Legendary Irish rock band U2 will play Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium on June 16 as part of “The Joshua Tree” tour. The band will play their fifth studio album, “The Joshua Tree,” released 30 years ago in 1987, in its entirety.
Tickets go on sale Friday for the Louisville show. (On the U2 band website, the show is listed as being at “Poppa John’s” stadium.)
Tickets for other venues start at $35 and go up to over $500.
The opening band will be OneRepublic, which recently released an album called “OhMyMy.”
According to Rolling Stone, the tour started as a vision for just one or two shows to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the album but quickly grew into a worldwide tour. The album is a little over one hour long, but the concert will be at least twice that length. There is no word on what additional material will be included.
“The Joshua Tree” earned U2 its first two Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or a Group.
The tour begins in Vancouver on May 12. Several of the early dates of the tour are already sold out.
Check out this iconic video of the band shooting its video for the album’s lead track, “Where The Streets Have No Name,” in downtown Los Angeles: