Qwest Field, Seattle, WA, USA
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"
- "All I Want is You"
- "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)"
- "Beautiful Day"
- "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
- "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:
"Norwegian Wood" (The Beatles) /
"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" (R.E.M.) /
"Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson) /
"Space Oddity" (David Bowie) /
"The Fixer" (Pearl Jam) /
"Alive" (Pearl Jam) /
"Discothèque" (U2) /
"Life During Wartime" (Talking Heads) /
"Psycho Killer" (Talking Heads) /
"You'll Never Walk Alone" (from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein) /
"Will You Love Me Tomorrow" (The Shirelles) /
"All You Need is Love" (The Beatles) /
The band return to the United States after two shows in Canada. Tonight they play Qwest Field and Lenny Kravitz joins the tour as an opening act.
The setlist of the show has been pretty consistent since hitting the United States. They’ve been playing single shows in most cities, and they haven’t mixed things up very much. Tonight’s show is the same running order as the show in Edmonton that came before it, other than a few changes to snippets.
A new introduction happens for “Beautiful Day”. Unlike earlier shows on this tour where Bono pulls someone from the crowd to read a lyric or a poem, tonight they cut to the International Space Station. Commander Mark Kelly is floating in space and addresses the crowd, and using a series of 3D cut out words to spell out messages in the air. 7-Billion”, “One Nation”, “Imagi-nation” and “It’s A Beautiful Day”. At the end he borrows a line from Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, “tell my wife I love her very much, she knows…” Kelly is married to Gabby Giffords, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Arizona. Earlier in 2011 she was shot in the head in an attempted assasination attempt, and is still being treated in hospital.
Band introductions share that Adam Clayton is not only a ladies man, but a perfect gentleman. The Edge is not only a zen master guitar genius, Bono also calls him “a funky dude on the dancefloor” and Larry Mullen? Larry isn’t just a tough guy, Bono calls him very thoughtful. Bono shares that he’s “a man of simple needs, just give me 70,000 people, 200 articulated lorries and a spaceship and I feel good about myself.”
“Moment of Surrender” is dedicated to all the people who are trying not to fall off our little planet spinning around the sun.
Snippets tonight include “Norwegian Wood” during “Mysterious Ways”, “It’s The End of the World As We Know It” and “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” during “Until the End of the World” and “Space Oddity” during “Beautiful Day”. “Vertigo” includes snippets of Pearl Jam’s “The Fixer” and “Alive” while U2 are playing their home town. “Discotheque”, “Life During Wartime” and “Psycho Killer” all make an appearance in “I’ll Go Crazy”. “You’ll Never Walk Alone” appears in its usual spot during “Walk On”. “Where the Streets Have No Name” opens with “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” and closes with “All You Need is Love”.
Willie Williams in his tour diary for U2.com shares, “Seattle turned out for us in the evening and it was a great show. The new Mark Kelly space-words introduction to Beautiful Day worked incredibly well and I think took us all a little by surprise as to how extremely emotional it is in situ. The audience just ate it up – it was incredibly moving, and going straight into Beautiful Day certainly doesn’t hurt. I was delighted with it and we are one step closer to this final version of the 360 show being ‘finished’. Closer… but not quite there as there is, unbelievably, still one last new piece to go in as soon as we can get it together (hopefully Anaheim).”
At the show this evening is Bill Berry of R.E.M., Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart and Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam, as well as Alexander, son of Aung San Suu Kyi.
This show in Seattle was originally planned for June 20, 2010, and was one of the shows postponed for Bono’s back surgery.
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