May
11
2011
Mexico City, MX (Azteca Stadium)
77
Azteca Stadiumwith Snow Patrol
Show Report


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.
77  Fan Reviews
nicolelocket - 14 April, 2011
Return of the Fly
Please guys, I had a quick look and I don't believe you have done The Fly on this 360 tour. How about popping it in for old times sake. Enjoy Mexico.
u2giodapiv - 14 April, 2011
In MEXICO Pleases don´t forget play
The following shutdown of U2 is ... M é x I c O o O o O City. 360 under a grey sky on Azteca Stadium YEEAAH I WiLL fOllOw U2... I StAy in a UlTrAvIolEt night, with my PrIdE in a EVeRlAsTiNg LovE and never StUCk In A MoMeNt because my life wasn´t OuT Of CoNtRoL in a BaD time. I´m an OriGiNaL Of ThE SpEcIeS WhErE ThE StReEtS HaVe No NaMe...
pierre_praha - 13 April, 2011
Ultraviolet & Bad
To whom it may concern :) Wish you played Ultraviolet and Bad during all three shows in Mexico.... Just bought tickets for the first show on 11th .... Bono, we want to here these incredible songs.... Thank you.
mxpedro - 12 April, 2011
40 /29
40 , a song in wich Adam played the guitar and Edge the bass. Since 1988 I am a U2 fan and now I am 40. I am looking forward to the concerts in Mexico. Please play here UV and No line , or if it is not to much to ask for, play both. Thanks.
- 11 April, 2011
I am very sad and cry because you can no
I have no money I lost my job and I'm crying because I can not go I'm so sad I cry and can not find a solution, but forgive me for telling this is my truth, I love you U2 I hope someday to see you sorry for me, and I miss you bono
salu2 - 07 April, 2011
thanks
I have tickets for two concerts and I think it will be a unique experience Happy Birthday Bono are the best thanks for everything
jackie_mex - 08 March, 2011
We WANT MUSE
please we want muse . Por favor MUSE para abrir los conciertos
vic_bono - 01 March, 2011
mexico will the amazing show!!!
I have tickets for 3 shows!!!! im so very very happy and everyone in the world will see that the Mexican public is best for the best band in the world. Bono will have the best birthday in Mexico City. Edge, Larry, Adam not hear his voice powerful tools for our!! welcome boys!!!
anderson_smith - 28 February, 2011
thanks U2 for thoes 3 concerts
woew ...woew 3 nights in the biggest stadium esperando estas tres noches que sin duda alguna seran las mas especiales de todo el tour y no soy el unico que espera que asi sea... U2 loves MEXICO AND MEXICO LOVES U2 ¡¡¡VIVA MEXICO¡¡¡
Cityofblindigwar - 19 December, 2010
big show!
im gonna see u2!! I also would like to see Muse in the same show imagine, mi favorite bands togheter in the same show!!! Please we want Muse to open the show!!!
alejandro_castillo - 10 November, 2010
U2 rocks
Finally with tickets for the 3 concerts, yeah. This is going to be a big weekend indeed. Viva U2!!!!!!!!!!!
u2surge - 09 November, 2010
GOIN UP.. GOING GOING !!!!
I have seen the band 8 Times in places Like London, Miami, Las Vegas, LA, and the Lates Tampa last Year But is not been so exited like GOING to my HOME TOWN MEXICO CITY to see them TWO TIME in the Greatest ESTADIO AZTECA With My People, My Friends and Family ... Looking foward for the GReat Night on Earth... U2 BIGGEST BAND IN THE PLANET !!!
mariana32 - 09 November, 2010
México
As their knowledge U2 will be in Mexico City, anyone can tell me how to get my ticket? Stay Faraway So Close U2 made me fall in love with my best friend. Maximum U2 kisses and hugs for Bono and the boys
abraham1 - 07 November, 2010
Awesome
I got tickets for two other shows and never is enough to see my favorite band, Of course We will celebrate Bonos Birthday and sing all songs, I love this band is the greatest band in the world, Guys you are like angels Thanks a lot for this third chance to celebrate with you the 360° party. Let´s party then
- 06 November, 2010
MEXICO MEXICO MEXICO CITY
MEXICO MEXICO MEXICO CITY HOW DO YOU GET SO HIGH said Bono durin the Popmart....guys you know that Mexico looooooveeeee U2. you guys know there is a love story between U2 and the Mexican fans, especially in Mexico City .. I'm living a dream that I was not awake, until May 2011 and come celebrate the birthday of Bono here in our city , thank you very much for this new date I hope to get my ticket thanks thank you very much these concerts will be unforgettable for us and for U2.... This photo is from the DVD of Pasadena are some Mexicans fans who go out at the beginning of the concert and when Bono said VIVA MEXICO durin Vertigo went with us..it was a beautiul and crazy moment .... we travel to see U2 .. now I look forward to the concerts in Mexico, thank you thank you very much, you have our heart U2 UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD
u2_popmart - 05 November, 2010
¡¡AMAZING!!
THE AZTECA STADIUM WILL BE FILLED WITH UP TO 110000 PEOPLE EACH DATE AND WE WILL SING ¡¡HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU BONO!! ALL WE WANT DVD "U2 360 TOUR AT AZTECA STADIUM" or "U2 360 TOUR LIVE FROM MEXICO CITY" PLEASE.....=) ¡¡ALL WE WANT DVD LIVE FROM MEXICO CITY TO MAKE HISTORY!! WE WAIT FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY BONO =) DVD....DVD...DVD YEAH!
- 05 November, 2010
MEXICO LOVE U2♥
MEXICO, MEXICO CITY♥I saw 8 times U2 on this tour, but I´m so excited for see guys in my country, in my city with my family, my friends, with my people, gracias, muchas gracias de corazón♥ Tanks for the 3rd show..is really really amazing¡¡¡
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