U2 have extended their 2017 North American stadium tour schedule. The legendary Irish rockers have added a final show to the U.S. leg of The Joshua Tree Tour, which will take place June 16 in Louisville, Kentucky, at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers made the announcement on Jan. 30 via a news release posted at their official U2 website. The new date follows recently added shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and East Rutherford, New Jersey as the 22-time Grammy winners prepare to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of their classic 1987 studio album The Joshua Tree, which topped charts around the world upon its release on March 9, 1987.
The show will mark the multi-platinum seller's first appearance in Derby City in 35 years when the fledgling alt-rockers warmed up for J. Geils Band on March 3, 1982 at Louisville Gardens. This time around, U2 will headline at the 55,000 seat home of the Louisville Cardinals with OneRepublic serving as opening act.
Select presales will begin Tues., Jan. 31 at 9:00 a.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Fri., Feb. 3 at 10:00 a.m. local time. For more information, click here.
The Joshua Tree Tour will launch in North America on May 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at BC Place and wrap up with a two-night stand June 28 – June 29 in East Rutherford, N.J., at MetLife Stadium and will include a headline appearance at Bonnaroo. The “Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking” hitmakers will then head overseas for a European trek, which kicks off with a two-night stand July 8 – July 9 in London's Twickenham Stadium and wraps up Aug. 1 in Brussels, Belgium, at King Baudouin Stadium.
U2 have been putting the finishing touches on their upcoming studio album Songs of Experience. Although the album was nearly completed in 2016, the band decided to delay their much anticipated follow up to 2014's Songs of Innocence to reassess the songs in light of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. election.
Earlier this month, U2 lead guitarist The Edge talked about the upcoming tour in an featured interview with Rolling Stone. For all the latest details on U2, click here.