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Bono's Manchester setlist, 19/11/22

Bono continued his tour with a performance at the O2 Apollo in Manchester, the largest venue on the European half of the tour. Like the Orpheum Theatre in Boston it is a place that U2 have performed at before. Their first visit was 2 December 1982 on the Pre-War Tour and is notable for perhaps the strangest version of "New Year's Day" ever played with the band going from the intro straight into the solo. It is also one of the only versions where Bono sang lyrics from the US Mix of the song at the beginning; he only did this the first three times the song was played, suggesting that the song's final mix was still up in the air at the time. Their other visits were 19 March 1983, and the 9 and 10 November 1984, the first of their 1984 stops being remembered for one of only nine performances of "Indian Summer Sky".

Mike Peters of The Alarm was in attendance; The Alarm opened for U2 at the venue during their 1982 visit. Ali was also in attendance again. The set remained unchanged with no encore and we have heard it is unlikely to return. The next visit is in Dublin which is scheduled to be filmed.

  1. City of Blinding Lights
  2. Vertigo
  3. With or Without You
  4. Glad To See You Go (snippet) / Out of Control
  5. Stories for Boys
  6. I Will Follow
  7. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  9. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  10. Where the Streets Have No Name
  11. Desire / Money, Money (snippet)
  12. Beautiful Day
  13. Torna A Surriento
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