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"I had two days of glory when I was tellin' people what to do. Then Bono came in and that was the end."

-- Larry

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U2 Concert: Sep 21, 1989 at Perth

Tour: Lovetown 1st Leg (Australasia, Japan) 
Venue: Entertainment Center 
Location: PerthAustralia 

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Attendance: 8,000  (Capacity: 8,000)

Opening Acts(s):


Main Set
  1. Hawkmoon 269
  2. Desire, Not Fade Away (snippet), So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (snippet)
  3. All Along The Watchtower
  4. All I Want Is You
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name
  6. I Will Follow
  7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  8. One Tree Hill
  9. God Part II
  10. In God's Country
  11. People Get Ready
  12. Bad
  13. October
  14. New Year's Day
  15. Pride
  1. Bullet The Blue Sky
  2. Running To Stand Still
  3. With Or Without You
  4. Angel Of Harlem
  5. When Love Comes To Town with B.B. King
  6. Love Rescue Me with B.B. King
  7. 40
Releases Represented:
  1. Rattle And Hum had 8 songs
  2. The Joshua Tree had 7 songs
  3. The Unforgettable Fire had 2 songs
  4. War had 2 songs
  5. Boy had 1 songs
  6. October had 1 songs
  7. Cover Songs had 1 songs
Comments: U2 open their Lovetown tour to an very enthusiastic audience in Perth. B.B. King comes along on tour to not only to be the opening act but to also join the band during several songs every night. Australian band Weddings Parties Anything are an added warm up band for all the Australian and Japanese dates on the tour.

Several Rattle And Hum songs make their live debuts. "Desire", "All I Want Is You", "God Part II" and "Hawkmoon 269", which opens the show, are all performed for the first time. "Hawkmoon 269" will end up opening 7 Lovetown shows and has not been played again since.

Bono brings a fan named Stuart on stage to play guitar during "People Get Ready." (You can read his review here:

Later, B.B. King's band will join U2 on stage for the encore performances of "Angel Of Harlem", "When Love Comes To Town" and "Love Rescue Me", with B.B. joining in for the latter two songs. B.B. and his band will join U2 for these 3 songs on every night of the tour.

News report of the show with live footage and fan interviews:


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