U2 Announces New 'Joshua Tree' Tour, Bonnaroo Headlining Date

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U2 on Monday announced a new tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1987 album The Joshua Tree

The band had hinted last month they were planning a special run of dates to commemorate the anniversary. They also got a jump on the Bonnaroo lineup—which is being announced this Wednesday—by confirming they will indeed be one of the festival's headliners, marking their first festival-headlining show in the U.S.

The trek will include stops in North America as well as Europe, with opening acts on select dates including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic, The Lumineers and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

“Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years. It’s quite an opera,” frontman Bono said in a statement. “A lot of emotions which feel strangely current: love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarization… 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.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale Jan. 16 in Ireland, the U.K. and Europe, while tickets for the North American shows will follow on Jan. 17. As with the band's previous tours, their website subscribers will have access to a pre-sale from 9 a.m. local time on Jan. 11 to 5 p.m. local time on Jan. 13. Further details can be found here.

North American dates:
May 12 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place*
May 14 - Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field*
May 17 - Santa Clara, 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 8-11 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Festival
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 - FedExField+
June 23 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre+
June 25 - Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium+
June 28 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium+
July 1 - Cleveland, OH - FirstEnergy Stadium^

* with Mumford & Sons
+ with The Lumineers
^ with OneRepublic

European and U.K. dates:
July 8 - London, UK - Twickenham
July 12 - Berlin, DE - Olympic Stadium
July 15 - Rome, IT - Olympic Stadium
July 18 - Barcelona, ES - Olympic Stadium
July 22 - Dublin, IE - Croke Park
July 25 - Paris, FR - Stade de France
July 29 - Amsterdam, NE - Amsterdam Arena
August 1 - Brussels, BE - Stade Roi Baudouin

with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds