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U2 Concert: Apr 02, 1987 at Tempe , AZ

Tour: Joshua Tree 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: Arizona State University Activity Center 
Location: TempeAZ  United States 

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Attendance: 12,556  (Capacity: 12,556)

Opening Acts(s):


Main Set
  1. Where The Streets Have No Name
  2. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Exodus (snippet), Three Little Birds (snippet)
  3. Gloria, Gloria (Van Morrison) (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Bullet The Blue Sky
  6. Running To Stand Still
  7. Exit
  8. In God's Country
  9. A Sort Of Homecoming
  10. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  11. Maggie's Farm, School's Out (snippet), Cold Turkey (snippet)
  12. Bad, Oh Happy Day (snippet), Walk On The Wild Side (snippet)
  13. October
  14. New Year's Day
  15. Pride
  1. People Get Ready
  2. 40
Releases Represented:
  1. The Joshua Tree had 6 songs
  2. The Unforgettable Fire had 3 songs
  3. War had 3 songs
  4. October had 2 songs
  5. Cover Songs had 2 songs
  6. Boy had 1 songs
Comments: Prior to U2 taking the stage at the opening night of the Joshua Tree tour, concert promoter Barry Fey reads a statement on behalf of U2 regarding then Arizona governor Evan Mecham's cancelation of the Martin Luther King holiday. This speech can been seen in the Outside It's America documentary chronicling the spring leg of the Joshua Tree tour.

Bono has voice trouble due to the hot desert air, and repeatedly asks the audience to help him sing. The second Arizona show, originally scheduled for April 3rd is pushed back a day to give Bono a day to rest his voice.

"I Still Haven't Found," "Bullet The Blue Sky" and "Running To Stand Still" are performed live for the first time.

The outro music played over the PA at the end of the concert is "Rowena's Theme" from The Edge's soundtrack to the film Captive.

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  2. Media Review by New York Times (Robert Palmer 04/04/1987): U2 STARTS NATIONAL TOUR ON A POLITICAL NOTE

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