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December 4, 2019 - Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena

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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 - Heroes
  5. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  6. Where the Streets Have No Name - California (There Is No End to Love)
  7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  8. With or Without You
  9. Bullet the Blue Sky - The Star-Spangled Banner - America (Stephen Sondheim)
  10. Running to Stand Still
  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 - El Pueblo Vencerá
  17. Angel of Harlem - Sunday Bloody Sunday
  18. Encore(s):
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo - It's Only Rock n' Roll (But I Like It) - I Love Rock 'n' Roll
  21. Even Better Than the Real Thing
  22. Every Breaking Wave
  23. Beautiful Day - One
  24. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  25. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  26. One - Invisible

Remarks:

U2 returned to Tokyo, Japan for the first time in exactly 13 years (since their Vertigo Tour on December 4, 2006). In introducing "Bad", Bono talked to the audience saying: "Konbanwa. Thank you for your patience, thank you for waiting around... There's no good reason for why we haven't been back with you more... we feel we have a deep connection with Japan. This song is from an album called The Unforgettable Fire. It began its life with some anti-war drawings done by Japanese children, to remind us all what fear looks like and the primacy of peace. This song is about letting go of some things while holding on even tighter to others... it's called Bad." Later, Bono dedicated "Bullet the Blue Sky" to Brad Pitt as he was at tonight's show: "Brad, this is for you." At the start of the second set, a surprising announcement was made when the new SiriusXM channel U2X RADIO broadcasted "Elevation" live onto Howard Stern's show back in NYC. Bono said out loud: "...going live to New York from Tokyo... Let them hear you sing. U2X RADIO... First transmission... Let them hear ya... U2X RADIO... Are you ready to get elevated, ready to get radiated? Howard Stern, Can ya hear us? Why so... Sirius XM?"

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