Irish rock legends U2 will return to the stage this summer to celebrate 30 years of their seminal album The Joshua Tree. THIRTY YEARS!
The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will see them playing stadiums across the globe, including a date at London's Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, 8th July.
Each show will include a performance of 'The Joshua Tree' in its entirety, with support in the UK and Europe coming from none other than Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Speaking of the run, Bono says:
“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. Especially when we play at home. Croke Park… it’s where the album was born, 30 years ago.”
Meanwhile, The Edge adds:
“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.”
Tickets for the tour go on general sale at 9am on Monday, 16th January and you can get yours by following the link below. If you're a member of the U2 fanclub, you'll be able to get yours from 9am on Wednesday, 11th January.