U2 stage man gives a sneak peak into ‘The Joshua Tree’ tour

From the NME

Band will hit the road for landmark album’s 30th anniversary later this year

Bono performing on the original ‘Joshua Tree’ tour Credit: Getty

U2‘s long time tour stage designer Willie Williams has given an insight into what to expect from their forthcoming 30 year anniversary tour of ‘The Joshua Tree’.

The band recently announced details of a UK and European tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of classic album ‘The Joshua Tree’ – with support from Noel Gallagher. They will also tour the 1987 album in North America during 2017.

Williams said at this stage the band are still not sure what order to play their landmark album.

He told Rolling Stone: “We’re aware the album is only an hour long and the show needs to be longer than that, so how do you place it in the show? How do you make it work? Do you play it continuously? Do you disperse it with other works? All those things are still being decided, really, to be honest.”

Williams, who worked on the band’s famous ‘Zoo TV Tour’ in the 90s and 2015’s ‘Innocence + Experience Tour’, also said he was looking at how they can incorporate the stage elements that were used on the original ‘Joshua Tree’ tour.

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