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U2 Playing FedEx Field June 20th, Tickets on Sale Tuesday

by Prince Of Petworth January 13, 2017 at 1:05 pm 18 Comments

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Well 9:30 club would obviously be better but nobody would get a ticket so this awesome! From Rolling Stone:

“U2 will celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree this year by performing the seminal 1987 album in its entirety at stadiums across America and Europe, including a stop at Bonnaroo.

June 20 – Washington, DC @ FedExField

Tickets for the U.S. shows (which will have general admission seating on the field and reserved seats in the stands) will go on sale Tuesday, January 17th.”

Ed. Note: First CD I ever bought was Joshua Tree, who’s coming with me to this show?

  • Linc Park SE

    Damn this makes me feel old considering I saw the first one at SunDevil stadium while in High school. I remember it being AAAWWWESOME!!! I think I’ll stick with the memory…

  • Blithe

    Although I really regret that I missed them when they played at Toad’s Place, I think I’m going to sit this one out. Joshua Tree was my favorite album though, for more than a hot minute, so I think this is an inspired idea for a tour.

  • Kevin

    I also remember when The Joshua Tree came out. It’s a strong album–an all-time classic, for sure. And I’d love to see U2 again…but I can’t gin up the enthusiasm to go to stadium concerts anymore (I see plenty of live music but neither watching musicians on jumbotrons nor paying $1000 to be reasonably close are acceptable to me now).

    • anon

      Got GA tickets for the area in front of the stage yesterday in the pre-sale for $80. No need to pay $1000.

      • B’Dale Res

        $80? So you got them without having to purchase the $50 U2 Subscription, pay the service fees or facility fees?

      • chris

        don’t forget the 50 bucks to park at FedEx…

  • Tsar of Truxton

    Lumineers are opening (they are great live), so this should be an incredible show. I saw them last time around, and I could barely see, so I would suggest coughing up the extra doe to be close to the stage, if you can afford it. Fedex is a huge venue to see a show.

    • Anonymous

      I’m actually bummed because of the four acts that are opening on this tour, the Lumineers is the only one that I actively dislike. Would much rather see Mumford & Sons or Noel Gallagher, but so it is.

      • Tsar of Truxton

        I like Lumineers, but I would rather have had Mumford as well. Both are really good live!

        • Anonymous

          Maybe seeing them live will change my mind (it has happened before).

  • Idontgetit

    Big deal. You can see country star Toby Keith, southern rockers 3 Doors Down and singer Jennifer Holliday all for free at the Inaugural concert on January 19.

    • textdoc

      Who?
      .
      ;)

    • Blithe

      Is Jennifer Holliday confirmed? I’ve heard that she was asked, but hadn’t accepted. And the rumblings from those of us who vote with our wallets has already started.

      • Blithe

        lol I really need to ice the phrase “I’ve heard….” eeeew. Right up there with “people are saying….”

  • jumpingjack

    I got GA tickets in the pre-sale. It’s been a long long time since I’ve done GA at a concert. We’ll see if 40-something me can handle it like late-20s me could.

    • Anon

      “40-something me” – guessing you’ll be at the younger end of the spectrum

      • JoDa

        While I think you’re being overly snarky, I was going to share the same sentiment, if more measured. There probably won’t be a ton of *very* young people pushing you around at a concert like this. Today at work I had “It’s the End of the World” stuck in my head, quietly sung out a few lines to get it out of my head, and my 20-something coworker across from me said “what song is that?” Another coworker around my age in the cube behind yelled out “are you SERIOUS?” before I could. Just a few bars were familiar to us, but lost on someone less than 10 years younger than me.

        • JoDa

          Hm…also 1987 for that album. Twas a good year for music…

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