U2 to play Croke Park this July

The band is embarking on a 'Joshua Tree' stadium tour

U2 to play Croke Park this July

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U2 have confirmed they will be bringing their Joshua Tree tour to Croke Park this summer.

30 years since the album was first released, the group will hit GAA headquarters on July 22nd. 

They will be supported by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, with the former Oasis star saying “it will be both a pleasure and an honour to play my part in what still remains the greatest show on earth".

Their website says the tour will kick off in Canada's Vancouver on 12th May before arriving in Europe on the 8th of July.

Tickets go on sale in Ireland this day week, the 16th of January.

The band is promising to play every song from their iconic The Joshua Tree album during every show of the stadium tour.

Speaking about the tour, Bono said: “Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years… it’s quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats.

"I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them. I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night. Especially when we play at home. Croke Park… it’s where the album was born, 30 years ago.”

The album includes the likes of With Or Without YouWhere The Streets Have No Name and I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.