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U2 to hold first Seoul concert in Dec.

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By Park Jin-hai

Poster for U2's first Seoul concert / Courtesy of MBC
Poster for U2's first Seoul concert / Courtesy of MBC
Legendary Irish rock band U2, led by singer-songwriter Bono, will perform in Seoul for the first time in December.

The four-member band's first Seoul concert is part of "The Joshua Tree Tour 2019," named after the group's 1987 album. It will be held at Gocheok Sky Dome, Dec. 8, according to Live Nation Korea, Friday.

The popular band, formed in 1976 in Dublin is made up of vocalist Bono, guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr.

The band won its first Grammy Award with "The Joshua Tree," its fifth album.

"The Joshua Tree Tour 2017," which celebrated the monumental album's 30th anniversary, included 51 concerts in six months, with 2.7 million fans around the world enjoying the music.

This year's tour begins in New Zealand in November. Korea and Singapore are newly included.

The band has sold more than 170 million albums and won 22 Grammy Awards. It is actively involved in social issues and charities through organizations such as Amnesty International and Make Poverty History.

Bono, a well-known activist in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty in Africa, co-founded ONE, a global campaign and advocacy organization to fight poverty. He has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times.

Tickets will be available from June 12 through the Yes24 website.

Park Jin-hai


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