U2 Going On Tour
U2, the famous Irish rock band, is going on tour after a quiet 2016. Their last tour, “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE,” wrapped up in late 2015. It followed the album release of Songs of Innocence. Another part of that musical endeavor was to follow; the question was when. That is Songs of Experience: the follow up to Songs of Innocence that would create Part Two of the “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE” Tour.
U2 has almost guaranteed the new album in 2017. However, ironically, their announced tour doesn’t correlate to their new album. Instead, U2’s summer stadium tour is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree. The Joshua Tree is one of U2’s most successful albums in addition to its political message and social critique, and it was originally released in 1987.
In interviews, band members have stated that the withholding of Songs of Experience is due to their need to rethink the music. The social issues and political unrest present during the original release of The Joshua Tree are still present today. This caused for the band to pause. Fans can expect another tour after Songs of Experience drops. In the meantime, the celebration of their 30-year-old album is important because that work is still relatable so many years later.
In addition to U2, the openers include The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The opener varies depending on the show date. The tour will be at stadiums throughout Europe and the U.S. including AT&T Stadium, Gillette Stadium, and the origin of the album, Croke Park in Dublin.
Fans can expect to hear the whole of The Joshua Tree, but the exact order and show experience is being worked out. Hits like “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and more are off The Joshua Tree album, so get ready for a night filled with some of U2’s greatest work.
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— Spotify (@Spotify) January 9, 2017
The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour Dates
5/12 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*
5/14 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field*
5/17 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi’s Stadium*
5/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl^
5/24 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium^
5/26 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium^
6/03 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field^
6/07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field^
6/8-11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival
6/11 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium+
6/14 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium+
6/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field^
6/20 – Washington DC – FedExField^
6/23 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre^
6/25 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium^
6/28 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium^
7/01 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium+
7/08 – London, UK – Twickenham~
7/12 – Berlin, DE – Olympic Stadium~
7/15 – Rome, IT – Olympic Stadium~
7/18 – Barcelona, ES – Olympic Stadium~
7/22 – Dublin, IE – Croke Park~
7/25 – Paris, FR – Stade de France~
7/29 – Amsterdam, NE – Amsterdam Arena~
8/01 – Brussels, BE – Stade Roi Baudouin~
*Mumford & Sons
~Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds