December 12, 1987 - Hampton, Virginia, USA - Hampton Coliseum

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Opening Act(s): The BoDeans


Where The Streets Have No Name, I Will Follow, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, MLK, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Exit, In God's Country, Tequila Sunrise, Out Of Control, Bad, Bullet The Blue Sky, Running To Stand Still, New Year's Day, Pride (In The Name Of Love). Encore(s): Mothers Of The Disappeared, With Or Without You, Lucille, 40.


Larry Mullen Jr. sings lead vocals on The Eagles' Tequila Sunrise (and its his first time ever on vocals). 11 O'Clock Tick Tock is performed for the only time on the Joshua Tree Tour. Mothers Of The Disappeared is played for the first time in over seven months; its last appearance was on May 8, 1987. This is also the final public performance of Lucille; its only subsequent performance was at a birthday celebration for BB King. The Dalton Brothers make an in-concert appearance; this time it's the U2 crew dressed up as U2's country alter-egos.

Fan Review:

By Daniel

I was looking over these two concerts at the coliseum and I think I was at the second show with my brother who stood out in the cold days earlier to get tickets.

The Bo Deans opened the show and they were very good, don't know whatever happened to them, but probably the best opening band I've seen for U2.

This was my first U2 concert, I was a fan of their music, but after this show I was changed person. I can still hear the band, remember my approximate seating location and some of the banners people draped on themselves and on the walls.

The energy in that place was unbelieveable. So much can be said about U2's music, not enough has been said about the people who come to the concert party.

One of my last memories of the show was Bono saying, "The tour ends here tonight, we've got to go to Arizona for some filming, but the tour ends here".

I just came back from Hawaii for the last show of the Vertigo tour. As great as that show was with 47,000 people, this show with 10,000 people blew Hawaii away!


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