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U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Announced

Live Nation today announced that U2 will return to select stadiums this year with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album. Each show will include a performance of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, with support from one of a number of  special guests including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers in North America and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Europe.

Released to universal acclaim on March 9th,1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”,”I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree was U2’s first #1 album in the U.S., topping the charts globally including the U.K. and Ireland, selling in excess of 25 million albums worldwide, and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone). Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena dates roll into stadium shows to accommodate escalating demand – setting them on course to become one of the greatest live acts in the world today.  The 12 months that followed saw the band create now-iconic moments: the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning music video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, winning a BRIT Award and two Grammys – including Album of the Year – their first of 22 received to date, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history.

U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and featured iconic artwork which cemented the career of photographer and director Anton Corbijn. Recording took place in Dublinat Windmill Lane Studios and Danesmoate, the house which subsequently became bassist Adam Clayton’s home.

Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years… it’s quite an opera.  A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats… I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them.  I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night — Bono

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will kick off in Vancouver on 12th May for a run of dates across North Americaand Europe, and will include U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer, as well as a hometown show in Dublin’s Croke Park on 22nd July.

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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:             

SUPPORT:

May 12       

Vancouver, BC      

BC Place                    

Mumford & Sons

May 14     

Seattle, WA          

CenturyLink Field       

Mumford & Sons

May 17      

Santa Clara, CA        

Levi’s Stadium         

Mumford & Sons

May 20        

Los Angeles, CA     

Rose Bowl             

The Lumineers

May 24     

Houston, TX       

NRG Stadium             

The Lumineers

May 26  

Dallas, TX          

AT&T Stadium                 

The Lumineers

June 3     

Chicago, IL           

Soldier Field            

The Lumineers

June 7         

Pittsburgh, PA     

Heinz Field             

The Lumineers

June 8-11    

Manchester, TN   

Bonnaroo Festival           

Multi-Artist

June 11     

Miami, FL        

Hard Rock Stadium      

OneRepublic

June 14  

Tampa, FL         

Raymond James Stadium

OneRepublic

June 18   

Philadelphia, PA   

Lincoln Financial Field   

The Lumineers

June 20 

Washington DC      

FedExField                

The Lumineers

June 23      

Toronto, ON        

Rogers Centre             

The Lumineers

June 25        

Boston, MA      

Gillette Stadium         

The Lumineers

June 28     

East Rutherford, NJ  

MetLife Stadium           

The Lumineers

July 1        

Cleveland, OH          

FirstEnergy Stadium       

OneRepublic

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:              

SUPPORT:

July 8       

London, UK       

Twickenham              

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 12     

Berlin, DE       

Olympic Stadium             

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 15       

Rome, IT          

Olympic Stadium          

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 18       

Barcelona, ES       

Olympic Stadium         

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 22         

Dublin, IE           

Croke Park                  

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 25        

Paris, FR          

Stade de France       

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 29      

Amsterdam, NE   

Amsterdam Arena    

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

August 1    

Brussels, BE      

Stade Roi Baudouin         

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 


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