Amazing news, U2 fans. Tampa has found what you're looking for.
U2 is bringing their upcoming 30th anniversary tour of their blockbuster album The Joshua Tree to Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on June 14. OneRepublic will open the show. According to a statement for the band, tickets will go on sale Jan. 17. Click here for details.
The stop -- one of two in Florida, following a gig at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium on June 11 -- will follow a headlining appearance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, the band's first-ever headlining slot at a major U.S. festival.
Not that you need us to tell you this, but The Joshua Tree is one of the landmark albums of all time, containing the hits With Or Without You, Where The Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For and Bullet the Blue Sky. It won the Grammy for Album of the Year. The band will perform the album in full, along with some other big hits. Maybe by that time they'll even have unveiled Songs of Experience, their much-anticipated companion album to 2014's Songs of Innocence.
"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," The Edge said in a statement. "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."
We will have much, much more on this news throughout 2017.
-- Jay Cridlin