1992-06-15 - Rotterdam, Netherlands - Sportpaleis Ahoy

setlist

Comments: It would seem Ultra Violet (Light My Way) was originally intended to be performed at this concert. During Desire, the song normally immediately before Ultra Violet, Bono yells "no Violet, no Violet!"
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. Achtung Baby (9)
  2. The Joshua Tree (5)
  3. Rattle and Hum (2)
  4. Other songs (2)
  5. The Unforgettable Fire (2)
  6. B-sides and singles (1)

best song performances

  1. Love Is Blindness (11 votes)
  2. Until The End Of The World (9 votes)
  3. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (9 votes)
  4. Mysterious Ways (9 votes)
  5. With Or Without You (4 votes)
  6. The Fly (3 votes)

We would like to know which shows you attended and which shows you are going to attend. On this page you can see which members attended or are going to attend this show. Maybe you can send some of them a private message to meet up or talk about this show.

show attendees: 91

Bizzie
Netherlands
Janus02
Netherlands
u2joost
Netherlands
86 users from Netherlands:
BAD48, Backdraft, Bizzie, Bono4U, Bonovoxke, Corgan, Doortje, Edwin_B, Eelkie, FromU22U, Gringo, Han1974, HenryJimmink, Jaime, Janus02, Kareltje538, Katho, LarryMullenFan, MPDZU274, Maarten909, MartinRomeling, Nurbs, PiM1975, PoPmart360, Sailorman1973, Sotie, Soundwall, Summeroflove, TheUglyOne, TonyNL, U2015, U2123, U2anthony, YvonneR, andor, bArtAA, backcorner, beablaauw, brimeg, dannygalis, drwhou2, edbale1969, edbale69, eder, enak12, erwinvs, ferrari, geoffrey70, gerarddm, gewoontoon, gogme, grietu2, harold28, hkle77, ilpiccoloairone, maartenpetra, magnolia61, marco1971, marcusje, marsie, martijnu2start, martinvanderveen, moonacrobat, mvdb, pierrecas, pzhpzh, r0b0n0, richard1964, ruudvdboomen, sleus, splinter67, stevenu2, teaparty, tfj72, tk627, u2joost, vantol, ver2go, wall, walter, woninck, wtonis, ynelissen, youtoo69, yvie, zoohollander

4 from Belgium: GJD179, PatrickSilviaSanne, santiago1969, stevie
1 from United Kingdom: jamesed68

review by CMIPalaeo

2 months ago

Performance

There's no faulting them. U2 have fully embraced their new identity and Bono revels in being a Rock Star. This show is solid ZooTV performing - it isn't as over-the-top as some shows but the songs are brought out with full confidence. The older songs feel perfectly at home alongside the new stuff, too.

It's always a treat for the show to open with Bono's long 'I could've lost you' intro to Zoo Station (Is there a name for this? We should have a name for it...). The opening Achtung Baby run is strong, and Bono really wails on Mysterious Ways. As powerful as some later versions of One are, they just can't compare to those ZooTV originals, here Bono includes the 'did you come here to play Jesus? I did' lyric variant. UTEOTW has the long 'is this rock n roll?' ending and Edge provides an especially powerful solo. Wild Horses shines, and actually has an ending instead of just sort of fizzling out like it sometimes did. Edge appears to have a problem during TTTYAATW, but the song is still excellent. Bono changes lyrics in Angel of Harlem and Larry's bongos come through really well. Bono continues to not know the lyric to Dancing Queen (although he actually does attempt most of the song and gets it mostly right this time). Bad has all the extra ZooTV flourishes and some nice Beatles snippets. The solo in Bullet is absolutely blistering and seems different to normal. As ever, the transition from RTSS to Streets is magical like nothing else, and seems especially magnificent here. I Still Haven't Found sounds rather different, quite interesting, and transitions to Stand By Me seamlessly. I maintain that those 1992 versions of With Or Without see the song in its greatest incarnation, and this show supports that stance; even after hearing it a thousand times, shows like this remind you why it's their biggest hit. Love Is Blindness never goes amiss. Bono mumbles something at the beginning of it (possibly some Yeats lines as he was fond of dropping at this point?), and Edge, Adam, and Larry provide a truly chilling performance.


Sound

Sounds brilliant. The crowd are a little absent at a lot of points, which is a shame as it leaves a really hot show feeling kind of cold at parts, but quality-wise you can't fault it.
Recording: "Definitive version (matrix)" - 5 stars

Audience

They're not as much of a presence as you might hope for - they're there between songs and at some other parts (like Angel of Harlem and Still Haven't Found) but they sound kind of faraway. They're definitely excited, though.

Overall

Great show in brilliant quality. The band have figured out ZooTV and are shining with the new material, but I really feel that it's the songs from The Joshua Tree that have the most sparkle in this show, all five are rendered beautifully.

Highlights:
- Mysterious Ways
- One
- Until the End of the World
- probably the best Bono has managed to sing Dancing Queen
- Bullet the Blue Sky (hey, it's ZooTV, right?)
- the Running To Stand Still -> Where the Streets Have No Name transition (and Streets itself is quite the highlight)
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
- With Or Without You
- Love Is Blindness


all reviews

show overall  
Thandor Read more
zooviking Read more
tchezao Read more
sandandr2 Read more
Risto Read more
KieranU2 Read more
TheAchtungEdge Read more
patou2 Read more
fleavox Read more
Bullet_Blue Read more
CMIPalaeo Read more

Welcome to our audio page, on this page you can download lossy (MP3) and sometimes even the lossless (mostly FLAC) audio recordings (also known as bootlegs) of this show. The available recordings are sorted on the type of recording and the quality of the recording.

  • Recordings available: 3
  • Show downloads: 3459

U2start shirts

Shirts for on and off tour. Consider one of our amazing Shirts of Experience or other amazing shirts.

"Definitive version (matrix)"

  • Origins: Audience microphone, Soundboard
  • Credits: noiseless (Matrix Creator)
  • Quality based on reviews:
  • Downloads: 894
View info file

Audio / MP3

Bit rate: 224, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
Download via Mega.co.nz

Audio / FLAC

Bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
Download via Mega.nz
Audio samples

"The Real Thing"

  • Origins: Soundboard, CD Silver
  • Credits: Kiss The Stone (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: Kiss The Stone ‎– KTS 175/76 (1993) - silver cd's > Easy CD-DA Extractor > Frontend > .flac [ > fre:ac > mp3]
  • Downloads: 484
View info file

Audio / FLAC

Bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
Download via Mega.nz

Audio / MP3

Bit rate: 224, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
Download via Mega.nz
Audio samples

"ZOOTOUR"

  • Origins: Soundboard, CD Silver
  • Credits: On Stage (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: Original silvers (OS 4042) > EAC (secure) > .wav > [...] > .flac
View info file



We do not have any download links available for this source. Submit if you do!

Welcome to our photo page, on this page you can view and download high resolution and high quality photos of this show. No low resolution or low quality photos are accepted, you only see the very best of the best. Of course you can also upload your own high resolution and high quality photos easily.