Irish rock legends U2 will bring their acclaimed The Joshua Tree Tour to Australia this year, with a Perth show hitting Optus Stadium on Wednesday, November 27. The tour takes Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullens Jr and their epic production to a run of massive stadium shows across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. It’s first time they have hit our shores since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010.
Special guest Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is confirmed as support for the dates in New Zealand and Australia. As well as playing 1987 classic The Joshua Tree in order, U2 will also play songs from throughout their history. The stage set for each concert features a specially commissioned series of films from famed Dutch photographer, filmmaker, and U2 collaborator Anton Corbijn (whose photos accompanied the original album).
Bono said “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. 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”.
Tickets for the Australia and New Zealand shows go on sale on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. U2.com subscribers will have first opportunity to purchase tickets starting Tuesday, June 4 through Thursday, June 6 with a four ticket limit.
In a first for any artist performing in New Zealand and Australia, stadium floor tickets for all the band’s shows will be paperless with delivery via mobile devices 72 hours prior to the applicable show. There will be an eight ticket limit for general public sales.
U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour hits Optus Stadium on Wednesday, November 27, supported by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Tickets are on sale for the general public on Tuesday, June 11 from www.u2.com.