U2 Announces Dates For Their Joshua Tree Tour

by VVN Music

U2 will play a series of dates in North American and Europe this summer celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree.

Each show will include a complete performance of the seminal album of which Bono said "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."

The Edge added "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."

One of four acts will be supporting the band during each show. In North America, it will be Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic or The Lumineers while, in Europe, the opening slot will go to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Each of the acts commented on opening for U2:

"We are off to play a few shows with U2! It's the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree - one of the greatest albums ever made, in our opinion, and something well worth a good celebration. It's a record that did so much for us all when we discovered it individually and if ever a record stands the test of time it's that one. So when the lads gave us a call to invite us to play a few gigs opening for them it was our great honour to accept. It's gonna be such a good few nights... " – Mumford & Sons

"I can remember covering the U2 song One in bars back in NYC 10 years ago, with Jer on drums. A lot has changed since then, but still - I NEVER thought we'd get the chance to open for such a legendary band, on such a legendary album - The Joshua Tree. Their songs are so timeless and transcendent, it's impossible to imagine a time when they didn't exist. That type of songwriting has always been the mountaintop for us - songs that can transcend generations." - Wesley Schultz, The Lumineers

"The Joshua Tree is the first album I ever heard from U2 because it came out when I had just started my love affair with music as a young kid... it's the album that made me want to write songs and start a band. Joining them for this tour will be the experience of a lifetime, leaving the bucket list fully checked." - Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic

"It will be both a pleasure and an honour to play my part in what still remains the greatest show on earth." – Noel Gallagher

In the middle of the North American leg of the tour, the band will take a weekend off to do their very first performance at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN. 

Tickets go on pre-sale starting Wednesday (January 11) at 9 AM local time while general sales begin Monday (January 16) in Ireland, the U.K. and Europe and Tuesday (January 17) in the U.S. and Canada.

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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