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"Flood is a fan of my guitar playing; he thinks I'm the only punk in the band, because I don't want to know everything about the instrument that I'm playing."

-- Bono

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U2 Concert: Jul 02, 2015 at Chicago , IL

Tour: Innocence + Experience Tour 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: United Center 
Location: ChicagoIL  United States 

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Attendance: 19,014  (Capacity: 19,014)


Main Set
  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Gloria, Gloria (Van Morrison) (snippet)
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet), Vertigo, God Save The Queen (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday, When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  9. Raised By Wolves
  10. Until The End Of The World, Love And Peace Or Else (snippet)
Second Set
  1. Invisible (video)
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways, Young Americans (snippet)
  4. California (There Is No End To Love)
  5. Ordinary Love
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bullet The Blue Sky (video)
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet), Pride
  9. Beautiful Day, My Kind Of Town (snippet)
  10. Bad, Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  11. With Or Without You
  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet), Where The Streets Have No Name, California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. 40, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding (snippet)
Releases Represented:
  1. Songs Of Innocence had 7 songs
  2. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  3. Achtung Baby had 3 songs
  4. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 2 songs
  5. The Unforgettable Fire had 2 songs
  6. War had 2 songs
  7. Non-Album Singles had 2 songs
  8. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 1 songs
  9. Boy had 1 songs
  10. October had 1 songs
Comments: U2's last of five shows in Chicago includes just the second performance of "Gloria" of this tour, and the second in the past three shows. Larry loses a drumstick about halfway through the song, but luckily it lands in his lap and he's able to continue ... pardon the pun ... while barely missing a beat. (See the 1:50 mark of our video.)

Kaylin, a young fan from Mississippi is brought on stage during "Mysterious Ways" and stays to do the Meerkat video during "California." Speaking of which, it's only the third full performance of "California" of the tour, and the first since May 26th.

The crowd, which seemed a bit mellow to this observer for much of the show, completely lets loose for "Pride" and pretty much erupts when "Bad" begins. Before "Streets," Bono praises chef Mario Batali for his work with (RED) -- Batali is at the show and watching from the Red Zone at this point with ex-R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills.

Prior to "40," a fan tosses Bono a Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks jersey, prompting Bono to quote a Bruce Springsteen song when he jokes, "Adam raised a Cain!" The show closes with "40," its first performance since Montreal on June 17th. Bono dedicates the song to Jerry Garcia -- the Grateful Dead's remaining original members are about to play their final three shows together in the city to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.

U2's families are at the show, and several watch from inside the Red Zone.

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