U2 Sets Course For Mumbai

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U2 brings its “The Joshua Tree Tour” to Ford Field in Detroit Sept. 3.

The tour celebrating U2’s landmark The Joshua Tree album will conclude Deb. 15 with the band’s first show in Mumbai, India. 

The show will take place at DY Patil Stadium and is co-promoted by Live Nation and BookMyShow. 
“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,” The Edge said in a statement. “Mumbai, India, we’re coming for you, I hope you’re ready!”
Registration for tickets are open now through BookMyShow. U2.com subscribers get a presale Sept. 24. A PhonePe presale begins Sept. 26. The general onsale opens Oct. 1 at noon IST. 
The Joshua Tree Tour is routed through New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines in November and December before its final scheduled stop in Mumbai.
Longtime U2 promoter Arthur Fogel recently spoke with Pollstar about U2’s 360 tour, which until recently was the highest grossing tour of all-time. In that interview he discusses U2’s trip to Southeast Asia, where the band doesn’t actually have a lot of history.
“What’s interesting is U2 has never played Southeast Asia. We’re going there later this year with the ‘Joshua Tree’ for the first time ever to Singapore, Seoul and Manila,” Fogel said. “If 20 years ago there were 20 to 30 markets, or countries, that were sort of regular touring stops, now there’s probably 50 to 60. We didn’t play Japan because the cost then to move the Claw was extraordinary. It was an incredible undertaking just in its mass. We had three of those stages and it was just logistically, in terms of size and costs, insane to try and go too far afield.”
BookyMyShow is operated and owned by Big Tree Entertainment Pvt Ltd, the brainchild of Ashish Hemrajani. The company’s rise as an independent ticketing and promotion company in India was recently detailed in a feature in Pollstar.
“I’ve always felt that, in India, there was a big gap between promise and delivery,” Hemrajani told Pollstar. “For the first time I can see that narrowing really rapidly.”