U2 Sets 'Joshua Tree' Tour of Australia, NZ and Asia

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U2 perform on stage on the final night of U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 at SDCCU Stadium on Sept. 22, 2017 in San Diego, Calif.

U2’s box-office blockbuster Joshua Tree Tour is growing, with a run of stadium dates announced for Australia, New Zealand and Asia later in the year.

The trek will kick off with six shows in New Zealand and Australia this November, in what will be the Irish rockers’ first live dates in these parts since their record-smashing 360° Tour of 2010.

Then, in December, the tour will move to Tokyo, and Seoul, for their first ever concert in South Korea. The four-piece will also visit Singapore for the first time, at a date yet to be announced. 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is the support for the dates in New Zealand and Australia, tickets for which go on sale from next Tuesday (June 11). U2.com subscriber presales open Tuesday (June 4).

Rumors of a first U2 tour of Australasia in nearly a decade have been bouncing about since February, or earlier. The band confirmed the big news with a social media post.

U2’s Joshua Tree Tour of 2017 was a home run, selling more than 2.7 million tickets across 50 shows, which were staged on three continents. All told, the concerts generated $316 million in box office revenue, according to data provided to Billboard.

The five-month-long jaunt, which commemorated the 30th anniversary of U2’s classic 1987 set The Joshua Tree, saw the band perform each song from the album at every concert.

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

New Zealand/Australia/Japan/South Korea 2019 Tour Dates:    
Nov. 8 -- Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland 
Nov. 12 -- SunCorp Stadium, Brisbane 
Nov. 15 -- Marvel Stadium, Melbourne 
Nov. 19 -- Adelaide Oval
Nov. 22 -- Sydney Cricket Ground 
Nov. 27 -- Optus Stadium, Perth 
Dec. 4 -- Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo 
Dec. 5 -- Saitama Super Arena, Tokyo 
Dec. 8 -- Gocheok Sky Domem Seoul 

*date and venue information for Singapore is listed as “coming soon”


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