U2 will be bringing their acclaimed ‘U2: THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2019’ to Australia and New Zealand in November with special guests Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Their highly anticipated return with a select run of stadium shows will kick off in New Zealand November 8th with Australian dates following from November 12th.
The band broke the news directly to fans this morning via Twitter. See https://twitter.com/U2
Following the highly successful 2017 tour in celebration of the band’s seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the band make a much anticipated return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010, as well as the first Tokyo shows since the Vertigo Tour in 2006.
The Joshua Tree Tour is a celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987 and features the complete album played in sequence along with a selection of highlights from U2’s extensive catalogue of songs.
The innovative staging includes a specially commissioned series of films from longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn – in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen ever used in a touring show.
Special guest Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is confirmed as support for the dates in New Zealand and Australia with Noel saying, “We, NGHFB, are beside ourselves. The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour was some of the most fun we ever had. It will be both an honour and a pleasure to share the stage with our friends and comrades once again. It’s gonna be a ripper!!!!!”.
Tickets go on sale June 11 at www.livenation.com.au