Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado

Set List of Show:

Main Set:

  • "The Ocean"
  • "Twilight"
  • "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
  • "I Will Follow"
  • "An Cat Dubh"
  • "Into the Heart"
  • "Another Time, Another Place"
  • "The Electric Co."
  • "Things to Make and Do"
  • "Stories for Boys"
  • "Boy / Girl"
  • "Out of Control"

  • "A Day Without Me"
  • "11 O'Clock Tick Tock"
  • "The Ocean"
  • "I Will Follow"

Additional Music

Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:

    "Cry" (U2) / "Send in the Clowns" (Stephen Sondheim from A Little Night Music) /

Show Details:

U2 perform at the Rainbow Music Hall in Denver with opening act The Offenders. Tickets for the show are $3.00 and the show starts at 7:30pm.

U2 includes “Cry” and “Send in the Clowns” with “The Electric Co.” during the show. Recordings of the concert are known to exist.

The show’s promoter, Chuck Morris is very happy with the show and wakes up Frank Barsalona at 2am to tell him how wonderful the show was. The capacity of the venue is 1,485 and the show was a sell out. The band also gets a good reaction from the crowd, coming back to play “A Day Without Me” and then going off stage, only to be coerced back by the boisterous crowd to do another three songs. Morris said about the show, “I thought it may have been the greatest band I’ve ever seen, they were right up there with the Stones and a few others. It was one of the greatest shows I’ve ever seen.”

The day after this show one of the promoters, Chuck Morris takes the band in his jeep to see the Red Rocks Ampitheater. He tells the young band that they will play that venue some day.

Many sources list either the Brains or Kamikaze Klones as the opening act for this show. But there is some confusion as U2 played the Rainbow Music Hall three times in less than a year. Tim Whitlock offers some help with this one, “The Brains opened for the first U2 show. My band Lunch opened for the second U2 show several weeks later. One of many great memories.” Kamikaze Klones also opened one of the three shows, likely the one in February 1982. It was the Brains who opened the March 1981 show in Denver.

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