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"I think all this thing about plastic surgery and pop stars obsessed with the way they look . . . they're kinda cuttin' bits off themselves, you know."

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U2 Concert: May 07, 2018 at San Jose , CA

Tour: Experience + Innocence Tour 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: SAP Center at San Jose 
Location: San JoseCA  United States 

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Attendance: 14,289  (Capacity: 14,289)

Setlist:

Main Set
  1. Love Is All We Have Left (video including Blackout)
  2. The Blackout
  3. Lights Of Home (St. Peter's String Version)
  4. Beautiful Day, Many Rivers To Cross (snippet)
  5. I Will Follow, Mother (snippet)
  6. Gloria, Gloria (Van Morrison) (snippet)
  7. All Because Of You
  8. The Ocean (video)
  9. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  10. Cedarwood Road
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday (video)
  12. Raised By Wolves
  13. Until The End Of The World (video), Amsterdam (snippet)
Second Set
  1. Elevation (video)
  2. Vertigo
  3. Desire
  4. Acrobat (video)
  5. Landlady (snippet), You're The Best Thing About Me acoustic
  6. Staring At The Sun Bono & The Edge acoustic
  7. This Is Not America (snippet), Pride
  8. Get Out Of Your Own Way
  9. American Soul
  10. City Of Blinding Lights
Encore
  1. One
  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. Songs Of Innocence had 3 songs
  5. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 2 songs
  6. Boy had 2 songs
  7. The Unforgettable Fire had 1 songs
  8. October had 1 songs
  9. War had 1 songs
  10. Rattle And Hum had 1 songs
  11. Pop had 1 songs
Comments: U2's stop in San Jose marks the first city this tour to get two shows. The band returns to the SAP Center, the same venue they played on the I+E tour almost three years ago to the date.As was the case in St. Louis, some sections on the upper level behind the stage are blocked off by curtains.

As part of its afternoon soundcheck, the band rehearses "Red Flag Day," which hasn't been played live yet -- and still doesn't get played tonight.

During "Beautiful Day," Bono namechecks Jerry Harrison, who played guitar and keyboards with Talking Heads. ("Jerry Harrison right in front of you!")

Soon after, U2 gives "Gloria" its tour debut. The song had been practiced during some of the pre-tour rehearsals, but had yet to be played. It's the sixth song of the night, the same spot occupied three nights ago in St. Louis by "New Year's Day" -- making it look like that's a spot where the band will rotate classic songs from its early career. It's the first performance of "Gloria" since the final days of the I+E tour -- November 27, 2015, in Dublin.

In the second half of the show, Bono continues to tweak his MacPhisto speech before "Acrobat." Tonight's includes references to the California highways, Silicon Valley/tech and even a Vladimir Putin reference -- "my own protege," MacPhisto calls him.

Bono also sneaks in a snippet of "Landlady" before "You're The Best Thing About Me." That's the first time "Landlady" has been performed live in any measure.

At the conclusion of the show, the Talking Heads song "This Must Be The Place" plays over the PA system, replacing the usual outro song, "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)."

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U2 - San Jose - May 7, 2018

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