U2 Unveils Tour Debut Of ‘Mysterious Ways’ In Philadelphia

Irish rockers U2 brought The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to Philadelphia on Sunday night for a performance at Lincoln Financial Field. While U2 hasn’t changed up the setlists much from show-to-show, they did dust off a hit from 1991’s Achtung Baby as part of last night’s encore for the first time this year.

U2 has kept the format the same at each stop of the now 15-show-old tour. Bono & Co. kicked off the evening with pre-The Joshua Tree hits “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “New Year’s Day,” “Bad” and “Pride (In The Name Of Love).” A complete performance of the group’s 1987 LP The Joshua Tree came next.

The concert concluded with a cover of “Miss Sarajevo” (Passengers) followed by a smattering of post-The Joshua Tree standouts. “Mysterious Ways” was the first of those songs as U2 played the tune for the first time since December 7, 2015. U2 then ended the night with a sequence of “One,” “Beautiful Day,” “Elevation” and “Vertigo.”

U2 continues the tour on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Watch U2 perform “Miss Sarajevo” followed by “Mysterious Ways” captured by Jim Powers:

Setlist

U2 at Lincoln Financial Field

  • The Whole of the Moon  
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • New Year's Day
  • Bad  
  • Pride (In the Name of Love)
The Joshua Tree
  • Where the Streets Have No Name
  • I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • With or Without You
  • Bullet the Blue Sky
  • Running to Stand Still
  • Red Hill Mining Town
  • In God's Country
  • Trip Through Your Wires
  • One Tree Hill
  • Exit  
  • Mothers of the Disappeared
Encore
  • Miss Sarajevo  
  • Mysterious Ways  
  • One
  • Beautiful Day
  • Elevation
  • Vertigo

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