#U2ieTour Musical Journeys (Dublin 1 - 4 Update)

Original story (2015-11-28)

Thanks to those streaming the shows over the last few days we are able to report on some of the pre-show music. The band has continued to use a mix of material mostly from the 70s and the 90s in the preshow. And now after four performances in Dublin they have continued with that mix. Although the pre-show mix started as we have heard before, there were a few surprises that we hadn’t heard before on all nights.

The following is a list of the songs performed today that we were able to identify on Night one in Dublin:

  • “The Man Who Sold The World” – Nirvana
  • “Life During Wartime” – Talking Heads
  • “Atomic” – Blondie
  • “Debaser” – Pixies
  • “Even Flow” – Pearl Jam
  • “Reptilia” – The Strokes
  • “Because the Night” – Patti Smith
  • “Baby Turns Blue” – Virgin Prunes
  • “Dumb” – Nirvana
  • “I Ran” – Flock of Seagulls
  • “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Joy Division
  • “Last Night” – The Strokes
  • “Down on the Street” – The Stooges
  • “Be My Wife” – David Bowie
  • “Dancing in the City” – Marshall Hain
  • “Under Pressure” – Queen featuring David Bowie
  • “Hot Stuff” – Donna Summer
  • “Electric Avenue” – Eddy Grant
  • “Oops Upside Your Head” – The Gap Band
  • “The Message” – Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

The concert started from there with Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” over the PA. The show ended with Thin Lizzy playing over the PA, “The Boys are Back in Town”.

The following is a list of songs played prior to Night Two in Dublin:

  • “Police and Thieves” – The Clash
  • “The Model” – Kraftwerk
  • “Celebrate” – Simple Minds
  • “First Week / Last Week. Carefree” – Talking Heads
  • “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Joy Division
  • “The National Anthem” – Radiohead
  • “Baby Turns Blue” – Virgin Prunes
  • “Dumb” – Nirvana
  • “Hong Kong Garden” – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • “Debaser” – Pixies
  • “Town Called Malice” – The Jam
  • “La Nuit Americaine” – Lescop
  • “Because the Night” – Patti Smith
  • “Atomic” – Blondie
  • “Even Flow” – Pearl Jam
  • “Seven Nation Army” – The White Stripes
  • “You Only Live Once” – The Strokes
  • “Heart-Shaped Box” – Nirvana
  • “Spacelab” – Kraftwerk
  • “Making Plans for Nigel” – XTC
  • “I Ran” – Flock of Seagulls [cut short for venue announcement]
  • “Dancing in the City” – Marshall Hain
  • “The Message” – Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  • “Under Pressure” – Queen featuring David Bowie
  • “Get Down On It” – Kool and the Gang
  • “Electric Avenue” – Eddy Grant
  • “Hot Stuff” – Donna Summer
  • “Oops Upside Your Head” – The Gap Band

The concert started from there with Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” over the PA. The show ended with Aslan’s “Crazy World” playing over the PA.

The following is a list of pre-show songs we could identify on night three in Dublin:

  • “The Model” – Kraftwerk
  • “You Only Live Once” – The Strokes
  • “The Model” – Kraftwerk
  • “Town Called Malice” – The Jam
  • “Sound and Vision” – David Bowie
  • “Peaches” – The Stranglers
  • “The Man Who Sold the World” – Nirvana
  • “Even Flow” – Pearl Jam
  • “Where is My Mind?” – Pixies
  • “I Ran” – A Flock of Seagulls
  • “Who is it?” – Talking Heads
  • “Heart-Shaped Box” – Nirvana
  • “You Know You’re Right” – Nirvana
  • “Cars” – Gary Numan
  • “Teenage Kicks” – The Undertones
  • “Idioteque” – Radiohead
  • “Dancing in the City” – Marshall Hain
  • “The Message” – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
  • “Hot Stuff” – Donna Summer
  • “Cars” – Gary Numan
  • “Under Pressure” – Queen featuring David Bowie
  • “Public Image” – Public Image Ltd.
  • “Get Down on It” – Kool & The Gang (cut off)

The concert started from there with Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” over the PA. The show ended with Aslan’s “Crazy World” playing over the PA.

The following is a list of pre-show songs we could identify on night four in Dublin:

  • “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – Joy Division
  • “Be My Wife” – David Bowie
  • “A New Career in a New Town” – David Bowie
  • “Teenage Kicks” – The Undertones
  • “The National Anthem” – Radiohead
  • “Who Is It?” – Talking Heads
  • “Because the Night” – Patti Smith
  • “First Week / Last Week, Carefree” – Talking Heads
  • “Dumb” – Nirvana
  • “I Ran” – Flock of Seagulls
  • “La Nuit Americaine” – Lescop
  • “Atomic” – Blondie
  • “The Model” – Kraftwerk
  • “Cars” – Gary Numan
  • “Debaser” – Pixies
  • “Even Flow” – Pearl Jam
  • “Always Crashing in the Same Car” – David Bowie
  • “Sound and Vision” – David Bowie
  • “Making Plans for Nigel” – XTC
  • “The Model” – Kraftwerk
  • “Last Night” – The Strokes
  • “Heart-Shaped Box” – Nirvana
  • “Metropolis” – Kraftwerk
  • “What in the World” – David Bowie
  • “Town Called Malice” – The Jam
  • “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” – Smashing Pumpkins
  • “Dancing in the City” – Marshall Hain
  • “The Message” – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • “Under Pressure” – Queen featuring David Bowie
  • “Get Down on It” – Kool & the Gang
  • “Public Image” – Public Image Ltd.
  • “Hot Stuff (12” Version)” – Donna Summer
  • “Cars” – Gary Numan

The concert started from there with Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power” over the PA. The show ended with James Vincent McMorrow’s “Higher Love” playing over the PA.

A Spotify playlist is available with these songs thanks to @cqleonardo.

You can see our full article on the #U2ieTour Preshow songs here: http://www.u2songs.com/news/u2ietour_musical_journeys – a big thank you to Joe Ahorro who has streamed a number of shows along the way.

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