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U2 have announced a huge UK date – here’s how to get tickets

Let’s face it, tickets aren’t going to hang around for long.

U2 playing a London headline show joined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is a huge deal. The international superstars will be appearing at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 8 July 2017, celebrating 30 years of the iconic Joshua Tree.

Released back in 1987, it was the band’s fifth studio album and features some of their most well-known hits including I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and With Or Without You.

So with tickets expected to go quickly, here’s how to improve your chances of getting your hands on them.

So what’s happening?

U2, that’s what. They’re playing Twickenham Stadium on the 8 July 2017 with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets go on general sale at 9:00 on Monday 16 January 2017 here. Definitely bookmark this link. Subscribers will get early access to a presale too. More details on that next.

How does the pre-sale work?

Longstanding subscribers can get access from 9:00 on Wednesday 11 January. You can also get access from 9:00 on Thursday by subscribing to U2.com today. Details are available through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are priced at £35, £70, £100 and £170. This is the face value cost, and are as ever subject to change. A service charge will also be added on each purchase.

Grab the Ticketmaster app.

U2 tickets will be available through the Ticketmaster app. Often the fastest way to get tickets, you can store your personal and payment details for speedy one-click purchasing, and scan your card directly into the app. Perfect! For more information, and to download the app, head here.

Open your account and log in now.

Get the details out of the way before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later on. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and log in to your account to get started.

Don’t refresh your screen.

Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game.

Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale.

Keep up-to-date with the latest ticket news on Twitter. If anything changes with these U2 tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it.

We send real time updates as the general sales happens, including any (unlikely) technical difficulties that might occur and alerts on when new tickets become available. When we have popular shows come on sale, we try our very best behind the scenes to secure as many tickets for you as possible and here’s where you’ll know if we’ve been successful.

General tickets will be available from at 9:00 on Monday 16 January 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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