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U2 announce first ever India concert
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U2 announce first ever India concert

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World-famous rock band from Ireland, U2 have announced they are to play their first-ever concert in India.

The concert will be part of the band’s upcoming Joshua Tree tour. The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 kicks off in Auckland November 8 and includes Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, as well as Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul and Manila, U2 said Tuesday. The concert in Mumbai on 15 December marks the final stop on the Irish rock band’s Joshua Tree tour. The concert will unfold at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai. BookMyShow, the entertainment platform is responsible for ushering the act to India.

The Joshua Tree Tour commemorates 30 years of the band’s 1987 album of the same name. The ticket price will range from Rs 3000 to Rs 24,000 and will go on sale from October 1 onwards.

U2 is a legendary rock band which produced classic hits like ‘With or Without You’, ‘One’ and ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’.

“The first time I travelled to India was when I read Midnight’s Children," U2’s frontman reveals Bono, shedding light on an adventure that was purely literary. “You get the sense it’s a cauldron of ideas, an anarchical and entrepreneurial culture." Bono added.

Bassist Adam Clayton said he was "looking forward to bringing a dash of Dublin to Mumbai" while frontman Bono evoked India and Ireland's common struggles for independence from Britain.

India has in recent years seen an increase in big international acts touring there, with Beyonce, Shakira, Coldplay, Demi Lovato and Bryan Adams playing to packed venues.