U2 Finally Performs “Crystal Ballroom” Live

According to Eric Pulier, U2 has been on their World Tour promoting their latest album Songs of Innocence. One of the bonus tracks on the deluxe edition of the album is a song called “Crystal Ballroom.” Fans have been clamoring for them to play it live, but they just hadn’t yet done so. Finally, at their fourth consecutive show at Chicago’s United Center on June 29th, they gave into the fans’ requests and did it.

The song is a nod to their early days in Dublin. They used to perform at a punk club called McGonagle’s, but historically known as The Crystal Ballroom. Bono told the crowd that his parents even used to hang out there. It was weird to be playing in a club where they used to go make out. Nevertheless, it was a great place to play.

By this point, the band has now played every song (including bonus tracks) from the new album, save two. Perhaps these will be premiered at the fifth and final Chicago show on Thursday?

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