Stardust Club, Artane, Ireland

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U2 opened two shows for The Greedies on December 20 and 21, 1978. These are big shows for U2, playing to 1,600 people. The Greedies, earlier known as The Greedy Bastards, are a supergroup made up of Thin Lizzy, the Boomtown Rats and the Sex Pistols. On these particular nights the Rats are unavailable and the band is made up of Thin Lizzy plus two members of the Sex Pistols, Paul Cooke and Steve Jones jamming with Thin Lizzy. Elton John had also been rumoured to be showing up for these shows, but if ever planned, it didn’t happen. Although the band had worked under hte name The Greedy Bastards for earlier appearances, these gigs are billed as The Greedies, as is a Christmas single recorded by the same line up.

U2 are given the support slot for the show after Bono meets with Phil Lynott and offers the band to play for no fee.

The doors opened at 7pm and tickets were £3.00 and available at Advance Records, Supersonic Sounds and Murray’s Records. U2 would next open for Thin Lizzy the first time they play the Slane Festival, on August 16, 1981.

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