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U2 Revive ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing’ in Argentina

Band plays the hit for the first time in nearly a decade

U2 kicked off their concert in La Plata, Argentina last night with a surprise performance of their Achtung Baby single “Even Better Than the Real Thing.” Though the song is among the band’s best-known hits and was a staple on their Zoo TV and PopMart tours, the band had not performed the song live in nearly a decade. Maybe it was a good idea to give the tune a break – the version from last night sounds fresh and vital, with Larry Mullen Jr. emphasizing a brisk, danceable rhythm that was only hinted at on the studio recording. |

U2 Setlist: March 30, 2011 at La Plata, Argentina [U2 Tours]


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