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The Unforgettable Gig: When U2 rocked the King’s Hall

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24 June 1987 was no ordinary day, especially if you were a U2 fan in Northern Ireland, because it’s when the band brought their Joshua Tree tour to the King’s Hall in Belfast.

By Karen Atkinson

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U2 fans Geoff Caves, Brendan Mulgrew and Martin McCarney outside the King’s Hall in Belfast

The Irish foursome had played the city several times during the early 1980s with their albums Boy and War - and 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire had achieved critical and commercial success.

However the Joshua Tree album, inspired in part by the band’s journey into the soul of America, elevated them to a different music stratosphere, with the album going on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide.

Thirty years on, a Radio Ulster programme narrated by Belfast church minister and U2 devotee, the Reverend Steve Stockman, reunites some fans who were at one of Belfast’s most famous concerts.

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