Aug
12
2010
Hannover, DE (AWD Stadium)
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AWD Stadiumwith Kasabian
Show Report



Second of three shows in Germany on the 2010 European tour and Hannover is jumping. Christian Wulff the President of the Federal Republic of Germany is here, along with Wim Wenders, the President of German movie directors, and long-time friend of the band.(Also spotted in the mix: artist Sam Taylor Wood and actor Aaron Johnson.)

Kassabian get things off to a seriously rocking start again and before you know it we're into The Return of the Stingray Guitar. 'Danke Hannover, Thank you for coming, thank you for tonight.'

Bit of a first when Bono slips into extra-terrestrial, alien-creature vocal mode to ask everyone how they're finding 'our space-ship'.
'We come from a small green planet called Ireland, but we love it here in Germany...' We hear there are festivals in this area devoted just to drinking beer and eating....we think this is a good idea, please continue to do it.'

That went down well, as did his introductions to the rest of the band - characters from Star Wars. 'On guitar, R2D2 The Edge; On bass guitar, Princess Laia Adam Clayton; on the drums, Darth Vader - Larry Mullen.'

Where will the space theme take the show next? We were following on Twitter as well tonight, amazing to see so many people experiencing the show remotely. 'Shout out to those watching on the Fan Feed on U2.com! Welcome to all U2ers! No matter where you are from, tonight we are ONE online!'

Mysterious Ways spills into Elevation and there is loud appreciation when Bono thanks the German medics who looked after him through his recent injury. Got to be a special song to follow 'Still Haven't Found' and 'Glastonbury' might be that song - great reception tonight. 

Big moment too when Bono invites a young woman up on stage to join the band for City of Blinding Lights. The set takes us on a journey, via the 'Crazy' remix and Sunday Bloody Sunday, across Europe, 'down to Istanbul, across the Bosphorus Bridge, down into Asia and the country of Burma
'We send a message from the people of Hannover for Aung San Suu Kyi..'

Tonight we also learn that Paul McGuinness was born in Hannover '125 years ago' and that it is Wim Wenders birthday - ' a mentor, a guide'. And we remember Robert Enke, the German international goalkeeper who lost his life in this city. Powerful moment when Larry stands up on the drum riser - wearing a Hannover 96 shirt.

That's some highlights of the show from us - but how was it for you ?

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40  Fan Reviews
karinberends - 07 September, 2010
Unforgettable beautifull night
It was amazing! Finally heard 'In a little while' and 'Miss Sarajewo' live and to make it even better, Bono sung it right above us on the bridge! The whole day was perfect. Enjoyed every moment of it! Now counting down for Paris!
DerMicha - 24 August, 2010
Better than 2009
After joining the show 2009 in Gelsenkirchen ("auf Schalke") I have to say: the light show was a little bit more gigiantic!! Only a little bit modification but very, very good! The highlight again was "the unforgettable fire". Great effects and great music. Really amazing for me: my wife is now a U2-fan. Hoping to join in munich again. DANKESCHOEN !!!
gridou - 21 August, 2010
Great show
Great show in Hannover The german crowd was crazy, and the show was fantastic Next time in Zurich , I'm looking forward -)
Nad78 - 18 August, 2010
Fantastic Show
Thank you for another great show and a fantastic night in Hannover. I've seen you last year in Berlin and before 2001 in Cologne and 2005 in Gelsenkirchen.Every concert has been amazing and unforgettable.You guys gave me many moments of joy .You're a great live-band , sorry-i have to say you're the best!!! There is always something new to discover in your shows, it´s never the same like before. Can't wait to see you again on stage in Europe. Please don't wait too long to come around again , maybe there's a chance to end the Tour 2011 in Europe or to perform in 2012 around here with new songs. Really looking forward to it. Thank you and see you hopefuly soon.
zoohollander - 18 August, 2010
hannover...a beautiful night
hallo...my 2'nd 360 concert 2009 in goteborg and last week in hannover.. it was cool to see the new videographics.., hear some new great songs and the 150% energy that u2 give again and again to the fans around them... thank you fot this great and unforgetable beautifull sunny summer evening ....
alf_101 - 16 August, 2010
the first but not the last
thank you to U2 for this great show in hannover. in the last 25 years i saw so many concerts but this in hannover was my first U2-show. for me it was so amazing to enjoy the spirit and sing and dance to so many great U2-songs. the 360°-dvd is great but it is so much bigger being there in the venue. thank you!
kasiak - 16 August, 2010
Thank you :*
It was really great show, but I didn't expect it to be that personal. It was Moment of Surrender - the greatest moment for me, most intimate. The last oooos was like pulling out my heart and screaming for life. The dedication was of course for Robert Enke, which itself was very touching. But thanks to this dedication I realised this is the song about me, about my life, about everything I came through. It was just katharsis for me. Thank you guys for this. You reach the places in my heart noone else can. I don't know how you do it but please continue :)
snoeijer - 15 August, 2010
made in germany
I don't know what those German doctors did to Bono, but for me, it was by far the best, most inspired U2 concert I have ever been to, and certainly the best of the 4 concerts of the 360 tour which I attended....it even beat Wembley 2009, as far as I am concerned. Until the end of the World was simply out of this world! Can't wait to drive down to Munich in September. Thank you so much!
BB_S - 15 August, 2010
way to the concert
Thanks to U2! My way to the concert and back was 3100 km (yes, 3 thousand) and every km was worth it. The night was great, however Chorzow in 2009 was the BEST! greetings from Latvia
lassche - 15 August, 2010
ENCOR 3: BEAUTIFUL GIRL
IT WAS IN JUNE, 2005: I FELLT IN LOVE WITH A FINISH-GIRL: A BEAUTIFUL GIRL. I FELLT IN LOVE IN AN IRISH PUB, MOLLY MELONE. NOW 5 YEARS LATER, SAME MAN A LITLLE OLDER. WHERE IS SHE? CAN U2 PROJECT A PICTER OF ME IN THE SHOW OF HELSINKI. AND WILL THERE BE AN AFTER-PARTY IN MOLLY-MELONE. THANKS U2, LOVE AND LIGHT FROM THE VERTIGO-HUNTER. FROM OLDENZAAL-CITY (UNDERGROUND). MISS YOU SUGAR!
- 15 August, 2010
Such a beautiful day
I will never forget. The first time to hear U2 live. I'm at a loss for words. Simply magnificent :-) Thank U for giving music and minds all over the years!!!!
olminer - 14 August, 2010
We love You 2
The air was full of energy on that evening and even the weather loves U2 - no rain, no heat - awesome. The band and the crowd were amazing! Especially loved Until the end of the world - the crowed really lifted of. Thanks and looking forward to Helsinki
- 14 August, 2010
Homematch
...I'm from Hannover and I'm so happy, that it was such a thrilling and exiting evening... that "we" (audience) gave all we got and hope that you enjoyed concert and place also. A very special moment for us, when you remembered Robert Enke, the Keeper from Hannover 96 (I own season Tickets since 1982 for this team), so you see, it was aremarcable moment for us, I'll never forget. I saw you in Berlin and Gelsenkirchen, but that was the best of this 3 shows. The sound was brilliant, thank you to visit us, makes us proud...
Wiesje - 13 August, 2010
No roof, we had our lift- off....!
Amazing to see how much energy Bono has. During surgery the doctors must have planted something great inside your body (chip-tuning??) Seated at the backside of the claw, we like to thank you for not forgetting the audience "at the back". A great night (ofcourse), but really missing Ultraviolet in the encore. See you soon in Brussels! We'll be there........U2? Greetz from the Netherlands
- 13 August, 2010
ULTRA VIOLET IN ATHENS
I WILL GO CRAZY IF I DON'T HEAR ULTRA VIOLET IN ATHENS. THEY WILL PLAY 1ST TIME IN ATHENS. GREEKS ARE WAITING AN AMAZING LIVE. BOYS PUT BACK ON SET LIST ULTRA VIOLET GIANNIS
campdowg - 13 August, 2010
amazing
my third show after Berlin and Wembley! i just can't get enough! the greatest show ever and in the following 100 years unbeatable. loved ultra violet, love end of the world. The Edge is awesome. thank you so much from Hamburg , and see you in Munich:-)
- 13 August, 2010
Magnificent
Hewson, Evans, Mullen, Clayton - fantastic line-up. Guys, watching you acting live for even 10 times since 1983 ... what more do I have to say... From "Under a blood red sky" 'til now... Days gone by ... But it feels like yesterday ... Can't wait for No. 11 ...
- 13 August, 2010
U2 for ever
the next U2 concert for me is zürich & munich. U2...simply the best!
hkleinjan - 13 August, 2010
Magnificant!!!!
What a night, what a show, what a band,What a sound what to say, Magnificant,magnificant,magnify the Magnificant. Best Tracks: Miss Sarajevo Magnificant Streets Trip from Holland was worth it more than that. See you in Brussels.
MaaikeK - 13 August, 2010
Maaike
Thank you for a great show! We drove up from the Netherlands and it was really worth it. Loved the new song Glastonbury and hearing Bono sing the opera part in Miss Sarajevo.
prateektaneja - 13 August, 2010
Next Stop.....INDIA ???
Come on guys, come to India sometime ! I've been listening to U2 for the past 3 years and my heart breaks when I read user comments about how great the show was! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE guys, COME TO INDIA!
cnoort - 13 August, 2010
Loud
The Hannover croud was very, very loud indeed. I was there and it was louder than ever before. Being first in front of the gate of the second stage the show was awesome. The set list was 360 degrees around the track of U2 existence. Very good. Took my 14 jear old niece and infected her with the non-lethal but highly contagious U2-virus. It was worth every km of the 440 km travel to it.
aquarimmanner - 13 August, 2010
Great show in Hannover
Yesterday was my second show of the 360° Tour and I must say, that was a great show. Especially Bono was in a good condition and the show was different from the 2009 show in Berlin, perfect! Good luck for the next shows. Maybe see you in Munich.
lalanchs - 13 August, 2010
Use 360 stage
I've seen a lot of U2 shows. This one was my second 360 show. I've noticed that U2 has a 360 podium, but uses 180. They just played a lot in the front, not in the back. Well, there are also people there who want to see Bono, the Edge and Adam to. But, the show was great, as always. Greetings René
Janine - 13 August, 2010
HANNOVER SKY
I've seen U2360 several times, but we went specially to Hannover to see this show without a (f*ckng) roof above our heads. Let me tell you.... it was certainly worth the 11 hour drive! Super Claw and MEGA sound in the open air!! Memorable: Moment of Surrender Janine (made in Holland:)
Praesi - 13 August, 2010
Hell, YEAH!
Thanks guys for a really great show in Hannover last night. 400 km there and 400 km back again that night have been worth every meter ;-) . I liked the show even more than the gig in Frankfurt - especially since the sound was enormously better!!! I hope you enjoyed it too, and that we can see you back here in Germany soon. Rock on!
loudycloudy - 13 August, 2010
Thanks U2 for Wishfulfillment
Since 1985 I am a fan, but my wish to see U2 live is now in Hannover 2010 reality. Thank you for always inspire my live and my own guitar music (especially the Edge). These moments yesterday I will never forgive!!!
loudycloudy - 13 August, 2010
Thanks U2 for Wishfulfillment
Since 1985 I am a fan, but my wish to see U2 live is now in Hannover 2010 reality. Thank you for always inspire my live and my own guitar music (especially the Edge). These moments yesterday I will never forgive!!!
Blockmusik - 13 August, 2010
imke, christian, wim & robert
what a powerfull, emotional and professional concert! thank you guys for a really great night in h-town. would you please write a football-tune for hannover 96? ;-) luve & peazz tb
snoop13 - 13 August, 2010
Unforgettable Moments
'Moment of Surrender' for Robert Enke and Larry wearing a Hannover 96 shirt! After this great show (my 5th U2 gig, excellent sound, but missed 'Unknown Caller' and 'Running to Stand Still', my favourite song over the last 23 years), did I dream? Mr. 'Until the End of the World' Wim Wenders standing at a bus stop nearby the stadium. Happy birthday Wim!
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