Additional shows for Auckland and Sydney
As anticipated, U2 have added extra shows in Auckland and Sydney for the Joshua Tree Tour 2019. Both of them are stipulated as the "second and final" shows in the respective cities.
The second Auckland show will be on 9 November 2019 at Mount Smart Stadium. Ticket presales commence for U2.com subscribers at 10am this Thursday, 13 June. The general public sale commences at 1pm on Monday, 17 June. All times local. Our database listing for this show is here.
The second Sydney show will be on 23 November 2019 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Ticket presales commence for U2.com subscribers at 11am this Thursday, 13 June. The general public sale commences at midday on Monday, 17 June. All times local. Our database listing for this show is here.
It can be taken as read that the "second and final" Auckland show is also the "second and final" New Zealand show; there is no prospect of a third Kiwi gig in another city (come on lads, go full Lovetown Revival and return to Wellington and Christchurch!). But what about extra Australian shows? At the time of writing, GA standing tickets and a fair number of seats remain available for Adelaide, Brisbane, and Perth so second shows will not be happening there, nor was there room in the schedule for Adelaide or Brisbane anyway.
The big question is whether Melbourne will get a second show. Many fans had assumed it would; there is an apparent gap for one on 16 November. At the time of writing, looking at the live seating map on Ticketmaster for the current Melbourne show, there is only one section (234) with rows of unsold seats; this is at the top $377 price bracket. All other sections with seats for sale only have a tiny smattering of singles—besides section 234, there are no pairs of seats available anywhere in the venue and GA sold out long ago. The demand appears to be there for a second show, but will Melbourne get one? We will keep you posted.
We also have received a number of questions about Singapore. The band have still not confirmed the date or venue for that concert. Again, we will keep you posted.