Boy Tour

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Boy Tour
Tour by U2
LocationEurope, North America
Associated albumBoy
Start date6 September 1980
End date9 June 1981
Legs5
No. of shows157 (160 scheduled)
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. Staged in support of their debut album Boy (1980), the tour visited small clubs from 1980–1981. Comprising five legs and 157 concerts, the tour began on 6 September 1980 in Coventry, England, and ended on 9 June 1981 in London, England, it was U2's first tour of continental Europe and the United States.[1]

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".[2] 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."[3]

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
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
4 November 1980 Dublin Ireland Project Arts Center
7 November 1980 Exeter England 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
3 December 1980 Paris France Baltard Pavilon
Leg 2: North America & Europe
5 December 1980 Rochester United States Penny Arcade
6 December 1980 New York City 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 Northern Ireland Ulster Hall
18 December 1980 Galway Ireland 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 Northern Ireland Queen's University
24 January 1981 Glasgow Scotland Strathclyde University
25 January 1981 Edinburgh 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
9 February 1981 Stockholm Sweden Underground
10 February 1981 Brussels Belgium Beursschouwburg
11 February 1981 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
12 February 1981 The Hague Paard van Troje
13 February 1981 Rotterdam De Lantaarn
14 February 1981 Sittard Donkiesjot
15 February 1981 Hamburg Germany Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall
17 February 1981 Berlin Kant Kino
18 February 1981 Munich Sugar Shack
19 February 1981 Geneva Switzerland Salle Du Faubourg
20 February 1981 Lyon France National School of State Works
21 February 1981 Paris Le Palace
Leg 4: North America
3 March 1981 Washington D.C United States The Bayou (2 shows)
4 March 1981 Philadelphia Bijou Cafe
5 March 1981 Albany J.B. Scott's
6 March 1981 Boston Paradise Rock Club
7 March 1981 New York City The Ritz
9 March 1981 Montreal Canada Le Club
10 March 1981 Ottawa Barrymore's Music Hall
11 March 1981 Toronto Maple Leaf Ballroom
14 March 1981 San Diego United States Globe Theater
15 March 1981 Los Angeles Reseda Country Club
16 March 1981 Anaheim Woodstock Concert Theater
18 March 1981 San Jose San Jose State University
19 March 1981 San Francisco The Old Waldorf
20 March 1981
22 March 1981 Portland Fog Horn
23 March 1981 Seattle Astor Park
24 March 1981 Vancouver Canada Commodore Ballroom
26 March 1981 Salt Lake City United States New Faces Club
28 March 1981 Denver Rainbow Music Hall
30 March 1981 Lubbock The Rox
31 March 1981 Austin Club Foot
1 April 1981 Houston Cardi's
2 April 1981 Dallas Bijou Showcase Club
3 April 1981 Oklahoma City Quicksilver's
4 April 1981 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom
6 April 1981 Kansas City Uptown Theater
7 April 1981 St. Louis Graham Chapel
9 April 1981 Minneapolis Uncle Sam's
10 April 1981 Ames Fillmore
11 April 1981 Chicago International House
12 April 1981 Park West
14 April 1981 Madison Merlyn's
15 April 1981 Milwaukee The Palms
17 April 1981 Cincinnati Bogart's
18 April 1981 Detroit Harpo's
19 April 1981 Columbus Club Agora
20 April 1981 Cleveland Agora Ballroom
21 April 1981 Pittsburgh The Decade
2 May 1981 Gainesville Rathskeller
3 May 1981 Tampa The End Zone
4 May 1981 Hallandale Beach Agora Ballroom
6 May 1981 Atlanta The Agora
7 May 1981 Birmingham Ram's Head
8 May 1981 Avondale Old Man River's
9 May 1981 Memphis Poet's
11 May 1981 Denver Rainbow Music Hall
13 May 1981 Santa Monica Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
15 May 1981 San Francisco California Hall
19 May 1981 Toronto Canada Ryerson Theater
20 May 1981 Rochester United States Red Creek
21 May 1981 Buffalo Uncle Sam's
22 May 1981 Syracuse City Limits
23 May 1981 Albany J.B. Scott's
24 May 1981 Hampton Club Casino
25 May 1981 Providence Center Stage
27 May 1981 New Haven Toad's Place
28 May 1981 Boston The Metro
29 May 1981 New York City The Palladium
31 May 1981 Asbury Park The Fast Lane
Leg 5: Europe
4 June 1981 Salford England Salford University
6 June 1981 Aylesbury Maxwell Hall
8 June 1981 Geleen Netherlands Damen Sport Park
9 June 1981 London England Hammersmith Palais

References[edit]

Footnotes

  1. ^ de la Parra (2003), pp. 16–17
  2. ^ "U2 Boy Tour - U2 on tour". U2gigs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  3. ^ "U2 Send In The Clowns - U2 on tour". U2gigs.com. Retrieved 2013-06-25.

Bibliography

  • de la Parra, Pimm Jal (2003). U2 Live: A Concert Documentary (Updated ed.). London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 978-0-7119-9198-9.