1998-02-27 - Sydney, Australia - Football Stadium


  1. Mofo
  2. I Will Follow
  3. Gone
  4. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  5. Last Night On Earth
  6. Until The End Of The World / Two Tribes (snippet)
  7. New Year's Day
  8. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Stand By Me (snippet)
  10. Bad / Waltzing Matilda (snippet) / Ruby Tuesday (snippet)
  11. Desire
  12. Staring At The Sun
  13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  14. Bullet The Blue Sky / America (snippet)
  15. Please
  16. Where The Streets Have No Name

  17. encore(s):
  18. Discothèque / Can't Stand The Rain (snippet) / Need You Tonight (snippet) / Rain (snippet)
  19. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
  20. With Or Without You
  21. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
  22. Mysterious Ways / Singin' In The Rain (snippet) / Never Tear Us Apart (snippet)
  23. MLK
  24. One
Comments: The giant lemon was broken, so it was not used. Before Desire, Bono asked humorously if the evening's persistent rain was the work of controversial state politician Fred Nile and told the crowd not to let Nile rain on their parade. He then jokingly dedicated Desire to the socially conservative Nile and another controversial Australian politican, Pauline Hanson. This show featured the last performance of MLK until 3 February 2002.

Documents about U2's 1998 tour plans that were distributed to their tour crew during Popmart's third leg in 1997 indicated there was an option for a second Sydney show at this venue the next night, 1998-02-28. This second concert was never announced as demand was insufficient.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. Pop (7)
  2. Achtung Baby (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (4)
  4. The Unforgettable Fire (3)
  5. War (2)
  6. Boy (1)
  7. Rattle and Hum (1)
  8. B-sides and singles (1)

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review by KieranU2

5 years ago


This was almost flawless. Bullet, Please and Streets kind of let down the performance a bit. Nevertheless, AWESOME performance. Best HMTMKMKM I've ever heard from Popmart (maybe even ever). Also the best version of Desire from Popmart.

This is also quite a Hutchence driven show. Bono mentions him alot since it was where Hutchence was from and all.

Additionally, during the show, the lemon malfunctions while Bono is saying "lemon breakdown!"


I listened to the FLAC of the show, but it would probably be 3 stars if it was lossy. Yeah, definitely listenable.


They seemed to go quite crazy on HMTMKMKM. The audience were better towards the end of the set, rather at the start.


Great show. Brilliant performance, with a decent audience, and alright sound. This goes into my Top 10 of Popmart. All explanations on the performance section of what was best. 4 stars because of the audience and sound, but it was still great to listen to!

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