04 December 2001
Elevation 2001 Lands In Miami
The Elevation 2001 Tour came to an end on Sunday at Miami's American Airlines Arena, not so far from where it began back in March.
More than 2 million fans in North America and Europe have seen the 109 shows the band has played this year.
'So we began in Miami and we finish in Miami,' Bono said. 'Something special is going on with our band and our crowd -- it's like a church.'
According to news agency Reuters, 'among the notable moments' on Sunday were:
- During Bad Bono plucked a fan from the crowd and danced with him on stage - the fellow had tattooed on his back all the U2 concerts he had attended.
- In a ringing version of Pride (in the Name of Love), screens showed a video of Martin Luther King, the song's subject, then King's words were broadcast and melded into the song.
- The elegy New York from the new album, when silk screens emblazoned with skyscrapers were lowered from the rafters. `Even Miami Loves New York,' ad-libbed Bono, the significance being lost on no one.
- One, with the Sept. 11th roll call, followed, then a few choruses of My Sweet Lord in tribute to late Beatle George Harrison. Then with a poignant Walk On with its call to struggle through adversity, U2 closed this chapter of their career.
Here's what they played:
UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD
OUT OF CONTROL
SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY
STUCK IN A MOMENT YOU CAN'T GET OUT OF
IN GOD'S COUNTRY (Bono and Edge)
KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR (fan on guitar)
PLEASE (Bono and Edge)
WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
I STILL HAVEN'T FOUND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR
PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE)
BULLET THE BLUE SKY
WHAT'S GOING ON
WALK ON (introduced by My Sweet Lord )