Man unhappy U2 preachy & progressive during S’pore concert


A man who paid good money to watch U2 live in Singapore for the first time in the band’s four-decade history, has come away feeling a little dissatisfied.


So much so he wrote about how he felt on Facebook for public consumption, and laid bare his doubts about the Irish band, who until the end of 2019, had never played in Southeast Asia before.

Assuming this naysayer is not trolling, and before going any further, here’s what you need to know about U2 and their recent back-to-back maiden gigs in Singapore to set the context for this story.

• U2’s Singapore concerts over the Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2019 weekend was 42 years in the making, having never set foot on Singapore’s shores for a show before.

• Some 50,000 concert goers, who paid a few hundred dollars on average, showed up on each of the two nights to watch the legendary, multi-Grammy Awards-winning band, currently on The Joshua Tree Tour.

• The Joshua Tree Tour sees the band digging into their catalogue of old songs from their 1987 The Joshua Tree album released during the Reagan–Thatcher era and when Metallica ruled with

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