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Setlist Recap: Melbourne, Australia, November 15, 2019

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Last night, U2 played their 20th ever concert in the city of Melbourne and the tour saw its first set list change as “I Will Follow” was added to the first portion of the show.

Bono mentioned the fires currently ravaging New South Wales during “Bad.” He was in a talkative mood throughout the show. “Social movements are what change history,” he said before “Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way.” “When people get together to agree on something, that's when the world changes.” 

It started to rain at the beginning of the Joshua Tree set, which prompted several rain related snippets including the first ever snippet of “Here Comes the Rain Again.” It wasn’t until the beginning of “Red Hill Mining Town” that the Marvel Stadium roof closed

Bono continued, as with previous shows this tour, to ask Larry and Edge about the their Drifting Cowboys experiences before "Trip Through Your Wires." Larry again demonstrated a version of the foxtrot on his drumkit. This time, Bono shared that he and Adam auditioned for the band, but didn’t make the cut. 

Otherwise, the setlist was typical for the tour. The only other change was that “Every Breaking Wave” featured a longer instrumental intro by The Edge.

Setlist, via our Tours page:

Main Set

  1. Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Magnificent Seven (snippet)

  2. I Will Follow

  3. New Year's Day

  4. Bad, Into My Arms (snippet)

  5. Pride

  6. Where The Streets Have No Name, California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)

  7. Here Comes The Rain Again (snippet), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

  8. Singin' In The Rain (snippet), With Or Without You

  9. Bullet The Blue Sky, The Star-Spangled Banner (snippet), America (Stephen Sondheim) (snippet)

  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

  17. Angel Of Harlem

 

Encore

  1. Elevation

  2. Vertigo, Devil Inside (snippet)

  3. Even Better Than The Real Thing

  4. Every Breaking Wave

  5. Beautiful Day

  6. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)

  7. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way

  8. One

 

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