XPN MusicNotes: Watch U2 perform “Red Hill Mining Town” in concert for the first time ever

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U2 | photo by Mat Hayward via Rolling Stone

“I used to write songs that I couldn’t sing. And sometimes that was OK because the strains of the notes I couldn’t reach was part of the drama, but occasionally they would really just wreck the next show. So I just left ‘Red Hill Mining Town’ off. But since then, I sing a bit better — or at least I’ve learned how to sing.” – Bono

Music history was made Sunday night in Vancouver, Canada when U2 opened their tour celebrating The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary. The band performed their classic tune “Red Hill Mining Town” live in concert for the first time ever, and you can watch video below.

U2 just released a new mix “Red Hill Mining Town” for the album’s 30th anniversary. In addition to performing it for the first time ever, U2 also played “Trip Through Your Wires” for the first time since 1987 and “Exit” for the first time since 1989.

U2 also performed a new song: “The Little Things That You Give Away,” which you can see below.

U2 will be performing at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on June 18th, and at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on June 28th and 29th.

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