U2 is in the middle of Innocence + Experience tour’s five-night run at Chicago’s United Center, and early into Sunday night’s set they broke out old favorite, “Gloria,” off 1981’s October. Bono introduced the track saying, “We’re a band from the north side of Dublin called U2. This is the first time we’ve played this song in about 20 years.” (As Rolling Stone reports, the frontman is actually incorrect, the band played the track a number of times on their 2005 tour in support of Vertigo.)
Ten years or 20 years, or even the 24 years since it’s release, “Gloria” has the foursome at their best. Watch Bono let loose on the tune below. (For a full show review, read Kyle Anderson’s take on the tour’s opening night.)
The Innocence + Experience tour continues with the final two Chicago shows this week. The group then heads to Toronto. A full list of dates are available on their website.