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The Joshua Tree And Me (30th Anniversary Upcoming)

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Well well, check this out - the most convincing bit of evidence yet that a Rose Bowl show with Lumineers as support will happen..... Courtesy of those lovely folks atU2.com....

http://www.atu2.com/

Interesting thanks for posting. Could have got the photo right ... doesnt look like zabriskie point in death valley to me

 

Hope the next tour just isnt going to be joshua tree and u2 turn into a tribute act. What about songs of experience?

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No worries, spotted it on Instagram..... liking the reshoot of the album cover

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This relates back to my post about what the Joshua Tree means to me.  Last night I dug these out to listen to because this is how I would have listened to them back then.

 

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Not only did the album blow me away, but I absolutely love the b-side songs from then, especially "Luminous Times" and "Walk to the Water'.  Those were like little nuggets of gold to me.  If an album could've only had 3 sides.... I did get amused last night, as I played each one and flipped them from side A to side B, I had to keep switching from 45rpm to 33 1/3 because every b-side had two songs. 

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Great thoughts - Thanks Big Wave and Mich40 - War began my love of U2 - and so it goes-- Only saw the band first in 1997 though - but many many times since!

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on June 17 it's for me 30 years go for the first U2 concert.....Cologne

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For me, this album is the year Zero for me...its all about before and after the Joshua Tree. This album changed my life, remember how big the band was this time..bigger then life.

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Yes! Saw the announcement! Can't wait!

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Thought I'd start a thread with your Joshua Tree ticket stubs and memories.

 

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I was in Madrid at 1987, seeing an U2 unforgettable concert, with 'BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE', 'UB40' and 'PRETENDERS',

 

After 30 years, U2 play it again 'THE JOSHUA TREE', '''' INCREDIBLE AND MARVELLOUS '''' 

 

I will be in Barcelona... i hope....

 

:rolleyes: 

 

 

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It means the world to me.

 

This was my first U2 live experience. In Gothenburg, Sweden. At Eriksberg Shipyard. It stands as a defining and monumental experience of my early youth.

 

I can still see the band entering the stage. I can still hear the beautiful sound filling the air and the spave between all of us. Like a massive wave coming in from sea. Taking me floating away and filling me with hope for life to come.

 

Right there. Nothing less. On a warm summer Saturday night.

 

Going home to DK in the night the ferry docked just behind the stage and it carried us slowly through the night and home across the water. To a life that was never the same again. As I had gotten a new point of reference musically and for what it feels to be alive.

 

I guess I have 10 albums that I have listened to all my life. The Joshua Tree is one of these 10.

 

So.

 

It means a lot to me.     

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I ‘d just turned 15 when U2 brought The Joshua Tree to Croke Park in June ’87. Bought a ticket for a girl I was seeing at the time but she wasn’t allowed go! Went on the Saturday with my sister and her friend, flagons on the pitch, The Pogues, The Dubliners, culchies and craic. It was epic! What a great couple of nights. I was working collecting glasses in Gibneys in Malahide at the time and one night in the days after the shows, it may actually have been the night of the Sunday gig, I was wearing my lovely white Joshua Tree Tour t-shirt, by the end of the night it was destroyed by beer stains, maps of the world imprinted by Guinness spilt all over it. Anyway we’re all sitting around in the bar after cleaning up and there’s a knock on the door. In walk the lads, I was mortified by the state of my t-shirt but sat awestruck as they enter like returning heroes. Adam pauses as he passes me, points and says ‘cool t-shirt man’. I wish I still had the shirt but the memory will stay forever. Can’t believe its thirty years and can’t wait for July’s homecoming. T-shirt and ticket stub, along with the girl, are long gone but the memory will last forever.

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my first ever U2 and first ever gig so i hope that its not the last tour.

 

i went to sunny scotland Edinbrough and loved it. great set list and the start of my U2 journey.

 

Since then i have been on every tour and loved it i started 2 years ago a group to help fellow fans not get ripped off by touts.

 

really looking forward to 2017

 

Berlin

London

Barcelona

Dublin

 

U2FT.com

see you there

 

 

 

 

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I remember I had this cassette and a Sony Walkman when I went off the basic training in the Army. That was taken away for the first 8 weeks and I was put through hell. I remember getting my Walkman back and literally wearing the cassette out listening to Joshua Tree. It was the only thing that brought me back to life after that 8 week experience. I have no words. I never got to see U2 until last year in Berlin so I am beyond excited to see them play this album in its entirety. It is a dream come true! 

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For me the Joshua Tree was a special moment in my life. I was thrilled to listen to these completely new songs for me. I didn't understand not completely the meaning of the lyrics, but was deeply touched by the music. It helped me crying, mourning and to celebrate. After that album my journey with U2 started and I'm still learning about this album. For example: when I heard 'Bullet the Blue Sky' during the I & E tour in Amsterdam, I really was touched much deeper then before when I heard it. That album is a part of my life and from time to time a song pops up in my memory (or on my Phone:-)).  

It's like a dream comes through that U2 will perform the whole album this year! Special moment for a special band in my heart.

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I remember taking my parents out for a meal with my first pay cheque to a posh hotel in Edinburgh and met the band. They invited me to join them and I sat and enjoyed the chat until 3 in the morning when a burly man presented me with tickets for the show next day at Murrayfield. It's definitely my favourite album and can't wait to relive it. It was a life changing experience for me. Can't believe it was 30 years ago though.

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I saw my first U2 show at the Olympiahalle in Munich on July 21,1987.  Such a great show and memorable night.  Planning to take my wife and three kids to Miami to share in the magic.  What a wonderful gift this is for all of us.

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Here's my JTT story:

 

I went on a coach tour to  Dun laoghaire and stayed in a hotel there before the Saturday night Croke Park concert...

 

In the morning, went to Bono's house (that martello Tower), waled up to the door, and yes, he was in...

 

So I had a little back and forth with one of his family members (you know the type of thing

 

I was at Milton Keynes The Longest Day in June 1985, and Bono said Next time you're in Dublin, you can ask for me, and I'm in Dublin, AND I'M ASKING FOR BONO

 

(I should mention that I was just turned 18, and shouldn't have been let out of the house yet)

 

and yes, Bono came out and said hi, but I was so scared I couldn't tell him it was my birthday ....the gig  was great tho

 

the Joshua Tree Tour was chronicled on ITV's World In Action  weekly news magazine here in the UK...

 

it's on YouTube...

 

Edited by ourmaninbananas

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When I heard about this upcoming tour I immediately got out the Joshua Tree album and played it again and again; such a fantastic collection of songs bringing back awesome cherished memories of the concert at Wembley Stadium!!

Can't wait to get some tickets for the Twickenham concert; hopefully I'll find what I'm looking for!

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Most exciting year ever! I can't wait !!!! I'm screaming and Dancing!! With or without you ! Will no longer be without you !!! ❤❤❤❤❤❤

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I was in my first year of college when Joshua Tree came out and I was dating the man who was to become my husband. All day, every day this album was blaring out of large speakers in rooms throughout the dorms. It was all we listened to. This will always be my favorite album of all time.

 

We can't wait to go!

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people get ready. hmm. Could we be so fortunate to see it this time around?

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I was 15 when this album was released just about to leave school and hearing the opening to Where the Streets Have No Name has taken me on a musical journey unsurpassed by anyone since, and to me Its still  the greatest album ever released

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First gig, just 18, Wembley Stadium 1987, the Pogues & Lou Reed too ... now we come full circle, only been a 30 year journey!

 

Always wanted to hear One Tree Hill live - at least we got it on U22 (well done voters!) Next up - Exit :)

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