U2's Dublin #3 setlist, 09/11/18
Today, U2 performed their third of four shows in Dublin.
After being soundchecked on multiple occasions recently, Dirty Day made its tour debut today. This is its first performance since 10 December 1993, a gap of 24 years, 10 months, and 30 days (or exactly 9,100 days), and its eleventh performance ever. It had never before been performed in Europe, and only twice in the Northern Hemisphere—the two performances in Japan in December 1993. The other eight performances came in Australia and New Zealand.
Dirty Day joined fellow Zooropa song Stay in the setlist. Tonight's show, accordingly, is the first set to feature two songs from Zooropa since the final night of the 360 Tour on 30 July 2011. On that occasion, Stay was joined in the set by the album's title track.
The performance of Dirty Day was modified heavily from the album version to serve as a narrative about the band members finding their identity in opposition to their fathers, with Bono speaking through much of the song. The visuals on stage included portraits of their dads. The lyrics sung were the entire first verse from "I don't know you" through to "it was a dirty day", and the lines "from father to son, in one life has begun / a work that's never done, father to son", before cutting straight to the coda of "these days, days, days run away like horses over the hill".
The other setlist change occurred early in the show, with Gloria returning after an absence of one show. The full setlist contained 23 songs, the most songs played at one show for almost a month: 16 October in Milan had 23, and all shows in between then and today have had 22.
The full setlist was:
- The Blackout
- Lights Of Home
- I Will Follow
- Gloria / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet) / Patti Smith's Gloria (snippet)
- Beautiful Day
- Dirty Day
- Zoo Station
- The Fly
- Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
- Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (Intermission - Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me)
- Vertigo / The Jean Genie (snippet)
- Even Better Than The Real Thing Fish Out of Water Mix
- Hall of Mirrors (snippet) / Acrobat
- The Showman (Little More Better) (snippet) / You're The Best Thing About Me Full band acoustic
- Summer Of Love Bono and Edge
- Pride (In the Name of Love)
- Get Out Of Your Own Way
- New Year's Day
- City of Blinding Lights
- Women of the World (snippet) / One / Invisible (snippet)
- Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
- 13 (There Is A Light) / The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) (snippet)
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