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U2 Concert: Nov 28, 2015 at Dublin

Tour: Innocence + Experience Tour 2nd Leg (Europe) 
Venue: 3Arena 
Location: DublinIreland 

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Attendance: 11,696  (Capacity: 11,696)

Setlist:

Main Set
  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co., Send In The Clowns (snippet), I Can See For Miles (snippet), Live Forever (snippet)
  3. Vertigo, It's Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It) (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow, Mother (snippet)
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close), Hold Me Close (snippet)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  9. Raised By Wolves
  10. Until The End Of The World, Love And Peace Or Else (snippet), Words (snippet)
Second Set
  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways, Burning Down The House (snippet)
  4. Desire with Imelda May
  5. Angel Of Harlem
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. October
  8. Zooropa (snippet), Bullet The Blue Sky, Ode To Joy (snippet), America (Simon and Garfunkel) (snippet), 19 (snippet)
  9. Zooropa (snippet), Where The Streets Have No Name, California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  10. Pride
  11. With Or Without You, Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)
Encore
  1. City Of Blinding Lights, Ne Me Quitte Pas (snippet)
  2. Beautiful Day, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (snippet), I Remember You (snippet)
  3. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet), Bad, 40 (snippet)
  4. 40
Releases Represented:
  1. Songs Of Innocence had 6 songs
  2. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  3. Achtung Baby had 3 songs
  4. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 2 songs
  5. The Unforgettable Fire had 2 songs
  6. Boy had 2 songs
  7. War had 2 songs
  8. Rattle And Hum had 2 songs
  9. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 1 songs
  10. October had 1 songs
  11. Non-Album Singles had 1 songs
Comments: Originally planned to be the last show of the 2015 Innocence + Experience tour, tonight's show instead is the last show of U2's four-concert run in the band's Dublin hometown. That's because the band recently rescheduled the two Paris concerts (for December 6-7) that were postponed by the recent terrorist attacks there.

These are the first indoor tour concerts that U2 has played in Dublin since the Lovetown tour in 1989, and tonight's show was very much a hometown and home country celebration. Rather than bringing a fan on-stage for "Mysterious Ways" and the Meerkat segment, U2 brings up Panti Bliss -- aka, Rory O'Neil, an Irish drag queen and gay rights activist -- to huge crowd applause. Bliss dances with Bono throughout the song, and then the crowd reaction goes a level higher when Irish singer Imelda May comes on stage to perform "Desire." All of this seems to jumpstart the crowd, which sings loudly and enthusiastically through the next song, "Angel Of Harlem," even though it had to be restarted because one of Edge's guitar strings broke right at the start.

The show ends with the powerful, fan-fave combo of "Bad" and "40" -- the third straight show where "Bad" has been played. "40" is dedicated to Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager who died in May while U2 was in the U.S. for the first leg of the tour. Bono says Sheehan's family and friends are at the gig, and the emotional performance ends with fans singing "How long to sing this song?" well after the band has left the stage.

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