1987-12-20 - Tempe
Tour: Joshua Tree Tour
Songs played: 23
Audio recordings: 2
  1. Another edition of #U2liveshow! We will broadcast the audio recording of a show from the past via our Mixlr.

    About #U2liveshow
    As part of #U2liveshow we will host many liveshows (audio, but also video if possible) with lots of interesting stuff around it. We will plan them on different dates and times to accommodate as many fans as possible. Every liveshow will also have a rotating host, which will be crew members and fans such as yourself. If you want to host one, let us know!

    About this show
    This time we're broadcasting our show of the month December 2016, see below for all the greatness about this show.

    Broadcast details
    Date and time: Saturday 17 December, 20:00 PM GMT (on the anniversary date of the show!)
    Where: In this topic and on our Mixlr

    We hope to see you there, add it to your calendar


    Every month we have a U2 show in the spotlight. The show of this month took place on 1987-12-20 - Tempe. You can download this show, read reviews or write your own review on the show page here. In this thread you can discuss this show!

    "Awesome performance. Ending a great tour with this show is what I was expecting! Great setlist, different order for some songs, and some songs were not usually played at every show!"

    1987-12-20 - Tempe, Arizona - ASU Sun Devil Stadium

    Where The Streets Have No Name
    I Will Follow
    Trip Through Your Wires
    I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Exodus (snippet)
    One Tree Hill
    Exit / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet)
    In God's Country
    Helter Skelter
    Bad / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet)
    Bullet The Blue Sky
    Running To Stand Still
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    New Year's Day
    Pride (In The Name Of Love)

    With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet)
    El Pueblo Vencera (snippet) / Mothers Of The Disappeared / El Pueblo Vencera (snippet)
    People Get Ready
    Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) / Jingle Bells (snippet)
    40 / Do They Know It's Christmas (snippet) / We Are The World (snippet)

    This was the last show of the Joshua Tree tour and man, did they end with a bang. This show has the only live performance of Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) and it felt like a U2 classic. Last performances of Trip Through Your Wires and the cover Helter Skelter. Plus, one of the best Mothers Of The Disappeared with Bono improvising in Spanish and an extended and shaken up setlist. All in a great recording by Minerva Velasquez. Some of the performances for this show were eternally captured by Phil Joanou's Rattle & Hum film. Some videos are still surfacing quite recently!

    Show page:
    1987-12-20 - Tempe, Arizona - ASU Sun Devil Stadium
  2. For an epic show, an epic recording was needed. As of today we have now Minerva Velazquez recording. I was listening today to this and it sounds fantastic. That version of Streets...
  3. Christmas time!

  4. One Tree Hill and 40 from this show surfaced last year too.
  5. Great bootleg and great performance. Tour closers are always great concerts but this Joshua Tree show has something even more special than usual. They were finishing their biggest tour to date, the first time they had played stadiums in Europe and the US, the first time they were crowned as the biggest band in the world. You can feel that slight scent of grandeur and nostalgia in the air that night...
  6. I hope that one day we will have the full video for this
  7. This show will be broadcasted via U2start liveshow on Saturday 17 December All details in the opening post of this topic.
  8. Great show ! thanx for posting ! I was fortunate to see them on this tour 4-21-1987 It was and still is a life changing experience for me even to this day!
  9. I think we desperately need a U2 liveshow to lighten the mood around here, what do you say?
    I hope to see you here on Dec. 17th!
  10. At 8:33min in, you can hear a girl, then my friend ask about the XMas Song getting played prior to the show...

  11. I must correct you, this was not the last show of the JT Tour. The two Tempe shows were added just for the movie R&H. They had not been scheduled until they needed more video footage for the movie. I was at the 12/12/87 in Hampton. Bono even said this is the last official show of the JT Tour.