From the great website U2start.com
In a month’s time it will be 40 years ago that Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam got together with a few others in Larry’s kitchen to form a band. No band in history has been around longer in the same formation without any big hiatus, an incredible statistic. We celebrate this milestone with some amazing audio broadcasts, featured content, quizzes and more. We hope you will be a part of it, enjoy!
5 legendary U2 recordings, broadcasted weekly
In the coming month, starting this Saturday, we will broadcast 5 legendary U2 recordings via U2start.com. Every Saturday we will stream the audio recording of another show, one even more legendary than the other. We will listen to these together with other fans in our forums. All shows start at 19pm GMT/3pm EDT/5am Sydney time:
This Saturday: 1993-08-28 – Dublin (“An instant classic”)
3 September: 1987-04-29 – Chicago (“Rock’s Hottest Tickets”)
10 September: 2001-10-25 – New York (“U2 helped us heal, their finest hour”)
17 September: 1989-12-30 – Dublin (“Dreaming it all up again”)
24 September: 1997-09-23 – Sarajevo (“Their most important show in the 90s”)
“Spring Hill Mining Disaster” Bono talks about how the Irish have been coming to Chicago for many years to find work. I knew then Chicago would have a special relationship with this working band for a long time.
Bono introduces the song written in solidarity with Poland. Then cracks into “New Years Day” I’m Polish!!
Enjoy a preview of a prior space and time thanks to youtuber damian1202001
Setlists would never be this good again
Where The Streets Have No Name, I Will Follow, Trip Through Your Wires, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / Exodus (snippet), MLK, The Unforgettable Fire, Bullet The Blue Sky, Running To Stand Still, Exit / Van Morrison’s Gloria (snippet), In God’s Country, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bad / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet), October, Springhill Mining Disaster, New Year’s Day, Pride (In The Name Of Love)
encores: Mothers Of The Disappeared, With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet) / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet), Gloria, 40
Mike @ Spool Going Round