U2 to mark ‘Joshua Tree’ anniversary with tour that’s stopping in Seattle
Irish rock band U2 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their smash hit 1987 album “The Joshua Tree” with a world tour featuring every song from the record performed live.
The band - Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. - will kick off the North American portion of the tour at B.C. Place in Vancouver on May 12. On May 14, the group will perform at CenturyLink Field. The British band Mumford & Sons will open.
Tickets go on sale to longtime U2 subscribers on Wednesday. General public sales open at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 through Ticketmaster. Prices for the Seattle show range from $35 to $280.
“The Joshua Tree” is U2’s best-selling album, with more than 25 million copies sold. It spawned the hits “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” “With or Without You,” “Where the Streets Have No Name.” Their fifth studio album, it won two Grammy awards, best album and best rock performance.