U2 in the house: Irish band to hold first-ever show in India on Dec 15, and fans can't keep calm
The rock band will close 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2019' in Mumbai.
The Irish rockers will close 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2019', in honour of their 1987 album, in Mumbai on December 15 at DY Patil Stadium.
In a statement on U2's official website, band's drummer Larry Mullen said Mumbai is the "perfect city" to end the tour.
"Very excited to see you there," Mullen added.
'Bono, what are you doing on December 15th 2019?' First ever @U2 show in India that's what, as The Joshua Tree Tour… https://t.co/bao4hrLlNp— U2 (@U2) 1568777121000
Bassist Adam Clayton said the group is looking forward to bringing a dash of Dublin to India.
"A country famous for its rich culture of art, music, movies, theatre, literature, food and so much more. There is a lot of excitement in the U2 camp," Clayton said.
Guitarist The Edge added, "We have been around the world with 'The Joshua Tree'. And we can't think of a better place to celebrate the end of this tour. Mumbai, India, we're coming for you, I hope you're ready!"
Frontman Bono, too, was in high spirits.
"Mumbai. Lets rock the house..." he said.
On one side, the band members are thrilled for their first-ever show in India, and on the other hand, U2 fans can't seem to keep calm. On Twitter, thousands of happy tweets poured in. While some fans were not able to believe the news, others seemed to be counting days already.
Finally u2 is coming to India Cannot get bigger than this https://t.co/UxWTNqg4c8— Harpreet Sablok (@HarpreetSablok) 1568772758000
U2 is coming to India??? I never thought i'd live to see this day. Childhood dreams do come true guys! #TheSaintsAreComing— Eleanor Rigby's estranged cat (@AshtadDaruwala) 1568779174000
My number one numero uno most favourite band is coming to India!!!!!! #U2 https://t.co/lx471IGf1W— Abhishek Gupta (@mikig2) 1568742034000
The only useful information that I’ve read in the paper this entire year is that @U2 is coming to India!!!! Lifelong dream!!!!— Simran (@SimGaglani) 1568780364000
Oh man. U2 is coming to India? No bangalore concert? Ugh— FilterKaapiLover (@bigbala) 1568782297000
'The Joshua Tree Tour 2019' kicks off in Auckland on November 8 and will visit Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, before moving on to Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Manila and finishing up in Mumbai.
Tickets for the concert are available on BookMyShow.com.
(With inputs from PTI)