Big news struck this week for fans of Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famers, U2. The band has officially announced that they will set off on a massive stadium tour throughout the US and the UK to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of what is perhaps their most beloved album, The Joshua Tree.
That’s right folks; the prolific Irish rockers will head back out on the road this year to revisit the intrinsically poetic masterpiece and perform it live from start to finish.
Fans are buzzing with excitement and cannot wait to take a nostalgic look back at the past through this modern day lens. What the band has in store for us? We’ll just have to wait and see!
For now though, we can help you get excited by sharing with you today some really killer U2 fan art we gathered up from around the web. Help us celebrate The Joshua Tree’s 30th Birthday and the epic new tour by checking it out down below:
— Peter Eugen Nilsson (@Eugengallery) July 14, 2015
Check out the masterful @Eugengallery putting the finishing touches on this gorgeous portrait. Love the red glow that illuminates Bono’s face.
— Labrie was here..!™ (@Marcel_Labrie) October 1, 2015
The talented @Marcel_Labrie delivers an epic painting in Black and White of the full band doing what they do best.
Bono In Red- oil and acrylic painting on canvas board 20 x 24 inches. #bono #u2 #band #u2art #rock #rocknroll #legend #art #artgallery #portrait #portraits #painting #oilpainting #paint #irishartist #irishart #exhibition #artfido #artistspotlight #artsanity #theartshed #art_spotlight #artofvisuals #artistic_share #spotlightonartists#art__fair #nawden
This red tinted acrylic piece by @markbakerart perfectly captures the raw essence and mystique that is Bono.
— Little Sams Art. (@LittleSamsArt) December 4, 2013
Love me some cool, creative digital illustrations! Nicely done @LittleSamsArt.
Dry brush portrait of Bono, oil on paper. An oldie from the past 😉 Dry oil without medium en some graphite pencil on canson 180 gr. paper. #U2 #U2art #portraitperfection #portraitart #Bono #bonoart #worldofpencils #pencilportrait #pencilart #nawden #artoil #oilpainting #oilportrait #oilpaint #drybrush #drybrushing #drybrushtechnique #drybrushart #portret #graphitedrawing #graphitedrawings #graphiteart #pencilskirt #U2pencil #worldportraits #portraitpage #blackgrey #realism #arthomepage
The detail and realism in this portrait by @hellenklos is absolutely incredible! At first glance it just looks like a B&W photograph of the iconic frontman, doesn’t it?
— Jay.V.Art (@jayvart007) September 28, 2016
Loving this color blasted re-imagination of the album cover of U2’s 1983 classic, War. Excellent work by @jayvart007.
The #U2 #JoshuaTree 30th anniversary U2 will spend the summer of 2017 reimagining 1987. The storied Irish rock band announced on Monday that it would set out on a 25-date stadium tour to honor the 30th anniversary of its fifth LP, “The Joshua Tree,” performing the album in its entirety each night. “The Joshua Tree” was released on March 9, 1987, and was, as The New York Times reported, “designed to achieve megastatus for this band at last.” It worked. The album became the band’s first No. 1 seller in the United States, with hits including “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “With or Without You.” It went on to win the Grammy Award for album of the year and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. Source: http://www.nytimes.com #rockstar #bono #theedge #oneLove #instagood #instaart
The unique style and creative execution in this piece by @edoilustrado is unparalleled! Truly exceptional stuff.
— Fergal Coghlan Art (@fcoghlanart) April 13, 2016
What better canvas to use for a music tribute piece than an actual vinyl record? Not only that, but @fcoghlanart blessed us with a killer color scheme that would pop from any wall you could hang it on!
Truly some phenomenal talent going on here. Big thanks to everyone featured and to everyone who stopped by to check it out.
Love U2? Worship their 1987 classic, The Joshua Tree? Then don’t miss your chance to see it performed by the band in its entirety! Presale tickets for U2: The Joshua Tree Tour go on sale January 16th (for UK dates) and 17th (for the US) on Ticketmaster.
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