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U2's Dublin setlist, 22/07/17

Tonight was U2's only hometown jaunt of The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour. The last time they played Dublin just once on a tour was all the way back on 29 June 1985, during the sixth leg of The Unforgettable Fire Tour, subtitled the European Summer Festivals leg. That concert also took place at Croke Park. Discounting those festivals, the last time they played Dublin only once was 26 January 1982 on the third leg of the October Tour, a night that saw the live debut of Tomorrow. U2 have never before played Ireland just once on a tour.

Bad was dedicated to Guckpants Delaney, the Lypton Village name for Andy Rowan. At the end of the song Bono snippeted Simon & Garfunkel's America for the first time this leg. During Streets there was a triple flyover by fighter jets, the contrails of each mixing to create the Irish tricolour as they passed over the stadium. Mothers of the Disappeared was played in Ireland for the first time ever, although it made a brief appearance in the past when it was snippeted on 25 July 2009. Amazingly, tonight's performance of Miss Sarajevo (the 183 for the song) was also the first in Ireland. Although a mainstay on both the Vertigo and 360 tours, it joined the set after the Irish concerts on both occasions. This is the longest gap (in both number of performances and time) for a song between debuting live and appearing in Dublin, though if Scarlet is ever performed there it will shatter that record for time.

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year's Day
  3. Bad / America (snippet)
  4. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  7. With Or Without You
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky / Black Dog (snippet) / America (snippet)
  9. Running To Stand Still
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God's Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit / Wise Blood (snippet) / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet)
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared

  16. encore(s):
  17. Miss Sarajevo
  18. Beautiful Day / Starman (snippet)
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo / Rebel Rebel (snippet)
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  22. One / Hear Us Coming (snippet)
  23. The Little Things That Give You Away
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Videos of U2 in Barcelona, 18/07/17, and in Rome, 16/07/17

It's time for another roundup of our recent videos. We have a number of videos from the second show in Rome (setlist here) and from yesterday's gig in Barcelona (setlist here). If you missed the videos from the opening night in Rome, they are collected in this article.

Both sets of videos end with one song from Noel Gallagher's support set. Let's start in Barcelona:



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U2's Barcelona setlist, 18/07/17

Tonight U2 performed in Barcelona, Spain. It comes just over 30 years to the day that they performed in Spain for the first time, 15 July 1987, a date that also saw the live debut of Spanish Eyes. This was their only performance in the country this tour, an uncommon occurance for the band - Elevation and the original Joshua Tree tours are the only other occasions they have performed just once in Spain.

Bad returned to the set after missing one night. Before the song, Bono spoke of his friendship with David Bowie. Bowie's Heroes was duly snippeted at the end of the song. With tonight's performance Running to Stand Still has now been played more times than Even Better Than the Real Thing. Prior to Trip, Bono thanked his friend Reggie for encouraging him to respond to Larry's flier and making sure he attended that first rehearsal. Afterwards he spoke a line from Spanish Eyes; this is the first time it has ever been snippeted.

Some stats we missed at recent concerts: Vertigo passed 40 in the list of times played at Rome 1; it is now the sixteenth most played U2 song. Beautiful Day reached 500 performances and Ultraviolet 200 in Berlin, while With or Without You hit 800 at Rome 2. The most astounding stat we missed is that U2 passed 34 thousand individual song performances over their entire career at Rome 2. Of course, given the number of incomplete and missing early setlists this will have actually occurred quite a few concerts earlier, but the figure is nonetheless staggering to look at.

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year's Day
  3. Bad / Heroes (snippet)
  4. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  7. With Or Without You
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky / America (snippet)
  9. Running To Stand Still
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God's Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires / Spanish Eyes (snippet)
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit / Wise Blood (snippet) / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet)
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared / El Pueblo Vencera (snippet)

  16. encore(s):
  17. Miss Sarajevo
  18. Beautiful Day / Starman (snippet)
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo / Rebel Rebel (snippet)
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  22. One / Hear Us Coming (snippet)
  23. The Little Things That Give You Away
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U2's Rome #2 setlist, 16/07/17

Today, U2 performed their second of two shows in Rome. The last time—and, in fact, the only other time—they played two gigs on the same tour in this city was way back on 6 and 7 July 1993. U2 have visited Rome on six different tours, and every time they have played large outdoor venues; the only time they've done a different sort of venue in Rome was for a TV appearance promoting All That You Can't Leave Behind on 25 October 2000.

The big setlist news is that A Sort of Homecoming returned after a month-and-a-half absence. It was last played on 4 June in Chicago, and missed the second nights in both East Rutherford and London. This is the first time A Sort of Homecoming has been played on the European continent since 30 May 1987 in a different Italian city, Modena. Its only European performance in the intervening thirty years was on the island of Ireland on 25 August 2001.

ASOH's return means that Bad's streak of consecutive shows ended on fifteen. That was the most shows it has been played at in a row since it appeared at all 57 shows of the first two legs of the ZooTV Tour in 1992.

One other song returned to the setlist tonight after a much shorter absence. Mysterious Ways was restored to the encore after missing the previous night.

The full setlist was:

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year's Day
  3. A Sort Of Homecoming
  4. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  7. With Or Without You
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky
  9. Running To Stand Still / Hallelujah (snippet)
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God's Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit / Wise Blood (snippet) / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet)
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared

  16. encore(s):
  17. Miss Sarajevo
  18. Beautiful Day / Starman (snippet)
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo / Live Forever (snippet)
  21. Miss You (snippet) / Mysterious Ways
  22. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  23. One / Hear Us Coming (snippet)
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Videos of U2 in Rome, 15/07/17

We have videos of U2 performing on their first night in Rome. If you need to catch up on the setlist, our show report is here.

Enjoy!



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