U2 Begin ‘The Joshua Tree’ Tour 2017

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U2 has begun their Joshua Tree 2017 stadium tour, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s classic album. The tour began with a 22-song set on May 12 in Vancouver, BC; the first U.S. date was Sunday night, May 14, at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. Each show includes a performance of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, and U2 are also featuring a new song, “The Little Things That Give You Away,” from their upcoming album.

U2, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, BC Place Vancouver Canada, May 12 (Photo: Danny North; Used with permission)

North American dates continue through July 1. U.K. and European dates begin July 8. The complete itinerary is below.

On opening night, following the five-song opening set which included “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “Pride (In the Name of Love),” the group presented The Joshua Tree.

Watch album opener “Where the Streets Have No Name” from Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium…

Released on March 9, 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 U2’s first #1 album in the U.S. The album won two Grammys, including Album of the Year, their first of 22 Grammys 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.

Related: The Joshua Tree hits #1

U2 closed their Vancouver opening concert by debuting “The Little Things That Give You Away,” a track from their upcoming Songs of Experience album.

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 U2 360° Tour, seen by over 7.3 million fans worldwide.

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will include the band’s first U.S. festival headline appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival (June 9), as well as a hometown show in Dublin’s Croke Park on July 22.

Tickets for the tour are available here. If tickets for your date aren’t available, try our secondary market partner, Ticket Network. The group are supported on tour by one of a number of special guests, including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers in North America and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Europe.

North American Tour Dates:

May 17 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium*
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl+
May 21 – 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 4 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field+
June 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field+
June 9 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
June 11 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium^
June 14 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium^
June 16 – Louisville, KY – Papa John’s Cardinal 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+
June 29 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium+ (New)
July 1 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium^
* with Mumford & Sons
+ with The Lumineers
^ with OneRepublic

European Tour Dates:

July 8 – London, UK – Twickenham
July 9 – London, UK – Twickenham (New)
July 12 – Berlin, DE – Olympic Stadium
July 15 – Rome, IT – Olympic Stadium
July 16 – Rome, IT – Olympic Stadium (New)
July 18 – Barcelona, ES – Olympic Stadium
July 22 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park
July 25 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
July 26 – Paris, FR – Stade de France (New)
July 29 – Amsterdam, NE – Amsterdam Arena
July 30 – Amsterdam, NE – Amsterdam Arena (New)
August 1 – Brussels, BE – Stade Roi Baudouin

with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds


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