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A three-decade U2 streak is about to come to an end

According to Michael (he’s plugged into these things), U2 will NOT play any Joshua Tree songs on the upcoming Songs of Experience tour. Make sense, given that they recently wrapped a full tour of almost nothing but those songs.

Let’s put that in perspective.

This is a streak that started November 18, 1989, when they performed at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney, Australia. Since that gig, they have played “Where the Streets Have No Name” for every single show since then. Every. One.

When the tour begins in Tulsa tomorrow, they will break a streak that has run 28 years, 5 months and 14 days. There will not be a performance of “Where the Streets Have No Name.”

Alan Cross

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One thought on “A three-decade U2 streak is about to come to an end

  • Wish I’d known that before I bought tickets.


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