U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Jun
29
1997

Chicago show - Bono turns a corner.

29 June 1997
Chicago show - Bono turns a corner.
Chicago show - Bono turns a corner. Bono bicycles into a gay parade, the show hits a peak and pizza turns into a banquet.

Bono and Gavin headed out for a bicycle ride this morning. After a little while, they turned a corner and ended up headed the wrong way through the Chicago Gay Pride parade. Best part was that they didn't know it was Pride weekend and at first they thought it was the 'Taste of Chicago' food festival. "There's some very stylish chefs in Chicago, Gavin".

Third Chicago show, using the new set list once again, with the addition of a brief "MLK" after "One" to finish the evening. Another stellar show, making Chicago three for three. There's a real sense of having turned a corner or being over the hump, or something. I'm not sure quite what it is - probably a combination of the show having reached a new peak and the fact that our first break is coming up any day now.

After the show we all ended up back in Bono's hotel room. He'd ordered pizzas, but the hotel took it upon themselves to deliver a banquet that Louis the Fourteenth wouldn't have been ashamed of. We were there till all hours, listening to the new Oasis album at maximum volume and dancing on the window sills, looking out over the Chicago skyline.

Related Topics

Current News

16 Apr, 2013
We've got winners in our #U2FTGU competition.
12
11 Mar, 2013
Photos and clips 'from the ground up' arriving every day. Love your work...
24
18 Feb, 2013
Ever made anything From The Ground Up? (See what we did there?) Check out our latest competition.
11
29 Jan, 2013
Those five bonus downloads when you subscribe to U2.com? All you need to know.
17
18 Dec, 2012
It opens with Breathe and closes with "40" - but what are the other thirteen tracks on Edge's Picks?
96
15 Nov, 2012
Fifteen tracks selected by The Edge... but what are they?
108
14 Nov, 2012
'From The Ground Up' is the inside story of U2360° and in this exclusive extract we go backstage with Adam.
9
27 Jun, 2012
Saturday marks three years since U2360 took off - we're hosting 'U22 Day' to celebrate.
61

Current News

08 Dec, 2014
Additional dates confirmed in New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin and Paris.
08 Dec, 2014
11 Films of Innocence airing for 24 hours ... plus 12th, special to U2.com subscribers.
6
08 Dec, 2014
Tickets for the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour on general sale this morning.
03 Dec, 2014
On the road in 2015, playing indoor arenas for the first time in a decade. Cities, dates, tickets, presales.
182
02 Dec, 2014
U2 Minus 1 hosted some pretty special guests to mark World AIDS Day.
17
01 Dec, 2014
Friends step in to save U2’s surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance...
34
27 Nov, 2014
Live From the MTV EMA in Glasgow. Every Breaking Wave.
31
25 Nov, 2014
Rare live set from 1980, now on double vinyl and digitally remastered. Introducing our 2014/15 subscription offer.