The Popmart tour took U2 around the world, but those who were in Detroit on Halloween of 1997 will always remember the show on Larry Mullen Jr.'s birthday.

Many of rock's legendary acts played the Pontiac Silverdome over its lifetime. The Who opened the venue on December 6, 1975. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band would play for the first of many times in '76. Led Zeppelin and Peter Frampton played in 1977 at the height of their careers, with the Rolling Stones, KISS, Pink Floyd, and Bruce Springsteen all playing at least one night at the 'Dome. Monsters of Rock was huge in 1988 with Van Halen, Metallica, Scorpions, Dokken and Kingdom Come and when it was time to ring in the new year, it was time for Whiplash Bash and the Motor City Madman Ted Nugent at the Silverdome.

Superstars U2 were there on the Joshua Tree tour in 1987 and returned to the Pontiac Silverdome ten years later for the Popmart trek. It was Halloween, and bassist Larry Mullen Jr.'s 36th birthday. In fact, during  "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," Bono led a chorus of "Happy Birthday." The setlist encompassed 16 songs, plus 2 encores, comprising 23 songs in all, making it a night to remember.

U2 at the Pontiac Silverdome | 10/31/1997 |

  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
  7. New Year's Day
  8. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  9. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  10. All I Want Is You
  11. Desire
  12. Staring at the Sun
  13. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  14. Bullet the Blue Sky
  15. Please
  16. Where the Streets Have No Name

  17. Discotheque
  18. If You Wear That Velvet Dress
  19. With or Without You

  20. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
  21. Mysterious Ways
  22. One
  23. Wake Up Dead Man

Like the Zoo TV tour, Popmart was a huge stage production with a 100' high golden arch, 165' wide LED screen and the gigantic mirror-ball lemon. Watch video of the entire show from the Pontiac Silverdome on 10/31/1997 below.

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