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U2 October Tour 1981 Leg I
Europe

08/16/1981 Slane Castle - Slane, Ireland
With A Shout, Twilight, I Will Follow, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Gloria, Rejoice, October, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl / I'm A Believer (snippet), Out Of Control
encores: Happy Birthday, Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean
comment: U2 participate in 1981's Slane Castle festival in support of headliners Thin Lizzy. U2 would later go on to headline Slane themselves twenty years later. Happy Birthday is sung for Aislinn, Edge's girlfriend (and later his first wife). This show features the live debuts of With A Shout, I Threw A Brick, Gloria, Rejoice, and October.

08/23/1981 Paris Cinema Studio - London, England
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, With A Shout, Twilight, Out Of Control, Rejoice
comment: Recorded for BBC 'In Concert'

08/29/1981 International Stadium - Gateshead, England
With A Shout, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Another Time, Another Place, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Threw A Brick Through A Window, Stories For Boys, Out Of Control
encores: I Will Follow, Fire
comment: U2 perform at the Rock On The Tyne Festival, which also features The Polecats, Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls, Doll By Doll, Huang Chung, Elvis Costello And The Atrractions, and Ian Dury And The Blockheads.

08/30/1981 Greenbelt Arts And Music Festival - Odell Castle, England
11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, With A Shout
encores: Fire
comment: This concert is often listed as taking place on 24 August 1981. This is incorrect. The Greenbelt festival was 28-31 August 1981, and U2 played in the early evening of the 30th. Their appearance was squeezed in at the last minute and they performed with borrowed instruments and equipment.

08/31/1981 Coasters - Edinburgh, Scotland
With A Shout, Twilight, I Will Follow, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Another Time, Another Place, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co. / Yankee Doodle (snippet), Things To Make And Do, Stories For Boys, Boy-Girl / I'm A Believer (snippet), Out Of Control
encores: Fire
comment: Last performance of Things To Make And Do, the only instrumental U2 have ever performed live (technically, The Return Of The Stingray Guitar, which opened shows in 2010-11, was also an instrumental, but during every single performance Bono sung or shouted exhortations to the crowd; most performances of Things To Make And Do were totally instrumental).

10/01/1981 University Of East Anglia - Norwich, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, The Cry / The Electric Co., An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, I Will Follow, I Fall Down, October, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean
comment: This is the first time I Fall Down is played on piano live. Previous performances were of a rough early version involving only guitar.

10/02/1981 Rock City - Nottingham, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, The Cry / The Electric Co., An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, I Will Follow, I Fall Down, October, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/03/1981 University - Salford, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, With A Shout, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/04/1981 Tiffany's - Glasgow, Scotland
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, With A Shout, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/06/1981 Warwick University - Coventry, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/07/1981 Polytechnic - Leicester, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/08/1981 Lyceum - Sheffield, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/09/1981 Mayfair - Newcastle, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control, Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock / Fire (snippet)
comment: This setlist was lost for many years. However, there is now a website with an extensive list of bands that played the Mayfair, including some setlists.

10/10/1981 Royal Court Theater - Liverpool, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean, Fire

10/12/1981 Top Rank - Brighton, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/13/1981 Locarno - Portsmouth, England
Gloria, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Will Follow, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
comment: Setlist is incomplete.

10/14/1981 Top Rank - Cardiff, Wales
setlist not available

10/16/1981 King's Hall - Stoke, England
setlist not available

10/17/1981 Sports Centre - Bracknell, England
setlist not available

10/18/1981 Locarno - Bristol, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet), I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/19/1981 Locarno - Birmingham, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean

10/20/1981 Tiffany's - Leeds, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, The Cry / The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet), I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean
comment: Another Time, Another Place is interrupted when a brawl breaks out in the crowd, prompting an angry rebuke from Bono.

10/21/1981 Pavilion - Hemel Hempstead, England
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, The Cry / The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet), I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean
comment: The crowd at this concert is a bit wild, and during I Threw A Brick, Bono tells the audience to stop pushing.

10/23/1981 Ancienne Belgique - Brussels, Belgium
setlist not available

10/24/1981 Brielport - Deinze, Belgium
setlist not available

10/25/1981 Zaal Lux - Herenthout, Belgium
Gloria, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, October
comment: Setlist is incomplete. There are also claims that the setlist featured A Day Without Me and Tomorrow, which we regard with some skepticism: A Day Without Me is not believed to have debuted on the October Tour until the next month in North America, and Tomorrow's debut is understood to have been 26 January 1982. Of course, it is possible the A Day Without Me/Tomorrow claims are correct, but for now, they have been omitted from the set. If you can verify/deny these claims, or can provide any other additional information about this concert's setlist, please do not hesitate to contact us.

10/26/1981 Elysee Montmartre - Paris, France
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean, Fire

10/28/1981 Stadsgehoorzaal - Leiden, Netherlands
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, Rejoice, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control

10/29/1981 De Harmonie - Tilburg, Netherlands
setlist not available

10/30/1981 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, The Cry / The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet), I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: Fire / Happy Birthday (snippet), 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean
comment: Larry's 20th birthday. After the show Bono gives him a remote control truck.

10/31/1981 Stokvishal - Arnhem, Netherlands
Gloria, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Will Follow
comment: Setlist largely unknown. Gloria was the opener.

11/01/1981 De Lantaren - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control

11/03/1981 Fabrik - Hamburg, Germany
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
comment: This is a notorious concert in U2's history. The Psychedelic Furs were originally meant to perform at the concert but did not play for reasons that are uncertain. Most of the crowd had shown up to see the Furs and became hostile when they learnt they will only see U2. U2 tried their hardest to break down the tension but do not succeed, with brawls breaking out in the crowd. This is particularly apparent during I Will Follow, which is plagued by false starts as Bono rebukes those causing trouble and urges calm. The band did not perform an encore for obvious reasons.

11/04/1981 Metropol - Berlin, Germany
Gloria, Another Time, Another Place, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart, Rejoice, The Cry / The Electric Co., I Fall Down, October, Stories For Boys, I Will Follow, Twilight, Out Of Control
encores: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean, I Will Follow
comment: This show is filmed for the German TV show Rockpalast and broadcast in March 1982. During 11 O'clock Tick Tock, a number of crowd members climb onstage.


More detailed listings from this tour can be found here.

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