Lyceum Ballroom, London, England
Set List of Show:
- "The Ocean"
- "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
- "An Cat Dubh"
- "Into the Heart"
- "Another Time, Another Place"
- "The Electric Co."
- "Things to Make and Do"
- "Stories for Boys"
- "I Will Follow"
- "Out of Control"
- "All Along The Watchtower"
- "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:
"Cry" (U2) /
U2 perform at the Lyceum in London with the Thompson Twins, Delta 5 and Red Beat opening the show. Tickets for the show are £3.00 and the show starts at 7:30pm. 1000 people make it into the show but Bono comments during the show that many more did not get in. “Tonight is the end of a complete stage for U2, with regards. A year ago when we came over here we were playing in support at some very small places. This is very good for us, there were 700 people that were left outside tonight.”
The band mix it up tonight and play “All Along the Watchtower,” a cover of a Bob Dylan song. It is the first time U2 is known to have performed it in concert, and they perform it in London with Pete Wylie of the band Wah Heat! which had previously opened for U2 a number of times. A snippet of “Cry” is included at the start of “The Electric Co.” A recording of this show is known to exist.
Being a London show, where many of the music journals are based a number of reviews of this show are published.
Robbi Millar of Sounds says “U2 do award the Lyceum an atmosphere, a sort of new age ‘dancing in the aisles’ atmosphere. Through the stretching strength of songs like ‘I Will Follow’ and ‘A Day Without Me’, they can still reach out and touch their audience — albeit mentally — with something more tangible than a fashion or a style. Maybe they can halt the second coming of the Grateful Dead.”
Over in NME Paul de Noyer says “Chuffed by awkward, a different man when he’s not singing, Bono makes use of the first pause in U2’s astoundingly powerful set to thank the capacity crowd – and by implication the other 700 said to be standing disappointed outside the hall. Almost shyly the lad recalls it was a bare year ago that U2 took their first tentative steps on the British circuit, away from their safe Irish home. And now this: in his own words, the climax and fulfilment of U2’s first stage. Tonight was a triumph of an exceptional kind, and there could have been nobody present who didn’t know it.” and later adds “Bono, The Edge and Adam are a blur of shirts and haircuts, pouring out music that’s at once simple and rich, a massive, monumental sound, but one that draws its grandeur form pure emotion and excitement rather than the old hard rock posture and bombast.”
Officially Released Tracks