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"One of the things I love about music is that it is still magic. And part of that magic is its ability to turn into something else in a given moment." — Bono

U2 Concert: Jun 15, 1986 at East Rutherford , NJ

Tour: A Conspiracy Of Hope  
Venue: Giants Stadium 
Location: East RutherfordNJ  United States 

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Attendance: 50,207  (Capacity: 50,207)


Main Set

  1. MLK
  2. Pride (video)
  3. Bad
  4. Sunday Bloody Sunday (video)
  5. Maggie's Farm, Cold Turkey (snippet)
  6. Help!
  7. Sun City with Nona Hendryx, Little Steven, Rubén Blades & Lou Reed


  1. Invisible Sun The Police with Bono (video)
  2. I Shall Be Released All-Star finale (video)

Releases Represented:

  1. Cover Songs had 4 songs
  2. The Unforgettable Fire had 3 songs
  3. War had 1 songs
  4. Solo Material had 1 songs


Comments: U2 headline the first 3 shows of the, A Conspiracy Of Hope tour in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver. The reunited Police headline the last 3 shows of the tour in Atlanta, Chicago and East Rutherford.

The final show in East Rutherford is broadcast on TV and many artists are added to the bill. The lineup for the East Rutherford show is John Eddie, Third World, Hooters, Peter, Paul & Mary, Little Steven, Stanley Jordan, Joan Armatrading, Jackson Browne, Rubén Blades, Yoko Ono, Howard Jones, Mile Davis, The Neville Brothers, Joan Baez, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel, Bryan Adams, Joni Mitchell, U2 and The Police.

Bono joins The Police for "Invisible Sun" before the all-star finale.

"Help!" and "Maggie's Farm are later featured in the September 1987 Trip Through Your Wires radio call-in show.

U2's complete performance from this date is later released as part of Released: The Human Rights Concerts in 2013.

Tags: Radio, Released, TV

We have 5 reviews and 0 photos from this show.

Fan Reviews Media Reviews
  1. Fan Review by kelly
  2. Fan Review by David
  1. Media Review by New York Times (Jon Pareles 06/16/1986): AMNESTY CONCERT IN JERSEY
  2. Media Review by Washington Post (Richard Harrington 06/16/1986): Pop, Politics & a Day In the Sun Raising Voices for Amnesty
  3. Media Review by Bergen Record (Barbara Jaeger 06/16/1986): A SOUL-STIRRING CALL FOR AMNESTY