1997-04-25 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Sam Boyd Stadium


Performance notes: U2 botch Staring At The Sun the first time around and perform it again. At the end of Please, Larry plays a snippet of Sunday Bloody Sunday's distinctive drumming. This show features the live debuts of Mofo, Do You Feel Loved, Last Night On Earth, Gone, If God Will Send His Angels (only time a full band version is played), Staring At The Sun, Miami, Please, Discotheque, If You Wear That Velvet Dress, and Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me.
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songs per album

  1. Pop (11)
  2. Achtung Baby (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (4)
  4. Boy (1)
  5. The Unforgettable Fire (1)

best song performances

  1. Do You Feel Loved (10 votes)
  2. If God Will Send His Angels (7 votes)
  3. If You Wear That Velvet Dress (7 votes)
  4. Miami (5 votes)

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review by Federico_Toni

10 months ago


It's not a performance as bad as the other reviews might you think: they have some problems but the only real difficulties occur on "Staring At The Sun" and "Discothèque". The other songs, apart from the last encore where you feel they really wanted to go away from the stage, were played well. Not great, but well. They are rough, and I like that feeling of not being perfect yet.


Well, it's like a radio broadcast, nothing to say. They could have put some more Edge in it, and that's the reason of not giving 5 stars.
Recording: Soundboard - 5 stars


Audience was good. They sound quite loud during the classic songs and receive the new songs well. So, good audience.


As I said, before I started listening I was expecting a total mess but it just wasn't that kind of thing. Plus, we get treated to full versions of "If God Will Send His Angels" and "If You Wear That Velvet Dress". The second encore is a bit tired, but only because the band wanted to leave the stage. I think you should give a listen to this.

Do You Feel Loved
If God Will Send His Angels (yes, Bono is sometimes out of time with Edge's guitar, but it's still a very nice performance)
Miami (a real surprise since is not my favourite song at all)
If You Wear That Velvet Dress (they should have played this full version at every show)

The first Staring At The Sun (the second is fine, though)
The second encore (as explained above)

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