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November 22, 2019 - Sydney, Australia - Sydney Cricket Ground

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Opening Act(s): Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Setlist:

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. I Will Follow
  3. New Year's Day
  4. Bad - Never Tear Us Apart
  5. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  6. Where the Streets Have No Name - California (There Is No End to Love) - Singin' in the Rain - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head
  7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  8. With or Without You
  9. Bullet the Blue Sky - America (Stephen Sondheim) - The Star-Spangled Banner
  10. Running to Stand Still - Hallelujah
  11. Red Hill Mining Town
  12. In God's Country
  13. Trip Through Your Wires
  14. One Tree Hill
  15. Exit - Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe
  16. Mothers of the Disappeared
  17. Angel of Harlem - Sunday Bloody Sunday
  18. Encore(s):
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo - Devil Inside
  21. Even Better Than the Real Thing
  22. Every Breaking Wave
  23. Beautiful Day
  24. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  25. Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  26. One - Invisible

Remarks:

The first of two U2 concerts in Sydney took place tonight at the Sydney Cricket Ground, a venue U2 has never performed at (thanks to the fact that nearby Sydney Football Stadium is in the process of being demolished to make way for a new stadium). Michael Hutchence, the former lead singer of INXS, was the center of attention at tonight's show as U2 paid tribute with several portions of INXS songs including "Never Tear Us Apart" and "Devil Inside" (it was precisely 22 years ago to the day that Hutchence committed suicide). Later on, the band performed "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of", a song Bono wrote for Hutchence (and himself). The song replaced "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way", and was the first time it was not performed (aside from an abbreviated setlist in Berlin) since it made its debut in 2017. Another Australian band, Midnight Oil, was honored during "Bullet the Blue Sky", and Bono praised frontman Peter Garrett's environmental and social justice activism. During the chitchat after "In God's Country", Larry apologized for calling the drumbeat a foxtrot during his time in the Drifting Cowboys, as it was really a "waltz".

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