Since this year they are celebrating their album’s 30 years anniversary, the band will take a tour across Europe and North America. They will perform music from their album from 1987.
The North American tour will start on May 12th in Vancouver and will last until July 1st in Cleveland. Then, the band will head for Europe for eight more concerts.
In the opening acts, will perform bands like: OneRepublic, Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers.
The tour will be titled: U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. This will be the first time they are playing a classic album on tour, the one they have chosen is one full of some of their greatest hits: “With or Without you”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
The Edge, U2’s guitarist, said in an interview that they haven’t figured out how the concerts will be structured.
The band came up with the idea of a tour last year, after the elections changed the world. They realized their 1987 album was describing exactly the world as it is now. They felt like they needed to share it with the people again.
Bono shared his feelings on the album after listening to it again nearly 30 years later: “It’s quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current: love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarization … all the greats.” He is really excited about the tour and he is sure their fans feel the same.
On January 17, the tickets will be available.