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.
"There's this image of the 'overground'. It was a time when everyone was all indie and grey and dull—the 'underground'. The overground was like coming out into the bright light of a modern city. It's an amazing place to be, walking around these modern cities like Houston or Tokyo. And the idea was coming out into that, embracing it, going after it."
- Bono about Zooropa
did you know
"Moment of Surrender", recorded in a single take, is the track that producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois said best represents the band's original album concept of creating "future hymns".