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


Comments: 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.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

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 KieranU2

9 years ago


I wouldn't say this was great but it was good. The setlist was a little weird. There wasn't really much exciting to it.


It was a good sound, could have been better.
Recording: "U2 Versus The US" - 4 stars


They could have been more cheery and excited.


It was a good bootleg, every part of it; performance, audience and sound could have been much better than they were

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