Joshua Tree' Tour Vancouver

Opening Night, Vancouver, BC Place Photo credit: Danny North

Opening Night, Vancouver, BC Place
Photo credit: Danny North

Opening Night

Vancouver:  What's better than the release of a new album?  Ask many U2 fans, and they will tell you watching their heroes perform the anthem of their youth.  The Joshua Tree Tour kicked off in Vancouver.  As reported earlier U2 has been rehearsing in Vancouver for a couple of weeks. Bono said " The City of Love" the band has enjoyed their time in Vancouver.  Leaks of the possible setlist and a pair of ear plugs for the hotel guests next door to the venue considered as standards. Our photography team all in place to capture the show.

Seems only fitting that Larry would kick off the show, walking alone playing his drum to the opening of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" which to form matched the setlist we got earlier in the evening.  Adam, Bono and The Edge joined Larry as the audience reached their fists in the air in support. The setlist was designed to take you on a journey; experience back and forth in time. Where would a U2 show be without at least one political comment? The backdrop video screen projected images during the show where "Trump, you're a liar blared from one of the characters before leading into Joshua Tree.

During "Ultra Violet" (Light My way) Bono dedicated the song to "Great women we know" and to the ones we don't know and on the screen images of Joni Mitchell and K.D.lang flashed across the screen ( both women Canadians)

Fans did get their wish for a new song. Closing the evening with "Little Things That Give You Away." was premiered.

The magic can not be put in a bottle. You can only experience it live. Fans a suggestion put your phone away and live in the moment just as you did 30 years ago.

Set List

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  2. New Year's Day
  3. A Sort Of Homecoming
  4. MLK
  5. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  6. Where The Streets Have No Name
  7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  8. With Or Without You
  9. Bullet The Blue Sky
  10. Running To Stand Still
  11. Red Hill Mining Town
  12. In God's Country
  13. Trip Through Your Wires
  14. One Tree Hill
  15. Exit / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet)
  16. Mothers Of The Disappeared / El Pueblo Vencera (snippet)

Encore(s):

  1. Beautiful Day
  2. Elevation
  3. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  4. One
  5. Miss Sarajevo
  6. The Little Things That Give You Away

*Snippets provided by U2GIGS.com

Snippet of "The Little Things That Give You Away

The night gave you song
A light had been turned on
You walked out in the world
Like you belong there

As easy as a breeze
Each heart was yours to please
Is it only me who sees
There’s something wrong there