U2 live from San Diego

U2 in San Diego

Thanks to a reader at the gig, via cameraphone and Flickr, here’s an image from the 2005 Vertigo tour opening night in San Diego. You can see more live pictures in our Flickr stream.

Setlist (courtesy of):
City Of Blinding Lights / Vertigo / The Electric Co. / An Cat Dubh / Into The Heart / Beautiful Day / New Year’s Day / Miracle Drug / Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own / Love And Peace Or Else / Sunday Bloody Sunday / Bullet The Blue Sky / The Hands That Built America / Running To Stand Still / Zoo Station / The Fly / Elevation

Encore: Pride (In the name of love) / Where The Streets Have No Name / One / All Because Of You / Yahweh (acoustic) / 40

Notes / snippets:

  • ‘Send in the clowns’ (Stephen Sondheim) and ‘I can see for miles’ (The Who) in ‘Electric Co.’
  • ‘Blackbird’ (The Beatles) in Beautiful Day.
  • ‘No Regrets’ (Tom Rush) in ‘Sometimes’
  • ‘Johnny Come Marching Home’ (Patrick Gilmore) in ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ and ‘Bullet the Blue Sky/Hands’
  • ‘Declaration of Human rights’ read before ‘Running’
  • Larry plays an Oxygen 8 midi controller in ‘Yahweh’
  • Larry sings on ‘Elevation’
  • During ’40’, The Edge and Adam switch guitar and bass.
  • ‘An Cat Dubh/Into the heart’ last played September 24, 1984, Perth, Australia.

54 thoughts on “U2 live from San Diego

  1. Even from across the ocean all the way down ére in Oz I’m feeling the buzz.

    Setlist huge, now i crave downloadable audio. Oh heck why don’t I just buy a ticket on Ebay and fly myself over!

  2. Even from across the ocean all the way down ére in Oz I’m feeling the buzz.

    Setlist huge, now i crave downloadable audio. Oh heck why don’t I just buy a ticket on Ebay and fly myself over!

  3. Dutch Radio station “Yorin” broadcasted a 30 sec telephone call with a reporter in the venue containting Yahweh and it sounded awesome….

  4. Dutch Radio station “Yorin” broadcasted a 30 sec telephone call with a reporter in the venue containting Yahweh and it sounded awesome….

  5. You lucky bastards in Cali!!! Now bring on the bootleg mp3s!!! Did I read that right, are they projecting that weird red web thingy into thin air (on smoke, perhaps)??? Wow, only 7 freaking months ’till our show…

  6. You lucky bastards in Cali!!! Now bring on the bootleg mp3s!!! Did I read that right, are they projecting that weird red web thingy into thin air (on smoke, perhaps)??? Wow, only 7 freaking months ’till our show…

  7. It was a little surreal going into work this morning at 7.30 am, thinking ‘U2 are on stage now in San Diego, I wonder how Cindy and Peter and co are doing, and what Gav’s up too.’ Didn’t feel right not being there.

  8. It was a little surreal going into work this morning at 7.30 am, thinking ‘U2 are on stage now in San Diego, I wonder how Cindy and Peter and co are doing, and what Gav’s up too.’ Didn’t feel right not being there.

  9. U2 tour kick-off: ridiculously great setlist

    oh.my.god. that is all killer, no filler – except – i distinctly see ‘the hands that built america’. never mind! shouldn’t take too long too boo that off the tour. three tracks from ‘boy’?! i can’t believe it. ROCK. ‘where…

  10. U2 tour kick-off: ridiculously great setlist

    oh.my.god. that is all killer, no filler – except – i distinctly see ‘the hands that built america’. never mind! shouldn’t take too long too boo that off the tour. three tracks from ‘boy’?! i can’t believe it. ROCK. ‘where…

  11. Tracklist looks nice because it’s very different than other tours! Nice to see Zoo Station make a comeback (a complete surprise for me!) and the full version of 40 being played again.

    For thos who attended the show, could you please specify which version of The Fly was played? Was it the ZOOTV or Elevation tour version? Thanks and congratulations to those who were lucky to see them at the opening of the tour.

    Cheers!

  12. Tracklist looks nice because it’s very different than other tours! Nice to see Zoo Station make a comeback (a complete surprise for me!) and the full version of 40 being played again.

    For thos who attended the show, could you please specify which version of The Fly was played? Was it the ZOOTV or Elevation tour version? Thanks and congratulations to those who were lucky to see them at the opening of the tour.

    Cheers!

  13. awesome work kids – long live moblogs! technical question – did any seats go on sale at the last minute? i’m hoping to somehow upgrade my tickets for MSG, where otherwise my nose will bleed profusely.

  14. awesome work kids – long live moblogs! technical question – did any seats go on sale at the last minute? i’m hoping to somehow upgrade my tickets for MSG, where otherwise my nose will bleed profusely.

  15. For the sake of accuracy, An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart was actually last played on 24 September 1984 in Perth, Australia. The Electric Co. was last played on 3 August 1987. Zoo Station and Running To Stand Still on 10 December 1993. 40 has only been played full band once since 10 January 1990. Stories For Boys, although only snippeted at this tour’s show, was last played in full on 27 March 1982.

    u2-vertigo-tour.com has a very powerful searchable archive (which I have memorised, heh): http://www.u2-vertigo-tour.com/all-songnames.html

  16. For the sake of accuracy, An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart was actually last played on 24 September 1984 in Perth, Australia. The Electric Co. was last played on 3 August 1987. Zoo Station and Running To Stand Still on 10 December 1993. 40 has only been played full band once since 10 January 1990. Stories For Boys, although only snippeted at this tour’s show, was last played in full on 27 March 1982.

    u2-vertigo-tour.com has a very powerful searchable archive (which I have memorised, heh): http://www.u2-vertigo-tour.com/all-songnames.html

  17. Running to Stand Still they played once during the 1st Cologne gig in the Elevation Tour… Although not the whole song, the full band joined in… It wasn’t a snippet…

  18. Running to Stand Still they played once during the 1st Cologne gig in the Elevation Tour… Although not the whole song, the full band joined in… It wasn’t a snippet…

  19. What’s with the tiny keyboard for Larry? Had to give the drummer the smallest keyboard possible so he wouldn’t screw up his part.

  20. What’s with the tiny keyboard for Larry? Had to give the drummer the smallest keyboard possible so he wouldn’t screw up his part.

  21. U2 live in San Diego

    U2 live in San Diego Originally uploaded by u2log.com. U2’s first show of their tour was last night. By all accounts it seems to have gone ‘smashing’, as they say in the biz. If you’re in to setlists and things, clicky here….

  22. U2 live in San Diego

    U2 live in San Diego Originally uploaded by u2log.com. U2’s first show of their tour was last night. By all accounts it seems to have gone ‘smashing’, as they say in the biz. If you’re in to setlists and things, clicky here….

  23. Anyone know on what song Bono wears the headband getup on? (gotta be either Bullet or Running)

  24. Anyone know on what song Bono wears the headband getup on? (gotta be either Bullet or Running)

  25. I was at the show. GA, at the tip of the “egg”. Great, just great. To answer a question above.. Pop version of The Fly. “City” starting the show was a monster. Just awesome. This tour is already better than Elevation and it was the first night. Look out you in the rest of the world, Vertigo is coming, coming to blow you away.

  26. I was at the show. GA, at the tip of the “egg”. Great, just great. To answer a question above.. Pop version of The Fly. “City” starting the show was a monster. Just awesome. This tour is already better than Elevation and it was the first night. Look out you in the rest of the world, Vertigo is coming, coming to blow you away.

  27. Oh, I’m retarded… It doesn’t look like there is anything hanging there at all!!!

  28. Oh, I’m retarded… It doesn’t look like there is anything hanging there at all!!!

  29. John give us the download on getting into the oval. Did you have fan club tickets. Did you scan both tickets or just one, Its killing me to know if I will get into the oval
    thanks

  30. John give us the download on getting into the oval. Did you have fan club tickets. Did you scan both tickets or just one, Its killing me to know if I will get into the oval
    thanks

  31. how i wish for some pop material, please into streets was amazing on popmart, adn discotheque would have been fun, i could go on forever,

  32. how i wish for some pop material, please into streets was amazing on popmart, adn discotheque would have been fun, i could go on forever,

  33. I’m really excited about the tour starting!! But….Isn’t this a rather short setlist? Does anyone have an idea why there’s no Crumbs? Or anything from POP, for that matter? I don’t want to sound to negative, but at this point in time the whole thing just seems to be the 4th leg of the Elevation tour. With the same heart, sorry egg. New songs great, but do we really need NYD? Pride? Bullet? Come on!

  34. I’m really excited about the tour starting!! But….Isn’t this a rather short setlist? Does anyone have an idea why there’s no Crumbs? Or anything from POP, for that matter? I don’t want to sound to negative, but at this point in time the whole thing just seems to be the 4th leg of the Elevation tour. With the same heart, sorry egg. New songs great, but do we really need NYD? Pride? Bullet? Come on!

  35. An Cat Dubh! Interfearance.com had a poll – what song should U2 play in a new tour… I said An Cat Dubh- they said i was Crazzzy! I love love love, that black cat… What a fucking great setlist? hmm. My lord, I knew I should have bought tickets. 🙁

  36. An Cat Dubh! Interfearance.com had a poll – what song should U2 play in a new tour… I said An Cat Dubh- they said i was Crazzzy! I love love love, that black cat… What a fucking great setlist? hmm. My lord, I knew I should have bought tickets. 🙁

  37. …everything is great but the lack of mysterious ways very dissapointing part for me.. my favourite song of so many years and now when it is time to see them in live show i wont be able to hear my song but never mind i hope it wd be a great show

  38. …everything is great but the lack of mysterious ways very dissapointing part for me.. my favourite song of so many years and now when it is time to see them in live show i wont be able to hear my song but never mind i hope it wd be a great show

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