U2 have announced a new edition of ‘The Joshua Tree Tour’ 2019, a string of concerts hitting New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea later this year.
The brief trek kicks off in Auckland, New Zealand on 8 November and concludes in Seoul, South Korea on 8 December. During each performance, U2 will play their landmark 1987 album The Joshua Tree in full. Tickets are due to go on sale on 11 June via the band’s official website. Find the U2’s itinerary, as well as a tour trailer, below, though please note the date and venue information for U2’s Singapore performance has yet to be announced.
In addition to the sequenced performance of The Joshua Tree, U2 will also perform songs from across their catalogue. The stage set for each concert will feature a specially commissioned series of films from Dutch photographer, film-maker, and U2 collaborator Anton Corbijn (whose photos accompanied the original album). Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will open for U2’s New Zealand and Australia performances.
“It’s only taken me 30 years to learn how to sing these songs and it’s great to be able to say that I’ve finally caught up with the band”, Bono said in a press release. “Our audience has given The Joshua Tree a whole new life on this tour. Doing these shows has been very special for us, a lot of emotion… From the despair of how relevant some of the dark songs still are, to the joy, pure fun of the staging… it’s quite a ride. And now we get to do it all over again. Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul… We’re coming for you.”
“We really, really wanted to bring The Joshua Tree tour to New Zealand, Australia and Asia”, The Edge added. “We promised we would and finally, now we can say that we will see you in November… It’s going to feel like a homecoming and we are very excited.”
U2 play the following ‘The Joshua Tree’ tour dates in 2019:
8 November: Auckland, New Zealand – Mt. Smart Stadium
12 November: Brisbane, Australia – SunCorp Stadium
15 November: Melbourne, Australia – Marvel Stadium
19 November: Adelaide, Australia – Adelaide Oval
22 November: Sydney, Australia – Sydney Cricket Ground
27 November: Perth, Australia – Optus Stadium
4 December: Tokyo, Japan – Saitama Super Arena
5 December: Tokyo, Japan – Saitama Super Arena
8 December: Seoul, South Korea – Gocheok Sky Dome.
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