Marking the thirtieth anniversary of their classic ‘The Joshua Tree’, U2 have announced they will be performing the album in its entirety in a twenty-five-date world tour.
The 1987 album featured a flurry of songs synonymous with U2’s alternative anthem rock sound, including some of their most well-known singles, ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’, ‘With or Without You’ and ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’.
The series of shows will see the band oppose linearity and perhaps perform the album’s tracks in unfamiliar orders, it will also give big U2 fans the chance to see some of the lesser-performed album tracks played live, such as ‘Trip Through Your Wires’, as well as the never-performed ‘Red Hill Mining Town’.
Support acts for the tour will include the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons and OneRepublic for American dates, and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds for the band’s European shows.
U2 are also set to release their new album ‘Songs of Experience’ later on in the year, following up 2014’s ‘Songs of Innocence’.
U2’s ‘Joshua Tree Tour’ will kick off in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 12th and will play throughout North America and Europe during the spring/summer, with venues including Dublin’s Croke Park and London’s Twickenham Park. You can find the full list of dates at http://www.u2.com/tour.