1989-10-27 - Adelaide, Australia - Memorial Drive Stadium


Performance notes: Due to Bono having vocal problems, three Sydney shows scheduled to precede this concert were postponed until November 1989. During Where The Streets Have No Name, Bono exclaims "I can sing!"
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. Rattle and Hum (8)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (3)
  4. War (2)
  5. Boy (1)

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review by stj0691

15 years ago


My first Lovetown show I've heard. I love how they throw in some R&H gems, which really got me to like the album (R&H) more. Hearing Streets open just awesome. Also noted that Bono was having some trouble vocally, but it didn't really ruin this one.
I now like God Pt II after hearing it live. Never really gave it a good listen before, but now I like it a lot. All Along the Watchtower is a great song. Many have covered it, and U2 does a great job with it on this night. Love how the Edge plays like Hendrix. Another thing I liked was how raw AIWIS sounded. This number will grow into something superb by the end of PopMart. I like how they played a cover number, this one being "People Get Ready". Pretty cool. I like how the person from the audience played Bono's guitar so good, probably better than Bono could ever play in his life. Bad's intro is cut off, but still a good version nonetheless. Van Diemen's Land is another R&H I gained respect for. Edge sounds a bit like Keith Richards (dont ask...), kinda why I liked it. Now for the encore. I liked the guitar intro to Angel of Harlem. I found it cool that BB KIng & co. also played with U2. Probably one of the best versions I've heard of this song so far. The show closes with WOWY/ Shine Like Stars and 40. With or Without You was good, made even better with the Shine Like Stars snippet. 40 is always great, I've never heard a bad version of this song, and probably never will. A perfect example right here. A great version on this night, and a fantastic closing to a great show. Highliights for me were God Pt. II, People Get Ready, Van Diemen's Land, Angel of Harlem, and With or Without You.


I was excited that it said soundboard. Like most people, when I hear soundboard, I'm thinking it will sound great. Not the case here. I've heard better audience recordings than this
Recording: "Love Comes To Adelaide" - 3.5 stars


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Good set, great songs, bad sound. What more could I say? I'm going off now to hear the Point Depot gigs. Perhaps they won't be muffled or sound fuzzy...

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