Iconic U2 album The Joshua Tree gets special tribute night in Galway this December 2 years ago

Iconic U2 album The Joshua Tree gets special tribute night in Galway this December

West is best for U2 fans for one night only.

The Black Box in Galway will play host to a unique evening for U2 fans on Wednesday 12 December when Beyond The Music presents a comprehensive reworking of The Joshua Tree.

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The 1987 album is widely regarded as a classic and perhaps the best in the entire U2 canon, and shall be celebrated as such via a live band, choir and orchestra.

Arrangements and orchestra sections relating to the iconic record have been recorded in advance with the multi award-winning and intentionally-renowned Prague FILMharmonic Orchestra.

Punters are promised "a wonderful musical journey" guided by the booming tones of singer Nigel Connell, who intends to give Bono a run for his money.

Clip via Beyond the Music

The Beyond The Music project was born out of "an inspiration to honour greatness" and so the debut outing has opted to tackle such lofty material.

"Beyond The Music takes a somewhat deeper look into the subject pieces," a spokesperson for the event said.

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"By using the power of orchestra to develop the stories and themes playing out in the music, the arrangements concentrate on this focus, stimulating the emotions and senses of the audience member."

The Galway show coincides with the release of the Beyond The Music album.

Proceeds from the Black Box gig are in aid of Rosabel’s Rooms, supporting families experiencing child loss.