U2 Tour Has Now Sold More Than 2.4 Million Tickets

U2 Tour Has Now Sold More Than 2.4 Million Tickets

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They have already played for more than one million fans. Rolling Stone hailed the band as “a live act simply without peer.”

The North American leg of U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has come to a close. With ticket sales surpassing 2.4 million across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has reaffirmed its standing as the most commercially and critically successful tour of the year. The North American run featured 20 sold-out stadium dates and U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline June 9th at Bonnaroo. Reviews for the shows have been consistently excellent.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 opened on May 12th in Vancouver and eventually made its way to the U.S. in Seattle. From there the Irish band has made its way through America.

USA Today noted, “Thirty years can’t dull searing music, hopeful lyrics or the captivating Irish band behind them.” The New York Times added, “For the performance of The Joshua Tree… the band members took places on the full-sized stadium stage. They were ascending the way their career did… The band was dwarfed, but the music wasn’t. Larry Mullen Jr. on drums, Adam Clayton on bass and the Edge on guitar tore into the urgent rhythmic flux of Where the Streets Have No Name. Against the craggy postpunk groove of Bullet the Blue Sky, both Bono’s falsetto and the Edge’s guitar leads were keening sirens.”

According to Stereogum, “These are songs that reminded you how many different kinds of people across countries and generations one artist, one voice can impact — and, in turn, they are songs that remind you that fighting for a better world, even when it zigs and zags over thirty years, might just be worth it.”

According to Vulture, “U2’s Two-Hour Pep Talk is Exactly What We Need Right Now… The best U2 songs cast life as a garden of possibilities while pushing back at forces that seek to limit them. This Joshua Tree tour wisely plays just those songs. It is a two-hour pep talk. It is a technological spectacle. It is a warm bath for the soul. It will knock you on your ass.”

Said Phawker, “I have left every U2 concert feeling like some measure of my humanity had been restored after being worn down by the blistering winds of the daily shitstorm we call living. Last night was no exception.”

U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 heads to the UK and Europe. Cities include Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. And of course, they hit Dublin on July 22 where they will play Croke Park.

The tour will then relaunch in North America September 3rd with a return to Detroit – the city where U2 played its first ever headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome on the original Joshua Tree Tour. The tour’s limited return to North America will include stops in Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New Orleans, St. Louis, Phoenix and San Diego. The tour will then head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo.

Love then or hate them, U2 are our band, and they still have it, after all these years.

 

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