U2 brings 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2019' to New Zealand this November

Friday 31 May 2019

U2 brings 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2019' to New Zealand this November

U2 are bringing their acclaimed 'U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019' to New Zealand this November 8 and 9. They will be performing at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium before winding up the Australian leg of the tour which will see them play Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium, Melbourne's Marvel Stadium, Adelaide Oval, Sydney Cricket Ground and Perth's Optus Stadium. The band's 2019 AU and NZ dates mark their first visit since their record-shattering 'U2 360° Tour' in 2010.

'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!!!!!”.

Bono said, "It's only taken me 30 years to learn how to sing these songs and it's great to be able to say that
I've finally caught up with the band. Our audience has given the 'Joshua Tree' a whole new life on this tour. Doing these shows has been very special for us, a lot of emotion… from the despair of how relevant some
of the dark songs still are, to the joy, pure fun of the staging… it's quite a ride. And now we get to do it all
over again. Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul… We're
coming for you."

"We really, really wanted to bring 'The Joshua Tree' to New Zealand, Australia and Asia," added The
Edge. "We promised we would and finally, now we can say that we will see you in November... It's going to
feel like a homecoming and we are very excited."

Tickets for the NZ/AUshows go on sale on Tuesday 11 th June 2019 (times vary per city). U2.com subscribers will have first opportunity to purchase tickets starting Tuesday 4th June through Thursday 6th June with a four-ticket limit (see U2's official website for details).

In a first for any artist performing in New Zealand and Australia, and to ensure fans have the best access, stadium floor tickets for all the band's NZ/AU shows will be paperless with delivery via mobile devices 72 hours prior to the applicable show. There will be an eight-ticket limit for general public sales.