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Yesterday in 1978
Belfield Campus, University College Dublin, Dublin
1979
Dandelion Market, Dublin
1981
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1987
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1989
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2002
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2006
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2014
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1980
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1981
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1987
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1987
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1989
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2001
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2004
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2005
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2006
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2009
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2014
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2015
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Tomorrow in 1980
Polytechnic, Wolverhampton
1989
Entertainment Centre, Sydney
2001
Staples Center, Los Angeles
2005
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2006
Telstra Dome, Melbourne
2014
NBC Studios, New York
2015
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2018
El Capitan Theatre, Hollywood
2019
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U2 - The Joshua Tree 3rd leg: North America

1987-09-11: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale - New York

( other U2 shows at this location )

<<< 1987-09-10 - Uniondale | 1987-09-12 - Philadelphia >>>


Review

2009-09-21 - A powerful evening to launch the tour submitted by Claude Flowers

The second night of the fall Joshua Tree tour in the U.S., this gig was covered on an American morning news program (an interview and footage of "Party Girl" are in circulation among fans). "One Tree Hill was especially moving, with Bono mouthing the lyrics to himself prior to singing the "I don't believe" verse -- he seemed to be reciting them in order to remember them better.

The Jimi Hendrix recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" made for a dramatic intro for "Bullet," and dark moments kept appearing throughout the set, with the section from "MLK" through "Silver & Gold" being especially intense. There was a seriousness to this show that proved the band had not been softened by the success of its music earlier in the year. If anything, they had become a more ferocious live act with something to prove.

"Helter Skelter" was unfamiliar to many younger fans who weren't versed in The Beatles' work, although the song itself never really received airplay back at this time. It was, as Bono would say in "Rattle & Hum," so closely linked in the public's mind to the murder of Sharon Tate that it was essentially blacklisted.

"Party Girl" offered a lighthearted emotional release, with Bono and the little kid he plucked from the crowd as a singing partner giving everyone a chance to smile after going through such an intense set list.

An emotionally exhausting but memorable evening.

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