U2: Montreal Forum, Montreal

I was 14 and went to this show with no adult supervision

U2 had reached the level of popularity where a Forum show was possible but had not yet broken out into widespread fame and familiarity among the general rock and pop audience; that would come in 1987 with the release of The Joshua Tree. The Unforgettable Fire Tour popularity level is sometimes referred to as “mass cult”, and is similar to, say, what Bruce Springsteen had on his River Tour before Born in the U.S.A. or what Metallica had on their Damaged Justice tour before their Black Album. It made for intense concerts in this instance, because it provided a very large but fully devoted audience, with fans standing on chairs for the entire performance and continuing “40” refrains long after the show was over.
— (From Wikipedia)


11 O’Clock Tick Tock, I Will Follow, Seconds, Two Hearts Beat As One, MLK, The Unforgettable Fire, Wire, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Cry, The Electric Co. / Amazing Grace (snippet), A Sort Of Homecoming, Bad / I’m Waiting For The Man (snippet) / Ruby Tuesday (snippet) / Sympathy For The Devil (snippet), October, New Year’s Day, Pride (In The Name Of Love)


Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Gloria, 40 / Do They Know It’s Christmas (snippet)



One response to “U2: Montreal Forum, Montreal”

  1. Joanne Avatar

    Thanks Warren! It’s research for my book, which includes a U2 pissing contest among students in my Irish History class at university. Love the set list! It brings back memories that are quite useful.

    Press on, good man!


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