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"He had a beautiful tenor: sweet and tremulous. The thing I really regret is not recording it." — Bono, on his father

U2 Concert: Apr 25, 1997 at Las Vegas , NV

Tour: PopMart 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: Sam Boyd Stadium 
Location: Las VegasNV  United States 

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Attendance: 36,742

Opening Act(s):

Releases Represented:

  1. Pop had 10 songs
  2. The Joshua Tree had 4 songs
  3. Achtung Baby had 4 songs
  4. The Unforgettable Fire had 1 songs
  5. Boy had 1 songs
  6. Cover Songs had 1 songs
  7. Non-Album Singles had 1 songs


Comments: Opening night of the Popmart tour is a rough affair. The band soldier through numerous missteps. After a failed attempt at "Staring At The Sun," they stop the song and begin again. During "Please," Larry plays the main drum line from "Sunday Bloody Sunday."

6 Photos:


We have 23 reviews and 6 photos from this show.

Fan Reviews Media Reviews
  1. Fan Review by Matt McGee Camera
  2. Fan Review by Edward Isaacs Camera
  3. Fan Review by Ryan Strassburg
  4. Fan Review by Dave De Waard
  5. Fan Review by Michael Kurman
  6. Fan Review by Enrique Villareal
  7. Fan Review by Marcio Aurelio
  8. Fan Review by Blake Wollman
  9. Fan Review by Jared Block
  10. Fan Review by Gustavo Schurman
  11. Fan Review by Morgan Brown
  12. Fan Review by Michael Cummins
  13. Fan Review by colum
  1. Media Review by Newark Star-Ledger (Claudia Perry 04/28/1997): All the world''s a global market as U2 launches tour
  2. Media Review by Sacramento Bee (J. Freedom du Lac 04/28/1997): PopMart Culture
  3. Media Review by Los Angeles Times (Robert Hilburn 04/28/1997): U2''s world tour gets off to a bold start
  4. Media Review by Rolling Stone (Rob Hill 04/28/1997): U2, Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev., April 25, 1997
  5. Media Review by Jam! Showbiz Online (John Sakamoto 04/28/1997): PopMart tour kicks off with a thud
  6. Media Review by Addicted to Noise (Gil Kauffman 04/28/1997): Pop Muziq
  7. Media Review by New York Times (Jon Pareles 04/28/1997): U2''s Popmart: Sincerity Masked by Artifice
  8. Media Review by Chicago Tribune (Greg Kot 04/28/1997): U2 SURPRISINGLY TRADITIONAL IN POPMART DEBUT
  9. Media Review by Dallas Morning News (Thor Christensen 04/29/1997): Major glitches pop up during U2''s opening
  10. Media Review by Spin (Jesse Berrett 04/30/1997): Spin reviews U2 in Las Vegas