U2 announced today that it has extended The Joshua Tree Tour for one more show – a 30th anniversary performance of the band’s amazing 1987 performance at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. The concert will be at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on September 19.
Tickets for the U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Glendale concert are on sale Friday, June 23 at 10:00 am. Ticket prices start at $35.00 with general admission floor tickets at $70.00. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com starting Tuesday, June 20th (10:00 am) through Thursday, June 22nd (5:00 pm) local times for U2.com subscribers. There will be a 4-ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. In North America, all floor tickets will be paperless unless otherwise noted.
The original 1987 Joshua Tree Tour started and ended at ASU in Tempe, AZ. The tour kicked off April 2, 1987, at ASU University Activity Center (now Wells Fargo Arena) and ended December 20 of that year at Sun Devil Stadium. Much of U2’s 6th album, Rattle and Hum, as well as the movie that accompanied the album was recorded live over two nights on December 19 and 20 during those final shows of the tour at Sun Devil Stadium.
U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is currently wowing fans and critics alike across North America. The initial North American segment of the tour wraps up July 1 in Cleveland. From there it heads on to Europe where it kicks off a sold-out run with two shows in London on July 8 and 9 followed by concerts in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. It will then relaunch in North America on September 3 with a return to Detroit – the city where U2 first played a headline stadium show back on April 30, 1987 at the Silverdome on the original Joshua Tree Tour.
An anniversary edition of The Joshua Tree was just released by Interscope Records on June 2.v Alongside the 11-track album, the super deluxe collector’s edition includes a live recording of The Joshua Tree Tour 1987 Madison Square Garden concert; rarities and B-sides from the album’s original recording sessions and 2017 remixes from Daniel Lanois, St Francis Hotel, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Flood. It also includes an 84-page hardback book of unseen personal photography shot by The Edge during the original Mojave Desert photo session in 1986. The Joshua Tree was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. Full details of all formats are available at http://www.u2.com/news/title/the-joshua-tree-at-30.
As if U2 on its own wasn’t enough, multi-Grammy Award Winner Beck will be appearing in support of U2 at the show.