Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
Set List of Show:
- "No Line on the Horizon"
- "Get On Your Boots"
- "Beautiful Day"
- "Mysterious Ways"
- "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
- "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)"
- "Unknown Caller"
- "The Unforgettable Fire"
- "City Of Blinding Lights"
- "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
- "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
- "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
- "Walk On"
- "Where the Streets Have No Name"
- "Ultra Violet (Light My Way)"
- "With or Without You"
- "Moment of Surrender"
Pre-Recorded Intro Song: "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
Pre-Recorded Intro Song: "Soon" - U2
Pre-Recorded Exit Song: "Rocket Man" - Elton John
Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:
"Land of my Fathers" (Evan and James James) /
"Blackbird" (The Beatles) /
"Stand By Me" (Ben E. King) /
"I Don't Want to Join the Army" (Traditional, World War I) /
"Two Tribes" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) /
"Oliver's Army" (Elvis Costello) /
"You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein) /
"40" (U2) /
After playing 14 cities, the U2360 is coming to an end for the first leg, with one final show in Cardiff in Wales. The show is held at the Millennium Stadium. The band had previously played the venue on the Vertigo tour. Tonight the support bands are The Hours and Glasvegas.
“Mysterious Ways” makes an early appearance in the show, instead of near the end of the first set which has been more common.
Prior to “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” The Edge stops to address the crowd in Welsh. His family originated from Wales, and tonight he’s wearing a black shirt with the famous red dragon used throughout Wales. Bono spoke throughout the show about The Edge’s roots, paying tribute to both Edge’s parents, especially for loaning the band money in the early days and keeping the band going. He spoke about having singing lessons from Garvin Evans, “He told me to look after the consonants and the vowels will look after themselves” and also claimed “The Edge asked to finish the European tour here at the Millennium Stadium.”
“MLK” is dedicated to a friend of the band tonight, Pamela Hunter. Bono shares that she is “fighting for her life tonight and losing.” Hunter, who was born in Co Derry, worked for the art department of Island Records, and was a close friend of U2’s press officer Regine Moylett. She lost her life shortly after U2’s show in Cardiff, and was buried on August 27.
Snippets during the show include “Land of My Fathers” and “Blackbird” during “Beautiful Day”. The first is an unofficial anthem in Wales, and in Welsh is known as “Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau”. “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” finishes with “Stand by Me”. “I’ll Go Crazy” includes “I Don’t Want to Join the Army” and “Two Tribes” while “Sunday Bloody Sunday” includes “Oliver’s Army”. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” has its usual spot in “Walk On” and “40” appears at the end of “Bad” taking the band into the encore break. Bono also sings the extended verse, “Hear Us Coming” in “One”.
In a review in Wales Online it was shared, “When U2 rolled into Cardiff last night for the last leg of their European 360 Degree Tour, they blew the audience away. Taking centre stage and most of the audience’s breath away in the Millennium Stadium was the £20m set dubbed The Claw – which towered over the main circular stage. As the iconic front man Bono emerged last night, clad in black and wearing his trademark sunglasses, the crowd erupted with delight. The almost capacity 70,000 audience made it a record-breaking attendance for any gig at the stadium, outselling Take That’s 64,000 audience earlier this year.”
With the end of “Moment of Surrender” the first leg of the U2360 tour is finished, and won’t return to Europe until next summer. But up first the tour will travel to North America, where the first date opens in just 21 days.
Officially Released Tracks