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U2's Tokyo #1 and #2 setlists and videos, 4/12/19 and 5/12/19

U2 performed two concerts at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Tokyo, on 4 and 5 December. This arena is one of the biggest in the world, in size being equivalent to many stadiums.

U2 had not performed in Japan since 4 December 2006, a show that was also at this venue. This gap, of exactly 13 years to the day, is by far U2's longest absence from Japan since they first visited the country in 1983. All other gaps have been between 4 and 8.5 years.

At the first show, Angel of Harlem and Every Breaking Wave returned to the setlist after missing the previous gig in Singapore.

At the second show, those two songs vacated their positions and Desire and You're the Best Thing were performed instead.

There was one other setlist alteration between the two shows, and it was a big surprise: Gloria made its tour debut at the second show, replacing I Will Follow. Its most recent performance was on 13 November 2018, and this is its first appearance on the Joshua Tree Tours of 2017 and 2019. It is the first song from October to appear on either tour.


U2 had not performed Gloria in Japan since 1 December 1989. If we take the Saitama Super Arena to be a de facto stadium, this is just its second performance in a stadium since 11 November 1989 in Auckland; the other instance was on 27 June 2005 in Dublin.

At the end of Gloria, Bono snippeted two songs of the same name by Van Morrison and Patti Smith. This recalls a habit of last year's performances.

Read on for full setlists and all of our videos.



The full setlist for the first night in Tokyo, 4 December 2019, was:

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

  18. encore(s):
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) (snippet) / I Love Rock 'n' Roll (snippet)
  21. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  22. Every Breaking Wave
  23. Beautiful Day / One (snippet)
  24. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  25. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  26. One / Invisible (snippet)
All details for this show including reviews, videos and photos can be found here.

If you attended the show we ask you to share your concert review or photos with other site visitors. You can post your review of the show here and upload your pictures here.

All of our videos from the first night in Tokyo:
































The full setlist for the second night in Tokyo, 5 December 2019, was:

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. Gloria / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet) / Patti Smith's Gloria (snippet)
  3. New Year's Day
  4. Bad / The Boxer (snippet)
  5. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  6. Where the Streets Have No Name
  7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Take Me To The River (snippet)
  8. With or Without You
  9. Bullet the Blue Sky / America (snippet)
  10. Running To Stand Still
  11. Red Hill Mining Town
  12. In God's Country
  13. Trip Through Your Wires
  14. One Tree Hill
  15. Exit / Wise Blood (snippet) / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet)
  16. Mothers Of The Disappeared
  17. Desire / Mannish Boy (snippet)

  18. encore(s):
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo / Rebel Rebel (snippet)
  21. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  22. You're The Best Thing About Me
  23. Beautiful Day
  24. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  25. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  26. One
All details for this show including reviews, videos and photos can be found here.

If you attended the show we ask you to share your concert review or photos with other site visitors. You can post your review of the show here and upload your pictures here.

All of our videos from the second night in Tokyo:












































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