"We hadn't taken The Joshua Tree to Australia. Our Australian audience meant an awful lot to us and we didn't want to lose touch with them, so we concocted a tour that would start in Australia, then move on to some dates in Europe, and end on New Year's Eve in Dublin. I think I talked the band into it."
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.