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"[We] called ourselves the Hype because of the lack of it." — Bono, on one of the band's early names


U2 Tour: October


U2 performed 103 times during the October tour. Those performances included   unique songs and an overall total of 999 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.

A show scheduled for March 7th 1982 at Jacksonville University in Florida is cancelled.

Date Location
October - 1st Leg (Europe)
Oct 01, 1981 Norwich, England at University of East Anglia
Oct 02, 1981 Nottingham, England at Rock City
Oct 03, 1981 Salford, England at University
Oct 04, 1981 Glasgow, Scotland at Tiffany's
Oct 06, 1981 Coventry, England at Warwick University
Oct 07, 1981 Leicester, England at Polytechnic
Oct 08, 1981 Sheffield, England at Lyceum Theatre
Oct 09, 1981 Newcastle Upon Tyne, England at Mayfair Ballroom
Oct 10, 1981 Liverpool, England at Royal Court Theater
Oct 12, 1981 Brighton, England at Top Rank Suite
Oct 13, 1981 Portsmouth, England at Locarno
Oct 14, 1981 London, England at BBC Broadcasting House - Radio 1 Studios
Oct 14, 1981 Cardiff, Wales at Top Rank Suite
Oct 16, 1981 Stoke-on-Trent, England at King's Hall
Oct 17, 1981 Bracknell, England at Sports Centre
Oct 18, 1981 Bristol, England at Locarno
Oct 19, 1981 Birmingham, England at Locarno
Oct 20, 1981 Leeds, England at Tiffany's
Oct 21, 1981 Hempstead, England at Dacorum Pavilion
Oct 23, 1981 Brussels, Belgium at Ancienne Belgique
Oct 24, 1981 Deinze, Belgium at Brielpoort
Oct 25, 1981 Herenthout, Belgium at Zaal Lux
Oct 26, 1981 Paris, France at Elysee Montmartre
Oct 28, 1981 Leiden, Netherlands at Stadsgehoorzaal
Oct 29, 1981 Tilburg, Netherlands at De Harmonie
Oct 30, 1981 Amsterdam, Netherlands at Paradiso
Oct 31, 1981 Arnhem, Netherlands at Stokvishal
Nov 01, 1981 Rotterdam, Netherlands at De Lantaarn
Nov 03, 1981 Hamburg, Germany at Fabrik
Nov 04, 1981 Berlin, Germany at Metropol
October - 1st Leg (Europe)
October - 2nd Leg (North America)
Nov 13, 1981 Albany, New York at J.B. Scott's
Nov 14, 1981 Boston, Massachusetts at Orpheum Theatre
Nov 15, 1981 New Haven, Connecticut at Toad's Place
Nov 17, 1981 Providence, Rhode Island at Center Stage Concert Hall & Lounge
Nov 18, 1981 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Ripley's Music Hall
Nov 20, 1981 New York, New York at Ritz
Nov 21, 1981 New York, New York at Ritz
Nov 22, 1981 New York, New York at Ritz
Nov 24, 1981 Passaic, New Jersey at Hitsville North
Nov 25, 1981 Asbury Park, New Jersey at Hitsville South Nightclub
Nov 28, 1981 Los Angeles, California at Hollywood Palladium
Nov 29, 1981 San Francisco, California at Warfield Theater
Dec 01, 1981 Atlanta, Georgia at Agora Ballroom
Dec 02, 1981 Nashville, Tennessee at Underwood Auditorium
Dec 04, 1981 Detroit, Michigan at Royal Oak Music Theater
Dec 05, 1981 Grand Rapids, Michigan at Fountain Street Church
Dec 06, 1981 Chicago, Illinois at Park West
Dec 07, 1981 East Lansing, Michigan at Dooley's
Dec 08, 1981 Cleveland, Ohio at Agora
Dec 08, 1981 Cleveland, Ohio at Agora
Dec 10, 1981 Buffalo, New York at Uncle Sam's
Dec 11, 1981 Washington, DC, District of Columbia at Ontario Theater
Dec 12, 1981 Hartford, Connecticut at Stage West
Dec 13, 1981 Lido Beach, New York at Malibu Nightclub
October - 2nd Leg (North America)
October - 3rd Leg (Europe)
Dec 20, 1981 London, England at Lyceum Ballroom
Dec 21, 1981 London, England at Lyceum Ballroom
Jan 23, 1982 Galway, Ireland at Leisureland
Jan 24, 1982 Cork, Ireland at City Hall
Jan 26, 1982 Dublin, Ireland at Royal Dublin Society Hall
October - 3rd Leg (Europe)
October - 4th Leg (North America)
Feb 11, 1982 New Orleans, Louisiana at SS President Riverboat
Feb 13, 1982 Austin, Texas at Austin Opera House
Feb 14, 1982 San Antonio, Texas at Cardi's
Feb 15, 1982 Houston, Texas at Cardi's
Feb 16, 1982 Dallas, Texas at Cardi's
Feb 17, 1982 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Jammys
Feb 19, 1982 St. Louis, Missouri at Night Moves
Feb 21, 1982 Minneapolis, Minnesota at First Avenue
Feb 22, 1982 Madison, Wisconsin at Headliners
Feb 23, 1982 Champaign, Illinois at Foellinger Auditorium
Feb 25, 1982 Kansas City, MO, Missouri at Uptown Theater
Feb 27, 1982 Denver, Colorado at Rainbow Music Hall
Feb 28, 1982 Fort Collins, Colorado at Fort Collins Lincoln Center
Mar 03, 1982 Fort Myers, Florida at Lee County Arena
Mar 04, 1982 West Palm Beach, Florida at West Palm Beach Auditorium
Mar 05, 1982 Tampa, Florida at Curtis Hixon Convention Hall
Mar 06, 1982 Tallahassee, Florida at Leon County Civic Center
Mar 10, 1982 Knoxville, Tennessee at University Of Tennessee
Mar 11, 1982 Atlanta, Georgia at Atlanta Civic Center
Mar 12, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee at Ellis Auditorium - North Hall
Mar 12, 1982 Memphis, Tennessee at Miller's Cave
Mar 13, 1982 Louisville, Kentucky at Louisville Gardens
Mar 14, 1982 Indianapolis, Indiana at Indiana Convention Center
Mar 16, 1982 Amherst, Massachusetts at University Of Massachusetts
Mar 17, 1982 New York, New York at Ritz
Mar 18, 1982 New York, New York at Ritz
Mar 19, 1982 Garden City, New York at Nassau Community College
Mar 20, 1982 Providence, Rhode Island at Alumnae Hall - Brown University
Mar 21, 1982 Phoenix, Arizona at Nightclub
Mar 25, 1982 Phoenix, Arizona at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mar 26, 1982 San Diego, California at San Diego Sports Arena
Mar 27, 1982 Los Angeles, California at Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
Mar 29, 1982 San Francisco, California at San Francisco Civic Auditorium
Mar 30, 1982 San Francisco, California at San Francisco Civic Auditorium
October - 4th Leg (North America)
October - 5th Leg (Europe Festivals)
May 14, 1982 Hattem, Netherlands at T Heem
Jul 01, 1982 Leiden, Netherlands at Groenoordhallen
Jul 02, 1982 Roskilde, Denmark at Roskilde Festival Site
Jul 03, 1982 Torhout, Belgium at Festival Grounds
Jul 04, 1982 Werchter, Belgium at Rock Werchter Festival Grounds
Jul 17, 1982 Dublin, Ireland at Sheriff Street rooftop
Jul 18, 1982 Naas, Ireland at Punchestown Racecourse
Jul 31, 1982 Gateshead, England at Gateshead International Stadium
Aug 03, 1982 Caminha, Portugal at Vilar de Mouros
Aug 07, 1982 Turku, Finland at Ruisrock Festival
October - 5th Leg (Europe Festivals)