Moonlight Club, London, England

Set List of Show:

Set List: (Incomplete)

  • "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
  • "An Cat Dubh"
  • "Boy / Girl"
  • "Things to Make and Do"
  • "The Electric Co."
  • "Stories for Boys"
Encore: (Possibly Incomplete)

  • "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
  • "The Electric Co."
  • "Out of Control"

Additional Music

Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:

Show Details:

On the back of positive buzz for the band brought on by U2’s tour dates in London in June, Island Records arranges a further three shows in the London area, to spotlight their new signing. The shows were heavy on music press who were invited to see the young band to build up buzz for the album to be released in the Fall. The tour was advertised as the “Three Days…” tour in press. U2 picked up an additional show at the Marquee, supporting the Photos outside of the three headlining gigs.

The third of these spotlight shows is at the Moonlight. The club is located in West Hampstead, and it’s a Saturday night. Admission is £1.50 and Modern Jazz open the show. Last night saw U2 have their first sell out show outside of Dublin, and tonight is no different. The place is packed and there are 200 people outside who do not get into the show. The Moonlight is where U2 held their first show in London in 1979.

Bill Graham who is traveling with the band, and covering the shows for Hot Press shares, “It was a rising at the Moonlight. A superlative, extraordinary affair that prompted Paul McGuinness to honour it by buying the band a bottle of champagne, a rare ritual for very special performances. The ‘Find The Audience’ game was over, the house was packed forty minutes before U2 took the stage, with Adam having to embarassedly placate a late-coming group of fans who’ve arrived from Herne Hill. U2 just raped, pillaged and plundered the Moonlight. It was Bono’s instinct again. I don’t believe his associates ever wavered from the same level throughout the three dates – if anything they made more mistakes tonight than in the other two – but the theme of this tour is how Bono reacted with such intuitive accuracy to each environment.” Graham mentions that Bono dives into the crowd and roams the hall. He also mentions Larry smiling like never before.

A review by Daniela Soave in The Record Mirror shares “For the 200 people turned away from the Moonlight Club on Saturday night, you have my sympathies – you missed a fine, fine night. It didn’t matter that the lucky ones were crammed together tighter than a full packet of cigarettes. It didn’t matter that we were too hot and sticky. U2 were here, and that more than compensated. Their warmth and joy came bursting through, raising the temperature even further. Bono was in total control, larger than life, careening around what little stage there was, in fine voice and spirit.” Soave shares that the band played “11 O’Clock Tick Tock”, “Black Cat”, “Boy-Girl”, “Things to Make and Do”, “The Electric Co.”, and “Stories for Boys”, and returning for “11 O’Clock Tick Tock”, “The Electric Co.” and “Out of Control” in the encore. She also mentions “a slowish number whose title escapes me” after discussing “Black Cat”. Most likely “Into the Heart”.

In his review of the London trip, Graham mentions that the band are debuting “An Cat Dubh”, “Into the Heart”, “Saturday Night” and “I Will Follow” during the shows in London, but he does not specify which shows these are performed. Three of the four are known to have debuted the first night of the tour, and it is possible these are played at each show on the short tour.

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