The Joshua Tree Tour 2019

Nov
30
2019
Kallang, SG / National Stadium
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'To Justice and Joy…'

U2

'For human rights
For civil rights
For those who protect those rights, like Amnesty International… we sing!'

Quite the reception for 'Pride (In The Name of Love)' tonight, carrying special resonance for all those engaged in the struggle for human rights.

'Dr King… Keep us faithful to justice and joy… to community.'

Playing for the first time in Singapore, this is one of four debut appearances in different cities on this tour… and a show that took off from the get-go.

'Thank you Singapore for your patience… it's only taken us forty two years to get here.'

Even the band seemed taken aback by the sheer passion of the capacity Singaporean audience in the National Stadium.
'That's something special, thank you.
'We had no idea it was going to be like this, thank you...'

From Sunday Bloody Sunday to One, this was a show to remember.

IN THE PRESS
Ramesh William for Channel News Asia : 
'Four decades and many milestones on, U2 wrote a stirring new chapter in the unforgettable fire of their story with a first Southeast Asian concert on Saturday (Nov 30).  The seventh stop of the third Joshua Tree Tour finally reached Singapore; and from start to finish the celebrated quartet went helter-skelter for a mesmerised, almost disbelieving crowd at the National Stadium. With the tour now several weeks in, and the set list from their Australasian leg widely circulated, there was still a raw thrill to be had when Larry Mullen’s iconic drum intro for Sunday Bloody Sunday thundered the evening open. The revolutionary theme continued with another War classic New Year’s Day for their third song of the night, before their sing-along live favourite Bad as Bono raced into … well … full Bono mode. The frontman, 59, was engaging right from the get-go, interacting playfully with the crowd – fully aware of the historic nature of the occasion. "Thank you for your patience," he told the sell-out crowd. "It only took us 42 years." This was U2 in their element, an outfit whose identity was forged on the road – in snug venues in the UK and in open arenas in North America – in the years preceding The Joshua Tree. 
Stripped of previous excesses from the ZOO TV, PopMart and 360° eras, the sparse set with a stunning near 50-metre screen allowed for intimacy in a setting that held about 40,000 people. With fierce flashes of red and gold, and black and white, this felt reminiscent of U2’s Live at Red Rocks: Under a Blood Red Sky – their classic concert film from more than 35 years ago. As images of Joshua trees hung on screen, the evening continued with a progression of epochal tunes from The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum. Where the Streets Have No Name; Bullet the Blue Sky; I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking; Pride (In The Name of Love); all performed with trademark exuberance. The songs were written at a  time when the band was confronting an America in the throes of change. Unfortunately, the resonance of those lyrics is just as relevant today...'

ON THE SOCIALS / ZOOTOPIA
@amubalt : Interesting people watching while in merch line. First U2 show I've attended where whites are very much in minority. Tons of Muslim women wearing hijabs. This is already up there with Joburg 98 for coolest @u2 show experience.

@DaveHutagalung :Christmas came early this year. Such an amazing evening with the boys of U2. This Joshua Tree 30 years anniversary concert was awesome....

@mikeyllorin : My legs are jelly and my back is the Living Death but omg that was just the best. Just. The. Best. Thank you Bono, Edge, Adam, Larry, the whole crew, and the city of Singapore. #U2Singapore was pure magic.

@dmway : It's wonderful to hear Bono be so genuinely awed tonight - even better that the crowd has made him/them feel that way. 

WHAT  DID BONO SAY
’Tonight we come as pilgrims to your city…looking for some illumination in this city of bright lights’

‘Our first time here… let’s turn this concrete place into a Cathedral… let’s see the lights of Singapore… on the inside’
‘Light up light up.. as if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you there’ (snippets of ‘Run’ by Snow Patrol during Bad)

Here's the complete set list and if you were at the  Kallang SG tonight, tell us all about it. Add your own review and photos on our tour pages.



 


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COMMENTS

28
jancukon
03 December, 2019
14 years later...
I've been waiting 14 years to be a part of this amazing experience. 2005. I was a fresh graduate student in Melbourne. Have to skip U2's concert because of my visa ended a day before the show :( 2009. Got second chance to back to Melbourne to catch U2 show. Concert ticket booked, flight checked, but last minute cancellation due to family reasons back home :(( 2019. Finally. Finally. Finally! the wait is over. Came to Singapore and caught them live November 30. Was one of the best concerts I've ever experienced. Words can't describe how I feel right now :))))
brendo1704
02 December, 2019
Just Amazing
Magical! My kids (12 and 9 yo) loved it and have been singing and reliving moments. My wife now loves drums - as in LOVES. We all just went off. thank you!
TikaWidyamurti
01 December, 2019
30years of waiting paid off
The best day in my life! I wish I were there for Day 2 concert. 30 years of listening and trying to understand the song meanings has been paid off! I hope they will consider Jakarta, my city for the next tours! There were a lot of Indonesian fans too that night.
jathomas88
30 November, 2019
Awesome!
What a concert! Never tire of seeing this band, just brilliant. Bono sounded great, as did the rest of the band. Genuinely looked like they were having fun on stage. Worth the trip! Still on a high!!
yuichirohara
30 November, 2019
Finally!
“Pride” made me love Dr. King and poetry. U2 songs continue to guide and inspire my life as a teacher. I promised my wife that I would take her to see our favorite band one day—and that day is today. Love to all in attendance tonight!
tomi1974
05 November, 2019
Support ?
Who will support U2 in Singapore ?
Chiampa
01 August, 2019
Singapore 1 GA?
One friend iso a Singapore 1 GA let me know if you can help, see u there!!!
Elevate-me-baby
20 June, 2019
richardspedding16
Hi Richard, I'm from the UK and am holidaying in Thailand before the show. Check booking.com My wife & I are staying at Hotel Boss about 25mins walk to the gig. Hope this helps
b1gals
20 June, 2019
I'm in !!!
New York last year was ticking the bucket list ... this is pure greed !!! LOL
kelvinemmanuelng
19 June, 2019
30 year wait finally over!
All I want is U2 \m/
TylerDurden80
18 June, 2019
Beautiful Day!
I have been a U2 fan since I was a schoolboy. Their songs are all-time classics, though I've noticed a disturbing trend among millennials who've never even heard of U2. Maybe this concert will rekindle the fire for one of the greatest bands of the 20th century, nay, in musical history. I for one, am overjoyed that they've finally made their way to this part of the world. Got my tickets, and on 30th Nov we will be standing as near to the stage as we possibly can! It's gonna be a beautiful day. BTW, shoutout to my fellow Malaysians!
Beezster
18 June, 2019
I'm going to see U2 live...finally...
Got my tickets and i'm set for the concert of my lifetime. It's often eluded me and now, come NOV 30TH, it's happening. Wouldn't have missed this concert for the world. Looking forward to watching Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr and the gang LIVE in Kallang. I can now check it off my bucket list!
eiroomd
18 June, 2019
I Have Finally Found What I'm Looking Fo
Tickets secured!! U2 has been instrumental in shaping my taste in music since the 80's! This is something I CANNOT let pass. The Joshua Tree was also the very first album I ever owned :D CANNOT WAIT!!! <3
richardspedding16
18 June, 2019
Recommendations for places to stay
Can any local Singaporeans assist me with recommendations for places to stay. Flying in from the UK (arriving on Thursday) so need somewhere where I can recover from the jetlag for a couple of days (cheap and cheerful) and then somewhere a bit more luxurious to spend a few days to explore Singapore. Thanks in advance and see you there.
TheMoMan
18 June, 2019
Counting down the days!
After coming from San Francisco California to Melbourne for the Nov 15 show and both Sydney shows Nov 22/23, just got a pre-sale ticket for Singapore.... so I guess I'm spending another week on vacation, 2 weeks in Australia and 1 week in Singapore. Can't wait!!!
TylerDurden80
18 June, 2019
Beautiful Day
I have been a U2 fan since I was a schoolboy. Their songs are all-time classics, though I've noticed a disturbing trend among millennials who've never even heard of U2. Maybe this concert will rekindle the fire for one of the greatest bands of the 20th century, nay, in musical history. I for one, am overjoyed that they've finally made their way to this part of the world. Got my tickets, and on 30th Nov we will be standing as near to the stage as we possibly can! It's gonna be a beautiful day. BTW, shoutout to my fellow Malaysians!
aliv
18 June, 2019
Ali
Can’t wait. Family trip to Singapore to see sister and take in U2.! It’s not a U2 concert unless big sis is there So happy
Ranggaw
18 June, 2019
Indonesian here
Just got my tickets, hell yeah!!!
nelsonhsk
17 June, 2019
Singapore finally! They are really comin
Just got my tickets, wow! If I have a time machine will set 30.11.2019 right now!
BobbyH007
17 June, 2019
Can’t wait....
$50 well spent joining the “club”, I have waited so long to see U2 in concert and a tour featuring one of my favourite albums...
U279
17 June, 2019
Praying i get the tickets.
Wish me luck! Hope to score the tix. I really wanna bring my 9 year old boy. He seems excited to meet the band... he's been listening to my terrible singing to U2 songs for 9 years!
weepygoon
17 June, 2019
U2 in Singapore!
Got my tickets!!! Thank you, U2.com! Membership sure has its privileges!
MaiPet
17 June, 2019
YES ......
..... i have my ticket. Cat 1 / 112. I hope for a second concert in Singapore. Can not wait ...... U2 forever.
manuellawrence
16 June, 2019
Singapore!!
Cant wait!!
alibono
16 June, 2019
Singapore
YES!!! Got my tickets for Singapore!!!! I´m so happy! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
MarcWatkins
16 June, 2019
Singapore here we come !
Can't wait to see the band live in Singapore for their first time, saw the show in Belgium in 2017 it was fantastic !
Eala
16 June, 2019
Hope I’m lucky 3rd time.
1st time - Croke Park in the 80’s 2nd time- Zagreb
manuellawrence
16 June, 2019
Singapore Show
Can't wait ❤️
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