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U2-3 London Tour 1979

12/01/1979 Moonlight Club - West Hampstead, England
Concentration Cramp, The Dream Is Over, Inside Out, Shadows And Tall Trees, Boy-Girl, Out Of Control
comment: Setlist is incomplete. This is U2's first concert in England, and in fact their first concert outside of Ireland. Oddly, some promo material bills U2 as "Capital U2".

12/02/1979 Nashville Rooms - London, England
setlist not available

12/03/1979 101 Club - Clapham, England
setlist not available
comment: U2 are billed as "U.2's" in promo material for the gig.

12/04/1979 Hope & Anchor - Islington, England
setlist not available
comment: U2 are misnamed as "The U2's" in promotional material. A significant number of media and record company people are in attendance along with only nine paying customers, but when Edge breaks a string, the band leaves the stage and does not return.

12/05/1979 Rock Garden - Covent Garden, England
Twilight, Shadows And Tall Trees, Boy-Girl
comment: Promotional material in Melody Maker refers to U2 as "V2". Setlist is incomplete. A report on this show in Record Mirror mentions the set included a song called Boy Meets Man - and although this may initially seem to be a mistaken title for Twilight, Twilight is correctly named in the very same sentence. It is unknown what the reporter was referring to. This is also the first known concert performance of Twilight, though a February 1979 demo session reveals that it had existed for at least ten months before this show and in all likelihood it was played live repeatedly before this date.

12/07/1979 Electric Ballroom - Camden, England
Concentration Cramp, The Speed Of Life, Shadows And Tall Trees, Stories For Boys, The Dream Is Over, Inside Out, In Your Hand, Twilight, Boy-Girl
comment: U2 were first act of the night and added very late to the bill so they do not appear on promotional material - OMD were also a late addition, replacing the Human League. Set may or may not be in the correct order or complete, though it must be at least close to complete as it looks a decent length for the first band of the night; at any rate, Concentration Cramp and Boy-Girl were indeed the opener and closer.

12/08/1979 Electric Ballroom - Camden, England
Concentration Cramp, The Speed Of Life, Shadows And Tall Trees, Stories For Boys, The Dream Is Over, Inside Out, In Your Hand, Twilight, Boy-Girl
comment: Like the previous night, U2 were first act and added very late to the bill so they do not appear on promotional material - OMD were also a late addition, replacing the Human League. Set may or may not be in the correct order or complete, though it must be at least close to complete as it looks a decent length for the first band of the night; at any rate, Concentration Cramp and Boy-Girl were indeed the opener and closer.

12/10/1979 Moonlight Club - London, England
setlist not available

12/11/1979 Bridge House - Canning Town, England
setlist not available
comment: Promotional material mislabels U2 as "UR". There are 18 paying audience members as well as a few more guests.

12/12/1979 Brunel University - Camden, England
setlist not available
comment: U2 misnamed "U2s" in promotional material for the show. This concert was cancelled at the last minute because of throat problems experienced by The Photos' lead singer Wendy Wu. U2 did not support The Photos until 13 July 1980 at The Marquee in London, but they at least schedule a replacement show for themselves on 18 December 1979 in London.

12/14/1979 Dingwalls - Camden, England
setlist not available

12/15/1979 Windsor Castle - Harrow Road, England
setlist not available

12/18/1979 The Venue - Victoria, England
setlist not available
comment: After U2's concert on 12 December 1979 (supporting The Photos) was cancelled, they secured the support slot at this concert as a replacement.



More detailed listings from this tour can be found here.

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