How many of you were at the original Joshua Tree tour?

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#1 PacoBear


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:31 PM

I'm so excited to see this tour once again! I hope all of you are as well. I'm also hoping the excitement from this tour launches the new album with hints of what we can expect.
this was a concert I took my brother to years ago and he intantly became a lifelong fan!

#2 mike7man


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Posted 23 January 2017 - 11:33 PM

Yeah!  Saw them way back (for the 1st time) in Cleveland for the original JT tour in 1987.

#3 peterdiaz


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 04:24 AM

Pontiac Silverdome - on a bus trip from Kitchener-Waterloo with Sam the Record Man
Exhibition Stadium, Toronto - Oct 3, 1987 - damn it was a cold night!

#4 Mark Taylor

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:27 AM

Yes saw them at Wembley Stadium June 1987

#5 Martinmc


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:07 AM

Saw them in Belfast, and both Dublin gigs.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:43 AM

SECC Glasgow 29th July
SECC Glasgow 30th July
Murrayfield Stadium 1st August

Oh what I would give to do that all again - good times indeed.

#7 Gogme United

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:57 AM

Saw them in Rotterdam (twice) and Cork. Getting tickets for the Dutch gigs was really hard, we queued for a night in the centre of Amsterdam and hours of pushing and shoving later I managed to get some louse tickets for the first night. Luckily the guy told me that a second night was added, so I went out and back in line to get some GA's for the second night! 


Right after these nights we went on holiday in Ireland and I discovered that U2 was going to play Cork, was it added? Can't remember. But I do know that we were thinking that the gig was sold out and were really frustrated about that. And then we passed this store in O'Connell street and saw this sign on the window that U2 tickets were still on sale!  

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:34 AM

True, the Cork concert didn't sell out. I was at that, and the second Dublin one. And that's how I became a fan..

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 09:54 AM

Murrayfield, Edinburgh Aug 1st 1987



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:04 AM

SECC Glasgow 29th July
SECC Glasgow 30th July
Murrayfield Stadium 1st August

Oh what I would give to do that all again - good times indeed.

 Very similar to me!


I did 1 night at SECC plus Murrayfield- my 1st ever gigs, not just of U2 but any band.  In theory 1st band I ever saw live were Hue and Cry as they were the support.


I remember me and my mates going out of school at lunchtime and going to Virgin Records in Princes Street to get the tickets for the Murrayfield gig.  Then I couldn't make that day as I was working so sold my ticket but then someone who I worked with had a ticket and didn't want and agreed to cover my shift so I bought ticket off them and went!  Great day too with cracking supporting line up of Love & Money, Runrig, Mission and Pogues. 

#11 monicaforrestall


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:14 AM

Both Dublin shows and Cork.

#12 royliverpool


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 12:33 PM

Wembley on the Saturday (June 13?)

Elland Rd Leeds - July 1st. I got hit on the head by a flying bottle, needed stiches and then missed the coach home so slept in a train station overnight

Cardiff Arms Park July 25th - missed the coach there!!! so got 2 National Express coaches there then somehow found the original missed coach and got home

Murrayfield - August 2nd I think -  there and back without incident, although we had terrible tickets at the very back so we hopped over the fence and onto the pitch

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#13 julieh


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 01:29 PM

Yes saw them at Wembley Stadium . Used to live around the corner from the Stadium at the time , easy commute home! Twickenham going to be more problematic , remembering last time, but will be there

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:59 PM

LA April, 1987 

LA November, 1987 (two shows)

#15 dmway


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:34 PM

Fri., Oct. 9, 1987


Carrier Dome - Syracuse, NY


My second U2 show (the first being the Conspiracy of Hope tour finale in Giants Stadium the previous year).


The nice thing about this show is that recordings (audio and video) of it have always been plentiful - so, if I want to hear/see the show, it's just a few clicks away. :)

#16 geowickey


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 05:50 PM

Chicago- Rosemont Horizon. Front row. Fall 1987. I was a freshman in HS

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:23 PM

Houston April 7, 1987

Houston April 8, 1987

Denver November 8, 1987

Austin November 22, 1987

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:29 PM

October Syracuse Carrier Dome.  1st U2 show.  I was 16 when my 3 friends and I bought tickets (if memory serves I think they were $16!) to the show 2 hours from home only having a learner's permit to get there.  It wasn't going to stop us.  But the parents said no way.  My mother and another guy's mom stepped up and said they would drive us.  One guy's parents said no all together so he never went.  Contacted all of them for this tour and one friend is coming.  The other two were left to their own devices to get tickets and they failed so they are contemplating re-sale to join us.  But with or without those guys I have a large group of the original guys, family, and other friends gained over the years joining me at NJ.  So when you see a group of 15 of us trying to get up as close as we can on the floor say hello!

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 07:51 PM

Me too saw them in the UK
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#20 lin


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Posted 24 January 2017 - 10:19 PM

Saw them at Wembley with a friend from work and on the way in her car we picked up 3 Australian guys who were hitching to the stadium
That was when there wasn't a seating plan it was first come you got to the front off stage then you just sat in the seats you wanted
Great times

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