U2 announce first Australian tour in almost a decade

U2 are headed to Perth for the first time since 2010.
U2 are headed to Perth for the first time since 2010.

U2, one of the biggest and most seminal rock bands of the past three decades, is headed back to Perth for the first time in nine years.

The Irish quartet will play Optus Stadium on November 27 as part of their Joshua Tree Tour, which will see the band play six shows throughout Australia.

Since it was released in 1987, The Joshua Tree has become one of U2’s most notable and successful albums, having sold in excess of 25 million albums worldwide.

Previous iterations of the tour in other countries have seen the band play the album in full, including hits With or Without You, Where The Streets Have No Name and I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.

The shows mark the first time U2 have visited Australian shores since 2010, when their acclaimed U2 360° tour saw them play two sold out shows at Subiaco Oval.

Supporting them will be another of Britain’s most influential rockers in the form of Noel Gallagher, with the Oasis frontman bringing his High Flying Birds band down under for the shows.

Gallagher, Oasis’ principal songwriter, has a penchant for working his previous band’s hits into his set, with Wonderwall and Don’t Look Back in Anger a frequent part of High Flying Birds’ shows.

Tickets go on sale June 11, with U2.com subscribers having access to pre-sale from June 4-6.

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