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


Comments: 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)
  6. Other songs (1)
  7. B-sides and singles (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 KieranU2

9 years ago


Of course, this was U2's first Popmart show. And also, their first show in about 3 and a half years. That's all acceptable. Also, U2 didn't get enough practice because Pop over-ran. Some songs were performed well overall. I think the timing of the band was poor. They had to start Staring at the Sun over again which was because of timing. I don't think they got Staring at the Sun sussed live at the start. I think the full band version is good but the acoustic version, I prefer. Bono's singing was rather lazy. By the end of the year, there were no problems in Popmart... except from the malfunctioning lemon of course.


Very good sound, no doubt about it.
Recording: Soundboard - 5 stars


And some points, you could hear them cheering and all that. They were a good audience in terms of putting up with a rather awful performance.


Highlights: Do You Feel Loved, If God Will Send His Angels, Mysterious Ways, Please, Miami and Pride

Lows: The rest, the timing, Staring at the Sun having to start over again, Mofo, Bono's singing.

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