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A beautiful day for U2 fans who snapped up tickets for SSE Arena Belfast gigs

By Claire Williamson

It's a beautiful day for U2 fans lucky enough to get their hands on coveted tickets for when the rockers take to the stage in Belfast.

Die-hard fans braved the cold over night to be first in line when the tickets went on sale at 9am this morning at the SSE Arena Belfast.

The Irish rockers will take the newly re-branded SSE Arena in Belfast by storm on November 18 and 19 marking the end of their Innocence and Experience Tour.

And fans who have snapped up tickets have been left elevated as it's the first time Bono and the gang have played Belfast in 18 years.

Die-hard fans queued over night to ensure their place at the gig in the SSE Arena to hear hits such as With or With You,  I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, One and Where The Streets Have No Name.

But as they filtered through to get their tickets there were bacon butties and tea and coffee on hand to keep them fuelled the last part of the marathon wait.

The first members of the public to get their tickets was Stephen McCormick from Downpatrick and Tony Breen from Armoy who arrived at 4pm on Sunday.

Tickets for the Belfast and Dublin shows were limited to two per transaction and were priced at between £30 and £165 for Belfast fans.

The Irish rockers will have their homecoming on November 23-28 when they play Dublin.

Further reading:

Sold-out gigs mean some U2 fans still have not found what they are looking for

U2 fans in sit-out left confused over tickets for Belfast gigs

Rip-off claims over U2 Belfast gigs costing over a third more than band's shows in Dublin 

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