"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."
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Released in March of 1997, the album, Pop debuted at #1 in 28 countries, and earned U2 mainly positive reviews. Rolling Stone even went so far as claiming U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives."