Irish rock band U2 has unveiled their plans for a new international tour to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of their beloved fifth album The Joshua Tree.


The tour will begin May 12 in Vancouver, Canada, and on each tour date, the band will play the album in its entirety. Also included in the tour will be U2’s first-ever performance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee.

The album, produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, held the number one spot on the charts in the US, UK and across Europe, and has since been diamond-certified. It featured such hits as “With or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and “Where the Streets Have No Name.”

“Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years… it’s quite an opera,” Bono said in a statement. “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.”

The Edge also chimed in on what fans can expect in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I don’t think we’re going to go overboard in reinventing the wheel, but we’ll definitely take those aesthetic ideas and kind of update them somewhat,” he said. “I don’t think we’re going to go overboard in reinventing the wheel, but we’ll definitely take those aesthetic ideas and kind of update them somewhat. This is The Joshua Tree 2017. It’s not The Joshua Tree 1986.”

The opening and supporting acts for the tour will include Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic, the Lumineers and Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds. Live Nation Global Touring will be produced, and right now the show is expected to be on 25 dates. See them all below. General ticket sales begin Jan. 16 in Europe and 17 in North America.


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 8-11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
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, ON – 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


July 8 – London, UK – Twickenham
July 12 – Berlin, DE – Olympic Stadium
July 15 – Rome, IT – Olympic Stadium
July 18 – Barcelona, ES – Olympic Stadium
July 22 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park
July 25 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
July 29 – Amsterdam, NE – Amsterdam Arena
August 1 – Brussels, BE – Stade Roi Baudouin
all with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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