Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA, USA
Set List of Show:
- "Beautiful Day"
- "Until the End of the World"
- "New Year's Day"
- "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
- "New York"
- "I Will Follow"
- "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
- "Sweetest Thing"
- "In a Little While"
- "The Ground Beneath Her Feet"
- "Where the Streets Have No Name"
- "Mysterious Ways"
- "The Fly"
- "Bullet the Blue Sky"
- "With or Without You"
- "Walk On"
Pre-Recorded Intro Song: "Elevation" (Influx Mix) - U2
Pre-Recorded Exit Song: "Satisfy My Soul" - Bob Marley
Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:
"Creep" (Radiohead) /
"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" (Paul Revere and the Raiders) /
"Two Tribes" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) /
"Devil Inside" (INXS) /
"Sexual Healing" (Marvin Gaye) /
"Staring at the Sun" (U2) /
"She's Lost Control" (Joy Division) /
"Could You Be Loved" (Bob Marley) /
"Get Up Stand Up" (Bob Marley) /
"Crazy Love" (Van Morrison) /
"40" (U2) /
"Whole Lotta Love" (Led Zeppelin) /
"Losing My Religion" (R.E.M.) /
"Young Americans" (David Bowie) /
"Everybody Hurts" (R.E.M.) /
U2 play the fourth show on the Elevation tour in Atlanta, GA. The set is longer than the previous show in Charlotte, as the band return to the set list used for opening night in Fort Lauderdale.
During “Beautiful Day” Bono spots a female photographer in the photo pit, and kisses her hand from the stage. Things are still changing with the show each night, and tonight see Bono and The Edge doing their “bull fight” during “Until the End of the World” out on the catwalk of the heart. “Stuck in a Moment” is dedicated to “Chantelle” on her 40th birthday. Band introductions include Larry who “hasn’t changes his haircut in twenty years”, Adam who is “the poshest member of U2” and “musical conscience” and The Edge “whose brain is so big he has to wear a hat.”
“In A Little While” is dedicated to Bono’s wife Ali, who is in the audience tonight. Bono shares, “Ali is in the building with a baby in her belly.” Introducing “The Ground Beneath Her Feet” as the next song, Bono tells the audience “Salman Rushdie wrote this song for U2. The man is so big he has a whole religion after him.” Bono ends the main set by going for a walk through the crowd to exit the stage during “The Fly.”
Michael Stipe and Mike Mills from REM are in the house, freshly arrived from Paris. They announce on their website they are rushing home “for a concert by a hot band from Dublin in Atlanta. That is certainly motivation.” Bono knowing they are in the audience talks about friendships and the friends in the audience that evening, and then says “I’ve heard their new album and it’s crap!” Bono also works snippets of “Losing My Religion” and “Everybody Hurts” into “One” that night.
Nelly Furtado opens the show, “stepping into PJ Harvey’s shoes so gracefully” according to Bono. PJ Harvey was due to play the entire tour leg, but has been sick and missed the first four show.
According to Willie Williams in an excerpt from his tour diary entry, “Tonight’s show absolutely rocked. Best yet by a factor of about 500%. It was one of those nights when the stars align, the manna comes down, the white smoke goes up and the dish runs away with the spoon. There was some very mad juju going on out there and we were all surfing it. I had a great show too – I only made one massive blunder tonight, which coincidentally came at exactly the same beat as an equally gigantic miscue by Bruce the lighting director, so at least we could enjoy the moment together.”
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