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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announced as special guest on U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour in Australia and NZ

ANNOUNCED AS SPECIAL GUESTS ON U2: THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Stadium tour kicks off in Auckland on November 8!

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have this morning announced they will be supporting U2 on their acclaimed Joshua Tree Tour in Australia and New Zealand this November. Noel says, “We, NGHFB, are beside ourselves. The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour was some of the most fun we ever had. It will be both an honour and a pleasure to share the stage with our friends and comrades once again. It’s gonna be a ripper!!!!!”.

The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 kicks off in Auckland on 8th November and will visit Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, before moving on to Singapore, Tokyo and Seoul. Tickets for the NZ/AU shows go on sale on Tuesday 11th June (times vary per city). U2.com subscribers will have first opportunity to purchase tickets starting Tuesday 4th June through Thursday 6th June with a 4 ticket limit (see www.U2.com for details).
U2: THE JOSHUA TREE TOUR 2019
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES | NOVEMBER
Presented by Live Nation

Friday 8th November
Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

Tuesday 12th November
Brisbane, AU – Suncorp Stadium

Friday 15th November
Melbourne AU, Marvel Stadium

Tuesday 19th November
Adelaide, AU – Adelaide Oval

Friday 22nd November
Sydney, AU – Sydney Cricket Ground

Wednesday 27th November
Perth, AU – Optus Stadium

Following the highly successful 2017 tour in celebration of U2’s seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see U2 make a much anticipated return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds last toured Australia in 2016 alongside their performance at Bluesfest.

The announcement follows the release of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ new single “Black Star Dancing”, from the forthcoming EP of the same name due June 14 via Sour Mash / Caroline Australia. This release follows a hat-trick of Number 1 albums for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – most recently the Mercury-nominated ‘Who Built The Moon?’, which achieved gold certification less than two weeks after its release in 2017. It’s also a record breaking 10 consecutive chart-topping studio albums in the UK for Noel.

PRAISE FOR ‘WHO BUILT THE MOON?’

★★★★ The Guardian… 
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ Q

Noel’s best album since ‘…Morning Glory’” ★★★★ NME

“There’s both energy and nous in these songs” ★★★½ – Bernard Zuel, Rolling Stone Australia

“A radical departure from his ‘90s rock sound, incorporating everything from trip-hop beats to female backing vocals and choirs, with lush, multi-layered orchestration. It’s big and it’s beautiful.” –Kathy McCabe, The Daily Telegraph

“Unabashed and full of hope… vulnerable, and that’s a powerful thing.” – STACK
 

“Inspired… it’s his boldest work yet” – The Music
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