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    Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:19:20

    U2 Announce U.S. Dates & Support Acts For "The Joshua Tree" Full Album Tour -

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    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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    As reported last week, U2 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of "The Joshua Tree" this year by performing the seminal 1987 album in its entirety at stadiums across America and Europe.

    Included in the U.S. schedule is a show at Bonnaroo. The festival slot will mark the group's first-ever headlining set at an U.S. festival. The "Joshua Tree" tour — will feature rotating support slots from Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and OneRepublic, and kicks off May 12th at BC Place in Vancouver and hits a number of nationwide stadiums before wrapping up on July 1st at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Following the U.S dates, U2 will head to Europe for a run of eight shows, with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in support.

    The setlist of the show is sure to please hardcore U2 fans, with so many hit singles — including "Where The Streets Have No Name," "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". The tour is an opportunity to also hear rarely played tunes like "Exit", "In God's Country", and "Trip Through Your Wires". The tour will also share the first ever live performances of "Red Hill Mining Town".

    In a new interview with Rolling Stone, U2's The Edge said that the band are still figuring out how to structure the show. "The show might not necessarily start with Track 1, Side 1 '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."

    Speaking on the tour in a statement, Bono said, "Recently I listened back to "The Joshua Tree" for the first time in nearly 30 years," he said. "It's quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current: love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarization ... 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."

    Tickets for the U.S. shows (which will have general admission seating on the field and reserved seats in the stands) will go on sale Tuesday, January 17th.

    U2 Joshua Tree Tour Dates

    May 12 — Vancouver, BC @ BC Place*
    May 14 — Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field*
    May 17 — Santa Clara, CA @ Levi's Stadium*
    May 20 — Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl**
    May 24 — Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium**
    May 26 — Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium**
    June 3 — Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field**
    June 7 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field**
    June 11 — Miami, Fl @ Hard Rock Stadium***
    June 14 — Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium***
    June 18 — Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field**
    June 20 — Washington, DC @ FedExField**
    June 23 — Toronto, ONT @ Rogers Centre**
    June 25 — Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium**
    June 28 — East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium**
    July 1 — Cleveland, OH @ FirstEnergy Stadium***
    *With Mumford & Sons
    **With The Lumineers
    ***With OneRepublic

    Download "The Joshua Tree" from iTunes

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.09.17



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