December 1977 – Raheny, Ireland – Nucleus

Setlist: Brown Sugar / Jumpin’ Jack Flash. Remarks: This show takes place on an indeterminate date in late December 1977, back when the band still included Dick Evans, The Edge’s brother. The band gets drunk before the show, leading to a rough performance. At one point, Bono calls out for a cover of the Rolling […]

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October 7, 1977 – Dublin, Ireland – Marine Hotel

Setlist: 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Anarchy In The UK, Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment, Suffragette City, What’s Going On (The Hype). Remarks: Opening up for a band named Albatross, The Hype perform a number of cover songs, including Suffragette City with Gavin Friday on backup vocals. They also perform an original song called What’s Going On (not the […]

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April 12, 1977 – Dublin, Ireland – Unknown Location

Setlist: N/A; includes a cover of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Don’t Believe a Word’. Remarks: Having changed their name to “The Hype”, the band plays a church hall in Raheny. It’s one of their occasional gigs this year in the Dublin area. This show is dated here as April 12, 1977, ONLY to show that it happened […]

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