2010-11-26

Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand

Set List of Show:

Main Set:

  • "Return of the Stingray Guitar"
  • "Beautiful Day"
  • "New Year's Day"
  • "Get On Your Boots"
  • "Magnificent"
  • "Mysterious Ways"
  • "Elevation"
  • "Until the End of the World"
  • "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
  • "One Tree Hill"
  • "Angel of Harlem"
  • "In a Little While"
  • "Miss Sarajevo"
  • "City Of Blinding Lights"
  • "Vertigo"
  • "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
  • "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
  • "Scarlet"
  • "Walk On"
Encore One:

  • "One"
  • "Where the Streets Have No Name"
Encore Two:

  • "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"
  • "With or Without You"
  • "Moment of Surrender"

Additional Music

Pre-Recorded Intro Song: "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
Pre-Recorded Exit Song: "Rocket Man" - Elton John

Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:

    "Don't Dream It's Over" (Crowded House) / "In the Ghetto" () / "Movin' On Up" (Primal Scream) / "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (Michael Jackson) / "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" (Judy Garland and the Munchkins) / "Relax" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) / "Two Tribes" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) / "You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein) / "Unchained Melody" () / "All You Need is Love" (The Beatles) /

Show Details:

The second of two shows in Auckland, New Zealand takes place at Mt Smart Stadium. Jay-Z opens both shows, and indeed the entire tour. These shows kick off the fourth leg of the U2360 tour.

A second show in a row features only one new unreleased song, and it’s the same song that featured on the first night in Auckland, “Return of the Stingray Guitar” at the start of the show. Like the first night in Auckland, in the middle section where the new songs usually feature, “One Tree Hill” appears instead. And tonight it’s paired with “Angel of Harlem” which has only been played at one other U2360 in 2010. And it is complete with Michael Jackson snippet which the band has been doing since the start of the tour in Barcelona in 2009.

“One Tree Hill” is dedicated to those who have lost their lives in the Pike River mining disaster in the days ahead of the show. The performance tonight once again sees the names of those lost scroll through the screen above the band as they perform. Bono explains that the song was written for a life unfairly snatched away, but tonight it belongs to the miners.

“Angel of Harlem” is dedicated to Beyonc√©, or Queen B as Bono first calls her, who is at the show tonight.

“Scarlet” is back tonight. It’s a song from October U2 have really never played live. Last night they did it with Jay-Z rapping over top of the song, tonight U2 do it without Jay-Z. (They also do “Sunday Bloody Sunday” without Jay-Z tonight)

In the encore the rotational song tonight is “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”. During “Moment of Surrender” Bono takes a fan’s cell phone and speaks into it before he starts the song.

There’s new video footage sprinkled throughout the shows in New Zealand. During “Where the Streets Have No Name” there’s footage of The Edge walking the desert hills during a The Joshua Tree photo shoot. There’s been additional video footage for “In A Little While” featuring astronaut, Frank De Winne. And the video footage for “Moment of Surrender” features silhouettes on the screen, and there’s also been some updates for “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”.

Snippets tonight include “Don’t Dream It’s Over” during “Beautiful Day”, “In the Ghetto” during “Mysterious Ways”, “Movin’ On Up” during “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” during “Angel of Harlem”. “Follow the Yellow Brick Road” appears as part of “City of Blinding Lights”, “Relax” and “Two Tribes” are part of “I’ll Go Crazy” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” is at the end of “Walk On”. “Unchained Melody” is featured at the end of “One”, and “All You Need is Love” appears as part of “Where the Streets Have No Name”.

Greg Carroll’s family and friends are at the show tonight.

Tickets for the show went on sale on September 9, 2009, with a U2.Com presale starting on September 6, 2009.

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