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Boy Tour 1980 Leg I
Europe

09/06/1980 General Wolfe - Coventry, England
setlist not available
comment: This venue's name has typically been mis-spelled as "General Woolfe" over the years in U2 fan literature. It actually has only one "o", and derives its name from British Army officer Major General James P. Wolfe.

09/07/1980 Lyceum Ballroom - London, England
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Stories For Boys, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co., 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
comment: U2 are billed as "U.2." and receive a lacklustre response from the crowd despite the band's - especially Bono's - efforts to gain their attention and generate enthusiasm. The most extreme example of this is when Bono leaps off a PA stack during The Electric Co., rips his pants wide open, and yells at the crowd "I'm wearing these for you! I'm wearing these for you!"

09/08/1980 Marquee Club - London, England
setlist not available

09/09/1980 Berkeley - Bristol, England
setlist not available

09/11/1980 Wellington Club - Hull, England
setlist not available

09/12/1980 Taboo Club - Scarborough, England
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet), Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl, Out Of Control,
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

09/13/1980 Queen's Hall - Leeds, England
setlist not available
comment: U2 appear at the 'Futurama Festival'. Some of the other acts include Simple Minds, Robert Fripp, and Siouxsie And The Banshees. Melody Maker asserts the festival had an unpleasant atmosphere but positively review U2.

09/15/1980 Marquee Club - London, England
setlist not available

09/16/1980 Fiesta Suite - Plymouth, England
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl, Out Of Control
comment: Earliest known performance of The Ocean, though it may have been played at earlier concerts in September. A poster for the concert advertises the band as "The U2s". Admission is just £1.25.

09/17/1980 Demelzas - Penzance, England
setlist not available

09/18/1980 Civic Hall - Totnes, England
setlist not available

09/19/1980 Marshall Rooms - Stroud, England
setlist not available

09/21/1980 Nag's Head - Wollaston, England
setlist not available

09/22/1980 Marquee Club - London, England
Boy-Girl, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
comment: A recording of Boy-Girl from this show appeared as a b-side on the I Will Follow single. 11 O'clock Tick Tock is the only other song known to have been in the setlist.

09/23/1980 Limit Club - Sheffield, England
setlist not available

09/24/1980 Friars Club - Aylesbury, England
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Out Of Control
comment: Setlist incomplete - it is likely there were a couple more songs and the order may not be exact. U2 were added as a last minute support for Rory Gallagher and were paid £25. It appears that a show previously reported to occur on this date, at Bogart's in Birmingham, did not happen.

09/25/1980 Brady's - Liverpool, England
setlist not available

09/26/1980 Cedar Ballroom - Birmingham, England
setlist not available

09/27/1980 Polytechnic - Coventry, England
setlist not available

09/29/1980 Marquee Club - London, England
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh / (Not Just) Knee Deep (snippet), Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl, Out Of Control,
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

09/30/1980 Polytechnic - Brighton, England
setlist not available

10/02/1980 Fan Club - Leeds, England
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl, Out Of Control
comment: Above is the complete main set. The encore is not known.

10/03/1980 Porterhouse - Retford, England
setlist not available

10/04/1980 School Of Economics - London, England
setlist not available

10/05/1980 Half Moon Club - London, England
setlist not available
comment: It is unclear whether this concert was at the Half Moon Club in Herne Hill or the Half Moon Club at Putney, both of which were active London live music venues in 1980.

10/07/1980 Boat Club - Nottingham, England
setlist not available

10/09/1980 Polytechnic - Manchester, England
setlist not available

10/11/1980 Kingston Polytechnic - London, England
setlist not available

10/14/1980 KRO Studios - Hilversum, Netherlands
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet), Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl, Out Of Control,
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
comment: Less Than 50 people in attendance. This is U2's first performance outside of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

10/15/1980 The Milkyway - Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl,
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

10/16/1980 Vera - Groningen, Netherlands
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys,
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow
comment: Setlist is incomplete. Songs are missing from the end of the main set. It is also possible (but unlikely) that the second performance of I Will Follow was not the final song.

10/17/1980 Gigant - Apeldoorn, Netherlands
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, Twilight, Out Of Control
comment: Setlist is incomplete, though The Ocean is known to have opened the show.

10/18/1980 Claridge - Brussels, Belgium
setlist not available
comment: First U2 concert in Belgium.

10/19/1980 Lyceum Ballroom - London, England
setlist not available

11/04/1980 Project Arts Centre - Dublin, Ireland
setlist not available

11/07/1980 University - Exeter, England
setlist not available

11/08/1980 University - Southampton, England
setlist not available

11/09/1980 Moonlight Club - London, England
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11/11/1980 Kent University - Canterbury, England
Stories For Boys, The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, Another Time, Another Place, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Twilight, I Will Follow, Father Is An Elephant
comment: U2 perform in the Junior Common Room of Rutherford College at Kent University. Tickets are £0.50 and all 150 sell out before the show.

11/12/1980 University - Bradford, England
setlist not available

11/13/1980 Limit Club - Sheffield, England
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, A Day Without Me, Twilight, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock

11/14/1980 Town Hall - Kidderminster, England
setlist not available

11/15/1980 Polytechnic - Bristol, England
I Will Follow, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, The Electric Co., Stories For Boys,
encores: I Will Follow
comment: Setlist is incomplete and the correct order of songs is not known; I Will Follow was the closer.

11/18/1980 Reading University - Reading, England
setlist not available

11/19/1980 Polytechnic - Wolverhampton, England
setlist not available

11/20/1980 Gaiety Bar - Blackpool, England
setlist not available

11/21/1980 Nite Club - Edinburgh, Scotland
Stories For Boys, The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, Another Time, Another Place, The Cry, The Electric Co., 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean, Father Is An Elephant
comment: This is U2's first concert in Scotland and the band achieves a sell-out attendance of 400 people.

11/22/1980 Brady's - Liverpool, England
setlist not available

11/24/1980 Polytechnic - Coventry, England
setlist not available

11/26/1980 Marquee Club - London, England
setlist not available

11/27/1980 Marquee Club - London, England
Stories For Boys, Another Time, Another Place, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
comment: Setlist is incomplete: only some songs are known, Stories For Boys is believed to have been the opener.

11/28/1980 Aston University - Birmingham, England
Stories For Boys, The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, Touch, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, Another Time, Another Place, The Cry, The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Twilight, I Will Follow,
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean, Father Is An Elephant

11/29/1980 Keele University - Stoke, England
setlist not available

11/30/1980 Jenkinson's - Brighton, England
setlist not available

12/01/1980 Hammersmith Odeon - London, England
setlist not available

12/02/1980 Hammersmith Palais - London, England
setlist not available

12/04/1980 Pavillon Baltard - Nogent-sur-Marne, France
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, Another Time, Another Place, The Cry, The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet), Things To Make And Do, Twilight, I Will Follow,
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
comment: U2's first concert in France.


More detailed listings from this tour can be found here.

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