#u2ieTour Pre and Post Show songs
Original story (u2wanderer.org) by Aaron J. Sams (2015-07-16)
Updated: July 16, 2015
At the pre-show, they have been playing full albums before the #U2ieTourMix starts. These are played in order, and there have been times that almost a full album has been played prior to starting the preshow mix.
•Vancouver shows: 77 (Sept 1977) by the Talking Heads (Including “New Feeling,” “Tentative Decisions,” “Happy Day,” “Who is It?” “No Compassion,” “The Book I Read,” “Don’t Worry About the Government,” “First Week / Last Week,” “Pulled Up,” and “Psycho Killer.”)
•San Jose shows: *London Calling (Dec 1979) by The Clash (Including “London Calling,” “Brand New Cadillac,” “Jimmy Jazz,” “Spanish Bombs,” “Lost in the Supermarket,” “Clampdown,” and “Guns of Brixton.”)
•Los Angeles shows: Marquee Moon (Feb 1977) by Television (Including “Venus,” “Friction,” “Marquee Moon,” “Elevation,” “Prove It,” and “See No Evil.”) – in a strange turn, this album was played after the #U2ieTourMix played, and was followed by “Who Is It?” by the Talking Heads from 77 (Sept 1977) and then “People Have the Power” by Patti Smith, now being used as an opener.
•Montreal shows: 77 (Sept 1977) by the Talking Heads (Including “Pyscho Killer,” “The Book I Read,” “First Week / Last Week,” “Who is It?) and Marquee Moon (Feb 1977) by Television (Including “See No Evil,” “Prove It,” “Elevation,” “Marquee Moon,” and “Friction”) and Horses by Patti Smith (Including “Gloria,” “Redondo Beach,” “Birdland,” and “Free Money”)
•Boston shows: The Man-Machine (May 1978) by Kraftwerk (Including “The Man Machine,” “Neon Lights,” “The Model,” and “The Robots) and Crocodiles (July 1980) by Echo and the Bunnymen (Including “Happy Death Men,” “Pictures on My Way,” “Read it in Books,” “Villiers Terrace,” and “Rescue” — The inclusion of “Read it in Books” suggests it was the US version of the album played). The Kraftwerk album is the one pictured in the bedroom during “Song for Someone.”
After this selection of songs from a full album is played, a mix of songs begins including the songs listed below, with many songs being confirmed on multiple nights.
pre-Show #U2ieTourMix songs:
•Land – Patti Smith
•Town Called Malice – The Jam
•Celebrate – Simple Minds
•Because the Night – Patti Smith
•Cars – Gary Numan
•Making Plans for Nigel – XTC
•I Ran – A Flock of Seagulls
•Teenage Kicks – Undertones
•Peaches – The Stranglers
•Atomic – Blondie
•Whip It – Devo
•Lust for Life – Iggy Pop
•Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division
•Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash
•Ca Plane Pour Moi – Plastic Bertrand
•Airport – The Motor
•Johnny Was – Stiff Little Fingers
•Baby Turns Blue – Virgin Prunes
•Police & Thieves – The Clash
•Life During Wartime – Talking Heads
•Public Image – Public Image Ltd.
•Hong Kong Garden – Siouxsie and the Banshees
•The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen
•Psycho Killer – Talking Heads
•No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Just before the band takes the stage, two Ramones songs were played back to back in Vancouver and San Jose:
•Baby I Love You – The Ramones
•Beat on the Brat – The Ramones (remix containing Discotheque and Even Better Than the Real Thing instrumentals)
Since the show in Phoenix, after the Irish marriage referendum, all shows have started with “People Have the Power” by Patti Smith.
In Vancouver the song playing after the show finished was “Spiritual High Part II” – Moodswings ft. Chrissie Hynde. Once again since the show in Phoenix that followed the Irish marriage referendum the song played is now “Same Love” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
The intermission in Vancouver featured a video of punk bands, with snippets of various songs. Starting with the San Jose show, this had been replaced by a video of Johnny Cash with “The Wanderer” playing. On the fourth night in Boston, the intermission video was set to a Gavin Friday’s version of “The Fly”.
(There may still be songs missing, please feel free to send us an email if you can add more to the list.)
A playlist on Spotify is available of these songs.