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U2 Concert: Jul 01, 2018 at New York , NY

Tour: Experience + Innocence Tour 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: Madison Square Garden 
Location: New YorkNY  United States 

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Attendance: 18,525  (Capacity: 18,525)

Setlist:

Main Set
  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. The Blackout
  3. Lights Of Home (St. Peter's String Version)
  4. I Will Follow
  5. All Because Of You
  6. Beautiful Day
  7. The Ocean
  8. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  9. Cedarwood Road
  10. Sunday Bloody Sunday, Johnny Was (snippet)
  11. Until The End Of The World
Second Set
  1. Elevation
  2. Vertigo, Rebel Rebel (snippet)
  3. Desire
  4. Sympathy For The Devil (snippet), Ice Ice Baby (snippet), Acrobat, Vertigo (snippet)
  5. You're The Best Thing About Me acoustic
  6. Staring At The Sun Bono & Edge - acoustic
  7. This Is Not America (snippet), Pride, God Bless America (snippet)
  8. Get Out Of Your Own Way, America The Beautiful (snippet)
  9. American Soul
  10. City Of Blinding Lights
Encore
  1. Women Of The World (snippet), One, Invisible (snippet)
  2. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way
  3. 13 (There Is A Light)
Releases Represented:
  1. Songs Of Experience had 8 songs
  2. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 3 songs
  3. Achtung Baby had 3 songs
  4. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 2 songs
  5. Boy had 2 songs
  6. Songs Of Innocence had 2 songs
  7. The Unforgettable Fire had 1 songs
  8. War had 1 songs
  9. Rattle And Hum had 1 songs
  10. Pop had 1 songs
Comments: The last of three shows at Madison Square Garden marks U2’s 28th official tour stop there and their 30th overall performance at the legendary arena in thirty three years. Making it their most played venue, which Bono later mentions before “Desire.”

The show has a large contingent of UN ambassadors in attendance, including former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, as the Irish government has invited an ambassador from every country to the show in hopes of winning a seat at the United Nations Security Council.

Patti Smith — who is at the show — gets tonight’s “Beautiful Day” name-check, as she did at the previous New York show.

MacPhisto pulls out a Vanilla Ice snippet in reference to ICE, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the current crisis happening at the US-Mexican border. Bono, later, continues to alter the lyrics to “Pride” to reflect on the crisis as well.

Steve Averill, who helped give U2 their name and has designed all of their album covers, is also at the show and Bono ends up dedicating "13 (There Is A Light)" to him.

Other notable celebrities at the show include Bruce Springsteen, Salman Rushdie, Micheal Stipe, Heidi Klum, Adam Scott, Scott Aukerman, Logic, Edward Burns, Christy Turlington and Kyle MacLachlan.

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U2 – New York City – July 1, 2018

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