1985-03-21 - Chicago, Illinois - University Of Illinois Pavillion


  1. 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
  2. I Will Follow
  3. Seconds
  4. MLK
  5. The Unforgettable Fire
  6. Wire / Give Me Some Truth (snippet)
  7. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  8. The Cry / The Electric Co. / Amazing Grace (snippet)
  9. A Sort Of Homecoming
  10. Bad / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet)
  11. October
  12. New Year's Day
  13. Pride (In The Name Of Love)

  14. encore(s):
  15. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  16. Gloria
  17. 40 / Do They Know It's Christmas (snippet)
Performance notes: The opening band, the Red Rockers, join U2 for 40. Some of the show is filmed by CBS News and Wire is broadcast.
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songs per album

  1. The Unforgettable Fire (6)
  2. War (4)
  3. Boy (2)
  4. October (2)

best song performances

  1. The Unforgettable Fire (5 votes)
  2. Wire (4 votes)
  3. A Sort Of Homecoming (4 votes)
  4. The Electric Co. (3 votes)

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review by Ross1441

9 years ago


It's an Unforgettable Fire show and U2 are in Chicago. One of their American homes away from home. Second only to Boston. We were guaranteed a great show from the start.

11 O'Clock Tick Tock starts us off, slowly but with plenty energy. I Will Follow is a sure thing for getting a show off the ground and this version doesn't disappoint in the slightest. Seconds rounded off the opening three perfectly. MLK was perhaps a little early in the set for me. Slows the set down a little prematurely.

TUF and Wire soon get us back off the ground though. Truly excellent performances of both. Sunday Bloody Sunday gets an easy 9/10 from me. As does Electric co.

A Sort of Homecoming is a favourite of mine, and this performance is about as good as it gets. Bad. What can I say? I wasn't expecting a ten minute performance, and it was extraordinary. Up there with the very best of the UF tour performances.

October was good, but I don't think I would forgive them if they ever messed up a song that simple. I always thought that New Year's Day was a song that improved with age, but this is still a fantastic version. It's a rare occasion when I can call Pride a highlight of the set, but here it really is. Very strong.

I was taken aback at how well Knockin' on Heaven's Door was performed. Bono was right on. Gloria gives us that energetic last hurrah that we're all very familiar with in the UF tour setlists. Absolutely nailed in this show. 40 makes a surprisingly good performance here as well. I know I'm 100% on my own in saying this, but I thought 40 never really showed it's true colours until it was slowed down for the Vertigo tour. That's just me though, and this performance certainly rounds the show off perfectly.


Excellent boot for its age.
Recording: "Four At Four" - 4 stars


Yup, I heard them. Not exactly deafening but I heard them.


An excellent show overall. If you're hunting for a good Unforgettable Fire show then I still say you should grab Edinburgh first, but this truly is up there with the best and deserves some consideration.

- Seconds
- A Sort of Homecoming
- Bad
- Pride
- 40

- It would be cruel to pick one.

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"Four At Four"

  • Origins: Audience microphone, CD Silver
  • Credits: Rick B. (Audio Taper), Red Phantom (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Equipment: Exact Audio Copy EAC (Sound Editor), AKG C460B (Microphone)
  • Lineage: AKG 460 B w/ULS 61 capsule > WM-D5 > Silver-CDs -> EAC -> Flac (Level 6) -> MP3
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"Keeping the Faith - Volume 2 (1984-1988) "

  • Origins: CD Silver
  • Credits: The Flying Tigers (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: The Flying Tigers ‎– FTBX 0035/36/37 (Italy 1994)
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  1. Bono smiles in Chicago '85