Arcadia Ballroom, Cork, Ireland

Set List of Show:

Set List:

  • "The Ocean"
  • "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
  • "Touch"
  • "An Cat Dubh"
  • "Into the Heart"
  • "A Day Without Me"
  • "Another Time, Another Place"
  • "The Electric Co."
  • "Things to Make and Do"
  • "Twilight"
  • "I Will Follow"

  • "Stories for Boys"
  • "Boy / Girl"
  • "Out of Control"

Additional Music

Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:

    "Cry" (U2) /

Show Details:

U2 play their final show at the Arcadia Ballroom. Over the years, U2 have played the Cork venue a number of times, and it has become a well loved venue for them to perform. When they return to Cork it will be at larger venues going forward. The opening act for this show is Microdisney.

Elvera Butler who booked shows at the Arcadia Ballroom shared in Hot Press, “The gig in December 1980 was more of an event than previous ones – with the release of the Boy album, there was a sense of them having arrived at a new highpoint in their career. But I always thought they were career-minded and had a chance of being successful, though I can’t imagine that anyone had any idea of just how successful they would or could become.”

Butler also shared, “Overall, there was a feeling that night that the gig was a bit of an ‘event’. There was a good buzz – the Kampus was very much a sort of club scene, with a regular crowd, which increased to whatever extent for particular visiting bands. It was also the last gig before Christmas, so that in itself would have added to the night. I think we had about 1,200 people in, which was a very good, bigger than average crowd. The audience response was great.”

What was played was confirmed via a set list from the show. U2 may have diverged from the set list as written, but it is the best information we currently have for this show.

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