Boy Tour

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Boy Tour
Tour by U2
Associated album Boy
Start date 6 September 1980
End date 9 June 1981
Legs 5
Number of shows 157
U2 concert chronology
  • 11 O'Clock Tick Tock Tour
    (1980)
  • Boy Tour
    (1980-81)
  • October Tour
    (1981-82)

The Boy Tour was a concert tour by Irish rock band U2 that took place in 1980 and 1981 to support the band's first studio album, Boy, which was released in October 1980.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1: Europe
6 September 1980 Coventry England General Wolfe's
7 September 1980 London Lyceum Ballroom
8 September 1980 Marquee Club
9 September 1980 Bristol Berkeley
11 September 1980 Hull Wellington Club
12 September 1980 Scarborough Taboo Club
13 September 1980 Leeds Queen's Hall
15 September 1980 London Marquee Club
16 September 1980 Plymouth Fiesta Suite
17 September 1980 Penzance Demelza's
18 September 1980 Totnes Civic Hall
19 September 1980 Stroud Marshall Rooms
21 September 1980 Wollaston Nag's Head
22 September 1980 London Marquee Club
22 September 1980 London Maida Vale Studios
23 September 1980 Sheffield Limit Club
24 September 1980 Aylesbury Friars Club
25 September 1980 Liverpool Brady's
26 September 1980 Birmingham Cedar Club
27 September 1980 Coventry Coventry University
29 September 1980 London Marquee Club
30 September 1980 Brighton University of Brighton
2 October 1980 Leeds Duchess of York
3 October 1980 Retford Porterhouse
4 October 1980 London School of Economics
5 October 1980 London Half Moon Club
7 October 1980 Nottingham Boat Club
9 October 1980 Manchester Manchester Metropolitan University
11 October 1980 London Kingston University
14 October 1980 Hilversum Netherlands KRO Studios
15 October 1980 Amsterdam Milkyway
16 October 1980 Groningen Vera
17 October 1980 Apeldoorn Gigant
18 October 1980 Brussels Belgium Klacick
19 October 1980 London England Lyceum Ballroom
7 November 1980 Exeter University of Exeter
8 November 1980 Southampton University of Southampton
9 November 1980 London Moonlight Club
11 November 1980 Canterbury University of Kent
12 November 1980 Bradford Bradford University
13 November 1980 Sheffield Limit Club
14 November 1980 Kidderminster Kidderminster Town Hall
15 November 1980 Bristol University of the West of England
18 November 1980 Reading University of Reading
19 November 1980 Wolverhampton University of Wolverhampton
20 November 1980 Blackpool Blackpool and The Fylde College
21 November 1980 Edinburgh Scotland Nite Club
22 November 1980 Liverpool England Brady's
24 November 1980 Coventry Coventry University
26 November 1980 Hulme Playhouse Theatre
26 November 1980 London Marquee Club
27 November 1980
28 November 1980 Aston University of Aston
29 November 1980 Stoke-on-Trent Keele University
30 November 1980 Brighton Jenkison's Cabaret Bar
1 December 1980 London Hammersmith Palais
2 December 1980 London Hammersmith Palais
3 December 1980 Paris France Baltard Pavilon
Leg 2: North America & Europe
6 December 1980 New York City United States The Ritz
7 December 1980 Washington, DC Bayou Club
8 December 1980 Buffalo Stage One
9 December 1980 Toronto Canada El Mocambo
11 December 1980 Washington, DC United States Bayou Club
12 December 1980 Providence Main Event
13 December 1980 Boston The Paradise
14 December 1980 New Haven Toad's Place
15 December 1980 Philadelphia Bijou Club
17 December 1980 Belfast Ireland Ulster Hall
18 December 1980 Galway Leisureland
19 December 1980 Strandhill Baymount Entertainment Centre
20 December 1980 Cork Arcadia Ballroom
22 December 1980 Dublin TV Club
Leg 3: Europe
23 January 1981 Belfast Ireland Queen's University
24 January 1981 Glasgow Scotland Strathclyde University
25 January 1981 Edinburgh Scotland Valentino's Club
26 January 1981 York England York University
27 January 1981 Manchester University of Manchester
28 January 1981 Norwich University of East Anglia
29 January 1981 Northampton Iron Horse
30 January 1981 Loughborough Loughborough University
31 January 1981 Manchester University of Manchester
1 February 1981 Manchester University of Manchester

Setlist[edit]

The setlist varied each night throughout the tour, with all songs from Boy being performed with the exception of "Shadows and Tall Trees".[1] Content from U2 3 was played, as were "11 O'Clock Tick Tock", "Touch", and "Things to Make and Do". Towards the end of the tour, songs from the upcoming October were played, including "Fire" and "I Fall Down". "The Ocean", "11 O'Clock Tick Tock", and "I Will Follow" were often played twice due to the band's small catalogue at the time. Most shows began with "The Ocean" and closed with "11 O'Clock Tick Tock". Three unreleased songs, "Father is an Elephant", "Carry Me Home" and "The Cry" were also performed. Throughout the tour, Bono would include snippets of other songs not recorded by U2 - "Send in the Clowns" was often tagged onto the end of "The Electric Co."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U2 Boy Tour - U2 on tour". U2gigs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  2. ^ "U2 Send In The Clowns - U2 on tour". U2gigs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-25.