Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Joshua Tree Turns 30

U2 are going to go on tour and, presumably, play a classic album in its entirety:

U2 have revealed that they will be touring their landmark album ‘The Joshua Tree’ this year to mark the LP’s 30th anniversary.

The four-piece shared a recent video on Facebook over the festive period in which they confirmed plans to tour the 1987 record.

They also revealed that their new album ‘Songs Of Experience’ will be released later this year. You can watch the video below.

“Next year [2017] is going to be a big year for the U2 group. We have ‘Songs Of Experience’ coming, and to honour 30 years of ‘The Joshua Tree’, we have some very, very special shows coming,” Bono added.

Now, that's all well and good. The Joshua Tree turned them into global superstars and broke them fully and completely in the United States. They were already on their way, but this is the album that put serious distance between the band and everyone they were competing against. 

If they do this, then there's no question--they have to do the same for Achtung Baby, which has held up quite a bit better and should really be considered their finest work.

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