U2 Brings The Joshua Tree Tour To Asia

Jun 21, 2019 | Escape, Japan, Korea, News, Pop, Singapore

U2 – The Joshua Tree | Brent Flanders

U2 will be in Asia this coming November 30 to perform, for the first time in Singapore, at the National Stadium as part of the band’s The Joshua Tree World Tour.

The Joshua Tree Tour 3.0

The Irish rock band consists of members Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. has announced earlier this May that they’d be heading to the Asia Pacific region, including Australia and Singapore, Japan, and Korea for the said concert performance.

And while the fans hanker to know more about the venue and date of the said event, promoter Live Nation Global Touring dropped the full announcement on Friday, June 14.

U2 and Live Nation announced the multi-Grammy Award-winning band will kick off its tour in Auckland, New Zealand, in early November, and will be followed in 5 key Australian cities, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, and Perth.

From the land down under, U2’s next stop will be on Singapore in November 30 at the 50,000-seater Stadium Nasional Singapura (National Stadium).

Ticket presales have already kicked off at the U2 official website. Meanwhile, the general on-sale will begin this Thursday, June 20 at 10AM SGT local time via the Singapore Sports Hub website.

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Purchases will be limited to 4 tickets per subscribers only and 8 tickets max for public sales.

Ticket prices range from $98 to $368. VIP Packages will have different rates and will be made available once announced.

On December, U2 will head further north to Japan on December 4 and 5 and in Seoul on December 8, closing the Asian leg of the tour.

A Huge Success

The Joshua Tree, the band’s fifth studio album, is regarded as one of the best-selling albums in the US, with 10 million copies sold, and around the world, at 25 million copies shipped.

This would be the third time U2 will bring the namesake of its seminal album, The Joshua Tree. The first was in 1987 and was followed in 2017.

“Our audience has given the Joshua Tree a whole new life on this tour. Doing these shows has been very special for us, a lot of emotion…it’s quite a ride. And now we get to do it all over again. Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul… We’re coming for you,” Bono said in an interview.

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