Patersons Stadium, Subiaco, Australia
Set List of Show:
- "Return of the Stingray Guitar"
- "Beautiful Day"
- "I Will Follow"
- "Get On Your Boots"
- "Until the End of the World"
- "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
- "North Star"
- "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
- "In a Little While"
- "Miss Sarajevo"
- "City Of Blinding Lights"
- "I'll Go Crazy if I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"
- "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
- "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 Exit Song: "Rocket Man" - Elton John
Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:
"Anthem" (Leonard Cohen) /
"Movin' On Up" (Primal Scream) /
"Relax" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) /
"Two Tribes" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) /
"You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein) /
"Amazing Grace" (John Newton and William Walker) /
"All You Need is Love" (The Beatles) /
U2 move on to the Perth region, where they play two shows in Subiaco at Patersons Stadium. Jay-Z opens the show.
For introductions Bono turns to cricket for his inspiration. Each of the band members is compared to a cricket player. Adam is Shane Warne (Warnie), Larry is Adam Gilchrist, Edge is Michael Hussey and Bono is David Boon (Boony). He jokes that U2 shares commonalities with the Australians, “We share an overwhelming desire to stick it to the Brits.”
In the middle section of the show, where U2 have been mixing things up, “North Star” returns tonight. It’s one of new, not yet released songs that the band has been trying out on the road, and it is performed by Bono and The Edge. It is followed up by “Pride (In the Name of Love)” which is becoming a regular fixture in set lists of late.
Snippets include “Anthem” during “Until the End of the World”, “Movin’ On Up” at the end of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, “Relax” and “Two Tribes” during “I’ll Go Crazy”, and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” as part of “Walk On”. In the encore, “Where the Streets Have No Name” contains “Amazing Grace” and “All You Need is Love”.
In his diary for U2.com Willie Williams shares, “Bono wanted to say something about the cricket during the show and as he is possibly the only person in the building with a scanter knowledge of things cricket than my own, I went out to do some research. Several of my lighting crew are English (and indeed would fit the above description, now that I come to think about it) so I cornered them, along with Raff our resident Aussie cricket-o-phile. We talked it over and they came up with some names and jokes none of which meant the slightest thing to me. It was quite weird and rather wonderful to suddenly find myself in an entirely alien culture. One of them would say a name and the others would all fall about laughing, whilst I would say, “so… tell me about this person…” The only yardstick to judge the research by was the audience reaction to Bono’s chat, which he put together from the information gleaned. They loved it, even starting a chant at one point, whilst I was still left not having the slightest idea what any of it was about.”
A review in Perth Now by David Craddock shares, “Despite these being the last two shows on the Oceanic leg of the 360 tour, Bono was in good voice, hitting the soaring, anthemic notes that have endeared his band to FM radio play-lists for decades. Beautiful Day, Mysterious Ways and Elevation were early highlights, with the near capacity crowd clearly gobsmacked by the sheer power and epic scale of the concert.” A review in the Sydney Morning Herald by Daile Pepper shares, “Rock royalty U2 delivered a massive musical moment last night. In the first of two Perth concerts, supported by hip-hop and music heavyweight Jay-Z, the unique stage set-up, a back catalogue of huge hits and Bono’s charismatic rock star status combined to provide the around 60,000 fans who packed the stadium to the brim with an unforgettable night.”
Muse are at the show this evening as is cricket player Dennis Lillee.
Officially Released Tracks
- Vertigo (Live from Perth, Australia, Dec. 18, 2010)
- Moment of Surrender (Live from Perth, Dec. 18, 2010)