In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their breakthrough album Joshua Tree, U2 will embark on a new tour of select stadiums this year. U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will have the band playing the album in its entirety at every stop and have special guests including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers in North America and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Europe.
Released in March of 1987, Joshua Tree was U2’s first #1 album in the United States and featured hits “With Or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” and “Where The Streets Have No Name.” The album has gone on to sell more than 25 million copies worldwide.
“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,” said band member The Edge in a statement. “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.”
The tour will kick off at BC Place in Vancouver on May 12 for a run of dates across North America and Europe and conclude on August 1 at Stade Roi Baudouin in Brussels. The tour will also see U2 make their festival headlining debut at Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival over the summer.
U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 marks the band’s 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.
Tickets go on sale Monday, Jan. 16 in Ireland, the UK and Europe and Tuesday, Jan. 17 in the US and Canada with special pre-sale access for U2 Subscribers. Head here for a full list of performances.