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u2-promo-shot-fb-1-9-17Monday, January 9th, 2017 – For Immediate Release.  Live Nation today announced that will return to select stadiums this year with : The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album. Each show will include a performance of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, with support from one of a number of  special guests including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and in North America and ’s High Flying Birds in Europe (complete Itinerary follows).

The Joshua Tree Tour will appear in Seattle at CenturyLink Field on Sunday, May 14th. Tickets on sale Tuesday, January 17th at 10am.

Released to universal acclaim on March 9th 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”,“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree was ’s first #1 album in the U.S., topping the charts globally including the U.K. and Ireland, selling in excess of 25 million albums worldwide, and catapulting , , Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone). Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena dates roll into stadium shows to accommodate escalating demand – setting them on course to become one of the greatest live acts in the world today. The 12 months that followed saw the band create now-iconic moments: the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning music video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, winning a BRIT Award, and two Grammys – including Album of the Year – their first of 22 received to date, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history.

U2’s fifth studio album, The Joshua Tree, was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and featured iconic artwork which cemented the career of photographer and director Anton Corbijn. Recording took place in Dublin at Windmill Lane Studios and Danesmoate, the house which subsequently became bassist Adam Clayton’s home.

“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.” –

“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.”-

“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 its 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 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.” –

Following the groundbreaking iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour’s arena shows in 2015, U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will see the band return to the stadium stage for the first time since 2009-2011’s record-shattering U2 360° Tour, the most successful tour in history seen by over 7.3 million fans worldwide.

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will kick off in Vancouver on 12th May for a run of dates across North America and Europe, and will include U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer, as well as a hometown show in Dublin’s Croke Park on 22nd July.

Tickets for the U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 are on sale Monday, January 16th in Ireland, the UK and Europe and Tuesday, January 17th in the US and Canada. As usual, there is an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com from Wednesday, January 11th (9am) through Friday, January 13th (5pm) local times. Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands. There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. In North America, all floor tickets will be paperless unless otherwise noted.

**TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT IN SEATTLE WILL GO ON SALE TUESDAY, JANUARY 17TH AT 10AM AT LIVENATION.COM, ALL TICKETMASTER OUTLETS, OR CHARGE BY PHONE 1-800-745-3000.***

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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:                                                           SUPPORT:

 

May 12            Vancouver, BC               BC Place                                       Mumford & Sons

May 14            Seattle, WA                 CenturyLink Field                            Mumford & Sons

May 17            Santa Clara, CA          Levi’s Stadium                                 Mumford & Sons

May 20            Los Angeles, CA         Rose Bowl                                      

May 24            Houston, TX                NRG Stadium                                 The Lumineers

May 26            Dallas, TX                   AT&T Stadium                                The Lumineers

June 3             Chicago, IL                  Soldier Field                                   The Lumineers

June 7             Pittsburgh, PA             Heinz Field                                     The Lumineers

June 8-11        Manchester, TN           Bonnaroo Festival                         Multi-Artist

June 11           Miami, FL                     Hard Rock Stadium                      OneRepublic

June 14           Tampa, FL                    Raymond James Stadium            OneRepublic

June 18           Philadelphia, PA          Lincoln Financial Field                  The Lumineers

June 20           Washington DC           FedExField                                   The Lumineers

June 23           Toronto, ON                 Rogers Centre                              The Lumineers

June 25           Boston, MA                  Gillette Stadium                           The Lumineers

June 28           East Rutherford, NJ    MetLife Stadium                           The Lumineers

July 1              Cleveland, OH             FirstEnergy Stadium                     OneRepublic

 

 

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:                                                             SUPPORT:

July 8              London, UK                 Twickenham                           ’s High Flying Birds

July 12             Berlin, DE                    Olympic Stadium                    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 15             Rome, IT                     Olympic Stadium                    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 18             Barcelona, ES             Olympic Stadium                    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 22             Dublin, IE                    Croke Park                             Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 25             Paris, FR                     Stade de France                     Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 29             Amsterdam, NE          Amsterdam Arena                  Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

August 1          Brussels, BE               Stade Roi Baudouin                Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. Dates and times subject to change without notice.

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