More than 30 years since the release of The Joshua Tree, U2 wrapped their multi-year anniversary tour celebrating their most successful album. According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, The Joshua Tree Tours 2017 and 2019 grossed a total of $390.8 million and sold 3.3 million tickets over 65 shows around the world.
The Irish rockers toured throughout North and South America, as well as Europe in 2017, playing 50 shows over five months. The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 crowned Billboard Boxscore’s Top Tours ranking of that year with a $317 million gross, despite playing fewer shows than the five tours that followed it.
And after launching and completing 2018’s Experience + Innocence Tour (No. 8 Tour of 2018) and spending most of 2019 off the road, U2 returned for a 15-show Joshua Tree Tour run across Australia and Asia in November and December, grossing $73.8 million and selling 567,000 tickets (these grosses will count toward Billboard Boxscore’s 2020 year-end charts. The Boxscore chart year runs from Nov. 1 2019 – Oct. 31, 2020).