U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Apr
9
2011
Sao Paulo, BR (Estadio Morumbi)
Estadio Morumbiwith Muse
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'Trem das Onze', a samba composition by Adoniran Barbosa, was playing ahead of the band's arrival on stage tonight. It's one of the most famous of all Brazilian songs but when it gave way to 'Space Oddity' finally Brazil knew that U2 were heading to the stage and before we knew it we were all caught up in 'Even Better Than The Real Thing'.

'Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo...' Bono sang, the whole stadium grateful that there was no rain coming down as the first of three shows here got underway.'Even Better', already in contention for the best opening track of the tour to date, led into I Will Follow and then 'Boots, two tracks written thirty years apart but you'd never know it from the reaction of this super-passionate audience. Phenomenal sound from all around.

We've had some mixed weather in Sao Paulo today but it was dry as the first of three shows in this city got underway, with spectacular shards of lightning in the sky illuminating a helicopter buzzing over the stadium.

'Wow! Thank you. Obrigado.' said Bono. 'Tonight is Saturday in Sao Paulo...'

Introductions to the band took a pizza twist with Bono describing himself as the pepperoni pizza, Adam as the banana pizza and Larry... 'No cheese, no tomato, no pastry, no pizza - we call him the good looking pizza. Larry Mullen on drums.'

An acoustic version of Stuck In A Moment made its way back into the set tonight, dedicated to Julian Lennon to whom the band led a rendition of Happy Birthday.

'We'd like to sing this song for a friend of ours, Julian Lennon...here's a song about friendship.'

With a stadium of Brazilians singing along word for word, it was a little bit spine-tingling, as was the poetry read by a young woman who made her way into the spotlight before Beautiful Day.

'We're so proud to be friends of Brazil,' said Bono, as, a beautiful night coming to a close, he paused to pay tribute to the people of this country and to President Dilma Rousseff. 'We salute you, we salute her.'

And then an incredibly touching moment with Moment of Surrender going out to those who lost their lives in the shooting at Tasso da Silveira school in Rio di Janeiro on Thursday.
' This has been a difficult time for Brazil... and what happened in Tasso da Silveira.
'We'd like to dedicate this to the children and the mothers and their families and the teachers and the people of Brazil.'

And as Moment of Surrender offered its beautiful benediction, the names of the children who lost their lives illuminated the giant screens around the stage. Unforgettable.

Were you at the opening show in Sao Paulo tonight? What was the moment you got stuck in, the moment you'll never surrender? Add your own reviews and upload your photos below.

COMMENTS

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Dani_bvox
29 March, 2011
They are coming!!!!
This is the firs time I'll see U2 live and I can't hardly wait for the concert!! Please bring back No line on the Horizon songs!! Breathe, No line..., Unknown Caller are great and powerful songs!!
roselibb
29 March, 2011
eager fan
I do not believe I see the show in 09 days sp is the realization of a dream please sing mercy and magnificent please Roseli Brazil
AndreLeSenechal
29 March, 2011
NEW YEARS DAY AND NO LINE ON THE HORIZON
I KNOW YOU GUYS WILL BRING THE BEST SET LIST EVER TO US IN SAO PAULO ON THE 9TH
zagnoli82
28 March, 2011
Play other songs
Please U2, return to play songs played lags in the previous setlists. Argentina and Brazil want to see live performances of new songs as "Unknown Caller", "Breathe "and "No Line On the Horizon " Also very much want to hear songs like "Stay, " "Bad, " "Mercy" "Electrical Storm" and especially "ULTRAVIOLET". Do not forget to Ultraviolet, please. Thank you, Marcelo
Assis_u2
28 March, 2011
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Please include Ultraviolet (Light My Way) on April 9 .... This is a divine song ... Thank God for U2
Model
28 March, 2011
Ultraviolet...Please 9th
ULTRAVIOLET Please, please....Play Ultraviolet in the 9th ....! God bless you
elianamidorikano
28 March, 2011
April 9, 2011
it will be an unforgettable moment for all of us!!!
jemsilveira
28 March, 2011
ULTRAVIOLET
Sometimes I feel like I don't know...ULTRAVIOLET, ULTRAVIOLET!
Chilly40
27 March, 2011
Please ask to Add Streets an/or Bad
Can you please ask to see if either Streets or Bad can be added to the set. Thanks , Can't wait to see the show
Maryucha
27 March, 2011
I can´t choose one track.
All of them will be a gift for us! I can't wait till the show. As ever the band will prepare something special for each night in Brazil. Welcome boys!
romulo100percnt
27 March, 2011
U2 3D
Fantastic movie!!! More than a movie, that was a little of what fans can feel in the concert!!! Thank you very much for the movie!!!
pipao
26 March, 2011
Light my Way!!!
Hello guys!! Looking forward to see you in Brazil!! Would you please play ULTRAVIOLET for us?? :) Cheers!!
Cibedeut
26 March, 2011
please
please please please play ultraviolet here in Brasil do not play batman song pleaseeeeeeeee ultraviolet is our favorite song in Brazil
martinellosc
26 March, 2011
THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
I'm sure the show will be wonderful! For the happiness of the fans of U2! Please play The Unforgettable Fire! Until the wonderful show on April 9 in the wonderful Brazil!
guii
26 March, 2011
Go to PAINT Morumbi!
Go to Paint Morumbi with Green and Yellow!!!
Landinho
22 March, 2011
1, 2, 3 ..14
Play the Magnificent
Cibedeut
21 March, 2011
Play Ultraviolet
please please please please please please
Vetri
17 March, 2011
My first U2 concert!
Hey U2, could you play Bad in first show..... Thanks.
PekenaVi
16 March, 2011
BREATH
I'm so excited for the shows! I'll be there in 3 days! I'd like so much you to play Breath, one day at least... Since I've heard "No Line on the Horizon" I can imagine myself singing this song in concert. I'm waiting for this moment for two years!!! Now only 25 days remaining for the show! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
rodrigorchagas
14 March, 2011
I'll be there again!!!!
I've been at the U2 show in february 20th, 2006 in Morumbi. Now, I'll be there again with my wife. I'm sure it'll be a great show!!!!
jacisoares
13 March, 2011
bono vox
hey Bono! I'm more beautyfull than you! rsrsrs
Pulinhaa
11 March, 2011
All I Want Is You!!!
Bono, please sing All I Want is you, in Brazil, at the first day of show!!!!!!!!!! XXX
anaceciliamachado
02 March, 2011
Suddenly 30... with U2
Suddenly 30 ... with U2! Hello! Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry ... I just LOVE you! This year accomplish my dream ... I will watch the show in Sao Paulo 13 days. I love you since my teens and I'm doing 30 years this year and traded my big party for this show! I'll celebrate with you! I want this better? You are my gift! Success ... you're amazing! Love you! Welcome! We are waiting for you with open arms! The Brazil loves you and so do I! Kisses!
edivaldo
02 March, 2011
U2 - 4Ever
Every day I wake up more happy, because I will see U2 to sing for me. Bono your voice is unbelievable and you are handsome. The Edge when you play your guitar, you are fantastic. Larry you are wonderful. Adam you are surprising. Always U2!!!!! My dream turned reality. I see you on April 09. Kisses. Juliana Fortunato
anaceciliamachado
27 February, 2011
Suddenly 30 ... with U2!
Hello! Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry ... I just LOVE you! This year accomplish my dream ... I will watch the show in Sao Paulo 13 days. I love you since my teens and I'm doing 30 years this year and traded my big party for this show! I'll celebrate with you! I want this better? You are my gift! Success ... you're amazing! Love you! Welcome! We are waiting for you with open arms! The Brazil loves you and so do I! Kisses! Ouvir Ler foneticamente Dicionário - Ver dicionário detalhadointerjeição0.hello0.hi0.hoy
simonem2
25 February, 2011
the best day of my life
on april 09,2011, I will see my dream, it will be the most happy day in my life, I am counting this days. love you, U2
RobertoCastelo
25 February, 2011
Miracle Drug
I´ll not ask for a song to make this Magnificent night, One night to never forget! I just wanto to say that we will be Out of Control like Wild Horses! I Desire but, I Still Haven´t Found the words I´m Looking For... so don´t be So Cruel with me. This will a dream come true, Even Better Than The Real Thing, like a Miracle, but without Drugs! Let´s enjoy like The Last Night on Earth! Gone
GabrielPessoa
22 February, 2011
360º Tour DVD
Hello U2, We of Brazil love you, please, you have done so many happy people in the U.S., Australia, Mexico, let this be our turn, record the DVD here, will be our greatest remembrance. Thanks. Gabriel
malves
22 February, 2011
"When I Look attn the World" played in B
u2 once again in Brazil it is a dream, we will concentrate now for the show of larger expression on the world. The city of Vigia de Nazaré that is in the state of Pará goes to mark presence in that show and we would like U2 to play the music "When I Look attn the World " it would be the mark for our people that loves all you. Until April 9 in Murumbi. Tiago Palheta
anselmo_br
22 February, 2011
DVD São Paulo
Bono, Adam, Edge and Larry, I speak for a group of fans, ranging from 360 at the shows here in São Paulo, and our dream will be realized, but also would like to have a beautiful memory of this tour, it would be an Official DVD here in Brazil, a country that will 3 presentations and loves the band. Several countries have had the honor of having a DVD, such as USA, Australia, Mexico, among others. The Brazil loves you. We are together in April Cordially Anselmo
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