U2 show to go ahead as scheduled after family bereavement

U2 show to go ahead as scheduled after family bereavement

The opening night of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour will go ahead as scheduled this Thursday night in Vancouver despite the death of Larry Mullen’s Father.

U2 show to go ahead as scheduled after family bereavement

Larry Mullen senior, 92, passed away at Bons Secours Hospital on Sunday - just days before the band were due to set to begin their first world tour in four years.

U2 show to go ahead as scheduled after family bereavement

It is thought that Mr Mullen's funeral will take place in Dublin either tomorrow or Thursday morning, prompting speculation that the opening night of their tour would be cancelled.

It has now been revealed the band will attend the funeral and then travel to Vancouver by private jet just in time for the gig.

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The Dublin native’s passing was confirmed by a death notice on RIP.ie which thanked medical staff for their care.

“In his 92nd year. In the loving care of the staff and doctors of the Bons Secours Hospital. Loving husband of the late Maureen and loving father of the late Mary,” it read.

“Sadly missed by his beloved wife Alice, loving children Cecilia and Larry Jnr, Larry’s partner Ann, grandchildren Becky, Sam, Elvis, Ava and Ezra, sisters Breda, Joan, Kit and Nora, extended family and friends.”

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