May
14
2011
Mexico City, MX (Azteca Stadium)
118
Azteca Stadiumwith Snow Patrol
Show Report


Another remarkable show tonight with a record-breaking Mexican audience totally pumped, a swathe of unexpected changes in the set list and the spirit of Frank Sinatra in the house.

'Where's Frank?' asked Bono during Until The End of the World. 'Thirteen years ago we said goodbye to Frank Sinatra...' At which point he broke into Strangers in the Night and before you knew it 100,000 Mexicans were also 'spreading the news'.

'Peace...peace... We need it all over the world and here in Mexico. I woke up this morning - drums in my head - even the car horns were playing a tune. I realised it wasn't a dream it was Mexico City.
'And it's Saturday night...there's magic in the air... we are Irish Latinos.'
Adam was introduced as Rafa Marquez, while 'behind me, he never changes, he still looks 24, the chicharito of the band, Larry Mullen' and Edge was christened Hugo Sanchez.

No two shows on this tour are the same and no-one could have predicted the set list for this second of three shows in Mexico City tonight.'With a red guitar, on fire...' Desire was back for its first appearance of 2011, followed by a beautiful version of Stay, which hasn't been performed since September 2009.Both songs got a rapturous response and with the umbrellas on the stage taken down we knew we were going to make it through without rain.

'Amazing,' said Bono, taking a breath. 'Incredible people, incredible country...'

Felt like everyone's breath had been taken away by this audience who now broke into spontaneous, stadium-wide chanting, then into singing the chorus of 'With or Without You'.
It became a chance to remember 'all those who have lost their loved ones'.
'You are not defined by this, you are defined by your humility, your generosity of spirit, your love of life. Thank you for letting us into your life...'

Another stand-out moment came with the dedication of a special track to Mexico.
'I wanna sing a song for Mexico. It's a message to the world from Mexico. And especially it's a message across the border to the United States of America.'
The band broke into Stand By Me with Bono customising the lyric: 'We don't need your love, We want your respect across the border... Stand by Me...Whenever you're in trouble wont you stand by me...'
As a powerful and moving tribute came to an end, he added, 'Let's close 9,000 gun stores, the other side of the border. Close them down.'

('Footnote:The day before he had learned that 85% of all the murders in Mexico have been committed by guns smuggled across the border from the US. Not hunting rifles, not even pistols, automatic weapons like AK47s. The ban on such weapons was lifted in 2004.) What did you make of the set list on this second night in Mexico City ? How was the show for you ? If you were in the Azteca tonight add your own review and upload your photos below.
118  Fan Reviews
cafeino - 16 May, 2011
I felt Mexican Irish!!! Me sentí Mexico
I felt out of control, I felt part of this country and part of this world. It was a incredible night, the best show that I have ever seen in my live. Thanks U2.
laurismvm - 16 May, 2011
AMAZING!!!!!!!!
This show was the best ever! i really never forget that night, it was like a dream! Thank you so much!
navacastone - 16 May, 2011
Stay!!! and the night would be enough!!!
Amazing show!!! woow Out of control, Desire, Stay and Ultraviolet in one show!! You really blow out my mind. Thank you for the three shows it was magical!!!
victor_juarez_rea - 16 May, 2011
Why?
1.- In A Little While (Never in México) Two days ago... 2. Stuck In A Moment... Why? Why? Why?
plese - 16 May, 2011
Gracias U2!!!!
Magnifico show, excelente la banda, gracias a Larry, Adam, Paul y Dave... una noche inolvidable el 14 de May. nos regalaron una experiencia como pocas.... Sexyco los despide con el corazon y esperamos regresen muy pronto!!!!! felicidades a los nuevos irlandeses latinos!!!! Jorge BB Wonderful show, great band, thanks to Larry, Adam, Paul and Dave ... an unforgettable night on 14 May. experience gave us a few .... Sexyco sent away with your heart and hope to return very soon !!!!! Congratulations to the new Irish Latinos!! Jorge BB
RamiroUltraviolet - 16 May, 2011
Spaceship of light
Excelente concierto, viva U2 y viva México!!
elizabethy - 15 May, 2011
We need a big kiss!
Amazing nite in Sexicoooo! ...
elizabethy - 15 May, 2011
We need a big kiss!
Amazing nite in México ...
Saddhe - 15 May, 2011
MAGIC,HEARTS AND TEARS
I HOPE THE BAND KNOWS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN OUR PARTNERS AND SUPPORT IN MANY IMPORTANT MOMENTS OF OUR LIVES,MEXICO HAS ALWAYS LOVED YOU !! AND AS A FAN IT´S PRICELESS TO LISTEN TO YOUR FAVORITE BAND EVER PLAYING LIVE AND GIVING THEIR HEART OUT,WE COULD TAKE OUT FEELINGS THAT WERE SO DEEPLY INSIDE,WE GOT FREE AND JUST CRY TEARS OF JOY,SADNESS,HOPE,ANGER ,LOVE... THANKS FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE FOR EDGAR AND ME! WITH LOVE:AYDEÉ
aquileo - 15 May, 2011
THE BEST SURPRISE
Honestly as a fan I could not ask for a better set list....To listen Ultraviolet, Stay and Out of Control in the same show it is just amazing. Thank you guys for make one of the best nights in my life so far!!!
beca_1091 - 15 May, 2011
Thank you
I acamped and....well.. no words.. I cried the whole nigth..and when my stepmom was the chosen one..to read the poem with Bono.,. fuck.. that was amazing.. thank you U2
u2ivan - 15 May, 2011
Magical Night
Thank you so much for playing "Stay" guys, it were a magical moment to me and my wife, the best show ever. U2 rocks!! My family and I love you.
Adris15 - 15 May, 2011
The most incredible show I have ever see
Among bad news we receive daily, U2 brings us a ray of hope and strengh to say we are not alone vs violence!!! as we said in Mexico.....U2 Mexico is yours, we will be waiting for you once again with open arms!!! Gracias, gracias, gracias!!!!
- 15 May, 2011
spectacular!!!
amazing!!, it is a dream comes true. U2 is the best. Thank you guys for playing "Stay". Thank you for singing to the mexican moon. Bono, I love you !!!.
Jorge Eduardo - 15 May, 2011
Magical Night
Yesterday (2nd show of U2360MEX) Bono said "this is gonna be the best night of your lifes"..... It did !!! Best U2 concert ever!! I really enjoyed "Out of Control" "Ultraviolet" "Stay" and Zooropa. The spanish translation of "Beautiful Day" just before playing the song was magical. It was worth 7 hours in line to get into the Inner Circle, me and my wife could see Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry just a few steps away from us, playing and really enjoying the show. One of the greatest nights of my entire life!!!
ghmorgan - 15 May, 2011
Best concert ever!!!!!!!
Awsome, everything about the concert was awsome, the set list was great, the sound incredible, the band was great to the audience. It felt like we were making history together, back in 93 it was great but this was completly amazing
erendiracuarao - 15 May, 2011
AMAZING!!! EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THI
WOW!!! how do you pick a star in the sky? the concert was MAGNIFICENT.... u2 made us cry of happiness, and i would have to say we, the public, reacted to every song. Guys i hope you return soon to my country.. I LOVE YOU!!!!
- 15 May, 2011
a dream came true
I was hoping you would play Walk On and Ultraviolet, two of my fav. songs, and you did!! thank you!! that was huge!!! thank you so much for the music, the integrity, and your message of hope and peace. Much love and respect!! Luis
pepetonio - 15 May, 2011
amazing night
beautiful day, amazing night, thanks
soyelkike - 15 May, 2011
IF GOD WILL SEND HIS ANGELS, HE WOULD SE
Thank you bono, larry, adam, edge... last night was magical to me and never think that i would be so close to you. We’ve been waiting for the show for hours under the sun and everything else until it sarted. Unfortunately my girlfriend felt sick and we had to move out. in the ambulance i only reach to listen how “where the streets...” (my favorite) was vanishing in the air. As it is, you make me feel extraordinary, i really waiting to see you live for all of my life. You are amazing people and i just want to say “Thank you for visit my country bring me happiness”... with love. kike.
tatsz - 15 May, 2011
amazing show
Even though I had crutches, it was one of the best shows I have seen! The inner circle was a blast! And "Stay" was the best surprise! The best U2 shows are without a doubt in Mexico City!
CarlosAlmaraz - 15 May, 2011
Amazing
It was absolutely amazing. It was not a concert, it was a ritual.
Diogofreire - 15 May, 2011
AWESOME CONCERT
no need to say anything else, AWESOME CONCERT BRAZILIAN IN MEXICO CITY!
Humberto - 15 May, 2011
The most greatest night in my life
I really loved the last night, Stay, Even Better, Zooropa, Desire, UV, Magnificent RMX, all the setlist was awesome, all Mexico Loves U2 and U2 Love all Mexico! Was really magical. And was so funny to see Rafa, Chicharito, Hugo and Canelo singing in that wonderful stage. I really, really, really Love U2, actually!
ampz71 - 15 May, 2011
Much better playlist than wednesday...
Please keep out of control, ultraviolet and add Bad, such a powerful song and adequate for this city.
Bonifacius - 15 May, 2011
Wating for U2
Snow Patrol had just finished playing a great show (this guys are a must follow) and everybody was just waiting for U2 to come down the stairs, you could feel the good vibe in the air. This picture was taken from PAN-1.
adrianflik - 15 May, 2011
THE BEST CONCERT IN MY LIFE!!!
AMAZING!!!! TEH BEST U2 IS A LEGEND!!! EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT (INCLUDING SNOWPATROL) THE SURPRISE? "STAY" & "TIL THE END OF THE WORLD" US ROCKS!!!
amabiliakelly20 - 15 May, 2011
THANKS U GUYS
NO WORDS CAN SAY ENOUGH THANK Y OU FOR BEING SO HUMBLE WITH US PEOPLE XOXOXOXO
bonobad33 - 15 May, 2011
Magnificent Concert!!!!
The best concert of my life......thanks U2 for your music, your lyrics.....never forget this day!!!
sazuela - 15 May, 2011
Amazing
Best U2 show EVER!!! Thank you for playing Ultraviolet!! Make it a DVD.
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