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The Edge and Bono, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Edge and Bono, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

U2 Announce The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

by Paul Cashmere on January 10, 2017

in News

U2 will mark the 30th anniversary of their iconic ‘The Joshua Tree’ album by performing the album on tour from start to finish.

Europe and North America have been promised The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. Australia is once again off the U2 list (for the time being).

‘The Joshua Tree’ was the fifth U2 album and career defining moment for the band. “Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years… it’s quite an operam: Bono said in a statement. “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.”

“It seems like we have come full circle from when The Joshua Tree songs were originally written, with global upheaval, extreme right wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk. To celebrate the album – as the songs seem so relevant and prescient of these times too – we decided to do these shows, it feels right for now. We’re looking forward to it”, added The Edge.

About the album:

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 Dublin at Windmill Lane Studios and Danesmoate, the house which subsequently became bassist Adam Clayton’s home.

Special guests on the tour are Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers in North America and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Europe.

The dates:
05/12 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place (with Mumford & Sons)
05/14 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field (with Mumford & Sons)
05/17 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium (with Mumford & Sons)
05/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl (with The Lumineers)
05/24 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium (with The Lumineers)
05/26 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium (with The Lumineers)
06/03 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with The Lumineers)
06/07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field (with The Lumineers)
06/08-11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
06/11 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium (with OneRepublic)
06/14 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium (with OneRepublic)
06/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field (with The Lumineers)
06/20 – Washington DC – FedExField (with The Lumineers)
06/23 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with The Lumineers)
06/25 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium (with The Lumineers)
06/28 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (with The Lumineers)
07/01 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium (with OneRepublic)
07/08 – London, UK – Twickenham (with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
07/12 – Berlin, DE – Olympic Stadium (with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
07/15 – Rome, IT – Olympic Stadium (with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
07/18 – Barcelona, ES – Olympic Stadium (with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
07/22 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park (with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
07/25 – Paris, FR – Stade de France (with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
07/29 – Amsterdam, NE – Amsterdam Arena (with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)
08/01 – Brussels, BE – Stade Roi Baudouin (with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds)

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