"U2: The Joshua Tree Tour" concert in Manila is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and is promoted locally by MMI Live and Prestige Worldwide in association with Smart.
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U2 to introduce 'unique feature' at Manila concert
(Philstar.com) - August 27, 2019 - 6:12pm

MANILA, Philippines — As previously announced, U2 will bring The Joshua Tree Tour to the Philippines for their first ever Manila performance on Wednesday, December 11, at the Philippine Arena.

Tickets for the concert, which promises to be a truly unforgettable experience for fans, will go on sale on Thursday, September 5 (10 a.m.) at SM Tickets.com

Unique to this tour, VIP Standing tickets closest to the stage start at just P5,250 (including applicable service fees). The floor section will give fans an opportunity to get up-close to the innovative staging – which features it’s very own Joshua tree – and the 200 x 45 foot cinematic video screen.

As tickets to the VIP Standing section are limited, and to ensure fans have the best chance at access, VIP standing tickets will be capped at 2 tickets per person and will go on sale prior to the public sales on Wednesday, September 4 (10 a.m.). Fans may register from Tuesday, August 27 (10 a.m.) through Monday, September 2 (6 p.m.) at www.mmilive.com to receive more information on how to avail VIP tickets.

Maximum of two (2) standing tickets can be purchased when they become available on Wednesday, September 4 at 10 a.m. - on a first come, first served basis - prior to the general public on sale. All fans will still be able to purchase a maximum of 8 tickets when public sales begin on Thursday, September 5 (10 a.m.) at www.smtickets.com.

An exclusive standing section called (RED) Zone is also located at the floor level. The (RED) Zone gives you access to an exclusive VIP area directly adjacent to the Stage with special amenities and dedicated staff all while raising money in support of (RED) and the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. Special features include VIP Entrance to the concert venue, souvenir collectors ticket, access to purchase pre-show refreshments and a rare opportunity to be selected for a pre-show backstage tour. Tickets for the (RED) Zone are limited to a maximum of 4 per person, and purchases may only be made available online via SMTICKETS.com. Sales start on Thursday 5 September (10 a.m.). 
All additional tickets for The Joshua Tree Tour at the Philippine Arena are seated. Prices for reserved seating sections starts at P8,499, with prices for the free seating sections at P2,499. All tickets are available at SMTICKETS.COM starting Thursday, September 5 at 10 a.m. There is an 8 ticket limit per person.

Ticketing Information

In anticipation of the high online traffic during pre-sales and on-sale dates, fans are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets at the nearest SM Tickets outlets except for those who wish to purchase VIP and RED Zone tickets.
Fans are reminded to purchase tickets only from SM Tickets outlets nationwide or online via www.smtickets.com. If tickets are bought from a third party and the ticket is not authentic, the ticket holder may not be admitted to the venue and will have no recourse for a refund.
Presale for U2.com subscribers (see www.U2.com for details) starts Sunday, September 1 (10am) through Tuesday, 3 September (5pm).  U2.com subscribers may purchase 4 tickets per member.  Smart subscribers are also eligible for a one (1) day presale Wednesday, September 4 (12 noon – 9:00pm) at any SMTickets outlets only, terms and conditions applies. For more details regarding SMART presale, visit smart.com.ph. General on sale will begin Thursday, 5 September (10am) via www.smtickets.com and SM Tickets outlets nationwide.

For complete tour, VIP Package, and ticket information, see www.u2.com.
"U2: The Joshua Tree Tour" concert in Manila is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and is promoted locally by MMI Live and Prestige Worldwide in association with Smart.
About The Joshua Tree Tour

Following the highly successful 2017 tour in celebration of the band’s seminal album, The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will see the band make a much anticipated return to New Zealand and Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010, as well as the first Tokyo shows since the Vertigo Tour in 2006. The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 will also bring U2 to Singapore and Seoul - for the first time ever – with what promises to be very special concerts from “the biggest band in the world” (The Guardian). 
The Joshua Tree Tour is a celebration of the original album and tour of the same name undertaken by U2 in 1987 and features the complete album played in sequence along with a selection of highlights from U2’s extensive catalogue of songs. The innovative staging includes a specially commissioned series of haunting and evocative films from Dutch photographer, film-maker and longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn – whose iconic photography accompanied the original recording - in brilliant 8k resolution on a 200 x 45 foot cinematic screen, the largest high-res LED screen ever used in a touring show.
The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, produced by Live Nation Global Touring, opened to rave reviews in Vancouver, Canada in May 2017 - the first of 20 sold out stadium dates across North America. The sold out European run kicked off in London’s Twickenham Stadium on 8th July and saw the Dublin band return home to play to 78,000 fans in Croke Park, almost 30 years to the day after theyplayed the legendary Dublin venue on the original Joshua Tree tour. The band hit the road again that September, taking in dates in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and São Paulo, as well as a historic first ever visit by U2 to Bogotá, Colombia for an unforgettable show at the city’s Estadio El Campin. Having played to over 2.7 million fans in just 51 shows across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico in 6 months, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 was the most successful tour of the year.
About The Joshua Tree album

Released to universal acclaim on 9th March 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree went to #1 in the U.K, Ireland and around the world, selling in excess of 25 million albums, and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone).
Time Magazine put U2 on its cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” in a defining year for the band that saw their arena dates roll into stadium shows to accommodate escalating demand - setting them on course to become one of the greatest live acts in the world today.  The 12 months that followed saw the band create now-iconic moments: the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning music video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, winning a BRIT Award and two Grammys - including Album of the Year - their first of 22 received to date, distinguishing U2 as the most awarded rock band in Grammy history; as well as a triumphant return home for four unforgettable shows in Belfast, Dublin and Cork in the summer of 1987.
U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, and featured iconic artwork which cemented the career of photographer and director Anton Corbijn. Recording took place in Dublin at Windmill Lane Studios and Danesmoate, the house which subsequently became bassist Adam Clayton’s home.
“The title befits a record that concerns itself with resilience in the face of utter social and political desolation…The Joshua Tree is an appropriate response to these times, and a picture bleaker than any U2 has ever painted: a vision of blasted hopes, pointless violence and anguish… Music of great sadness but also of unutterable compassion, acceptance and calm.” – Rolling Stone, 1987

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com

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