U2 - Joshua Tree Tour and Noel Gallagher are coming to NZ!

U2 are bringing their Joshua Tree Tour to New Zealand and with them they are bringing Noel Gallagher!

On November 8, the group will play seminal album The Joshua Tree, in its entirety and in sequence, at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium.

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Concert-goers are guaranteed to hear hits such as "Where the Streets Have No Name," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "With or Without You," as well as highlights from other albums.

"It's only taken me 30 years to learn how to sing these songs and it's great to say that I've finally caught up with the band," said U2 frontman Bono.

"Our audience has given The Joshua Tree a whole new life on this tour... And now we get to do it all over again," he added.

Staging for the tour includes a series of specially commissioned films from Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn, who shot the cover art for the original Joshua Tree album sleeve.

U2 guitarist The Edge said that the Australasian tour was "going to feel like a homecoming."

Tickets for the Auckland date will be available as presale for U2.com subscribers from June 4-6, and go on general release on June 11 ahead of the November 8th show

In what the band claims will be a New Zealand first, stadium floor tickets will be entirely paperless.

Michelle Keighley