December 5, 2019 - Tokyo, Japan - Saitama Super Arena

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


  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. I Will Follow
  3. New Year's Day
  4. Bad - The Boxer
  5. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  6. Where the Streets Have No Name
  7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  8. With or Without You
  9. Bullet the Blue Sky - 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
  17. Desire - Mannish Boy
  18. Encore(s):
  19. Elevation
  20. Vertigo - Rebel Rebel
  21. Even Better Than the Real Thing
  22. You're the Best Thing About Me
  23. Beautiful Day - One
  24. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  25. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  26. One


U2's second show in as many nights took place tonight in Tokyo, a city the band hadn't visited in 13 years (before last night's concert). Bono told the crowd: "Last night we had a very special time but let me tell you why we're back again... because we want to take it to the next level, some kind of rock'n'roll transcendence tonight. I don't know how you translate rock'n'roll transcendence but I think you can feel what we're talking about. We're here to surrender to each other, to music, to love..." "Bad" was dedicated to the memory of Tetsu Nakamura, a physician from the Peace Japan Medical Services, who was murdered along with 5 other workers in Afghanistan yesterday. Bono: "Let's take a moment in the dark to notice we are here, present, together... some indoor starlight, let's turn this sports stadium into a cathedral, our phones into candles... to memorialize the great Tetsu Nakamura, a great man from a great and generous country..." After the song ended, Bono sang a portion of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer" saying "Blessed are the peacemakers." Bono also sang a snippet of Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy" after "Desire".

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