U2 THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2017

 

BIGGEST TOUR OF THE YEAR CLOSES WITH A RECORD BREAKING FOUR SOLD OUT STADIUM SHOWS IN BRAZIL

 

TOUR SEEN BY OVER 2.7 MILLION FANS IN JUST 51 DATES

 

RAVE REVIEWS ACROSS THREE CONTINENTS

 

NEW YORK, NY (Wednesday, October 25, 2017) – U2’s acclaimed The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close in Brazil tonight. As the only band ever to have played four successive shows at São Paulo’s Morumbi Stadium, U2 have smashed their own record for ticket sales in the city with over 280,000 Brazilian fans turning out to see the Dublin band in less than a week.

Having played to over 2.7 million fans in just 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is the most successful tour of the year.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, a celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987, featured the complete Joshua Tree album played in sequence plus a selection of highlights from U2’s extensive catalogue of songs. The innovative staging included a new series of haunting and evocative films from Dutch photographer and film-maker Anton Corbijn – whose iconic photography accompanied the original recording  – in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen every used in a touring show, behind the group in live performance.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened to rave reviews on May 12th at BC Place in Vancouver and made its U.S. debut May 14th at CenturyLink Field in Seattle—the latter kicking off some of the most enthusiastic critical notes in the history of U2’s relationship with America. Rolling Stone hailed the band as “a live act simply without peer” and USA Today noted “Thirty years can’t dull searing music, hopeful lyrics or the captivating Irish band behind them.” The North American run featured 20 sold out stadium dates and U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline June 9th at Bonnaroo before “…the biggest band in the world” arrived in Europe to play Twickenham Stadium, London on 8th July, a performance which “oozes contemporary confidence and command. They are totally in their element.” (5/5 stars – The Guardian). The sold out European run saw the Dublin band return home to play to 78,000 fans in Croke Park, almost 30 years to the day after the played the legendary Dublin venue on the original Joshua Tree tour. In September, the band hit the road again taking in dates in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo, as well as a historic first ever visit by U2 to Bogotá, Colombia for an unforgettable show at the city’s Estadio El Campin.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

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                                             The Lumineers

May 21                                  Los Angeles, CA                   Rose Bowl                                             The Lumineers

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 4                                    Chicago, IL                            Soldier Field                                          The Lumineers

June 7                                    Pittsburgh, PA                      Heinz Field                                            The Lumineers

June 9                                    *Manchester, TN                Bonnaroo Festival                               (*Festival date)

June 11                                  Miami, FL                              Hard Rock Stadium                            OneRepublic

June 14                                  Tampa, FL                             Raymond James Stadium                  OneRepublic

June 16                                  Louisville, KT                         Papa John’s 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

June 29                                  East Rutherford, NJ            MetLife Stadium                                 The Lumineers

July 1                                      Cleveland, OH                      FirstEnergy Stadium                           OneRepublic

 

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:                                                                                                SUPPORT:

July 8                      London, UK                           Twickenham                                        Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

July 9                      London, UK                           Twickenham                                        Noel Gallagher’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 16                    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 26                    Paris, FR                                Stade de France                                  Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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

July 30                    Amsterdam, NE                   Amsterdam Arena                              Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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

 

FALL TOUR DATES:                                                                                                       SUPPORT:

Sept. 3                   Detroit, MI                           Ford Field                                              Beck

Sept. 5                   Buffalo, NY                           New Era Field                                        Beck

Sept. 8                   Minneapolis, MN                 US Bank Stadium                                   Beck

Sept. 10                 Indianapolis, IN                   Lucas Oil Stadium                                  Beck

Sept. 12                 Kansas City, MO                  Arrowhead Stadium                               Beck

Sept. 14                 New Orleans, LA                 Mercedes Benz Superdome                   Beck

Sept. 19                 Phoenix, AZ                          University of Phoenix Stadium              Beck

Sept. 22                 San Diego, CA                      Qualcomm Stadium                              Beck

 

Oct. 3                     Mexico City, Mexico                           Foro Sol                                 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 4                     Mexico City, Mexico                           Foro Sol                                 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 7                     Bogota, Colombia,                              Estadio El Campin               Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 10                  Buenos Aires, Argentina                   La Plata                                 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 11                  Buenos Aires, Argentina                  La Plata                                 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 14                  Santiago, Chile                                     Estadio Nacional                 Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 19                  Sao Paulo, Brazil                                 Morumbi Stadium              Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 21                  Sao Paulo, Brazil                                 Morumbi Stadium              Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 22                  Sao Paulo, Brazil                                 Morumbi Stadium              Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Oct. 25                  Sao Paulo, Brazil                                 Morumbi Stadium              Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds