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"The emotions that are on this record are very abstract, out of focus, fragmented, its words are gray. But that is exactly what it should be." — Bono, on War


U2 Concert: Jul 02, 2015 at Chicago , IL



Tour: Innocence + Experience Tour 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: United Center 
Location: ChicagoIL  United States 

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Attendance: 19,014  (Capacity: 19,014)



Releases Represented:

  1. Songs Of Innocence had 7 songs
  2. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  3. Achtung Baby had 3 songs
  4. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 2 songs
  5. The Unforgettable Fire had 2 songs
  6. War had 2 songs
  7. Non-Album Singles had 2 songs
  8. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 1 songs
  9. Boy had 1 songs
  10. October had 1 songs

Comments: U2's last of five shows in Chicago includes just the second performance of "Gloria" of this tour, and the second in the past three shows. Larry loses a drumstick about halfway through the song, but luckily it lands in his lap and he's able to continue ... pardon the pun ... while barely missing a beat. (See the 1:50 mark of our video.)

Kaylin, a young fan from Mississippi is brought on stage during "Mysterious Ways" and stays to do the Meerkat video during "California." Speaking of which, it's only the third full performance of "California" of the tour, and the first since May 26th.

The crowd, which seemed a bit mellow to this observer for much of the show, completely lets loose for "Pride" and pretty much erupts when "Bad" begins. Before "Streets," Bono praises chef Mario Batali for his work with (RED) -- Batali is at the show and watching from the Red Zone at this point with ex-R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills.

Prior to "40," a fan tosses Bono a Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks jersey, prompting Bono to quote a Bruce Springsteen song when he jokes, "Adam raised a Cain!" The show closes with "40," its first performance since Montreal on June 17th. Bono dedicates the song to Jerry Garcia -- the Grateful Dead's remaining original members are about to play their final three shows together in the city to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary.

U2's families are at the show, and several watch from inside the Red Zone.

ATU2's Chicago 5 slideshow:

U2 - Chicago 5, July 2, 2015

61 Photos:

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We have 7 reviews and 61 photos from this show.

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  1. Fan Review by roachcraft
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  3. Fan Review by Elvis312 Camera
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  5. Fan Review by Schaefman
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  7. Fan Review by Austin