U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

Jun
17
2018
Washington, DC, US / Capital One Arena
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‘Pride' in Washington DC.

'Fifty years ago, April four
Shot rings out in the Memphis sky.
Free at last, they took your life
They could not take your pride….'

When & Where
Sunday June 17th 2018, Capitol One Arena, first of two back to back shows in the US Capital.

Set List
Gloria returns to 5th spot tonight after missing one show - here's the set list.

In The Press
Jason Fraley for WTOP 
'...The band’s entrance was electric, appearing inside a giant, rectangular screen floating in the middle of the arena. The double-sided structure flashed with on-screen images before becoming intermittently transparent so we could see the band suspended in mid-air over the crowd. After a trio of new jams — "Love is All We Have Left," "The Blackout" and "Lights of Home" — the band (headed) to the main stage for a pair of old-school tracks with "I Will Follow" off their debut album "Boy" (1980) and "Gloria" off their sophomore album "October" (1981). After these five lesser-known numbers from past and present, the band unleashed arguably its most mainstream hit, "Beautiful Day," off their tenth album "All That You Can’t Leave Behind" (2000). The album won seven Grammys and became the only album in history to feature two Record of the Year winners with "Beautiful Day" in 2001 and "Walk On" in 2002. Next came a deep cut with "The Ocean" off their debut album, followed by two new tracks, "Iris (Hold Me Close)" and "Cedarwood Rood," the former written about Bono’s mother who died from a cerebral aneurysm at her father’s funeral when Bono was 14 years old. As images of violence filled the screen, U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. battered a snare drum to signal the drumbeat of war in time for "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1983)… In the end, the crowd was treated to a three encores, including a touching rendition of "One," followed by "Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way" and "13 (There is a Light)." As Bono introduced the "One" encore, he spoke of female empowerment and bipartisan cooperation: "We’re not going to solve the world’s problems with only half of the world’s brainpower (i.e. women). We also need left and right. There’st too much at stake: the idea of America. The most important word in English language is 'compromise.’ There is no us and them. This is one."

On The Socials 
lcuba8 (via Instagram) 'U2 rocked per usual. No one can tell a story through a concert like this band.'

@Trap_33 (via Twitter) 'Had an amazing time tonight seeing U2 for the 25th time. Always moving, tonight was no different.' 

@asheisele (via Twitter) 'Doesn't matter what @U2 tour I see, the next day requires Achtung Baby on repeat. Until the End of the World and Acrobat were absolute highlights last night!'

Experience(s) Of The (Father’s) Day 'Lots of dads seemed to have been given / gave U2eiTour tickets as their present this year… '

JASONBENDER (via Instagram) 'Best way to spend Father’s Day, taking my daughter to her first U2 concert.'

TODDCLAN (via Instagram) 'Happy Father’s Day to the only person who would pay for U2 3 times, who loves long road trips but also passed on his stress-induced IBS to three children but is willing to make the necessary emergency bathroom stops along the way.'

@michealfelker (via Twitter)’ Taking Hewson and Adele to @U2 tonight in DC. This will be Hewson’s first show and Adele’ second. Crazy excited. Best. Fathers Day. Ever.'

What did Bono Say?
"It's strange ... a man in his 50s singing about his mother on Father's Day." ('Iris’)

"So nice to be in the Capitol while you're all fighting amongst yourselves. Bravo! No whatever happens ... don't mention the 'C-word' - COMPROMISE!" (Macphisto)

And a little later.. on that same word : "One word has kept our band together ... compromise."

"Sunday night. This is church for the U2 group, that’s for sure."

Review on U2.com / Zootopia 

Kimber. 'As it is Father’s Day AND my husband’s birthday, I got four Red Zone tickets so that our teenage sons can enjoy the thrill with us: a bass-playing 16 year-old, and a music-crazed 13 year-old.'

If you were at the show, add your own photos and reviews below.  

And don’t forget -  #WomenoftheWorldTakeOver.  
Ahead of the show, why not... SING IT. RECORD IT. POST IT.
Sing the song, share it online. Join the movement.

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U2 eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

COMMENTS

15
globaltraveler
13 July, 2018
My 9 year old daughter's first concert.
I used to play No Line on the Horizon when she was a baby....never imagined I would take her to a U2 show one day. Red Zone tix were awesome!
AndyCull79
19 June, 2018
Amazing
First ever U2 concert. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to see these guy and they did not disappoint. One of the best live shows I have ever been to. Can't wait for the next one.
RBlackwell
19 June, 2018
An amazing show
Did GA and got up close to the band on Adam's side of the stage. Just an incredible show. Loved the setlist. Bono put his heart into Iris, seemed emotional as he was singing it. Beautiful Day was perfect, just a great rendition of a terrific song. The new songs from Songs of Experience were mixed in very well. American Soul was a true standout highlight, but so was Love is Bigger. Can't say enough wonderful things about it. Thrilled to hear Acrobat in concert after so many years. That song never got the respect it deserved. Will post pics later. What a great night. Thanks so much to U2.
JessLee
18 June, 2018
GETTING EXCITED
Quick Sand like tempo getting to work and kids to school, on this the hottest day. Then Sirius / U2 EXPERIENCE turned my frown upside down! Can't wait for Thursday!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
jennyostermiller
18 June, 2018
#Redzone
My 11th show and it only gets better! Such a great night!
saraelaine1977
17 June, 2018
Thank you!
Thank you for yet another great show! #9 for me. Never disappointed!
Ema_K
17 June, 2018
Bono
No words necessary. Thank you for the amazing show!
jprosseda
03 June, 2018
Want to try GA - 1st time
Thinking of trying the GA experience for this concert. Anyone else going to do the same? I think u can still get GA tix a day before even if it says sold out right?
Torres9
02 June, 2018
U2 baby!
Travelling form the UK on the 13th to DC. My 7 time watching U2 in the states and my 5th different country. Cannot wait!
MARCO_A_B_MELO
13 November, 2017
Brasil
We are so excited! U2 forever!
dpmcder
12 November, 2017
Father's Day 2018
Going to the show with one of my daughters
ddelaet
08 November, 2017
DC Show June 2018
I can't wait for this day to arrive!! so excited!!!
kathnews
07 November, 2017
Thank you for coming back!
And not to FedEx field, it was awful. Let's just agree, we're too old for that nonsense!
u2huck
06 November, 2017
DC show
Can't wait to see you again in June 2018!!! Hope we are able to get good tickets next week!!
rockeville
04 November, 2017
hey boys
hey boys, we loooooove ya!
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