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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KatiaKuhn
20 February, 2011
Vertigo 2006
It has been 5 years that I could see (to much closer) the biggest concert of my life. Now, I am so excited to repeat twice this year. I hope Walk On and Where the Streets have no Name have to be played! See you on 9 and 10 April!
ana_guidugli
20 February, 2011
Hi, !
Oh, my God! Please, please: "Unknown Caller" has to be played here in São Paulo! I love this song so much! It reflects a whole way of life of me ... helps me so much! I found the show really exciting in Africa expect much but this song was on the list of songs because I really want to hear it here! Oh, how I love U2!
rosiclayton
18 February, 2011
BAD
Oh God! Dad suggestion! Ivete Sangalo never! I don't deserve to listen it in my my birthday. No way! But... I deserve to hear BAD, The Unforgettable Fire and Ultraviolet. :-)
romulo100percnt
18 February, 2011
You are really fantastic!!!!!!!!
I am here again, but now is to thank you very much for the new song "North Star", it`s a really beautiful song, you are fantastic!!!! Thank you very much!
sidnei
16 February, 2011
suggestion
It is as suggestion to invite counts Brazilian to it Ivete Sangalo to sing music one in the show of Brazil of day 09/04/11…
Vicktor
14 February, 2011
Aí Galera agora é a nossa vez!!!
As Bono said in his first night on the Vertigo tour in Brazil in 2006 Now is our time guys! A desperate request from a fan who dreams for years to hear this song live - Ultraviolet! Thank you U2 ... because there
10 February, 2011
Hey man!
I have a dream: you open a show with my band of rockabilly! What a trip ... uahahahaha Kisses!!!
romulo100percnt
10 February, 2011
I will be there!!!!
Thank you very much for coming to Brazil again, we are so happy to see you again!!! I only ask you please to play where the streets have no name! Thank you, see you 9 april!!!!!
28 January, 2011
ULTRAVIOLET
play ULTRAVIOLET, not hold me, thrill me.... ULTRAVIOLET and MERCY. And back with the INTRO of Beautiful Day 2009 (WE LOVE YOU), its so amazing ! Better than Return of Stalingray Guitar. Thank You !
JUKEMAC
15 January, 2011
I GO !!!!
my tickets to Brazil Show is in my hands..... I GO !!!!!
AltevirJr
11 January, 2011
ticket in hand
The Morumbi stadium will shake
Kissy_SC
19 December, 2010
I´ll realize my dream on 4/9/2011!
Thank you for back to Brazil in 2011. I´ll be there in Morumbi Stadium. Play Bad, please? I and brazilian fans waiting for U2 360° Tour.
Model
18 December, 2010
ULTRAVIOLET
Please include in the setlist Ultraviolet
julyannabrunet83
07 December, 2010
Show Brazil
My husband and I got the tickets from the first day for this event that will stop the city from sao paulo. Undoubtedly U2 is the best band in the world!
braga_m
07 December, 2010
Once more
Dearests Bono, Larry, Adam and Edge. I'm here, cause today I've spend the entire night on the internet and also, the entire morning on the line from the Morumbi just trying to get the tickets to your concert here in Brazil. Guess what: it's all sold out and I couldn't get it. I'm VERY upset. In 2006, when you guys came here to São Paulo, you've made 2 concerts, and all i'm asking now it's for to, one more time, do it twice! Please! I know Im not the only one, but I love you sooooo much, so, please: Brazil= two concerts! **Marina
acsrebello
05 December, 2010
Estadio Morumbi Great show in 2006
Finally after 5 years we will witness the biggest show of the galaxy, Welcome Bono, Larry, Adam and The Edge we hope everyone with open arms and hearts
engonas
05 December, 2010
U2 one more day !!!
Hi my name is Thais ! I'm happy cause I bought my ticket ! Not the place I really wanted but was the only one I could get ! I'm very excited for the show !! =) Until my special dog is crazy abt U2 =) Please open one more day for São Paulo !! And allowed the u2.com fan's in the circle =) Go U2 !!! =)
rafaelbio13
04 December, 2010
U2!!
I do not believe I'll have the opportunity to see a U2 concert. The band's songs are often what keeps me up and believing that things can improve!!
03 December, 2010
U2 and Muse
Hi, my name Kaique am 15 years old, much like the band U2 and Muse, and the two together is a dream, really want to go to the show.
mrmb
02 December, 2010
Tours of the dreams
My names Mara I have 44 years olda, and sinse I were little grili'm a big fan U2, and I never seen a show of U2 my dreams is should be in April 9 to be there, I'm saving money to realise my dreams and I prey to GOD that i'll.I have many cds U2 but nothing is the as to see live in concert. Thanks for U2 exist.
Ana.Brazil.18
01 December, 2010
AMAZING MOMENT
Five years later U2 returns to Brazil! We are very excited with this! My dream will become a reality!! *_* I'm waiting for you, guys. Come on to Recife too! kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk kisses
riofabi
01 December, 2010
4 years of waiting, and now back to 360
I was near the stage in 2006, was the second show in Sao Paulo, many people shouting for joy at being there and I, we now see again, will be unforgettable.
sarahbandicioli
01 December, 2010
go again!
U2 again in BRAZIL is a dream...
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