U2 is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 5th album, The Joshua Tree.
The band will be marching across North America performing all the songs from this 1987 classic album. The Edge says in Rolling Stone that right now the expectation is to play all the songs off the album and likely in the track order….though do they walk on stage an immediately bust into “Where The Streets Have No Name?”
“The show might not necessarily start with Track One, Side One, “Where the Streets Have No Name,” because we feel like maybe we need to build up to that moment, so we’re still in the middle of figuring out exactly how the running order will go, so yes. We will be playing the album in sequence.”
Once again, U2 starts the party in Vancouver. May 12, BC Place before heading down the I5 to Seattle. Mumford & Sons will be the opening act. Tickets go on sale January 16th.
Talking to Rolling Stone, The Edge that there will be songs that have ever rarely been performed live. Some haven’t been played since the 80’s like “Exit” and “Trip Through Your Wire,” while the song “Red Hill Mining Town” has never been played. And The Edge says that song was almost the first single off the record!