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It is 30 years since the release of The Joshua Tree catapulted U2 to the forefront of contemporary music.
At their Croke Park homecoming, they reaffirmed that they are still up there, at the very top of the tree.
By Olaf Tyaransen Read More U2 nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for 'Ordinary Love', the song they wrote for the Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom - they talked to Patricia Danaher about their relationship with Mandela Read More As U2 geared up for the release of No Line On The Horizon, they met HP to talk about the creation of their latest masterwork, meeting world leaders, the way they’re perceived in Ireland, the current state of the music business and their future plans.
Read More Niall Stokes draws on his best-selling book Into The Heart: The Stories Behind The Songs Of U2 to offer a unique insight into the way in which some of the greatest songs in the history of popular music came into being.
A stark black and red Joshua Tree backdrop is replaced by Anton Corbijn footage for the album portion of the night.
His parched landscapes and vast open highways a perfect visual accompaniment.
In advance of the return of their Joshua Tree Tour to Dublin, we chart the circumstances of their tours, recall the iconic moments and the visual highlights and reprise what it is that makes them the world’s pre-eminent live act.
The post-Joshua Tree segment of the concert kicks off with the majestic 'Miss Sarajevo' (Passengers), accompanied by stunning visuals of war-torn places, and then a triple whammy of 'Beautiful Day', 'Elevation' and 'Vertigo' act as a sonic sucker-punch to amp up the collective adrenaline flow.When the propulsive opening beats of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' ring out, the crowd erupts.The euphoria is unabated for a resplendent 'New Year's Day', after which Bono thanks the audience for 'letting us back into your lives'.After a jam packed weekend for the Joshua Tree Pre and after events, which seen over 5,000 fans visit the Church Bar over the July weekend, The Church Bar will celebrate U241 tonight with U2 Tribute Zooropa who recently played to a sold out crowed at the Button Factory.Read More The band's legion of fans in St Louis' were left devastated after Saturday night's concert there was called off at the last minute.