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

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

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Will Feature Never Before Played U2 Song Live

by Paul Cashmere on January 10, 2017

in News

The upcoming U2 ‘The Joshua Tree Tour’ shows will bring some rarities and one never played live song into the U2 setlist.

U2 announced The Joshua Tree shows over Christmas and this week dates were confirmed to start with the first show in Vancouver, Canada on 12 May.

‘The Joshua Tree’, released on 9 March, 1987, is U2’s biggest selling album. In the USA ‘The Joshua Tree’ is certified Diamond for sales over 10 million.

Only one song from the album has never been performed live. ‘Red Hill Mining Town’ has never made a U2 setlist but they did soundcheck with it in November 1987.

Two songs, ‘Trip Through The Wire’ and ‘Exit’ have not been performed since the 1980s. ‘Exit’ was last performed at what is now known as Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.

Check here for U2 The Joshua Tree tour dates.

“Where the Streets Have No Name”
played 838 times. Last played 5 October 2016 in Daly City, California

“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
played 607 times. Last played 5 October 2016 in Daly City, California

“With or Without You”
played 772 times. Last played 5 October 2016 in Daly City, California

“Bullet the Blue Sky”
played 725 times. Last played 5 October 2016 in Daly City, California

“Running to Stand Still”
played 23 times. Last played 15 July 2005 in Amsterdam

“Red Hill Mining Town”
never played live

“In God’s Country”
played 113 times. Last played 22 May 2015 in Phoenix, AZ

“Trip Through Your Wires”
played 86 times. Last played 20 December 1987 in Tempe, AZ

“One Tree Hill”
played 44 times. Last played 5 July 2011 in Chicago, Il

“Exit”
played 111 times. Last played 14 October 1989 in Melbourne, Australia

“Mothers of the Disappeared”
played 16 times. Last played 15 September 2010 in Munich

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