U2 Expand Joshua Tree Tour After Astronomical Ticket Sales

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U2 Expand <i>Joshua Tree</i> Tour After Astronomical Ticket Sales

U2 seem to have made a winning move in announcing a reboot of their Joshua Tree tour. The tour, revisiting the band’s iconic 1987 album, already had incredible promise before the band announced an expansion of the summer stadium tour.

U2, boasting record ticket sales—1.1 million tickets in 24 hours!—in America and already sold-out summer shows in Europe, have added a few more shows to the tour. U2 will play in Los Angeles on May 21, in Chicago on June 4 and in East Rutherford, N.J. on June 29, plus new dates in London on July 9, Rome on July 16, and Paris on July 26. As previously announced, the band will also make their first U.S. festival headlining appearance at Bonnaroo in June.

“With U2, I’m a fan first and manager second,” Guy Oseary, the band’s manager, told Billboard. “I’m really happy that after all the sell-outs, we could add a few more shows so more fans can have the chance to experience this once-in-a lifetime tour. I wish we could go everywhere.”

U2’s tours, indeed, have a history of success. Their most recent tour, the 2009 “360” tour, had the highest tour tallies of any reported to Billboard. Check out the promo for their upcoming tour below, below that, check out Paste Cloud audio of Joshua Tree cut “With Or Without You” (and others), and, below that, find the band’s full list of tour dates.

U2 Tour Dates

12 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ BC Place Stadium
14 – Seattle, Wash. @ CenturyLink Field
17 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Levi’s Stadium
20-21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Rose Bowl
24 – Houston, Texas @ NRG Stadium
26 – Dallas, Texas @ AT&T Stadium

03-04 – Chicago, Ill. @ Soldier Field
07 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Heinz Field
11 – Miami, Fla. @ Hard Rock Stadium
14 – Tampa, Fla. @ Raymond James Stadium
18 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Lincoln Financial Field
20 – Washington, D.C. @ FedEx Field
23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Rogers Centre
25 – Boston, Mass. @ Gillette Stadium
28-29 – E. Rutherford, N.J. @MetLife Stadium

01 – Cleveland, Ohio @ First Energy
08 – London, U.K. @ Twickenham Stadium
09 – London, U.K. @ Twickenham Stadium
12 – Berlin, Germany @ Olympic Stadium
15 – Rome, Italy @ Olympic Stadium
16 – Rome, Italy @ Olympic Stadium
18 – Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium
22 – Dublin, Ireland @ Croke Park
25 – Paris, France @ Stade De France
26 – Paris, France @ Stade De France
29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Amsterdam Arena

01 – Brussels, Belgium @ King Baudouin Stadium