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.
— Independent Archives (@IndoArchives) March 4, 2017
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
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
The Little Things That Give You Away
— Independent Archives (@IndoArchives) February 10, 2017
U2 performed in front of a crowd size of around 80, 000.
— U2 (@U2) July 22, 2017
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.
— Croke Park (@CrokePark) July 23, 2017
— 1000GigGuy (@1000GigGuy) July 23, 2017
President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Colin Farrell, Imelda May, Robbie Keene and Amy Huberman were among the high profile guests in attendance.
— Keith Barry (@KeithpBarry) July 22, 2017
— Imelda May (@ImeldaOfficial) July 22, 2017
One Dublin man even proposed to his partner, now fiance, as U2 performed With Or Without You.