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U2 adds second nights in major markets

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U2 has added a handful of new dates onto its North American and European itineraries. Vintage Vinyl News reported that the band sold a whopping 1.1 million tickets for the shows already on sale in only 24 hours. Additional, second nights have just been added in Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; and East Rutherford, New Jersey.

U2's 30th anniversary tour for their 1987 classic album, The Joshua Tree kicks off on May 12th in Vancouver's BC Place. The opening slot for the stadium tour will alternate between Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers, and OneRepublic. Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will serve as the band's opener for the European shows.

A while back, Bono admitted that unfortunately getting all the fans into their shows comes down to commerce — so much so that they even released the 2007 3D film, U2 3D to satisfy demand: "Also, U2 tickets are a bit expensive. I'm just thinking of people going to high school or going to college don't have the cash. We fight to have the tickets at a reasonable price — like at least 50, 60 percent of them — but you know the way it goes, the tickets get sold on. . .  and there's not enough of them, so. I hope for people who are just thinkin,' well, I'm kinda into that band, that they'll give us a shot and come and see what we've got."

Updated: U2 tour dates (subject to change):

May 12 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place (with Mumford & Sons)
May 14 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field (with Mumford & Sons)
May 17 – Santa Clara, CA – Levi's Stadium (with Mumford & Sons)
May 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl (with The Lumineers)
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl (with The Lumineers)
May 24 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium (with The Lumineers)
May 26 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium (with The Lumineers)
June 3 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with The Lumineers)
June 4 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with The Lumineers)
June 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field (with The Lumineers)
June 8-11 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Festival *** U2 date TBA
June 11 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium (with OneRepublic)
June 14 – Tampa, FL – Raymond James Stadium (with OneRepublic)
June 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field (with The Lumineers)
June 20 – Washington DC – FedExField (with The Lumineers)
June 23 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with The Lumineers)
June 25 – Boston, MA – Gillette Stadium (with The Lumineers)
June 28 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (with The Lumineers)
June 29 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (with The Lumineers)
July 1 – Cleveland, OH – FirstEnergy Stadium (with OneRepublic)
July 8 – London, England – Twickenham Stadium (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
July 9 – London, England – Twickenham Stadium (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
July 12 – Berlin, Germany – Olympic Stadium (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
July 15 – Rome, Italy – Olympic Stadium (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
July 16 – Rome, Italy – Olympic Stadium (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
July 18 – Barcelona, Spain – Olympic Stadium (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
July 22 – Dublin, Ireland – Croke Park Stadium (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)   
July 25 – Paris, France – Stade de France (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)   
July 26 – Paris, France – Stade de France (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)
July 29 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Amsterdam Arena (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)    
July 30 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Amsterdam Arena (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)  
August 1 – Brussels, Belgium – King Baudouin Stadium (with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds)

Fast Facts:

U2's The Joshua Tree was released on March 9th, 1987 and spent nine weeks on top of the Billboard 200 album charts.

The album spawned three Top 20 singles — the chart-toppers, "With Or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," along with "Where The Streets Have No Name," which peaked at Number 13.

The Joshua Tree won a total of three Grammy Awards: Album Of The Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for the album — and Best Performance Music Video for "Where The Streets Have No Name.”


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