U2 Coming To Detroit With The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour!

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Scott Sands with U2's The Edge in 2001.

The tour of the year has just been extended with new shows announced in North America, Mexico, and South America to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of U2's classic fifth album, The Joshua Tree.

U2 will make tour stops September 3 in Detroit at Ford Field and September 10 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.  Tickets for both shows go on sale June 12.  

For me, this was one of the most important albums of my teen years and remains one of my favorite albums of all time -- U2, one of my favorite bands of all time.  The Joshua Tree was released in 1987, the year I graduated high school; but, most of us had been fans for a few years before this came out.  In fact, my friends Ron, Gary, John, Shannon, & Chris had a cover band named "I Do 2."  As we get ready for our 30th high school class reunion, all the memories of listening to The Joshua Tree on cassette (taped off vinyl the night before) in the parking lot of St. John High School in Gulfport MS have come rushing back.  I blasted the tape as loud as I could from my beat up 1976 AMC Concord.  

There have only been a few times I've been "star struck" in my career.  One of them was in 2001 (pictured left) when I had the opportunity to meet Adam Clayton and The Edge before I their last show in Indianapolis.  Total fanboy moment!  Embarrassing!  I can't wait to see them again in September!

"30 years can't dull searing music, hopeful lyrics, or the captivating Irish band behind them!" -- USA Today

"They are a live act simply without peer ... it really felt like they were reapplying for the job of the best band in the world by showing how they earned the title in the first place." -- Rolling Stone

Full press release and information after the videos.

NEW YORK, NY (Tuesday, June 6th, 2017) – Live Nation confirmed today that, due to incredible demand, select new stadium shows have been added to U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. The newly announced dates include a limited return to North America with concerts announced in Detroit, Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and San Diego. The tour will then head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo. Tickets for the North American performances go on sale Monday, June 12th. On sale dates in Latin America vary – full listings follow.

An anniversary edition of the The Joshua Tree was just released by Interscope Records on June 2. Alongside the 11-track album, the super deluxe collector’s edition includes a live recording of The Joshua Tree Tour 1987 Madison Square Garden concert; rarities and B-sides from the album’s original recording sessions; as well as 2017 remixes from Daniel Lanois, St Francis Hotel, Jacknife Lee, Steve Lillywhite and Flood; plus an 84-page hardback book of unseen personal photography shot by The Edge during the original Mojave Desert photo session in 1986. The Joshua Tree was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois. Full details of all formats are available at http://www.u2.com/news/title/the-joshua-tree-at-30.

Currently wowing fans and critics alike across North America, U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 wraps up North America July 1st, heading on to Europe where it kicks off a sold out tour with two shows in London on July 8th & 9th followed by concerts in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. It will then relaunch in North America September 3rd with a return to Detroit – the city where U2 first played a headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome on the original Joshua Tree Tour. Tickets for the U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 are on sale Monday, June 12th in North America. Ticket prices start at $35.00 with general admission floor tickets at $70.00. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com starting Thursday, June 8th (10am) through Saturday, June 10th (5pm) local times for U2.com subscribers who may have missed out on the previous presale opportunity along with new subscribers. There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. In North America, all floor tickets will be paperless unless otherwise noted. Special guest for the North America concert dates to be announced.

In Mexico and South America, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been confirmed as special guest for all dates. Tickets will go on sale Wed. June 14th in Mexico City, June 15th in Bogota, Buenos Aires and Santiago and Friday in Sao Paulo. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com starting Thursday, June 8th (10am) through Saturday, June 10th (5pm) local times for U2.com. All times local.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

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