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U2 The Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour
U2 brought The Joshua Tree to NRG Stadium. Photo by Danny North
Bono at U2 concert at NRG stadium
But just in case anyone was feeling too nostalgic, Bono had a surprise. The band closed with a new song titled “The Little Things That Give You Away.” Photo by Jason Daring
U2 concert at NRG Stadium
The stage setup still impresses with both its scale and its simplicity. No pyro, no fancy light shows: just a massive screen that displayed the band’s performance and a series of short films. Photo by Jason Daring
U2 concert at NRG Stadium
The band played every song from The Joshua Tree album in sequence. Photo by Jason Daring