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"If we stay in small clubs, we'll develop small minds, and then we'll start making small music."

-- Bono

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U2 Concert: Jun 03, 2017 at Chicago , IL

Tour: Joshua Tree 2017 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: Soldier Field 
Location: ChicagoIL  United States 

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Attendance: 52,539  (Capacity: 52,539)

Opening Acts(s):


Main Set
  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Magnificent Seven (snippet)
  2. New Year's Day
  3. Bad, America (Simon and Garfunkel) (snippet)
  4. Pride
  5. Where The Streets Have No Name (video)
  6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  7. With Or Without You, Breathe (snippet)
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky, Black Dog (snippet), America (Stephen Sondheim) (snippet)
  9. Running To Stand Still (video)
  10. Red Hill Mining Town
  11. In God's Country
  12. Trip Through Your Wires
  13. One Tree Hill (video)
  14. Exit, Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe (snippet)
  15. Mothers Of The Disappeared
  1. Beautiful Day, My Kind Of Town (snippet)
  2. Elevation
  3. Miss Sarajevo
  4. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  5. One with Hear Us Coming, Lord
  6. Happy Birthday
  7. I Will Follow
Releases Represented:
  1. The Joshua Tree had 11 songs
  2. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 2 songs
  3. The Unforgettable Fire had 2 songs
  4. War had 2 songs
  5. Achtung Baby had 2 songs
  6. Boy had 1 songs
  7. Original Soundtracks 1 had 1 songs
  8. Cover Songs had 1 songs
Comments: U2 returns to the stage after a full week off and plays the first of two shows in Chicago. The show begins just a few hours after a pair of terrorist attacks in London. Bono references it early in the show -- along with the recent terror attack in Manchester -- singing during "Sunday Bloody Sunday": "For Manchester, for London, for the streets of Chicago ... no more! No war!"

The set is similar to ones that U2 performed on the first week of the tour, but "Miss Sarajevo" continues to get moved around. Tonight, it's played (for the first time) as the third song of the encore.

Bono thanks the U2 crew and many friends after "One," and mentions that Island Records founder Chris Blackwell is at the show. Since Blackwell has a birthday coming up (he'll turn 80 on June 22), Bono leads the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" for him, and then dedicates "I Will Follow" to him, too.

Other celebrities at the show tonight include Colin Farrell, Jon Bon Jovi and Mario Batali.

ATU2's Chicago 1 photo slideshow:

U2 - Chicago, June 3, 2017

Tags: Hear us coming, Lord

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