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LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 12: (L-R) The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr of U2 pose with the Global Icon award during the MTV EMAs 2017 held at The SSE Arena, Wembley on November 12, 2017 in London, England.

U2 fans who run the site ATU2 have discovered an extremely rare recording from a 1979 that is believed to be the oldest known live recording of the band.

Per ATU2, the recording is from an August 11, 1979 show at Dublin’s Dandelion Market. The show was recorded by Pete McCluskey, a member of The Strougers, who was U2’s supporting act during the afternoon gig. This particular show took place about six weeks before the release of Three, the band’s debut EP, which was released on CBS Ireland. The set was captured in its entirety, and until now, the only publically shared audio came from McCluskey himself who posted U2’s performance of “Out of Control” to YouTube in October 2011.

WORLD EXCLUSIVE : U2 "out of control" - LIVE at The Dandelion 11th Aug, 1979

this is an exclusive recording of U2 at a gig in the Dandelion Market in 1979. this is "Out of Control" from the end of that performance. The entry price to the gig was 50 pence which is about 64 cent. the support band o the day was the strougers.

Now that the tape has been given to ATU2, the site has shared two clips from the show of previously unheard songs: “In Your Hand” and “Concentration Cramp.”

U2 - World Exclusive - In Your Hand, Dandelion Market, Dublin - August 11th 1979

This sample clip is the only known live recording of In Your Hand.

U2 - World Exclusive - Concentration Cramp, Dandelion Market, Dublin August 11th 1979

This sample clip is the only known live recording of Concentration Cramp.

These two songs were part of a fifteen-song set, which can be view at ATU2.com. Whether or not the entire show will be released in the near future is not yet known.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.