U2

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Wed., May 24, 6:30 p.m. 2017
$155

Location Info:

NRG Stadium
1 NRG Park
Houston, TX  77054
832-667-1400
Even U2’s staunchest defenders have to admit the Irish rockers won’t fully purge the stain brought on by the uninvited iTunes gifting of 2014’s Songs of Innocence until its long-gestating followup is made available only to those who willingly partake, but recent signs indicate their reputation is on the mend. After all, Kendrick Lamar won’t invite just anyone over for a feature, but there’s Bono keening on “XXX,” one of the standouts from the L.A. rapper’s hit album DAMN. And certainly not hurting matters is this brief stadium lap celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree, the one U2 album even their harshest critics have a hard time denying its gut-level mass appeal. Never mind that the unfairly maligned if overcooked contains a clutch of the band’s best songs since the early ’90s (especially lurking within the expanded edition), Joshua Tree U2 is the one most people want to remember, the rock crusaders whose songs like “Where the Streets Have No Name,” With or Without You” and “Bullet the Blue Sky” beg to let The Edge’s unique guitar tones ring out in the open air before a backup chorus tens of thousands strong.
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