'The songs are everything to us, taken us everywhere…
...special times with our songs, Tokyo in our twenties.'
And with that we were into the unmistakeable opening chords of The Unforgettable Fire, which segued into Stay (Faraway, So Close) and when the angel hit the ground, Wild Horses followed.
Second night in Denmark was full of surprises… including a special tribute to Joe O’Herlihy, who first looked after the band’s sound FORTY YEARS AGO tonight. (Everybody on the crew was wearing a Joe O 40 shirt today.)
When & Where
Second and final night, Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Sunday 30th September 2018.
"The songs are everything to us, taken us everywhere …special times with our songs, Tokyo in our twenties." And with that we were into the unmistakeable opening chords of The Unforgettable Fire, which segued into Stay (Faraway, So Close) and, when the angel hit the ground, Wild Horses followed.
Second night in Denmark was full of surprises… including a special tribute to Joe O'Herlihy, who first looked after the band's sound FORTY YEARS AGO tonight. (Everybody on the crew was wearing a Joe O 40 shirt today.) The party atmosphere, setlist shake-up and Joe O vibe transcended the arena into the internet airwaves too. Here's the full setlist from second night in Copenhagen.
On The Fansites
mullendrums via Zootopia
'Wow!My first show of 7 on this tour and what a fab start, Major turnaround in the setlist, Gloria, Unf Fire, Stay and Horses I was literally gobsmacked, people by me on the rail went crazy. It was great to see Larry up close again and he still does smash the hell out of that kit, it's like thunder when he plays . Tonight was a special night as it was Joe's 40th year working with the band and it was a privilege to be part of the celebrations. Bring on the next shows!'
‘two tour debuts, two leg debuts, and an incredible audience that blew the night into the stratosphere… The first surprise was the return of Gloria to the set in the fourth slot, the leg debut for the song. It was last performed at the final night of the first leg.'
Sherry via @atu2
'The surprises continued as "The Unforgettable Fire" replaced "The Ocean," marking the first time the tune has been performed live since Horsens, Denmark, on Aug. 15, 2010. Following that, the band ripped into "Stay (Faraway, So Close)," which was last performed in Moncton, Canada, on July 30, 2011. "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses" closed the trifecta, which was last performed on June 11, 2018, at the Apollo Theater.'
On The Socials
@paulmjonesy (via Twitter) 'Full band performance of Stay (Faraway, So Close!) in Copenhagen tonight. The first time in 25 years.'
@georgemccauley (via Twitter) 'Massive props to the boys for changing up the set list dramatically tonight and dropping a whole section of the show that they've played for the whole tour. Incredibly excited for the Manchester and London shows!'
@PlaylistGuy (via Twitter) 'Guys, thanks for last night....but that was so much more than alright tonight, been following you guys since before the first record and you always bring it up a level when needed.'
Experience Of The Day
Sabine from German fanzine @U2Tour was handed a setlist from tonights show.. but not just any old setlist, how about a 'Sabine. Best Wishes. Joe O'Herlihy' signed by the man himself?
What Did Bono Say?
"Thank you for last night's flag and tonight's welcome. Thank you for giving us so much - for giving us a great life. Thank you for singing our songs."
“This is my life. This is my time. You show me the light. And I go there. Give me the wine. Bitter and sweet. And a little bit of bread. That's all I need.” (words from the Gasoline song 'This Is My Life', spoken whilst dedicating the show to son of Copenhagen, Rock legend Kim Larsen, who sadly passed away earlier in the day.
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