U2 Announce The Joshua Tree Full Album Tour

The band will play their 1987 album in full during select dates kicking off this fall

U2 have announced The Joshua Tree Tour 2019, a string of dates hitting New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea later this year. The brief trek kicks off in Auckland, New Zealand November 8, and wraps up in Seoul, South Korea December 8. During each performance, U2 will play their landmark 1987 album The Joshua Tree in full. Tickets go on sale June 11 on the band’s website. Find the U2’s itinerary, as well as a tour trailer, below (date and venue information for U2’s Singapore performance has yet to be announced).

 

In addition to the sequenced performance of The Joshua Tree, U2 will also perform songs from across their catalog. The stage set for each concert will feature a specially commissioned series of films from Dutch photographer, film-maker, and U2 collaborator Anton Corbijn (whose photos accompanied the original album). Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will open for U2’s New Zealand and Australia performances.

Of the forthcoming tour, Bono said in a press release:

It’s only taken me 30 years to learn how to sing these songs and it’s great to be able to say that I’ve finally caught up with the band. Our audience has given The Joshua Tree a whole new life on this tour. Doing these shows has been very special for us, a lot of emotion… From the despair of how relevant some of the dark songs still are, to the joy, pure fun of the staging… it’s quite a ride. And now we get to do it all over again. Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul… We’re coming for you.

The Edge added:

We really, REALLY wanted to bring The Joshua Tree to New Zealand, Australia and Asia. We promised we would and finally, now we can say that we will see you in November… It’s going to feel like a homecoming and we are very excited.

Find out where The Joshua Tree landed on Pitchfork’s list feature “The 200 Best Albums of the 1980s.”

11-08 Auckland, New Zealand – Mt. Smart Stadium
11-12 Brisbane, Australia – SunCorp Stadium
11-15 Melbourne, Australia – Marvel Stadium
11-19 Adelaide, Australia – Adelaide Oval
11-22 Sydney, Australia – Sydney Cricket Ground
11-27 Perth, Australia – Optus Stadium
12-04 Tokyo, Japan – Saitama Super Arena
12-05 Tokyo, Japan – Saitama Super Arena
12-08 December Seoul, South Korea – Gocheok Sky Dome

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