Originally posted by ZOOTVTOURist:[..]
And before Amsterdam night #1, there was this little chat with Edge. So we tried everything possible, but the band had obviously decided not to play it on E&i for the reason mentioned ... But please, also note: When it had been played on various occasions during the 2017 TOUR as the gig closer in the US and Europe (sadly not in Berlin and Amsterdam), not everybody was that enthusiastic abou the song. Often it was reported as being a "Downer". And what we've known for ages from the band: When U2 think, that a song does not work live, it gets scratched from the setlist. This may be another reason, why the band decided for the One/Love is bigger/13 slow/balladesque/hymn ending in 2018 as the final chapter of their staged show concept. Just a theory, but worth reflecting, I guess.
So: When someone tells you, not a single fan requested this gem to be played live (again) in 2018, this is not only a rumour. Or a myth. It is simply wrong. And that's a fact.