Oct 7 2018
Amsterdam, NL / Ziggo Dome

'Wild Horses' in Amsterdam


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'We return to finish what we started on I+E three years ago,  our story of innocence and experience…'

Opening night of two in the Netherlands and the volume of this audience was off the scale.

'Four Irish boys come to the great port of Amsterdam to play a club called the Milky Way, it’s still here, de Melk Weg,  and the whole universe changes in them…'

Gloria, Beautiful Day, Zoo Station, Stay… and Wild Horses.

When & Where
First night in the Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Sunday 7th October 2018.

Set List
'We return to finish what we started on I+E three years ago,  our story of innocence and experience…'
Opening night of two in the Netherlands and the volume of this audience was off the scale. 'Four Irish boys come to the great port of Amsterdam to play a club called the Milky Way, it's still here, de Melk Weg,  and the whole universe changes in them…'

Gloria, Beautiful Day, Zoo Station, Stay… and Wild Horses.

'You're dangerous, 'cos you're honest.
You're dangerous, you don't know what you want.
Well you left my heart empty as a vacant lot
For any spirit to haunt….'
Here is the full setlist from Amsterdam 1.  

In The Press
Bart Wijlaars for De Telegraaf 
(translated via google) '…stirring excerpts from the film classic The Great Dictator, ultramodern and crystal clear sound techniques, even larger and preferably nine times sharper screens, fans who spend days in front of the doors: all spoke of the greatness of the visit of U2 to our country… Sunday evening with the first of two shows in Ziggo Dome. The sold out Amsterdam concert arena became the setting for a complete rock show… The two Amsterdam concerts are part of the European eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE tour, belonging to their latest album Songs of experience (which follows the album Songs of innocence, during which Ziggo Dome was also played). Two recent songs were at the start: The Blackout and Lights of Home. With the classic audience favourites I Will Follow and Beautiful Day in between, they formed the telling prelude to the beautiful grip of their entire oeuvre that followed. The entire Ziggo Dome was used. The Irish started on the regular stage at the front, soon they moved on the gigantic walkway, which they reached to the ridge during Who's Going To Ride Your Wild Horses, Elevation, Vertigo and a passionate Acrobat they played on the small podium (e-stage) at the end of the walkway at the back of the room. Bono specially put his high Macphisto hat on it. For the acoustic You're The Best Thing About Me and then some dancing Summer of Love that went off again. Pride (in the name of love) followed a bloody compilation of violent protest on the big screen. Back on the main stage, the quartet started the final of the show, with New Year's Day, City of Blinding Lights and One in the encore. Full and complete evening fun! All credits for this naturally go to the four starring actors: Bono (excellent at voice!), Guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. on drums. But also to the technique with which the group currently travels through Europe. The huge moveable display above the long runner into the hall is an attraction in itself. The sum of all this makes a rock 'n' roll circus that in the year 2018 hardly knows its equal worldwide. 'Thanks for sticking with us ', Bono thanked his Dutch fans. The applause from the audience was very telling…'

Experience Of The Day
Local fan clubs were distributing sets of self-made MacPhisto horns to other fans to don as Acrobat played which didnt go unnoticed by the singer during the set on the e-stage. 'Oh there you are! Looking good in the horns dude! A little jealous here!”

On The Socials 
@thomgoethals (via Twitter) 'Epic night in the port of Amsterdam. What a set list, a band on fire and perfect conditions in the Ziggo Dome. Couldn't wish for more. Time to say thanks!!'

@DJFrogson (via Twitter) 'Last night in Amsterdam an Acrobat broke the rules and took the train to Zoo Station! Amazing night with lots of #achtungbaby'

What Did Macphisto Say?
'So many bridges around here. You need to build some walls… to keep out all the different people that you don't want in Europe. Because you don't want to be a part of Europe because its full of foreigners… and we don't like f-f-f-f-f-f foreigners! I don't like foreigners, what's the point in all these different languages if people insist on understanding each other?'

Were you in the house tonight ? Post your reviews and add your photos here. https://www.u2.com/tour/date/id/45561515#comments


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    Hand over the book to The Edge
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    U2 Amsterdam e+i 2018
    Estive lá nos dois dias... U2 no Ziggo Dome... Um sonho... Não acordei ainda! Wild Horses inesquecível!
    Great gig again
    U2 and Holland : it's special
    MacPhisto in the house
    This man on the dark side of the moon told us to build more wall's. ..let us break it down Europe wide and open the bridges
    If you just close your eyes You can feel
    Don't let ignorance delude you, evil doesn't come with horns. Unite, dream out loud!
    Dutch orange!
    A spot of Dutchies in Orange at the E-Stage. Seen from every spot in the ZiggoDome. Even Bono pointed out to us !
    I AMsterdam
    Great show! Love the old songs in combination with the new ones. Sound was perfect. Could not use the app... Thumbs up!
    I loved acrobat performance in Amsterdam. Great gitar bass and drums, lyrics and voice was marvelous. “Love is blindness” next time live performed from the best album “achtung baby” ? Loved the show, KR Cas
    What a great show
    Many thanks for the great setlist!!!!!! I took my friend for the first time to see U2, He enjoyed it very much!!!! For me a great follow up for the 2015 show!!! Keep up the good work en come back soon!!!
    ziggo dome
    Thanks U2, you were MAGNIFICANT
    Amazing experience!
    Great concert last night in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam! Thank you Bono, the Edge, Larry and Adam for this amazing experience! I had a good seat at the front in the Ziggo Dome. I had a Good view! ;-) i’m always very happy when i see you live again! i’ve been a fan for 30 years, also for the next 30 years! Music connects us! That is a close and strong relationship! Good luck with the rest of this Tour. I will follow. With kind and warm regards, Marc
    Experience and Innocence, Father and Dau
    A great night in Amsterdam at the first show. Went there together with my youngest daughter of 22 years old. For her to see U2 for the first time, for me the 10th show. Starting the journey many years ago in 1981 at Pinkpop and sharing my U2 experience with my family now. Went last year with my son to Joshua Tree in Amsterdam Arena, this year with my youngest daughter en next time (hope it will be soon !) I will go together with my eldest daughter of now 26 years. Experience and Innocence coming together. What a great night it was, and very unexpected Adam played even right in front of us on the small special stage !
    Best band ever !!!!
    More then one year after the Joshua tree tour in Brussels 2017. The expectations were great again and again the band didn't dissapointed us. Great setlist lots of new songs and songs from Auchtung Baby, amazing show, good visuals. And most all, the band in great shape. We had a great night and are already looking forward for the next tour. Hopely we have the chance to see them in their hometown Dublin. U2 is indeed the best band of the west of Dubiln, let's make that the greatest rock and roll band !!!
    What an amazing night it was! Thank you so much for this experience. I’ve seen you for the first time in 1985 at Rock Werchter and still a great fan! Also Thanks for the gift we received at our Gold Hot Ticket. Your music mean so much to us. Keep in going and hope to see you again in the future.
    Thanks for playing Gloria!!! Really happy people overhere :-)
    no line
    Please play noline on the horizon, See you soon.... Ruud Willems
    Guys, Please please please play Zoostation tonight :-) Or monday night, that will be also okay :-)
    Pre party
    Anybody wants to hangout before the show on Sunday?
    Can’t wait!!
    I’m pumped for this! I can’t wait!!
    PLEASE.....PLAY "BAD" in Amsterdam!! I know very many Dutch people like this song!
    see you sunday
    hi U2, It will be the 4the concert this tour and i hope that we get suprises like the last 2 concerts! So great!! I hope for Gloria, Who's gonna ride your wild horses or stay... and zooroopa today was great to... And hope to see you soon in belgium again guy's! Chalala...
    It's going to be my last concert this year, I hope it's not the last of my life. Long live for U2. Pascal Timóteo Portugal
    I'm present for another great concert.
    10 year old son his 3th U2 concert ; can
    Hope you can fit in AMERCAN SOUL for my 10-tear old son 3th and my personal 69th GIG !!!!
    Which place in Amsterdam for Pre Show pa
    I was there during the 2015 i&e concert at Ziggo Dome and it was my first time in Amsterdam. Though i loved the city and its streets but i missed the U2 fans gathering at a Pub similar to what i experienced at Temple Bar on the day of the Concert in Dublin. Is there any pre show party planned anywhere in Amsterdam yet ? Where do all the U2 fans usually hang out in Amsterdam on the day of the Concert or night before. There is nothing like a get together of U2 fans from all over the world with their songs playing along.
    My wishlist of songs :)
    Summer of Love, The Showman or Book of your heart? What about Windows in the skies, Electrical Storm or Wire? You know what! Play a No Line On The Horizon song, maybe Get On Your Boots! I know the band can't play them all, but i would love to hear some rare or forgotten songs, instead of innocence songs! And for those wondering... U2 most likely isn't going to play any Joshua Tree songs this tour.
    Joshua Tree Tracks.
    Don't forget to play some Joshua Tree Tracks. The dutch fans really love these tracks. Streets should be a default track for every show. Thanks. I hope that you are not totally fed up with the Joshua Tree.
    Amsterdam 2018
    So glad we were able to purchase tickets and - after The Joshua Tree in Barca last summer - are able to let our kids experience a U2 show in a smaller venue.
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    I am going to Cologne, I have received my tickets this week
    Everybody is welcome in Amsterdam!
    Four tickets for this show and expacting four more for October 8th. I dont understand why U2 isn't playing Belgium, but all you Belgians are welcome in teh Netherlands!
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