Irish rock band U2 is set to perform in India for the first time on December 15. The band will bring their acclaimed "U2: The Joshua Tree Tour" celebrating the band's 1987 album by the same name to Mumbai on December 15. It will be the final show of the tour. The band comprises frontman Bono, guitarist the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton, and drummer Larry Mullen Jr.
The concert in Mumbai is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and brought to India by BookMyShow. The band will perform at D.Y. Patil Stadium. Larry Mullen Jr. reportedly said the band is excited to perform in India and that it will be the perfect place to end the tour.
'Bono, what are you doing on December 15th 2019?' First ever @U2 show in India that's what, as The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 heads to Mumbai. Presales from next Tuesday, September 24 - https://t.co/L3R9jRe5xe#U2 #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019 #DYPatilStadium #Mumbai #India pic.twitter.com/tjr1ov4249— U2 (@U2) September 18, 2019
"We are very much looking forward to bringing a dash of Dublin to Mumbai, India. A country famous for its rich culture of art, music, movies, theatre, literature, food and so much more. There is a lot of excitement in the U2 camp," Clayton reportedly said.
Edge added that having performed around the world, they couldn't think of a better place than Mumbai to end their tour. 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2019' kicks off in Auckland on November 8 and will visit Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth, before moving on to Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Manila and finishing up in Mumbai. Presales will start from next Tuesday, September 24. General tickets go on sale on 1 October at noon on BookMyShow and Live Nation.
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. Released to universal acclaim on 9th March 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree went to #1 in the U.K, Ireland, and around the world, and sold a whopping 25 million albums. Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history.
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