U2 will return to Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, 8 July as their only UK stop on The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.
Live Nation today announced that U2 will return to select stadiums this year with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal album. And The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 hits Europe with a show at Twickenham Stadium on 8 July.
Each show will include a performance of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, with support in the UK and Europe from special guest, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, with Noel saying, “It will be both a pleasure and an honour to play my part in what still remains the greatest show on earth.”
Released to universal acclaim on 9 March 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree went to number one in the UK, Ireland and around the world, selling in excess of 25 million albums.
Bono said: “Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years… it’s quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats… I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them. I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night.”
RFU Chief Executive, Ian Ritchie, added:“We are delighted that U2 have chosen Twickenham to host their only UK tour date this year.
“Staging such a prestigious event will showcase Twickenham as the versatile and award-winning venue that it is, and we look forward to welcoming U2 and their fans here in July.”
Tickets for U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 go on sale on Monday, 16 January in Ireland, the UK and Europe. There is an exclusive priority pre-sale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com from Wednesday, 11 January at 9am to Friday, 13 January 5pm - local times.