Hammersmith Palais, London, England
Set List of Show:
Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:
After their UK dates on the Boy tour finished, U2 play three additional shows, opening for the Talking Heads. The first two shows are in London, and the third in Paris. For the shows in London, U2 take the stage between Boots for Dancing and the Talking Heads as the second act of the night. Tickets for the show are £3.50.
The first night in London is at the Hammersmith Palais, Shepherd’s Bush. They will play the second show at the Hammersmith Odeon, Queen Caroline. There has been some confusion on the two because of the venue names, but a poster from the event clearly shows that the December 1 show is at the Palais. And this is confirmed by a review by Allan Jones in Melody Maker magazine.
The set list played by U2 is unknown. Jones in his review says “Like Talking Heads, U2 arrived at the Palais with their scrapbook full of euphoric notices, most of them for the recent debut album, “Boy”. U2 have two basic styles: blatantly epic and diffidently epic. Both are hard to take. They manage to be simultaneously precious and blundering. Their songs are overwrought, overlong but never over soon enough.”
Officially Released Tracks