E&I for me mainly because they played my 2 favourite songs from the album every night (Lights Of Home, love is bigger) and the strong Achtung baby presence + stay, if they hadn’t changed the Setlist to include the 90’s stuff I would probably have went with JT17 but I&E was great too.
By far the I&E tour. JT was ok. Mainly because of the impressive videowall and videos. Bono not at his best. E&I is for me one of their least interesting tours. Not because of the performance, but simply the songs of SOE are just average and a setlist we have heard enough times.
I thought the IE tour by a mile then maybe the JT tour. But all 3 were great tho I think I just got spoiled by the 2nights of the IE tour in Glasgow and as I didn't know the setlist before hand helped alot
Joshua Tree of course.... those first 4 songs and not losing that momentum for the whole show... I&E was also very U2 worthy... not entirely sure about E&I.. it was still very good, but probably the worst they ever did.
"David Bowie was with us one night. We were all such students and fans of his and we asked his advice on The Fly. He said, 'Do you really want me real advice?'. We said, 'Of course!' He said, 'Re-record it.' He was right but we had run out of time. It took us fifteen years to really get it right live."
- Bono on The Fly
did you know
The Popmart concert held in Reggio Emilia (1997, Italy) holds the world record for the concert with the highest paying attendance for one single act without support. There were around 150.000 people.