Sep
22
2010
Brussels, BE (Stade Roi Boudoin)
80
Stade Roi Boudoinwith Interpol
Show Report



'This doesn't feel like a Wednesday night,' says Bono, after Until The End of the World. 'This is a very special occasion. You thought we were an Irish band and we are, you thought we had an Irish crew and we do... but actually this tour is run by Belgians.'

Tonight, first of two consecutive shows at the Stade Roi Boudoin in Brussels, events had a distinctly Belgian flavour. This was where we kicked off the European leg of Vertigo back in the summer of 2005. The set list may be almost unrecognisable from five years ago, but some things never change: 'So the doors opened and we ran, we ran so fast, until we arrived on the first row...'

That was a 2005 show review but any number of these passionate Belgian fans could be posting the same words about tonight. From the Mexican waves an hour before the band came on stage to the crescendo of appreciation all set long, this felt like some kind of homecoming. In a way it was said Bono, asking Edge, Adam and Larry to cite their own favourite Belgians before pointing out that there are more Belgians on the crew on this tour than any other nationality.

'The 360 stage was built in Werchter, then we took it all over the world and so this is in fact the homecoming...' The stadium took off after that and never came back to earth. No need for a vocal on Still Haven't Found - 60,000 Belgians sang it all alone.

A balmy, late summer evening with a full moon hovering over the stadium ('That is a very beautiful object you have hanging in the Belgian night...') was a perfect setting for both North Star and Mercy. Sixteen shows into this leg of the tour, with - hard to believe - just six to go and the set list keeps evolving. Tonight (for completists) we had three unreleased tracks, six from the eighties, four from the nineties and eleven from the last decade.

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80  Fan Reviews
Yvje - 23 September, 2010
3rd time
Saw my 3rd concert of the 360 tour in Brussels. Again amazing performance, sound so much better than in Amsterdam. And again in awe of the claw. So not only thanking U2 for a great night but also Willie and co for that marvellous stage and everything up and around it. And please keep Mercy as one of the new songs on the show, it sounds great live! As did many other songs, in fact all of them!;) Hey guys you were in great form last night.
moguy - 23 September, 2010
first show brussels
Great great great show !!!! Better than amsterdam july 2009(arena sucks ). Why didn't they play "a sort of homecoming"? very louded show with a crowd of 70.000 people. Best moment when de audience was singen still haven't found!!!. I hope you coming back to brussels in 2011!! Bono's voice is getting better through the years . Amazing concert
Yvje - 23 September, 2010
3rd time
Saw my 3rd concert of the 360 tour in Brussels. Again amazing performance, sound so much better than in Amsterdam. And again in awe of the claw. So not only thanking U2 for a great night but also Willie and co for that marvellous stage and everything up and around it. And please keep Mercy as one of the new songs on the show, it sounds great live! As did many other songs, in fact all of them!;) Hey guys you were in great form last night.
singlemaltwhisky - 23 September, 2010
Best moment of the evening
For me, the best moment of the evening was between the first chord of Beautiful Day and the dying seconds of 'Moment of Surrender'. What show, what an atmosphere,... Thank you very, very much!
- 23 September, 2010
U2 in Brussel sept 22 - 2010
we've had a wonderful night with U2 !! Thanks Bono, for mentioning that we Belgians deliver such great stuff to get you going around the world with your amazing music wich we all love here in Belgium !
tanneke - 23 September, 2010
Amazing grace
Many thanks for the amazing evening in Brussels last night ! Yes, it was a beautiful day, I'm lucky to be with u in this space of time .. Many thanks to my sister who gave me in the name of love her ticket as a present. I'm grateful in many ways ... ‎"Amazing grace! How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. When we've been there ten thousand years bright shining as the sun, we've no less days to sing God's praise than when we've first begun."
nicoverhelle - 23 September, 2010
Proud to be Belgian
Despite of the institutional crisis in my country today, i was so proud to be Belgian yesterday! Seen the band yesterday in Brussels, in my own country. It was simply A-MA-ZING! Thanks for having played "Mercy", it was on top of my list!!!!!!! Thanks for the magic, the songs, it was indeed not just a wednesday night, it was one of the best nights of my life!! One to remember!
Ting - 23 September, 2010
Beter than Best
This was the best show i have seen. It was beter than milan last jear. Thanks U2
thomasgo - 23 September, 2010
What a show !
Thank you Bono for this show and thank you to the belgian team !!! Woaaaaw ... magnificent ! Proud to be belgian
Yvje - 23 September, 2010
3rd time
Saw my 3rd concert of the 360 tour in Brussels. Again amazing performance, sound so much better than in Amsterdam. And again in awe of the claw. So not only thanking U2 for a great night but also Willie and co for that marvellous stage and everything up and around it. And please keep Mercy as one of the new songs on the show, it sounds great live! As did many other songs, in fact all of them!;) Hey guys you were in great form last night.
elsv - 23 September, 2010
21/9/10 i was there
just one word: magnificent!!!!!!!
- 23 September, 2010
WOW !!! U2 Rocks !!!
2nd time for me to see U2 after Gelsenkirchen. U2 Rocks, great sound amazing lights and a supersonic setlist !!! Thank U !!! too bad the parking was also run by Belgians ... it took 3 hours to leave the parking only to get in another traffic jam .. But Bono, the Edge, Adam and Mr. Larry Mullen jr. thanx a lot for a night we will never forget !!! WALK ON !!! this Was a moment to surrender ...
- 23 September, 2010
U2 in Brussel sept 22 - 2010
we've had a wonderful night with U2 !! Thanks Bono, for mentioning that we Belgians deliver such great stuff to get you going around the world with your amazing music wich we all love here in Belgium !
rsp - 23 September, 2010
Mercy
Fantastic to hear 'Mercy' live at last ! Also a great acoustic version of 'North Star' !! Very good show and crowd overall. See you tonight - hoping for 'Every Breaking Wave' and more surprises !!!
Ronn - 23 September, 2010
Better than EVER!!!
This is truly the greatest band in the world!Not only for their music, but also for their charisma, attitude and spirit. Thanks for this special, beautifull moment in Brussels!! Best show I've ever seen!!
picaro - 23 September, 2010
What a Rock'n Roll night!
This was my 5th and last gig on the 360 Tour and it was also the most Rock'n roll! I don't remember I've seen the band playing with so much energy, like if they had to conquer the audience and it felt great. Thanks for this beautiful night!
- 23 September, 2010
Loved the show in Brussels last night !
I loved the show in Brussels last night ! It blew the audience away for more than 2 hours. Espacially when the 360° video screen stretched out during "City of blinding lights" and "Vertigo". Also liked the new songs they played ("Mercy" more than "North star") For those who are going tonight: enjoy !!
SPEE - 23 September, 2010
Awesome Show !
Proud to be a Belgian tonight watching an Irish band on an Irish- Belgian stage Elevation far behond... Sublime Lyrics, awesome Sound from the greatest Band ever... Thank you for Miss Sarajevo. Hommage, passion, compassion, pain, love and empathy all in one...
philclamot - 23 September, 2010
For Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam
Thanks for your attention to Belgian fans....we need you for Belgium unity.......
bassmaster - 23 September, 2010
Best U2 Show I have ever seen...
This was the best U2-concert I have ever seen and I have seen every tour since their passage in Gent in 1992. Amazing show, brilliant setlist and super fans! It had something magical, the moon up over the stadium, band and audience giving their best. Bono praising Belium and the Belgians and us, the audience, singing along with him ofr the entire show. It was fantastic!! Thank you so very much U2!!
ZjokkeG - 23 September, 2010
43 & still loving it !!
Tonight's concert made werchter & sportpaleis seem very far away. mega fantastisch was het concert. Van de 1ste noot tot de staande ovatie stil haven't found dat was rilen van genot operste extase wow yeah. Heel het gezin van 43 tot de jongste 12 heeft er van genoten. U2 is magic and takes breaths away. ongehoorde en geziene sound , sfeer, ambiance ga maar verder suuuuuuuuuuuuuper de max!
alex81 - 22 September, 2010
No words
This was a very special night, better than last year in Amsterdam (sorry neighbours) a mad, mad crowd. And an out-of-this-universe band. I'm still letting it all sink in.
vickyvde - 22 September, 2010
love u2
we had red zone tickets, so we supported the good cause. U2 was my first concerted when i was 15 years old, now i am 34 years, and i love every song off it. They where so close, 2 meters away from me, unbelieveble. I have some nice pictures off it. I will remember this day for a long long time. U2, u guys have a heart on the right place for people, poverty, and sickness. Love u guys x vicky
ronnyhyde - 22 September, 2010
Great to be a Belgian
Even better than last year in Amsterdam !!!! The technology in their "hometown' Brussels was great !!!
maarten - 22 September, 2010
YEAAH!!
1 hour to wait and after the hour, taking the train to Brussels. Woooww. The weather is amazing! I hope U2 makes it the best show ever!!
karldesmedt - 22 September, 2010
Family day
Tonight my wife and I will take our kids to the concert, tomorrow we go with friends, can't wait.
Duinenpiepertje - 22 September, 2010
Amazing
God, thank you that I can go to the concert this evening. It will be the 19th concert of U2. Where is thet time that I saw U2 for the first time in Herenthout (Belgium, zaal Lux, 25-10-1981). Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry : give Brussels an anmazing evening.
arjan_manuels - 21 September, 2010
Leaving Holland Now
Up to Brussels!!! My own 25th U2-fan anniversary :-) Can't wait to see you all tonight guys. Hope we can find the time and chance to have a beer with you.
rieno - 21 September, 2010
hope to meet you again
Hi, after the shows last year in Dublin we met and had spoke a while at the back of your home while your brother was waiting in the car. Hope to meet you again this year but now in my hometown. Your guinness is ready. Greetings from Dirk from Belgium.
serge123 - 21 September, 2010
finally
yes yes after last year seeing the show in dublin they are finally in brussels.see you tomorrow guys
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