1983-02-26 - Dundee, Scotland - Caird Hall


Comments: First performances of Two Hearts Beat As One, Seconds, Party Girl, and 40, and the last performance of Fire. Only time Like A Song is played. Amusingly, after Party Girl, Bono states that it was the song's "first, and probably last" performance - it has gone on to become U2's most performed b-side, with almost 200 performances to its name.
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songs per album

  1. War (7)
  2. October (6)
  3. Boy (4)
  4. B-sides and singles (2)
  5. Other songs (1)

best song performances

  1. Like A Song (7 votes)

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review by KieranU2

8 years ago


Great idea to start off in the hectic and atmospheric city of Dundee.

As ever, starting with Gloria makes the crowd warm-up their legs to get ready for an hour and a half of constant jumping to the wonderful magic of U2 songs. The show starts off magnificently with Gloria, leading into I Threw A Brick and A Day Without Me (two songs which always flowed well together). A couple of songs later, Sunday Bloody Sunday arrives, with the roar that the crowd produce at every U2 concert, as soon as the song starts. We have an excellent performance of Tomorrow, which I thought was perfect, and maybe one of the best versions of it ever. This was also the concert with a couple of songs debuted: Two Hearts and Seconds, which were very well done considering the debut. After that, there wasn't anything that appealed to me, but the encore revived the ending. Like A Song was played, and this concert marks it as the only time it was ever played. It was magnificent, and probably because this is the only time it has ever been performed, but that makes it nostalgic. It is a right shame that they never played it after this. And 40, which is debuted as well, was a superb end to quite a special show.


Nothing to shout about.
Recording: "02/26/1983 - Dundee" - 3.5 stars


Very surprising, as Dundee is a city which isn't exactly clean or quiet. It is a city full of aggro, and is loud. I thought they were a little bit dim.


Really good performance, the audience disappointed and the sound was mediocre. 3.5/5.

- Start of show (Gloria, ITABAAW, A Day Without Me)
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Tomorrow
- 40

- The end of the main set wasn't exactly thrilling in my opinion
- Party Girl

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"02/26/1983 - Dundee"

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"Like A Song"

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