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Best Gigs of 1987

There's no doubt this year belonged to U2. Their new album "The Joshua Tree" had taken off everywhere and now they were a proper stadium band. Whether in a theatre, arena or stadium U2 have always been great. I saw some great hip hop shows this year, Run DMC + Beastie Boys at Brixton, LL Cool J + Public Enemy at Ham Odeon, other highlights I saw this year were shows by The Cult, Iggy Pop, Psychedelic Furs, Def Leppard, Big Audio Dynamite, Whitesnake Alarm, Ramones, Little Steven, Alexander O'Neal, Style Council, Johnny Thunders, Dio, Human League, Luther Vandross, Europe, Anthrax, Meat Loaf, Maze, Simply Red, Stranglers, Gary Moore, Santana, Stryper, Suzanne Vega, David Bowie, Motorhead, Chuck Berry, Madonna, Alice Cooper, REM, Godfathers and Gary Numan.

  # Artists Venue Date Rating
1 1794 U2 + Hurrah Wembley Arena, London 02.06.1987 10
2 1816 U2 + Pretenders + Alarm Cardiff Arms Park, Wales 25.07.1987 10
3 1798 U2 + Lou Reed + Pogues Wembley Stadium, London 13.06.1987 10
4 1846 + 1847 Bryan Adams + T'Pau Wembley Arena, London 19/23.06.1987 9,75
5 1840 Guns And Roses + Faster Pussycat Hammersmith Odeon, London 08.10.1987 9,5