U2 played one of their smallest shows in years with a gig in West Hollywood at The Roxy on Thursday night (May 28, 2015).
The show was just one day after the death of U2 tour manager Dennis Sheenan who had worked with the band for 33 years. Bono spoke of Sheenan telling the crowd of his dignity. He also dedicated ‘Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of’ to the late INXS singer Michael Hutchence.
U2 opened and closed the first set of the show with track from their debut album ‘Boy’ (1980), ‘The Ocean’ and ‘Out of Control’. ‘The Ocean’ was played for the first time since 2005 but the rarest song for the night was ’11 O’Clock Tick Tock’, played for the first time since 2001.
Familiar faces in the audience included Danny DeVito, Chris Martin, Tom Morello, Courtney Love, Sean Penn, Kevin Smith and Jack Nicholson (who was also hanging out a few days early at the Stones LA club gig).
U2 Roxy Theatre Setlist May 28 2015
The Ocean (from Boy, 1980)
11 O’Clock Tick Tock (from Under A Blood Red Sky, 1983)
I Will Follow (from Boy, 1980)
The Electric Co. (from Boy, 1980)
Beautiful Day (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind, 2000)
Elevation (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind, 2000)
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of (from All That You Can’t Leave Behind, 2000)
Sunday Bloody Sunday (from War, 1983)
Out of Control (from Boy, 1980)
Vertigo )from How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb, 2004)
Song for Someone (from Songs of Innocence, 2014)
California (There Is No End to Love) (from Songs of Innocence, 2014)
Tickets are available for all shows here and here.