After a lot of toing and froing Ireland has announced something pretty big when it comes to rock n roll history. Dublin City Council has, after lots of negotiation, approved the erecting of a U2 Visitor Center/Museum that is projected to attract more than 390,000 fans annually.
The confirmation came from RTÉ and The Irish Independent, who have explained that the deal has been struck and that the location will be at Grand Canal Quay on the south side of Dublin. It will feature tourist information, as well as exhibits showing the Irish rock gods’ history.
As well as the history of U2 the exhibits will apparently a recreation of Larry Mullen Jr.’s childhood homes kitchen. The very same kitchen that served as the first meeting place for U2 when they formed the band back in 1976.
As of now the proposed site of the visitor center/museum is occupied as the home of U2’s primary recording studio, which as you can imagine is now set to all receive upgrades during the construction of the new visitor center. It’s not yet known if U2 will continue to record at the studio for future projects or if it will now become one of the tours main exhibits. Can you imagine walking in during one of the bands recording sessions? Now that would be a tour and a half.