Mar
25
2011
Santiago, CL (Estadio Nacional)
97
Estadio Nacionalwith Muse
Show Report


'You said you'd wait Chile, you said you'd wait until the end of the world....'
And five years after the band last played in South America, five weeks after the last show and 21 months after this tour opened in Barcelona, U2360° achieved lift-off at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago tonight.

The 23-song set featuring tracks from nine different U2 albums, opened with Beautiful Day ('Larry Mullen right behind you...') and closed two and a half hours later with Moment of Surrender. Set list surprises included One Tree Hill, only twice previously played outside New Zealand since 1990, and a moving instrumental version of Mothers of the Disappeared between One and Streets.

'There's lots been going on here in the last five years,'reflected Bono.'Both upsetting and inspiring times. From where we've been standing Chile - you look so strong - fuertes, fuertes, fuertes - and pretty handsome too.'

A special guest joined the band to share vocals on One Tree Hill: 'We'd like to ask to the stage the very gifted, the very wonderful Francisca Valenzuela.' The young and talented Chilean singer-songwriter brought a beautiful new dimension to a song with special connections to Chile and its most famous poet and political activist:

'Jara sang, his song a weapon in the hands of love.
You know his blood still cries from the ground.'


Bono dedicated the song to Joan, wife of Victor Jara.'We never forget Victor Jara,' he added, and Pride too was, 'For Victor Jara once more.'

Another veteran Chilean artist and activist, who's known and worked with the band since the 1980's, was also here tonight. 'Rene Castro,'announced Bono.'An old friend,in the house!' Rene was responsible for creating the memorable stage backdrops on the LoveTown Tour at the end of the 1980's.

The country, as Edge points out on a video for U2.com, has changed dramatically for the better since the band first played here, but change is still coming in other countries - and the set list tonight referenced the dramatic people movements taking place in 2011. Sunday Bloody Sunday went out to a country in north Africa ('Libya, can you hear us?') while Scarlet segued into Walk On with a meditation on Aung San Suu Kyi.

'This beautiful spirit is out now, is free, she wants to thank U2 fans, Amnesty International, all people who campaigned for her... rejoice.' But the military junta that kept her under house arrest still locks up its political activists.'Are you hearing us Burma?'

An irresistible version of Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me led into a pretty epic version of With or Without You - this Chilean audience sang at full volume all night, but never more so than now.

'Our hearts and our prayers go across the world from Chile to the people of Japan,' said Bono, with the opening bars of Moment of Surrender. A poignant note to close a powerful show.

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97  Fan Reviews
jano21 - 25 March, 2011
U2360 Santiago
U2360 live from Santiago Tonight!!
jano21 - 25 March, 2011
U2360 Santiago
U2360 live from Santiago Tonight!!
UnitedColorsOfSound - 22 March, 2011
3:33 and 3:34
The 3:33 and 3:34 are two very significant numbers for Chile. 3:33 (Show on Unknown Caller)----------->for the miracle of the 33 miners. 3:34 --->Was the exact time of Chile's earthquake on february 27, 2010. So Unknown Caller and Red Hill Mining Town are the two songs that represent the invincible spirit of Chile .
- 21 March, 2011
Santiago in the "unique list"
U2 has great shows, that's for sure. But Southamerican passion is something that a lot of bands all over the world talk about. Iron Maiden comes to Chile every two years and in 2009 they gave one of the most amazing concerts ever! You can check that in their web site or just check the new concert they' ll give on April 10th... Historical one in Estadio Nacional. As this band, U2 said a lot of great things about their 2009 concert in Santiago. 80 thousand people singing every word bono sang, screaming for every edge's and adam's riff and absolutly gone mad with larry's drums. I don't have to remember you that in the U2 3D video, Misterious ways is recorded in Chile. And another example is the '97 concert. Just check Bad's version on that concert. Chile is just the place you want to be on every U2 concert
UnitedColorsOfSound - 20 March, 2011
The return of the UNKNOWN CALLER
We need more songs of No line on the horizon on the setlist of Santiago. Unknown Caller is one of the most impressive songs I ever heard. Edge's solo is the best part of the entire concert!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The entire stadium will shout for joy....!! You only need to give them the chance! Password, enter here: SANTIAGO! You know you name... Please, we need The Return of the UNKNOWN CALLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 20 March, 2011
40 in Santiago
when will u ever conclude a show in santiago with such a classic like 40?
Bosquitofernando - 19 March, 2011
Los esperamos en Chile
Feliz viaje a Chile, los esperamos. Cariños Magdalena Pesse
Crische - 18 March, 2011
Play No Line... Breathe and UF
We want the setlist with more songs from NLOTH than the last shows. I'd like to hear No Line on the Horizon, Breathe and Unforgettable Fire, a real classic for the people who loves U2.
UnitedColorsOfSound - 17 March, 2011
Go, shout it out, rise up!
I can't wait any longer, I can't wait 'till I'm stronger... Please put the 'Space Oddity + Kingdom' intro.......We want to hear that mystical sounds... or prepare a new Space Oddity+ Fez/Being Born intro, THAT WILL BE THE AWESOMEST INTRO OF ALL TIMES. The return of the UNKNOWN CALLER would be the greatest succeed of all time. The Estadio Nacional will shout for joy if they get the chance.... Password: You (U2) enter here, SANTIAGO! you know your name........so punch it it... Remember: You guys are the only one....who can make our dreams be realized...
Azaria - 10 March, 2011
Can´t wait to hear U2
Hello I´m from Colombia, but now I reside in Chile. I love U2 and I´m counting the days for the show. I´ve never imagined I could be in a concert of this wonderful band. Nice trip guys, I hope you enjoy this looooong country.
SanBorja - 09 March, 2011
Instead of...
Most of fans would love 2 hear "Ultraviolet" before the concert ends!
gonzo1974 - 09 March, 2011
Greetings
From Magellan Strait, Sandy Point City, a Pearl of Strait. in the End of the World. Chile. Nancy and Gonzalo
gonzo1974 - 09 March, 2011
THANKS U2
FOR COMING TO MY COUNTRY AGAIN, I ASKED TO PLAY RED HILL MINING TOWN FOR THE CHILEAN MINERS, AND SPANISH EYES, I LOVE THAT SONG. WELCOME BACK
- 08 March, 2011
blessings
we are waiting for the big day, "Cahai" salu2 Felly
- 08 March, 2011
Blessings
We're waiting for the big day Salu2 Felly
Richardu2 - 07 March, 2011
A special night in Santiago
After Amsterdam, Paris now 360 in Santiago!! Hopefully U2 will play some special songs for Chile, Mothers of the disappeared, Red Hill Mining Town and more... Is there somebody that knows in which Hotel U2 will stay this days?
UnitedColorsOfSound - 06 March, 2011
Santiago - Countdown to Lift off - 17 da
U2, We've been waiting an entire life to hear a live version of THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE in Chile...80.000 souls will apreciate if you can give us the honor. Would you like to Light our ways?, We'll love to hear ULTRAVIOLET (instead of Hold me thrill me kiss me kill me) And KITE instead of In a little while.... Unforgettable night in Santiago.......just a few steps to become real...
- 05 March, 2011
WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU GUYS
HELLO, I AM SO HAPPY BECAUSE THE BIG DAY IS COMMING, I WAS WAITING YOU SINCE 2010, BUT COULD NOT HAPPEND, BUT ANYWAY YOU WILL BE HERE SOON . I REALLY REALLY APRECIATTE TO HEAR THIS DAY MY FAVORITE SONG BREATHE!!!! THATS GONNA BE GREAT.. WELL I JUST HAVE TO SAY, GOOD LUCK IN EVERYTHING AND SEE U SOON.
pancha1 - 04 March, 2011
pancha1
I'm waiting for ULTRAVIOLET ..
asanm001 - 03 March, 2011
Great!!!
see you soon, on March 25'th
UnitedColorsOfSound - 03 March, 2011
Petition for a special song
Hi U2 guys, thanks for your third coming to Chile. Please, wme and my friends ask you to play ELECTRICAL STORM, it would be so great to hear it live. It sounds great!. + A snippet of RED HILL MINING TOWN (for the miracle of the miners) Please, It would be so awesome to hear a NEW INTRO with FEZ/BEING BORN prerecorded modified version to make it more spiritual And play, BOY FALLS FROM THE SKY as new song instead of north star If you do guys you will ROCK. Every fan in the world will love you more than ever!. We will apreciate every new change in the setlist you do, but please, include more song of the NO LINE ON THE HORIZON. Chilean fans united as one for U2
rodopizarro - 02 March, 2011
U L T R A V I O L E T.
Welcome to the end of the world, since 1991 i´m waiting for ULTRAVIOLET in live version. Please U2 can you play ULTRAVIOLET in Santiago.
zooprince - 22 February, 2011
Ultraviolet, light my way
Welcome to Chile again! Hope you'll do an unforgettable show. Please consider playing more songs from the Zooropa and Pop albums. We fans would love to enjoy them again live.
Motepaul - 18 February, 2011
Southamerica wait for you!
Hola U2!! I am writing from Ecuador. All Southamerica are waiting for you. One of my great dreams ever has been to be in one of your shows. See you in Santiago next march 25. You are the best band in the world, not only for your great songs, but for your deep human sense.
chileanfan - 20 January, 2011
from the end of the world
hey guys...you don't know how much excitement am feeling right know. i just want this concert as special as Vertigo Tour venue was, and i hope to be as close to u as i was too! I just wanted to thank you guys for coming back and i'm looking forward to listen to Bono greeting us girls "Hola Mijitas ricas!" again...See you in March 25th...
davomoreno - 10 January, 2011
From venezuela
hello! we (my wife and me) live in Isla Margarita Venezuela and we already paid for tickets (airplane, concert) to the show in Santiago the next March 25 and we feel very exciting with the posibility to see the best rock band on the road right now. If somebody close to the band read this post please teel to the troop that we would love if we can will listen KITE alive that night in Santiago, for us one of the best song of U2. Thanks and will see us in Chile!!!
msalinasc - 01 January, 2011
Welcome Back U2
The best band was long espected to return to South America, especially to Chile. Already have the tickets to be a part of the greatest concert int he world
- 21 December, 2010
WELCOME TO CHILE!!!
thanks guys!! Chile its waiting for you for so many years!!! the chilean people needs your presence here and your beautifull music... you are the best band in the world!!!! We loves you!!! GRANDE U2 Y VIVA CHILE!!!!!
- 18 December, 2010
Welcome again!
Thanks! Knew that he would see. Can start the concert as the first leg? Intro (Major Tom) Intro (Kingdom) Breathe Welcome again and we know that will be a great meeting.
gaby_zootv - 12 December, 2010
THANKS!!!
finally after all this time waiting for you guys!!!!! i'm so happy.....
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