Throwback Concert: U2 at Yale’s Woolsey Hall 1983

Throwback Concert: U2 at Yale’s Woolsey Hall 1983

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1983!

That year PLR presented U2 at Yale’s Woolsey Hall. U2 hit the road in ’83 to support its third studio album “War,” which featured such hit songs as New Year’s Day, Two Hearts Beat as One, Sunday Bloody Sunday and 40. This was U2’s fourth time playing in New Haven and their first one away from Toad’s Place. Just six weeks later, U2 would bring the “War” Tour back to New Haven with their first ever show at New Haven Coliseum.



Tour: War

Special Guest: The Dream Syndicate

Tuesday May 10, 1983

Yale University’s Woolsey Hall in New Haven, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $11.50

Band: Bono (lead vocals/guitar), The Edge (guitar/piano), Adam Clayton (bass), Larry Mullen Jr. (drums)


  1. Out of Control
  2. Twilight
  3. An Cat Dubh
  4. Into The Heart
  5. Surrender
  6. Two Hearts Beat as One
  7. Seconds
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  9. The Cry
  10. The Electric Co.
  11. I Fall Down
  12. October
  13. New Year’s Day
  14. Gloria
  15. Trash, Trampoline and the Party Girl (encore)
  16. 11 O’clock Tick Tock (encore)
  17. I Will Follow (encore)
  18. 40 (encore)



Audio of U2’s performance at Yale’s Woolsey Hall in 1983


Check out these live clips of U2 live in 1983