The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Oct 10 2017
Buenos Aires, AR / Estadio Unico de La Plata
with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds


'When the night has come...'
Stand By Me on the opening night in Argentina.

'When the night has come...'

When & Where
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, Estadio Único de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Night 45 of #U2TheJoshuaTreeTour. 

Set List 
Knowing their Argentinian fans' ardor for futbol—and especially for Lionel Messi and his teammates on Argentina's national team — on Tuesday night in Buenos Aires, U2 decided to postpone their performance by a couple of hours so the more than 40,000 fans who packed Estadio Único de La Plata in Buenos Aires could watch Messi lead his team to victory in a World Cup qualifying match against the national team of Ecuador. Four screens were set up in the corners of La Plata so fans could watch the match after local band Joystick and Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds opened for the Albicelestes. Moments after forward Messi scored his third goal (a hat-trick!) to clinch the 3–1 win and the stadium erupted in joyful celebration, Larry, Adam, Edge, and Bono took the stage and road the waves of jubilation for the next two hours. The set included the usual Holy Quartet of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday', 'New Years Day', 'Bad', and 'Pride (In The Name of Love),' as well as 'The Joshua Tree' album in its entirety, where 'Streets' contained a lengthy, lively snippet of 'Stand By Me'). The encore included rousing renditions of 'Beautiful Day', 'Elevation', 'Vertigo', and the new single 'You're The Best Thing About Me', followed and 'One', which ended with Bono opening up a bottle of bubbly and making a toast: 'To... all you have to toast. Lionel Messi! His Lordship. Thank you. Muchas gracias, amigos.'

Social Posts
@Belisario_M: Es increíble el sentimiento de profunda comunión que genera U2. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 

@ajnova: Name another band out there as #classy, and considerate as @u2? #argentina #buenosaires #worldcup #u2

@maxikron: El partido de Argentina , los 3 goles de Messi, la clasificacion y el lugar recital de U2 son cosas q jamás olvidare en mi vida 

If You Had To Pick One Song 
Mothers of the Disappeared. 'In the trees our sons stand naked/Through the walls our daughter cry/See their tears in the rainfall.'

Bono said: 'For those in Argentina fighting for human rights, past and present, we sing this for you.'

Local fans arranged a flash mob by handing out white handkerchiefs to the audience, who waived them during the performance of the song which Bono was inspired to write after visiting Central America for the first time in 1986 and hearing the stories of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo (and others) who had lost children who were 'forcibly disappeared' by the dictatorships in power in Argentina and Chile at the time. 

Tuesday night's performance included Bono leading the audience in a loud and sustained chant of 'El Puebla Vencera!' ('the people will overcome'). 

What (else) did Bono Say?
During his intro to 'Bad', Bono said: 'Gracias por venir a vernos— Thank you for letting us back into your life. Thank you for coming out to see us tonite, and thank you for Lionel Messi... who surely proves that God exists.'

During the intro to 'One', Bono said: 'A movement of the masses. Movimiento de las masas.That's what's changes history—mass movement—and that's what we're looking for…A movement, to quote Patti  Smith, 'to wrestle the world from fools'. Here in Argentina we sing this for the ONE members who are fighting extreme poverty wherever they find it. Thery're not from the left and they're not from the right—they just care about the injustice of people being left behind. This is a great nation, Argentina. A great, great nation. You have a great future, Argentina, when you work together.'

Other Noteworthy Stuff
Longtime U2 fan Vidhya (aka @MysteriousDays on Twitter and Mixlr), a software consultant living in Canada, attended the first Argentina show in Estadio Único de La Plata Tuesday night and had this to report: 'I've been dreaming about visiting South America for many years, but this dream only came to fruition this year. My first concert in South America is Argentina1 on this tour.

'Two key words sum it up: Argentinian passion. The country's love and passion for football had us watching the World Cup qualifying game on the big screen between Noel Gallagher's set and U2's set. And of course, Argentina beat Ecuador 3-1 in an exciting game thanks to Lionel Messi! The audience went wild with each [of his three] goals, erupted in a roar as Argentina won, and then exploded when U2 took the stage moments later!

'Friends had warned me about the Argentinian audience: "Beware, they are crazy and passionate! They will be loud! They will be emotional!" I had no idea what was in store for us…The crowd on the floor lunged forward in excitement as Larry hit the stage for 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'. Their energy carried through all the songs in the first set and the Joshua Tree set. During 'Mothers of the Disappeared', floor audience members held up white handkerchiefs in a very moving tribute. Bono sang 'Presente' and the audience helped him close out in a very moving a cappella coda of 'El Pueblo Vencera' that brought me to tears.

'The last few songs were a crazy blur. Sometime during 'Beautiful Day' or 'Elevation' or 'Vertigo', the floor audience morphed into an ocean—a huge ocean with breaking waves moving up and down and side to side, where audience members were carried along whether we wanted to move along with it or not. Am I jumping, I thought? Or is that the ocean just carrying me along with it? I've never experienced anything like it! I don't know how to describe it other than to say it was really high octane moving swaying jumping bouncing dancing waves! With a few thousand people all crashing into each other! 

'Argentinian passion— I guess it's addictive because I'm going to the second show in Argentina as well! Wish me luck!' 

Review on
CHISTRI: Thank you! Thanks Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry for such an amazing, awesome, beautiful, emotional and powerful concert; soccer match included! Thanks my city Rosario for Messi, thanks Ireland for U2!

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    ¡Adios amigos!
    Compré tickets para Red Zone en Stubhub. Me estafaron avisándome una hora antes del concierto que me cambiaban la entrada por una platea lateral donde se veía un quinto de la pantalla. Mi humor no podía ser peor. Pero Bono me disolvió el enojo al decir lo que dijo antes de Bad. Volví adorándolos más todavía (soy fanática desde hace 28 años). Es el corazón que entrega ese hombre lo que hace que todo valga la pena.
    U2 en mi corazon
    Asistencia perfecta a todos los Tours de U2. Lamentablemtne el ultimo no lo pude disfrutar completo porque con la demora del inicio del show por el partido y el viaje previo mi hijo de 5 años no soporto el cansancio y el sonido le afecto, y nos tuvimos que ir mientras sonaba With or without you. Me queria morir!!!! El disco que escuché toda mi vida, con los temas que me hicieron conocerlos y no lo pude disfrutar...
    Amazing U2!!
    U2 is the Best!! So happy to be there with my father!
    It was such a great concer !!! My third !!! The first one with my girl and my son. We went to Bs As from Mendoza only for the show. We met Bono at Casa Rosada , Thanks for coming again and again
    Noche Total !!!
    Un show impresionante... son extraordinarios .... cada día mejor. !!!! Y como siempre comprometidos con las problemas sociales DONDE ESTA SANTIAGO ???
    Noche Total !!!
    Un show impresionante...son extraordinarios .... cada día mejor. !!!! Y como siempre comprometidos con las problemas sociales DONDE ESTA SANTIAGO ???
    U2- Buenos Aires October
    exciting show
    Una vez más U2 en La Plata
    Es sábado y la felicidad de haber presenciado los 2 conciertos de U2 continúa. Ojalá nos volvamos a ver pronto. Los amo y admiro desde hace tanto tiempo que son parte de mi ser. I believe in U2 ✌
    Bono Firma autógrafos a los fans Argent
    Este es el momento donde Bono firma mi bandera The Joshua Tree y justo en ese momento recibe un llamado en el celular , su mujer Alí , despues firma un cd , vuelve para firmame el brazo y me dice , lo siento mi mujer al telefono , me tengo que ir ....
    La mística de U2 sigue intacta
    Gracias por estos inolvidables shows!
    Just a BIG THANK YOU
    Thanks a LOT!!!! What a GREAT, AMAZING, WONDERFUL, EXCITING!!! Energy, Authenticity, LOVE, you gave it all. You deeply touch my Soul. I pray God for you and you to be able to continue your work for decades to come. YOU generate better versions of us, your impact multiplies through us. LOVE YOU Thank you, and God bless you
    THANK YOU U2!!!!!
    Dear Hello, i`m maxiperretone . First of all, I want to thank you for everything that has been offered at this time. I want to thank u2 for the two excellent shows they gave in argentina. they made me very happy. smiles, tears, a mixture of inclement feelings. I can not wait to get back to Argentina. then I want to thank for the photo I publish of the fans of Argentina, because that is me, the guy in black shirt and cap, holding my cell phone. I want to cry of joy, they gave me the best gift that a subscriber can receive, to appear on the U2 page. if you can, you could send that original photo, so I can put it in a portrait? I would be very grateful and happy. GREETINGS to everyone U2
    Perfect Night !!!
    Excellent Concert !! Perfect Mix (U2-ARGENTINA-FUTBOL)
    Argentina & Ireland: Two hearts beat as
    "The Joshua Tree" was a great album that is carved in my heart for the rest of my life. I'm fan of U2 from my teens and I`m 47 years old. I love U2. I celebrated 30 anniversary of the album but I celebrated my more than 30 years of fan the U2 to.
    Gracias U2 por venir a Argentina..
    4ta vez que los veo desde su 1er show allá por 1998, y hoy con su The Joshua Tree 30 Aniversario, emoción y adrenalina como la primera vez.
    Carpe diem
    Energias desbordantes
    U2.COM only posts the positive comments.
    U2 should retire. They are just in it for the money. Same boring setlist every night. Thie Joshua Tree Tour could have been so great. Why waste it playing the Exact SAME SONGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN !
    Point Break
    I must admit, proudless, that I have a happy life. Even though we all have good and bad times, among so many people in the world suffering, complaining is definitely not a right for some of us. Lots of love, friends, family and happy moments. But there are some moments, like points of break, in which you feel completeness...and those moments are like a scar of brightness in your soul where you can go when needed and smile. Watching Machu Picchu from the wayna picchu, breathing that ancentral air was one. Last night was another. First Joystick (from Santa Fe, as myself), then a super impecable and unbelievable nice Noel that made us all sing and jump into the show. Then the match: 3 scores from Lionel and Argentina in the World cup. Just when you think can't get any better, U2 breaks in. MAGIC. Every minute of their proffesional, emotive, impecable show was a blast. We jumped with you, we sang with you, we remained in a sentive respectfull silence for you. It was a present for everyone in the stadium, we became one. Thank you so much for that present and made another point break in our lifes. Gracias a Dioss por Messi y por U2!!!
    For all the fans who travel the wrold to
    Here is the setlist for the last 6 remaining shows below. Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Magnificent Seven (snippet) New Year's Day Bad Pride Where The Streets Have No Name I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For With Or Without You Bullet The Blue Sky Running To Stand Still Red Hill Mining Town In God's Country Trip Through Your Wires One Tree Hill Exit Mothers Of The Disappeared with El Pueblo Vencera Encore Beautiful Day, Starman (snippet) Elevation Vertigo, Rebel Rebel (snippet) You're The Best Thing About Me Ultraviolet (Light My Way) One, Invisible (snippet)
    Estadio Único de la plata, Argentina. Gracias por tanto
    Thank you!
    Thanks Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry for such an amazing, awesome, beautiful, emotional and powerful concert; soccer match included! Thanks my city Rosario for Messi, thanks Ireland for U2!
    Why Only 21 Songs ? Why Same Static Setl
    U2 Why do you play the same static setlist night after night ? Why is only Pride seguing into Streets ? Why not change up the setlist more and play All I Want Is You seguing into Streets ? Play more different songs on the Tree Stage. You must know by now that many fans travel around the world and see several shows hoping that there will be some surprises and fans listen online but night after night there is disappointment with the exact same songs played. You should open up with a different song and play 4 different songs in Act 1 for night 2 in the same city on the tree stage, then play the 11 songs Joshua Tree album as Act 2 but for Act 3 the encore why are you only playing 6 songs ? The total setlist should have at least 23-24 songs and I Will Follow should be the closer. Such a shame. This tour could have been so great.
    On The Road...Where's The Street haven't
    Go... #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 #U2enargentina
    Gracias a mi hija!!! Gracias U2!!!
    El 11/10 será el mejor dia, gracias a Maia ( mi hija) los voy a poder ver por primera vez. Usó su regalo de 15, para regalarme a mi, la oportunidad de llegar a estar un poco más cerca. Emocionada es poco, tengo un nudo en la garganta y cada posteo se me llenan los ojos de lágrimas. Estoy hecha una vieja tonta... Gracias!! Me acompañaron siempre y en momentos muy difíciles ( stuck in The un himno, para mi), beautiful Day , es la canción q más le gusta a Maia... Uds. Nos unen. Gracias, inmediatamente agradecida.
    A dream come true
    Today is the day! I will go to see you one more time, but this time with my 13 years old son. I want him to feel what I feel when I'm in your show. It's amazing. Your music feed my soul.
    until the end of the world
    Been lucky to be since 1993 in Wembley Zooropa (best show on earth), single and rocker. Now Joshua Tree 30 married, two little girls and suit. Different things to celebrate but always U2 in common. Years pass but same excitment welcome back
    Aparicion con vida de Santiago Maldonado
    Mothers of the disappeared song, pics of Santiago Maldonado!!! Escuchen el latido de su corazon... Escuchamos el latido de su corazon en el viento... El 10 y 11 alli estaremos. I ll see you again when the stars fall from the sky and the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill Willy.
    City of blinding lights
    Please! You can sing city of blinding lights and.. magnificent? Please please please! Y love these songs! Its only 4 days to see you With my bro .. he's 40 years old and i 33.. fans of u2 forever
    Here we go again!!!
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