Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
In private tent on the Bonnaroo grounds, The Edge received the Les Paul Foundation’s second annual Les Paul Spirit Award. It recognized his status as an innovative artist whose embrace of technology (like his signature “delay effect”) has taken him to new creative heights
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
"Thirty years can't dull searing music, hopeful lyrics or the captivating Irish band behind them”
It’s been called ‘the tour of the year’ and the band are set to take The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to Mexico and South America this year, as well as returning to more cities in the US.
New dates announced today include a run of September US shows which open in Detroit - the city where the band first played a headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome - followed by stops in Buffalo, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis and San Diego.
In October the tour will head to Mexico City followed by concerts in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo.
For Rolling Stone the show reveals "a live act simply without peer… It really felt like they were reapplying for the job of the best band in the world by showing how they earned the title in the first place.”
The band "not only unpack a masterpiece but provide moments to hold on to forever”. (Consequence of Sound)
Ticket prices start at $35.00 with general admission floor tickets at $70.00. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2.com subscribers starting Thursday, June 8th (10am) through Saturday, June 10th (5pm) local times for subscribers who may have missed out on the previous presale opportunity along with new subscribers. There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. In North America, all floor tickets will be paperless unless otherwise noted. Special guest for the North America concert dates to be announced.
In Mexico and South America, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have been confirmed as special guest for all dates. Tickets will go on sale Wed. June 14th in Mexico City, June 15th in Bogota, Buenos Aires and Santiago and Friday June 16th in Sao Paulo. There will be an exclusive priority presale for U2 Subscribers at U2.com starting Thursday, June 8th (10am) through Saturday, June 10th (5pm) local times for U2.com. All times local. (Subscribers will be emailed more information ahead of the presales). Details on the Tour page.
Not a U2.com subscriber but interested in taking part in the presales? Subscription details here.
NEW #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 DATES
Sun Sep 3 - Detroit, MI Ford Field
Tue Sep 5 - Buffalo, NY New Era Field
Fri Sep 8 - Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium
Sun Sep 10 - Indianapolis, IN Lucas Oil Stadium
Tue Sep 12 - Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium
Sat Sep 16 - St. Louis, MO The Dome At America’s Center
Fri Sep 22 - San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium
Tue Oct 3 - Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol
Sat Oct 7 - Bogota, Colombia, Estadio El Campin
Tue Oct 10 - Buenos Aires, Argentina La Plata
Sat Oct 14 - Santiago, Chile Estadio Nacional
Thur Oct 19 - Sao Paulo, Brazil Morumbi Stadium
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
U2 bassist will be honored at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in New York on June 26 in support of MusiCares' addiction recovery programs
MusiCares has announced that the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert will honor 22-time GRAMMY winner Adam Clayton of U2 at PlayStation Theater in New York on June 26.
Clayton will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedication and support of the MusiCares MAP Fund as well as his commitment to helping others with the addiction recovery process. Performers will be announced shortly.
Brit Award-winning singer/songwriter Jack Garratt and GRAMMY-nominated folk-rock band the Lumineers will be among the artists to pay tribute to U2's Adam Clayton at the 13th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on June 26 at the PlayStation Theater in New York City.
A 22-time GRAMMY winner, legendary bass player Clayton will give a closing performance at the event and receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award in recognition of his dedicated support for the MusiCares MAP Fund, improving access to addiction recovery treatment and sober living resources for members of the music community. GRAMMY winner Hal Willner will be the evening's musical director.
Lauded as one of Britain's freshest talents, Garratt recently played at the 2017 installment of Coachella. His debut album, 2016's Phase, reached No. 3 on the UK album chart on the strength of the hits "Worry" and "Breathe Life."
Touring in support of their 2016 album, Cleopatra, the Lumineers are currently opening shows for U2's U.S. tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame recording The Joshua Tree.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Until U2 kicked off their Joshua Tree 2017 Tour at Vancouver's BC Place stadium on May 12th, they honestly weren't sure they had a concept that would work. Here was a show built around an album that came out during the final years of the Ronald Reagan administration by a band that had spent their whole career refusing to cash in on their past. "It's so not us to throw ourselves a birthday party," says Bono. "We didn't know if we could pull off a tour that honors The Joshua Tree without it being nostalgic. That's an oxymoron."
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
U2's Joshua Tree 2017 Tour continued to deliver surprises Sunday night in Seattle as Eddie Vedder and Mumford & Sons joined the band on "Mothers of the Disappeared."
Following the first verse on The Joshua Tree closing track, Bono asked the Centurylink Field crowd, "Where's Eddie Vedder? Spirit of Seattle, spirit of Chicago, spirit of America. Where's Eddie?" The Pearl Jam singer emerged to take lead vocals on "Mothers of the Disappeared." Bono brought out Mumford & Sons, U2's opening act, to provide harmony to the track's closing coda.
The Seattle show featured both new and old cuts. U2 performed their new Songs of Experience track, "The Little Things That Give You Away" as well as deeps cuts like "Trip Through Your Wires" and "Exit," for the first time in nearly 30 years. And, best of all, they performed Joshua Tree's "Red Hill Mining Town" for the first time ever onstage. The band's trek in celebration of their 1987 album continues Wednesday in Santa Clara, California.