1987-04-22 - Los Angeles, California - Sports Arena


Performance notes: First time U2 covers the classic Stand By Me. It was being played over the PA, the house lights were still up, and roadies were still preparing the stage when Bono suddenly appears on stage and starts singing to the tape. The rest of the band appear as the tape fades out and they take over the song live. This show features the Joshua Tree Tour debut of The Electric Co.; this is the first time since November 1980 it is performed without the mini-song intro of The Cry.
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songs per album

  1. The Joshua Tree (8)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  3. War (3)
  4. Boy (2)
  5. October (2)
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review by fleavox

1 year ago


Very good early performance of the tour.. Bono and band inspired... Since setlist until performance

Special extended snippet of Ruby Tuesday, similar to San Diego second concert version.

Special performance of Joshua Tree songs on encore too, great start of Where The Streets Have No Name, great vocal at end of I Still haven't found what I looking for and one of best versions of snippet of Love Will Tear Us Apart at end of With Or Without You


Very good.. just a minor cut at start of In God's Country
Recording: "Keith M master via JEMS" - 4 stars


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A very good performance, really intense.

Highlights: MLK, Bullet The Blue Sky, Electric Co, New Year's Day, Gloria (excellent), Bad (excellent) and Excellent performance of all songs of encore, by the way, great Joshua Tree hits sequence and all performed on special way!!

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