Irish rock band U2 have kicked off their ‘The Joshua Tree’ World Tour, arriving in Brisbane on Sunday 10th November in advance of their show at Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday. The show in Brisbane is the second of the tour, the first being Auckland.
The logistical nightmare of bringing concert equipment over oceans is helped greatly by freighter aircraft, with a Singapore Airlines Cargo 747-400F 9V-SFK operating two trips from Auckland, and an Emirates SkyCargo 777F A6-EFS operating one trip from Auckland.
Additionally, the rock band themselves arrived in a JetMagic Boeing 757-200 9H-AVM. This aircraft was operated by PetrolAir of Switzerland from 1989, and then PrivatAir from 1997. It has been operating with JetMagic since 2013.
The band will also be visiting Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Perth, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Manila and Mumbai as part of their world tour. U2 departed Brisbane for Melbourne on Wednesday 13th November.