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U2 announce Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour dates (2017)

U2, The Joshua Tree

Story by Jack Foley

U2 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their seminal Joshua Tree album by playing the LP in full around the world this summer (2017).

The band have so far announced a total of 25 shows, including dates in London and at Dublin’s Croke Park, where they played a triumphant homecoming show on the original Joshua Tree tour.

Released in 1987, the album included hits such as Where the Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and With or Without You, selling 25 million copies and turning the band into stadium-filling superstars.

For the UK leg of the world tour, the band will play Twickenham Stadium in July, as well as Dublin’s Croke Park.

Noel Gallagher will provide support in the UK, with other support acts including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers.

Tickets for U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 go on sale on Monday, January 16 in Ireland, the UK and Europe and on Tuesday, January 17 in the US and Canada.

The Joshua Tree European dates (all July and August 2017)

8 – Twickenham Stadium
12 – Berlin, DE Olympic Stadium
15 – Rome, IT Olympic Stadium
18 – Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium
22 – Dublin, IE Croke Park
25 – Paris, FR Stade De France
29 – Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena

1 – Brussels, BE King Baudouin Stadium

The US leg of the tour precedes the European one and starts on May 12, 2017 in Vancouver before concluding on Saturday, July 1 in Cleveland. It will also visit LA, San Francisco, Miami, Philadelphia, Washington, Toronto and Boston.

Commenting on the band’s website, guitarist The Edge said: “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 these 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.”

U2 also plan to release a new album, Songs of Experience, later this year.