U2’s The Joshua Tree North American Stadium Tour Likely to Be Hottest Ticket of 2017
Irish rock group U2 will embark on a North American stadium tour this summer in celebration of their fifth studio record, The Joshua Tree. The band, who released the popular album in 1987, will tour to celebrate the disc's 30th Anniversary. The tour will launch in May and hit a handful of major cities in the U.S. including Los Angeles, Tampa, Chicago and several more, as well a stop at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in June.
The Joshua Tree Tour is on track to be one of the hottest tours of 2017, with nearly every date already sold out on the primary ticket market. On the resale market, U2 tickets are currently averaging $353, with the biggest demand coming from cities like New York, Pasadena and Boston. As of now, the band's May 20 stop at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena is averaging a whopping $680 on the resale market, with the cheapest ticket starting at a lofty $220. To compare, a ticket to the cheapest show on the calendar, which is slated to be U2's June 7 stop at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, starts at $53, according to data provided by TicketIQ. U2's June 8 appearance at Bonnaroo will serve as the band's first headlining set at a festival in the United States. 4-Day passes for Bonnaroo are averaging $362.
According to a report from Forbes, LiveNation announced last month that over 1.1 million tickets were sold for U2's tour in just a single day, which makes their upcoming run one of the most popular and fastest-selling tours in history.
The tour will feature support from Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and OneRepublic on a rotating schedule throughout the trek. Fans can expect to hear favorites like, "Where The Streets Have No Name," "With or Without You" and, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" from U2 out on the road. Fans will also get the chance to hear tracks off the record that are rarely included in the band's set list such as "Exit" and, "In God's Country."
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