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U2 kicks off European leg of "Joshua Tree" tour in London

Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 02:06

Irish rock group U2 kicked off the European leg of ''The Joshua Tree'' tour on Saturday by returning to the album that tackled their love-hate relationship with America and propelled them to superstardom when it was released 30 years ago. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Irish rock group U2 kicked off the European leg of "The Joshua Tree" tour on Saturday (July 8) by returning to the album that tackled their love-hate relationship with America and propelled them to superstardom when it was released 30 years ago. The band, led by 57-year-old singer Bono, is playing most of the songs of the record to the fans on their 2017 tour, including hits "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm looking For". But they started the London show with early songs "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "New Year's Day", "Bad", and the Martin Luther King Jr-inspired "Pride (In the Name of Love)", which Bono dedicated to the "Rainbow people of London" who took part in the annual Pride LGBT march in the city earlier on Saturday. "The Joshua Tree" was played in sequence against a backdrop of video of U.S. landscapes such as Death Valley, and Americans standing in front of the Stars and the Stripes, shot by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn who created the imagery on the original record. The European leg of the tour includes Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Dublin, Paris and Amsterdam in July finishing in Brussels on August 1st.

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U2 kicks off European leg of "Joshua Tree" tour in London

Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 02:06