The band that once invaded Apple users’ iTunes libraries are now set to invade a Canadian arena. According to employees at Place Bell in Laval, QC, U2 have selected the venue as their rehearsal space.
The band, venue and promoters have yet to confirm the rumours, but several employees at Place Bell have told the Canadian Press that Irish rockers are indeed practising at the Laval venue.
Some reports from Twitter point out that an Upstaging truck was spotted on the premises of Place Bell; the company has previously provided transportation and lighting services to U2 on past tours.
Not much activity at Place Bell in Laval, a newly rumoured location of the #U2eiTour rehearsals (see earlier tweet) but there is an Upstaging truck on site, the transportation and lighting company that has worked with past U2 tours. Photo thanks to @TalieU2 pic.twitter.com/Bu34W9gM0x
— u2songs .com (@u2songs) April 7, 2018
— MarieFranceRemillard (@MFRemillard) April 10, 2018
The group notably rehearsed in Vancouver during the lead-up to last year’s tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree.
Bono and co. are currently in the midst of preparations for their “eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour,” which begins on May 2 in Tulsa, OK. Included on the upcoming jaunt are back-to-back shows at Bell Centre in Montreal on June 5 and 6.
U2’s most recent studio album arrived last