The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Jul 18 2017
Barcelona, ES / Olympic Stadium
with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds


'Spanish Eyes'
In Barcelona with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.

When & Where
Tuesday, July 18th 2017, Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, 27th show of #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

Lluis from @U2Barcelona sent us this : 'U2 returned yesterday to Barcelona less than 2 years after their 4 sold out shows at The Palau Sant Jordi, a record by any band in this city. This time it was at the Olympic Stadium, a wide and open stadium that sometimes feels cold, but it wasn't yesterday, with an audience that was as hot as the day in Barcelona.
The show started with four classic songs from the pre-Joshua Tree era, Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day, Bad and Pride. Before Bad, Bono told us that he had visited the David Bowie exhibition that morning in Barcelona, and talked about him: "David Bowie was a friend of ours. We were lucky, he called us friends, really we were fans. ... We feel him very close". And then he sang a part of Bowie's song Heroes during a long and moving version of Bad.
And after that came the The Joshua Tree, full and in sequence. Having the opportunity to hear U2 play the whole album live is just a gift, a privilege. The beginning of 'Streets' put many of us in tears, Bullet the Blue Sky is a blast, Running To Stand Still sounded beautiful as always. And then the B-side, “Bienvenidos a la cara B”, told Bono in Spanish. Trip Through Your Wires, One Tree Hill, Exit… Bono even snippeted a few words from Spanish Eyes.
The encore started with Miss Sarajevo, renamed by the band 'Miss Syria' for this Tour. Then a trio of stadium favourites, Beautiful Day, Elevation and Vertigo, to continue with a little of Achtung Baby, with Ultra Violet, that Bono dedicated to the women around the band, and One, with the audience singing part of it.
And to end the show, the new song The Little Things That Give You Away that Bono introduced as a song from the new album Songs of Experience, telling that it would be out before the end of the year. Hope this time he is right.'

Social Posts
@crna6pk (via IG) : 'I love that I can spend my lunch break with my favorite Irish lads. Thank you #periscope and all the #u2 fans around the world that bring the concert right into my home!'
@febottini (via twitter): 'I've never heard 'Uno, dos, tres, catorce' sound so loud like tonight!'
@olgaparera (via twitter): 'Amazing U2 honouring women with Ultraviolet. Also included Emma Watson, Lena Dunham, Malala.'

In The Press 
'U2 made Barcelona soar, cry and vibrate at a concert filled with meaningful messages…'

If You Had To Pick One Song 

Trip Through Your Wires - as fan site @U2Songs noted, 'Trip was one of the first songs heard from The Joshua Tree, debuting January 1986 in a television performance...'

What (else) did Bono Say?
“For our mate Reggie The Dog, who is here tonight, Reggie (Manuel) is the reason we're all here tonight. is the reason that I'm here tonight. (He) believed, when I was a boy, that I should go to Larry''s house for the very first rehearsal of the U2 group… Muchos gracias! And not only did he think I should go - he took me, to make sure that I went…'

Review On 
chusplus.  'Only one night! Barcelona deserved a second night! Great performance tonight! Love the Bowie's Heroes snippet. Thanks for did it! Fab Setlist but I missed great songs such Until the end of the world. Waiting for the new album and, of course, new shows in Barcelona next tour!'

If you were at the show, tell us all about it. Add your own review and photos on our tour pages.

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    What a Night!
    My favourite album and one of the most iconic of the 80s. Sent the band into oribit. The night started off with Noel´s set which was excellent! It was warm, which a couple of beers cured, the poetry on the screens stopped and Sunday Bloody Sunday started off, that will do! Onto the album, the sun sinks deeper, night takes over at the Estadi Olympic! Catalunya at this time is starting to hold it´s breath before the 1st October referendum! U2 fantastic!
    We were there
    I offered the magic ticket to my husband for his birthday. He was born the 18th of july and the 18th of july 2017 we were at Barcelona. Magic night, magic live, magic remembers, magic group. We love U2.
    Bono Exit
    Vintage T-Shirts on Joshua Tree Tour
    25 years after, I found some people in Joshua Tree Tour 2017 In Barcelona who still wearing original t-shirts from ZOO TV TOUR 1992.
    The Joshua Tree itself
    Purification or Salvation...? (30 years is a long time to wait) Time has come today, Gloria is on the way...!
    U2 Barcelona
    unforgettable. The most beautiful show of my life.
    TY U2!!
    Thanks for so many memories on an unforgettable night
    Adam for president
    When Adam smiles upon seeing my message for him ... work successful Thanks for your smile Mr Clayton
    So emotional !
    I offered a ticket to my husband for his birthday. He's born the 18th of july ! We are french and we were at U2 concert the 18th in Barcelona. It was really magic ! Thank you U2 for the most beautiful gift we've never had.
    A crazy ¡¡
    Great great great !!My band since i was a child ;)
    Always with and never without you
    What an amazing show, it was one the most exciting, thrilling nights of my life I'm tingling all over just writing this!!!!
    No comments!! Lovely... Experience of part of my live. 30 years ago I was discover the power of this band. After past this time feel U2 is really the best rock band exists ever. Thanks U2
    Couldn't get tickets for the show, was at Twickenham for the first night, which was awesome, but was in Barcelona on holiday for the first time with my new girlfriend, so what better way than to introduce her to the band that has consumed my life since 1985 by spending it sitting outside the stadium listening to the music chilling out with a beer in our hands, thanks guys it sounded great outside
    Perfect! Brutal! The Bomb! Lovely! 10/10
    I've seen U2 in all the tours that they made in Spain since ZOOROPA till this night. I've listen several times the songs in their distinct and incredible live versions. What happened this night, that was a symbiosis of audience and song that transformed them into perfect ones. The sound and the ambient lightning made the place The Heaven. I've cried and I've been happy at the same time, because of the magnificent and incredible Red Hill Mining Town. I've never felt that way in none of their previous concerts in Spain. I had a thorn nailed in my heart because I coudn't be in the 1987 concert, and now she's gone. GUAU! Thanks U2! Please, come to Spain again on next your, please, to Madrid, please! Sound: 10/10 Ambient Lightning: 10/10
    Great U2
    Great night once more in Barcelona. Now waiting for the ZOOTV2 TOUR. We hope!!!
    Marvelous show! Great city! Terrible organization! Terrible audience! I have traveled from Portugal to see "my boys"! The show was perfect! More than perfect, but everything else was disappointing!
    U2 come to Bulgaria
    The concert was GREAT. I expected more excited public , but U2 need to come in Bulgaria and see the best fans in the world.
    2U2 generations
    Two generations of U2 fans
    Miss Sarajevo
    Amazing show
    AMAZING! Made me smile, laugh, sing, cry.... just U2 can make it... I loved the show, I loved Bono words, I love ❤️ the way you are u2... but.. Merkel? Hillary Clinton? I respect all opinions, but for me they are not inspiring women and did not deserve to be in a u2 show... just my opinion.. anyway congratulations guys! I love you and I will always love you❤️
    Norah's first U2 concert
    On the night of July 18 my daughter Norah of 9 saw her first U2 concert. I do not stop dancing and singing, I enjoy it to the fullest. Thanks to U2 for this moment and for making my daughter happy. See you on the next tour.
    U2 with my brother
    The best concert i've ever seen My favorite song "Bullet The Blue Sky"
    Her first show
    20 years ago, i went to my first U2 show at the shame place, Montjuich. Tuesday,I went to the show with my wife and with my 4 years old daughter... it was an amazing experience for all of us to share those moments... two days later she's very excited!!!
    No words to describe all the feelings and all the emotions. 30 years waiting to listen the B-side of the record that conquered me. I loved EXIT! Thanks U2, Always Forever Now. Maybe I missed Spanish Eyes but it was perfect anyway!! Next time come to Seville, please! (Or Madrid)
    LET'S SEE U2!!!
    Barcelona 2017
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