News & Information
U2 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree Tour
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- May 18, 2017 11:00 pm
(originally aired Jan. 18, 2017) Guest: Quint Randle, PhD, Professor of Communications, BYU U2’s iconic album, “The Joshua Tree” turns 30 this year and the band is headed out on a commemorative tour. “The Joshua Tree” wasn’t U2’s first album, but it was its first US chart-topper and made the group into a global phenomenon, capable of filling football stadiums. So, why is U2 – one of the biggest bands of the 1980s – still such a big deal? Why have their fans never quit them? Why do songs like “With or Without You” still have the power to make entire stadiums sway rapturously?