U2 360 Barcelona July 2, 2009

Also known as: Who are you and what have you done with our band?

(Electrical Storm, courtesy U2006com)

U2 play their second night of the 360 tour in Barcelona. There were fewer people in the queue (perhaps people couldn’t face another day of 30 degrees celcius) and getting into the FOS-area (front of stage) was easier. In the afternoon the band soundchecked, including Electrical Storm and both the remix and album versions of Crazy Tonight. U2tour.de reports that 30 minutes before the show there is no sight of Bono’s monitor, which he would need for another ISS uplink.

It quickly becomes apparent U2 have come to KILL. Surprise after surprise emerges from the stage: Desire, Party Girl and the big fan favourite ‘Electrical Storm’ sees its live debut. Then they really put the crazy in Crazy Tonight, playing *BOTH* the remix and the album version. The album version, which came during the second encore, was filmed. Perhaps a video for its single release.

Setlist

  1. Breathe [ Video ]
  2. No Line on the Horizon
  3. Get on your boots [ Video ]
  4. Magnificent
  5. Beautiful Day (snippet: Here comes the sun)
  6. I Still Haven’t Found what I’m looking for (snippet: Moving on up) [ Video ]
  7. Desire (snippets: Billie Jean and Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough) [ Video ]
  8. Party Girl (Girl on stage carries Bono around!) [ Video // download audio]
  9. Electrical Storm [ Video // Alternate // Alternate II]
  10. Unknown Caller
  11. The Unforgettable Fire [ Video ]
  12. City of Blinding Lights
  13. Vertigo [ Video ]
  14. I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight (remix version) [ Video ]
  15. Sunday Bloody Sunday [ Video // Alternate ]
  16. Pride
  17. MLK
  18. Walk On (snippet: You’ll never walk alone)
  19. Where the streets have no name [ Video // Alternate ]
  20. One [ Video ]
  21. Ultra Violet (Light my way) [ Video ]
  22. With or Without you [ Video ]
  23. I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight (album version) [ Video ]
  24. Moment of Surrender

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Bongo and Bono
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28 thoughts on “U2 360 Barcelona July 2, 2009

  1. They must never, ever play the remix verson of ‘Crazy’ again. That’s the single-worst live moment in U2’s history (inluding Staring at the Sun being butchered in Vegas and the lemon not opening in Oslo). That was horrible. There’s no way possible they thought that was going to be any good – and it wasn’t.

  2. They must never, ever play the remix verson of ‘Crazy’ again. That’s the single-worst live moment in U2’s history (inluding Staring at the Sun being butchered in Vegas and the lemon not opening in Oslo). That was horrible. There’s no way possible they thought that was going to be any good – and it wasn’t.

  3. The Crazy remix is one the highlights for me so far. Today we got some others as well but it’s just a great performance. I like it much better than the normal version we’ve heard today as well.

  4. The Crazy remix is one the highlights for me so far. Today we got some others as well but it’s just a great performance. I like it much better than the normal version we’ve heard today as well.

  5. The ‘Crazy’ remix version live is HORRIBLE. If you don’t agree then you’re just not a fan. It’s flat-out bad. And then they go and play the normal version late in the show (for the video shoot) and it’s perfect. They’ll drop the remix version in Rome – watch. Electrical Storm was quite good. I hope they keep that in there. This show, musically speaking, will rock when it gets to the U.S. You can tell they’re still tweaking some things. This will be awesome in about a month.

  6. The ‘Crazy’ remix version live is HORRIBLE. If you don’t agree then you’re just not a fan. It’s flat-out bad. And then they go and play the normal version late in the show (for the video shoot) and it’s perfect. They’ll drop the remix version in Rome – watch. Electrical Storm was quite good. I hope they keep that in there. This show, musically speaking, will rock when it gets to the U.S. You can tell they’re still tweaking some things. This will be awesome in about a month.

  7. Thank you for this easy to read/navigate set list and the addition of available audio/video links. Much appreciated.

  8. Thank you for this easy to read/navigate set list and the addition of available audio/video links. Much appreciated.

  9. Who are you to judge who is a fan and who isn’t? Just because YOU don’t like the remix doesn’t make you any better.

  10. Who are you to judge who is a fan and who isn’t? Just because YOU don’t like the remix doesn’t make you any better.

  11. Oh Electrical Storm. Electrical Storm!! Heard it live through the phone and was almost in tears (baby don’t cry), whát a treat. ‘Could be interesting’ he says. ‘Could be a major highlight in this show!’ say I (and a million other fans).

  12. Oh Electrical Storm. Electrical Storm!! Heard it live through the phone and was almost in tears (baby don’t cry), whát a treat. ‘Could be interesting’ he says. ‘Could be a major highlight in this show!’ say I (and a million other fans).

  13. Heard it live, too and welled up. The got delayed emotional reaction today, listening to the song on my iPod on the train. Could have been the lack of sleep too 😉

  14. Heard it live, too and welled up. The got delayed emotional reaction today, listening to the song on my iPod on the train. Could have been the lack of sleep too 😉

  15. Jay…I totally agree…that was a horrible version of what is a great song played later in the show. Was Edge totally drunk on Electrical Storm….the guitar was brutal!!!

  16. Jay…I totally agree…that was a horrible version of what is a great song played later in the show. Was Edge totally drunk on Electrical Storm….the guitar was brutal!!!

  17. Hi there! I still have goosebumps!!! Great show!
    Caroline, the undertitle is exactly what my partner said at any point in the show!! Hehehehe… maybe you were around us!

  18. Hi there! I still have goosebumps!!! Great show!
    Caroline, the undertitle is exactly what my partner said at any point in the show!! Hehehehe… maybe you were around us!

  19. Great pics/video/links! What kind of video cameras do they allow people to bring it? So many of the videos posted are such great quality. Thanks.

  20. Great pics/video/links! What kind of video cameras do they allow people to bring it? So many of the videos posted are such great quality. Thanks.

  21. Ultraviolet is enough reason for me to try and get to this tour. Love it!

    Though I don’t totally get the mic on the rope gimmick. Maybe I need to see the whole thing in context. It seems to constrict Bono’s movements too much IMHO…

  22. Ultraviolet is enough reason for me to try and get to this tour. Love it!

    Though I don’t totally get the mic on the rope gimmick. Maybe I need to see the whole thing in context. It seems to constrict Bono’s movements too much IMHO…

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