Jun
29
2011
Miami, FL, US (Sun Life Stadium)
106
Sun Life Stadiumwith Florence and the Machine
Show Report


Moviegoers watching 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon', which opens in cinemas this week, will hear a new song by U2 - North Star - but not before 75,000 fans at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami tonight.

The North American debut of the new track, ' a love song to the universe' as Bono called it, was one of the stand-out moments on a hot and sticky evening where the rain stayed away and the 360 space ship took off again.

'We love Miami,' explained Bono. 'That's well known. The balmy summer heat, the palm trees, the dolphins, the Marlins... by the way we love the Marlins.' (That went down well - the Marlins had to move several games from this, their home stadium, to accomodate the 360 show this week.)
'Miami is a sort of crossroads between South America and North America, the Caribbean and Ireland. Irish people are like Latin Americans... who don't know how to dance.'

An opening quartet of tracks from Achtung Baby set the scene tonight before we went back to 1979 ('I Will Follow') and forward to 2009 ('Boots') and when we arrived in the 1980's, 'Still Haven't Found' paid tribute to Clarence Clemons with a tip of the hat to Jungleland.

A shout- out to Lebron James - who is here and gets a mighty reception - and also to Carl Willner, the father of producer Hal, a longtime friend of the band. Carl has recently published a remarkable book, Carl's Story; The Persistence of Hope, a memoir of how as a teenager he survived the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau.

'Unos, dos, tres...'
'Are you ready to take the roof off... if we had a roof?' By Vertigo everyone was ready and the roof we didn't have was duly removed. 'Crazy' became ' a love song to Cuba - one day Cuba will be free' and as Walk On arrived, Bono invited everyone to remember Cuban human rights activist Dr Oscar Elias Biscet. Dr Biscet endured many years in prison in Cuba for opposing the government and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George Bush in 2007. 'Let everyone in Cuba know he is special to us and we are watching... we are watching.'

A barnstorming Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me gave way to a transcendent With Or Without You before Moment of Surrender paid tribute to the late and great Clarence Clemons, whose brother Bill was here tonight.
'There's one brighter star in the firmament, his name is Clarence Clemons, his family and friends are here tonight... good night Clarence Clemons, good night Miami.'

Were you in Miami tonight ? How bright was the North Star ? What was the moment you'll never surrender ? Write up your own review of the show and post your photos below.

U2360° FANCAM in Miami!
106  Fan Reviews
pdf1605 - 18 June, 2011
From Venezuela
with my best friends in Miami, Ricardo Roberto y Dayana , here we go u2 i love you, from Venezuela !
FernandoGuevara - 18 June, 2011
One more time!
Saw the show in Mexico City, and now flying to Miami to see them again!!!
andypazos - 18 June, 2011
u2 here we go!!
can´t wait , desde bogota colombia contando los dias !!!
ticopilot1 - 17 June, 2011
IM GONNA BE THERE
im 14 and im gonna go with my dad and some friends i have been waiting since may 18.
kawachi77 - 17 June, 2011
request
PLEASE, Miracle Drug
Andregonzalez - 17 June, 2011
We will be there from Colombia!!!!!!!
we were waiting for this moment for many years now... Unfortunately, U2 is not coming to Colombia, so we are seeing them in Miami... It would be awesome if they could play here, there are so many U2 fans in Colombia!!!... We are really happy!!! Pls play Ultraviolet and Still haven´t found what I´m looking for... See you soon!!!! :)
acblueone - 16 June, 2011
How to get into the inner circle???
Anybody knows how to ge into the inner circle in Miami????
frankcutronijr - 13 June, 2011
Waiting Since November 4th, 2009
It will be my third show and the first show for my wife from Bogota, Colombia. I took her to see Shakira and Ricky Martin in the meantime. I already ordered her a concert shirt and counting down to just 9 days until the show. She has no idea what she is in for.
sobral - 12 June, 2011
I WILL FOLLOW...
YES, I WILL FOLLOW .. U2 NEXT JUN 29 AT SUN LIFE STADIUM, IN MIAMI. U2 HAS ALREADY BEEN IN BRAZIL A FEW TIMES BUT I NEVER GOT TO BE THERE - LUCIANO ARRUDA, SOBRAL,CE, BRAZIL
ferpilas - 11 June, 2011
Join us at the Inner Circle!
http://community.u2.com/topic/23115 Join!
alzumba - 09 June, 2011
Costa Rica
ofcourse will be there ay miami and thar was excelent and axited to be in the city of blinding lights
garciaricky0019 - 08 June, 2011
OUT OF CONTROL and BAD and THE FLY
3 weeks away!!!
FelipeSantosu2 - 07 June, 2011
Bogota- Miami
Cant wait for the show, been waitin´all my life for this moment. Would love to hear OUT OF CONTROL as they played it in Dublin , on the Go home Concert! Hope to cheer up for U2 with all the fans on the sun life Stadium!!!!
schlumpi - 05 June, 2011
Germany is coming
after Cape Town this year, now Miami, can´t wait for the show
tumamilhem - 02 June, 2011
THE FLY, ULTRAVIOLET, ZOOROPA AND GA TI
PLEEEEEEEASE PLAY THE FLY! AND ULTRA VIOLET AND ZOOROPA! ALSO, I HAVE 3 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE MIAMI SHOW FOR SALE FOR FRIENDS WHO CANNOT GO TO THE SHOW NOW! CONTACT ME AT TUMA_MILHEM@YAHOO.COM IF INTERESTED!
dceronu2 - 22 May, 2011
Can not wait
One month away ¡¡¡ BOG - MIA - BOG Just for the show ....
Kanabondi - 21 May, 2011
Reykjavik calling
For some reason U2 have never visited Iceland. For that reason we are taking Iceland to U2. Six Icelanders, all live long U2 fans coming to Miami only to see U2 live. We will be there to enjoy the experience and Miami will benefit from that. As live in Miami will be just a little bit better even though it will only be for 2 days.
Quincuti - 19 May, 2011
ULTRAVIOLET PLEASE11
BABY BABY BABY LIGHT MY WAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quincuti - 19 May, 2011
cant wait!!!!!!!
OMG!!!! CANT WAIT TO JUNE 29 TO SEE U GUYS HERE IN MIAMI I WENT TO SEE U TO TAMPA GREAT SHOW EVER AMAZING!! PLEASE PLAY "(ULTRA VIOLET) LIGHT MY WAY
- 15 May, 2011
Guatemala!!!
This is an only time experience, but I am really excited to see you in Miami, your my favorite group ever. I love you guys!!! And please don´t forget to sing walk on, with or without you and beautiful day that are part of the soundtrack of my life. Alexandra
Alvarojf - 14 May, 2011
ULTRAVIOLET!!!!
Please play ULTRAVIOLET!!!
ButtersBelgium - 11 May, 2011
Belgium
We will represent Belgium as we did in Barcelona , Sevilla and ....off course .... Brussels !!!
u2fancol - 08 May, 2011
Colombia will be there!!
I bought my tix 2 years ago. I can´t wait. Colombia will be there too!!
u2ssyd08 - 05 May, 2011
So excited!!
Bought tickets last night at work for my mom and I to go this show! She has been a huge fan since they came out and made me one too...U2 is with out a doubt the best band of all times. Love Love Love them...and I cant wait to go watch them with me mom for her mothers days/ birthday present :)
- 05 May, 2011
I´ll be there...from Honduras
I can´t believe it, in less then 2 month i´ll be watchin live the best band in the world,....i´m a big fan of U2 and it´s gonna be the best experience of my life.........U2 RULES!!!!!!!!
ladykat90 - 15 March, 2011
Puerto Rico will be there!
My name is Katia and I'm from Puerto Rico! I've been waiting for this for so long!! My father and I bought tickets to see you guys and I still can't believe it. I can't even begin to explain how much this means to me. This is really a dream come true for me as well. I can't wait for an unforgettable night. Thank you for each ONE of your amazing songs!! PS: I would love to hear With or Without you that night! Exit, One, Lemon, The unforgettable Fire, The Fly...
Irishmex - 14 March, 2011
I'M ALL EARS!!!
I'm a fan since the 80's... first U2 song that blew my mind was "New Years Day"... and from there non stop... I even went to DUBLIN, Ireland looking to find U2 in a local Pub, meanwhile I was also looking for very Irish ancestors from the Ulster Region in Ireland. June 29th is the DATE! My wife even tells stories about how much I've been waiting. I bought 4 tickets for 4 different concerts in Mexico back in the early 90's, also in San Francisco and now here in Miami. PLAY WHAT EVER YOU WANT! I'M PLEASED WITH ALL YOUR SONGS! Best wishes to all and for you guys... from an Irish bro! I'm all EARS!
- 14 March, 2011
Honduran U2 One Love Fan
4 Months till the biggest concert of all times! I hope that Bono sings One, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For showing the real essence of love and the bands trademark ohhh One Love, One Life! I hope that everybody will shout In The Name Of Love song:D.
roseo007 - 08 March, 2011
Can't Wait
After almost 2 years (bought my tixs on 2009), the date is finally approaching. I'm glad you postponed your trip to Miami (glad to know Bono's doing better too), 'cause I had an accident and was on crutches the entire 2010. I'm on theraphy now and hopefully I'll be able to jump and dance to all of your songs. Please play "Unforgettable fire" and "I will follow". No matter what you play, I will be on the first row singing each one of your songs. This will be my 4th U2 concert since I came to the US from Peru! You are the best band in the world! I ♥ U! Thanks for all the wonderful songs that are definitely in the soundtrack of my life ☺
- 01 March, 2011
Dreams comes true!!! Puerto Rico
I'm from Puerto Rico and I'll be there to see this monumental concert in Sunlife Stadium!!!!! Bono, please include in your songs list - Where The Streets Have No Name and Stay (Faraway, So Close)!!!
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