U2 announce 30th anniversary Joshua Tree tour, will play Gillette in June

Last week we noted that U2’s iconic album The Joshua Tree was one of several classic alternative records turning 30 in 2017. Now we’ve learned that Bono and the boys will spend the spring and summer touring it, as U2 this morning have revealed the dates for their anticipated Joshua Tree Tour 2017.

The tour hits Gillette Stadium in Foxborough in June 25. Tickets for all North American dates go on sale Tuesday, January 17, and U2 have enlisted Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and One Republic as opening acts.

U2 will also headline Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee between June 8 and 10 (the full Bonnaroo lineup is out Wednesday).

“It seems like we have come full circle from when The Joshua Tree songs were originally writtten, with global upheaval, extreme right wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk,” says The Edge in a press release. “To celebrate the album — as these songs seem so relevant and prescient of these times too — we decided to do these shows, it feels right for now. We’re looking forward to it.”

Adds Bono: “Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years. It’s quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats… I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them. I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night. Especially when we play at home. Croke Park… it’s where the album was born, 30 years ago.”

Full dates and promo video below. Get additional ticket information here.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 North America
May 12 Vancouver, BC BC Place Stadium
May 14 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
May 17 San Francisco, CA Levi’s Stadium
May 20 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
May 24 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
May 26 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium
June 3 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
June 7 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
June 11 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium
June 14 Tampa, FL Raymond James Stadium
June 18 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
June 20 Washington, DC FedEx Field
June 23 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
June 25 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
June 28 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
July 1 Cleveland, OH First Energy

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Europe
8 July London, UK Twickenham Stadium
12 July Berlin, DE Olympic Stadium
15 July Rome, IT Olympic Stadium
18 July Barcelona, ES Olympic Stadium
22 July Dublin, IE Croke Park
25 July Paris, FR Stade De France
29 July Amsterdam, NE Amsterdam Arena
1 Aug. Brussels, BE King Baudouin Stadium