U2 kicked off the London leg of their “The Joshua Tree” tour at Twickenham stadium Saturday night and the band did not disappoint.
Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds opened the show, performing tracks from Gallagher’s solo album as well as Oasis classics “Champagne Supernova,” “Half The World Away” and “Wonderwall”.
And in case the crowd didn’t get enough Gallagher, U2’s frontman Bono invited the rocker back on stage for an encore performance of “Don’t Look Back In Anger,” introducing him saying “can we bring Noel Gallagher onstage? The kid’s a star, a rock n roll star. Thank you for your high flying birds.” Watch the performance above.
Gallagher dedicated the song to “the people of Manchester, Grenfell Tower and London Bridge”.
Noel wasn’t the only surprise during the concert, Bono also announced bandmate Adam Clayton is expecting a baby.
And during their set the band paid tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox, dedicating “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” to the mother of two, who was killed on June 16 last year.
“We usually dedicate this track to the women in our lives but tonight we sing this for Jo Cox for Brendan and her family. Jo Cox you light the way,” Bono said, introducing the song.
U2 opened their juggernaut of a set with “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “New Year’s Day,” “Bad” and “Pride” before heading into a full run through of “The Joshua Tree” and apparently impressed celebrity concert goer The Weeknd.
Check out the full set list below.
Sunday Bloody Sunday
New Year’s Day
Bad (with “Heroes” snippet)
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Where the Streets Have No Name
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
With or Without You
Bullet the Blue Sky
Running to Stand Still
Red Hill Mining Town
In God’s Country
Trip Through Your Wires
One Tree Hill
Mothers of the Disappeared
Miss Sarajevo (Passengers cover)
Happy Birthday (Mildred J. Hill cover)
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
The Little Things That Give You Away
Don’t Look Back in Anger (Oasis cover with Noel Gallagher)
Earlier in the day, the band invited London firefighters to see their soundcheck and rehearsals for the Twickenham show.
50 firefighters and their families were invited to watch the band rehearse complete with a meet and greet with Bono afterwards.
U2 continues the European leg of ‘The Joshua Tree’ tour until August 1, before returning to America on September 3.