U2 announces commemorative Joshua Tree Tour, Santa Clara show

U2, Bono, The Edge, The Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree 2017 Tour

U2 is still working on Songs of Experience, the awaited follow-up to 2014’s Songs of Innocence, but this morning announced a shortened two-month stadium tour during which the band is expected to perform songs off its groundbreaking 1987 album The Joshua Tree. The album will be played in full, from start to finish, on each night. The tour includes U2’s first U.S. headlining appearance, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

The tour includes a stop at Levi’s Stadium on May 12. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 17 at Ticketmaster.com. This year marks the 30th anniversary since the release of The Joshua Tree. This is the first overtly nostalgic tour for the band, which previously eschewed the increasingly popular trend of playing an album from start to finish or sticking to a particular epoch.

Mumford & Sons will open the Santa Clara show. 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.

Fans will get to hear hits like “With Or Without You,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name.” But U2 play those at most shows, anyway. Diehard fans will no doubt be looking forward to hearing “One Tree Hill,” “Red Hill Mining Town” and “Mothers of the Disappeared.”

Full schedule:
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

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

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