When 50,000 fans sing along with U2

It is a moving experience as the Irish rock giants play their fifth album,The Joshua Tree, from start to finish

Cinematic visuals by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn on the giant screen at U2’s concert are evocative and enhance the magnitude of the songs.
Cinematic visuals by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn on the giant screen at U2’s concert are evocative and enhance the magnitude of the songs.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

We are a few weeks away from 2020. Is a rock album from the 1980s still relevant, considering the sea change the contemporary music scene has undergone since then?

The answer, as the maiden Singapore concert by Irish rock giants U2 at the National Stadium showed, is a resounding yes.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2019, with the headline 'When 50,000 fans sing along with U2'. Print Edition | Subscribe