The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Jul
16
2017
Rome, IT / Olympic Stadium
with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 34
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'In The Eternal City...'
'…feeling so strangely at home.'  Second night in Rome.

When & Where
Sunday, July 16th 2017, Olympic Stadium, Rome, Night 2 in Italy - 26th show of #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

Set List 
SBS, NYD, then European leg debut for A Sort Of Homecoming as makes its return to the show. A counted in 1.2.3.4 - Pride! is then followed by the eleven tracks from The Joshua Tree, in this gladiatorial setting for the second and final time.  
Encore: 16. Miss Sarajevo 17. Beautiful Day 18. Elevation 19. Vertigo  20th was another change up from last night, Mysterious Ways appears 20th on the list, with UltraViolet (Light My Way) 21st, and One taking the final tally to 22.

"Here we are again in the eternal city feeling so strangely at home" (Bono before ASOH). That set the internet alight... fans delighted to hear the return of a much beloved anthem.

Social Posts
@godgrrl (via twitter) :
'FOUND! In Rome. Tonight. Safe and well. A Sort Of Homecoming questa sera e tornata a…' (came back tonight)
@atu2comSherry (via twitter):
'The whoa-oh-oh-oh's are so freakin loud at the end of Pride in Rome tonight'
@U2Songs (via twitter):
'If I had a band and wanted a crowd to sing for me I would go to Rome'

In The Press 
'U2 set Rome on fire: Joshua Tree is 30 years old, but doesn't show it. The concert was produced to celebrate the landmark album, still sounding relevant and powerful today. It also regenerates its value as a complete work that keeps enthusing the audience….'

If You Had To Pick One Song 
ASOH... so rare in Europe since the 80's

@valterhalyson (via twitter):
'ELA VOLTOOOOOOOUUU!!! ELA VOLTOOOOOOOUUU!!!' (She came back!)
@U2start (via twitter):
'The sweet sounds of ASOH return in Rome! 'No spoken words, just a screaaam!' Let the whole world sing it!'
@georgemccauley (via twitter):
'So refreshing to hear A Sort Of Homecoming again! Please make it stay this time around!'

What (else) did Bono Say?
After Red Hill Mining Town: "This is where we turn over the vinyl over to side 2, and such a beautiful thing, vinyl… the needle and groove.. makes a scratch… something physical about that."
"How come we haven't played songs like Red Hill Mining Town for 30 years, can you answer me The Edge?"
"It took us 30 years to learn how to play that." replies the guitarist.
After In God's Country:  "I felt that I knew Italy even before I knew there WAS an Italy… I fell in love with Italy even before I KNEW there was an Italy 'Cos I grew up listening to my father's music.. and he listened to… and he loved, the opera. Its part of me. And U2 is not a rock and roll band… we're an Opera band…"

Review On U2.com 
uddue2000. Roma 16 Giugno 2017. 'After 35 years I was able to be present at my first mythical concert, I still have the adrenaline in circles even though the concert is over for 3 days, with the first song I do not hide I cried as a child (I'm 50 years old ) I soon realized the great dream I had been waiting for for years, I've been involved with my wife Mary and my daughter Oriana of 21 years, they also enjoyed it so much, such a thrill for me was the greatest gift I did, You are the two most intense hours I have ever lived in your life thanks to all the thanks for being there. Peppe has always been a fan of you...'

Also Noteworthy :
Adam spotted watching some of the Noel Gallagher HFB set from the back of the GA. Guggi in town.  The U2.com jumping photo of Bono reminded many of the Achtung Baby days, same leap, and with the 'Hallelujah's' at the end of Running To Stand Still tonight, comparisons were doubled down.

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

 

COMMENTS

34
20 July, 2017
U2 THE BEST
SERATA INDIMENTICABILE!!!!
Alba7
20 July, 2017
ROMA 16 GIUGNO 2017. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL
Tonight, we can be as one.
mariated
19 July, 2017
Bono a worldartist and a world heritage
Fantastic concert !Bono you are not only a great artist but also a great man.If in the world there would be some other Bonos, the world would be better, we would live better .I feel a great sense of nostalgia now that your concert is ended. I can’t wait for another one.All my love and affection to you great wonderful man!
uddue2000
19 July, 2017
Roma 16 Giugno 2017
After 35 years I was able to be present at my first mythical concert, I still have the adrenaline in circles even though the concert is over for 3 days, with the first song I do not hide I cried as a child (I'm 50 years old ) I soon realized the great dream I had been waiting for for years, I've been involved with my wife Mary and my daughter Oriana of 21 years, they also enjoyed it so much, such a thrill for me was the greatest gift I did, You are the two most intense hours I have ever lived in your life thanks to all the thanks for being there. Peppe has always been a fan of you.
Simmyppah
19 July, 2017
it's a beautiful night
Grazie per le emozioni vissute....un sogno avverato!
19 July, 2017
BEAUTIFUL NIGHT
The most beautiful night of my life!! First concert for me, I was there with my mummy... My dream has come true! U2 saved me in the difficult moments of my life...Thank you!!! It was a Beautiful Day!!!!! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 Love and Peace Sara
Ema82
19 July, 2017
A sort of homecoming
I hoped to hear this song and finally you performed that! Thanks for playing Homecoming, love you even more! :)
zsolt_komorczy
19 July, 2017
What a night
We've flight thousands of km, through mountains and fields only to be with U2.
moh75
18 July, 2017
2 nights as one
Once again I lived 2 unforgettable evenings with unforgettable friends who came to my house, my city! A dream come true, listen to the wonderful A Sort Of Homecoming I've been chasing for so many years and obviouvsly the whole Joshua Tree album! I cried out of pain, of love, and all emotions result in pure joy...Thanks for painting my life with your colors!
Zeinnor
18 July, 2017
ROMA
2nd time seeing you in Roma, first one U2360. 2nd time to The Joshua Tree Tour. 1st time was 30 years ago in Tampa, FL, here is where you became my favorite band. Keep it up boys. See you next time.
andrea_scarfi
18 July, 2017
Ciao mamma guarda come mi diverto!
Roma, Stadio Olimpico, pre-show U2 Joshua Tree Tour 2017 #U2TheJoshuaTreeTour2017
18 July, 2017
Roma 15 luglio magic night..
emozioni infinite, amore , pace , compassione ....Grazie ragazzi, siete fantastici.
stefaci
18 July, 2017
Screeeammm!!!
Beautiful Bono!!
ElemsU2
18 July, 2017
La migliore band del mondo!!
I was born in 1988, I started listening to U2 at 12 years in 2000. Since then I have recovered all the CDs and I fell in love with them. My first concert was the vertigo tour, I was 17 years old. In 1987 I was not born yet, how many things I'm lost! Thank you for replying this tour! Two sensational dates !! We are a big family!!
raffastirpe
18 July, 2017
what a beautiful night!!!!!
In 1987 I was too young for the concert but seeing this they paid me back!
Milena_Rubino
18 July, 2017
La più bella notte di sempre
All my life, I worshipped them...From mother to son: 30 years ago in Modena, last Saturday in Rome, with my beloved 16-year-old son, huge fan...what more in the name of love? Thank you guys, love forever #u2thejoshuatree2017 #u2 #u2fans #u2roma2017 #lapiubellanottedisempre
cipstef
18 July, 2017
Most Beautiful Night
They played the setlist that every early fan wanna listen
kekkobonovox
17 July, 2017
A big family in Rome!
We are the others two brother of U2's band! Love! Love! Love!
17 July, 2017
a magic night in Rome
amore,pace, compassione, speranza...... i sentimenti evocati da questa serata fantastica.
c_arcieri
17 July, 2017
Cristian81
15/07/2017 This night will be unforgettable!!
marilenabighi
17 July, 2017
Thanks!
Great experience and a wonderfull night spent with you at the olimpic stadium in Rome! We celebrate with you our 11 years of marriage! Thanks a lot!
lauome
17 July, 2017
#U2TheJoshuaTree2017
#U2TheJoshuaTree2017 #Roma Emozioni
antonio_merone
17 July, 2017
U2 Rome 15 July
...i 4 Leoni di Dublino..U2 ..una grande famiglia!
fabamadei
17 July, 2017
even the shoes of love....
even the shoes of love....
Quaglia
17 July, 2017
#U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Amazing concert!!! Thank U(2)!!!
VicNike
17 July, 2017
Unforgettable
Great night, I can't wait to see you again!!
u2barbarau2
17 July, 2017
Grazie
What a show !!! I met you when I was 10 and I have not left anymore. This year I'm 30 years old with you, I have spent every moment of my life with you, those beautiful and very ugly ones. Thanks guys, sooner or later I can meet you, I know. I love you, always and forever
danyroma
17 July, 2017
Me and my Irish cousin
Beautiful day in Rome
gheorgond
17 July, 2017
Good concert but...
Band was great, very good sound, Amazing crowd but.. Part of the people seated in Curvature Nord saw nothing when the performance started (first 3/4 songs) then the view was partly blocked. For a concert of this scale you should not sell tickets where people can't see. I drove 2500km to see this concert....... Pretty disappointed
tvgio.com
16 July, 2017
TONIGHT !
I will follow !!!! :-)
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