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"In another time, another era, we would just be wandering minstrels in the village square with nothing." — Bono


U2 Tour: Early Irish shows


U2 performed 112 times during the Early Irish shows tour. Those performances included   unique songs and an overall total of 190 songs.


All concert dates, venues and setlists on atu2.com are confirmed and verified by using the most accurate sources available including firsthand attendance, audio and video recordings, and extensive archival research.

Special thanks go to Pimm Jal de la Parra, Caroline van Oosten de Boer and Matt McGee for the inspiration to take it further.

Date Location
Early Irish shows
Oct 01, 1976 Dublin, Ireland at Mount Temple Comprehensive School
Apr 11, 1977 Dublin, Ireland at St. Fintan's High School
Apr 12, 1977 Raheny, Ireland at All Saints' Church Raheny
Apr 13, 1977 Dublin, Ireland at Slack Alice's
Oct 01, 1977 Dublin, Ireland at Mount Temple Comprehensive School
Oct 07, 1977 Dublin, Ireland at Marine Hotel
Oct 15, 1977 Dublin, Ireland at Suttonians Rugby Football Club
Dec 01, 1977 Raheny, Ireland at Nucleus
Dec 17, 1977 Howth, Ireland at Howth Presbyterian Church
Jan 01, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at RTÉ Television Centre
Jan 02, 1978 Crofton, Ireland at Crofton Airport Hotel
Feb 10, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Mount Temple Comprehensive School
Mar 01, 1978 Howth, Ireland at Howth Community Centre
Mar 02, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at RTÉ Television Centre
Mar 04, 1978 Sutton, Ireland at Presbyterian Hall
Mar 08, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Celebrity Club
Mar 17, 1978 Limerick, Ireland at unknown
Mar 17, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Project Arts Centre
Mar 18, 1978 Limerick, Ireland at Stella Ballroom
Mar 20, 1978 Howth, Ireland at Howth Presbyterian Church Hall
Mar 22, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Celebrity Club
Apr 08, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Apr 11, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Apr 27, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
May 04, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
May 11, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
May 14, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Finglas West
May 18, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
May 25, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Project Arts Centre
Jun 01, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Mount Temple Comprehensive School
Jul 07, 1978 Cork, Ireland at Stardust Club
Jul 23, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jul 24, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jul 30, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jul 31, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Aug 01, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Liberty Hall
Aug 02, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Aug 05, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Phoenix Park
Aug 26, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Moran's Hotel
Sep 09, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Top Hat Ballroom
Sep 18, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Project Arts Centre
Sep 23, 1978 Cork, Ireland at Arcadia Ballroom
Sep 30, 1978 Cork, Ireland at Arcadia Ballroom
Oct 24, 1978 Bray, Ireland at Hollyrood Hotel
Oct 26, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College
Oct 26, 1978 Mullingar, Ireland at Bagnall's
Oct 27, 1978 Tralee, Ireland at Abbey Inn
Oct 28, 1978 Tralee, Ireland at Abbey Inn
Oct 29, 1978 Crofton, Ireland at Crofton Airport Hotel
Nov 02, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College
Nov 10, 1978 Howth, Ireland at Howth Community Centre
Nov 10, 1978 Belfield, Ireland at University College Dublin
Nov 17, 1978 Belfield, Ireland at University College Dublin
Nov 18, 1978 Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College
Nov 20, 1978 Ennis, Ireland at Greengrove
Dec 20, 1978 Artane, Ireland at Stardust Club
Dec 21, 1978 Artane, Ireland at Stardust Club
Jan 02, 1979 Crofton, Ireland at Crofton Airport Hotel
Jan 03, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jan 10, 1979 Crofton, Ireland at Crofton Airport Hotel
Jan 26, 1979 Howth, Ireland at Howth Community Centre
Jan 27, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jan 27, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College
Feb 01, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College
Feb 03, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Feb 10, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Feb 17, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Project Arts Centre
Mar 21, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dublin Institute of Technology
May 04, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
May 05, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Liberty Hall
May 12, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
May 15, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
May 19, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
May 24, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College
May 26, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
May 26, 1979 Cork, Ireland at Arcadia Ballroom
May 28, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at unknown
Jun 03, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jun 07, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jun 14, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jun 16, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jun 17, 1979 Crofton, Ireland at Crofton Airport Hotel
Jun 21, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jun 24, 1979 Crofton, Ireland at Crofton Airport Hotel
Jun 28, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jul 05, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jul 11, 1979 Howth, Ireland at Howth Community Centre
Jul 12, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at McGonagle's
Jul 27, 1979 Howth, Ireland at Howth Community Centre
Jul 28, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
Aug 09, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at unknown
Aug 10, 1979 Howth, Ireland at Howth Youth Club
Aug 11, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
Aug 21, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Baggot Inn
Aug 28, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Magnet Bar
Sep 01, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Project Arts Centre
Sep 02, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Project Arts Centre
Sep 08, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Project Arts Centre
Sep 09, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
Sep 15, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
Sep 17, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Baggot Inn
Sep 18, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Baggot Inn
Sep 22, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
Sep 24, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Baggot Inn
Sep 26, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Project Arts Centre
Oct 01, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Baggot Inn
Oct 02, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Baggot Inn
Oct 03, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at RTÉ Television Centre
Oct 22, 1979 Cork, Ireland at Cork Opera House
Nov 03, 1979 Cork, Ireland at Downtown Kampus
Nov 14, 1979 Galway, Ireland at Claddagh Hall
Nov 17, 1979 Dublin, Ireland at Dandelion Market
Early Irish shows
Snippet Count
Black Dog1
Brown Sugar1
Twilight1