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U2 Concert: Jul 12, 2017 at Berlin

Tour: Joshua Tree 2017 2nd Leg (Europe) 
Venue: Olympiastadion Berlin 
Location: BerlinGermany 

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Setlist:

Main Set
  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Magnificent Seven (snippet)
  2. New Year's Day
  3. Singin' In The Rain (snippet), Bad (video), Heroes (snippet), Helden (German Language version of Heroes) (snippet)
  4. Pride
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name, California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  7. With Or Without You
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky
  9. Running To Stand Still
  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, The Passenger (snippet)
  3. Elevation
  4. Vertigo, Rebel Rebel (snippet)
  5. Miss You (snippet), Mysterious Ways, This Is Not America (snippet), Young Americans (snippet)
  6. Happy Birthday
  7. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  8. One, Rain (snippet)
Releases Represented:
  1. The Joshua Tree had 11 songs
  2. Achtung Baby had 3 songs
  3. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 2 songs
  4. The Unforgettable Fire had 2 songs
  5. War had 2 songs
  6. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 1 songs
  7. Original Soundtracks 1 had 1 songs
  8. Cover Songs had 1 songs
Comments: After a long hot summer weekend in London, U2 return to The Joshua Tree Tour for a wet Wednesday evening in Berlin. Unlike Twickenham Stadium, which had 8:15 PM starts due to 10:30 PM curfews, the Olympic Stadium has a much later 8:55 PM kick-off, which results in the band playing in darkness for much of the set, unlike the UK shows.

Highlights of the set include several unique song references and a first in U2 concert history -- a rare double snippet of David Bowie's 'Heroes' during Bad, both the English version, soon followed by the German version, 'Helden", and the first time the same song is covered twice in a U2 show in two different languages. Later in the set, "Beautiful Day" is snippeted with Iggy Pop's "The Passenger," another nod to the influence of Berlin on U2 and some of their influences. Finally, "Mysterious Ways" is snippetted with "Miss You" and two more Bowie songs, "This Is Not America" and "Young Americans."

Prior to "Ultraviolet," Bono leads the capacity crowd through a rendition of "Happy Birthday" to Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who celebrates her 20th birthday today.

ATU2's Berlin photo slideshow:

U2 - Berlin, July 12, 2017

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