O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA, 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"
- "Happy Birthday"
- "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) /
"Anthem" (Leonard Cohen) /
"Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson) /
"Perfect Day" (Lou Reed) /
"Space Oddity" (David Bowie) /
"Dirty Blvd." (Lou Reed) /
"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) /
The band moves on to a performance in Oakland, continuing a string of single night appearances in cities. The support acts for the evening are Lenny Kravitz and a band called Moonalice. (Moonalice is lead by businessman Roger McNamee, a partner with Bono in the capital firm, Elevation Partners).
After “Until the End of the World” Bono gets The Edge to tell a story about how he and Larry Mullen had gone drinking with members of Green Day and Metallica the previous evening. Bono claims they were working on creating a new music festival headlining the three acts. The Edge gets a little fuzzy on details, and Larry chimes in to say “What went on at that summit stays at that summit”. Larry sings a bit of Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day” for Reed who is at the show tonight, and finishes with a shout of “Lou, we love you!” Bono then leads the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” for his friend John.
“Beautiful Day” once again includes the new opening from the International Space Station. Like Seattle the previous show, Commander Mark Kelly brings a message to the audience from the space station, and uses his time to send a message home to his wife Gabby Giffords who is recovering from a gunshot wound from an attempted assasination attempt earlier in the year.
“Pride (In the Name of Love)” is dedicated to the Shriver family this evening. After “Where the Streets Have No Name” Bono brings a fan from Poland, Voicheck, up on the stage to thank him for flying for 20 hours to come to this show.
Other snippets throughout the show included “Norwegian Wood” during “Mysterious Ways”, “Anthem” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” during “Until the End of the World”, “Space Oddity” during “Beautiful Day”, and “Dirty Boulevard” during “Vertigo”. “I’ll Go Crazy” included “Discotheque”, “Life During Wartime” and “Psycho Killer”, and “Walk On” included “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. “Where the Streets Have No Name” opens with “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”.
There are issues with the show, including a massive traffic tie-up on Interstate 880 which prevented people from reaching the show, as well as those who did arrive only to realize there was no parking to be had at the venue. A website was set up asking people to post their stories, and to demand compensation for the issues.
The guest list at the show included Lou Reed, Green Day, Metallica and a large number of guests from Apple Inc.
This show was one of the shows originally scheduled for 2010, postponed when Bono’s back surgery was required. Initially the show was due to happen on June 16, 2010, and The Fray and Moonalice were due to open.) The show was announced as sold out prior to the postponement, and all tickets sold were eligible to be transfered to the new show. Tickets for the show original date went on sale on November 2, 2009.
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