Adam Clayton thrilled to finally bring Joshua Tree tour to New Zealand

U2 bassist Adam Clayton says they are thrilled to finally bring their Joshua Tree tour to New Zealand ahead of their two Auckland shows this weekend.

The Irish rock megastars will play Mt Smart Stadium this Friday and Saturday, 32 years after they first set out touring in support of their classic 1987 album.

The group understand The Joshua Tree holds special significance for New Zealanders, with the album featuring the song One Tree Hill, both of which were dedicated to U2’s late Kiwi friend and former roadie Greg Carroll.

“We never toured Joshua Tree in the Southern Hemisphere,” Clayton explained in a wide-ranging interview today with Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking.

“We never toured Joshua Tree in the Southern Hemisphere,” Clayton explained in a wide-ranging interview today with Newstalk ZB’s Mike Hosking.

“It’s great to be here finally after 30 years and I know those songs mean a lot to everyone.

“And obviously being in New Zealand, One Tree Hill, which is about our Kiwi friend who came and worked for us the first time we were here in 1984, and tragically died before The Joshua Tree was released, we will of course be celebrating his life with One Tree Hill.”

“And obviously being in New Zealand, One Tree Hill, which is about our Kiwi friend who came and worked for us the first time we were here in 1984, and tragically died before The Joshua Tree was released, we will of course be celebrating his life with One Tree Hill.”

New Zealand Herald/David Skipwith

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