U2 continued the 2018 European leg of their Experience + Innocence Tour on Sept. 30 in Copenhagen, Denmark, at Royal Arena. The 22-time Grammy winners made a number of surprise changes to the night's set list, which included the first full band performance of their 1993 single “Stay (Far Away So Close)” in 25 years.
Rolling Stone reports Oct. 2 that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers hit-packed 21-song setlist also included the tour debut of their 1984 single “The Unforgettable Fire,” which segued into “Stay.” The title track from their 1984 studio album The Unforgettable Fire was last performed live in 2010 while “Stay” was previously played acoustically by U2's Bono and The Edge at duo appearance Sept. 15, 2009, in Toronto, but has not been dusted off by the full band since Dec. 10, 1993, in Tokyo, during the Zoo TV Tour.
In the pro-shot footage, fans howl in recognition as The Edge begins the familiar chord progression to “Stay” while frontman Bono introduces the song. The pair leads the massive audience in sing-along prior to the rest of the band coming aboard with Bono singing, “Green light/Seven Eleven/You stop in for a pack of cigarettes.”
The overseas trek continues with a two-night stand between Oct. 3 – Oct. 4 in Hamburg, Germany at Barclaycard Arena and includes a big stop Oct. 23 – Oct. 24 in London at The O2 before wrapping up Nov. 13 in Berlin at Mercedes-Benz Arena. Grab your U2 tickets now at AXS.