Legendary rock band U2 is out on the road for The Joshua Tree 2017 anniversary tour which celebrates the 30 year mark for the iconic album. The Joshua Tree was released in March 1987 and became the record that propelled the Irish group from star to worldwide phenomenon with hits like "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." U2 will be coming to Michigan on Sept. 3, 2017, a first for the band in over six years and AXS has tickets here.
U2 will hit Ford Field in Detroit beginning at 7:30 p.m. It marks the first time the band has visited the great "Mitten State" since the group toured No Line on the Horizon from 2009 to 2011. The 360° Tour came to Lansing, Michigan at the Spartan Stadium to a sold out crowd with the electric Florence + The Machine opening. The show held at Ford Field at the end of summer will have Beck as the supporting act while he continues to prepare for a new record years in the making.
Fans of U2 will hear several early singles that led up to the release of The Joshua Tree including "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Pride (In the Name of Love)" before enjoying the entire tracklisting of the album. It marks the first time that the band has performed "Red Hill Mining Town" live. U2 has also previewed the new song "The Little Things That Give You Away" which is from the forthcoming Songs of Experience, the companion to 2014's Songs of Innocence.
Ford Field is the home of the NFL's Detroit Lions and holds approximately 65,000 attendees with regular seating. It is located downtown Detroit and was originally planned to be an outdoor venue to replace the Tiger Stadium and Pontiac Silverdome. It however was completed as an indoor venue with large skylights and glass windows and glass along the ceiling frosted to mimic the automotive factories throughout Detroit.
Purchase tickets to see U2 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on Sept. 3, 2017 here.