the tour lasted about a
year and hit locations in north america, south america,
europe, and australia. mocking
the rock industry is what u2 did during
zoo tv, and this was no different, with its overly extravagant
stage setup, including, of course, a 40-foot mirrorball lemon.
at over $200,000 a day, it was no cheap show.
the tour begin in april of 1997 and ended on march 21 of 1998.
dublin set list
(Intro to M's "Pop Muzik")
I Will Follow
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Last Night On Earth
Until The End Of The World
New Year's Day
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
All I Want Is You
Saring At The Sun
Karaoke: All Kinds of Everything
Bullet The Blue Sky
Where The Streets Have No Name
(pre-recorded Lemon remix)
If You Wear That Velvet Dress
With or Without You
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
tour progressed, changes were made to the setlist. the
fourth leg saw the addition of bad, and occasional
snippet of desire, and even a few performances of
40 to close out some shows.
it's no wonder the ticket prices
are so high (i paid $52 something each of the three shows I
saw); u2 certainly went
all out on this one. the stage setup featured a 40-foot
mirrorball lemon, a large olive atop a 100 foot toothpick,
1000 strobe lights, a plexiglass dance
floor, and six lightning machines. to top it all off they
had the world's biggest video screen (150 feet by 50 feet).
New Orleans Popmart during With or Without You
(image copyright 1998 Michael Sherman)
well, i saw popmart in pittsburgh,
d.c. and new orleans, and i must say i was very impressed.
even my highest expectations
were completely blown away, especially at the new orleans show.
it helped being right up at the b-stage railing!
they went through each song flawlessly with such emotion and
connection with the audience. it was great to see how bono reacted
to our reaction as we sang along.
oh, and the giant mirrorball lemon was spectacular! all those
tiny specks of light surrounding the stadium... impressive.
i first became a fan of u2 in december of 1993, planning it
perfectly to just miss their famous zootv tour, so this was
my first time seeing them live.
i made a whole page dedicated to just the
d.c. and pittsburgh
shows, so please check it out for more info.
there's also a page for the new orleans show.
hey, those wire
tags really worked... thanks everyone.