A Conspiracy of Hope Tour

U2 signed on with Amnesty International to do a six city tour in 1986 with a group of artists including Bryan Adams, Joan Baez, Peter Gabriel, The Neville Brothers, Lou Reed, and Sting. Jackson Browne joined the tour for shows at San Francisco, Los Angeles and East Rutherford. They were joined by Ruben Blades, Miles Davis, Third World, Fela, Carlos Santana and Pete Townshend in East Rutherford as announced guests. The final day in East Rutherford became an all day event, and others such as Bob Geldof, Little Steven, and Howard Jones appeared in concert that day.

The tour was organized by Jack Healey, the Executive Director of Amnesty International. The concerts were not meant to raise funds for the organization, but rather to raise awareness of the organization.

U2 played all six nights of the tour. They would play roughly 9 songs each night during the tour. Bono would often return to guest with other artists as well.

The Denver show proved to be difficult to schedule, it was originally planned for Dallas, then moved to Houston, and finally moved to Denver. The show faced a small audience there, and was one of the few that did not sell out.

A Conspiracy of Hope Tour 1986