U2: 5/3 & 4/1985


As news is out that U2 is going on tour again, I decided to dig up a couple stubs from the first two times I saw U2. It was on the Unforgettable Fire tour and they were awesome! I had bought a ticket to see them on the Friday show, and they were so great, I went back to see them the next night.

The two shows were very similar, except I recall that on the second night, they added “I Fall Down” to the set. I did some searching online, but was only able to find a setlist from the first night. Frankly, I’m surprised I was even able to find this. There was no digital media to record all this information back in the 80’s. I’m glad someone had the forethought to keep a record of the details.

Anyway, here’s the setlist from the 5/3 show. Sorry I don’t have more to share about this one. All I remember is that they were great, I was blown away, and that they were incredibly energetic on stage.


  • 11 O’Clock Tick Tock
  • I Will Follow
  • MLK
  • The Unforgettable Fire
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • A Sort of Homecoming
  • Bad
  • October
  • New Year’s Day
  • Pride (In the Name of Love)


  • Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl
  • Gloria
  • 40