May 11, 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA – T-Mobile Arena – Tours

Opening Act(s): None

Setlist:

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. The Blackout
  3. Lights of Home
  4. Beautiful Day
  5. I Will Follow – Mother
  6. Gloria – Gloria (Van Morrison)
  7. Red Flag Day
  8. The Ocean
  9. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  10. Cedarwood Road
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  12. Raised by Wolves
  13. Until the End of the World – Amsterdam
  14. Intermission (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me)

  15. Elevation
  16. Vertigo – It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)
  17. Desire – Burning Love
  18. Acrobat
  19. Landlady – You’re the Best Thing About Me (Acoustic)
  20. Staring at the Sun (Acoustic)
  21. This Is Not America – Pride (In the Name of Love)
  22. Get Out of Your Own Way
  23. American Soul
  24. City of Blinding Lights
  25. Encore(s):

  26. One – Invisible
  27. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  28. 13 (There Is a Light)

Remarks:

U2 hits Las Vegas for the first of two concerts on the Experience + Innocence Tour, the first time the band has been back in the city since the 360° Tour on October 23, 2009. Bono’s wife Ali and daughters, Jordan and Eve, are at tonight’s show and “Beautiful Day” is dedicated to them. The Edge has technical difficulties with his guitar in the beginning of “Desire” and guitar tech Dallas Schoo runs out to the …read more

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May 8, 2018 – San Jose, California, USA – SAP Center at San Jose – Tours

Opening Act(s): None

Setlist:

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. The Blackout
  3. Lights of Home
  4. Beautiful Day
  5. I Will Follow – Mother
  6. Gloria – Gloria (Van Morrison)
  7. Red Flag Day
  8. The Ocean
  9. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  10. Cedarwood Road
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  12. Raised by Wolves
  13. Until the End of the World – Sympathy for the Devil – America (Allen Ginsberg)
  14. Intermission (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me)

  15. Elevation
  16. Vertigo – The Jean Genie
  17. Desire
  18. Sympathy for the Devil – Acrobat
  19. Landlady – You’re the Best Thing About Me (Acoustic)
  20. Staring at the Sun (Acoustic)
  21. This Is Not America – Pride (In the Name of Love)
  22. Get Out of Your Own Way
  23. American Soul
  24. City of Blinding Lights
  25. Encore(s):

  26. One – Invisible
  27. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  28. 13 (There Is a Light)

Remarks:

U2’s second of two shows in San Jose featured the live debut of “Red Flag Day” (replacing “All Because of You” in the setlist order). At tonight’s show, Bono channels Mick Jagger singing portions of “Sympathy for the Devil” from the Rolling Stones, leading into “Acrobat”. Earlier in the setlist, “Beautiful Day” was dedicated to Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, who is in attendance at the show. U2 has …read more

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May 7, 2018 – San Jose, California, USA – SAP Center at San Jose – Tours

Opening Act(s): None

Setlist:

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. The Blackout
  3. Lights of Home
  4. Beautiful Day – Many Rivers to Cross
  5. I Will Follow – Mother
  6. Gloria
  7. All Because of You
  8. The Ocean
  9. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  10. Cedarwood Road
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  12. Raised by Wolves
  13. Until the End of the World – Amsterdam
  14. Intermission (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me)

  15. Elevation
  16. Vertigo
  17. Desire
  18. Acrobat
  19. Landlady – You’re the Best Thing About Me (Acoustic)
  20. Staring at the Sun (Acoustic)
  21. This Is Not America – Pride (In the Name of Love)
  22. Get Out of Your Own Way
  23. American Soul
  24. City of Blinding Lights
  25. Encore(s):

  26. One
  27. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  28. 13 (There Is a Light)

Remarks:

U2 stops in San Jose for the first of two shows (and first of four in the state itself). “Gloria” is performed for the first time since November 27, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. Bono’s “MacPhisto” character evolves prior to “Acrobat” and Bono talks about Californian highways, Silicon Valley, and Vladimir Putin. An excerpt of “Landlady” (from Songs of Experience) makes its live debut and is performed just prior to “You’re the Best Thing About Me”.

Review:

Review: You won’t believe what U2 didn’t play in San Jose

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U2101 – The Refugee

Wow. What a week, huh? U2 kicked off the eXPERIENCE+iNNOCENCE Tour in grand fashion in Tulsa, Oklahoma with what might be my favorite set-list ever. The band also released a single containing remixes of “Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way.” This release contains a great version of the titular song in the Funk […] …read more

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May 4, 2018 – St. Louis, Missouri, USA – Scottrade Center – Tours

Opening Act(s): None

Setlist:

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. The Blackout
  3. Lights of Home
  4. Beautiful Day – Many Rivers to Cross
  5. I Will Follow – Mother
  6. New Year’s Day
  7. All Because of You
  8. The Ocean
  9. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  10. Cedarwood Road
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  12. Psalm 23 – Until the End of the World – Love, Reign o’er Me
  13. Intermission (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me)

  14. Elevation
  15. Vertigo
  16. Desire – Burning Love
  17. Acrobat
  18. The Showman (Little More Better) – You’re the Best Thing About Me (Acoustic)
  19. Staring at the Sun (Acoustic)
  20. This Is Not America – Pride (In the Name of Love)
  21. Get Out of Your Own Way
  22. American Soul
  23. City of Blinding Lights
  24. Encore(s):

  25. One
  26. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  27. 13 (There Is a Light)

Remarks:

U2 returns to St. Louis, a city they had planned to perform in during 2017’s Joshua Tree Tour, until protests and lack of police security forced the band to cancel the show. The setlist is largely the same from the opening night in Tulsa, except for a few changes (including the omissions of “Song for Someone” and “Raised by Wolves”), and 25 songs this time through. A brief excerpt of “The Showman” is performed prior to “You’re the Best Thing About Me”.

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