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Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Er zijn 195 recensies geschreven door 157 fans.

2017-09-22 - San Diego

Geschreven door jennagirl - 12 uur geleden

Solid but not spectacular U2 show relative to others. This was my 5th show on the tour - Seattle and Toronto were standouts with Vancouver, New Jersey and San Diego a step behind. I think for the fans who don't see as many shows or follow along obsessively on line it would be a 4.5 but judging against other shows this tour it was not quite as magical as some other nights. But still a great show and always worth the trip to see them. Sad to see my JT tour close but grateful for the opportunity to see this amazing talented band and will never take it for granted.
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2017-07-26 - Paris door ulky123 gewaardeerd met

I was 18 for my first U2 concert in Montpellier 1987 for the Joshua Tree Tour. And now 30 years..
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2017-06-07 - Pittsburgh door superrob1500 gewaardeerd met

Got to Heinz Field around 7am to queue up and made #150 along with my sister. Around 8:30am we were..
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2017-07-08 - London door MattH29 gewaardeerd met

This journey stared for me 30 years ago, as an apprehensive 15 year old standing on the pitch at Elland..
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Innocence and Experience tour

Er zijn 284 recensies geschreven door 174 fans.

2015-11-24 - Dublin

Geschreven door u2fancat - 1 jaar geleden

Well, what a difference it makes to arrive early! The corridors were practically deserted, and I was soon able to scooch over to the merchandising stand, where there was practically no queue. I actually couldn't believe it, standing at the counter, when the guy behind it came up to me almost straight away to ask what I wanted! Easy-peasy, I now have a Dublin 2015 t-shirt.. I also see they come in a variety of colours; the day before, I saw one in vivid green, mine is red (which I prefer), and I saw another chap admiring one he'd obviously just bought, which was in a light grey. All with the same pattern - the outline image from the cover of the Boy album on the front, the Dublin dates on the back. By the looks of it, they were all sold out again when I was leaving..

With nothing else I wanted to do, I took my seat - there was practically nobody in the auditorium at this point. My row turned out to be a bit higher up, and I had a touch of vertigo (of course) as I passed the end of the railing, climbing up to it. Anyway, I made it, and noted the locations of the rear stairs - the ones with handrails - for coming down again. Some entertainment was provided during the long wait, watching the individual spotlight operators being hoisted into the rigging - especially when one of them got stuck, suspended in midair, for about 30 seconds.. there was no-one to help; I think the pulleys are self-controlled.

As the house filled, the tension grew - helped no end when they turned off the lights in the upper levels, for some reason. I came to know the people sitting beside me, a little - a couple, not young: she had never seen them before, he had, in McGonagle's, way back in '76/77. Well, it came to that moment; People Have the Power started, and I jumped up. And as happens, it went on a bit and there was no sign of anyone. Next thing I know, I'm being tapped on the shoulder. The guy behind me wanted to know if I wouldn't mind sitting down - he'd stand with me in a minute. Eh, ok - I'd hate to block your view of an empty stage. After a minute or so, there was some excitement on the floor, and I jumped up again.. only to have the guy behind me wanting me to sit again.. I was spoiling his view! I guessed he thought they'd come on via the i stage, and didn't want to miss their entrance.

Well, I hadn't been sitting for 10 seconds when Bono did appear, and I jumped up again, and this time was left standing - third time lucky, eh? Along with the whole house. I have to hand it to them, this crowd - with the obvious exception of the (insert expletive here) behind me - were the crowd of the tour so far! The guy at the end of the row, who'd seen them all those years ago, was particularly blown away, and plagued his poor wife with exclamations of how good the band were! He was greatly impressed when Bono seemed to spot someone in the crowd, near the stage, that he recognised. He turned to The Edge - "Hey, d'you remember that guy in McGonagle's, years ago, who heckled us with 'More punk than The Monkees'? That's him!!" Later, we discovered that the President was also in the house.. a good mix, then!

And so they took us through a blistering first four numbers, the poor guy at the end of my row thinking he'd have a break after the third, only to find himself on his feet again.

And so I was up again at the start of the next song, and down again in the middle of it, when the people in front of me got bored of standing - again - and I got a tap-tap-tap again. I see the shredded pages of poetry are back for that song, though - great, it's a terrific effect! Even if I couldn't stand to show my appreciation.

I was actually scared to stand during Invisible, since no-one in front of me was. Halleleuja, they decided that Even Better Than the Real Thing was worth the effort, and I got to my feet at last. And at least I was getting a rest. And so into Mysterious Ways, where a guy was brought onstage to dance with Bono - only the second time that's happened, that I know of! I'm not surprised - he was dressed just like Bono at the start of the concerts on the Popmart tour, as a boxer with large shades and a fake "torso" t-shirt. As Bono remarked, "You're not from around here, are you?" Nope, he was from Brazil..

Introducing Angel of Harlem, Bono revealed that the very first time it was played live was in '89, on this same spot, when it used to be the Point Depot..! Jeez, and I was there.. I was happy enough to sit for the next couple of numbers, along with the people around me. One man was moved to jump to his feet at the end of Every Breaking Wave, just briefly, to applaud, though - well, it is memorable. And then we all jumped up for Bullet the Blue Sky.. and then my section unbelievably got bored of standing halfway through it, and sure enough, tap-tap-tap from the guy behind, wanting me to sit down..

Fortunately, that was the end of my woes. For the rest of the show, either I didn't feel like standing, or everyone did. So my nemesis had nothing to complain about. At the end of the second set, the guy on the end of the row - who'd been so enthusiastic all night - wanted some reassurance that they'd do one more. "Three!" said I.

They've included identifiable images of Dublin in the visuals for City of Blinding Lights, in these Dublin shows - well, this night they also included some of Paris, and Bono sang a snippet of a French song to finish. Beautiful Day saw flags being flung onstage - Bono finally chose a large Irish one to drape over the drum kit. And It was lovely to see his face in closeup on the big screen, because he was beaming.. he'd sensed what I sensed, that this crowd was (pretty much) at one. Concert of the year so far, for me. And as a reward - they didn't do three encores, they did four. Bad and 40, usually reserved for the last show in a city, got an outing last night. Well done, gentlemen!
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2015-07-27 - New York door phenshaw gewaardeerd met

So a bit of background, which will add or detract credibility from my review!

I’ve seen them 7 times..
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2015-05-30 - Inglewood door bcwgobuffs gewaardeerd met

So far starters, let’s put this review into context. LA 530 was my 18th or so show since 1983..
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2015-11-03 - London door u2fancat gewaardeerd met

Ah, the very last U2 show in London this year! As Bono said, they rather like being the house band...
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U2 360° Tour

Er zijn 725 recensies geschreven door 365 fans.

2009-09-23 - East Rutherford

Geschreven door EDDMB - 7 jaren geleden

I loved this show."The Manhattan skylin,The City Of Blinding Lights".Bonos great quote.Nothing like seeing the band band here.Your Blue Room was great.The spacestation sequence during this song was very well done.NLOTH sounded fantastic.I was happy the old classic NYD was played,even though Adam butchered it, while Bono was introducing him.Kinda a funny moment,the band get lost,and Bono calls from the Edge to solo.Im glad they have played it only here and there,and not every night.Ultra Violet,well done.I liked the red microphone.Bono was swinging on it and almost crashed into Edge.My only regret was not hearing Bad either night.As I have mentioned many times over,MOS is a weak song to close a great show with.Alot of fans walked out during the song.IMO All I want Is You or Bad or....ANY classic would be better fitting to close the gig.But the crowd was great for me,we loved it,great seats,great band,and of course, in the great Metropolitan area NY/NJ. See you in 2010.Cheers !!!!!
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2011-06-18 - Anaheim door bushido529 gewaardeerd met

This was my 1st GA show for any U2 show, i'll say that this was my greatest concert experience ever...
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2010-09-30 - Seville door qz23 gewaardeerd met

I am from Spain, so I do not have enough words in English to express what I lived there, that..
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2011-07-20 - East Rutherford door EDDMB gewaardeerd met

Loved it.A great way to end the 360 tour for me.The band played a great show this night.They were all..
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Vertigo Tour

Er zijn 420 recensies geschreven door 126 fans.

2005-06-18 - London

Geschreven door EDDMB - 8 jaren geleden

Its great..I would give it a 5 but..the 3 missing songs make me take off a notch.This is a MUST download.This is from a BBC broadcast so as I have said,it sounds fantastic.BTBS into RTSS are great.U2 in London is always great.The shows in England sound like the band are still tryin to prove themselves there.

I like when Bono says thank you to the British troops for all they are doing overseas in Iraq.Great show.A must have.Sweden and Copenhagen have an edge (no pun).They are complete and have a bit more energy.IMO.
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2006-02-12 - Monterrey door Bloodraven gewaardeerd met

20 years of my life waiting to see them, and this is what I got.

The crowd was disappointing, even before..
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2005-10-04 - Boston door MattG gewaardeerd met

I downloaded the entire thing solely to hear "Crumbs From Your Table" placed that early in the setlist, and listened..
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2006-03-02 - Buenos Aires door patou2 gewaardeerd met

I was there , that amazing night. I'll try to be objective . Bono s voice is not the best..
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Elevation Tour

Er zijn 328 recensies geschreven door 87 fans.

2001-10-13 - Hamilton

Geschreven door mattfromcanada - 6 maanden geleden

As this was my first GA experience, I took the day off with my brother and stood in line in the early October weather. It wasn’t that cold out, but as we were in one spot for much of the day a chill could catch you. Fortunately, that was made up for by the wonderful experience that is a U2 GA line. I’ve had 6 GA shows and have only ever been disappointed in one of them. My brother and I have always loved U2, and somehow during our teenage years (late 90’s) ‘Out Of Control’ became our signature driving song. When we got in, the Heart was full so we parked ourselves just to the right of the tip of the Heart. So when they finished New Year’s Day and Out Of Control started thumping….well if you’ve experienced it, you know. To top it off, Bono pulled a fan on-stage old school (way to go Arun!), we got Angel Of Harlem, and my personal favourite, Bad. Hear Bad live that close on a GA experience is probably in my top 5 U2 moments. Again, if you’ve experienced it. A surprise cover of ‘What’s Going On’ followed in the encore which U2 just somehow made their own, and we were treated to the ‘Shine Like Stars’ tag on WOWY. Again, the GA crowd knew what a treat that was. I don’t know if U2 will ever come back to Hamilton, I don’t know if they know. This was to date, the only show ever in Hamilton. There were 18,000 luck fans who get to say they were there, and I'm proud to have been one of them.
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2001-10-27 - New York door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

From the outside, this is simply the best Elevation concert and the most special one. It was way more important..
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2001-10-25 - New York door oddjob102 gewaardeerd met

I was at this concert. It was my first time back in NYC after 9/11, and you could feel the..
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2001-03-30 - Atlanta door dank2525 gewaardeerd met

Brian and I had just recovered from Miami, and decided we could not miss this. Climbed in a car..
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Popmart

Er zijn 335 recensies geschreven door 104 fans.

1997-12-09 - Vancouver

Geschreven door Doming0 - 2 jaren geleden

My brother and I started off with nosebleed seats and while Smash Mouth was playing we found the Ticketmaster girl and asked if we could upgrade our seats. We told her we were willing to pay. She refused money and gave us two floor tickets while warning us that they weren't the "best" seats in the house as the sight lines were obstructed by a speaker stanchion and they were about 40 rows back from the front.

Needless to say, we were elated and while Smash Mouth continued to butcher their one and only hit song we made our way to the concession in order to purchase this nice lady a pop and some chips just to say thanks.

We returned to her ticket booth and presented her with said food and said thank you and left to find our seats. Before we were too far away she hollered at us to come back and then proceeded to give us row 7 tickets right on the railing to the B-Stage!!!

What followed next was the most epic moment of that night as we made our way through the crowd towards our new luxurious seats and the sounds of MOFO starting to fill the arena. SO amazing!
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1997-12-03 - Mexico City door loftarasa gewaardeerd met

No lows, just highs really!
This was one of the first bootlegs I listened to and is since then my..
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1997-08-28 - Leeds door pablothewizard gewaardeerd met

It was raining heavily when we arrived and it never relented all day and evening. Proper lumpy Yorkshire rain too,..
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1997-04-25 - Las Vegas door ric gewaardeerd met

the now legendary (among U2 fans) first night of the popmart tour makes for a very uncomfortable listening experience...! ..
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ZOO TV

Er zijn 500 recensies geschreven door 133 fans.

1992-06-11 - Stockholm

Geschreven door germcevoy - 9 jaren geleden

I couldn't be arsed posting on this show because there isn't a lot that can be said about this show that hasn't been said before so I shall type out Willie Williams thoughts for you all as he hits the nail bang on the head :

Originally posted by Willie

STOCKHOLM. Well tonight was the one. It was the night that I stopped during the gig and thought to myself ''This is the high point on my career''. The entire gig from the Globe in Stockholm was broadcast live to just one person's house - that of Mr John Harris of Nottingham, England. He won an MTV competition, so got the private broadcast. His small living room was piled high with TV's and of course everybody from the whole street was in there. There was also a camera at their end, sending pictures back to us, so at various points during the show, the living room in Nottingham would appear on the stage video walls. Bono would break to speak to them and they would reply of course. Of course by 10pm everyone at the Nottingham end was blind drunk, which made it all the more entertaining. Technologically it was flawless too, which was pretty astounding.

So later on, Benny and Bjorn - the guys from ABBA - appear. We have U2 and ABBA performing 'Dancing Queen' beneath the mirrorball trabant, being broadcast live from a giant spherical building in Sweden to one terraced house in Nottingham. I rest my case.

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1993-06-04 - Munich door MattG gewaardeerd met

My ratings were pretty much consistent 3.5's all the way across the board, and here's why. This show wasn't terrible...
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1992-11-10 - San Diego door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

A great Outside Broadcast show, just after the 92 U.S. Presidential elections. Bono talks about that before and after ISHFWILF.
Let..
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1992-03-17 - Boston door MattG gewaardeerd met

There are just so many things to love about this bootleg...

-The entire song "Zoo Station" is hysterical with the band's..
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Lovetown

Er zijn 175 recensies geschreven door 72 fans.

1990-01-06 - Rotterdam

Geschreven door MWSAH - 9 jaren geleden

Sometimes I wonder why I was born in December 1988, one year before this lovely concert in Rotterdam. I was probably in my cradle as a 1-year old boy when Edge hit the first tabs of Where the Streets Have No Name in Ahoy Rotterdam on that special 6th of January 1990, 90 kilometres from my hometown.

I often ask myself the question: what would it have been like to be part of the audience during a Lovetown-show. I fell in love with the Point Depot gigs in Ireland, and the Rotterdam-shows from early January were even better, some say. Lovetown:the name itself explains it, like BB King spells during When Love Comes To Town: L-O-V-E. Yes, I love rock, I love U2, but I especially love Lovetown. Don't get me wrong, because I know the Joshua Tour was enormous and awesome. And Zoo TV was one big happening, followed by Popmart, whether you like it or not. Also Elevation gives me special feelings and was my favourite tour for a long time. But Lovetown is top-notch. The mix of songs between the Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum, performed in small places with BB King's Orchestra makes Lovetown the best tour for me. I didn't take long and U2 didn't even cross the world with it. But the modesty of it does it for me. Like Bono says at a Point Depot show: 'After all these big places, we wanted to play a small place'.

Lovetown also marked the end of a decade in which U2 finally showed itself to the world in full glory. Live Aid in 1985 was a very important turning point, sealed by the release of The Joshua Tree. But U2 felt that every end had a start. U2 was looking for a new direction and needed time.

The energy and commitment of U2 was awesome back then. Bono was at his prime. His voice was a mix between the Joshua Tour and the upcoming Zoo TV. And U2 really enjoyed what they were doing. Lovetown was not a show, it was no entertainment like Zoo TV or Popmart. It wasn't a show with political context, like Vertigo. It was based on music, pure music, pure rock and roll. And you can feel the excitement and joy of U2 trough these shows. I guess they enjoyed every bit, like the audience.

U2's first European success was actually founded in Holland, where the single I Will Follow became a giant hit. Bono mentions this during this Rotterdam show when they start Love Rescue Me, when he says: 'And this is also a good place to end, because we more or less started here ten years ago. You've been very good for us, thank you!'. The crowd was ecstatic.

This show is awesome. It has reached a nice spot in my top ten favourites, I think. It's equal to the Point Depot shows, with U2 really on fire. I missed New Year's Day and Bad, but I know U2 played 4 shows at Rotterdam. The Bad from the 10th of January is one of the best there is.
This show is quite memorable as The Unforgettable Fire was played for the last time. I listened to this show trough my Sennheiser CX300 and my eyes shut. I transferred myself to Ahoy, Rotterdam, 18 years ago, being in the audience. I felt the energy, I experienced U2 in their best days
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1989-10-12 - Melbourne door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

The band continued their epic residency in Melbourne with this 4th show and this is one of the best! This..
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1989-12-11 - Paris door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

What a way to start Lovetown in Europe! The crowd was already going nuts even during the PA songs and..
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1989-12-01 - Osaka door aussiemofo gewaardeerd met

Highlights
* The upside down setlist

* Bono playing audience cop as he was prone to do during this era. I don't..
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Joshua Tree Tour

Er zijn 293 recensies geschreven door 95 fans.

1987-06-17 - Cologne

Geschreven door bodoheil - 2 jaren geleden

The atmosphere was very foul. It was my first U2 concert, but not my first stadium concert, and I remember it well. The rain had started in the afternoon, but in the morning and around noon it had been very hot. There was a terrible pushing and shoving of the audience waiting at the entrances for doors open, and many seemed to be well drunk and I did see many, many empty drinks containers, beer cans, wine packs and bottles outside. The doors open seemed badly organised. Some a few yards away opened before others did, the seemed to be little coordination. People were pissed off by that, they wanted an equal chance in the run to the centre stage spots.

The openers, I remember The Pretenders, Big Audio Dynamite and Lou Reed, were all booed and generally badly accepted, at least in the part of the audience I happened to be stuck in, which was third, second row, slightly to the right of centre stage. The place looked like an open battle for the first row and of course I participated first, being rather stoutly built and not one to back off easily. This concert had meant the world to me, after I had gotten hold of a ticket, through a multitude of different lucky concurrences.

I believe, I cannot be sure anymore about it, that The Daltons opened last. I might confuse that, though, with a show I might have seen on the internet of that time, after all, it's been 28 years.

When WTSHNN began with its droning synth-sounds and the guitar's delayed arpeggios, and the band appeared one by one, the crowd went mad and the stifling squeeze got worse. But when the bass and the drums joined and slowly built up the song's hard pushing, driving beat the crowd went berserk. I had a fight with an American, a GI by his crew cut and confidence, and the security did not notice. He hit me in the nose, but luckily he could not swing properly, for lack of room to move. I could not get my arms up enough, so I hit where I could. The security were highly unprofessional (I did that job later in life myself) and completely taken aback with the sheer violence of the crowd's pushing forward, the yelling and the screaming of girls who obviously were in acute fear. The waves of people’s shoving often moved me ten or more yards away from where I had been before. I remember the moment when the band jumped into the first song and the red lights flooded all over the rain-drenched crowd. The heat from the electric lights washed over the people and actually felt quite warm on the face. Seconds afterwards clouds of vapour of the drying rain partially took away the sight of the stage.

I had had enough by then. I withdrew to the seats ranks, found myself a place and watched from about a hundred yards away. I was deeply disappointed with the on-goings and felt betrayed and let down. I had thought that we had all been there together to celebrate the same thing. I had been wrong. U2 had become a phenomenon and had stopped being a rock and roll band. They were a sensation, not music to dance and sing the lyrics and to feel alive by, because the songs spoke to you about your life and you inner self. This was a spectacle, not a concert. No one danced. They all fought. No one sang. Everybody screamed. No one had fun. They all tried to hold on to their place or get a better one by being more brutal than the opponent, because that is what everybody was, an adversary and a rival in trying to be as close to the band as possible. Do not think that I was naive about it. I understood as I do now that people want to be as close as possible to their lucky stars. But I wasn't expecting the brutality I encountered, and it did not seem to make sense, and I was not prepared to put up with it, as I would not be today. I do not think that it was anything else but sheer good fortune that there wasn't anyone killed in the throng in front of the stage. It was brutal enough for that. None of my later U2 shows had that quality and quantity of ruthlessness and viciousness.

When 40 began I was on my way out, walking outside the stadium trying to hitchhike my way back to where I was due. I remember feeling like hell. It took me weeks to be able to enjoy the music again.
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1987-07-15 - Madrid door LikeASong gewaardeerd met

When the Where The Streets Have No Name organ sounded over the 125k people on the stadium and lights went..
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1987-09-12 - Philadelphia door viridian1 gewaardeerd met

First concert I ever went to age 17. I haven't missed a U2 tour since. Listening to this was like..
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1987-10-20 - Iowa City door IAFAN gewaardeerd met

This was my first U2 show. Met Bono before the show. Hours before they were warming up and..
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Conspiracy Of Hope

Er zijn 21 recensies geschreven door 10 fans.

1986-06-13 - Rosemont

Geschreven door MattG - 7 jaren geleden

Everything I WASN'T looking forward to about this show, I loved. "Pride" and "Maggie's Farm", I wasn't all that cracked up about listening to. The former is on just about every show I ever listen to, and it gets tiring, the latter I just didn't care much about. They ended up both being phenomenal.

The "Norwegian Wood" intro to "Bad" is outstanding, and chorus gives me goosebumps. Listen to some recent shows (Vertigo, 360°), and then give this one a spin- Yes, folks- Bono DID used to sound like that

Everything about this show is simply gorgeous. Download it RIGHT. NOW.
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Unforgettable Fire Tour

Er zijn 247 recensies geschreven door 67 fans.

1985-03-21 - Chicago

Geschreven door Ali709 - 9 jaren geleden

mazing! It was the first ever Unforgettable Fire tour bootleg I listened to. It exceeded my expectations. It’s a very good recording if you’re looking for the same thing as I was. I might suggest this other show as well, it’s got a longer and a bit better setlist (includes Indian Summer Sky, Surrender, Two Hearts Beat As One,...): 1984-10-23 - Nantes, France - St. Herblain (I found it right after having posted Chicago as this week’s bootleg!).

The whole bootleg and show are just great (talking about this week's show, not Nantes mentioned in the last paragraph!!)! Also, it’s interesting to hear them when they weren’t as big as they are now. The ego hadn’t done its work yet, they are a band who has just become famous and big…you can hear Bono’s comments that reflect this (telling the CBS people: “you want some people? Come up here!” or the comments before Knockin’… there is another part where he says they used to have 500 people watching them and that he’s glad there are so many watching now).

**Comments: Just wanted to point this out…it’s interesting how similar this show sounds to Joshua Tree Tour shows (particularly Paris 87, as I was listening to it at the same time). Of course, JT had new songs and a more confident band…but the (very short) speeches/comments (such as “for a very special man…” or “this is a big place but we’re bigger than this place”) and performances are very similar, which shows they didn’t spend as much time as they do now on how the tours should be, it REALLY was only about the music (though maybe we’re lucky that they changed their manners, or all the shows would be the same, up till now! )
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1985-04-15 - East Rutherford door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

One of the best concerts in the 5th leg of the UF tour. The band was really enjoying their NJ..
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1985-04-18 - Worcester door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

One of the most special UF shows and the best setlist of the tour! At the beginning Bono said they..
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1985-04-30 - Jacksonville door CMIPalaeo gewaardeerd met

Awesome show. Unbelievable crowd, very strong performance, and really good sound too! According to Bono, at this show they have..
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War Tour

Er zijn 169 recensies geschreven door 57 fans.

1982-12-02 - Manchester

Geschreven door bowenjaybee - 8 jaren geleden

This was one of a handful of U2 bootlegs that I got hold of from a record fair in the late 80's, I loved it then and I love it now..... I highly recommend this to anyone who has played in a band and asked the sound engineer to record their band through the mixing desk (soundboard)........this is a totally raw mixing desk recording with the band upfront, warts and all and the audience cannot be heard which makes the recording even stranger...Plus you get to hear very early versions of Surrender, Sunday Bloody Sunday & New Years Day before the War album was released,, compare these versions to the Red Rocks versions and you can hear what an amazing transformation U2 and the new songs went through in just 6 months......A classic bootleg!
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1983-03-19 - Manchester door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

A very good War show that may fly off your radar, but it's worth a listen. U2gigs never checked any..
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1983-06-05 - Denver door EDDMB gewaardeerd met

Classic.Just epic show.The band really found themselves at this time.Their live shows were so great.Just the band,the music was so..
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1983-02-26 - Dundee door nickbibby gewaardeerd met

A real gem for me. Loved the set list, especially the inclusion of Like A Song for the only..
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October Tour

Er zijn 107 recensies geschreven door 28 fans.

1982-01-26 - Dublin

Geschreven door daymo1202 - 9 maanden geleden

A good friend of mine was at this show and was billed as U2's homecoming show in Dublin in January 1982. According to him Bono was at the peak of his game and so too were the other band members. My friend had a backstage pass too but actually declined the offer and thought getting his then girlfriend home that night was more important. Such a gentleman!

His brother did go backstage and just shared a buffet with all those who were there including U2. Both my friend and his brother had seen U2 as early as 1979 in Dublin at the Dandelion Market and Trinity College so seeing them live and meeting them was no big deal. I keep telling them to write a book.
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1981-08-16 - Slane door CMIPalaeo gewaardeerd met

An interesting show. Not great, but not as bad as the band cracked it up to be. Many of the..
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1982-03-17 - New York door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

This and Lido Beach are perhaps the best October bootlegs you'll find. The setlist is great and some songs had..
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1982-07-04 - Werchter door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

U2 playing in Werchter for the first time (they eventually became the headliners just 3 years after) and they gave..
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Boy Tour

Er zijn 117 recensies geschreven door 42 fans.

1981-05-15 - San Francisco

Geschreven door cesar_garza01 - 2 jaren geleden

I rediscovered this gig and it is truly fantastic. I listened to the old source a long time ago and didn't think much of it, but after listening to the upgrade, it really brings the show to another level. One of the best sounding Boy bootlegs and an extended performance with non standard songs like Touch and Boy-Girl. The latter includes a snippet of Let's Twist Again and segues into Out Of Control, a great highlight.
The band was trying to get a place in the U.S. and this show has the "innocence" feeling that they mention nowadays in songs like Twilight.
Perhaps the highlight of this show is a very early (and rough) performance of I Fall Down (at the time still called "When I Fall Down"). The band were writing new songs in the back of their van, as Bono says.
There are very funny moments too, like when Bono opens a bottle of champagne but is hesitant to drink it (not so shy later at ZooTV, huh?). Between Twilight and I Will Follow, the lights went out and Bono has to play the entertainer to the crowd. Luckily for him, the lights returned promptly.
Listen to the 2nd 11 O'Clock. The energy is incredible here. Another Boy show you can't miss.
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1981-05-11 - Denver door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

Excellent Boy bootleg with one of the best sounds available. The previous source was incomplete, but now we have the..
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1980-09-12 - Scarborough door iTim gewaardeerd met

Still early in the tour and their career which probably explains the lack of enthusiasm in the audience. The band..
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1981-05-15 - San Francisco door CMIPalaeo gewaardeerd met

Excellent early show, with just about all the Boy Tour material represented. The band are energetic and really doing a..
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Early Days

Er zijn 37 recensies geschreven door 22 fans.

1980-02-26 - Dublin

Geschreven door CMIPalaeo - 1 jaar geleden

Silver Lining is an early version of 11 O'Clock Tick Tock. Musically it's nearly identical (except a few neat little things at the end) but has very different lyrics. Speed of Life has lyrics, unlike the version that was eventually officially released. Trevor is an early version of Touch. Shadows and Tall Trees sounds quite different to the version on Boy.

Overall, a very solid show with great historical value. It's really something special to see the band at this early stage playing with all the passion and fire that will define their whole career.

Highlights
- Life On a Distant Planet (one of my favourite of U2's early songs)
- Another Day
- Pete the Chop
- Cartoon World
- Twilight
- Out of Control
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1979-10-05 - Cork door cornellazar gewaardeerd met

I love this show / recording. All the old, unreleased tunes are stellar Punk/New Wave and hint at what U2..
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1980-07-27 - Co. Kildare door cesar_garza01 gewaardeerd met

Last pre-Boy bootleg and a short one too. There's actually some good stuff here. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock from this..
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1979-10-05 - Cork door LikeASong gewaardeerd met

One of the first recordings that exist from the band in its earliest stages. Just for that, this concert should..
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Various Dates

Er zijn 165 recensies geschreven door 64 fans.

2011-10-15 - Hollywood

Geschreven door ahn1991 - 5 jaren geleden

Wow. Just wow. Of the little hype this act was given, the band certainly came out and hit it out of the park. Seven acoustic songs, partly accompanied by a string section. There are a couple surprises. The first and major surprise is the live debut of "A Man And A Woman." This rather obscure HTDAAB song was seemingly hated on left and right by hardcore fans, but the band decided to stick it to the man and bust this one out. I will be honest and say that it is probably one of the strongest acoustic songs they now have. The second surprise is "Staring At The Sun." Another rather underrated song, this one hailing from Pop, makes its first appearance since it was last played during the Elevation Tour back in the early 2000s. While it was speculated that this song would make a 360 appearance, that appearance never materialized, so Pop fans will be pleased to hear this beauty joined by the string section.

Other hits include Desire, I Still Haven't Found, Sunday Bloody Sunday, all played acoustically along with One accompanied by the strings (and a very strong performance, must I say). The main set ended with Clinton coming on stage to announce the encore while praising Bono and Edge for their work. The show ended with Miss Sarajevo with Edge trading the guitar for the piano. Another song with string accompaniment and a strong performance by Bono brought the night to a close.

Highlights - EVERYTHING
Lowlights - NONE

Download this one! The rarity of a full acoustic set this good is bound to keep you coming back to this when you need your U2 fix but don't want a full dose of rock n roll.
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1983-12-18 - London door partygirl65 gewaardeerd met

I didn't have a ticket to this show and I got a single 5th row ticket as a return at..
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2015-10-16 - London door ajr gewaardeerd met

Having seen a tweet late last Thursday afternoon from U2ComZooMods inviting a reply with just my name to maybe get..
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1987-11-11 - San Francisco door Unknown gewaardeerd met

A true raw outdoor performance. Engagement with the crowd takes place at some level on almost every song. Three..
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