The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

Oct 10 2017
Buenos Aires, AR / Estadio Unico de La Plata
with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds


'When the night has come...'
Stand By Me on the opening night in Argentina.

'When the night has come...'

When & Where
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, Estadio Único de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Night 45 of #U2TheJoshuaTreeTour. 

Set List 
Knowing their Argentinian fans' ardor for futbol—and especially for Lionel Messi and his teammates on Argentina's national team — on Tuesday night in Buenos Aires, U2 decided to postpone their performance by a couple of hours so the more than 40,000 fans who packed Estadio Único de La Plata in Buenos Aires could watch Messi lead his team to victory in a World Cup qualifying match against the national team of Ecuador. Four screens were set up in the corners of La Plata so fans could watch the match after local band Joystick and Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds opened for the Albicelestes. Moments after forward Messi scored his third goal (a hat-trick!) to clinch the 3–1 win and the stadium erupted in joyful celebration, Larry, Adam, Edge, and Bono took the stage and road the waves of jubilation for the next two hours. The set included the usual Holy Quartet of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday', 'New Years Day', 'Bad', and 'Pride (In The Name of Love),' as well as 'The Joshua Tree' album in its entirety, where 'Streets' contained a lengthy, lively snippet of 'Stand By Me'). The encore included rousing renditions of 'Beautiful Day', 'Elevation', 'Vertigo', and the new single 'You're The Best Thing About Me', followed and 'One', which ended with Bono opening up a bottle of bubbly and making a toast: 'To... all you have to toast. Lionel Messi! His Lordship. Thank you. Muchas gracias, amigos.'

Social Posts
@Belisario_M: Es increíble el sentimiento de profunda comunión que genera U2. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 

@ajnova: Name another band out there as #classy, and considerate as @u2? #argentina #buenosaires #worldcup #u2

@maxikron: El partido de Argentina , los 3 goles de Messi, la clasificacion y el lugar recital de U2 son cosas q jamás olvidare en mi vida 

If You Had To Pick One Song 
Mothers of the Disappeared. 'In the trees our sons stand naked/Through the walls our daughter cry/See their tears in the rainfall.'

Bono said: 'For those in Argentina fighting for human rights, past and present, we sing this for you.'

Local fans arranged a flash mob by handing out white handkerchiefs to the audience, who waived them during the performance of the song which Bono was inspired to write after visiting Central America for the first time in 1986 and hearing the stories of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo (and others) who had lost children who were 'forcibly disappeared' by the dictatorships in power in Argentina and Chile at the time. 

Tuesday night's performance included Bono leading the audience in a loud and sustained chant of 'El Puebla Vencera!' ('the people will overcome'). 

What (else) did Bono Say?
During his intro to 'Bad', Bono said: 'Gracias por venir a vernos— Thank you for letting us back into your life. Thank you for coming out to see us tonite, and thank you for Lionel Messi... who surely proves that God exists.'

During the intro to 'One', Bono said: 'A movement of the masses. Movimiento de las masas.That's what's changes history—mass movement—and that's what we're looking for…A movement, to quote Patti  Smith, 'to wrestle the world from fools'. Here in Argentina we sing this for the ONE members who are fighting extreme poverty wherever they find it. Thery're not from the left and they're not from the right—they just care about the injustice of people being left behind. This is a great nation, Argentina. A great, great nation. You have a great future, Argentina, when you work together.'

Other Noteworthy Stuff
Longtime U2 fan Vidhya (aka @MysteriousDays on Twitter and Mixlr), a software consultant living in Canada, attended the first Argentina show in Estadio Único de La Plata Tuesday night and had this to report: 'I've been dreaming about visiting South America for many years, but this dream only came to fruition this year. My first concert in South America is Argentina1 on this tour.

'Two key words sum it up: Argentinian passion. The country's love and passion for football had us watching the World Cup qualifying game on the big screen between Noel Gallagher's set and U2's set. And of course, Argentina beat Ecuador 3-1 in an exciting game thanks to Lionel Messi! The audience went wild with each [of his three] goals, erupted in a roar as Argentina won, and then exploded when U2 took the stage moments later!

'Friends had warned me about the Argentinian audience: "Beware, they are crazy and passionate! They will be loud! They will be emotional!" I had no idea what was in store for us…The crowd on the floor lunged forward in excitement as Larry hit the stage for 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'. Their energy carried through all the songs in the first set and the Joshua Tree set. During 'Mothers of the Disappeared', floor audience members held up white handkerchiefs in a very moving tribute. Bono sang 'Presente' and the audience helped him close out in a very moving a cappella coda of 'El Pueblo Vencera' that brought me to tears.

'The last few songs were a crazy blur. Sometime during 'Beautiful Day' or 'Elevation' or 'Vertigo', the floor audience morphed into an ocean—a huge ocean with breaking waves moving up and down and side to side, where audience members were carried along whether we wanted to move along with it or not. Am I jumping, I thought? Or is that the ocean just carrying me along with it? I've never experienced anything like it! I don't know how to describe it other than to say it was really high octane moving swaying jumping bouncing dancing waves! With a few thousand people all crashing into each other! 

'Argentinian passion— I guess it's addictive because I'm going to the second show in Argentina as well! Wish me luck!' 

Review on
CHISTRI: Thank you! Thanks Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry for such an amazing, awesome, beautiful, emotional and powerful concert; soccer match included! Thanks my city Rosario for Messi, thanks Ireland for U2!

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    Esperando por U2!!!
    Este año cumpli 40 y lo festejo con ellos!!! Los escuche y segui desde mis 12 años. Su musica me acompaño en todos los momentos de mi vida como un Soundtrack. Mi hija de 5 años conoces sus canciones (sobre todo Miracle, California y Best Thing) y le encantan sus videos. Que mejor manera de fetejar que con ellos!!! A solo 4 dias!!!
    Una vez más y van....
    Si! Faltan 6 días y los voy a ver por octava vez el martes!!! tengo 48 años y desde 1984 que los escucho, son la banda sonora de mi vida!!!
    Please play VERTIGO in the first Argenti
    I have 35 years old and u2 is the band of my life. i heard u2 since i´ve got 6 years. i went to popmart tour, vertigo tour and 360 tour in my country. i will want to scare 1, 2, 3, 14!
    No More...
    U2, you are the soundrack of my life... but please, no more Vertigo, Elevation and Beautiful Day in the same concert !!!!!!!!!! Discotheque instead B.Day .... Desire (Zootv or Trump Version) instead Elevation .... Volcano instead Vertigo !!!!!! #NObday #NOelevation #NOvertigo .....
    Returns to best band in the world, For another legendary show....
    Thanks for coming back.
    The Joshua Tree ... uff what a record! I would like you to play something of Song of innocence, that here we didn't have opportunity to have the tour.
    A sort of homecoming
    Please!, play a sort of homecoming. That song is very special for me. Thank you!
    Four of Four
    Four of four.... first 98 river plate...second 2008 Vértigo river plate...the trird 2011 360 Tour La Plata.... the fourth... again La Plata...i have the life you have a passion.... and this it is U2 is my passion. we see you in La Plata.
    GOD BLESS YOU!. what a gift to the world ! really priviledge to have you here.
    :) yesssssssssss!!!!
    I love you!!!!!
    waiting for you!!!
    waiting for you!!!
    I'm so happy to be back !!!
    I love the band With my husband we went to all the recitals that were in Argentina (1998, 2006 and 2011) There we will be the 10 in La Plata
    Go U2
    I saw them in Argentina '98, '06, '11 and now I'll see you again in 2017, let's U2
    With the unforgettable fire began my love, the tree of Joshua reaffirmed it, eternal love, see you soon ...
    I saw you guys here a long time as a father.... my sons will join me .... and they will understand it all! Thank u
    can´t wait !!!
    you won´t be coming to Uruguay but whatever! I will be going to Argentina ! Love from an Uruguayan tremendous sick fan (30 years of uninterrupted fanatism I guess it sould be quite a problematic issue but I don´t care) :)
    Vamos a la plata
    Thank you for back to Argentina, i went all the times to your shows, i see you un october!!!!
    Asistencia Perfecta
    ... año 1998, sabes que viene U2 con Pop Mart Tour, ves el precio de las entradas y no llegas mas que a una entrada para la popular (25 pesos en aquel entonces). Va a ser tu primer recital internacional... que manera de debutar no!? Haces la cola entrar, sabés que de cajón los vas a ver bien lejos!, pero no importaba! sabias que tenian una pantalla de 50 mts que se veia de cualquier lado! Son las 15:30 aprox y la cola empieza a moverse, los que dirigian la fila, 3 personas antes de que yo llegue dicen: Los corto acá? y se escucha: No, me llevo a todos! (no sabia para qué! pero esta adentro de un grupo ¿selecto?)... empezas a entrar al edificio de River Plate y ves que hay unas promotoras que les coloca una pulserita azul a cada uno que pasa por ahi... (creo haber llegado a la ultima que les quedaba) seguis caminando y de pronto por una puerta entras a la cancha y te preguntas: Que raro que para ir a la popular te hagan cruzar la cancha asi que bueno, ves el escenario monumental con el arco gigante, la monstruosa pantalla y un limón enorme al costado del escenario, dpues giras tu cabeza a ver la popular, el lugar que te indicaba tu entrada, pero igual seguis caminando hacia el escenario, te dicen: Veni por acá y... channn!!!! Te meten en el "corralito" pegado al escenario! Sin Dudas fue Mi Mejor Primer Recital !!! En octubre, si Dios quiere, tendré asistencia perfecta: Pop Mart Tour, Vertigo, U2 360° y The Joshua Tree Tour!!! Gracias Gracias U2 por venir a Argentina... Where The Streets Have No Name! :D
    Otra vez en CASA!!!
    Gracias por otra vuelta!!!
    YES U2 in Argentina Again
    Welcome Again guys!! I'll be there !!
    Pre sale
    A alguien mas aun no le llego el presale code?
    i lOve U2
    I listened to them for the first time in 1983 and from that time I became a fan of the band. I was in all the recitals that played in Argentina and this time, I will see them again, this time with my wife in the sole stadium of the silver. I love the band. I love U2
    Go Home!!!
    U2 Argentina
    Welcome back boys! We missed you
    u2 argentina
    u2 en argentina la plata alla vamos
    U2 in ARgentina
    Very Happy with my fanmily!!!! U2 go to the End!!!!!
    Hello U2, welcome to my home, God bless and thank you for coming. Greetings, Sebastian.
    Yeeeeaaahhhhh Baaaby !!!!
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