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U2 Concert: Jul 30, 2017 at Amsterdam

Tour: Joshua Tree 2017 2nd Leg (Europe) 
Venue: Amsterdam Arena 
Location: AmsterdamNetherlands 

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Attendance: 52,354  (Capacity: 52,354)


Opening Acts(s):

Setlist:

Main Set
  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Magnificent Seven (snippet)
  2. New Year's Day
  3. A Sort Of Homecoming
  4. Pride
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name, All You Need Is Love (snippet), Live Forever (snippet)
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Stand By Me (snippet)
  7. With Or Without You with Shine Like Stars spoken at end of song
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky
  9. Running To Stand Still, Hallelujah (traditional) (snippet)
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God's Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill
  14. Exit, Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe (snippet)
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared
Encore
  1. Miss Sarajevo
  2. Beautiful Day, Starman (snippet)
  3. Elevation
  4. Vertigo, The Jean Genie (snippet)
  5. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  6. One with Hear us coming, Lord
  7. I Will Follow
Releases Represented:
  1. The Joshua Tree had 11 songs
  2. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 2 songs
  3. The Unforgettable Fire had 2 songs
  4. War had 2 songs
  5. Achtung Baby had 2 songs
  6. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 1 songs
  7. Boy had 1 songs
  8. Original Soundtracks 1 had 1 songs
Comments: U2 play the last doubleheader city on this European leg, and there are high expectation of surprises tonight. As fans enter the stadium, they see signs explaining that U2 is shooting a video for a new song and by attending the concert, they give permission for their likeness to be used, etc., etc. (The track is listed as "Best Thing" on the signs, likely a shortened version of "The Best Thing About Me Is You.") Fans also discover that the girl who came onstage for "Mysterious Ways" last night was a plant, and was followed by a video crew today including while she entered the stadium. Though fans wonder if U2 will actually play the new song during the show, it doesn't happen. Assumptions are that the video crew may have been taking footage of the audience tonight to use with their footage from the previous night.

Nevertheless, the crowd get a few surprises, including "Shine Like Stars" being spoken at the end of "With Or Without You." And with it being the second night in Amsterdam, U2 switches out "Bad" for "A Sort of Homecoming." The performance of the latter means that London is the only two-concert city in Europe where "A Sort Of Homecoming" isn't performed. At the end of "One," as the band is beginning to wave goodbye, they huddle momentarily and then retake their instruments to end the show with "I Will Follow." Although it looks impromptu to viewers, the song was pre-printed on the show's set list.

Tags: Hear us coming, Lord, Shine like stars

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