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Review: A group hug with U2 at Hard Rock Stadium

Review: A group hug with U2 at Hard Rock Stadium

Under the four gleaming steeples of a sold-out Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, Irish rockers U2 offered a charismatic, cinematic set of their best known hits in an evening that doubled as a two-hour show of faith in America.

The concert was part of a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree” album, a product of a cynical cultural environment created by political scandal in the U.S. and Britain in the mid 1980s. While contemporary parallels abound, U2 seemed less interested in stoking anger on Sunday night, one of the few remaining U.S. concerts on the tour, than in appreciating American ideals, even if sometimes unrealized, led by justice, equality, generosity and...

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