U2360 Tour Pre-Show Music

Original story by Aaron J. Sams (2009-07-09)

[Edit, 2016: We now maintain a Spotify Playlist with many of the tracks below included. A separate playlist for the 2011 Final show is linked below.]

2009 Mix:

Used on the first leg of the U2360 in Europe:

TV On the radio – Lover’s Day
TV On the radio – DLZ
TV on the Radio – Family Tree
TV on the Radio – Crying
Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling Into Place
The Gossip – Standing in the way of control
The Killers – Spaceman
Moderat – Les Grandes Marches
La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream remix)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
Interpol – The Heinrich Maneuver
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
TV On the radio – Golden Age
MGMT – Time to pretend
Hot Chip – Ready for the floor
Santogold – Lights Out
LCD Soundsystem – Time To Get Away
The Horrors – I can’t control myself
M83 – Up
M83 – Highway of Endless Dreams
M83 – Midnight Souls Still Remain
Doves – Winter Hill
M83 – Graveyard Girl
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a dream
M83 – You, appearing
Bat for Lashes – Daniel
TV On the Radio – Family Tree
The Airborne Toxic Event – Sometime around midnight
Kings of Leon – Slow Night, So Long
Muse – Starlight
The Pixies – This monkey’s gone to heaven
White Lies – Death (Chase & Status Remix)
David Bowie – Space Oddity

2009 NA Leg Mix:

These songs were added for the North American leg of the 360 tour.

Cage the Elephant – Judas
TV on the Radio – Red Dress
M83 – We Own the Sky

2010 Mix:

Songs used throughout Europe on the 2010 leg of the U2360 tour.

Enola Gay – OMD
Triangle Walks – Fever Ray
Hooting and Howling – Wild Beasts
Deadbeat Summer – Neon Indian
Friends – Band of Skulls
It Will All End in Tears – The Drums
Ghost Rider – Gavin Friday & Dave Ball (download)
Can You Feel It – The Jacksons
Power to the People – John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band
The Difference Between Us – The Dead Weather
One Day Like this – Elbow
Dog Days are Over – Florence and the Machine
Howlin’ for You – The Black Keys
Song from under the floor boards – Magazine
Little Girl – Danger Mouse
The High Road – Broken Bells
Bloodbuzz Ohio – The National
Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple
Empire State of Mind – Alicia Keys und Jay-Z
Dig, Lazarus, Dig – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
A Forest – The Cure
Monkey‘s gone to Heaven – Pixies
Lisztomania – Phoenix
Atlas Air – Massive Attack
Supermassive Black Hole – Muse
Killing Me Softly – Fugees
I’m on fire – Bruce Springsteen
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa – Vampire Weekend
Enjoy the silence – Depeche Mode
Alligator – Tegan and Sara

2011 Mix:

These songs were used in shows in Toronto and Montreal on the final leg of the U2360 mix. As well, a lot of Arcade Fire tracks were played, which I did not include here.

Lotus Flower – Radiohead
Young Blood – The Naked and the Famous
Keep the Lights on – Wave Machine
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
We Used to Wait – Arcade Fire
Able – Gavin Friday
Listzomania – Phoenix
1901 – Phoenix
Discoverer – R.E.M.
Panic Switch – Silversun Pickups
Blood – Band of Skulls
Life is Simple in the Moonlight – The Strokes
Machu Picchu – The Strokes
A Forest – The Cure
Step and the Walk – Duke Spirit
Barricade – Interpol
Zero – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Go Do – Jonsi
Something Good Will Work – Two Door Cinema Club
Howlin’ For You – The Black Keys
Everlasting Light – The Black Keys
Never Gonna Give You Up – The Black Keys
Changing – Airborne Toxic Event
Magnificent Seven – The Clash
Wrecking Bar (Rah Rah Rah) – Vaccines
Time to Pretend – MGMT
A whole lot of other Arcade Fire (“Empty Room,” “Wasted Hours,” “City With No Children,” “Roccoco”)

2011 Goodbye Mix:

Used for the final show in Moncton NB. The songs had a theme of saying “goodbye”. [Update, 2016: We now have a Spotify Playlist available with these specific songs. As they were only used on one night we’ve chosen to keep them separate from the other playlist.]

The Final Countdown – Europe
This Could Be the Last Time
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over – Lennie Kravitz
Leaving on a Jet Plane – Chantel Kreviazuk
Don’t Dream it’s Over – Crowded House
Hello Goodbye – The Beatles
Tthe Last Time – Rolling Stones
School’s Out – Alice Cooper
It’s the End of the World As We Know It – REM
I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
Little Bit of History Repeating – Propeller Heads f/ Shirley Bassey

Big thanks to Caroline at http://www.u2log.com for her help with the list, especially the early 2009 stuff and the 2010 trek through Europe. Can’t wait to do it again. smile

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