One of the biggest gigs of the summer takes place at Croke Park this Saturday, July 22nd when Ireland's most famous band arrive in Dublin for a hometown gig.
U2 have been on a tour commemorating the 30th anniversary of their album The Joshua Tree since May 12th in Vancouver, and since then they have been all over North America, Canada and parts of Europe in the lead-up to their headliner at Croker. After their European leg, they'll head back to the USA and Latin America for more dates before winding the tour up in October.
So, what can you expect to hear if you're heading along on Saturday? Bono and the lads have (obviously) been playing plenty of material from The Joshua Tree (the whole album is played in sequential order, in fact). They've also been kicking off the show with a number of songs that Bono has said "got us to The Joshua Tree" – so expect to hear the likes of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and 'Pride (In the Name of Love)' in the mix.
Once the album has been played in full, they've been throwing a number of big hits into the mix to ensure that the show goes out with a bang – while the other day in Berlin, they even covered a Beatles song in the encore. Perhaps they'll even have something special lined up for their home crowd...
See below for the setlist they're likely to play (a variation on) this Saturday at Croke Park:
Intro Music: 'The Whole of the Moon' – The Waterboys
1. Sunday Bloody Sunday
2. New Year's Day
4. Pride (In the Name of Love)
'The Joshua Tree'
5. Where the Streets Have No Name
6. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
7. With Or Without You
8. Bullet the Blue Sky
9. Running to Stand Still
10. Red Hill Mining Town
11. In God's Country
12. Trip Through Your Wires
13. One Tree Hill
15. Mothers of the Disappeared
16. Miss Sarajevo
17. Beautiful Day
20. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)