Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA, 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 Exit Song: "Space Oddity" - David Bowie
Pre-Recorded Intermission Song(s): "Rocket Man" - Elton John
Snippets of Other Songs Performed by U2:
"Someone Somewhere In Summertime" (Simple Minds) /
"Promised You A Miracle" (Simple Minds) /
"Anthem" (Leonard Cohen) /
"The Promised Land" (Bruce Springsteen) /
"Space Oddity" (David Bowie) /
"Two Hearts Beat as One" (U2) /
"Miss You" (Rolling Stones) /
"Discothèque" (U2) /
"Psycho Killer" (Talking Heads) /
"Life During Wartime" (Talking Heads) /
"Please" (U2) /
"Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen) /
"In the Garden" (Van Morrison) /
"Walk On the Wild Side" (Lou Reed) /
"40" (U2) /
Tonight is the last U2360 show in the United States. There is one final show which will be held in Moncton. At one point the Pittsburgh show was listed as the final stop of the tour, however, Moncton was added to the tour schedule in early 2011. Interpol opens the show tonight, and it is their last time opening for U2 on this tour.
During band introductions Bono compares each band member to famous Pennsylvania born people. Adam Clayton is singled out as Perry Como. Larry Mullen is compared to Charles Bronson. The Edge draws comparisons to Andy Warhol. And Bono compares himself to Christina Aguilera, sharing “I’m in touch with my inner chick.”
During “With or Without You” Bono pulls two fans from the crowd, Matt and Melissa. Matt has been on stage before to play guitar, so has Melissa who has danced with Bono at past shows. The two met because of their love of U2, and here tonight they slow dance while Bono serenades them.
“Bad”, added to the show after “Moment of Surrender” dedicated to Andy Rowen who is at the show. Bono shares that Rowen helped inspire the song. Rowen is the brother of Guggi, Bono’s long time best friend, and Peter, the boy who appears on the cover of “Three”, “New Year’s Day”, “Two Hearts Beat as One”, Boy, War<em>, and <em>The Best of 1980-1990.
Snippets include “Someone Somewhere in Summertime” and “Promised You A Miracle” during “Mysterious Ways”, “Anthem” during “Until the End of the World” and “The Promised Land” during “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”. “Space Oddity” appears in “Beautiful Day” and “Two Hearts Beat as One” crops up in “Vertigo”. “Miss You”, “Discotheque”, “Psycho Killer”, “Life During Wartime” and “Please” all crop up in “I’ll Go Crazy”. “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen appears ahead of “Where the Streets Have No Name”. At the end of the night during “Bad” snippets include “In the Garden”, “Walk on the Wild Side” and “40”.
In his tour diary for U2.com, Willie Williams shares, “The stadium in Pittsburgh has very high seating down both sides, so my mission for this show was to take Ethan, the tour lighting director, up into the high seats. Once Ethan had stopped twitching we settled in, moving to several different vantage points and soaking it up. The show is such a different experience when viewed from different parts of the stadium and Ethan loving seeing it with new eyes. We went up for the Zooropa, City of Blinding Lights section, of course, to get the maximum action and I sat there enjoying it all, fully cognisant of the fact that this was a sight I’d never see again. Oh, you look so beautiful tonight. The band clearly had a great time and even threw in Bad as a final song before taking their bows and heading back to the airport.”
In the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Rege Behe shares, “What I just saw over the past two-and-a-half hours has left me stunned, breathless and drained. U2 pulled off the rarest of feats Tuesday evening by making Heinz Field feel small, intimate and personal. Dare I say they are the only band on the planet capable of this? I do. This stop on the 360 Degree Tour, the penultimate date of a two-year journey, was everything it was promised to be.” In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Scott Mervis concludes, “U2 was a force back when all Bono had for props was a white flag, but having see the Irish rockers from the Fulton Theater through the various arena and stadium shows, it’s easy to say this was the band and its production at peak power.”
Tickets for this show went on sale on October 18, 2010, with a U2.com presale that started on October 14, 2010. This was one of the shows added to this leg of the tour when it was rescheduled, and there was no show planned for Pittsburgh in 2010.
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