October Tour

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October Tour
Tour by U2
LocationEurope, North America
Associated albumOctober
Start date16 August 1981
End date7 August 1982
Legs5
No. of shows102
U2 concert chronology

The October Tour was a concert tour by Irish rock band U2 that took place in 1981 and 1982 to support the band's second studio album, October, which was released in October 1981.

Itinerary[edit]

The tour followed a similar pattern to the previous tour and consisted of five legs, three in Europe and two in North America. The first leg began in Ireland in the August 1981 and ended in Berlin at the start of November, in total, 33 concerts were held. Soon after the first European leg, U2 travelled to North America to play 23 shows over the course of a month. Another European leg was held between December 1981 and February 1982 before heading back to the USA to fulfill the longest leg of the tour. The fourth leg ran from February through to April and was made up of 32 shows, considerably less than the European and American legs of the Boy tour. After a short break, the tour finished with a final 9 shows in Europe.[1]

Setlist[edit]

The setlist varied each night throughout the tour, with eight songs from October and ten from Boy being played.[1] Songs such as "Rejoice", "Another Time, Another Place", "With a Shout (Jerusalem)", and "Fire" were dropped from the setlist towards the end of the tour. "Gloria" was used as the opener at almost every show, whilst "The Ocean" (used as the opener for the previous tour) was played predominately as the closing song.

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Leg 1: Europe[2]
16 August 1981 County Meath Ireland Slane Castle
23 August 1981 London England Paris Theater
29 August 1981 Gateshead Gateshead International Stadium
30 August 1981 Odell Odell Castle
31 August 1981 Edinburgh Scotland Coasters
2 September 1981 Stockholm Sweden Underground
1 October 1981 Norwich England University of East Anglia
2 October 1981 Nottingham Rock City
3 October 1981 Salford Salford University
4 October 1981 Glasgow Scotland Tiffany's
6 October 1981 Coventry England Warwick University
7 October 1981 Leicester Leicester Polytechnic Arena
8 October 1981 Sheffield Lyceum
9 October 1981 Newcastle Mayfair Ballroom
10 October 1981 Liverpool Royal Court Theatre
12 October 1981 Brighton Top Rank
13 October 1981 Portsmouth Mecca Locarno
14 October 1981 Cardiff Wales Top Rank
16 October 1981 Stoke-on-Trent England Kings Hall
17 October 1981 Bracknell Bracknell Sports Centre
18 October 1981 Bristol Locarno
19 October 1981 Birmingham Locarno
20 October 1981 Leeds Tiffany's
21 October 1981 Hemel Hempstead Hemel Hempstead Pavilion
23 October 1981 Brussels Belgium Ancienne Belgique
24 October 1981 Deinze Breilpoort
25 October 1981 Herenthout Zaal Lux
26 October 1981 Paris France Élysée Montmartre
28 October 1981 Leiden Netherlands Stadsgehoorzaal
29 October 1981 Tilburg De Harmonie
30 October 1981 Amsterdam Paradiso
31 October 1981 Arnhem Stokvishal
1 November 1981 Rotterdam De Lantaarn
3 November 1981 Hamburg Germany Fabrik
4 November 1981 Berlin Metropol
Leg 2: North America and Europe[3]
13 November 1981 Albany United States J.B. Scott's
14 November 1981 Boston Orpheum Theatre
15 November 1981 New Haven Toad's Place
17 November 1981 Providence Center Stage
18 November 1981 Philadelphia Ripley's Music Hall
20 November 1981 New York City The Ritz Club
21 November 1981
22 November 1981
24 November 1981 Passaic Hitsville North Nightclub
25 November 1981 Asbury Park Hitsville South Nightclub
28 November 1981 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium
29 November 1981 San Francisco The Warfield Theatre
1 December 1981 Atlanta The Agora
2 December 1981 Nashville Underwood Auditorium
4 December 1981 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre
5 December 1981 Grand Rapids Fountain Street Church
6 December 1981 Chicago Park West
7 December 1981 Lansing Dooley's
8 December 1981 Cleveland Agora Theatre
10 December 1981 Buffalo Uncle Sam's
11 December 1981 Washington, D.C. Ontario Theater
12 December 1981 Hartford Stage West
13 December 1981 Lido Beach Malibu Dance Club
20 December 1981 London England Lyceum Ballroom
21 December 1981
23 January 1982 Galway Ireland Leisureland
24 January 1982 Cork Cork City Hall
26 January 1982 Dublin RDS Main Hall
Leg 3: North America[4]
11 February 1982 New Orleans United States SS President Riverboat
13 February 1982 Austin The Opry House
14 February 1982 San Antonio Cardi's
15 February 1982 Houston Cardi's
16 February 1982 Dallas Cardi's
17 February 1982 Oklahoma City Jammy's
19 February 1982 St. Louis Night Moves
21 February 1982 Minneapolis First Avenue
22 February 1982 Madison Headliners
23 February 1982 Champaign University of Illinois
25 February 1982 Kansas City Uptown Theater
27 February 1982 Denver Rainbow Music Hall
28 February 1982 Lincoln Colorado State University
3 March 1982 Fort Myers Lee County Civic Center
4 March 1982 West Palm Beach Civic Auditorium
5 March 1982 Tampa Curtis Hixon Hall
6 March 1982 Tallahassee Leon County Arena
7 March 1982 Jacksonville Jacksonville University
10 March 1982 Knoxville University of Tennessee
11 March 1982 Atlanta Atlanta Civic Center
12 March 1982 Memphis North Hall Auditorium
14 March 1982 Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center
16 March 1982 Amherst Bowker Auditorium
17 March 1982 New York City The Ritz Club
18 March 1982
19 March 1982 Garden City Nassau County Community College Ballroom
20 March 1982 Providence Alumnae Hall
21 March 1982 Phoenix Nightclub
25 March 1982 Arizona Memorial Coliseum
26 March 1982 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
27 March 1982 Los Angeles Los Angeles Sports Arena
29 March 1982 San Francisco San Francisco Civic Auditorium
30 March 1982

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U2 October Tour". U2Gigs.com. Retrieved 27 September 2013.
  2. ^ "U2 > Tours > October > Leg 1: 1981, Europe". Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  3. ^ "U2 > Tours > October > Leg 2: 1981/82, North America/Europe". Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  4. ^ "U2 > Tours > October > Leg 3: 1982, America". Retrieved 2 July 2018.