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"Music expresses the inexpressible. All our songs are about that, about inarticulation."

-- Bono

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U2 Concert: Jun 28, 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)

Setlist:

Main Set
  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Gloria (video), Gloria (Van Morrison) (snippet)
  3. Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow (video)
  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 (video), She's A Rainbow (snippet)
Second Set
  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways, Young Americans (snippet)
  4. Desire (video), La Bamba (snippet), Julia (snippet)
  5. Lucifer's Hands (video)
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bullet The Blue Sky, 19 (snippet)
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet), Pride (video)
  9. Beautiful Day, Two Hearts Beat As One (snippet)
  10. All I Want Is You (video)
  11. With Or Without You, Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)
Encore
  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet), Where The Streets Have No Name (video), California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. One, Invisible (snippet)
Releases Represented:
  1. Songs Of Innocence had 7 songs
  2. Achtung Baby had 4 songs
  3. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  4. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 2 songs
  5. Rattle And Hum had 2 songs
  6. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 1 songs
  7. The Unforgettable Fire had 1 songs
  8. Boy had 1 songs
  9. October had 1 songs
  10. War had 1 songs
  11. Non-Album Singles had 1 songs
Comments: Buzz for U2's third Chicago show goes into overdrive in the afternoon when fans outside the United Center hear the band soundchecking a few rarities: "Gloria" and "Two Hearts Beat As One," which haven't been played in full in nearly 10 and 26 years, respectively. The band also soundchecked "Lucifer's Hands" and Edge continued to work on "Crystal Ballroom," though it wasn't rehearsed by the full band today.

"Gloria" made it into the show tonight, taking over the second spot in the set. It's the first song from October to be played this tour and the first time "Gloria" was played in full since St. Louis, December 14, 2005. Bono does the traditional band introductions in the middle, and ends the song by saying, "Something special for Chicago." Bono brings a fan named Julia on stage during "Mysterious Ways," and she stays to do the Meerkat video during the next song, "Desire." But she wasn't alone: Bono also brings up a blind guitarist named Sean, who's left-handed, so he has to turn Edge's acoustic guitar upside down to play. A fan named Kevin also comes on stage to sing part of the song and, when Bono asks his name afterward, Kevin says loudly, "Don't stop making music!" -- much to the delight of the crowd. "Every Breaking Wave" is dedicated to Ali Hewson, whom Bono says it at the show. He also tells the crowd that his, Larry's and Edge's sons are all at the show.

Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing gays to marry comes up throughout the show. Bono wears a rainbow flag given to him by a fan during "Pride" and shouts, "Gay pride in the name of love!" And during "Beautiful Day," he sings, "See the world in green and blue / A rainbow of colors right in front of you." He also uses "Pride" to encourage the audience to "send the spirit of Dr. King to Charleston. Send your love! Send your prayers!"

The marriage theme continues with "All I Want Is You," which Bono introduces by saying, "Here's another one we don't play very much. You can tell the missus is in the house!" During the song, he tells the audience that he's thinking about Johnny and June Carter Cash, and that their son, John, is at the show.

"One" is dedicated to the people who marched in Chicago's Pride parade earlier in the day.

Other notes: After being soundchecked, "Lucifer's Hands" makes it into the show -- only its second performance ever. "Two Hearts Beat As One" didn't get played in full, but Bono did sing a snippet of it during the outro of "Beautiful Day."

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