CLEVELAND, OH (TM216) — It is official, U2 has chosen Cleveland and First Energy Stadium (home of the Browns) as one of the limited dates for The Joshua Tree Tour 2017! Playing in support of the music legends will be One Republic.
Saturday July 1st just added a little more rock to the home of Rock and Roll as U2 celebrates the 30th Anniversary of The Joshua Tree! Playing every song off of the album, at every show.
If you recall, this was U2’s first #1 album in the US and brought such timeless hits as “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “ With Or Without You”.
In a release, Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic recalls this album, “The Joshua Tree is the first album I ever heard from U2 because it came out when I had just started my love affair with music as a young kid… it’s the album that made me want to write songs and start a band. Joining them for this tour will be the experience of a lifetime, leaving the bucket list fully checked.”
Bono himself is ready to look back with the tour, “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.”
This announcement coming just day’s after Billy Joel Announced his tour stop in Cleveland at Progressive Field for this Summer.
The Tour is set to kick off in Vancouver on May 12th before hitting North America and Europe.
As it relates to Cleveland, tickets will go on sale Tuesday, January 17th at 10:00 AM.
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(photo credit: Anton Corbijn)