U2 360, London August 15 2009

Second and last show in London’s Wembley stadium tonight. Newspapers reviewed the first show as “a qualified triumph for vaulting ambition“, “with a sound so hissy that it might as well have been coming from a clapped-out transistor radio” (more reviews in our lifestream).

Support acts of tonight are The Hours and Glasvegas and during a last minute soundcheck the band played New Year’s Day and Until The End Of The World.

Among tonights attending celebrities are Kevin Spacey (in the royal box), Lars Ulrich, Jimmy Page, Robert Downey Jnr and (the inevitable) Neil McCormick.

Reports are the roof is opened further than previous night, which benefits the sound.
When the last notes of tonights show fade out U2 will have played before an estimated 1.600.000 people in 21 gigs, with three more European shows to go…

The setlist gets a bit of a mix-up with the inclusion of UTEOTW, New Year’s Day and Stay:

  1. Breathe [video]
  2. No Line On The Horizon
  3. Get On Your Boots [video]
  4. Magnificent
  5. Beautiful Day (“Here comes the sun” and “London Bridge is falling down” snippet) [video]
  6. Until The End Of The World (Break on through snippet) [video]
  7. New Year’s Day [video]
  8. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Stand by me snippet) [video] [snippet]
  9. Stay (Far Away So Close) [video]
  10. Unknown Caller
  11. The Unforgettable Fire (A Day Without Me snippet) [video]
  12. City Of Blinding Lights [video]
  13. Vertigo [video]
  14. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight remix
  15. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  16. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  17. MLK [video]
  18. Walk On [video]
  19. Where The Streets Have No Name [video]
  20. One
  21. Bad (Fool to Cry and “40” snippets) [video]
  22. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  23. With Or Without You
  24. Moment Of Surrender [video]

Before they play Stay Bono tells the crowd Joe O’Herlihy has buried one of Edge’s guitar picks in the foundation of Wembley stadium when he was visiting the building site…

Big thanks to the Editor-in-chief of U2log and her fabulous live feeds!
All video links courtesy of u2gigs.com/u2006com

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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.

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