1997-08-20 - Hannover, Germany - Expo Field


  1. Mofo
  2. I Will Follow
  3. Gone
  4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  5. Last Night On Earth
  6. Until The End Of The World / Break On Through (snippet) / Two Tribes (snippet)
  7. New Year's Day
  8. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  9. Neon Lights (snippet) / I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  10. All I Want Is You
  11. Staring At The Sun
  12. Suspicious Minds (Edge Karaoke)
  13. Miami / My Mammy (snippet) / Cuba (snippet)
  14. Bullet The Blue Sky / The Message (snippet) / America (snippet)
  15. Please
  16. Where The Streets Have No Name / Playboy Mansion (snippet)

  17. encore(s):
  18. Discothèque / That's The Way (I Like It) (snippet) / Love To Love You Baby (snippet) / Whole Lotta Love (snippet)
  19. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
  20. With Or Without You
  21. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
  22. Mysterious Ways
  23. One
  24. Wake Up Dead Man
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songs per album

  1. Pop (9)
  2. Achtung Baby (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (4)
  4. Boy (1)
  5. War (1)
  6. The Unforgettable Fire (1)
  7. Rattle and Hum (1)

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show attendees: 44

37 users from Germany:
BonoVox05, CElevate, Christoph001, Eddie2000, HashtagU2, IwillFOLLOW, JJF360, JoeyBurns, Klapskally, KlingKlang, Laetzchen, Papo, Rosso21244, Tchitchi, TomS, U219, WilliamBlake4U2, ZOOTVTOURist, ardnass, atlan001, bearfoot, brin_x, derlord, duke1234, frederik, hardti, hardyu2, herr_schoen, jullchen, lalle68, ollideta, playboy512, stoevi, tom220270, u2bellydancer, u2makesbono, zootvgirl2005

6 from Netherlands:
Edwin_B, chiel76, hkle77, phofstee, sleus, ver2go

1 from Canada: TeeTw0

review by cesar_garza01

5 years ago


The band was finally gaining momentum on the tour, and they gave a much better performance on their return to Germany. Bono's voice was actually good, compared to other Popmart shows.


Showdown in Hannover is way better than the IEM. The latter has annoying talks by the crew in the middle of songs. The audience recording is a little bit heavy on the bass, but very enjoyable.
Recording: "Showdown in Hannover" - 4 stars


Also much more participative. This boot has many shouts and isolated conversations between songs, but nothing too distracting.


I really liked this bootleg. The band returned refreshed from their trip to Scandinavia and Bono's voice was better and it showed, specially in songs like Even Better Than The Real Thing.
Highlights: EBTTRT, Last Night On Earth (the great outro with Bono and Edge was extended a little bit). In the Karaoke part, Edge said, half tongue-in-cheek, half serious, that he is tired of the Popmart/U2 bashers and, since it was the 20th anniversary of Elvis death, played Suspicious Minds, which was refreshing. Miami was also pretty good. At WOWY, Bono did a slight lyric change "with or without you I'd be nothing" and it sounded pretty good.
Overall, a great Popmart concert, it looks like the boys left behind (see what I did there?) the insecurities and problems of the tour.

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"Showdown in Hannover"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
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