Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL, USA
Set List of Show:
- "Even Better Than the Real Thing"
- "The Fly"
- "Mysterious Ways"
- "Where Have All The Flowers Gone"
- "I Will Follow"
- "Get On Your Boots"
- "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
- "North Star"
- "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:
"Miami" (U2) /
"Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson) /
"The Promised Land" (Bruce Springsteen) /
"Space Oddity" (David Bowie) /
"La Bamba" (Traditional Song) /
"Miss You" (Rolling Stones) /
"Discothèque" (U2) /
"Psycho Killer" (Talking Heads) /
"Life During Wartime" (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) /
"Jungleland" (Bruce Springsteen) /
U2’s next stop is Miami at the Sun Life Stadium. The show is opened by Florence and the Machine. This show marks the end of the second year of the U2360 tour, which started on June 30, 2009 in Europe.
Throughout the show Bono definitely knows where he is, adding in snippets of “Miami” in three different places during the show. It makes an appearance during “Even Better Than the Real Thing”, “I’ll Go Crazy” and again during “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”. He also brings up other stadiums in Miami, Joe Robbie, Pro Player and Sun Life, and claims U2 have played them all, and talked about sports franchises including the Dolphins and the Marlins. Bono also shared, “Miami is a sort of crossroads between South America and North America, the Caribbean and Ireland. Irish people are like Latin Americans… who don’t know how to dance.”
“North Star” makes an appearance tonight after “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”. The song had been introduced during the 2010 tour in Europe, and played quite often, but this is the first time since Sao Paulo in April that it has made an appearance. Tonight it is sung for Michael Bay, who is at the show. “North Star” features on the soundtrack of Transformers 3: The Dark of the Moon, directed by Bay, and released the day before. Originally planned to be a single to promote a new album, Songs of Ascent the band had delayed the release of the album, and the song has never been released as a single, nor was it played again for the remainder of the tour.
During the introduction to “Walk On” after paying tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi, Bono goes on to talk about nearby Cuba. He asks that the crowd let Cuban human rights activist Óscar Elías Biscet González “know that he is special to us and we are watching!” Biscet was given a 25-year sentence in Cuba, and was named a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. He was freed on March 11, 2011.
Snippets tonight include “Miami” during “Even Better Than the Real Thing”, “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” during “Until the End of the World” and “The Promised Land” during “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”. “Space Oddity” is included in “Beautiful Day” and “Vertigo” gets a bit of “La Bamba”. “I’ll Go Crazy” includes a number of snippets including “Miss You”, “Discotheque”, “Miami”, “Psycho Killer” and “Life During Wartime”. “Walk On” ends with the usual snippet of “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, and “Where the Streets Have No Name” includes both “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “All You Need is Love”. “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” has yet another bit of “Miami”. “Moment of Surrender” contains a bit of “Jungleland” for the recently departed Clarence Clemons, who Bono called “a star up there with the stars”. Clemons’ brother is in the audience tonight as well, “There’s one brighter star in the firmament, his name is Clarence Clemons, his family and friends are here tonight. Good night Clarence Clemons, good night Miami.”
Jordan Levin in The Miami Herald shares, “The U2360 tour landed in South Florida on Wednesday night and showed the more than 73,000 people at Sun Life Stadium something that many have long suspected. U2 isn’t merely a global band, it’s a universal one.”
Director Michael Bay and basketball player Lebron James are both at the show. Carl Willner is also at the show, father of producer Hal Willner who is a close friend of the band. Carl recently published Carl’s Story: The Persistence of Hope about how he survived prison camps in Europe during World War II.
Of the setlist, Willie Williams shared in his U2.com diary, “I hadn’t been quite sure whether or not to continue with the Glastonbury-based set list or revert to the pre-Anaheim version, but in the end went for Glasto, as The Fly has been so well received. This means that there isn’t a place for Magnificent, which isn’t ideal, but is liveable with for today. I showed the guys the set, which they were happy to go with, so sent it off for distribution.”
This show was one of the original shows planned for 2010 that was postponed due to Bono’s back injury and subsequent surgery. The original date had been July 9, 2010, and Interpol was announced as the original support act. Tickets for the Miami show originally went on sale on November 9, 2009, and the tickets for the original date were valid for the new show when it was rescheduled. When the show was originally announced it was at a venue known as Land Shark stadium, but by the time the show was actually held the venue had changed its name to Sun Life Stadium.
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