May
21
2011
Denver, CO, US (Invesco Field)
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Invesco Fieldwith The Fray
Show Report



'You who across such distances sent such support to Burma...we thank you, students, teachers, workers, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, music fans - U2 fans like me.
'When you raise your voices we hear them in our country and around the world, they are louder than any rock band, then any army, than rocket fire or fighter jet...'

Remarkable moment tonight as the North American tour opened in Denver when Aung San Suu Kyi, sent a video message thanking U2 fans for campaigning for the freedom of the people of Burma.

'Your voices,' she said, 'Are the future - the voices of reason, equality and justice.'

As Bono puts it, Aung San Suu Kyi is to Asia what Nelson Mandela is to Africa and only recently did the military government release her from nearly 20 years of house arrest.
'She's out now and that's very special for us, for U2 fans and for Amnesty International who campaigned for her release,' said Bono, 'This campaigning stuff really works.
'Aung San Suu Kyi wanted to say thanks, but also to remember all the remaining prisoners. This is a message of love from Colorado to south-east Asia...'

In fact this was a pretty unique night all around, the band opening up their postponed US and Canada dates, a year to the night that Bono left surgery in Munich and with a set list transformed from the one that opened this tour nearly two years ago.

Bono thanked a passionate Denver audience for their patience. 'I thank God... and the Germans! Through the wonders of science I'm not just fixed, I'm better! Bono 2.0...'

It was a good moment to introduce the wonders of the band. 'A wonder of nature, Adam Clayton became a father in the last year, still a young buck though!
'Part-Terminator part Duracell Bunny....Larry Mullen Jr on drums...
'In the place where art meets science, the super hero who was bitten by a spider and turned into a nerd...on guitar, The Edge.'

And reiterating his thanks for the patience of the fans, we were into one of the great fan favourites All I Want Is You - one of ten tracks that were not in the show when the band began their first leg of US/Canada dates.

The rain, which had been threatening all week, held off and we were set for a special evening.
Special with the Denver audience welcoming some of their own when The Fray were first up on stage in their home town.
Special because this is the home town of a legendary member of the U2 crew 'who's been looking after Edge's guitars for nearly 25 years. Stand up Dallas Schoo...'
Special because this is Red Rocks country, where Under A Blood Red Sky was recorded... how else would you introduce Sunday Bloody Sunday?
'Where's Red Rocks? Right here!' And it felt like it was.
And special because despite all the predictions in the end the world didn't end - but they'd prepared a song for it. Just in case.
'This is for the Rev Harold Camping.' explained Bono, introducing Until The End of the World. 'Such a disappointment... somewhere feels like the end of world but not right here!'

Did the world end for you tonight... or did it begin again? What was the special moment you'll never surrender, the memory you'll take till the end of the world? Add your own review and post your photos below.
48  Fan Reviews
itmom70 - 12 May, 2011
Coming from Germany!
I am coming to the states from Germany to see my oldest daughter before she deploys with the US Army National Guard. I planned this trip back in October to come to Denver to see our first U2 show! I splurged for VIP....I cannot wait for this show!
travisali - 12 May, 2011
U2SDBOM
I have been a huge U2 fan for 30 years. I have seen U2 many times, including the Dalton Brothers in CA. But the greatest was in 2005 at the Pepsi Center when Bono put on my lipstick. They are an amazing band and amazing people.I agree, play Bad. I CAN"T WAIT!
KatzMuzik - 06 May, 2011
See you on the 21st.
See you on the 21st I will be coming from Winnipeg Canada looking forward to my 4th U2 show 2nd on this tour Iam looking forward to meeting my fellow U2 fans in Denver and where ever else they are coming from.Iam also seeing U2 a week later in Winnipeg Canada.
cosbenny - 22 April, 2011
Song Request
So here in Colorado, there is this prophetic person buying bus benches and driving around an RV proclaiming that May 21st is The End of the World. Hmmm... I think she's just a U2 fan and knew in advance that May 21 would be the re-scheduled night for the concert in Denver. But Until the End of the World might be a fun request for the boys to play.
u2dolfan - 22 April, 2011
No Line in Denver
Please bring back "No line on the Horizon" Thanks -Vinnie from Colorado Springs
robinwillams2008 - 19 April, 2011
been listening for 12 years never seen t
i've been listening to u2 for the last 12 years since i was 13, 25 now. never seen them. finally get tickets to see them in june last year and what happens. bono gets back surgery. i hope nothing happens this year knock on wood because i can't wait to see them on the 21st
sara_will_follow - 18 April, 2011
So Excited
This will be my first U2 concert ever!! I've been "practicing" at the Under A Blood Red Sky (Denver's U2 tribute) shows for months now! Thank god for them, giving me my U2 fix when I need it most!! \m/
gustavorls2 - 17 April, 2011
U2 Denver
I hope that is THE SHOW! Simplicity!
analuv411 - 13 April, 2011
it's gonna be awesome
just got done listening to the sao paulo live feed-denver we are in for an amazing show-u2 is amazing! hurry up may 21st!!!!!
tomwyo - 12 April, 2011
tomwyo
See you in Denver and please play BAD.
husker-fanatic - 11 April, 2011
Nebraska U2 Fan
Absolutely CAN'T wait for the show in Denver!!! It'll be our fifth show, and this time it's RED ZONE time! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE play BAD....that would be the highlight of the concert for us. See you up front on May 21.
DenverlovesU2 - 05 April, 2011
U2 Denver
I couldnt be more excited to see U2 return to Denver after 6 years away! I know the show will be amazing, I would lose my mind if Bad is played though! If I could, you know I would! ;)
ceratimelero - 03 March, 2011
first time
cant wait 4 the moment, please play STAY (Faraway, So Close!) this song maaaaan....... PLEASE its my first u2 coooncert
fredrickson - 25 February, 2011
redrocks
I cant's wait havent missed a show in Colorado sense they were at Red Rocks in the early 80"s !!!!
theshadow12 - 07 February, 2011
U2 Denver
My first U2 concert-- can't wait. PLEASE PLAY NEW YEAR'S DAY! See you in May!
skywarn - 22 December, 2010
Counting the Days
I am a storm chaser who happened to be meeting the chase group on June 13 in Denver last year when I noted the concert date. You bet I got a ticket, and I told my fellow adventure freaks they'd have to wait for me if need be. So I still have my Denver ticket---and also one for Philly and Pittsburgh---and I've made the tough decision to forego chasing tornadoes so I can "chase" U2. Besides, I love Denver and this gives me yet another excuse to fly out there. I normally sit in the stands, but my Denver ticket is GA. I will no longer be a "GA virgin"!!!! It will be both unnerving and cool to get in that line at first. I can't wait to meet some of the "regulars" who do so all the time!
cabers - 04 November, 2010
Can't Wait
Saw the boys last year in PHX, Meadowlands and Vegas. Can't wait to see them in D-town. Got one of the VIP packages and can't wait to see them again. PLEASE PLAY BAD! If at all possible make a stop in Albuquerque! Would love to see you in our hometown! Keep rockin boys looking forward to May!!!!!!
lamadeli - 14 October, 2010
Can't Wait
The misses and I are taking our nephew who's High School graduation is the same day as the show. We figure we will take him from High School to GA front and center to further his education. It will be a grand time.
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