U2 Kick Off ‘The Joshua Tree Tour’

U2 Kick Off ‘The Joshua Tree Tour’
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 14: (L-R) The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform on stage during the 'Joshua Tree 2017' tour at CenturyLink Field on May 14, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)

U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree Tour 2017’ kicked off in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 12th. The 31-date tour runs through both North America and Europe, wrapping up in Brussels, Belgium at Koning Boudewijnstadion on August 1st. Their support includes English rockers Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, One Republic and Oasis all-stars in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on select dates. For a full list of remaining dates and ticket info visit Ticketmaster.

During the opening night of ‘The Joshua Tree Tour’ in British Columbia at BC Place, U2 challenged their fans to join them in a chant to deliver a message to the United States: “The power of the people is so much stronger than the people in power.”

The band kicked off their first Canadian set of the tour with a range of fan favorites including hits like ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘New Years Day’, from their 2012 release ‘War’. Additionally, ‘A Sort of Homecoming’, MLK and Pride (In The Name of Love) started off the unforgettable set.

The iconic musicians then played ‘The Joshua Tree’ in it’s entirety, and in order. Beginning with ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’ and wrapping up with ‘The Mothers of the Disappeared’. To the audience’s delight, a six song encore featuring ‘Beautiful Day’, ‘Elevation’, ‘Ultraviolet (Light My Way), ‘One’, ‘Miss Sarajevo’, and making it’s live debut with ‘The Little Things that Give you Away’ to conclude the night.

The legendary Irish rock band are celebrating 30 years of ‘The Joshua Tree’. ‘The Joshua Tree’ is the band’s 5th studio album written in the ‘80s “when there was a lot of unrest,” the Edge recently told Rolling Stone Magazine. Understandably so, many of the tracks have a political undertone and a clear connection to what’s occurring politically in the United States and around the world today.

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