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 SalvationTambourine

11 years ago


The guys didn't really have it together here. Theres all the stories about Bono having really bad vocal problems during this show, but to be honest, on this occasion it's the band and not Bono that really fails to perform. They are pretty flat throughout. If God Will Send His Angels has a pretty awful arrangement. Do You Feel Loved gets going towards the end but its pretty flat most of the way too. Miami is great mostly except that Bono sings the third verse in the wrong key which kind of ruins an otherwise great performance. Bullet is, quite honestly Shocking. Average enough performances of Please and Streets are the highlights of this poor show.

If you're getting this show you might as well get the video. Its not one you're going to play very often. Video quality about 3.5/5


Pretty damn good sound quality throughout. No major complaints.
Recording: Soundboard - 5 stars


The start off very excited, and in fairness to them they try to remain so throughout but the quality of the performance leaves them pretty stunned I think.


Its worth a listen just because its the Popmart opener and you can see how the tour developed. You won't listen to it a second time though.

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  1. 1997-04-25 Construction
  2. Edge at the day of the opening night of the Popmart Tour in Vegas
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  1. Bono Vegas 1997
  2. Edge Vegas 1997
  3. U2 Popmart Vegas 1997

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  1. Edge in Vegas