Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO, USA
Set List of Show:
- "Even Better Than the Real Thing"
- "The Fly"
- "Mysterious Ways"
- "Until the End of the World"
- "I Will Follow"
- "Get On Your Boots"
- "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
- "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:
"Many Rivers to Cross" (Jimmy Cliff) /
"Space Oddity" (David Bowie) /
"Discothèque" (U2) /
"Life During Wartime" (Talking Heads) /
"Psycho Killer" (Talking Heads) /
"Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) /
The U2360 tour is winding down, and there are just four shows left after this one, all single shows in various cities. In two weeks the tour will be over. This show is one of the shows that the delay in the tour allowed the band to add to the schedule. Had the tour happened in 2010 as planned there would not have been a St. Louis show. Opening act for this show is Interpol. Live Nation reports that the concert is the largest concert audience in St. Louis history.
The show is an extremely hot one, and Willie Williams shares in his tour diary for U2.com, “It was staggeringly hot in St. Louis, as seems to be becoming a pattern of late. We squelched and sweated our way to show time though even nightfall didn’t seem to lower the temperature to any great degree.”
The show features a pretty standard set list. “Magnificent” which made a surprise appearance at the previous show in Philadelphia has disappeared again. “The Fly” returns to the set list tonight instead.
Bono spends some time looking back at their first trip to St. Louis back when they played the Graham Chapel at Washington University. That show in 1981 saw U2 playing on a stage with a giant stained glass window behind them. Tonight, 30 years later, Bono walks through the set list that they played. “Thanks for sticking with us, we’ve been here before!”
During band introductions Bono shares that Larry Mullen is still upset that the band name is no longer The Larry Mullen Band. Bono also claims he has simple needs as he’s a simple man, just “200 trucks, 400 tonnes of equipment and 56,000 people and I feel great!”
During “Elevation” Bono pulls up five shirtless fans on stage. Each one has their chest painted and from the front row Bono could see the “U2360” painted across the five chests. They aren’t the only guests on stage, a young boy joins Bono on stage for “City of Blinding Lights”.
Bono dedicates “Moment of Surrender” to victims of recent tornado activity in Joplin, MO, calling them people who are “trying hard to hold on”.
Snippets include “Many Rivers to Cross” at the end of “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Space Oddity” at the end of “Beautiful Day”. “Discotheque”, “Life During Wartime” and “Psycho Killer” all make an appearance during “I’ll Go Crazy”. “Where the Streets Have No Name” is introduced by Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”.
In the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Kevin C. Johnson shares, “the Irish rockers consistently put on a show to remember. Sunday’s stop, with 53,000 attending the sold-out concert, was no different. And despite behing late in the tour’s run, which began in 2009, the show still thrilled all but the most jaded.”
Photographer Ralph Larmann is at this show and the next few shows, photographing the tour for the book From the Ground Up.
This show went on sale on November 8, 2010, with presales through U2.com starting on November 3, 2010. The show was announced on November 1, 2010.
Officially Released Tracks