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Croke Park to host U2 concert for Joshua Tree's anniversary tour

By Sasha Brady

U2 have confirmed a massive Croke Park date this summer as part of the Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour.

In 1987, U2 catapulted into super-stardom with the seminal album which went on to sell 25m copies.

Thirty years later it's still considered by many to be the band's finest offering and the group have already confirmed they will tour it in full during 2017.

The Dublin four-piece also recently revealed plans to release their new album, Songs of Experience, this year.

The Joshua Tree tour will start in Canada in May, before heading through America and into Europe.

The dates for the full tour were confirmed on Monday and they include Croke Park on July 22, 2017.

Noel Gallagher will be the support act for the European leg of the tour.

The Joshua Tree produced hit singles With or Without You, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, and Where the Streets Have No Name, the first two of which became the group's only number-one singles in the US

It will be the first time that the band have played a retrospective tour and the timing and venue couldn't be more fitting, marking 30 years since the band's Joshua Tree concert in Croke Park.


Tickets for the U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 are on sale Monday, January 16 in Ireland, the UK and Europe and Tuesday, January 17th in the US and Canada.

As usual, there is an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at from Wednesday, January 11 (9am) through Friday, January 13 (5pm) local times.

Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands. 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.

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

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