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.
"It's a trap when you agree to being one person because when you step out of character with that, you look like a hypocrite."
- Bono, on his Macphisto persona
did you know
The Unforgettable Fire album title is a reference to "The Unforgettable Fire"—an art exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The band saw the exhibit in November 1983 in Japan while on the War Tour.