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U2's Vancouver #1 Setlist 14/05

What time is it in the world? Showtime! For the first time since the 30 July 2011 show in Moncton, on Canada's eastern coast, U2 played to thousands of fans in a tour setting. On Thursday, they were on Canada's western coast, in Vancouver, to open their Innocence + Experience Tour.

To catch up on the band's two weeks of rehearsals leading up to opening night, click here.

U2 performed some songs in new arrangements, details of which follow the setlist along with statistical information. Videos also follow the set. The setlist was:

  1. The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
  2. Out of Control / Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet)
  3. Vertigo / God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols) (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Mofo (snippet) / Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until the End of the World
  11. (Intermission - punk rock video)
  12. Invisible
  13. Even Better Than The Real Thing Fish Out of Water Mix
  14. Mysterious Ways / Burning Down The House (snippet) / Young Americans (snippet)
  15. Desire / Not Fade Away (snippet) / Love Me Do (snippet)
  16. Sweetest Thing / Crocodile Rock (snippet)
  17. Every Breaking Wave
  18. Bullet the Blue Sky / 19 (snippet)
  19. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In the Name of Love)
  20. The Troubles
  21. With or Without You

  22. encore(s):
  23. City of Blinding Lights
  24. Beautiful Day / I Remember You (snippet)
  25. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where the Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet) / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
  26. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Invisible (snippet)
All details for this show including reviews, videos and photos can be found here.

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Before U2 took the stage, the PA played a selection of seventies punk rock; Beat On The Brat by Ramones led into the concert. Out Of Control was performed on the opening night of a tour for the first time since the first Unforgettable Fire Tour show on 29 August 1984. Sunday Bloody Sunday was played acoustically. The bridge of the song features Bono repeating the line "I can't believe the news today", followed by sounds of a news report about a car bombing and an explosion, leading into Raised By Wolves. The final verse of Sunday Bloody Sunday was not played. Until The End Of The World was followed by a short intermission.

Sweetest Thing was played for the first time at a full tour concert since 22 August 2001 (it had previously appeared last week at a dress rehearsal for a small invited audsience). Every Breaking Wave was played acoustically with The Edge on piano; Larry and Adam did not join in during the bridge and final chorus as was the case in 2014 on the promo tour.

Bullet The Blue Sky returned after missing the entire 360 Tour; prior to that tour, it had only missed six concerts since its debut in 1987. It was followed by a quite lengthy snippet of The Hands That Built America. Where The Streets Have No Name was introduced with a lengthy snippet of Paul Simon's Mother And Child Reunion and featured a snippet of California (There Is No End To Love) in the bridge.

Edge took an unfortunate tumble during I Still Haven't Found, but he was fortunately alright. During the intro of Vertigo, Bono got a fan to shout the intro into the microphone. Before City Of Blinding Lights there was a video featuring Stephen Hawking, in which he discussed infinity, possibility, and overcoming the odds.

U2 did not perform anything from their previous album, No Line On The Horizon. The only other time the previous album has not been represented on the first night of the next tour (or, in that case, the entire tour), was when Zooropa was absent from Popmart - though in that case, a taped mix of Lemon preceded Discotheque. Speaking of notable omissions: One, despite being rehearsed leading up to the concert, missed a full tour show for the first time in the song's history, snapping a streak of 603 straight performances since opening night of ZOO TV on 29 February 1992. Beautiful Day now holds the record for most unbroken tour performances since its debut. However, the current longest unbroken streak of tour performances is held by Streets. It has missed thirteen concerts since its debut in 1987, twelve on the Joshua Tree Tour and the thirteenth and last on 18 November 1989. Since that show, and including tonight, it has been played at 625 consecutive full tour concerts and counting.

Below are some videos U2gigs' friends Stefan and Frank took at the concert. We're adding more videos as they become available. Uploading takes time!






















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