved yet but An Bord Pleanála have recognised the importance of the studios saying they “were part of the cultural heritage of the area and should be celebrated with new innovative tourism offering”.
U2 have a massive global following. Their current tour features over 50 shows worldwide. Fans all over the world will no doubt be adding the museum to their bucket lists boosting tourism in our city.
Life goes on for the lads while their museum is coming together. The Edge celebrated his daughter, Arran's, wedding in the South of France last week. He will be back globetrotting soon as the next stop on the Joshua Tree tour is in Detroit on September 3rd.