joshua_tree_2017_-_1st_leg_-_north_america

June 9, 2017 - Manchester, Tennessee, USA - Great Stage Park

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Opening Act(s): Léon, Francis and the Lights, Kaleo, The xx

Setlist:

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year's Day
  3. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  4. Where the Streets Have No Name
  5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  6. With or Without You
  7. Bullet the Blue Sky
  8. Running to Stand Still
  9. Red Hill Mining Town
  10. In God's Country
  11. Trip Through Your Wires
  12. One Tree Hill
  13. Exit - Eeny Meeny Miny Moe
  14. Mothers of the Disappeared
  15. Encore(s):
  16. Beautiful Day - Under the Bridge
  17. Elevation
  18. Vertigo
  19. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  20. One

Remarks:

U2 makes an appearance for the first time at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. Though U2 haven't played many music festivals in the USA generally speaking, they did perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival last year in Las Vegas as well as the Tibetan Freedom Concert in NYC in 1997. Before that, the last time U2 played at an American music festival was back in 1983 in Devore, California at the "US Music Festival" while they were on the War Tour. U2's visit to the state of Tennessee was just their 9th overall, as the last time they were here was in 2011 on the U2 360° Tour performing in Nashville (before that was on 1997's Popmart Tour in Memphis and before that was on 1987's Joshua Tree Tour in Murfreesboro). Tonight's special performance as part of Bonnaroo featured a modified video screen that was compatible with Bonnaroo's "What Stage". The same videos for every concert on this tour were included in tonight's performance, but the giant Joshua Tree on the screen and smaller "tree" b-stage were not present. U2 took the stage just minutes after 11 PM and performed for a full 2 hours. The opening music of "Whole of the Moon" by The Waterboys (due to tonight's Strawberry Full Moon) also replaced their usual pre-concert song of The Pogues' "A Rainy Night in Soho". Also, "Vertigo" makes an appearance for the first time in the tour, performed after "Elevation", while excluded in the setlist was "Miss Sarajevo". Bono dedicated "One Tree Hill" to Lily Cornell, the daughter of late singer Chris Cornell. Bono had a lot of praise for the region, thanking the audience for welcoming them to the "rolling hills of Tennessee" as well as declaring how extraordinary Bonnaroo was for (jokingly) naming the festival after him.

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