U2360° TOUR Leg 1: 2009

Aug
20
2009
Sheffield, GB (Don Valley Stadium)
Don Valley Stadiumwith The Hours, Elbow
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Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield tonight, a show that went out live on air to milllions of radio listeners in the UK and around the world to U2.com subscribers with a live audio stream.

U2 first played here in May 1980 on the 11'O'Clock Tick Tock Tour and last played the city in June 1992 on ZOO TV. And there's another connection: Sheffield is the city that gave the world Willie Williams, the band's Show Designer, who is celebrating a birthday - something 45,000 of us joined in with tonight, by singing him Happy Birthday.

'Where are we going?' Bono asked, as the band introduced 'Magnificent'. 'Rotherham, Doncaster, Leeds, Manchester?' Sheffield was the northern town he was looking for and Sheffield gave the penultimate night of the European 360 Tour a show to remember.

Were you at the show or listening in online? There was huge demand from U2.com subscribers and tens of thousands of you tuned in from around the world... Let us know what you thought of the show - and where in the world you were when you were listening.

So just Cardiff now and then Europe is done... and North America beckons in September.

COMMENTS

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Glen207
30 June, 2012
The best thing to happen at the Don Vall
The worst stadium in England was lit by the most awe inspiring gig I've seen. This was my 6th U2 show (first one was on the Joshua Tree tour at Miami Orange Bowl in 1987 when I was visiting with the Royal Navy!)... U2 just keep delivering and re-inventing their package, God only knows what the next tour will hold.... From October to 360....I've never fallen out of love with this band and its' brilliant music!
sunige
18 December, 2010
Speechless!
The day I got my A level results! Second ever U2 show, the first being 6 days previous at Wembley. This was by far the best show I have ever seen or heard in my entire life! I will never EVER forget that night.
U21310
04 June, 2010
AMAZING!
U2 where fab' last year here in Sheffield!! :D
august66
05 May, 2010
sheffield 83-09
first u2 gig sheffield city hall war tour 83 i was 17 and with my 2 mates , religious experience sort of describes it .jumped on bonos back when he got on our balcony .seen them 11 times since then but have to say don valley was my fav gig after 83 gig .this time i was with my wife and 16 year old son ,it was his first u2 gig and i think it had the same effect on him as it did on me the first time .
andrew15
21 February, 2010
what a do
I was there first u2 gig but a long time fan. Blown away can't wait to see them again some time.
jennieb
15 December, 2009
Please come back to Sheffield!
Went to three gigs this tour, Dublin 2 which was very special for me as it was my 40th birthday on the day, Redzone Sheffield and Cardiff. Sheffield had the edge (hee hee) for me...possibly due to having the whole Redzone experience..and that the venue was smaller than the others, and felt more inimate. The Band seemed to love it, and connected with the audience on another level! Love, love loved it...and really, really hope they'll be back again soon. :-)
smilerovmos
18 September, 2009
Magnificent
I was thrilled with the show and loved the new single!!!!!
thomasbjorn67
25 August, 2009
Sweden
Listened in on U2.com and relived some wonderful moments from earlier on the tour. GREAT!
larsson7
25 August, 2009
Breathtaking
As a fan of U2 for 24 years now and having attended every tour since The Joshua Tree tour in 1987 and having waited a very long four years to see them live again I can only say that tonights concert at Don Valley was as described above, from the huge Mexican Wave, which seemed as if it would never end to the final strings of Moment of Surrender they had ne in their power. The highlights for me were Streets, Unforgettable Fire (last heard live on Joshua Tree tour), With Or Without You, Ultraviolet, One and all of the new stuff, only disappointment is that they did not perform such classics as Bad and New Years Day or even Out of Control. Thank you for one of the best nights of my life, please come back again sooner then four years.
paulscott1978
24 August, 2009
A NIGHT NEVER TO FORGET.........
I CANT BELIVE THAT IT COULD MATCH OR EVEN BETTER THE FIRST TIME I SAW U2 IN 2005, BUT IT DID, I NEVER STOPPED TO SMILE FROM THE OPENING OF BREATH WITH LARRY TO THE LAST GOODBYE AND THANK YOU FROM BONO. I WAITED IN THE QUE FROM 8.30 IN THE MORNING TO GET INTO THE GOLDEN CIRCLE AND IT WAS WORTH EVERY MINUTE. I WAS STOOD ON EDGE'S SIDE RIGHT AGAINST THE CAT WALK. ALL OF THE SHOW WAS FANTASTIC WITH NO LOW POINTS, THE BEST BIT FOR ME WAS ULTRAVIOLET. REVAMPED IT WITH THE LAZER JACKET AND SWINGING MICROPHONE, FANTASTIC. THE "SPACE STATION" TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY, ITS LIKE NOTHING BEEN SEEN BEFORE, GREAT JOB BY WILLIE WILLIAMS. JUST WANA SAY THANK YOU FOR COMING TO SHEFFIELD, A SMALL TOWN SO CLOSE TO ME, AND COME BACK SOON!!!!!!! DONT LEAVE IT SO LONG NEXT TIME AND GOOD LUCK FOR AMERICA
flump
24 August, 2009
EXHAUSTING!
I've had the pleasure of seeing U" many times but this was by far the most emotional. I shouted, laughed, sang and cried and at the end of the show was exhausted. Still can't get UltraViolet out of my head!! Thanks for the joy boys x
jennieb
24 August, 2009
Absolutely MEGA!
2nd gig of the tour, Redzone Sheffield. OMG, THE best view of a gig I've ever had - the show absolutely rocked for me! Hightlights - acoustic Stuck in a Moment - and Elevation really got the place jumping. LOVE LOVE LOVED it - pleeeeeease play Don Valley again next tour!!!!!
Boots
24 August, 2009
Thanks for the streaming
Many thanks for the so good audio quality streaming, even if we had one hour late than the real show. It was a great evening for many of us who saw the show, we were @ sheffield with heart as well this evening. And events like this broadcast is also what we do expect for U2.com subscriber, so thanks. This is of course now the ultimate bootleg for the 360 european tour ;)
Deniro
24 August, 2009
Thank You Boys!
What can I say ? Better than ever in Sheffield. Had a wonderful day from start to finish - we were about 300th in the queue at 9.45am - but it was well worth the wait! Bono's voice sounded better than ever and what a show those boys put on for us! Loved all the songs, especially Stuck in a Moment and Magnificent (when Bono was on the bridge). Brilliant stage and a awesome sound - thank you so much U2!! Ps thanks to Steve and Rick for keeping us entertained in the queue and for looking after my mum (Pauline). Thank you also to Steve and Steve for another memorable night - you made it very sepcial for us again! See you both at the next tour !!! XXX
hargres06
23 August, 2009
Sub-lime Sheffield
My wife and I spent our first anniversary in the red-zone and it was awesome...my first show was Paris in 1987...22years later and the band have moved into another hemisphere in terms of both playing live and as a spectacle!!!! WELL DONE U2 360 AND ALL INVOLVED :)
jbjb2112
21 August, 2009
I BELIEVE IN A CELEBRATION
Fantastic performance. I was listening from Hollywood, Ca. Really made my day. Looking forward to Chicago, Vegas, and Rose Bowl. Please play A CELEBRATION.
melindalovesu2
21 August, 2009
Make it abailable!
I couldn't get the streaming to work for some reason. I hope U2.com will make it available for us later on!
Eemas
21 August, 2009
Sheffield
I listened online and was very much looking forward to hearing some of the new songs. Much to my disappointment, I thought the band didn't do themselves justice. However, to appreciate U2 live, is to hear AND see them and I'm hoping by the time they get to Vancouver (end of October) that they'll have all the kinks worked out. OH, and please don't butcher "Crazy" again. I'd rather they not play it than have to listen to what I heard at Sheffield. Please. I'm begging of you. Best song on the album and it sounded like it should have been a 'b' side dance version. sad.
steviebboy
21 August, 2009
Sheffield 4 London 0
The atmosphere and performance last night put the opening night at Wembley into the shade. As a fanclub member I got my 4 tickets for Wembley 14th and my sister (also a member) got hers for Sheffield. This enabled me and my Mrs to go to both gigs. Don Valley is considerably smaller than Wembley (Mr 'State the Bleedin Obvious') and the result was an intimate gig with much better sound and excitement - standing rather than sitting might have made a big difference though! The setlist was identical to Wembley yet it felt like a different gig. Thankfully the evening was dry and sunny and added to the 'feel good factor'. The mixture of new and old material was well considered and sequenced. The dance version of 'Crazy' postively buzzed and Adam's bass was awesome thoroughout. The boys played rock 'n roll and didn't they look like they enjoyed it! My only regrets: 1. We weren't treated to Bad - apparently Wembley were lucky enough to get it on the Saturday. 2. I didn't get tickets for Cardiff this time round! (Vertigo saw us go to City of Manchester, Twickenham and the Millenium). 3. I didn't have the equipment to record the show off the radio. Can't wait for the next tour and wearing my 'Longest Day '85' T-Shirt again!
Emmita
21 August, 2009
Special!
I watched them at Don Valley Stadium, and all I can say is wow! No words can describe it, this is the first time I've seen them live and it wont be the last.. They blew me away completely blew me away. I loved how the band, and the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to Willie Williams, hes a genius too, and for all those people, who said Bono's vocals werent upto scratch.. all I have to say is.. AS IF!
kimmybaby321
21 August, 2009
going crazy tonight
I was lucky enough to go to Sheffield and was blown away by the huge talent of the band and this tours set (thank you Willie) Old shorties like me, amongst thousands of big people had a fair chance of seeing the guys. Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam - never stop playing, for as long as i can breath, I WILL FOLLOW!
Wylie Coyote
21 August, 2009
From New Zealand
It was great to be part of such a great night. We c an only hope that the rumours we hear about 360 coming down under are right...... it would be fantastic to see the concert live, but in the meantime thanks so much for streaming Sheffield !
hoops58
21 August, 2009
hoops58
8115, That's how mant days since my last U2 concert, way too long, after last night's show it won't be so long before I go again! Show, sound, crowd (apart from idiot in mauve shirt - you know who you are) best this year, travelled up from London to a wonderful city for a wonderful show, thanks guy's.
chris42
21 August, 2009
Need a taste of the road
You guys need to video a live show and show it on U2.COM!!! A small taste for us U2 fans waiting in America!
muffo82
21 August, 2009
U2 SHEFFEILD 2009
I WAZ AT THE SHEFFEILD GIG ON THURSDAY 20TH OF AUGUST 2009 WOT A GIG GREAT VENUE WOULD GO THERE AGAIN U2 WERE BRILLANT THE SOUND AT THIS GIG WAZ AMAZING THE CROWD WERE GREAT IN THE Q EARLY AROUND 9.30 AND WAZ 1 OF THE LUCKY 1S TO GET IN THE CIRCLE THANKS U2 FR THE 360 TOUR
Conakry
21 August, 2009
Thanks U2
Thanks for this live concert through the internet!!! I like the way you have always new suprises for your fans. I listened at my home in The Netherlands and thought back at the moment I saw you guys in Amsterdam on july 21. Have a nice time in the States later this year. Monique
Matjaze
21 August, 2009
Hello from Slovenia!
I had a great moment last night when I was remembering Zagreb first night concert trought the radio online from my room in Dobrna - Slovenia. Thank you for that live moment from Sheffield. Enjoy the tour and tune in again sometime!
Lisab1
21 August, 2009
Top night !
I arrived home back from the sheffield concert elated once again. My 9th U2 concert since the Joshua tree tour. I have loved U2 since my teens nearley 40 now ( yikes !! ) hence the aching bones today !The anticipation was huge for this show, managed to get to the front just behind the red zone,had a fantastic veiw, atmosphere amazing, However was disapointed with some of the song choices, I was holding out for alittle bit of " Party Girl" or, " I will folllow, or " Gloria " some older classics would have made it perfect for me. All said and done, Bono sounded on top form, Larry walked straight in front of me, Ive always had a soft spot for him so happy days. Thanks for a great night xx
rikparry
21 August, 2009
rik parry
great night last night,love the ultraviolet jacket,where can i get one?,lol.no one around now is close to u2 s live show.
Waddy123
21 August, 2009
Waddy123
Just wanted to say, I have been a U2 fan since the 80's and I want to shout THANK YOU for bringing so much joy into so many lives! Sheffield was a great gig, it couldnt be faulted in any way - great show, great set, amazing energy, fantastic sound, fabulous playlist - it was all there! A great atmosphere - as always with U2 fans. Loved every second. Thanks guys!!
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