February 11, 1982 - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SS President Riverboat

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Opening Act(s): RZA


Gloria, Another Time Another Place, I Threw A Brick-A Day Without Me, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, Rejoice, The Cry, The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control. Encore(s): Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean.


U2 perform in the ballroom of a five-deck riverboat as it floats along the Mississippi River. Before this concert, U2 meet Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn and do a photo shoot on the boat's deck. This is the start of the band's lengthy relationship with Corbijn. During the show itself, some members of the audience near the front of the stage throw objects at Bono. In response, Bono pours beer on them.

Fan Review:

By Steve K

An enthusiastic crowd spurred on a U2 still in the throes of development.Bono powered out songs throughout,never a lull in the entire performance from the opener Gloria which was recieved with delight through to the spine tingling October,the audience falling silent as they seemed mesmerised by the bands softer approach.Stories for Boys and I Will Follow got them rocking again and by the time Out Of Control finished the set they were baying for more.The place erupted as Bono strutted out for the encore once more with the crowd in the palm of his hand almost,drained what energy they had left with Fire,11 oclock tick tock and The Ocean.You could see from this early performance u2 were destined for super power status.Absolutely brilliant.

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