A Few Things You Missed At U2’s The Joshua Tree Performance

by Nick Fitzgerald
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Saturday, July 22, 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of U2‘s infamous album The Joshua Tree.

In celebration of this great feat the Dublin band paid a visit to their sold out concert at Croke Park as part of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, the only Irish date of their current tour.

The first time U2 graced the stadium of Croke Park was all the way back in 1985. The original Joshua Tree Tour occurred in Croke Park on June 27 and 28, 1987.

Here was the setlist:

Sunday Bloody Sunday

New Year’s Day


Pride (In the Name of Love)

Where the Streets Have No Name

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

With or Without You

Bullet the Blue Sky

Running to Stand Still

Red Hill Mining Town

In God’s Country

Trip Through Your Wires

One Tree Hill


Mothers of the Disappeared


Miss Sarajevo

Beautiful Day



Ultraviolet (Light My Way)


The Little Things That Give You Away

U2 performed in front of a crowd size of around 80, 000.

Special guest Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds was there to support the band on Saturday night.

As U2 sang “Where the Streets Have No Name”, 4 French planes aligned flew over Croke Park with green, white and orange contrails.

President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Colin Farrell, Imelda May, Robbie Keene and Amy Huberman were among the high profile guests in attendance.

One Dublin man even proposed to his partner, now fiance, as U2 performed With Or Without You.


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