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U2 2017 Set List Tracker: ‘The Joshua Tree’ Tour

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This summer, U2 are honoring the 30th anniversary of their 1987 blockbuster The Joshua Tree with a world tour where they’re performing the album in its entirety. We’ve created this page to track how their set lists evolve from night-to-night.

We’ll be updating this page with each change to note which older songs they’ve chosen to bring out, and how much of the forthcoming Songs of Experience they’re previewing. The first night, at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, closed with the world premiere of “The Little Things That You Give Away.” And we’ll include videos under each set list so you can see and hear the results. Check it all out below.


July 1: Cleveland, OH

FirstEnergy Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo” / “Mysterious Ways” / “Happy Birthday” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One”

U2’s set in Cleveland was the same as their second night in New Jersey with one exception: They sang “Happy Birthday” to Bex, a member of their crew.

 

June 29: E. Rutherford, NJ

MetLife Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo” / “Mysterious Ways” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One”

“Mysterious Ways” was performed for only the second time on this tour.

 

June 28: E. Rutherford, NJ

MetLife Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “The Little Things That Give You Away“

The first night of U2’s stand at MetLife Stadium was the same set they played three nights earlier in Foxborough, Mass.

 

June 25: Foxborough, MA

Gilette Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “The Little Things That Give You Away

In Foxborough, Mass., U2 closed with their new song, “The Little Things That Give You Away” for the first time since June 7 in Pittsburgh.

 

U2 Pays Tribute to Leonard Cohen

 

 

While performing “Bad” in Toronto, U2 honored one of that city’s most famous musical sons, Leonard Cohen, who passed away last year. Bono introduced the song by saying, “Tonight we hold onto some things, as you let go of others. I’m not quite sure how to let it go, but I know tonight I’m holding onto the music of Leonard Cohen, thinking about it today. It’s been on my mind. He’s an addiction I’m not ready to give up, so I’m going to sing this one to Leonard Cohen.”

During the breakdown, he added, ”Just think. Think of Leonard. He called us friends. Really, we were just fans. That was okay by me. A fan of Leonard Cohen. Stay with me. That’s beautiful. Stars coming out for Leonard. Different part of the country, but you know he loved this city. Stay with me now. I want to try something.”

He then sang “Suzanne” as the audience held up their phones, and referenced another Cohen song by saying “Hallelujah.” NME said that Bono later told the story of when he spoke to Cohen on his 80th birthday. “I asked him, ‘Leonard, what do you want to do on your 80th? Have you made any plans?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I want to smoke a cigarette.’ [I said] ‘But you’d given up cigarettes for 27 years,’ [and he said] ‘I’m just going to have one.’ We could all be so lucky to live a life like that.”

 

June 23: Toronto, Ont.

Rogers Centre

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “I Will Follow

“I Will Follow” resurfaced as the closing number for the first time since June 3. But they didn’t jettison “Vertigo.” Instead, they moved it to the middle of the encore.

 

June 20: Landover, MD

FedEx Field

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Vertigo”

After a night off, “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” was back in the set for their concert at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., just outside Washington, D.C.

 

June 18: Philadelphia, PA

Lincoln Financial Field

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Mysterious Ways” / “One” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo”

The Achtung Baby deep cut “Ultraviolet” was replaced with one of U2’s better-known ’90s-era songs, the Top 10 hit “Mysterious Ways.”

 

June 16: Louisville, KY

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo”

U2 played the same setlist as the previous two dates.

 

June 14: Tampa, FL

Raymond James Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo”

For only the second time on this tour, U2 played the same set as the previous concert.

 

June 11: Miami, FL

Hard Rock Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo”

U2 were back to a full-length show after Bonnaroo, which meant that “Bad” and “Miss Sarajevo” returned to the set list. After getting a debut on Friday, “Vertigo” served as the closer.

 

U2 Sings “Under the Bridge” During “Beautiful Day”

 

 

Bono’s habit of throwing in bits of other people’s songs during his own reached peak early-’90s California at Bonnaroo. During the bridge of “Beautiful Day,” he added the chorus from the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ “Under the Bridge.”

 

June 9: Manchester, TN

Great Stage Park

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Vertigo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One”

Probably because of the festival setting, U2’s performance at Bonnaroo was a few songs shorter than usual. “Bad” was cut from the opening, as was the typical closer of either “I WIll Follow” or “The Little Things That Give You Away.” But the biggest change was in the encore, where “Miss Sarajevo” was axed in favor of “Vertigo,” which made its tour debut.

 

June 7: Pittsburgh, PA

Heinz Field

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Happy Birthday” / “The Little Things That You Give Away”

“After being given a night off in Chicago, “Bad” returned. As did “Happy Birthday,” which was sung to the person who built their stage.

 

June 4: Chicago, IL

Soldier Field

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “A Sort of Homecoming” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “One” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Three Little Birds” / “The Little Things That You Give Away

For their second night in Chicago, “A Sort of Homecoming” was played for the first time since May 20, and “Bad” was left off the set list. Once again, they switched around the order of the encores, and sang a bit of Bob Marley’s “Three Little Birds” before closing with “The Little Things That You Give Away”

 

June 3: Chicago, IL

Soldier Field

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Happy Birthday” / “I Will Follow“

U2 went back to coming out of the Joshua Tree segment with “Beautiful Day” and “Elevation.” Prior to closing with “I Will Follow,” they sang “Happy Birthday” to the founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell, who was in attendance.

 

May 26: Arlington, TX

AT&T Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “I Will Follow

In Dallas, “Bad” returned to early portion of the show, but the encores again contained a minor change. “Beautiful Day” and “Elevation” have been moved to the second encore, with “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” and “One” moving to the first. With “I Will Follow” as the closer, this made for a more up-tempo way to end the concert than previous nights.

 

May 24: Houston, TX

NRG Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still”  / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” (dedicated to Chris Cornell) / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Bad” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “The Little Things That Give You Away”

For the first time on the tour, U2 played the exact same set as the previous concert.

 

May 21: Pasadena, CA

Rose Bowl

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still”  / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” (dedicated to Chris Cornell) / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Bad” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “The Little Things That Give You Away

U2 continue to make minor tweaks to the set list. For their second show at the Rose Bowl, they went into the Joshua Tree performance after only three songs, removing “A Sort of Homecoming” entirely. The band dedicated another number to Chris Cornell, “One Tree Hill.” They also changed up the order of the encores and brought back the new song “The Little Things That Give You Away” as the closing number.

 

May 20: Pasadena, CA

Rose Bowl

 

 

“Black Hole Sun” (by Soundgarden, on the P.A. prior to U2’s performance) “Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “A Sort of Homecoming” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” (dedicated to Chris Cornell) / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “Bad” / “I Will Follow”

U2 paid tribute to Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell in two ways at their first concert following his death – first by playing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” prior to their show, and then by dedicating an especially heartfelt reading of “Running to Stand Still” to his memory. The band also moved up the Joshua Tree portion of the show, moving “Bad” to the encore.

 

May 17: Santa Clara, CA

Levi’s Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “A Sort of Homecoming” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “The Little Things That You Give Away”

After making its debut in the previous show, U2 removed “I Will Follow” as the closing song. However, they kept “Bad” in the fourth slot.

 

May 14: Seattle, WA

CenturyLink Field

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “A Sort of Homecoming” / “Bad” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “The Little Things That You Give Away” / “I Will Follow

For the second night of the tour, they replaced “MLK” with “Bad” and added “I Will Follow” as the closing song. For “Mothers of the Disappeared,” the last song of the Joshua Tree portion, they were joined by Mumford and Sons, who are the tour’s opening act, and Eddie Vedder.

 

May 12: Vancouver, BC

BC Place Stadium

 

 

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” / “New Year’s Day” / “A Sort of Homecoming” / “MLK” / “Pride (In the Name of Love)” / “Where the Streets Have No Name” / “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” / “With or Without You” / “Bullet the Blue Sky” / “Running to Stand Still” / “Red Hill Mining Town” / “In God’s Country” / “Trip Through Your Wires” / “One Tree Hill” / “Exit” / “Mothers of the Disappeared” / “Beautiful Day” / “Elevation” / “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” / “One” / “Miss Sarajevo” / “The Little Things That You Give Away”

Before going into the album, U2 opened with five songs, including three of their biggest hits from the pre-Joshua Tree days. Afterwards, they closed out the main set with two cuts from All That You Can’t Leave Behind and two from Achtung Baby. The encore consisted of “Miss Sarajevo” from their Passengers side project and the debut of “The Little Things That You Give Away.”

 

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