Scene News: Tour Update: U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 – Second And Final Sydney Show Announced

U2: THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2019
 
 DUE TO DEMAND

2ND & FINAL SHOW CONFIRMED FOR SYDNEY
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 – SYDNEY CRICKET GROUND

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY, JUNE 17

Due to demand, Live Nation is excited to confirm that a 2nd and final show for U2 THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2019 has now been confirmed for Saturday, November 23 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The announcement follows confirmation earlier today that a second and final show had been added in Auckland on Saturday, November 9 at Mt. Smart Stadium. Tickets for both shows go on sale Monday, June 17.

U2.com subscribers will have another opportunity to purchase tickets starting Thursday, June 13 through Saturday, June 15 with a 4 ticket limit (see www.U2.com for details). Stadium floor tickets for all NZ/AU shows will be paperless with delivery via mobile devices 72 hours prior to the applicable show. Public sales on Monday, June 17 begin at 1pm NZST for the November 9 performance at Auckland’s Mt. Smart Stadium and in Sydney at NOON AEST. There will be an 8 ticket limit for general public sales.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 kicks off in Auckland on 8th November and will visit Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, before moving on to Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul. Special guest Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is confirmed as support for  the dates in New Zealand and Australia.

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring.

U2 THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR ITINERARY 2019    
8 November               Auckland, NZ              Mt. Smart Stadium
 9 November               Auckland, NZ              Mt. Smart Stadium – ADDED SHOW!
12 November              Brisbane, AU              Suncorp Stadium
15 November              Melbourne, AU            Marvel Stadium
19 November              Adelaide, AU               Adelaide Oval
22 November              Sydney, AU                 Sydney Cricket Ground
23 November              Sydney, AU                 Sydney Cricket Ground – ADDED SHOW!
27 November              Perth, AU                    Optus Stadium
04 December              Tokyo, JP                    Saitama Super Arena
05 December              Tokyo, JP                    Saitama Super Arena
08 December              Seoul, KR                   Gocheok Sky Dome

Date and venue information for the Singapore show soon to be announced.

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About The Joshua Tree Tour:
The Joshua Tree Tour is a celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987 and features the complete album played in sequence along with a selection of highlights from U2’s extensive catalogue of songs. The innovative staging includes a specially commissioned series of haunting and evocative films from Dutch photographer, film-maker and longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn – whose iconic photography accompanied the original recording  – in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen ever used in a touring show.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened to rave reviews in Vancouver, Canada in May 2017 – the first of 20 sold out stadium dates across North America. The sold out European run kicked off in London’s Twickenham Stadium on 8th July and saw the Dublin band return home to play to 78,000 fans in Croke Park, almost 30 years to the day after they played the legendary Dublin venue on the original Joshua Tree tour. The band hit the road again that September, taking in dates in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo, as well as a historic first ever visit by U2 to Bogotá, Colombia for an unforgettable show at the city’s Estadio El Campin. Having played to over 2.7 million fans in just 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico in 6 months, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 was the most successful tour of the year.

About The Joshua Tree album:
Released to universal acclaim on 9th 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 #1 in the U.K, Ireland and around the world, selling in excess of 25 million albums, and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone).

Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena dates roll into stadium shows to accommodate escalating demand – setting them on course to become one of the greatest live acts in the world today.  The 12 months that followed saw the band create now-iconic moments: the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning music video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, winning a BRIT Award and two Grammys – including Album of the Year – their first of 22 received to date, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history; as well as a triumphant return home for four unforgettable shows in Belfast, Dublin and Cork in the summer of 1987.

U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and featured iconic artwork which cemented the career of photographer and director Anton Corbijn. Recording took place in Dublin at Windmill Lane Studios and Danesmoate, the house which subsequently became bassist Adam Clayton’s home.

“The title befits a record that concerns itself with resilience in the face of utter social and political desolation…The Joshua Tree is an appropriate response to these times, and a picture bleaker than any U2 has ever painted: a vision of blasted hopes, pointless violence and anguish… Music of great sadness but also of unutterable compassion, acceptance and calm.” – Rolling Stone, 1987

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