U2's 'Joshua Tree' Anniversary Tour sells over 2.4 million tickets

U2’s Joshua Tree tour kicked off May 12 in Vancouver and wrapped its first North American leg in Cleveland on July 1.

The tour has already sold over 2.4 million tickets with more than 1 million fans in attendance.

It returns to the U.S. on September 3 with a show in Detroit, where U2 played its first ever headline stadium show back on April 30th, 1987 at the Silverdome for the the original Joshua Tree Tour.

In a recent interview with Variety, U2 bassist Adam Clayton described the band’s revisiting of its 1987 album “as a way to commemorate and celebrate the release of that record, and in some ways look at what’s changed in those 30 years since ‘The Joshua Tree’ came out.  … I think it probably took us all 10 years to recover from the success of ‘The Joshua Tree,’ because it put our lives on a different course.”