U2 to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of ‘The Joshua Tree’ in 2017


Story by Charles Ken

U2 have made a major announcement

U2 have major plans for 2017. The legendary rockers have announced a new album planned for release in 2017, as well as a special tour.

Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen, Jr., and Adam Clayton announced the news via a new video on U2’s official website and other social media accounts called “Happy Christmas.”  In the video, The Edge plays “The Little Drummer Boy,” while Bono sings and Mullen and Clayton decorate a Christmas tree.

“Next year’s going to be a big year for the U2 group,” Bono says in the video.  “We have ‘Song of Experience’ coming, and to honor thirty years of ‘Joshua Tree,’ we have some very special shows coming.  Very special.”

U2 first talked about releasing “Songs of Experience” roughly three years ago, but instead, U2 surprised the world by releasing their Grammy-nominated studio set, “Songs of Innocence.” The band went on to embark on their Innocence + Experience Tour, which pulled in more than $150 million for the guys.

“The Joshua Tree,” of course, is U2’s seminal fifth studio album. That set arrived March 7, 1987, and packs the enduring hits “With or Without You,” “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” “The Joshua Tree” has sold more than 25 million copies to date.

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Posted by Charles Ken | Alternative, Music, Rock, Rock News

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