Iconic Irish rockers U2 will play 'special' homecoming gigs this year.

The band have confirmed they will kick of the European leg of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour on August 31st.

‘U2 coming through… U2 coming through…’ eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour heading to Europe in August, September & October. Tickets from Jan 26th, subscriber presales from Thursday 18th.  #U2eiTour #U2SongsofExperience https://t.co/bMjdETEQ7m pic.twitter.com/U6Xpd2T0uV

— U2 (@U2) January 16, 2018

The tour, a sequel to the 2015 jaunt of the same name, will hit Dublin and Belfast, along with venues in Germany, Portugal, Spain, the UK, and France.

Dates and venues have been announced for most major European cities, while plans for the Irish 'homecoming' gigs are still being finalized.

The tour, which was named as the number one concert of 2015 by The New York Times, will also tour the US beginning on May 2nd. It will kick off in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the BOK Centre.

'I can sing it to you all night all night/If I could I’d make it alright alright …’ Get Out Of Your Own Way, the totally spaced out version. #U2SongsofExperience #U2 pic.twitter.com/VSh2jORJbp

— U2 (@U2) January 9, 2018

The new tour, following the release of the chart-topping Songs of Experience, a companion piece to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, is a sequel to the 2015 tour, named #1 concert of 2015 by The New York Times.

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U2.com subscribers will be given first access for a pre-sale beginning Thursday January 18th at 10am.