Live Nation has announced that Louisville, KY is the final North American stop on U2’s The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour. The band will play at Papa John’s Stadium on June 16th with special guest OneRepublic.
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 3rd at 10 am local time with a pre-sale to U2.com subscribers opening Tuesday (Jan 31st) and running until Thursday (Feb 2nd). Qualifying subscribers will be emailed with further details.
Fan site @u2 reports this is only the fourth time that the band has played in Kentucky throughout the career. Concerts have been played on March 13, 1982, October 23, 1987 and most recently May 4, 2001.
Tickets for the tour are a hot commodity as over 1.1 million tickets sold in 24 hours forcing second dates for Los Angeles, E. Rutherford, Chicago, London, Rome, Paris and Amsterdam. The tour’s entire UK/Europe stadium run sold out in one day when they went on sale on January 16th.
Every show will include a performance of The Joshua Tree in its entirety, with support from one of a number of special guests including Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and The Lumineers in North America and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds in Europe.
U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 will kick off in Vancouver on May 12th for a run of dates across North America and Europe, and will include U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this summer, as well as a hometown show in Dublin’s Croke Park on July 22nd.
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