U2 To Perform In Mumbai, India For The Very First Time

Mumbai Date Will Be The Final Show As Part Of U2: The Joshua Tree Tour

Concert Event To Take Place December 15, 2019 At DY Patil Stadium

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“Electrifying” – Daily Telegraph, 5/5 stars

Still masters of stadium rock” – Mail On Sunday

“The stuff of encores… Had Twickenham had a roof, it would surely have been blown off…”  – London Evening Standard, 5/5 stars

Live Nation and BookMyShow are excited to announce that U2 will bring their acclaimed U2: The Joshua Tree Tour – the record-breaking smash hit tour celebrating the band’s seminal 1987 album ‘The Joshua Tree’ – to Mumbai on Sunday, December 15 at DY Patil Stadium. The Mumbai show will be a huge celebration as it marks the band’s first ever performance in India as well as the final date on U2: The Joshua Tree Tour. The concert in Mumbai is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and brought to India by BookMyShow.

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the band – Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton – make a much anticipated live return to Australia and New Zealand, as well as return to Tokyo for the first concerts since the Vertigo Tour in 2006. The tour will also bring the band to Singapore, Seoul, Manila and Mumbaifor the first time ever – with what promises to be very special concerts from “the biggest band in the world” (The Guardian). 

“Mumbai is the perfect city to end our JT 2019 tour. Very excited to see you there.” – Larry Mullen

“We’re much looking forward to bringing a dash of Dublin to Mumbai, India. A country famous for its rich culture of art, music, movies, theatre, literature, food and so much more. There is a lot of excitement in the U2 camp.” – Adam Clayton

“We have been around the world with The Joshua Tree and we can’t think of a better place to celebrate the end of this tour. Mumbai, India, we’re coming for you, I hope you’re ready!” – The Edge

“Mumbai. Lets rock the house…” – Bono

Registrations for U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 in Mumbai on December 15 at DY Patil Stadium are open from Wednesday, September 18 at www.in.bookmyshow.com through Monday, September 23at 23:59 pm IST.

Presale for U2.com subscribers (see www.U2.com for details) will begin on Tuesday, September 24 (12 noon IST) through Wednesday, September 25 (23:59). PhonePe presale begins Thursday, September 26 (12 noon IST) through Sunday, September 29 (23:59 pm IST) allowing all customers to transact via PhonePe before public sales open on October 1 at 12 noon IST.

General Tickets go on sale beginning Thursday, October 1 at 12 noon IST. Reserved seats range from INR 3,000 to INR 14,000 with General Admission tickets starting at 6,000 INR (plus applicable service fees). Tickets will be available on www.bookmyshow.com and www.livenation.com

U2: THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2019

08 November              Auckland, NZ              Mt. Smart Stadium                 

09 November              Auckland, NZ              Mt. Smart Stadium

12 November              Brisbane, AU              Suncorp Stadium                   

15 November              Melbourne, AU            Marvel Stadium                      

19 November              Adelaide, AU               Adelaide Oval                        

22 November              Sydney, AU                 Sydney Cricket Ground

23-November             Sydney, AU                 Sydney Cricket Ground

27 November              Perth, AU                    Optus Stadium                       

30 November              Singapore, SG            National Stadium

01 December              Singapore, SG            National Stadium

04 December              Tokyo, JP                    Saitama Super Arena

05 December              Tokyo, JP                    Saitama Super Arena

08 December              Seoul, KR                   Gocheok Sky Dome

11 December              Manila, PH                  Philippine Arena

15 December              Mumbai, IN                 DY Patil Stadium

For complete tour, VIP Package and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com

Press materials available at: www.u2.com/rmpphoto

Tour publicity:

RMP  

Brídín Murphy Mitchell / Régine Moylett

bridin@rmplondon.co.uk

+44 20 8749 7999

For Universal Music Group, contact:

Thom Wrafter

thom.wrafter@umusic.com

BookMyShow Publicity:

Supraja Srinivasan

Big Tree Entertainment Pvt Ltd

supraja.srinivasan@bookmyshow.com 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

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About Live Nation Entertainment

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About BookMyShow
Launched in 2007, BookMyShow, owned and operated by Big Tree Entertainment Pvt Ltd, is India’s leading entertainment destination and the one-stop shop for every out-of-home entertainment need. The firm is present in over 650 towns and cities in India and works with partners across the industry to provide unmatched entertainment experiences to millions of customers. Over the years, the company has evolved from a purely online ticketing platform for movies across 6,000 screens, to end-to-end management of live entertainment events including music concerts, live performances, theatricals, sports and more, all accomplished at par with global standards.

BookMyShow has also built India’s largest organic reviews and ratings engine for movies and has driven technology innovations, such as the m-ticket and Movie Mode, impacting tens of millions of users and the industry at large. With continued support from investors including TPG Growth, Stripes Group, SAIF Partners, Accel and Network18, BookMyShow is invested in providing the best user experience, whether on-ground or online. BookMyShow is also committed to society at large, by way of its charity initiative BookASmile, which provides entertainment experiences to the underprivileged. For more information, please visit www.bookmyshow.com

About U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019:

Following the highly successful 2017 tour in celebration of the band’s seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the band make a much anticipated return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010, as well as the first Tokyo shows since the Vertigo Tour in 2006. The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will also bring U2 to Singapore, Seoul, Manila and Mumbaifor the first time ever – with what promises to be very special concerts from “the biggest band in the world” (The Guardian). 

The Joshua Tree Tour isa celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987 and features the complete album played in sequence along with a selection of highlights from U2’s extensive catalogue of songs. The innovative staging includes a specially commissioned series of haunting and evocative films from Dutch photographer, film-maker  and longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn – whose iconic photography accompanied the original recording  – in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen ever used in a touring show.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened to rave reviews in Vancouver, Canada in May 2017 – the first of 20 sold out stadium dates across North America. The sold out Eureopean run kicked off in London’s Twickenham Stadium on 8th July and saw the Dublin band return home to play to 78,000 fans in Croke Park, almost 30 years to the day after they played the legendary Dublin venue on the original Joshua Tree tour. The band hit the road again that September, taking in dates in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo, as well as a historic first ever visit by U2 to Bogotá, Colombia for an unforgettable show at the city’s Estadio El Campin. Having played to over 2.7 million fans in just 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico in 6 months, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017was the most successful tour of the year.

About The Joshua Tree album:

Released to universal acclaim on 9th March 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”,“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree went to #1 in the U.K, Ireland and around the world, selling in excess of 25 million albums, and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone).

Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena dates roll into stadium shows to accommodate escalating demand – setting them on course to become one of the greatest live acts in the world today.  The 12 months that followed saw the band create now-iconic moments: the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning music video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, winning a BRIT Award and two Grammys – including Album of the Year – their first of 22 received to date, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history; as well as a triumphant return home for four unforgettable shows in Belfast, Dublin and Cork in the summer of 1987.

U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and featured iconic artwork which cemented the career of photographer and director Anton Corbijn. Recording took place in Dublin at Windmill Lane Studios and Danesmoate, the house which subsequently became bassist Adam Clayton’s home.

“The title befits a record that concerns itself with resilience in the face of utter social and political desolation…The Joshua Tree is an appropriate response to these times, and a picture bleaker than any U2 has ever painted: a vision of blasted hopes, pointless violence and anguish… Music of great sadness but also of unutterable compassion, acceptance and calm.” – Rolling Stone, 1987

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