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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 To Play First Shows Of 2019 In New Zealand This Friday

by Paul Cashmere on November 4, 2019

in News

The U2 The Joshua Tree tour of 2019 will kick off this Friday (8 November) in Auckland, New Zealand. The Australasian U2 show will be their only shows on 2019.

This tour will give fans a chance to hear the entire ‘The Joshua Tree album live.

“It’s only taken me 30 years to learn how to sing these songs,” Bono said in a statement. “And it’s great to be able to say that I’ve finally caught up with the band. Our audience has given The Joshua Tree a whole new life on this tour”.

The Joshua Tree tracklisting is:

Where The Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
With Or Without You
Bullet The Blue Sky
Running To Stand Still
Red Hill Mining Town
In God’s Country
Trip Through Your Wires
One Tree Hill
Exit
Mothers of the Disappeared

The early shows opened with four early hits followed from The Joshua Tree from start to finish. You’ll likely get another seven or eight songs in the encores to follow. Previously shows had maybe one song from the last album ‘Songs of Experience’ but every other song has been 15 years or older.

Bono added, “Doing these shows has been very special for us, a lot of emotion… From the despair of how relevant some of the dark songs still are, to the joy, pure fun of the staging… it’s quite a ride. And now we get to do it all over again. Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul, Mumbai… We’re coming for you.”

U2 are touring for Live Nation

U2 2019 dates

New Zealand
8 and 9 November, Auckland, Mt Smart Stadium

Australia
12 November, Brisbane, Suncorp Stadium
15 November, Melbourne, Marvel Stadium
19 November, Adelaide, Adelaide Oval
22 and 23 November, Sydney, Sydney Cricket Ground
27 November, Perth, Optus Stadium

Asia
30 November, Singapore, National Stadium
4 and 5 December, Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena
8 December, Seoul, Gockeok Sky Dome
11 December, Manila, Philippine Arena
15 December, Mumbai, DY Patil Stadium

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