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Boy Tour 1981 Leg V
European Summer Festivals

06/04/1981 University - Salford, England
setlist not available
comment: This concert was cancelled as the band did not arrive back from the US in time for it.

06/06/1981 Friars Club - Aylesbury, England
Carry Me Home, Touch, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, I Fall Down, An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart, Fire, Another Time, Another Place, The Cry / The Electric Co., Things To Make And Do, Stories for Boys, Boy-Girl, Out of Control
encores: I Will Follow
comment: Setlist is incomplete. Admission cost £3.25 but entry required a club membership which could be purchased for £0.25 at the door. Last known performance of "Touch". The main set is complete, but it is likely the band played an encore of two or three songs. A newspaper review indicates there was a second performance of "I Will Follow" in the encore, but otherwise the encore is unknown. This show notably features the first of two known performances of "Carry Me Home", a rough unreleased U2 song with lyrics consisting almost entirely of "carry me home". Until 2010, when this show's complete main set surfaced, it was believed for years that the gig three days later in London had the sole performance of "Carry Me Home".

06/08/1981 Sportpark - Geleen, Netherlands
The Ocean, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart, Another Time, Another Place, The Cry / The Electric Co. / Send in the Clowns (snippet), Stories for Boys, Boy-Girl / I'm A Believer (snippet), Out of Control
encores: Twilight, I Will Follow
comment: U2 perform at the 1981 Pinkpop Festival. It is by far their largest crowd to date, with an estimated crowd of 48,000 (the venue had a capacity for 50,000). Along with other performers, U2's set is recorded and broadcast on Dutch radio on 17 June. Two songs - I Will Follow and The Electric Co. - are also shown on Dutch TV. Though advertised on the festival's poster The Pretenders did not perform. T.C. Matic and UB40, who were not advertised, did appear.

06/09/1981 Hammersmith Palais - London, England
Carry Me Home, Twilight, I Will Follow, I Fall Down, An Cat Dubh / Into the Heart, Fire, Another Time, Another Place, 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: 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, The Ocean, I Will Follow
comment: Last concert of the Boy Tour. Second and last known live performance of Carry Me Home, a rough unreleased U2 original with lyrics consisting almost entirely of "carry me home". It was believed for years prior to 2010 that this was the sole performance of Carry Me Home. Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townshend both attended this gig and met with the band afterwards.


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