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Day 1 rehearsals in Tulsa, 28 April 2018

It's been a week since rehearsals wrapped up in Laval, the stage is newly assembled, and we are now just days away from the opening of the tour. So what else is U2 to do but begin rehearsals anew? With thanks to U2Start for the information, here are the 25 songs practiced last night...



U2 did the set in 4 chunks and it shows some tantalizing rotational possibilities. It also looks like the possible return of a horned man from U2's past. As before, Love is all we Have Left preceeds the set in a pre-recorded fashion.

  • The Blackout
  • Lights of Home
  • Beautiful Day
  • All Because of You
  • I Will Follow
  • The Ocean
  • Iris (Hold Me Close)
  • Cedarwood Road
  • Song For Someone
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Raised By Wolves
  • Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
     
  • Macphisto voice part
  • Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
     
  • Elevation
  • Vertigo
  • Desire
  • You're the Best Thing About Me
  • Staring at the Sun
     
  • Pride
  • Get Out of Your Own Way
  • American Soul
  • City of Blinding Lights
  • One
  • Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way
  • 13

Based on this set it looks like the final slot of act 1, which has been expanded again to 12 songs, may be rotational. All Because of You has also been moved into the fourth slot, and it may be rotational with Gloria. The return of Macphisto, even as a voice over, is tantalizing; the character is associated ZooTV but he perhaps has an even greater link with HMTMKMKM, as he appeared (in animated form) in the song's music video and live performances on the Popmart Tour used visuals of his face in a parody of Batman's iconic bat image. It isn't entirely sure if his vocal portion is part of the Intermission, but it makes perfect sense for him to be sandwiched between an Achtung Baby song and HMTMKMKM.
 

Songs rehearsed so far:

Boy (2): I Will Follow, The Ocean
October (1): Gloria
War (1): Sunday Bloody Sunday
The Unforgettable Fire (1): Pride (In the Name of Love)
Rattle & Hum (1): Desire
Achtung Baby (5): One, Until the End of the World, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, The Fly, Acrobat
Non-album single (1): Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Pop (1): Staring at the Sun
All That You Can't Leave Behind (2): Beautiful Day, Elevation
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (3): Vertigo, City of Blinding Lights, All Because of You
Songs of Innocence (4): Song for Someone, Iris (Hold Me Close), Raised By Wolves, Cedarwood Road
Songs of Experience* (8): Lights of Home, You're the Best Thing About Me, Get Out of Your Own Way, American Soul, The Showman (Little More Better), The Blackout, Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way, 13 (There Is a Light)

*As Love is All We Have Left has so far been done in a pre-recorded fashion we have removed it from our tally



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