U2 - The Joshua Tree Tour

  • Sun, May 21
  • 6:30PM - 11:00PM
  • 5:00 PM
  • Buy Tickets

U2 - The Joshua Tree Tour

The Rose Bowl Stadium will be hosting U2 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking The Joshua Tree album with a series of stadium shows on May 20 and 21. 

  • Parking Lots Open: 2:30 PM
  • "Picnic in the Park" Opens: 3:00 PM
  • Shuttles Begin: 3:30 PM
  • Premium Doors Open: 5:00 PM
  • Doors Open: 5:00 PM
  • Show Starts: 6:30 PM
  • Opening Act: The Lumineers 

Event Dates


Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

All event attendees, regardless of age, will be required to have a ticket for stadium access.

*Please Note: If a ticket problem occurs, please proceed to the Ticket Resolution windows outside Gate B, E and F if it occurs outside the gates. Once inside the stadium, ticket problem can be addressed at Customer Service located in Tunnel 28.


Parking lots will open to the general public four (4) hours prior to the beginning of the event. Guests will be directed to the closest available lot. For your safety and the enjoyment of all, we ask that you please help by observing the tailgating guidelines.

Parking in Brookside Park and Golf Course are sold by the Rose Bowl Stadium, for $40 per car. You can pre-purchase parking, here

Parking in Lot H and Lot 1A are sold by the Rose Bowl Stadium, for $60 per car prior to the event and $80 on event day. You can pre-purchase preferred parking here. These lots are only accessible to guests by exiting the 210 Freeway at Mountain Avenue or northbound Rosemont Avenue from Orange Grove Blvd. 

Limo, Bus and RV parking is $160 on West Drive is available day of event only and opens four (4) hours prior to event time.

ADA Parking is available in both the General and Preferred Lots immediately adjacent to the Rose Bowl, and vehicles must display a valid State of California handicapped placard and registration upon entering these lots.

Overnight parking is prohibited in all lots. 
Parking lots close 90 minutes following the conclusion of the event. 
Parking is first-come, first-served. No saving of parking spaces is permitted. 
In and out privileges are not allowed.


The Rose Bowl Stadium has implemented a clear bag policy for all events at the Rose Bowl Stadium. We strongly encourage fans to conform to the policy prior to arriving at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Otherwise large purses and bags must be returned to vehicle or checked in for a fee of $10 at the stadium's item check-in tent located at Gate C.

Approved Bags:

  • 12" x 6" x 12" Clear Plastic Bag
  • 1 Gallon Plastic Freezer Bag
  • Clutch with Shoulder Strap (clutch may not be larger than 4.5" X 6.5")
  • Clutch with Wrist Strap (clutch may not be larger than 4.5" X 6.5")
  • Diaper Bag, as long as accompanied by a child

Non-Approved Bags:

  • Backpacks
  • Camera Case
  • Mesh Bag
  • Purse
  • Clear Backpack
  • Tinted Plastic Bag
  • Oversized Tote Bag
  • Printed Pattern Plastic Bag
  • Fanny Pack
  • Binoculars Case



  1. Buy your tickets using a credit card online or by phone.
  2. Bring the credit card used to purchase your tickets and a valid government issued photo ID to the venue.
  3. Go directly to Gate E (for GA Floor Tickets) and all other Gates for reserved seating with your whole group, present your ID and swipe your credit card for entry. 

Please note, there are a number of Ticketmaster orders that have been automatically set for credit card entry admittance only. Please check your original Ticketmaster order – if credit card entry is the delivery method, refer to the instructions above that detail how to enter the venue using your credit card. If you have floor seats or are part of the fan club, please click on the link below to learn more about Credit Card Entry. 

GA Floor Seat Ticket Holders

Fans with general admission floor seat tickets may enter through Gate E at the Rose Bowl Stadium and bring the credit card used to purchase your tickets and a valid government issued photo ID to the venue. Access to the floor will not be permitted until 5pm. Your event ticket is automatically set for credit card admittance only. 


Click the map to view larger, printable version.



Is credit card entry different than paperless tickets? No, it is the same.

How does the credit card entry work? Easy! The card you used to purchase your tickets is essentially your ticket. Just provide that card at the entry gate, where they will swipe to find your purchase.

I purchased paperless tickets for my friends or family. Can we enter the Stadium separately? No. If you purchased the tickets for a group, you will have to enter as a group.

I purchased GA Floor seats, can I enter the Stadium at any gate? No. If you have GA Floor tickets, you will only be permitted to enter the Stadium at Gate E.

What if the credit card I used expired before the concert? Just bring the old credit card, or the replacement card with the same account number. If you destroyed the old card and your new one has a different account number, please contact Ticketmaster Customer Service directly.

What if I forget to bring the credit card I used to make my purchase on event day? Upon arrival at the Rose Bowl Stadium, please go directly to the Ticket Resolution windows located outside of Gate B, Gate E & Gate F. They will ask for your photo ID and a purchase confirmation email.

I used a card I share with my spouse; will they be able to get in without me? As long as they’re an authorized card user, they can get in. Be sure they bring the card and photo ID.

Why is credit card entry the only option for some events, or some sections? When the tickets are in high demand, the artist wants true fans, like you, to get the seats desired at face value by eliminating unfair competition from scalpers. Without the ability to resell the tickets, they have no reason to take them from the market.

Is camping allowed so that I can hold my place in the GA Floor ticket line? No. Camping is not permitted before or after the event anywhere on the Rose Bowl Stadium property or surrounding Arroyo.  

Where is the line going to form for GA Floor Entry? Gate E

What time can I begin lining up for GA Floor Seating? If you are a GA Floor ticket holder, you will receive an email on Friday, May 19th with specific details. For further information, please visit our Rose Bowl Stadium website, post the May 19th email blast.

What time do parking lots open on the concert days? 2:30 PM

Can I park my vehicle overnight in the lots, either the night before or night of the concert?

  • Overnight parking is prohibited in all lots.
  • Parking lots close 90 minutes following the conclusion of the event or game.
  • Parking is first-come, first-served. No saving of parking spaces is permitted.
  • In and out privileges are not allowed.

What time does the Rose Bowl Shuttle operations begin? The shuttle begins at 3:30 PM and runs up to an hour after the event concludes.

Where do I catch the shuttle from? Parsons Engineering Building in Old Town Pasadena. A pre-purchase shuttle ticket is $5.00 round-trip; however, a round-trip shuttle ticket will be $10.00 on event day. To pre-purchase your pass today, please click here.

I know the Rose Bowl Stadium is a clear bag facility, where can I find more information? The Rose Bowl Stadium has implemented a clear bag policy for all events at the Rose Bowl Stadium. We strongly encourage fans to conform to the policy prior to arriving at the Rose Bowl Stadium. Otherwise large purses and bags must be returned to vehicle or checked in for a fee of $10.00 at the stadium's item check-in tent, located adjacent to Gate C. For more information, click here.

What is “Picnic in the Park” and what time does it open? “Picnic in the Park” is a pre-event directly in front of the Rose Bowl on Area H (in front of Gate B) and has food booths, a beer garden, and some interactive opportunities. It opens at 3:00 PM.

Is Tailgating allowed at the Rose Bowl? Tailgating is permitted at the Rose Bowl once parking lots open (2:30 PM). The Rose Bowl is well known for its beautiful setting and is considered a great tailgating venue. Fans are encouraged to arrive shortly after parking lots open and enjoy the grounds and the excitement leading up to the show. For information on tailgating policies, please click here.

What time should I get into the stadium? Stadium gates are expected to open at 5:00 PM. Please be aware that you should expect significant lines getting into the stadium for security purposes (similar to when you go to an airport). It is recommended that you go into the stadium well in advance of the start of the show.

I’m planning on taking Uber / Lyft to the Rose Bowl Stadium, where do I get dropped off? There will be a rideshare parking lot adjacent to the stadium, located on Area H. It should be recognized that in the past the rideshare demand has exceeded the supply when events are concluded thus resulting in a less than enjoyable experience leaving the area. We are dedicated to doing all we can to provide a smooth event experience, but wanted to make sure that you were aware of some potential challenges.

What time will the concert end? 11:00 PM sharp


Click here for the Rose Bowl Stadium's list of Prohibited Items, Tailgating Guidelines and the Fan Code of Conduct.


Click here for the Rose Bowl Stadium's detailed information on rideshare, taxis and Access.


Parking is available at the Parsons Lot in Pasadena for $15 on event day and features a $5 round-trip shuttle pre-purchased and $10 round-trip on event day, to and from Lot B at the Rose Bowl Stadium beginning three (3) hours prior to the beginning of the event and ending one (1) hour afterwards. Parsons is located at 100 W. Walnut St Pasadena, CA 91124 and access to parking is off of Fair Oaks Avenue. ‚Äč 

To purchase round-trip shuttle pass for Saturday, May 20, click here.

To purchase round-trip shuttle pass for Sunday, May 21, click here.


There are 334 marked accessible parking stalls in Lots B (147), Lot D (86) and Lot F (101).  Accessible parking is based on first come, first parked. Once accessible parking lots fill patrons are directed to the closest available general non-reserved parking area, in some instances the closest available parking for accessible parking is on a grass lot – a very short distance.


The drop-off and pick-up is located in two locations, 1) off site at the shuttle bus point of origin, or 2) in the northeast corner of Lot I of the Rose Bowl Stadium parking lots. 

A golf cart shuttle will be available for transporting patrons with disabilities to and from the rideshare lot. These carts will drop-off at the closest available operating stadium gate. Following the event, please return to the gate in which the drop-off occurred and the golf cart shuttle will be available to take patrons back to the rideshare lot. 

Click here for the detailed Access Guide to the Rose Bowl for Patrons with Disabilities.


There are three Customer Service locations at the Rose Bowl, one outside the stadium and two inside. The Customer Service Window outside of the stadium is located in the Will Call booth outside of Gate B. The Customer Service area inside of the stadium is located at Tunnel 18 and 28.

For assistance in the parking lots, please visit one of our Fan Assistance Booths, located throughout the Brookside Golf Course and Area H.