September 3, 2017 – Detroit, Michigan, USA – Ford Field – 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 – 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 (with Patti Smith)
  16. Encore(s):

  17. Beautiful Day – People Have the Power
  18. Elevation
  19. Vertigo – Panic in Detroit
  20. Miss You – Mysterious Ways
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  22. One

Remarks:

U2 kicked off the 3rd leg of the tour in Detroit, Michigan at Ford Field. It was the first time U2 started any leg of a tour in the state of Michigan and the first time since 1985 since U2 performed in the city of Detroit itself (the last time U2 performed in Michigan was in Auburn Hills in October 2005). U2, sans Bono, rehearsed their forthcoming single, “You’re the Best Thing About Me”, during soundcheck, but did not perform the song at the show. The encore did not include “Miss Sarajevo” but instead started with “Beautiful Day”, right after Patti Smith joined the band onstage for “Mothers of the Disappeared”. Fans were encouraged to …read more

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U2 Fans Receive Mystery “Blackout” Letters – News

by Anna Gaca, SPIN

Several U2 fan club members report they’ve received a mysterious letter from the band, apparently promoting “Blackout,” a rumored title of an unreleased U2 song.

The letters include a paragraph about William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, the collection of poetry that inspired the titles of U2’s 2014 album Songs of Innocence and its forthcoming counterpart, Songs of Experience. Most of the text is blocked out by a silhouette of Bono’s son and the Edge’s daughter, revealing only the words, “Blackout … It’s … clear … who … you are … will … appear … U2.com.”

At the bottom of the page, a partially blacked-out line of text reads, “U2 will announce ______________ on ______.”

U2 are currently on a break before the second North American leg of their Joshua Tree anniversary tour. They’ll head back out on the road with Beck in September. See a few of the “Blackout” letters below.

Any other #U2 fans get this letter in their mailbox today? @u2 @atu2 @U2start @u2songs @u2gigs pic.twitter.com/3Gtws7rbmo

— Amiee Stubbs (@AmieeStubbsPix) August 21, 2017

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