LAST BIG ONE
Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones, Metrodome, 2003 (42,000 attendance; also the last Dome show).
The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, Pablo Cruise, Met Stadium, 1978 (65,000 endured the rain).
The Beatles, Met Stadium, 1965 (only 25,000, but few heard the Fab Four because of screams and lame sound system).
Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, Metrodome, 1986 (sound-delay system was even muddier than Dylan's voice).
Allman Brothers, Poco, Little Richard, old Midway Stadium, 1971 (a fan jumps from scoreboard 'cause he wanted "to fly")
U2, Metrodome, 1997 (PopMart Tour, with golden-arch stage, mirror-ball lemon and Village People costumes).
'N Sync, Metrodome, 2001 (42,000 screaming girls, their moms and Justin Timberlake)
LOCAL SHOWS BY U2
- April 9, 1981: First Avenue
- Feb. 21, 1982: First Avenue
- May 22, 1983: Northrop Auditorium
- March 21, 1985: Minneapolis Auditorium
- Nov. 3-4, 1987: St. Paul Civic Center
- March 30, 1992: Metrodome
- Oct. 29, 1997: Metrodome
- May 1, 2001: Target Center
- Sept. 23, 2005: Target Center
REVIEWS FROM THE STARTRIBUNE ARCHIVES
- MAY 24, 1983: U2 soars over previous local appearance
- MAR 15, 1985: Edge seeks the perfect music, but 'we haven't got there yet'
- MAR 21, 1985: Irish quartet offers Auditorium fans rock-as-religion
- NOV 4, 1987: U2 goes full speed ahead after a slow start
- MAR 31, 1992: U2 magnifies message with video
- OCT 26, 1997: Bono sounds off on the PopMart tour
- OCT 30, 1997: Fans get high-tech, intimate ride with U2
- MAY 1, 2001: U2 wants to get personal, says Clayton
- MAY 2, 2001: Joyful U2 concert runs emotional gamut
- MAY 29, 2005: U2 + NYC = the 'Bomb'
- SEP 23, 2005: Our critic remembers his first U2 show
- SEP 24, 2005: U2's Bono reaches out and touches