U2 have CONFIRMED plans to play Croke Park this summer, as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree.
The band will play Croke Park on July 22, 2017 – 30 years after their original Joshua Tree tour, where they played on Jones’ Road in June 1987.
Noel Gallagher has also been confirmed as their support act, and said, “It will be both a pleasure and an honour to play my part in what still remains the greatest show on earth.”
According to Independent.ie, The Edge said, “It seems like we have come full circle from when The Joshua Tree songs were originally written, with global upheaval, extreme right wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk. To celebrate the album – as the songs seem so relevant and prescient of these times too – we decided to do these shows, it feels right for now. We’re looking forward to it.”
The Joshua Tree includes hit singles With or Without You and I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.
Tickets for the U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 go on sale Monday, January 16.