1987-04-02 - Tempe, Arizona - Arizona State University Activity Center


Performance notes: First live performances of I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Bullet The Blue Sky, and Running To Stand Still.
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songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. Where The Streets Have No Name (6 votes)

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show attendees: 10

4 users from Arizona: DesertDog, chizzi, jchar_85719, malamute
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review by DanielLikeAlbum

10 months ago


Unfortunately, for this first night of the tour Bono's voice is shot and, he sounds awful on every song of the set and this factor makes the show a pretty hard listen in the vocal department with renditions of songs such as Streets, Exit and Bad being very low-ranking renditions + the band not really doing anything interesting during the gig which, brings this gig down by some more points so yeah, this isn't their finest hour when it comes to their performances.


Fantastic sound on this recording KeithM did a near-perfect job here in capturing the show, the audience sound is well-mixed as they don't seem to interfere with the recording yet they're clearly audible, the recording also picks up what the band are doing very clearly as well so you can hear details such as Edge's guitar work and Bono's vocals very well.
Recording: "KeithM master via JEMS" - 4 stars


To be honest, I'm going to say that I feel sorry for them during this gig especially when they're having to sit through a gig where you have to deal with a singer who can barely do his job but, they do seem to cheer/react during certain sections of songs due to solos or something Bono says to them + it is nice to hear them trying to support Bono in spots by singing along in spots of songs.


Overall though, a rough show in U2's concert career due to the aforementioned things such as Bono's voice and the band messing up, but it does have the infamous quality for being the first night of the tour where Bono's voice is shot which, causes an interesting listening experience for people to hear this definitely takes the spot for the weakest U2 show I have heard so far.

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"KeithM master via JEMS"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: JEMS (Recording transferer), KeithM (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Sony ECM-939 (Microphone), Sony WM-D6C (Audio recording device)
  • Lineage: [analogue master] > Nakamichi CR-7A > Sound Devices USBPre2 > Audacity 2.0 > iZotope RX6 & Ozone 6 > Peak Pro 6 > xACT 2.37 > .flac [ > fre:ac > mp3]
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"Dream Beneath A Desert Sky aka We've Missed You"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Equipment: Exact Audio Copy EAC (Sound Editor)
  • Lineage: Analog first generation tape > Maxisound Home Studio Pro 64 >Wav > CD Master >EAC Secure >SHN > CDR > FLAC > MP3 (Lame, 192 kbps)
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"The Tour Begins"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
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"LDB Special Series #88"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: LDB (Recording transferer)
  • Lineage: Unknown recording device > n generation copy > Aiwa Tape Deck AD-WX828 > Audigy Soundblaster > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave >FLAC Frontend (level 6)
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  1. The band playing in Arizona
  2. U2 on stage in Arizona
  3. Bono in Arizona
  4. Bono in Arizona
  5. The Edge in Arizona