Estádio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Set List of Show:
- "Even Better Than the Real Thing"
- "I Will Follow"
- "Get On Your Boots"
- "Mysterious Ways"
- "Until the End of the World"
- "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
- "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
- "Beautiful Day"
- "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"
- "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me"
- "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:
"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" (Obie Phillis) /
"Gracias A La Vida" (Violeta Parra) /
"It's Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It)" (Rolling Stones) /
"Relax" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) /
"Two Tribes" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) /
"You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein) /
"All You Need is Love" (The Beatles) /
This is U2’s third and final show in Sao Paulo. It is also the end of this leg of the tour. The show was originally planned to be the end of the U2360 tour, however Bono’s back surgery and the subsequent rescheduled shows means there’s still one leg to go in North America and the tour will now end in Moncton, NB. After this show, the next leg kicks off in Mexico in a couple of weeks.
The show tonight is shared worldwide as it happens. It is broadcast to radio throughout South America, and is also streamed online for members of the band’s website U2.com.
Bono dedicates “Get On Your Boots” to Ronaldo, Brazilian soccer player, considered one of the greatest players of all time, who had announced his retirement from the game in 2011.
After “Pride (In the Name of Love)” U2 brings out a special guest. Seu Jorge joins Bono and The Edge on stage to perform a cover of Kraftwerk’s “The Model” this evening. Jorge is a Brazilian musician, songwriter and actor. In 2010 Jorge released “The Model” as a single and on his album with Almaz released that year.
Next Bono brings a girl on stage to read a translation of “Beautiful Day”. He holds the translation while she reads the text that has been prepared in advance.
In his tour diary for U2.com, Willie Williams shares, “I couldn’t resist a little set list humour, listing the opening song of the night as Even Wetter Then the Real Thing. I stopped there, though it did bring on a wave of radio comments as to possible re-namings of other show tunes. (I Will Wallow, Get on Your (Wellie) Boots, Mudnificent, Moisterious Ways, etc.) It was another great show with an enormously loud audience, which saw another performance of Zooropa. It looks like that will live to fight another day, which I’m very happy about.”
At the end of the show, Bono once again dedicates the final song, “Moment of Surrender” to the children killed in a school shooting in the days before U2 arrived in Brazil.
Snippets throughout the show include “Anthem” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” during “Until the End of the World”, “Gracias A La Vida” during “Beautiful Day”, “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll (But I Like It)” during “Vertigo” and snippets of “Relax” and “Two Tribes” during “I’ll Go Crazy”. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” makes an appearance in “Walk On” and “All I Want is You” and “All You Need is Love” appear in “Where the Streets Have No Name”.
The last song played before “Space Oddity” on the PA before the show is “Telstar” a song by The Tornados. The guitarist of the Tornados is Matt Bellamy’s father, George. Bellamy has been opening this leg of the tour with his band Muse.
Steve Lillywhite is at the show tonight and shares “People from Sao Paulo know how to make a noise at a U2 concert.”
The show goes on sale on December 20, 2010.
Officially Released Tracks