Experience and Innocence tour
Legs (3): Promo tour, Leg 1: North America, Leg 2: Europe
Shows: 76
  1. Central E&I tour rehearsals topic.

    Rehearsals in Laval, Quebec. (source: http://www.u2songs.com/)
    9 April: The Fly (riffs), Until the End of the World, Acrobat, Lights of Home

    10 April: Acrobat, Acrobat (2x), Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, Acrobat, Until the End of the World, Acrobat, Possibly “The Fly” (Riffs only), Possibly “Desire”, Possibly “The Showman (Little More Better)”, Possibly “Vertigo” (Riff only), Lights of Home
    Cedarwood Road, Song for Someone, Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, Acrobat, Until The End of The World

    11 April: Pride (In the Name of Love) (x2), Get Out of Your Own Way, American Soul, City of Blinding Lights (musical transition into this song from American Soul)

    14 April: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Elevation, The Showman (Little More Better), Desire, Vertigo, Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Elevation (Influx Mix), Elevation (Influx Mix), The Showman (Little More Better), Desire, Vertigo, Acrobat, Until the End of the World (x2), The Blackout

    And later a full set:
    An unidentified non-U2 song, likely taped, as intro music
    Love Is All We Have Left, possibly taped
    The Blackout
    Lights of Home
    Beautiful Day
    The Ocean
    Cedarwood Road
    Song for Someone
    Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
    Acrobat
    Until the End of the World / Sympathy for the Devil (snippet)
    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
    Elevation
    Desire
    Vertigo
    The Showman (Little More Better)
    You're the Best Thing About Me
    Staring at the Sun, acoustic
    Pride
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    American Soul
    City of Blinding Lights
    One
    Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
    13 (There Is a Light)
    Song for Someone

    15 April: Until the End of the World, Elevation, Desire, Vertigo, Staring at the Sun, Acrobat, Pride (In the Name of Love), Vertigo (Two additional times), You’re The Best Thing About Me

    16 April: The Showman (Little More Better), Until The End Of The World, Sunday Bloody Sunday (1st time rehearsed) and Raised by Wolves (1st time rehearsed)

    17 April: Iris (4x), The Ocean / Iris (2x), Song for Someone, Sunday Bloody Sunday (ie Tour Version), Raised By Wolves (ie Tour Version), Until The End Of The World (partial), The Ocean, Iris (via U2tour.de)

    18 April: Desire, The Showman, The Ocean, iris, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Raised By Wolves, The Blackout, Lights of Home

    And later a full set:
    Unknown Pre-Recorded song (Possibly vocals by Bono)
    Love is All We Have Left (Pre-Recorded)
    The Blackout
    Lights of Home
    Beautiful Day
    I Will Follow
    The Ocean
    Iris
    Cedarwood Road
    Song for Someone
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Raised by Wolves
    Until the End of the World
    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
    Elevation
    Staring at the Sun
    Pride (In the Name of Love)
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    American Soul
    City of Blinding Lights
    One
    Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way
    13 (There is a Light)

    20 April:
    Unknown Pre-Recorded Song (Possibly with Bono vocals)
    Pre-Recorded Version of Love is All We Have Left
    The Blackout
    Lights of Home
    Beautiful Day
    I Will Follow
    The Ocean
    Iris
    Cedarwood Road
    Song for Someone
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Raised by Wolves
    Until the End of the World
    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
    Elevation
    Desire
    Vertigo
    The Showman (Little More Better)
    You’re the Best Thing About Me
    Staring at the Sun
    Pride (In the Name of Love)
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    American Soul
    City of Blinding Lights
    One
    Love is Bigger Than Anything in its Way
    13 (There is a Light)

    21 April: Gloria, All Because Of You, I Will Follow, Desire (with Bono shouting something as he starts these versions), Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way, 13 (There Is A Light)

    Rehearsals in Tulsa

    28 April:
    Love Is All We Have (Pre-recorded Intro)
    The Blackout
    Lights of Home
    Beautiful Day
    All Because of You
    I Will Follow
    The Ocean
    Iris (Hold Me Close)
    Cedarwood Road
    Song for Someone
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Raised by Wolves
    Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

    Macphisto Voice Intro
    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (PA)

    Elevation
    Vertigo
    Desire
    You’re the Best Thing About Me
    Staring at the Sun

    Pride (In the Name of Love)
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    American Soul
    City of Blinding Lights
    One
    Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    13 (There Is A Light)

    29 April:
    Afternoon Rehearsals:
    Raised By Wolves
    Wild Horses
    American Soul
    City of Blinding Lights
    American Soul
    City of Blinding Lights
    The Blackout
    Lights of Home
    Beautiful Day
    All Because of You

    Later afternoon:
    All Because of You
    Raised By Wolves
    Wild Horses
    Raised By Wolves
    Raised By Wolves
    Raised By Wolves
    Wild Horses
    Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    All Because of You
    Raised By Wolves
    Wild Horses
    Desire
    Desire
    Desire
    Acrobat

    Evening Rehearsals:
    Love Is All We Have Left
    Staring at the Sun
    Pride (In the Name of Love)
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    American Soul
    City of Blinding Lights
    One
    Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    13 (There Is A Light)

    30 April: (final dress rehearsal, expected to be the final one and the setlist for opening night)
    Love Is All We Have Left (over PA, with Bono singing live to his own voice during the first part)
    The Blackout
    Lights of Home
    Beautiful Day / Many Rivers To Cross (snippet)
    All Because Of You
    I Will Follow
    The Ocean
    Iris
    Cedarwood Road
    Song For Someone
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Raised By Wolves / Songs of Experience: Introduction poem from William Blake (snippet)
    Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

    Intermission: Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Remix over PA, presumably by Gavin Friday)

    Elevation (with Influx Remix intro)
    Vertigo / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet)
    Desire (Hollywood Remix version)
    (Speech by mr. MacPhisto)
    Acrobat
    You’re The Best Thing About Me (acoustic)
    Staring At The Sun (acoustic)
    Pride (In The Name Of Love)
    Get Out Of Your Own Way
    American Soul
    City Of Blinding Lights

    Encore, preceded by the song Women Of The World Take Over by Jim O’Rourke:
    One
    Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
    13 (There Is A Light)

    1 May:
    Afternoon Rehearsals - Edge and Crew (mostly snippets and partial practice):
    Iris (Hold Me Close)
    Song for Someone
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Raised by Wolves
    Wild Horses
    Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Gavin Friday)
    Elevation
    Desire
    You’re the Best Thing About Me
    The Blackout
    Lights of Home
    Beautiful Day
    Iris (Hold Me Close)
    Raised by Wolves (x2)
    Vertigo
    Acrobat
    You’re the Best Thing About Me
    Pride (In the Name of Love)
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    Pride (In the Name of Love)
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    American Soul (x2)
    City of Blinding Lights
    Pride (In the Name of Love)
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    American Soul
    City of Blinding Lights
    Lights of Home (x2)
    Desire
    City of Blinding Lights

    Evening Rehearsals - Bono, Edge, and Adam:
    Lights of Home (x2)
    Raised by Wolves - partial
    Until the End of the World - partial
    Raised by Wolves
    Until the End of the World
    Desire
    Acrobat
    Women of the World (Jim O’Rourke)
    Wild Horses
    One

    Write-up of the rehearsals in Laval, with some notable stats and remarks by CMIPalaeo

    Just made a little writeup with some stats for something else; thought I'd share here too:

    Notable (re)appearances:

    - The Ocean: 9 December 2005 (12 years, 4 months ago), with one-off performance at Roxy show 28 May 2015 (2 years, 11 months ago)

    - Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses: 9 December 2006 (11 years, 4 months ago)

    - The Fly: 30 July 2011 (6 years, 9 months ago)

    - Acrobat: famously, never performed

    - Hold Me, Thrill Me: 30 July 2011 (6 years, 9 months ago)

    - Staring At the Sun: 24 October 2001 (16 years, 6 months ago), with one-off Bono-and-Edge-only performance at Clinton show 15 October 2011 (6 years, 6 months ago)

    - All Because of You: 20 February 2006 (12 years, 2 months ago)

    Notable absences:

    - Nothing from The Joshua Tree is known to have been rehearsed, including Where the Streets Have No Name. In an interview around the release of Songs of Experience, Edge mentioned the possibility of dropping most or all The Joshua Tree songs following the 2017 anniversary tour. If this happens at even one show, it will be the first time The Joshua Tree has gone unrepresented at a tour show since its release, and the first time Where the Streets Have No Name has missed a tour show since 18 November 1989 (28 years, 5 months ago).

    - Nothing from Zooropa is known to have been rehearsed; the last time something from Zooropa was performed was the title track, a regular on the European leg of the i+e Tour, 7 December 2015 (2 years, 4 months ago).

    - Perhaps unsurprisingly, nothing from No Line On the Horizon is known to have been rehearsed. The last performances from that album were Get On Your Boots, I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight, and Moment of Surrender on 30 July 2011 (6 years, 9 months ago), with a one-off performance of Magnificent on 13 September 2015 (2 years, 7 months ago).

    - From Songs of Experience, Summer of Love, Red Flag Day, The Little Things That Give You Away, and Landlady are not known to have been rehearsed. Of these, only The Little Things has been performed before, on the earlier parts of The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, last on 25 July 2017 (9 months ago).

    Other notes:

    - If Staring At the Sun appears, this will make the e+i Tour the first U2 tour since the Vertigo Tour on which a Pop song was played; the last time was Discothèque on 20 September 2005 (12 years, 7 months ago), and even then, Discothèque was performed only twice on the Vertigo Tour.

    - Acrobat and The Showman are the only songs known to have been rehearsed so far which have not yet been performed live. If Acrobat is played on opening night, it will have been 26 years, 5 months between its release (18 November 1991) and its debut. This would make it the second-longest gap between release and debut of any U2 song, following Red Hill Mining Town which debuted 12 May 2017 (30 years, 2 months since release).


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    Rehearsals in Berlin. (source: http://u2tour.de)

    29 August:
    The Blackout
    Lights Of Home
    I Will Follow
    Red Flag Day
    Beautiful Day
    The Ocean
    Iris
    Cedarwood Road
    Sunday Bloody Sunday
    Until The End Of The World
    Hold Me Thrill Me
    Elevation
    Vertigo
    Even Better Than The Real Thing
    Acrobat
    You’re the Best Thing About Me
    Summer Of Love
    Pride
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    New Year’s Day
    City Of Blinding Lights

    Break....

    Summer Of Love (x2)

    30 August:
    The Blackout
    Lights Of Home
    Red Flag Day
    Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me
    Elevation
    Vertigo
    Even Better Than The Real Thing
    Acrobat
    You’re the Best Thing About Me
    Summer Of Love
    Pride
    Get Out of Your Own Way
    New Year’s Day
    City Of Blinding Lights

    Break....
  2. yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
  3. FUCK OMG IM HYPE
  4. If they revived UV for two tours, why not Wild Horses? This is brilliant. I hope Edge goes wild at the end like the early ZooTV versions.
  5. No fucken way. U2 season is back
  6. God damn I literally yelled yes so loud I can not believe this. I know its just rehearsals but my god.
  7. After closing the door:

    Bono: all right, let's get back to Elevation!
  8. "This verse will fit nicely in the middle of Beautiful Day RMX version 2.0"
  9. I hope we get that dude from Honolulu back on the keys
  10. I hope it survives the first night!