Following the death of Larry Mullen Jr's father, U2 have confirmed that the opening night of their Innocence + Experience tour will go ahead as scheduled this Thursday night in Vancouver. 

Laurence Joseph Mullen Sr., who was from Artane in North Dublin, passed away at Bons Secours Hospital on Sunday, May 10 aged 92.

It is thought that Mr Mullen Sr's funeral will take place in Dublin either tomorrow or Thursday morning. 

After initial speculation today that U2 would have to cancel the opening night of their first tour in four years, RTÉ TEN has received official confirmation from a U2 spokesperson that the band's Vancouver show will go ahead as planned.  

The band will attend the funeral and then travel to Vancouver by private jet. 

Mr Mullen Sr's passing was confirmed in a death notice posted on It reads: "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.

"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.

"Rest in Peace."

Larry was only son of Laurence Joseph and Maureen (née Gaffney) Mullen. Larry, who is the father of three children, has an older sister, Cecilia, and had a younger sister, Mary, who died in 1993. His mother died in a car accident in 1976.