Another edition of #U2liveshow! We will broadcast the audio recording of a show from the past via our Mixlr.
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.
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
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!
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...
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.
"I thought 'pop' was a term of abuse, it seemed sort of insulting and lightweight. I didn't realise how cool it was. Because some of the best music does have a lightweight quality, it has a kind of oxygen in it, which is not to say it's emotionally shallow. We've had to get the brightly coloured wrapping paper right, because what's underneath is not so sweet."
- Bono describing the difference between the "surface" of the songs to "what lies beneath".
did you know
One of the working titles of the Pop album before it was finally named Pop was 'Miami'.