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2019-06-14: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Questions and Answers

LAST UPDATED: JUNE 14, 2019, 11:15pm Auckland Time

Recently added: Notes on Singapore, second shows for Sydney and Auckland.

On May 31 U2 announced a new tour, which will visit New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. Dates were announced for one show in each city in New Zealand, Australia and South Korea. Two dates were announced for Japan. No dates were announced for...

2019-06-11: Tour Update: Joshua Tree 2019

Today was the start of the general sales for Australia and New Zealand shows for the upcoming The Joshua Tree Tour 2019. All six shows announced for these countries were put on sale, after a series of prior presales through U2.Com and through Live Nation.

Auckland was announced as a sellout early on, and a second show was announced via U2.Com. Sydney was also quick to be labeled as a...

2019-06-07: Two New Vinyl Reissues on Coloured Vinyl

Updated: June 7, 2019:

Although some online stores were able to fulfill orders today for the red vinyl version of How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb and the wine vinyl version of The Unforgettable Fire, most stores are reporting that stock has not been received worldwide, and that there are delays filling even some of the online orders for this item.

In Canada, Sunrise Records is the...

2019-05-31: The Joshua Tree 2019 is Here! Announcement Wrap Up!

Yesterday was a bit of a blur! But we are so happy that the fans in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Japan and South Korea finally are going to see the tour that previously took U2 through Europe and North and South America. Will it be the same? It’s U2. There’s always surprises, upgrades, and unexpected bonuses. But we’re excited to see what is next.

The tour was announced at 8am in the...

2019-05-30: Updated Rumours: NZ, Australia, Asia U2 Tour in 2019

On May 16, 2019 information was made public on the Australian Ticketmaster site announcing the tour as The Joshua Tree 2019 tour. We have started our usual Questions and Answers piece on the new U2 Joshua Tree 2019 tour here, and expect to be posting little in the way of information at this page going forward.

Updated: May 30, 2019:

Expected dates for the tour are as follows:

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2019-05-28: A New(er) Pressing of U218 Singles

One new release snuck by us. In late 2017 there was another release of U218 Singles with some differences from earlier pressings – but the album contains the same audio mix and the same catalog numbers. Lets take a look back at the other two known versions on vinyl first, before looking at the newer release.

In 2006 the album was first released, and there was only one pressing released,...

2019-05-22: Unreleased Pavarotti and Bono Duet Available Today!

Bono and Pavarotti performed together in 2003 at a concert in Italy in aid of Iraqi refugees, the SOS Iraq Benefit. They performed “Miserere,” joined by Zucchero, and Bono also performed on “Ave Maria” with Pavarotti, and later sang “One.” Sixteen years later the performance of Bono and Pavarotti on “Ave Maria” is now being released as part of the soundtrack to the new Ron Howard directed...

2019-05-18: The Joshua Tree 2017: Live from Mexico City Film

One of the most common questions we are getting these days is what has happened to the home video releases from the last two tours. We are still being told that both will be released. There are still plans to get these out. And we are told that The Joshua Tree 2017: Live from Mexico City will likely be the first one to be released. While we haven’t had any new information for a while, other...

2019-05-12: Adam Clayton interviewed on The Tommy Tiernan Show

Last night on RTÉ One television in Ireland, Adam Clayton appeared with Tommy Tiernan for a half hour interview. Tiernan hosts The Tommy Tiernan Show on RTÉ which is currently in its third season. The chat show is based around the premise that the host and the audience have no idea who the guests will be on the show before the guest actually walks out on the stage. The interviews are done...

2019-04-29: Where the Shadows Fall Released in Film

Today saw the release of the Lian Lunson directed film, Waiting for the Miracle to Come. The movie features a new song written by Bono, “Where the Shadows Fall,” which is performed over the end credits of the film by Willie Nelson with backing vocals by Bono. Bono also is credited with the music for the “Theme Orchestration,” performed in the film by Richard Souther. Bono is also listed as...

2019-04-27: “Mystify: Michael Hutchence” Debuts

Mystify: Michael Hutchence, a documentary about INXS front man Michael Hutchence premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this week. The film, directed by Richard Lowenstein, debuted on Thursday night at the Festival. Lowenstein, a long time collaborator with Hutchence and INXS, also worked with U2 on a number of videos including “Desire” and “Angel of Harlem.” In recent years...

2019-04-10: Recent Screen Prints by White Duck Editions

We’ve been told that not only is there a Record Store Day release of “The Europa EP” this Saturday, but that there will also be a run of T-Shirts and prints showcasing the artwork from the EP. These should be announced and be on sale later this week.

U2 has been doing a number of screen prints of late, a more reasonable priced version of art than the lithographs they’ve sold in the past,...