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U2ie Tour Madison Square Garden July 19th, 2015

Added on by CG.

The last band standing returns to The Garden; my son tags along for his first U2 show.

 

Pre-show Playlist: 1980's New Wave/New York-centric including Blondie, Talking Heads, Clash, Bowie, Kraftwerk, Iggy Pop, etc.

Introduction Song: 'People Have The Power' by Patti Smith

Set List:

'The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)' 
'Gloria' [with Van Morrison's 'Gloria' snippet]
'Vertigo' [with 'God Save the Queen' and 'Transmission' snippets]
'I Will Follow' [with 'Summer in the City' snippet]
'Iris (Hold Me Close)' 
'Cedarwood Road'
'Song for Someone' 
'Sunday Bloody Sunday' [semi-acoustic w/dub arrangement]
'Raised by Wolves' [with 'Psalm 23' snippet]
'Until the End of the World' [with 'Love and Peace or Else' snippet]

Intermission [Film] Song: 'The Fly' [Electronic Remix]

'Invisible'
'Even Better Than the Real Thing'
'Mysterious Ways' 
'Volcano' 
'Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of' [piano]; dedicated to Michael Hutchence of INXS.
'October' [Bono & Edge-only]; dedicated to Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords.
'Every Breaking Wave' [new piano arrangement]
'With or Without You' 
'City of Blinding Lights' [with Stephen Hawking speech intro/video clip]
'Bullet the Blue Sky' 
'Pride (In the Name of Love)' [with 'The Hands That Built America' segue]

Encore(s):

'Beautiful Day' [with 'Moment of Surrender' intro/outro snippet]
'Bad'
'Mother & Child Reunion' [Paul Simon cover; w/Red spoken intro]
'Where the Streets Have No Name'
'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' [with 'People Have The Power' snippet]

Links:

U2.com | Tours: http://www.u2.com/tour/date/id/45561343

New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1VhYAgN