Every month we have a show in the spotlights, the show of this month took place on 1989-11-18 in Sydney. You can download this show, read reviews or write your own review on the shows page here. In this thread you can discuss this show!
"This show is a great example of the band turning a show on the verge of disaster into an epic performance"
1989-11-18 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre
Desire / So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star (snippet)
All Along The Watchtower
All I Want Is You / Sexual Healing (snippet)
God Part II / I Feel Love (snippet)
Bullet The Blue Sky / Neighbours Theme Song (snippet)
Running To Stand Still
I Will Follow
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Van Diemen's Land
New Year's Day
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Angel Of Harlem
When Love Comes To Town / In The Midnight Hour (snippet)
Love Rescue Me
40 / Give Peace A Chance (snippet)
Comments on this show
The incident in Stockholm in 2015 which led to a show to be postponed was not on its own in U2's history. Something similar happened in 1989 in Sydney, where before the show, the venue was evacuated due to a bomb threat. Thankfully, no bomb was found and the band were able to play a full concert. During the show, Bono made multiple jokes about the incident. It's a great example of the band turning a show on the verge of disaster into an epic performance. Hawkmoon 269, Desire with the So You Want To Be A Rock N' Roll Star snippet, and New Year's Day with the great Oh Maybe The Time Is Right part. This is also the only full tour concert since 1987 to not feature Where The Streets Have No Name in the setlist. What more reasons could we give you to listen to this show?
We encourage you to listen to this show this month and write your own review, the more, the better. Enjoy!
Possibly one of my favorite shows of Lovetown, even favorite in general. Some of my favorite versions of Desire, Watchtower, Hawkmoon, WLCTT, this whole show is amazing! Definitely recommend this show to those who haven't heard it yet, even if the sound quality isn't the best (and no Streets ). It still holds up.
"So where does all music come from -- be it hip-hop or rock 'n' roll? I don't know. But I do know that all music is praise. It's praise to the god of your making. Which, in the case of a rock star, might be oneself. Or a woman. Or an idea."
- Bono, 2004
On the third leg of the Elevation Tour (Philadelphia 11/2/01) Bono said the song 'Please' is about people shrinking God down to their level.