U2 has a concert series coming up at Soldier Field, so here are five U2 performances out of Chicago that were extremely memorable.
5. Beautiful Day (Soldier Field 9/13/2009). One of their more memorable Soldier Field sets. During this performance, a lengthy snippet of Wilco’s ‘Far Far Away’ was included, as well as a shout out to Lake Shore Drive during the bridge.
4. Where the Streets Have No Name (Soldier Field 2011). The emotional high point of any U2 show, it started to rain at the climax of the song to the disbelief of the crowd and the band. A very intense performance.
3. The Electric Co. (United Center 2005). This was a blast from the past for U2. Bono dedicated the song to anybody in the crowd who had seen them at the Aragon Ballroom twenty years prior.
2. One Tree Hill (Soldier Field 2011). U2 performed an impromptu version to close out their Chicago show in 2011, their first performance of the song in North America since 1987.
1. Bad (live in 1987 at Rosemont Horizon). Bono introduced the song with a very emotional speech about his dear friend who overdosed on heroin. This song appeared on one of U2’s most popular bootlegs.