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Various Dates
1978 - 1989

00/00/1978 Magnet Bar - Dublin, Ireland
setlist not available
comment: The Edge joined The Citizens for a guest appearance on guitar at one of their shows. The date of this performance is completely unknown.

03/00/1978 Our Times - Dublin, Ireland
The Fool
comment: U2, then still known as The Hype, make their first TV appearance on RTE's TV show Our Times. This appearance took place in late February or early March 1978; a more precise date is not known.

03/02/1978 RTE Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Street Mission
comment: U2's first ever television appearance. The performance, on the show Youngline, was filmed when U2 were still called The Hype. However, it went to air in June 1978 after they changed their name to U2 and the TV show credits them correctly with their new name.

04/00/1978 Eamon Andrews Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Tonight, Trevor, Inside Out, Jack In A Box
comment: After winning the Harp Lager Talent Contest in March 1978 and receiving the chance to record a demo funded by CBS, U2 play a short studio set on an unknown date in April 1978. Some sources state the songs played were Concentration Cramp, Night Fright, Inside Out, and Hang Up, but as bootlegged demos exist (with no other apparent origin) of the set starting with Tonight, we presently believe the above set is correct and the one including Concentration Cramp is not.

11/01/1978 Keystone Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Street Mission, Shadows And Tall Trees, The Fool
comment: U2 perform a short studio session produced by Horslips' bassist Barry Devlin. After circulating for years in bootleg form, these songs were finally given an official release in 2004 as part of iTunes' "The Complete U2" digital pack.

12/19/1978 McGonagle's - Dublin, Ireland
Pretty Vacant, Route 66
comment: Hot Press’s Christmas party. Paul Boyle (The Vipers), Dave Sweeney (The Vipers), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), and Larry are impatient for the official live band, Fit Kilkenny and the Remoulds, to begin so they take action into their own hands. They jump on stage and play two songs before they are unplugged mid-way through the second song; Jones is on vocals and guitar, Boyle on guitar, Sweeney bass, and Larry drums.

02/00/1979 Eamon Andrews Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Life On A Distant Planet, Twilight, Another Time, Another Place, Alone In The Light, False Prophet
comment: On an unknown date in February 1979, U2 records a studio set for another demo. The engineer is Dave Freely, and this recording of Twilight goes on to become the b-side of U2's second single, Another Day, in February 1980 (a new, much more polished version is recorded for Boy).

06/00/1979 Windmill Lane Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Out Of Control, Boy-Girl, Stories For Boys, A Day Without Me
comment: U2 records a brief studio session with producer Chas de Whalley; the exact date is unknown, and although we believe it might have taken place in June 1979, many sources simply say "mid 1979". Out Of Control, Stories For Boys, and Boy-Girl are subsequently released on U2's debut single, U2:3, in September 1979. Out Of Control was chosen as the single's a-side after the three songs were played on Dave Fanning's radio show and listeners voted on which they prefered. New, much more polished versions of Out Of Control, Stories For Boys, and A Day Without Me were recorded for the Boy album in 1980. This was U2's first session at Windmill Lane, where a number of subsequent albums were recorded by the band.

10/00/1979 Aspects Of Rock - Dublin, Ireland
Life On A Distant Planet
comment: U2 appear on Irish TV show Aspects Of Rock.

12/00/1979 CBS Studios - London, England
Another Day, The Dream Is Over
comment: U2 records a brief studio set with producer Chas de Whalley. The exact date is unknown but it is known to have taken place in December 1979. This recording of Another Day was released as U2's second single in February 1980; The Dream Is Over was intended to be its b-side but was replaced by a recording of Twilight from U2's February 1979 session at Eamon Andrews Studios.

01/05/1980 RTE Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Stories For Boys
comment: U2 perform a song on Irish TV for The Late Late Show.

03/13/1980 Baymount Entertainment Centre - Strandhill, Ireland
Another Day, Out Of Control
comment: Setlist incomplete. Admission is £2.50, which includes supper.

03/19/1980 Acklam Hall - London, England
Stories For Boys, Another Day
comment: Setlist is incomplete. Hot Press reports a large and interested crowd for the Virgin Prunes and U2, but much of the audience left a few songs into Berlin's set to go to the bar outside.

03/22/1980 Town Hall Theatre - Ballina, Ireland
setlist not available
comment: U2's first of two visits to Ballina. Admission is £1.50.

06/28/1980 Wheatfield - Clondalkin, Ireland
setlist not available
comment: U2 appear at a free afternoon/early evening "Family Festival" alongside Oisin and other bands.

07/21/1980 Project Arts Centre - Dublin, Ireland
11 O'Clock Tick Tock
comment: U2 perform a surprise concert under their original name Feedback as a warm-up for a major outdoor concert six days later at Leixlip Castle. They play a half-hour set; the only known song is the opener.

07/27/1980 Leixlip Castle - Co. Kildare, Ireland
Another Day, Another Time, Another Place, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, Shadows And Tall Trees, A Day Without Me, Twilight
comment: Dublin Festival 1980. The above setlist is incomplete. This show features the last known performances of Shadows And Tall Trees (the only Boy song to not be performed on the Boy Tour) and Another Day.

07/28/1980 Dalymount Festival - Dublin, Ireland
setlist not available
comment: This show never happened, despite numerous inclusions of it in U2 publications over the years. There was no show at Dalymount Park that day, let alone one featuring U2.

08/15/1980 Theatre Hall - Gorey, Ireland
setlist not available
comment: U2 headline a show as part of the 11th Gorey Arts Festival.

09/22/1980 Maida Vale Studios - London, England
I Will Follow, The Electric Co., An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart
comment: Short session for Mike Read's BBC radio show. Broadcasted the following days during the Read show.

11/11/1980 ITV Studios - London, England
I Will Follow
comment: U2 appear on ITV's Get It Together. It is their first appearance on TV in the UK, or for that matter, anywhere outside Ireland. Other bands to appear on the episode are The GB Band, Marshall Doktors, and The Piranhas.

11/26/1980 Old Playhouse Theatre - Hulme, England
Twilight, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Father Is An Elephant
comment: U2 play in an empty theatre to record tracks for Peter Powell's afternoon show on the BBC. It is understood that this never aired and the recording of Father Is An Elephant has not surfaced.

02/14/1981 (Brielpoort) Rock Follies TV Show - Deinze, Belgium
setlist not available

02/28/1981 UK TV 'Old Grey Whistle Test' - London, England
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow

03/27/1981 WBCN Studios - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
setlist not available
comment: Bono, Larry, and Edge guest DJ's. Broadcast Date - may have been taped

04/12/1981 WXMET Radio - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Interview
comment: Adam and Steve Lillywhite interview.

05/30/1981 NBC Studios - 'The Tomorrow Show' - New York, New York, USA
I Will Follow, Interview, Twilight
comment: Broadcast on June 4th, 1981. U2's first major appearance on US television. Twilight fades out during ending credits

08/28/1981 BBC TV 'Top Of The Pops' - London, England
Fire
comment: U2 make their first appearance on the BBC's long-running Top Of The Pops. The performance of Fire is done to a backing track, as is usual for the show.

09/03/1981 BBC Radio Session - London, England
Boy-Girl, With A Shout, I Threw A Brick Through A Window, Scarlet, Interview
comment: Interview with Kid Jensen. First time Scarlet was played; it was not played again until 25 November 2010, over 29 years later. Last performance of Boy-Girl. This show has incorrectly been dated as 14 November 1981; it actually happened on 3 September 1981 and was broadcast five days later.

01/25/1982 RTE2 Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Interview

03/06/1982 Unknown - Tallahassee, Florida, USA
I Will Follow
comment: After performing at the Leon County Arena, Bono, Adam, and Larry go for a walk and hear a garage band performing. Curious, they go to listen and ultimately end up performing a messy collaboration of I Will Follow with the band.

03/13/1982 Miller's Cave - Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Southern Man, Out Of Control
comment: After the gig at the North Hall Auditorium, U2 head at midnight to Miller's Cave, a club run by a local band, to celebrate Adam's 22nd birthday. The band play songs in honour of Adam and then U2 come onstage to drunkenly play two songs.

03/21/1982 Nightclub - Phoenix, Arizona, USA
setlist not available
comment: U2 visit a nightclub and some of them jam with a local singer-songwriter.

05/01/1982 UK TV - 'Get Set For Summer' - Unknown, England
Gloria, A Celebration, Interview, Rejoice

05/15/1982 'Something Else' - Manchester, England
Rejoice, I Will Follow, With A Shout
comment: Last performance of With A Shout.

07/17/1982 Sheriff Street Community Centre - Dublin, Ireland
Let's Twist Again, An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock
comment: Setlist incomplete. U2 play a free rooftp concert at a community centre on Sheriff Street as part of a festival called Inner City Looking On. Some crowd members managed to climb onto the rooftop to join U2. Before An Cat Dubh, a large drunk man confronted Bono and insisted he perform Let's Twist Again. Bono did so a cappella, with the crowd filling in the lyrics he did not know. Photos indicate this gig was a pretty cramped affair; Edge is seen playing his black Fender Stratocaster.

07/31/1982 International Stadium - Gateshead, England
Invisible Sun
comment: Bono makes a guest appearance during The Police's set. Earlier in the festival, U2 had played their own complete set.

12/06/1982 Hammersmith Palais - London, England
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
comment: Before U2's set, Bono joins opening act The Alarm onstage.

01/23/1983 BBC TV 'Top Of The Pops' - London, England
New Year's Day
comment: U2 "perform" on Top Of The Pops, miming to backing tracks due to studio policy.

01/31/1983 BBC Radio Session - London, England
setlist not available
comment: On this date, U2 reportedly played an in-studio session that was never broadcast. They gave an interview and then played, in order, Like A Song, Surrender, I Will Follow, and Sunday Bloody Sunday. However, this setlist has NOT been 100% confirmed and is thus not listed in the setlist field above in order to maintain the integrity of our "most played songs" count.

02/21/1983 David Jensen Interview - London, England
Interview

02/26/1983 BBC Radio One Interview - Dundee, Scotland
Interview

03/16/1983 Tyne Tees TV Studios - Newcastle, England
Gloria, New Year's Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday, I Will Follow, 40
comment: Interview with Bono before the set is played. The performance is broadcast two days later on the 18th and features only Gloria, New Year's Day, and Sunday Bloody Sunday.

03/30/1983 BBC TV 'Top Of The Pops' - London, England
Two Hearts Beat As One / Let's Twist Again (snippet)
comment: U2 appear on Top Of The Pops and play to a backing tape as per show policy. This is the date the band was recorded; the show was broadcast the next day.

04/23/1983 WQDR Radio - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Interview

05/04/1983 WBCN Studios - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Interview
comment: Interview with Carter Alan

05/08/1983 WHCN Radio - Hartford, Connecticut, USA
setlist not available
comment: Guest DJs.

05/09/1983 'Rockline' Radio Show - New York, New York, USA
Interview

05/19/1983 WMMS Radio - Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Interview

09/23/1983 The Ritz - New York, New York, USA
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
comment: Bono joins The Alarm for one song

10/23/1983 University - Dublin, Ireland
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
comment: Bono joins The Alarm for one song

11/00/1983 TV Studio - Tokyo, Japan
New Year's Day
comment: During their visit to Japan in November 1983, U2 appear on an unidentified Japanese TV show. Edge's guitar breaks down and he plays most of New Year's Day's guitar parts on piano. At the end of what was meant to be the guitar solo, Bono's timing is thrown off and the song's conclusion is improvised.

11/16/1983 NBC Arena - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
setlist not available

12/01/1983 Best Hit USA - Tokyo, Japan
Interview
comment: U2 appear on Japanese TV show Best Hit USA for an interview the day after the end of the War Tour. The band do not perform any songs.

12/18/1983 Victoria Apollo - London, England
I Will Follow, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, Seconds, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, New Year's Day, 40
comment: U2 play at "The Big One", a charity show for the Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament. Mike Peters of The Alarm joins U2 for Knockin' On Heaven's Door.

07/08/1984 Slane Castle - Slane, Ireland
Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat, Blowin' In The Wind
comment: Bob Dylan Concert

12/03/1984 WBCN Studios - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Interview
comment: 'Undying Fire' - Interview with Carter Allen

12/04/1984 MTV Studios - New York, New York, USA
Interview

12/17/1984 'Rockline' Radio Show - New York, New York, USA
setlist not available

12/31/1984 Picadilly Radio Interview - Unknown, Unknown
setlist not available

01/04/1985 Barrowland Ballroom - Glasgow, Scotland
New Gold Dream / Light My Fire (snippet) / Take Me To The River (snippet)
comment: Bono joins Simple Minds onstage for one song.

01/05/1985 Barrowland Ballroom - Glasgow, Scotland
New Gold Dream / Light My Fire (snippet) / Take Me To The River (snippet)
comment: Just like the previous night, Bono joins Simple Minds onstage for one song.

02/18/1985 RTE2 Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Interview
comment: Dave Fanning Show

04/17/1985 WBCN Studios - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
setlist not available

01/30/1986 RTE2 Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Womanfish, Trip Through Your Wires, Knockin' On Heaven's Door
comment: U2 appear on a late night Irish television show called TV Gaga and play two new songs. One, Womanfish, has never been performed elsewhere or released in any form; Bono claims it is about a mermaid the band met in America. The other is a very early version of Trip Through Your Wires introduced as "I Trip Through Your Wires", during which Bono sings "in this town" repeatedly. After these two songs, the band cover a Bob Dylan song to conclude their set. The set is ramshackle and the band are almost certainly drunk, particularly Bono.

05/17/1986 RDS Showgrounds - Dublin, Ireland
C'mon Everybody, Pride (In The Name Of Love), Sunday Bloody Sunday, Maggie's Farm / Old McDonald Had A Farm (snippet) / Cold Turkey (snippet), Bad / Candle In The Wind (snippet) / Walk On The Wild Side (snippet)
encores: Whiskey In The Jar, Make It Work
comment: U2 perform at Self Aid with a large number of other Irish performers. After U2's set is a tribute to the recently-deceased singer of Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott, involving the remaining members of the band. Bono joins them for a verse of Whiskey In The Jar. At the end of the show, Bono and Larry are involved in a rendition of the concert's anthem, Make It Work.

06/04/1986 NBC TV 'Today Show' - San Francisco, California, USA
setlist not available

06/10/1986 Ramada Hotel Lounge - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Sweet Jane
comment: Peter Gabriel's drummer and Lou Reed's guitarist ask if they can play with the house band. Bono joins them and sings Lou Reed's Sweet Jane; he alters the lyrics to "Sweet Rose" in honour of a woman in the lounge to whom he sings the song. Later, they are joined by Larry, Adam, Peter Gabriel, Brian Adams, the Neville Brothers, and Joan Baez, but the rock and blues songs they covered are unknown. At 4am, the hotel manager removes them from the lounge but they keep singing in the foyer.

06/11/1986 Ramada Hotel Lounge - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Vicious
comment: U2, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Brian Adams, and Joan Baez all played in the lounge again. The only song known is Vicious, which Lou Reed and Bono sing together.

06/13/1986 ABC TV 'Good Morning America' - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Interview

06/14/1986 Central Park - New York, New York, USA
Sun City, Give Peace A Chance
comment: At an Anti-Apartheid Rally, U2 and most of the Conspiracy Of Hope Tour performers join Little Steven and his band for two songs.

06/28/1986 Croke Park - Dublin, Ireland
Love Song, Sun City, Dance To The Music
comment: Bono makes a guest appearance at a Simple Minds concert.

07/08/1986 Kai Iwi Marae - Kai Iwi, New Zealand
Let It Be, Knockin' On Heaven's Door
comment: Bono sang at the funeral of his friend (and U2's tour manager) Greg Carroll at Kai Iwi Marae near Whanganui. He was accompanied on violin by Gavin Buxton of the Ponsonby DCs. Greg, who was Maori, was given a traditional Maori funeral. He was a member of the Ratana Church, and the local Ratana choir also performed at the funeral. Leading the choir was Greg's uncle Dalvanius Prime, a famous New Zealand performer.

01/09/1987 Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Van Morrison's Gloria
comment: Adam makes an appearence at a Dutch fan club convention and joins the band Tuesday Blue for a rendition of Van Morrison's Gloria (not U2's Gloria).

03/08/1987 Balmoral TV Studios - Belfast, Northern Ireland
People Get Ready, Southern Man, Trip Through Your Wires, Exit, In God's Country, Pride (In The Name Of Love)
comment: Filmed in front of a small audience for the TV show Old Grey Whistle Test. Only Exit and In God's Country are broadcast, and this was actually the first ever live performances of both of them. This was also the first of many times that U2 covered People Get Ready.

03/13/1987 Boland's Mill - Dublin, Ireland
People Get Ready
comment: Adam celebrates his 27th birthday with 300+ guests in the hall where the band has been rehearsing for their upcoming tour. A country band provides music, and at one point in the festivities, U2 take over the instruments and play People Get Ready.

03/16/1987 RTE Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Springhill Mining Disaster
comment: U2 appeared on an episode of the Late Late Show celebrating the 25th anniversary of band The Dubliners and covered Peggy Seeger's Springhill Mining Disaster, a song The Dubliners often performed. At the end of the show, U2 also participated in an All-star Finale with The Dubliners and The Pogues.

03/27/1987 Liquor Store Rooftop - Los Angeles, California, USA
Where The Streets Have No Name, People Get Ready, In God's Country, Where The Streets Have No Name, Sunday Bloody Sunday / Dancing in the Street (snippet), Where The Streets Have No Name, Where The Streets Have No Name, Pride (In The Name Of Love)
comment: U2 film a music video for Where The Streets Have No Name. When the video shoot is publicised on radio, large crowds gather on surrounding streets and block traffic. The band first perform Where The Streets Have No Name with backing tapes, but its subsequent three performances as well as the other songs are fully live. Eventually, the local police shut down the video shoot but more than enough footage is captured for the music video.

04/08/1987 LA Club - Houston, Texas, USA
I Walk The Line, Lost Highway, Lucille, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Folsom Prison Blues
comment: After finishing their concert, U2 go to a local bar and perform a number of songs with the band that was playing there. Please note: more songs than the five listed might have been played, and the order may have been different.

04/14/1987 US Grant Hotel - San Diego, California, USA
Lucille
encores: Lucille, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
comment: A group of fans gather outside U2's hotel after the band's gig, and when the band arrive to sign autographs, an acoustic guitar is passed to Bono and he plays a quick version of Lucille. The band then go into the hotel and the fans remain outside, singing U2 songs. Bono comes back down to see them again and like before, he is passed a guitar. This time he plays three songs, including Lucille again.

04/15/1987 US Grant Hotel - San Diego, California, USA
Lost Highway
comment: U2 record a video message for The Tube TV show from their hotel room and play a joking cover of a country song. Although some sources record this as taking place on 14 April 1987, it is highly likely that it actually took place early in the morning of the next day.

05/22/1987 'Rockstars' Interview - Unknown, Unknown
Interview
comment: Timothy White interviews Bono

06/25/1987 Dave Fanning Radio Show - 2FM Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Lost Highway, Puppy Love
comment: U2 make a lengthy appearance on Dave Fanning's radio show and it goes down as legendary in the band's folklore. Early in the show, inspired by Iggy Pop's Lust For Life, the band dance wildly and shed their clothes. The appearance is subsequently known as the "In The Nude" interview. It is full of jokes, including two humorous on-air covers by the band.

07/10/1987 Feyenoord Stadium - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Interview, Lucille
comment: Before U2's set later that evening, Adam Curry interviews Adam and Bono for Dutch TV. Curry has trouble keeping their attention with predictable and mundane questions. In an attempt to liven up the interview, Bono grabs a guitar and sings a couple of verses of Lucille. He claims that he wrote the song that very morning, despite the fact he'd first performed it back in April 1987.

09/08/1987 'Trip Through Your Wires' - American Radio - New York, New York, USA
Interview, Lucille, Lost Highway

11/01/1987 Hoosier Dome - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Lucille, Lost Highway
comment: Before their own set, U2 play a little prank on the audience. Disguised in silly wigs and ridiculous cowboy clothes, they take the stage to play two songs to the perplexed audience as a country and western band called The Dalton Brothers. Bono is Alton Dalton; Edge (who sings Lost Highway) is Luke Dalton; Larry is Duke Dalton; Adam is Betty Dalton. It is only when U2 play Lucille again during their set that most of the audience realises U2 were the Daltons.

11/11/1987 Justin Herman Plaza - San Francisco, California, USA
All Along The Watchtower, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Out Of Control, People Get Ready, Trip Through Your Wires, Silver And Gold, Helter Skelter, Help, Pride (In The Name Of Love)
comment: All Along The Watchtower was recorded here for Rattle & Hum; this is the first time U2 had performed it since 1 February 1981 and it is so ramshackle that it was touched up in the studio before the commercial release. In the middle of Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bono sees a sign with 'SF' & 'U2' on it. Bono mistakes the 'SF' as Sinn Fein (rather than San Francisco) and has a fit.

11/18/1987 Memorial Coliseum - Los Angeles, California, USA
Lucille, Lost Highway
comment: U2 repeat a prank they did previously in Indianapolis. Before their actual set, U2 take the stage disguised as a country and western band called The Dalton Brothers. Like in Indianapolis, Alton Dalton (Bono) hands vocal duties to Luke Dalton (Edge) for Lost Highway. Adam is again dressed as a Dalton sister, Betty Dalton.

11/22/1987 Antone's - Austin, Texas, USA
setlist not available
comment: After show, Bono and The Edge play with Stevie Ray Vaughn, T-Bone Burnett, and Dr. John in local blues club

12/12/1987 Hampton Coliseum - Hampton, Virginia, USA
Good Work
comment: It's the last time The BoDeans support U2, and to commemorate the occasion, Edge comes onstage and jams with them for their closing song. At the end, Larry comes onstage talking into a megaphone; Bono follows him, takes the megaphone, and repeatedly proclaims "The BoDeans, yeah!" View U2's headlining set here.

12/18/1987 KUPO FM Studios - Tempe, Arizona, USA
Stairway To Heaven, Lost Highway, Mothers Of The Disappeared / El Pueblo Vencera (snippet)
comment: Bono and Edge appear on local radio before their two concerts at Sun Devil Stadium. Edge performs the beginning of Stairway To Heaven, and later on does a full cover of Lost Highway. Both participate in am incomplete version of Mothers Of The Disappeared. Bono reveals that the band are considering an attempt to replace traditional closer 40, and its "how long" chant, with Mothers Of The Disappeared and a Spanish chant of "el pueblo vencera" (in English, "the people united will overcome").

03/02/1988 Radio City Music Hall - New York, New York, USA
setlist not available
comment: U2 receive the Grammy awards for "Album of the Year - The Joshua Tree" and "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For".

09/21/1988 Los Angeles Coliseum - Los Angeles, California, USA
Chimes Of Freedom, Get Up Stand Up
comment: Bono only - Amnesty International 'Human Rights Now' tour

10/16/1988 Dominion Theater - London, England
All Along The Watchtower, Angel Of Harlem, When Love Comes To Town, Love Rescue Me
comment: Bono appears at the 'Smile Jamaica' concert. First performances of Angel Of Harlem and Love Rescue Me. When Love Comes To Town is played with Keith Richards; Love Rescue Me is played with Ziggy Marley and this version appears as a b-side on the Angel Of Harlem single.

10/27/1988 Savoy Cinema - Dublin, Ireland
When Love Comes To Town, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Angel Of Harlem, Stand By Me
comment: Played on a catwalk between the Cinema and Gresham hotel. Although Bono had performed Angel Of Harlem live eleven days previously at the Smile Jamaica concert in London, this is the first time it is played live by U2.

10/29/1988 Cine Gran Via - Madrid, Spain
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
comment: Bono and Edge perform at the Madrid premiere of Rattle And Hum.

10/31/1988 Leicester Square - London, England
setlist not available
comment: London premiere of Rattle And Hum - the police refuse to let U2 play an impromptu performance.

11/04/1988 China Theater - Los Angeles, California, USA
When Love Comes To Town, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Stand By Me
comment: Los Angeles premiere of Rattle And Hum.

12/16/1988 RTE Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Interview, Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
comment: Acoustic performance on live TV on the Late Late Show.

02/22/1989 Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, California, USA
setlist not available
comment: U2 receive the Grammy awards for "Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group - Desire" and "Best Video Performance, Short Form - Where the Streets Have No Name"

03/11/1989 National Stadium - Dublin, Ireland
When Love Comes To Town
comment: B.B King Concert - Edge and Bono only

04/27/1989 Pink Elephant Nightclub - Dublin, Ireland
We Are The Champions, My Way
comment: Bono's friend and former Virgin Prunes member Gavin Friday launches his debut solo album and Bono joins him on stage for a couple of cover songs.

04/30/1989 Abbey Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
September 1913, Mad As The Mist And Snow
comment: At a fundraising event, Bono appears solo to perform his own musical adaptations of two William Butler Yeats poems to a backing tape.

06/04/1989 RDS Simmons Court - Dublin, Ireland
Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Maggie's Farm
comment: Bono appears on stage at a Bob Dylan concert.

06/17/1989 Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, England
Feet On The Ground
comment: Adam joins the Hothouse Flowers during their performance at Glastonbury. This is the first time a member of U2 appears on stage at the festival, and the only time until Edge joins Muse 21 years later in 2010.

06/23/1989 Mother Redcaps Tavern - Dublin, Ireland
setlist not available
comment: Maria McKee Concert - Adam only

09/16/1989 Sydney Harbour - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Lucille
comment: U2 play with B.B. King on a boat rented for B.B King's 64th birthday.

10/21/1989 Triple M Studios - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Slow Dancing
comment: After U2's concert on 20 October 1989, the band appear early in the morning of the 21st on Triple M radio's The Midnight Show. During their appearance, Bono debuts Slow Dancing, though he does not sing the whole song. It is unclear whether this is due to the lyrics not being finalised or Bono simply choosing not to sing the whole song.




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