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Stuck in a moment during U2's The Joshua Tree Tour in Manila

It took 4 decades when Bono and the rest of the members of U2 held their first concert in the country as part of The Joshua Tree Tour last December 11 at Philippine Arena.


U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. wore a shirt with Philippines 11/12/19 printed on the back. Photo credit: Christian Melanie Lee for Manila Concert Junkies


It took me almost 30 years before I got a chance to watch U2 concert. Listening to their songs from the Zooropa album on the radio makes me feel better. When the announcement of The Joshua Tree Tour in Asia this year, I was ecstatic to watch it for the first time.


Finally, U2 performed for the first time in the country. Photo courtesy: Smart Music Live

With over 45,000 fans witnessed it as Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., and The Edge did the biggest rock concert of 2019 which the iconic Irish rock band performed their hits such as Beautiful Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Where The Streets Have No Name and Elevation. 



It took 4 decades to get us here in Manila. Now I realize we should have been here every year. - Bono. Photo courtesy: Smart Music Live

It was a special show in which the band reached 2,050th performance. "It took 4 decades to get us here in Manila. Now I realize we should have been here every year.", Bono said.


While we were waiting for the show to start, Smart subscribers had the opportunity to celebrate U2's first show in the country with local rock icons Rico Blanco, Francis Reyes, Barbie Almalbis, Buddy Zabala, Raimund Marasigan, and Basti Artadi at Smart Experiential Lounge.






Can't imagine that they sang 25 songs! Photo credit: Mike Ducusin


It's one for the books! The Joshua Tree Tour in Manila is made possible by MMI Live, Live Nation, and Prestige Worldwide in association with Smart.

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