U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

May
24
2011
Salt Lake City, UT, US (Rice-Eccles Stadium)
Rice-Eccles Stadiumwith The Fray
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We've had storms this week but turned out to be a beautiful, crisp evening at the Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City tonight, another capacity audience executing spectacular Mexican waves as we waited for the band to take the stage.

And then we were in it - 'Real Thing', I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways - the audience response was deafening, U2360 was in orbit again.

'Thank you for coming out, thanks to The Fray and thanks for your patience!' said Bono, taking a breath after Until The End of the World. 'Let me tell you that we are so much better this year... I've been rebuilt by better design... vorsprung durch technique...What do you make of Robo-Bono?'

No exaggeration to say that 'Robo-Bono' was well received.

'A lot can happen in a year,' he continued, looking stage left. 'There's something about the way this man is walking and moving around the stage, a certain manliness - Adam Clayton has become a father for the first time.. and proud of it!'
Larry received plaudits for his newly released and 'very cool arthouse movie' and then there was The Edge.
'Look over there! Some things remain the same - nothing phases this guy. Even today there was a crisis when we found out Edge's hotel room had no hot water. Did he complain? No. Throw a hissy fit? No. He went out and bought a kettle. Several kettles and an old radiator, a plastic container and he rebuilt the plumbing system... he's a genius. Give it up for The Edge...'

After the entire stadium carried off All I Want Is You, it was time to pay birthday greetings to an old friend of the band celebrating his 70th birthday today.

'Happy Birthday Bob Dylan,' announced Bono, before leading everyone in a birthday chorus. The spirit of Dylan was in the house tonight with Bono later slipping into 'Blowing in the Wind' before 'Streets' and 'The Times They Are A Changing'.

More poetry when three girls climbed up on to the stage to read a verse each of a poem before Beautiful Day - 'Utah' by Minnie J Hardy - as the people of Salt Lake City made this a night we won't forget.

'Take out your phones,' came the call before Moment of Surrender. 'Everyone has someone they want to think about at the moment.
'Make the light brighter. No need to kick out the darkness.
Hold on to this beautiful world... Hold on tight..'

Were you at the show in Salt Lake City tonight? What took your breath away? What was your highlight? How would you sum it all up? Add your own review and post your photos below.

COMMENTS

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Sweetestallee
24 May, 2011
Loudest crowd!
I predict we will be the loudest crowd on the whole tour! just like pop 97 when Bono couldnt hear himself singing cause we were so loud!
Hurghada
23 May, 2011
Love rescue me
In honour of Mr Bob Dylan on his 70th? Will unfortunately not see any shows until July but hope Love Rescue Me stays in the set-list until then.
whathedickens82
23 May, 2011
!!!!!
Salt lake city is going to be fabulous, my band is names KISS ME, KILL ME after the great U2 song.
dstdevan1
22 May, 2011
Picture of the GA line
48 hours to go. Some folks pictured their tent. This will be an awesome show! We have waited 2 years!
swimmingpoolblue
22 May, 2011
Lets be loud SLC!
Dont care what they play, its gonna be cold and rainy, but I dont care! Hope the boys are in for a good crowd. cause SLC will deliver.
adriannelovesutwo
22 May, 2011
BIG KISS!
THANK YOU IS A SMALL WORD FOR THE HUGE GIFT YOU GIVE THE WORLD. THE PASSION YOU HAVE KEPT OVER THE YEARS HAS NOT BEEN MISSED BY ME. WITH THE FALL OF THOSE THAT ACHIEVE RECOGNITION YOU MAINTAIN A STANDARD ONLY A FEW CAN SUSTAIN. I AM AFRAID TO PUT ANYONE ON A PEDISTOOL BECAUSE IN THE END WE ARE ONLY HUMAN. I WILL SAY I AM PROUD TO BE A U2 FAN. SLC IS MY 6 360 CONCERT STARTING WITH BNC. I AM SLIGHTLY EMBARRASSED TO ASK THOUGH ONE CAN NOT RECEIVE WITHOUT ASKING, I WOULD LOVE TO BE INVITED ON STAGE AND GIVE YOU ALL A BIG THANK YOU KISS. LOOK FOR ME OUTSIDE CIRCLE. MUCH RESPECT, A
steveinspfork
21 May, 2011
Best Tour EVER!!
I sure hope that I can hear "Bullet the Blue Sky" coming out of those speakers on Tuesday night. Good luck in Denver and on the final N.A. leg of the tour guys. Salt Lake is going to rock hard!
nightfly
20 May, 2011
Say Hi
Please say Hi to my very special wife Daisy ( section E40 ). She came here to SLC 10 years ago from Peru never dreaming when she lived in Peru that she would ever have the chance to see U2 live or anyone even close to you guys. Thank you so much for coming back to salt lake and fulfilling her dream. Thanks guys
nightfly
20 May, 2011
Please play
BAD
Rufus3695
17 May, 2011
Cannot Wait
1 week left! I have had tickets for what seems like a decade. So happy to see the boys again. Hoping for some golden oldies: BAD, Pride, Unforgettable Fire, Running to Stand Still. But no matter, everything will be special!
08 May, 2011
A fellow Dub in SLC
Looking forward to the gig.
Cletus
27 April, 2011
Can't wait!!!
Can't wait to get together with my brothers to see U2 again. Thanks U2 for bringing us together once more in the desert! Just like in Vegas! Doesn't matter what you play. It will be electric!!
TomBallard
14 March, 2011
Mountainous Welcome
I hope that someone is planning on adding a 2 to the the University of Utah's "U" on the maountain just like back in 1997. What a sight to see!
Poppstar
27 February, 2011
Difference in a Year
My wife was set to attend her first U2 concert last year. Now a year later she's pregnant and her due date is the same week as the concert. I tried to convince her to come to the concert and maybe go down in Rock N Roll lore by giving birth at the show but she's not too comfortable about that but naming the child "Paul" is a strong possibility. So Paul aka Bono you owe us since I'll be alone in GA. Please greatest songs you've never played live...Electrical Storm and Window in the Skies. Thanks Spencer
15 February, 2011
ALMOST THERE
Please play Stuck in a Moment!!!
14 January, 2011
Great Day
I can't wait!!! Please play BAD & New Years Day. U2 echoing off the rocky mountains will be splendid. It will be a perfect night. It is going to be great.
orman77
09 January, 2011
PLAY SUM ACHTUNG BABY!
Hey! could you guys possibly try to fit in "Zoo Station" at this concert? That would make my life!!!
20 October, 2010
Can't Wait
Can't wait for this date. It is going to be great!
Sweetestallee
08 October, 2010
Can't Wait
So excited for them to come, and to hear new songs. This tour will be one of the best! Little sad I don't get to see Lenny, been a fan since I was a kid. Oh well, guess I'll have to go to Seattle or somewhere else to see him. Bummer, 2 U2 concerts.. OF COURSE 2!!! 1 time just isn't enough
Megan1793
07 October, 2010
Cant wait anymore!
OMG, I can not wait for this concert anymore! I've been excited since the tickets first went on sale. I listen to U2 everyday and I have a whole playlist that is dedicated to their Europe set list. Come on make time go faster! I love you guys! :) Can't wait to see you!
21 September, 2010
it's incredible
its the best new in this moment many people are been waiting for this
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