U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

May
14
2011
Mexico City, MX (Azteca Stadium)
Azteca Stadiumwith Snow Patrol
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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.

COMMENTS

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sexy_boots_360
21 October, 2010
play ´´40´´
ALL I WANT TO HEAR IS ´´40´´
giovan
18 October, 2010
u2 cadê vc ???
Please...return to Brazil POR FAVOR RETORNE AO BRASIL I love U2
utsa2004
10 October, 2010
Setlist for the Show!
Hey guys, how about this setlist for the opening show: Breathe, Mofo, Get on Your Boots, No Line on the Horizon, The Fly, Even Better than the Real Thing, Magnificent, Your Blue Room, Unknown Caller, Bad, Mercy, The Unforgettable Fire, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, Dirty Day, Pride, Running to Stand Still, One, Please, Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultraviolet, With or Without You, Drowming Man
utsa2004
05 October, 2010
See you next year
Saw the show in Chicago last year, and I think it was far better than this year. Your Blue Room is better live than In a Little While. Miss Sarajevo for Unforgettable Fire, give me a break! Keep Ultraviolet for the last, and surprise us with Drowning man instead of Moment of Surrender for closing the show!. Play back Mofo too. Another suggestions: The Fly, Out Of Control, Dirty Day, Dancing Barefoot...
Ytredal
03 October, 2010
The U2-360 Tour
Im a HUGE U2-fan from Norway,and i have seen U2 23 times!.I have already experienced 3 from the 360-tour,and im ready for at least 2 more!.Mexico and Oakland here i come!.And if U2 drop into Brazil,guess who will be there?.Last year i heared one of my favourites for the first time Live,"Eletrical storm".Amazing,so tnak you U2!.And what a stage,its almost impossible to find words to describe it!.I think that the show at Azteka will be better then the one that i have experienced in Scandinavia,because i can imagine the audience down there is much more lively than us cold and reserved "vikings".Anyway,i see you....and remember:PRIDE in the name of love!
lucesita
02 October, 2010
please!
please u have to play ultraviolet!! totally love it, drives me crazy plus it has a very special meanning 4 me... u needa play it!!!
alex_mv
01 October, 2010
SOLD OUT
Thanks for oppening another more day, many people were sad since the tickets were sold out only 30 minutes after the official start. People without ticket learned the experience, so they need to be careful so they can get tickets for may 15th. I got my tickets and I am very excited about the performance, I wish our God allow us to stay here for that date...
kini
01 October, 2010
please open new date!!!!
mexico city has 20 million people and one concert date is not enough for us! lots of people couldn't get tickets... please!!!!!
gIo3antOs
30 September, 2010
MERCY
heeeyyyyyyyyyy have mercy on usss......... please open another date..... :'( pleaseeee......
Pau2mt
30 September, 2010
New date in Mexico Please
Dear Bono, Larry, Adam and Edge i write this comment becuase id like you to create a new date because the tickets are SOLD OUT and some people went almost 12 hours before the tickets started to be selled and couldnt buy them because in some venues they started to sell the tickets 10 minutes before the time that was 11 AM Mexico City Hour, and in some places the bank cards couldnt pass and the internet sale was saturated. there are rumours that some people selled the tickets before to the Resellers, so please i ask you for a new date in mexico. Thanks Sincerely Paul Matos
FEDERICO_CANTERO
30 September, 2010
Please open a second day
You must open the 15. Tickets are over and I Must see this concert. PLEASE open a second day
30 September, 2010
Mexico
Finally got my tickets for U2 360° Tour Concert in Mexico City !! So, waiting will feel too much for me !! We will welcome you guys!! =)
alejandro_castillo
30 September, 2010
When U2 comes to town...
It is amazing that U2 is coming back to Mexico. I cannot wait to enjoy their magnificent sound :-)
cuartiles
29 September, 2010
So excited!!!!!
Can't wait!!!
Madblowoff
29 September, 2010
Thank's
The only thing that I can say is ... that U2 has led the soundtrakc of my life, and her of many more also, welcome to home! Welcome to Mexico, again!!
jacerecedo
28 September, 2010
MEXICO
YOU HAVE TO MANY FANS IN MEXICO!!! WE NEED ANOTHER DATE!!! NOBODY WANTS TO MISS THIS CONCERT!!!
SATCH
27 September, 2010
VIVA MEXICO!
It will be the best show of the hole tour!
ratitahdz
27 September, 2010
Thank You!!
I'm a huge fa n of yours; so I'm really glad you'll be in Asztec lands soon... Thanks for the good memories bond to your songs, for the great musci you offer the world, for every little thing you are and you represent. Thank YOU!!
pirrio2
26 September, 2010
u2 come back!!!!!
the best group of the world by much, Mexico hopes with anxiety that makes again vibrate the Aztec, I went to the past concert and is of another world the spectacle who offered to us, the flag, the cielito lindo, when bono took off the lenses, everything! they are the best ones, thanks u2 Iván Blando
u2cesarwhysoserious
26 September, 2010
VIVA MEXICO!
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS! BONO, EDGE, LARRY, ADAM, THANK YOU THE BEST NIGHT OF OUR LIVES WAITING FOR YOU. U2 + 115000 MEXICANS AT THE AZTECA STADIUM = THE BEST SHOW EVER!. Soon, soon, I CAN´T WAIT!
Calicha
26 September, 2010
Im soooo excited
OMG this concert will be awesomeeee, is my dreaaam to listeen The ground beneath her feet!!! i lovee this song! well, i loveee it all!
stamago
25 September, 2010
De la Sierra Morena Cielito Lindo...
the moment when Bono started to sing Cielito Lindo at the Tec de Monterrey stadium 4 years ago was a moment when I was really shaking of emotion, excitement and joy; it's thrilling to have them in Mexico again!!!
sztupidman
23 September, 2010
U2 ..the best band..!!!
woow i`m so excited .. .!! i need tickets to die in every song ... in every moment .. in every word that bono say`s U2 is my life..!!!
santa_maria
22 September, 2010
viva u2
wait a long time to come back, now that we are again ready to hear again the songs from his new album, and of course the familiar one, Where the streets have no name, but now I want to hear bad and miracle drug, I want to make a recommendation , please do not buy pre Banamex, because we will leave fans without tickets for many years, much love here for Mexico, and especially in london, please come over here it has many fans around here, Greetings to the band, bye hector
Almazora
22 September, 2010
U2 THE BEST SONG
UNO.......DOS.......TRES.....CATORCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE THE BEST WORDS AND AFTER EDGE AND BASS WOW IM MEXICAN 19 YEARS OLD WITH A GIRLFRIEND VERY BEATIFUL AND FAN AND A FAN OF U2 , I LIKE YOUR MUSIC AND I LIKE THE STYLE SINCE THE WATCH IN YOUTUBE LIVE 8 IN LONDON TO MILAN VERTIGO TOUR, HAVE NOT HAD THE OPORTNUIDAD GOING TO ONE OF YOUR CONCERTS AND I WOULD LIKE TO GO TOO IS FAN Seriously, DAN ME SO MUCH JEALOUSY YOU, BONO AND THAT LOVES YOU ME DAN JEALOUSY Would you still want IR AND THANK YOU Att , David caballero anaya and laura jardines huitron
21 September, 2010
The best in the world
U2 is the best group in the world, I foolow you since 20 years ago, I never going to change you.
urielsigu
21 September, 2010
THANKS U2
THERE WE WILL BE WITH ALL OURS AND ENERGY THANKS
emmu2
21 September, 2010
Mexico Loves U2
We're ver, very happy today for this announcement. I can't wait for the show.. it's gonna be EPIC !
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