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Just Announced: U2 brings anniversary of The Joshua Tree to the Linc

U2, circa The Joshua Tree | photo by Anton Corbijn

Thirty years ago U2 released The Joshua Tree, the America-inspired record that spawned fan favorites like “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.” To mark the album’s latest milestone Bono & co will be hitting the stadium circuit this summer to play the record in full, stopping at Lincoln Financial Field on June 18th for their first Philly show since 2011’s 360 Tour.

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Watch JFK Stadium freak out in 1987 as Bruce Springsteen and U2 cover “Stand by Me”

Bono of U2 and Bruce Springsteen | still from video
Bono of U2 and Bruce Springsteen | still from video

A live music treat for your Sunday morning: it was 29 years ago today that U2’s heralded Joshua Tree tour made its way to Philadelphia’s JFK Stadium, and the show  concluded with an incredible cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” featuring the one and only Bruce Springsteen.

As we can see in the video below, Bono slyly asks the crowd “Anybody else want to play my guitar? Would Bruce Springsteen like to play my guitar?” The crowd goes wild as The Boss struts to the stage, and Bono cracks “I guess you guys know him. Is he a local boy or something?” Continue reading →