- 19 Jun 17
The North American leg of The Joshua Tree tour rumbled on last night as U2 rolled into Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia, the home of the Liberty Bell, the site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, symbols of the key American values that U2 took great inspiration from for The Joshua Tree.
The band were at the home of the Philadelphia Eagles and in attendance with his eagle eye was philly.com’s Dan DeLuca, who said, “Playing the Joshua Tree live afforded U2 the opportunity to extol those virtues, and also to command a huge audience.
“And at the Linc on Sunday, those songs – starting with the mighty trio of “Where The Streets Have No Name,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “With or Without You” – sounded every bit as majestic as intended, from Edge’s swirling, jabbing guitar to Bono’s soaring vocals.
“In the end the best thing about U2 doing the Joshua Tree is that it re-convenes the mass audience of now mostly middle-aged fans from which the band draws strength in a stadium performance for which their far reaching music is best suited. As Bono put it, justifiably proud of himself: ‘Here we still are, and here you still are.’”
Achtung Baby single ‘Mysterious Ways’ made a return to the set while Bono dedicated ‘One Tree Hill’ to former tour manager Dennis Sheehan, who died two years ago.