September 8, 2017 – Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA – US Bank Stadium – Tours

Opening Act(s): Beck

Setlist:

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year’s Day
  3. Bad – America
  4. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  5. Where the Streets Have No Name – California (There Is No End to Love)
  6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  7. With or Without You
  8. Bullet the Blue Sky – War – America (Stephen Sondheim)
  9. Running to Stand Still
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God’s Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit – Eeny Meeny Miny Moe
  15. Mothers of the Disappeared – Happy Birthday
  16. Encore(s):

  17. Beautiful Day – The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
  18. Elevation
  19. Vertigo – Let’s Go Crazy
  20. Mysterious Ways – Little Red Corvette
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  22. One – Purple Rain

Remarks:

At tonight’s show in Minneapolis, U2 dedicated several songs to Prince and Bono dedicated the concert to him as well. Amongst the Prince songs that were excerpted during the show were: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, Let’s Go Crazy, Little Red Corvette, and Purple Rain. During “In God’s Country”, Bono referenced the dreamers lyric to the “Dreamers” of today (aka DACA). “One Tree Hill” was dedicated to Gavin Friday (as his mother recently passed away). “Happy Birthday” was also performed along with the crowd for Willie Williams, U2’s longtime tour director. Also, Bono congratulated a pair of U2 fans (Heidi and Andrew Chamberlain) who …read more

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September 5, 2017 – Buffalo, New York, USA – New Era Field – Tours

Opening Act(s): Beck

Setlist:

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year’s Day
  3. Bad – Give Peace a Chance – America
  4. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  5. Where the Streets Have No Name – California (There Is No End to Love)
  6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Come Together
  7. With or Without You
  8. Bullet the Blue Sky – War – America (Stephen Sondheim)
  9. Running to Stand Still
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God’s Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit – Eeny Meeny Miny Moe
  15. Mothers of the Disappeared
  16. Encore(s):

  17. Beautiful Day – Starman
  18. Elevation
  19. Vertigo – Helter Skelter
  20. Miss You – Mysterious Ways
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  22. One – Drowning Man

Remarks:

U2 played tonight in Buffalo for the first time in almost 12 years (and it was also the first stadium show in the state of New York since August 18, 1992 in Saratoga Springs). U2 hit the stage at around 9:30pm after a later start than usual. Bono referenced John Lennon tonight as U2’s first show in Buffalo occurred the night Lennon was shot and killed in NYC (on December 8, 1980). Bono excerpted “Give Peace a Chance” during “Bad” and also performed a portion of The Beatles’ “Come Together” and “Helter Skelter”. Bono invited a young woman named Sil onstage to dance to “Mysterious Ways” as it was …read more

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