U2 announce 30th anniversary 'Joshua Tree' tour

Irish rock group U2 have finally announced the 2017 tour that they have been hinting at for months, revealing details that it will be taking place at stadiums across North America and Europe over the summer. Opening acts include Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, and OneRepublic, all of whom are stars in their own right, but combined with U2 will create the night of a lifetime for fans in attendance. The opening act for the European dates will be Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Additionally, U2 have confirmed their rumored headlining slot at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival 2017.

U2 promise to play their hit album Joshua Tree in its entirety during setlists as part of these special shows, which are the first time U2 will be touring as any type of nostalgia act. Previously, the band's tours have focused exclusively around new album releases. though they are known for cleverly intertwining over 30 years' worth of material into their setlists, including occasional rare fan favorites. What else the band plans to play in addition to Joshua Tree material is yet to be seen, but it has only been a matter of months since they ended their more intimate 2015-2016 Innocence + Experience tour in promotion of their album Songs of Innocence, which was provided free to all iTunes subscribers - a choice met with surprising controversy.

Tour dates to the Joshua Tree Tour, which kicks off May 12 in Vancouver, CA, begin presale on Jan. 11 for fans who are U2.com subscribers. The presale will run until Jan. 13, and regular public onsales begin on Jan. 16. Fans who are not already U2.com subscribers will not receive presale access the first day, but will be able to access the presale before it ends, as in previous years. 


U2: The Joshua Tree Tour Dates:
May 12 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place*
May 14 - Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field*
May 17 - Santa Clara, CA - Levi's Stadium*
May 20 - 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 7 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field+
June 8-11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
June 11 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium^
June 14 - Tampa, FL - Raymond James 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+
July 1 - Cleveland, OH - FirstEnergy Stadium^
* with Mumford & Sons
+ with The Lumineers       
^ with OneRepublic


(with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
July 8 - London, UK - Twickenham                           
July 12 - Berlin, DE - Olympic Stadium
July 15 - Rome, IT - Olympic Stadium
July 18 - Barcelona, ES - Olympic Stadium
July 22 - Dublin, IE - Croke Park
July 25 - Paris, FR - Stade de France
July 29 - Amsterdam, NE - Amsterdam Arena
August 1 - Brussels, BE - Stade Roi Baudouin