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U2 announce UK and European Joshua Tree anniversary tour, Noel Gallagher as support

U2 announce UK and European Joshua Tree anniversary tour, Noel Gallagher as support

U2 have today confirmed that they will be taking their iconic record The Joshua Tree on tour around the UK and Europe for its 30th anniversary.

Here's what the group had to say about it: “Recently I listened back to ‘The Joshua Tree’ for the first time in nearly 30 years… it’s quite an opera,” said Bono. “A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats… I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them. I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night. Especially when we play at home. Croke Park… it’s where the album was born, 30 years ago.”

The Edge added: “It seems like we have come full circle from when ‘The Joshua Tree’ songs were originally written, with global upheaval, extreme right wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk. To celebrate the album – as the 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.”

Joined by the small name of Noel Gallagher for support: “It will be both a pleasure and an honour to play my part in what still remains the greatest show on earth.”

Check out the tour poster below:

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