U2 360, London August 14, 2009

U2 bring their 360 production into London for the first of two shows. Tonight Wembley stadium will welcome its biggest crowd ever, with 88.000 people attending (former record holders: Rod Stewart in 1995 and Foo Fighters in 2008, both played in front of 83.000 people). Total attendance over two shows is estimated 170.000.

Mysterious Ways and Your Blue Room were played in full during soundcheck, as well as fragments of Beautiful Day and Get On Your Boots.

Support acts for this first night are The Hours and Elbow.

Among the celebrity guests spotted in the star studded capital are Noel Gallagher, Lars Ullrich, Richard Curtis, Bill Nighy, Roman Abramovich, Will Champion, Brian Eno, Paul Greengrass & Neil McCormick.

For the second time the Bishop Tutu intro is played before One instead of Streets and Mysterious Ways makes a suprise appearance as closer of the ‘main’ set


  1. Breathe
  2. No Line on the Horizon [video]
  3. Get On Your Boots
  4. Magnificent
  5. Beautiful Day (with “London calling” intro, “London Bridge is falling down” & Blackbird snippet) [video]
  6. Elevation
  7. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Moving on up snippet) [video]
  8. Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
  9. Unknown caller
  10. The Unforgettable Fire [video *]
  11. City of Blinding Lights
  12. Vertigo (Aqcuiesce snippet)
  13. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (remix) (Two Tribes and O Come All Ye Faithful snippets)
  14. Sunday Bloody Sunday (Rock The Casbah snippet) [video *]
  15. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  16. MLK
  17. Walk On (You’ll Never Walk Alone snippet)
  18. Where the streets have no name [video *]
  19. One (Tutu intro)
  20. Mysterious ways (tiny snippet of Norwegian wood) [video]
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) [video]
  22. With Or Without You [video *]
  23. Moment of Surrender (dedicated to Brian Eno, “a national treasure”) [video]

All video courtesy of the great u2006.com, except * by Liamjd2008.

U2360 Wembley August 14, 2009 (via twitpic: Andreidore)

(picture via twitpic: andreidore)

Reuters got a sneak peak during build-up in the stadium:

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