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The Edge and Bono, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

The Edge and Bono, U2 perform at Etihad Stadium. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

U2 Play First Australian Show With A Nod To Michael Hutchence and Midnight Oil

by Paul Cashmere on November 13, 2019

in News

U2 played in Brisbane Tuesday 12 November, their first Australian show in nine years, and Michael Hutchence was remembered.

U2 played a piece of the INXS classic ‘Devil Inside’ inside ‘Vertigo’ and paid homage to Midnight Oil with a ‘Beds Are Burning’ reference during ‘Bad’.

U2 setlist, 10 November 2019, Auckland, New Zealand

Sunday Bloody Sunday (from War, 1983)
New Year’s Day (from War, 1983)
Bad (from The Unforgettable Fire, 1984)
Pride (In the Name of Love) (from The Unforgettable Fire, 1984)

Where the Streets Have No Name (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
With or Without You (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
Bullet the Blue Sky (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
Running To Stand Still (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
Red Hill Mining Town (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
In God’s Country (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
Trip Through Your Wires (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
One Tree Hill (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
Exit (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
Mothers Of The Disappeared (The Joshua Tree, 1987)
Angel of Harlem (from Rattle and Hum, 1988)

Encore:
Elevation (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind, 2000)
Vertigo (from How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, 2004)
Even Better Than The Real Thing (from Achtung Baby, 1991)
Every Breaking Wave (from Songs of Innocence, 2014)
Beautiful Day (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind, 2000)
Ultraviolet (Light My Way) (from Achtung Baby, 1991)
Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way (from Songs of Experience, 2017)
One (from Achtung Baby, 1991)

Remaining U2 2019 dates

Australia
15 November, Melbourne, Marvel Stadium
19 November, Adelaide, Adelaide Oval
22 and 23 November, Sydney, Sydney Cricket Ground
27 November, Perth, Optus Stadium

Asia
30 November, Singapore, National Stadium
4 and 5 December, Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena
8 December, Seoul, Gockeok Sky Dome
11 December, Manila, Philippine Arena
15 December, Mumbai, DY Patil Stadium

U2 flying into Brisbane airport.

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