Mumbai’s party-o-meter this year looks sick and is every bit a reason for non-natives to envy Mumbaikars. Irish rockers U2 have announced their first-ever concert in India – they will be wrapping up the band’s Joshua Tree Tour 2019 in Mumbai on December 15. U2’s India concert will be held at the DY Patil Stadium.
Bassist Adam Clayton said he was “looking forward to bringing a dash of Dublin to Mumbai” while frontman Bono evoked India and Ireland’s common struggles for independence from Britain. “We have the same colours in the flag, our tiny little nation. Mahatma Gandhi commented on the struggle for Irish independence and warned against the violent struggle,” Bono told ‘Rolling Stone India’.
“And our prime minister, he’s a physician – he’s trained in Mumbai, his father’s from Mumbai,” Bono said, referring to Irish premier Leo Varadkar, whose father is Indian.
The news of the iconic band performing comes close on the heels of that of American singer Katy Perry headlining for the OnePlus Music Festival, along with English singer Dua Lipa, on November 16 at the DY Patil Stadium
The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 kicks off in Auckland November 8 and includes Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, as well as Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul and Manila. General ticket sales of the Mumbai event will be made available on October 1, 12 PM IST onwards. You can pre-register here.
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