U2 will finish their European tour with six homecoming concerts in Ireland, the band has announced.

Despite doubts over the suitability of venues for their Innocence + Experience shows, the musicians have revealed two dates in Belfast and four in Dublin.

The band will play in the SSE Arena in Belfast on 18 and 19 November before four nights at the 3Arena in Dublin on the 23, 24, 27 and 28 November. 

Tickets for the shows go on sale at 9am on 14 September and will be limited to two per purchaser. They are priced at from £30 to £165 for Belfast, and from €30 to €185 for Dublin.

"It is the first time the band will perform songs from their recent album Songs of Innocence to a home crowd," a U2 spokeswoman said.

The album released last year charts the group's earliest experiences growing up in Dublin influenced by 70s rock, punk and early 80s electronica.

Over the weekend, the band said they were doing everything in their power to take the world tour to Ireland - with The Edge saying not playing to a home crowd would be a "huge disappointment".

The Innocence + Experience tour is only suitable for particular types of venue, the musicians claimed, and fans were concerned its unique set would not fit in any indoor arena south of the Irish border.

In Turin on Saturday, The Edge told the Press Association news agency: "This show is designed for a type of venue and unfortunately there isn't one, certainly in the south. I think there might be one in the Belfast area, so we're looking at that as well.

"But you can't invent a venue. It's either there or it isn't. So, we're doing a lot of head-scratching right now to see if we can figure out something."

The band has just kicked off the European leg of their world tour and will be playing a string of dates at The O2 in London and dates in Glasgow before playing Paris in November.