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U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to kick off in Vancouver

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 tour dates

U2 circa 2017. Anton Corbijn photo.

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 tour dates announced

U2 has announced tour dates for their 2017 Joshua Tree tour. U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 kicks off in Vancouver (hurray!) at BC Place Stadium (boo!) May 12. Tickets for the North American shows go on sale Tuesday Jan 17 at ticketmaster.ca.

The tour marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the band’s classic album. Each show will include a performance of The Joshua Tree album in its entirety – however, as The Edge notes in a recent interview, not necessarily in its original order.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, the guitarist says that “the show might not necessarily start with Track 1, Side 1 ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’ because we feel like maybe we need to build up to that moment. So we’re still in the middle of figuring out exactly how the running order will go.”

The Joshua Tree – background

Produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, the album features some of the band’s best-known and most successful songs: “With Or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, to name a few. The Joshua Tree was U2’s first #1 album in the U.S., and topped charts globally, including in the U.K. and Ireland. The band’s fifth studio album, it has sold in excess of 25 million copies worldwide.

Opening acts for U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in North America include Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers. In Europe, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will open.

Watch a trailer for the tour below.

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 tour dates (North America):

May 12 Vancouver, BC BC Place Mumford & Sons
May 14 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field Mumford & Sons
May 17 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium Mumford & Sons
May 20 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl The Lumineers
May 24 Houston, TX NRG Stadium The Lumineers
May 26 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium The Lumineers
June 3 Chicago, IL Soldier Field The Lumineers
June 7 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field The Lumineers

June 8-11 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Festival Multi-Artist
June 11 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium OneRepublic
June 14 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium OneRepublic
June 18 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field The Lumineers
June 20 Washington DC FedExField The Lumineers
June 23 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre The Lumineers
June 25 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium The Lumineers
June 28 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium The Lumineers
July 1 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium OneRepublic

European tour dates:

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

For even more U2 tour coverage see the great article over at Main Event Specials here:

Cheap U2 Concert Tickets and Joshua Tree Tour Dates 2017

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