U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

May
11
2011
Mexico City, MX (Azteca Stadium)
Azteca Stadiumwith Snow Patrol
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U2360° took off again in Mexico City tonight and that wasn't the only reason to celebrate.

Ok, so it was actually a day after Bono's birthday but that's a minor detail when you have a stadium full of fans who want to serenade you. Edge led the massed chorus of 'Happy Birthday' and Bono explained that he thinks of his own mother on his birthday, particularly so here as it coincided with Mothers Day. Special mention to Ali, the mother of his own children, who has flown in for the show.

'Mexico, Mexico...'

More signs tonight that this tour is continually reinventing itself, not just with 'Real Thing' now established at the top of the show but with Magnificent getting a new vibe thanks to some cool animation with Archbishop Tutu - the production team have clearly not been taking much time off since the South American dates.

Another surprise came in the middle of 'Crazy' which suddenly metamorphosed into 'Discotheque' (this track knows no limits) while there was a wonderful response for Zooropa, quietly establishing itself in the mix.

The first of three shows in five nights in Mexico City, this was not just one of the loudest audiences we've had to date but one of the highest stadiums we've played in - even edging the mighty 360 stage. Adam sporting a new bass guitar with vibrant red stripes, was on top form - at one point taking hold of a huge flag that had made its way onto the stage and wrapping it around the rest of the band.

Even if you weren't lucky enough to be at the show, there was plenty of debate about the tracklisting on our live feed, none more so than about the rival merits of Ultraviolet or Hold Me Thrill Me - which vie for their place in the set list each night.

'I've always loved UV and wanted to listen to it so bad live,' posted Isamoras. 'But after listening to HMTMKMKM as well, I have to say that it's perfect (for) the show and they should keep it!'

Tonight it was 'Hold Me', followed by (what else?) With Or Without You' which led into a special dedication from Bono before the beautiful closer 'Moment of Surrender'.

'We would like to dedicate this to all those who have lost their loved ones in the violence that is happening in this country. It's happening here and it's happening all over the world. 'Mexico needs to know you are not alone and we are with you.. you are not alone in the darkness. Let's make each light brighter...'

At which point the Azteca Stadium was illuminated with 100,000 cellphones and you couldn't have had a more powerful way to close the night.

So that was the opening night in Mexico, the tenth show of 2011 and the first of the final lap of the tour which will take us through North America until the end of July. Were you at the show tonight? What was the moment you'll never surrender? Add your own review and upload your photos below.

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Mollytw
10 May, 2011
:)
Happy Birthday Bono! And many more! Looking forward to seeing you in Denver! Slainte!
ampz71
10 May, 2011
Songs for tomorrow, please!!!
Bad, No line in the horizon and The unforgettable fire!!! Please please please!!! I know these songs might not be know by the regular concert atendee, but we fans love them!!!!
keitia
10 May, 2011
God bless an protect you, Bono
God bless an protect you, Bono!Wish you still overflowing creativity, energy and love. Happy Birthday! Please come back soon to Brazil!
erqbp
10 May, 2011
happy birthday
happy birthday Bono. Welcome to MEXICO U2. Please making in video this show
daltonbrother
10 May, 2011
ALL I WANT IS YOU
ALL I WANT IS YOU, BAD AND GOD PART.2 THIS SONGS ARE THE BEST, AND CAN YOU MAKE US HAPPY IF YOU PLAY IN SOMEONE OF THE SHOWS, I`M 33 YEARS OLD AND 20 OF U2 FAN, AND I CANT HEAR LIVE THIS SONGS. PLEASE, PLEASE PLAY THIS SONGS
10 May, 2011
Best Wishes to Bono
From the land of Tequila & Mariachi México wish you a Happy Birthday Bono. Kite wonderful song.
daltonbrother
10 May, 2011
HAPPY BITHDAY BONO
HAPPY BITHDAY BONO. YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PERSON IN THE WORLD; LOVE, PEACE, AND LONG LIFE FOR YOU. AND THANKS FOR THE MUSIC, AND WORDS, AND FOR BEEING YOU
karinevolpato
10 May, 2011
Feliz Aniversário!
Feliz aniversário... Happy Birthday Bono!!! We love you!! From all your Brazilian´s fans :)
10 May, 2011
Felicidades!!!!
Muchas Felicidades Bono!!!!
10 May, 2011
Mexico Cyty will be the representative p
Bono, The edge and all U2 Guys just go out at all three concerts in Mexico City and make them memorables for U2 and Music History... see you there !!! MJL
sodamania
10 May, 2011
best wishes
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BONO !!! FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS BONO!!
Fefa_Brasil
10 May, 2011
Happy Birthday Bono
Bono ... I wish you many, many more years of life, because without you singing for us is hard to live. Congratulations! Much health, happiness and peace! A kiss from a fan from Brazil.
andreafigueiredorosa
10 May, 2011
HAPPY BIRTHDAY - BONO
Heloo Bonooo, have a great day. Congratulations. :)
anderson_smith
10 May, 2011
woew...
last night i hear edge guittar with UNKNOWN CALLER SOLO. WAY NOT PLAY IN MEXICO??
kraussmafei
10 May, 2011
happy birthday
happy birthday bono!
avefenix
09 May, 2011
PLEASE U2!
WINDOWS IN THE SKIES IS A BEAUTIFUL SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
NINISH
09 May, 2011
Enjoy Mexicans !!!!
Enjoy, U2 is coming in your country, you will live a very great moment of share, love and hope. kisses from Paris adn Happy birthday to you Bono ;)
guillermou2
06 May, 2011
window in the skies, please!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi U2, first of all Happy Birthday Bono!. Well U2. Please I just ask you one thing, could you please play the song "Window in the skies" here in Mexico(Wednesday 11)? I will be gratefull with you. see you at the concert. Happy birthday Bono!
05 May, 2011
People from across the country in México
¿Do they know people from across the country is going to be in México city.. just to see them???? Please! Tell Bono, Adam, Edge and Larry people like us is traveling from Tabasco (South México) to México city, just to be part of this concert.
leochavezg
04 May, 2011
KITE +1
Kite in México! "I can feeling coming"
mighaza
04 May, 2011
Pleaseeeeeeeee
Please have to play on 11 May the song God Part II pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
bonoazahid
04 May, 2011
U2 in México the best of the best.
please guys, start the night "breathe" and please play Stay (Faraway, So Close!)It would be amazing. I am very exited because the great day is so close, and in that concert I am going to be in the field, I hope to be into the claw, well guys, see you there.
kyaw123
03 May, 2011
Thank you to your support for Burma
Thank you very much to you and your fan continuous support for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Burmese people
MarioiraM
26 April, 2011
Alberto
play some of these songs ;) thanks guys!! ultraviolet , Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me . and zooropa, even better, stay!!
Abelais
25 April, 2011
Gloria In Te Domine... Gloria!!
Please Bono... first song on may 11.... GLORIA!!!!
anuare82
25 April, 2011
300,000 people in a week!!!
that quantity of people, in 3 shows in a row!!!!!.... that deserves to film it!!!!!, it`s gonna be a carzy week in mexico city!!! in MEXIMOFOOOO!!!!.. bring some pop era tracks!!!!!!!!, in that stage it would be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!! greetings..
fertrevino
25 April, 2011
Bad
Bad. The best U2 song ever has to be played in the concert... PLEEEEEEEEAAAASEE!!!
23 April, 2011
MEXICO MEXICO MEXICO!!!
ALL AZTECA STADIUM READY FOR U2!!!! ONE MORE TIME TO MAKE MAGIC!!!OF COURSE SONG THE MAÑANITAS TO BONO!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR BONO!!!! MEXICO LOVES YOU!!!!! ALL THE MEXICANS WE ARE READY TO SCREAM AND CRY,SMILE AND SING ALL THE TIME I WISH THE NEW DVD "360º FROM MEXICO CITY!!!!!!
obiwan1
23 April, 2011
Please Only U2 on stage in Mexico
In Mexico please just U2 on stage,,,,,,, please !!!!!! my best wishes. If you could play Who´s gonna ride your wild ...... I'll be eternally grateful !!!!!!! But please only U2 on stage,,,, only U2 !!!!! U2 Fan
chupis
20 April, 2011
Better!
Even Better Than The Real Thing, best opener ever! but you can bring back Breathe anytime!
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