iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

Jun
28
2015
Chicago, IL, US / United Center
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Gloria in Chicago
'Something special...' For the third night in Chicago.

Surprises all night long for the third show in Chicago. Here's a few of ours - add your own in the comments here.

'This is the first time we've played this song in about 20 yrs...'
'I try to sing this song
I try to stand up
But I can't find my feet
I try to speak up
But only in you I'm complete...'

Nearer ten actually, last time for Gloria was December 2005 on the Vertigo Tour, but a song that's thirty four years old shows no signs of ageing. Some way to send a show into the heavens...

The band first played this city in April 1981 and the memories remain vivid. 'Chicago, city of big shoulders... thank you thank you...It's in the heart of America that we found the head of America, that's the truth, and we knew it when we played the Park West… its a little club… is that still here? That would be nice to play some time. It would be nice to play a little club, it would be nice to play the Park West again... note to selves...but our job this evening is to turn the United Center into a little club. How are we doing?' (Not bad by the sound of things tonight...)

The Wanderer, from 1993's Zooropa, is the track that plays at the end of the first 'chapter' in the #U2ie story each night. The unmistakeable image of Johnny Cash on the screens, that unmistakeable voice in the house. There was another connection tonight.
'You say you want diamonds on a ring of gold
You say you want your story to remain untold...
'
All I Want Is You reminds Bono of the wanderer himself. 'Feeling the spirit of  Johnny and June Cash in the house tonight... could be because their son John is here. He's become a good friend of ours... when I think of their love, beautiful, mysterious, complicated thing, beautiful love… Johnny, June… '
'All the promises we make
From the cradle to the grave
When all I want is you...
'

Lucifer's Hands was back in the set tonight, only the second time on the tour to date. 

'Gay Pride in the name of love... this is a moment to talk about peace... AND ... love.' The moment was Pride as Bono draped himself in a rainbow flag but there were other moment too, including Beautiful Day ('rainbow colours right in front of you...') and One, with Bono talking of how proud the band are to be in this city on the 'monumental weekend of the 46th Pride Parade.' Good work America for 'following in the footsteps of our small country... we beat you to it.. the Irish, putting the gay in gaelic.' Love is the higher law, love rules, love wins, love is everything...'

Were you at the third night in Chicago? What were your highlights? Post your own review and add your photos here.

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COMMENTS

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U21987/U22000
01 November, 2015
Man, fuck the revolution!
Was the most awesome show I have ever seen!!! (and Jack, I've seen a LOT!)
JTkix
10 July, 2015
U2 - Best Band EVER
Once again, an awe inspiring concert - or should I say PERFORMANCE! I have been to so many concerts of different bands, but no band holds a candle to U2! I convinced a friend to go with me who was not familiar with U2 very much. She admitted that she didn't think she was going to like it, but REALLY DID! We have another U2 fan! I have such great respect for a group of men that have been so dedicated for so long - loyalty. I am inspired by Bono, the way he lives his life, the fact that he is still married to his first love, and all of his humanitarian work! You guys are the BEST!
OmahaMOFO
08 July, 2015
Gloria...in te domine
We took an Amtrak 32 hours to Chicago (We got stranded due to flooding on tracks in Iowa) and got to our seats just as Miracle of Joey Ramone started...We were on our feet singing when Gloria came on as the second song.
LClemon82
03 July, 2015
My husband sang with the band- A BIG THA
I would hope the band could hear this at some point but my husband Kevin Crabtree was able to sing Desire with Bono and be onstage with the entire band. My husband has been a huge fan for so long and this was a dream come true! As he told Bono onstage he beat cancer and we were blessed with our first daughter this year. The music of U2 has helped inspire Kevin through so many life experiences and he has a deep appreciation for the band and all the music they create. I want to say thank you for making a dream of his come true! After all the hardships he has faced with such courage he now has another beautiful memory of something wonderful happening! Thank you so much!
kevfly82
03 July, 2015
Desire video please! I sang with the ban
U2.com, I am Kevin, the fan who was invited up on stage during Desire. Can you please share with me video that the U2 camera crew/ staff recorded that night please? It was a very very special moment and I would love to have that for our family, including our 4 month old daughter to watch when she's older. Thanks in advance!
trahenir23
03 July, 2015
12th Time Was Probably the Best - U2 was
I have seen U2 twelve times since 1992 with every tour from Zoo TV on. This was probably the most intimate show because we were on the floor and every spot was close to the band- my wife-Lindsay, my 10-year-old daughter-Grace, and our 10-year-old cousin were with me. My wife could have swore that Bono smiled and waived at my cousin Becca.... I was very impressed with the new songs and the whole message and personal experiential meanings associated with Iris, Raised by Wolves and Cedarwood Road. I even screamed with my Star Wars shirt around my neck, when Bono announced that U2 was going to play Lucifer's Hands - I have loved this song since I first heard it back in October with the rift from Rejoice "I can't change the world, but I can change the world in me." I recognized this right away. Very cool concert and I wish, really really wish that I could afford to catch one of the shows in Madison Square Garden. I live in South Dakota. I am hoping that U2 will play in Minneapolis at a future gig. I am glad we gook the trek to Chicago. I also met a really cool U2 fan from Aims, IA! Awesome 5-star concert. The only bad thing for me is that when you see a U2 concert, nothing else, and no other band comes close and so you feel underwhelmed when you see other artists and just with you were at a U2 concert!
sjwallace
03 July, 2015
Another Epic U2 Show!
This was our 10th time seeing the Band who is once again conjuring the world! A great mix of old and brand new songs! We were in Chicago in December 2005 when U2 played Gloria the last time! Who doesn't love that song? I don't know what it is but when hearing I Will Follow in he first set always sets the tone for another Great show. See you boys when you come back to America next year. Be safe! God Bless & Long Live U2!!
clgcross
30 June, 2015
4 Brothers
Awed!
rachielynn72
30 June, 2015
Last Concert in Chicago
U2! I'm coming all the way to Chicago to see you on Thursday night since you're not coming to Florida! Please perform "Stay"....pretty please???
john raymond
29 June, 2015
July 2 show
Bono: I was at the June 25 concert at United Center. Great show! I will return on July 2 for the last show at UC. Please sing GLORIA as you did last night. I loved the October album. Peace!
wlwesq
28 June, 2015
Experiencing serious withdrawal
Was there on Thursday 6/25. Bummed I can't be there tonight or the other nights in Chicago.
Myk13
26 June, 2015
This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now.
How long to sing this song, How long to sing this song, How long...how long...how long... How long...to sing this song... ...This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now. When will this amazing song be played?
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