1987-04-29 - Rosemont, Illinois - Rosemont Horizon


Comments: This show has been immortalised in the famous bootleg Rock's Hottest Ticket, titled after a Time magazine headline about U2 from earlier in 1987. This is one of the most popular unofficial U2 releases.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. The Joshua Tree (9)
  2. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  3. War (3)
  4. October (2)
  5. Boy (1)
  6. Other songs (1)

best song performances

  1. With Or Without You (8 votes)
  2. Exit (5 votes)
  3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (5 votes)
  4. Mothers Of The Disappeared (5 votes)
  5. Bad (4 votes)

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show attendees: 9

4 users from Illinois: MLKMWS, brightonpark, danesgirl, raynman009
1 from Poland: Drzewaszewski
1 from Sweden: heyrocker
1 from Connecticut: numda01
1 from Wisconsin: tmricci
1 from Florida: TDarby719

review by CMIPalaeo

2 years ago


Rock's Hottest Ticket indeed. U2 are on top of the world, right where they do their best.


Excellent quality.
Recording: Audience microphone - 5 stars


Great audience. Bono tells someone to stop whistling during Springhilll Mining Disaster; I'm not sure if he was actually annoyed or if he was just joking around but it was rather funny either way.


Fabulous show. Early on in the Joshua Tree Tour, the band are full of energy and have suddenly become superstars. A must-have show, one of the classics. Certainly one of the highlights of this tour, probably one of the top five.

-Trip Through Your Wires
-The Unforgettable Fire
-Bullet the Blue Sky
-Running to Stand Still (best performance)
-Exit (best performance)
-In God's Country
-Bad (possibly the best performance)
-Springhill Mining Disaster
-Mothers of the Disappeared
-With or Without You

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Welcome to our audio page, on this page you can download lossy (MP3) and sometimes even the lossless (mostly FLAC) audio recordings (also known as bootlegs) of this show. The available recordings are sorted on the type of recording and the quality of the recording.

  • Recordings available: 2
  • Show downloads: 4097

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"Rock's Hottest Ticket"

  • Origins: CD Silver
  • Credits: Octopus (Silver Manufacturer)
  • Lineage: Original silver CDs > EAC (secure mode) > WAV > mkwACT (0.97beta) > SHN > mp3
  • Downloads: 332
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Audio / MP3

Bit rate: 192, bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
Download via Mega.co.nz
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Audience microphone

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Equipment: AKG C460B (Microphone)
  • Lineage: Akg 460 B W/uls 61 Capsule > Wm-d5
  • Quality based on reviews:
  • Downloads: 3358

Audio / MP3

Bit depth: 16, sample rate: 44100, channels: 2
Download via Mediafire.com
Audio samples

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  1. Edge, Bono and Adam