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U2 announce Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour dates, Bonnaroo performance

on January 09, 2017, 8:00am

U2 will play a series of special shows commemorating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree. As announced today, the tour kicks off May 12th in Vancouver and sees the band play stadiums across the US and Canada, as well as headline Bonnaroo, before making their way to the UK/Europe in July. They’ll be joined on the road by an impressive group of support acts, including Mumford and Sons, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and The Lumineers.

Update – January 16th: U2 have announced additional dates in London, Rome, Paris, and Amsterdam.

Update – January 17th: U2 have announced additional US dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, and East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about the tour, The Edge confirmed that U2 intends to perform The Joshua Tree in entirety at each date: “The show might not necessarily start with track one, side one, ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’, because we feel like maybe we need to build up to that moment, so we’re still in the middle of figuring out exactly how the running order will go, so yes. We will be playing the album in sequence.”

Beyond the album’s 30th anniversary, The Edge said the current political environment was the main impetus for the tour.

“That record was written in the mid-Eighties, during the Reagan-Thatcher era of British and U.S. politics. It was a period when there was a lot of unrest. Thatcher was in the throes of trying to put down the miners’ strike; there was all kinds of shenanigans going on in Central America. It feels like we’re right back there in a way. I don’t think any of our work has ever come full circle to that extent. It just felt like, ‘Wow, these songs have a new meaning and a new resonance today that they didn’t have three years ago, four years ago.'”

See the tour’s full itinerary below. Tickets go on sale in the UK/Europe beginning January 16th and in North America beginning January 17th.

U2 2017 Tour Dates:
05/12 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place *
05/14 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field *
05/17 – Santa Clara, CA @ Levi’s Stadium *
05/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl #
05/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl #
05/24 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium #
05/26 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium #
06/03 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field #
06/04 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field #
06/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field #
06/09 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/11 – Miami, Fl @ Hard Rock Stadium ^
06/14 – Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium ^
06/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field #
06/20 – Washington, DC @ FedExField #
06/23 – Toronto, ONT @ Rogers Centre #
06/25 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium #
06/28 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium #
06/29 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium #
07/01 – Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium ^
07/08 – London, UK @ Twickenham Stadium %
07/09 – London, UK @ Twickenham Stadium %
07/12 – Berlin, DE @ Olympic Stadium %
07/15 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium %
07/16 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium %
07/18 – Barcelona, ES @ Olympic Stadium %
07/22 – Dublin, IE @ Croke Park %
07/25 – Paris, FR @ Stade De France %
07/26 – Paris, FR @ Stade De France %
07/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Arena %
07/30 – Amsterdam, NL @ Amsterdam Arena %
08/01 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi-Baudoin %

* = w/ Mumford & Sons
# = w/ The Lumineers
^ = w/ OneRepublic
% = w/ Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Watch a teaser trailer for The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour:

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