The Joshua Tree Tour 2019

Dec
8
2019
Seoul, KR / Gocheok Sky Dome
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'Take us to love…'

'It's been a long, long road that has bought us to Seoul and Korea and you but it doesn't matter how long it takes... as long as you get there in the end.'
And as long as you can play 'Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For'.
'Take us to church now
Take us to the temple
Take us to the shrine, take us to the synagogue, take us to the mosque… take us to love.'

'Pride (In the Name of Love)' became a tribute to John Lennon, on the thirty ninth anniversary of his death. Bono recalled the band being in New York City on that night and hearing the news.
 '… can still feel it… great peacemaker, great soul….sing with us.
Blessed are the peacemakers
Peacemakers in our neighbourhood
Peacemakers in this country, north and south
We pray for the peacemakers, will you sing with us…'

The full house at the Gocheok Sky Dome gave the band a huge reception for their debut appearance in South Korea and the appreciation was mutual.
'What an incredible view I have of you all,' said Larry when Bono asked him about being in the country, before 'Trip Through Your Wires'. 'Feels like we've known each other for a long, long time…'
'Two days is not enough,' added Edge. 'We've got to come back…'
That went down well…

IN THE PRESS
C. Hong for Soompi.com (link : https://www.soompi.com/article/1370328wpp/sulli-included-in-u2s-tribute-to-korean-women-of-history-during-their-seoul-concert) :
'During the performance of their song “Ultraviolet (Light My Way),” the screens at the concert showed the word “HERSTORY” before switching to photos of famous Korean women of history. This included Sulli, the singer-actress who passed away earlier this fall. Written in Korean with these photos were the words, “Until we are all equal, none of us are equal.” Others photos onscreen included female divers from Jeju Island, who have been designated part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO; Kim Jung Sook, current first lady of South Korea who was also in attendance at the concert; painter Na Hye Sok, a pioneering feminist and one of the New Women in the 1920s; Park Kyung Won, South Korea's first female civilian pilot; prosecutor Seo Ji Hyun, who brought attention to South Korea's “Me Too” movement; Hong Eun Ah, South Korea's youngest international referee in soccer and currently Ewha University professor; Jung Kyung Hwa, a violinist; Lee Soo Jung, a forensic psychologist and professor at Kyonggi University; and Lee Tae Young, South Korea's first female lawyer. One media outlet described these women as people who have changed Korean society or sowed the seeds for future change.'

IN THE SETLIST
The Goal WAS Seoul with a bouncing version of 'Elevation' & Beatles song snippets threaded through the set tonight, the spirit of John Lennon and the Beatles remembered in lines from 'Stand by Me' (in ISHFWILF), 'She Loves You' and 'Love Me Do' (during Vertigo) and 'Love Is All You Need' (in LIBTAIIW)

WHAT DID ADAM SAY
'It's a lot to take in… I'm gonna have to come back to make a closer inspection…' (when asked what he loved about being in Seoul for the first time)

ON THE FANSITES
Tyler from U2 Fan Podcast Site @Rev_U2 (link : https://soundcloud.com/revu2) flew in from Manchester just for this show, we caught up with him on his way out of the stadium and he gave us a few words about tonights debut Korean show : 'a very cold baseball stadium… absolutely packed out and the coats came off when the music came on. I'd heard that Western artists sometimes get a cool response from the crowd so I had some trepidations but it was not the case at all. Seoul showed U2 what they have been missing tonight. The setlist threw a lot of surprises at me. I had avoided all spoilers and I really enjoyed how JT2019 is a hybrid of E+I and JT2017. You only get one chance to make a good first impression and the boys certainly did that. U2 did not seem like they'd been around for 40 years tonight. They were fresh, youthful and new. Well worth the trip”.
And on that point, we asked him why pick this show on this Tour, ahead of the more exotic and warmer places! : “because it was the place I knew least about… to quote a line from 'The Wanderer' 'I went out searching…'

AND ALSO
Coldest show of the Tour so far, -4 degrees according to fans leaving the show.

Here's the complete set list and if you were at second show in Tokyo tonight, tell us all about it. 

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COMMENTS

22
Vitor Moutinho
11 December, 2019
From Portugal to S(e)oul of U2 in Korea
Long trip, long wait, hard expectations, happy start, lovely end. This is was a memorable concert of U2. First Time in South Korea, great message to freedom, respect, values of liberty and peace. I never ever see the BIG 4 Boys playing so happy... and wasn't necessary "close inspection"
adamezro
06 December, 2019
ON THE WAY
On the way from London!! First show outside Europe - SHINE LIKE STARS!!!
m_lily
05 December, 2019
This Sunday.
Still can't believe I'm really going there. A U2 concert in Seoul? Must be a dream. No. This is real.
Vitor Moutinho
04 December, 2019
From Portugal trough Macau to Seoul
Travel with Dreams Live with dreams Listen with dreams, share your dream... Let's go #Seoul #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019
huaizhouxiu
17 November, 2019
20 days to go
can't wait! 20 days to go, i am in red zone with my German and English friends! let's rattle and hum!
bono_vox_2000
28 June, 2019
2nd night for SEUL???
Lets sold out the 1st night, so we can have one more for 9 of December :) Hope we can have some special moments from the Rattle and Hum…
alibono
16 June, 2019
South Korea
Seoul is goal
gretzkyless
09 June, 2019
The Joshua Tree in Seoul in December
Just scored the below tickets to the first show ever by U2 in Seoul. Everything will be Rattling and Humming in the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on December 8, 2019.
alanglasgow
09 June, 2019
Children allowed?
Hello, Can I bring my 5 year old daughter to this show? Please help!
dermo
09 June, 2019
Where to stay in Seoul
Can anyone offer any first hand advice on areas of Seoul that are good for tourists to stay in? Thanks
irukajojo
07 June, 2019
I've been waiting for 32 years!
Thank you so much for coming to Seoul! Luv ya lots! XOXO
900
05 June, 2019
i'm ready!
Yes i'm still running. But I still HAVE found what I'm looking for :) THANKS
kajunpoon
03 June, 2019
one more time since three years ago
I will see you again since 2017, thanks for u2 to come to asia, even though China is not included.
Breal96
02 June, 2019
I've been waiting for 25 years..
I was a teenager when I first heard Rattle & Hum. Now my daughter is a teenager. I will be the dome with her. Thanks for the concert, in advance.
u2kind
02 June, 2019
So amazing!!!
Finally....! Welcome to korea..! I can't wait to see u2.
ryan_culliton
31 May, 2019
CONCERT TIME?
ANYONE KNOW IF IT IS IN THE AFTERNOON OR REGULAR TIME. I ASK BECAUSE IT IS A SUNDAY, AND I NEED TO BOOK TICKETS TO AND FROM HONG KONG
acsrebello
31 May, 2019
U2SEMFRONTEIRAS
U2Borderless
airwalk74
31 May, 2019
Hi would like to buy tickets ...can you
HomI would like to buy either GA red zone or vip for Seoul ... is there a link to ticket agency in English thanks
justwalkon
31 May, 2019
A dream come true
U2 coming to Korea a dream come true for me! Can't wait to see you guys here in Seoul!
U2MI2
31 May, 2019
Wooooow!!
I can't hardly wait to join the december concert!! Welcome to Korea!! I'm waiting this concert about 30 years!!! I hope to take good seat, however any saet would be perfect to see the U2!
hirou2
31 May, 2019
Japanese fan are also coming to Seoul!
Congratulations to every U2 lovers in Korea! I have attended U2 concert in 1988 (Tokyo), 1992 (London), 1997 (London), 2005 (Toronto), 2006 (Saitama), 2009 (London), 2015 (Chicago x2), 2017 (Chicago & Cleveland). I have witnessed this "The Joshua Tree" 30 years anniversary tour from (RED) zone in Cleveland on July 2017 and it was one of the best moment in my life! The band plays so close, but not so far away! I and my wife have already secured a flight from Nagoya to Seoul on Dec 7th and waiting for Pre-Sale on June 11th! Let's make a great atmospher on the night and we will be the one!
piusjung
30 May, 2019
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!!!! I've waited for U2 to come Seoul for a long long time. Actually, I was too tired of waiting and went to Los Angeles to see the 2017 Joshua Tree Tour. It was a really hard journey because I was able to stay only 3 days in LA due to my work. But, The show was really a LIFETIME MOMENT!!!! I'll never forget it forever. It deserves to see this show again in my hometown Seoul because Joshua Tree is my favorite album and the songs gave my life hope and inspiration. I can't wait this... Thank you Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry for coming to this far east country. Come, and see how Seoul sing and breathe together with you!! WELCOME!!!!
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