U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

Jun
9
2018
Uniondale, NY, US / NYCB Live. Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Co
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'Shout, Shout…'

'Boy, stupid boy
Don't sit at the table
Until you're able to.

Toy, broken toy
Shout, shout, you're inside out
If you don't know.
Electric Co.
If you don't know
Electric Co. ...'

When & Where
Saturday June 9th 2018, NYCB Live, Uniondale, NY. Back in the USA for Show 16 of U2eiTour.

Set List
Tour debut for The Electric Co, echoing it’s performance on the band’s debut in this very arena (Nassau Coliseum), on The Unforgettable Tour in 1985.  Here’s the set list.

On The Socials
@u2gigs (via Twitter). 'tonight's show was the first since 28 October 2005 to have three Boy songs anywhere in the setlist (only counting regular tour gigs, so excluding events like the 2015 Roxy show).'
@sb_wreeldeal (via Twitter). 'I went into this show completely spoiler free… I had no idea about Acrobat. None. It took me a few moments to figure it out and then I just went into a state of shock and then started screaming.'
@sarawarah (via Twitter). 'My 11th @U2 show in 26 years and the first I ever saw without stepping foot off Long Island. Not as many shows as some, but more than I ever thought I'd have the chance to see, and each a unique experience more amazing than the last.' 
@atu2comSherry (via Twitter).'The gentleness of 13 gutted me tonight.'

In The Press
Kimberly Dijkstra for Long Island Weekly. 
'U2 played a sold-out show at NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Coliseum, on Saturday, supporting their 2017 album Songs of Experience. The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour highlights the experiences that shaped Bono’s life and features many scarcely played gems. “What’s the use of innocence? Experience is so much more fun!” Bono quipped. As one of the most famous bands in the world, U2 went big, as expected. A traditional stage was connected to a round platform by a long walkway that sliced sharply through the crowd on the floor. The path, dripping with digital sparkles, was flanked by see-through LED video screens, sometimes trapping the band members inside and sometimes allowing them to interact with the digital imagery in a wondrous way. Coming off 2017’s The Joshua Tree Tour, U2 chose to leave out some of their biggest hits—“Where The Streets Have No Name,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “With Or Without You”—from that album, as well as “New Year’s Day” and “Mysterious Ways,” which in the past have made frequent appearances. It’s hard to complain about the lack of Joshua Tree tunes when their absence left room for so many rarities, including “Acrobat“ from Achtung Baby, “The Electric Co.,” a tour debut, “The Ocean,” both from Boy and “Staring at the Sun,” when Bono grinningly acknowledged their “psychedelic period” called Pop…
...The band used the pre-encore intermission to promote #WomenOfTheWorldTakeOver to Jim O’Rourke’s “Women of the World.” Fans can lend their voices to that song by going to one.org.  “We are reminded by our daughters that the world’s problems will not be solved without using all of the brains we have on the planet,” said Bono.'

Experience(s) Of The Day
@krisrosulli (via Instagram) 'Last night, I finally crossed off @u2 on my concert bucket list! We had tickets to the Joshua Tree tour last year while pregnant with Gavin, and by some cruel twist of fate, I ended up practically on bed rest for only a few days and ended up missing the concert. But last night, they were sooooo good! So soulful, so talented. Totally cried with tears steaming down my face during the encore…'

What did Bono Say?
"the boy tries… and fails.. to hold on to his innocence… only later to discover at the far end of experience, with some wisdom, and some good company… he can again recover that same innocence… or a version of it". (The Ocean)

"I am one quarter of an artist without Edge, Adam, and Larry. I am one half of a person without my partner, Ali."

Review On U2.com / Zootopia
bgans.  Incredible, emotional evening. I was at the show with my teenage daughter. So much of the show was about parents and children - Bono talking about his parents, singing about his children, clearly thinking about family. It was wonderful to be able to share it with my own child. I was last at Nassau Coliseum to see U2 in 1987, with my sister. 30 years later, we have all come full circle - from young, impetuous innocents to vastly more experienced parents. But for all that has changed along the way, some things remain the same - the energy, the thoughtfulness, and the pure joy that the band brings when they take the stage'. 

If you were at the show, add your own photos and reviews below.

And don’t forget -  #WomenoftheWorldTakeOver.  Ahead of the show, why not...
SING IT. RECORD IT. POST IT.
Sing the song, share it online. Join the movement.

 

 

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U2 eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

COMMENTS

21
Caminanteu2
26 June, 2018
Unforgettable...
From Montevideo Uruguay we traveled with my girlfriend to New York. Unforgettable trip with the wonderful experience of the recital in Uniondale. We had been in La Plata Argentina for The Joshua Tree Tour that we liked a lot but in this case and we were amazed with the staging, the technology at the service of the best art and the excellent performance of the band. To top it off I was able to experience the unique experience of crossing with Bono the following Tuesday in Central Park, with whom I was able to greet and take a picture with him for the best memory of my life. Long live U2! The soundtrack of my life
septiembrepro
17 June, 2018
The best day ever
U2, the best band in the world. Uniondale 2018.
joshua76
13 June, 2018
My first Experience in USA
it was the first time in NY.....great show in uniondale....electric U2 forever
3Re77eYeZ
12 June, 2018
DREAM COME TRUE
I've waited all my life to finally see U2. It was a dream come true. Thank you for visiting Long Island, NY. One of the best days of my life. No other band could top this tour on my record book. Long live, U2!
hawks17ffl
11 June, 2018
New Years Day
Philly wants New Years Day!!! Thank us with your wonderful lives!! Lol
bbagwell
11 June, 2018
Uniondale 6/9/18
Had a wonderful evening celebrating our 23rd anniversary with U2! The band was fantastic and the sound was sooooo much better than Miami outdoors for the Joshua Tree last year. We had our fingers crossed for Red Flag Day, but Acrobat more than made up for it. The Edge outdid himself during that song. We sat in the front row of section 122, which was right at the back left tip of the stage behind Edge. We were close enough for me to pass him a note asking for Red Flag Day, but I forgot to write one. Thanks for another unforgettable evening guys!
danalhf
11 June, 2018
Best Band in the World
This was my fourth show on this tour and my best GA experience so far. I love the narrative between SOI and SOE. I love the messaging. Each song hits home in a different way. U2 is better than they have ever been. It is going to feel like forever before I get to Milan.
cgpublic
10 June, 2018
33 Revolutions Per Lifetime
What better way to celebrate our 21st anniversary with my wife than a drive to Uniondale for the first time since 1985 and The Unforgettable Fire tour. First show on this tour, last saw the band for The Joshua Tree tour @The Meadowlands, and to be honest I've never counted shows I've seen since my first at NYC's Palladium back in 1981 for the Boy tour. Terrific show, GA seating is always the best with U2 given their stage setup(s), and omission of songs from The Joshua Tree was welcomed since it provided the first opportunity to hear so many songs from the latest LP, a personal favorite for the first time (Acrobat), and of course, Electric Co. with the snippet of Send In The Clowns as remembered from their first tours. See you at The Garden and hoping to hear Red Flag Day!
djsamc
10 June, 2018
Thank you !
Thank you to the Nassau coliseum staff who helped me when my migraine got the better of me and I passed out . On the GA floor , I was quickly taken to medical attention. After waiting to get my strength back , my husband and I went back to the show , got there 2 minutes before U2 came out . As a huge fan , I really didn’t want to miss the show . So glad I didn’t have to !
bgans
10 June, 2018
Incredible, emotional evening.
I was at the show with my teenage daughter. So much of the show was about parents and children - Bono talking about his parents, singing about his children, clearly thinking about family. It was wonderful to be able to share it with my own child. I was last at Nassau Coliseum to see U2 in 1987, with my sister. 30 years later, we have all come full circle - from young, impetuous innocents to vastly more experienced parents. But for all that has changed along the way, some things remain the same - the energy, the thoughtfulness, and the pure joy that the band brings when they take the stage.
silicon_dna
09 June, 2018
With Sincerity & Swagger
Bono Edge Adam Larry return to share their story of Innocence & Experience with us. Once again owning the stage, yet humble and meaningful.
Lynou63
09 June, 2018
Lyne Rivard
Montréal, 5 juin 2018 V.I.P. Party Package
JessLee
09 June, 2018
For Our Children
America is the place, the space........that knows it's faults and demise.........but rise. But Rise.
Brian6
09 June, 2018
Start time
Anybody know what time they've been starting the show?
edmedjen
04 June, 2018
My 50th Birthday!
Can't wait the celebrate my 50 th Birthday with my favorite band I love them since I was 18 years old. I have gone to every NY, NJ and Long Island show. Would love for Bono to wish my a Happy Birthday!
tylerjagger
22 May, 2018
Pre-show gathering spots near the Colise
Traveling to New York for Coming in for the June 9th concert and I'm not familiar with the immediate area. Any recommendations for nearby bars or restaurants for pre-show imbibing? Thanks!
bbagwell
30 April, 2018
Uniondale 6/9!
Can't wait to feel the energy outside the coliseum beforehand and then the buzz of anticipation as showtime rolls around. Nothing like a U2 show anywhere, anytime! Our seats at MSG from 7/22/15.
u2nutsfer
03 November, 2017
fernando
I cant wait for this....close to home...
sylvianwoolf
02 November, 2017
Can't wait!!!
I'm turning 40 and February and this concert is the gift I'm giving myself. Love that they are going to be on Long Island!!!!
Psicosoc
01 November, 2017
U2 + NYC
A repetir la experiencia del 2015!!!
connorailish
01 November, 2017
u2
I can't wait to see U2 again at the Coliseum-the last time was 1985 in the old Coliseum- The 30th anniversary at Giants stadium was great-as it was in April 1987! this time I brought my son n husband. Thank you for the incredible music U2!
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