SEC Armadillo, Glasgow, Scotland

Set List of Show:

  • "City Of Blinding Lights"
  • "Vertigo"
  • "With or Without You"
  • "Out of Control"
  • "Stories for Boys"
  • "I Will Follow"
  • "Iris (Hold Me Close)"
  • "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
  • "Pride (In the Name of Love)"
  • "Where the Streets Have No Name"
  • "Desire"
  • "Beautiful Day"
  • "Torna a Surriento"
Other Music Used in Show (Non-Bono Performances)

  • "Gloria"
  • "October"
  • "Into the Heart"
  • "Miss Sarajevo"

Additional Music

Pre-Recorded Intro Song: "Empire State Human" - The Human League
Pre-Recorded Exit Song: "La Traviata Act I: Dell'invito trascorsa e gia l'ora" - Dame Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Matteo Manuguerra

Snippets of Other Songs Performed by Bono:

    "Miracle Drug" (U2) / "Money Money" (from Cabaret) / "Glad to See You Go" (The Ramones) /

Show Details:

The second show on the European leg of the “Stories of Surrender” tour sees Bono performing at the SEC Armadillo, in Glasgow, Scotland. The auditorium is located on the River Clyde, and is one of the newer venues on the tour, having been opened in 1997. Having a capacity of 3000 people, the Scottish show is the second biggest on the tour, with only Manchester’s Apollo being a larger venue. (Two venues in North America, Toronto and Chicago, were both bigger as well.)

Ahead of the show tonight Bono signs books at a bookstore (Waterstones, 153-157 Sauchiehall St) meeting fans in the store.

The show sees Bono performing songs, reading from his book, and acting out events from the book on stage, accompanied by three Irish musicians. Jacknife Lee, who has worked with U2 as a producer joins Bono on keyboards and drums. Kate Ellis accompanies him on cello, and Gemma Doherty is on harp, keyboards and keyboards.

Tonight’s show is the same as the previous night’s show. The same songs are performed, and like London, and Toronto before it, the second version of “City of Blinding Lights” has not made an appearance tonight. The second version has only been played at American stops on the tour, and when doing so, Bono speaks of the American dream, and how America is still in the process of being born among other thoughts about the country, and that version of the song may not play very well outside of America and may be one of the reasons it is missing in the shows outside of the USA.

Just after “Where the Streets Have No Name” a fan rushed the stage with a copy of Bono’s book, asking for it to be signed. Bono worked with it, but shared that “this isn’t really the time” and made it clear he didn’t want it happening and that it wasn’t welcome. Security had intercepted the fan on the way to the stage.

Reports say that Bono’s voice is very strong tonight, in great shape.

Spotted leaving the venue was Simple Minds guitarist, Gordy Goudie.

Special thanks to Harry, Colin and Nicole for their assistance with reports from the venue today.

Tickets for the show went on sale on Friday, October 7 at 10am. The tickets were limited to two per person, and a special subscriber presale was held for U2.com subscribers the day before the main sale. Each ticket purchased came with a copy of Bono’s memoir, and these were delivered by mail in advance of the show to those buying tickets with a UK address. Tickets were slow to sell for this show, and there were tickets available from the time they were put on sale right up until the show started. It may have sold out at the end, but was one of the few shows which did not sell out right away when tickets went on sale. There were reports that attendees in further back seats were moved forward to fill seats.

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