Joshua Tree Tour 2017
Legs (3): Leg 1 - North America, Leg 2 - Europe, Leg 3 - The Americas
Shows: 54
  1. NOTE: This topic used to be the general tour rumours topic for 2016 & 2017. Changed to general Joshua Tree Tour topic.
    Opening post will contain show dates and general information.

    U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 kicks off in Vancouver on 12th May for a run of dates across North America, and includes U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

    The tour then moves to Europe with the first stop in London on 8th July, finishing up in Brussels on 1st August and taking in their hometown show in Croke Park on 22nd July.

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will provide support across Europe, with Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and One Republic joining the tour through North America.

    “It seems like we have come full circle from when The Joshua Tree songs were originally writtten, with global upheaval, extreme right wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk,” reflects The Edge. “To celebrate the album - as these songs seem so relevant and prescient of these times too - we decided to do these shows, it feels right for now. We’re looking forward to it.”

    “Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years,” adds Bono. “It’s quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats... I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them. I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night. Especially when we play at home. Croke Park.. it’s where the album was born, 30 years ago.”

    Tickets for U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 are on sale Monday, January 16th in Ireland, the UK and Europe and on Tuesday, January 17th in the US and Canada.

    As usual, there is an exclusive priority presale for subscribers from Wednesday, January 11th (9am) through Friday, January 13th (5pm) local times. Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands. There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. In North America, all floor tickets will be paperless unless otherwise noted.

    Find all the dates below or visit our tour page for the latest ticket and package information. (Not a subscriber but interested in taking part in the presales? Subscription details here.)

    Released to universal acclaim on March 9th 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”,“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree went to No. 1 in Ireland and around the world selling in excess of 25 million copies and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone).

    Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena dates roll into stadium shows to accommodate escalating demand - setting them on course to become one of the greatest live acts in the world today.

    The 12 months that followed saw the band create now-iconic moments: the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning music video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, winning a BRIT Award and two Grammys - including Album of the Year - their first of 22 received to date, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history; as well as a triumphant return home with the original Joshua Tree Tour for four unforgettable shows in Belfast, Dublin and Cork in the summer of 1987.

    In 1987 Hot Press called The Joshua Tree “their most influential album yet”. As for this tour? Noel Gallagher says, “It will be both a pleasure and an honour to play my part in what still remains the greatest show on earth.”

    What does The Joshua Tree mean to you? Add your comments below and join the conversation in Zootopia. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

    The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 North America

    Fri. May 12 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium

    Sun. May 14 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field

    Wed. May 17 San Francisco, CA Levi's Stadium

    Sat. May 20 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl

    Wed. May 24 Houston, TX NRG Stadium

    Fri. May 26 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium

    Sat. June 3 Chicago, IL Soldier Field

    Wed. June 7 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field

    Sat. June 11 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium

    Wed. June 14 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium

    Sun. June 18 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field

    Tue. June 20 Washington, DC FedEx Field

    Fri. June 23 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre

    Sun. June 25 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium

    Wed. June 28 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium

    Sat. July 1 Cleveland, OH First Energy

    The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Europe

    Sat. 8 July London, UK Twickenham Stadium

    Wed. 12 July Berlin, DE Olympic Stadium

    Sat., 15 July Rome, IT Olympic Stadium

    Tue. 18 July Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium

    Sat. 22 July Dublin, IE Croke Park

    Tue. 25 July Paris, FR Stade De France

    Sat. 29 July Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena

    Tue. 1 Aug. Brussels, BE King Baudouin Stadium
  2. I might fancy a US show instead though if SOE ever appears then Europe could get some very nice setlists early on.
  3. If it is indoor again maybe the re-designed stage setup they have designed for Dublin gives them the possibility of visiting some indoor venues/arenas they discounted for the 2015 tours.
  4. I'll throw in my usual two cents.

    Songs of Experience will either be announced along with the tour dates for an early 2016 release; or released as soon as it is announced in early 2016. Or less likely, they announce and release the album along with the tour dates. Encourages more people to see shows next year in countries they have already played in 2015 (Madrid in Spain, Manchester in the UK, for example).

    I must say, this is interesting. I thought they would upscale and play stadiums. Apparently not.
  5. The following came to my ears:

    A guy working for the city of Bern (CH) reported a stadium show scheduled for July with presale starting January.

    From the U2 Crew: SOE Release Feb-April, next Leg starting May, Shows in Japan and Austalia are desired by the band.
  6. I dont think this show would work in Stadiums in the summer as its best seen in the dark and I guess the cost of running a show in doors for multiple nights is a lot less than a mamoth outdoor stadium tour
  7. Going from indoor to stadiums, from innocence to experience with a new album and newly modeled theme and stage would actually make sens.
    We could get an EBW in full band then, that would work in stadiums very well.
  8. Maybe a chance they will mix and match indoor and outdoor? Wasn't that touted in the early tour plans? One night in an arenas and a second night in a stadium, both in the same city. Setlists obviously changing each night.
  9. Originally posted by germcevoy:Maybe a chance they will mix and match indoor and outdoor? Wasn't that touted in the early tour plans? One night in an arenas and a second night in a stadium, both in the same city. Setlists obviously changing each night.
    I like that idea
  10. Maybe something like choosing small stadiums and big arenas, so they can use the same stage and play a stadium that city, an arena in another? Just an idea. esp EU has many smaller stadiums, that match the size of some bigger indoor arenas.
  11. If they could manage it in 1987....