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.
"They exhaust you. You're wrestling four guys coming in rotation and then all together at the same time... it's unbelievable how they work."
- Jimmy Iovine on U2
did you know
While the band and crew were working on the Joshua Tree album's mixing, Lillywhite's wife, singer Kirsty MacColl, volunteered to set the running order for the album. The band told her to put "Where the Streets Have No Name" first and "Mothers of the Disappeared" last, with the rest sequenced according to her preference.