U2 gave their fans a wonderful Christmas treat yesterday when they posted the below video on their official Facebook page

The video serves as a Christmas message from the Dublin band as well as an announcement video that they will be releasing their new album, "Songs of Experience" in the New Year. 

However, what fans will find even more exciting is the announcement that the band intend to play several special shows to mark the 30th anniversary of their seminal album, "The Joshua Tree." 

Released in 1987, The Joshua Tree was the band's fifth album and boasted hits like "With or Without You," "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." 

Whether or not those special shows will include an Irish gig remains to be seen. The band sold out five nights at the 3Arena in November 2015 as part of their Songs of Innocence + Experience Tour.