For this first time since 2010, Irish rockers U2 are on their way back to New Zealand shores and they’re bringing their highly-anticipated Joshua Tree tour with them.
**UPDATE: Due to high demand, U2 have confirmed a second and final date in Auckland when the Irish rockers bring their Joshua Tree tour to our shores.
The new show will take place on Saturday 9 November at Mt Smart Stadium, the night after the original show. Please not, all general admission tickets for this sow will be digital mobile only.
Show #2 onsale info:
U2 Subscribers: Thursday 13 June until Saturday 15 June (Limit of 4 tickets per person)
General Public: Monday 17 June @ 1pm (local time) (Limit of 8 tickets per person)
Featuring songs like ‘Where The Streets Have No Name’, ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’, ‘With or Without You’, and ‘Sweetest Thing’, U2’s 1987 album TheJoshua Tree took the band from much-loved heroes to absolute international superstars.
The record topped the charts in over 20 countries, saw the band perform in stadiums for the first time in their career, and earned them two Grammys in 1988 (for Album of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or a Group with Vocal). Now, more than 30 years later, The Joshua Tree has well and truly cemented itself as one of the greatest albums of all time.
U2 frontman Bono cannot wait to get back to our side of the world, saying of the announce, “It’s only taken me 30 years to learn how to sing these songs and it’s great to be able to say that I’ve finally caught up with the band. Our audience has given the Joshua Tree a whole new life on this tour.
“Doing these shows has been very special for us, a lot of emotion. From the despair of how relevant some of the dark songs still are, to the joy and pure fun of the staging – it’s quite a ride. And now we get to do it all over again.”
“We really wanted to bring The Joshua Tree to New Zealand [and] Australia. We promised we would and finally, now we can say that we will see you in November,” The Edge added.
If this news wasn’t enough, U2 have also announced that none other than Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will be coming along as the support act for the Australian and New Zealand dates, and Noel is pretty stoked about it, saying, “We, NGHFB, are beside ourselves. The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour was some of the most fun we ever had. It will be both an honour and a pleasure to share the stage with our friends and comrades once again. It’s gonna be a ripper.”
In a first for any artist performing in New Zealand and Australia, and to ensure fans have the best access, floor tickets for all of U2’s Australian and New Zealand shows will be digital. Not only does this improve your experience getting into the venue on show day, digital-only tickets also means less scalping, safer and easier transfer to friends, and a better environmental outcome with less waste. For more information on accessing your Mobile tickets, head here.
U2 Joshua Tree Australia and New Zealand 2019 tour dates:
Friday 8 November – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland New Zealand
Friday 15 November – Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Australia
Wednesday 27 November – Optus Stadium, Perth Australia
U2 Joshua Tree Australia and New Zealand 2019 onsale info:
U2.com Subscribers Presale: Red Hill Group: Marvel Stadium, VIC – Tuesday 4 June 9am (local time) until Thursday 6 June 5pm (local time)
Mt Smart Stadium, NZ – Tuesday 4 June 10am (local time) until Thursday 6 June 5pm (local time)
Optus Stadium, WA – Tuesday 4 June 10am (local time) until Thursday 6 June 5pm (local time)
U2.com Subscribers Presale: Wires Group: Marvel Stadium, VIC – Tuesday 4 June 1pm (local time) until Thursday 6 June 5pm (local time)
Mt Smart Stadium, NZ – Tuesday 4 June 2pm (local time) until Thursday 6 June 5pm (local time)
Optus Stadium, WA – Tuesday 4 June 2pm (local time) until Thursday 6 June 5pm (local time)
Live Nation Presales: Marvel Stadium, VIC – Thursday 6 June 1pm (local time) until Sunday 9 June 5pm (local time)
Mt Smart Stadium, NZ – Thursday 6 June 2pm (local time) until Sunday 9 June 5pm (local time)
Optus Stadium, WA – Thursday 6 June 2pm (local time) until Sunday 9 June 5pm (local time)
General Public Onsale: Marvel Stadium, VIC – Tuesday 11 June 1pm (local time)
Mt Smart Stadium, NZ – Tuesday 11 June 2pm (local time)
Optus Stadium, WA – Tuesday 11 June 2pm (local time)
U2 Joshua Tree Australia and New Zealand 2019 ticket prices:
MT SMART STADIUM
Category 1: $370.18
Category 2: $267.37
Category 3: $195.76
Category 4 General Admission: $125.38
Category 5: $63.28
VIP Packages: VIP Red Zone: $508.51
VIP Party Experience: $825.47
VIP Hot Seat (Gold): $560.40
VIP Hot Seat (Silver): $457.94
VIP Party Experience: $835.67
VIP Hot Seat (Gold): $570.60
VIP Hot Seat (Silver): $468.14
** General Admission tickets are available via digital only
**Collector tickets are not eligible for General Admission entry. Collector Tickets are not available to those without a valid New Zealand address. You must provide a New Zealand postal address to receive Collector Tickets. The exception to this is the VIP Party Experience which can be collected from the Venue on event day.
U2 will bring their Joshua Tree tour to Australia and New Zealand this November. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.co.nz
By now you’ve probably heard the news – Irish rockers U2 are making their highly-anticipated return to Australia and New Zealand this November to celebrate the band’s seminal album Joshua Tree. With tickets going on sale in the coming days, here's everything you need to know to give you and your friends the best chance of being there.