U2 marks 'Joshua Tree' anniversary with stadium tour
Hey, Billy Joel isn’t the only act planning stadium shows for 2017. U2 also announced it will hit the road this summer to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Joshua Tree album with a series of stadium stops.
Two Florida dates are included: June 11 in Miami and June 14 in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium. The tour also include U2’s first stop at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. A European tour begins after the North American tour wraps up.
Guitarist The Edge told Rolling Stone the band “plans” to play The Joshua Tree in sequence during the tour.
“The show might not necessarily start with Track One, Side One, 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, so yes,” he told the magazine.
The Joshua Tree was U2’s fifth studio album and generally considered one of their masterpieces. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, The Joshua Tree gave fans three mega-hits - With or Without You, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For and Where the Streets Have No Name - and sold more than 25 million copies.
U2 JOSHUA TREE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2017:
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