The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Barcelona, ES / Olympic Stadium
with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 56


'Spanish Eyes'
In Barcelona with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017.

When & Where
Tuesday, July 18th 2017, Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, 27th show of #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

Lluis from @U2Barcelona sent us this : 'U2 returned yesterday to Barcelona less than 2 years after their 4 sold out shows at The Palau Sant Jordi, a record by any band in this city. This time it was at the Olympic Stadium, a wide and open stadium that sometimes feels cold, but it wasn't yesterday, with an audience that was as hot as the day in Barcelona.
The show started with four classic songs from the pre-Joshua Tree era, Sunday Bloody Sunday, New Year's Day, Bad and Pride. Before Bad, Bono told us that he had visited the David Bowie exhibition that morning in Barcelona, and talked about him: "David Bowie was a friend of ours. We were lucky, he called us friends, really we were fans. ... We feel him very close". And then he sang a part of Bowie's song Heroes during a long and moving version of Bad.
And after that came the The Joshua Tree, full and in sequence. Having the opportunity to hear U2 play the whole album live is just a gift, a privilege. The beginning of 'Streets' put many of us in tears, Bullet the Blue Sky is a blast, Running To Stand Still sounded beautiful as always. And then the B-side, “Bienvenidos a la cara B”, told Bono in Spanish. Trip Through Your Wires, One Tree Hill, Exit… Bono even snippeted a few words from Spanish Eyes.
The encore started with Miss Sarajevo, renamed by the band 'Miss Syria' for this Tour. Then a trio of stadium favourites, Beautiful Day, Elevation and Vertigo, to continue with a little of Achtung Baby, with Ultra Violet, that Bono dedicated to the women around the band, and One, with the audience singing part of it.
And to end the show, the new song The Little Things That Give You Away that Bono introduced as a song from the new album Songs of Experience, telling that it would be out before the end of the year. Hope this time he is right.'

Social Posts
@crna6pk (via IG) : 'I love that I can spend my lunch break with my favorite Irish lads. Thank you #periscope and all the #u2 fans around the world that bring the concert right into my home!'
@febottini (via twitter): 'I've never heard 'Uno, dos, tres, catorce' sound so loud like tonight!'
@olgaparera (via twitter): 'Amazing U2 honouring women with Ultraviolet. Also included Emma Watson, Lena Dunham, Malala.'

In The Press 
'U2 made Barcelona soar, cry and vibrate at a concert filled with meaningful messages…'

If You Had To Pick One Song 

Trip Through Your Wires - as fan site @U2Songs noted, 'Trip was one of the first songs heard from The Joshua Tree, debuting January 1986 in a television performance...'

What (else) did Bono Say?
“For our mate Reggie The Dog, who is here tonight, Reggie (Manuel) is the reason we're all here tonight. is the reason that I'm here tonight. (He) believed, when I was a boy, that I should go to Larry''s house for the very first rehearsal of the U2 group… Muchos gracias! And not only did he think I should go - he took me, to make sure that I went…'

Review On 
chusplus.  'Only one night! Barcelona deserved a second night! Great performance tonight! Love the Bowie's Heroes snippet. Thanks for did it! Fab Setlist but I missed great songs such Until the end of the world. Waiting for the new album and, of course, new shows in Barcelona next tour!'

If you were at the show, tell us all about it. Add your own review and photos on our tour pages.


22 July, 2017
Perfect! Brutal! The Bomb! Lovely! 10/10
I've seen U2 in all the tours that they made in Spain since ZOOROPA till this night. I've listen several times the songs in their distinct and incredible live versions. What happened this night, that was a symbiosis of audience and song that transformed them into perfect ones. The sound and the ambient lightning made the place The Heaven. I've cried and I've been happy at the same time, because of the magnificent and incredible Red Hill Mining Town. I've never felt that way in none of their previous concerts in Spain. I had a thorn nailed in my heart because I coudn't be in the 1987 concert, and now she's gone. GUAU! Thanks U2! Please, come to Spain again on next your, please, to Madrid, please! Sound: 10/10 Ambient Lightning: 10/10
22 July, 2017
Great U2
Great night once more in Barcelona. Now waiting for the ZOOTV2 TOUR. We hope!!!
22 July, 2017
Marvelous show! Great city! Terrible organization! Terrible audience! I have traveled from Portugal to see "my boys"! The show was perfect! More than perfect, but everything else was disappointing!
21 July, 2017
21 July, 2017
U2 come to Bulgaria
The concert was GREAT. I expected more excited public , but U2 need to come in Bulgaria and see the best fans in the world.
21 July, 2017
2U2 generations
Two generations of U2 fans
21 July, 2017
Miss Sarajevo
21 July, 2017
Amazing show
AMAZING! Made me smile, laugh, sing, cry.... just U2 can make it... I loved the show, I loved Bono words, I love ❤️ the way you are u2... but.. Merkel? Hillary Clinton? I respect all opinions, but for me they are not inspiring women and did not deserve to be in a u2 show... just my opinion.. anyway congratulations guys! I love you and I will always love you❤️
21 July, 2017
Norah's first U2 concert
On the night of July 18 my daughter Norah of 9 saw her first U2 concert. I do not stop dancing and singing, I enjoy it to the fullest. Thanks to U2 for this moment and for making my daughter happy. See you on the next tour.
20 July, 2017
U2 with my brother
The best concert i've ever seen My favorite song "Bullet The Blue Sky"
20 July, 2017
Her first show
20 years ago, i went to my first U2 show at the shame place, Montjuich. Tuesday,I went to the show with my wife and with my 4 years old daughter... it was an amazing experience for all of us to share those moments... two days later she's very excited!!!
20 July, 2017
No words to describe all the feelings and all the emotions. 30 years waiting to listen the B-side of the record that conquered me. I loved EXIT! Thanks U2, Always Forever Now. Maybe I missed Spanish Eyes but it was perfect anyway!! Next time come to Seville, please! (Or Madrid)
20 July, 2017
20 July, 2017
Barcelona 2017
Nous y étions aussi !!!
20 July, 2017
Another beautiful and wonderful night enjoying U2. A spectacular video screen and, as always, a pleasure to enjoy the best rock band of all time .... U2. I had the privilege of seeing them in the year 1987 in the mythical concert of Madrid and now, 30 years later, here I am again ...
20 July, 2017
Hello Bono!!!!
20 July, 2017
The Joshua Tree Barcelona
Amazing!!! The best setlist!!
20 July, 2017
Since 1987 in concert with U2
Otra noche maravillosa mas en mi amada ciudad Barcelona @u2therefugee
20 July, 2017
20 July, 2017
The Joshua Tree.
Our dear tree.
20 July, 2017
Here we are...
20 July, 2017
Best concert of my life
I had a dream becoming true last Tuesday. After eleven hours waiting under the sun I got to be near the stage and see U2 so close for the first time. Couldn't hold the tears back. Thank you guys for a moment I'll never forget!
20 July, 2017
U2 Barcelona
The best U2 show I´ve ever see.. Thank you!!!
19 July, 2017
Once in a life time opportunity
Speechless...a lot of many emotions
19 July, 2017
U2 are The Best.....
An incredible concert.... thnak you again....
19 July, 2017
Ready to float
The best u can see in the world from the music outlook
19 July, 2017
Thanks U2 for the great concert last night . Really nice concert , I saw U2 already 3 times but this one was the best !!!! U2 FOREVER !!!! Rui
19 July, 2017
So amazing how they play "Exit", everything, music and images!!
19 July, 2017
Awesome as usual flag. Subliminal messages. Ireland &a Spain. All as ONE Thanks!!! I love U2
19 July, 2017
Only one night!
Barcelona deserved a second night! Great performance tonight! Love the Bowie's Heores snippet. Thanks for did it! Fab Setlist but I missed great songs such Until the end of the world. Waiting for the new album and, of course, new shows in Barcelona next tour!
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