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. Mothers Of The Disappeared (5 votes)
  3. Exit (5 votes)
  4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (5 votes)
  5. Bad (4 votes)

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show attendees: 9

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

review by gogme

4 months ago


Strange that this show is recognized as an 'iconic' Joshua Tree Tour show. Some songs are performed badly. Bullet for instance is out of sync somehow, like Bono is on a different BPM as other band members.


This part is only rated, not commented on
Recording: "Rock's Hottest Ticket" - 5 stars


Nothing beats the European crowds during this tour. In those days the American arena's had chairs on the floor...


U2 played a lot of shows during the Joshua Tree Tour that were much more 'iconic' as this one was.

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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: 4358

shirts of innocence

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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
  • Quality based on reviews:
  • Downloads: 510
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Audio / MP3

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

Audience microphone

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Equipment: AKG C460B (Microphone)
  • Lineage: Akg 460 B W/uls 61 Capsule > Wm-d5
  • Quality based on reviews:
  • Downloads: 3406

Audio / MP3

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

Welcome to our photo page, on this page you can view and download high resolution and high quality photos of this show. No low resolution or low quality photos are accepted, you only see the very best of the best. Of course you can also upload your own high resolution and high quality photos easily.

  1. Edge, Bono and Adam