Ataturk International Airport, Istanbul, Turkey

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Set List:

  • "Desire"

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U2’s appearance in Turkey is met with press and fans in the middle of the night at the airport. Bono and The Edge give a performance of “Desire”.

Show Details:

U2 land at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul in the early morning hours. They will be performing a U2360 concert, and performing in Istanbul for the first time ever. The local fans are excited, and meet the band at the airport.

Bono and The Edge meet with some of the fans, and give a brief performance of “Desire” for the fans that are there.

Bono shifts up the lyrics to match the circumstances. He sings, “I’m on the street, Gonna go where Europe and Asia meet, With a red guitar, on fire, Desire…” Istanbul straddles the continents, with one side of the city being located in Europe and the other being located in Asia. Edge backs Bono on acoustic guitar, and the peformance is captured by local media.

While in the city the entire band visit the bridge between the two sides of the city, having photos taken straddling the continents.

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