The Irish rockers to headline London venue for 'multiple nights' next year

[b]U2[/b] are rumoured to be playing a residency of as many as 21 dates at the O2 Arena in 2008.

The Irish rock band, who this week release a 20th anniversary edition of their [b]Joshua Tree[/b] album, are currently in the studio, working on a new album with producer [b]Brian Eno[/b].

According to a report about the 02 Arena as a world-class venue, says that U2 are the latest in a long line of world-class acts queuing up to play the 02 Arena, since it opened in June this year.

After Prince’s 21-date run at the venue in August and September, even Led Zeppelin, are due to play their first gig since their brief set at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995 on December 10, as part of a tribute to [b]Ahmet Ertegun[/b], the late founder of Atlantic Records.

Other huge artists to play the venue in the past six months have included the Rolling Stones‘ with their ‘Bigger Bang’ tour dates, [b]Snow Patrol[/b] and and [b]Barbara Streisand[/b].

We’ll be covering the Zeppelin show here at, and also bring you more news about the U2 dates when they’re confirmed.