This will for sure be a record year for U2 fans, as the anniversary of one of the most coveted albums will see a tour to celebrate it’s 30th birthday. The Joshua Tree tour is set to be one of the biggest shows of the year, with new dates being added shortly. For fans who missed out on the tour that took place in 2015, this is the chance to get back into the swing of memorable concerts to remember for decades to come. Quite frankly, the numbers for this tour are staggering, and it’s only just the beginning.
Within 24 hours, U2 managed to sell 1.1 million tickets for the upcoming tour. For concertgoers, they’ll have to wait until at least mid-May before any guitar riffs and vocals even hit the stage, however that didn’t stop many. For the U.S. crowd, they’ll wait even longer, as the tour officially kicks off in Vancouver.
To complement the abundance of shows that will be occurring during the span of the tour, the band will be making their first headlining appearance at Bonnaroo Festival, as well as a number of other shows. They’ll hit the Rose Bowl in May which was a show due to the initial sellout. They’ll see a number of states and countries, which include a hometown show in Dublin, performances in Paris, Rome, and Amsterdam.
Even their manager Guy Oseary stated that he’s a fan first, and a manager second. With the success of the band, there’s no reason not to be such a big fan of a huge act. He also stated that if he could, they would go everywhere to perform shows.
The Joshua Tree is U2’s fifth studio album and home to some of their most popular songs ever recorded. This will for sure be one of the most popular tours they’ve ever put on, and will certainly go into the record books.
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