The Joshua Tree is one of the worlds best selling albums. The album release boosted U2’s popularity as never before and made it possible for U2 to put a tour on the road different from anything they've ever done. In this slideshow we’ll go back in time and explore the stories and success of The Joshua Tree tour, a tour from which some parts may see the light of day again in 2017, 30 years later.
"We used to look at bands who could play better and look better, and we used to say, 'They have everything but it. We had nothing but it'."
did you know
A local violinist, Steve Wickham, approached The Edge one morning at a bus stop and asked if U2 had any need for a violin on their next album (the War album). In the studio for only half a day, Wickham's electric violin became the final instrumental contribution to Sunday Bloody Sunday.