U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Jun
4
2011
Seattle, WA, US (Qwest Field)
Qwest Fieldwith Lenny Kravitz
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'Emerald City, shining in the sun, where are you gonna take us?'

It was the question Bono asked as the show opened in Seattle tonight and the answer came during Beautiful Day, with a special message from the shuttle Endeavour.

'Hello Seattle from the International Space Station...' came the greeting from NASA Commander Mark Kelly on the screens circling the stage.

'What's on your mind Commander Kelly ?' asked Bono.

Love was on the Commander's mind as U230° took Seattle into orbit tonight... and safely back to earth again. From the opening chords of Even Better Than The Real Thing to the closing benediction of Moment of Surrender this was a night to remember - with an audience who'll never forget it: 'You're incredible people!'

Thanking everyone for their patience in waiting for these postponed dates, and to Lenny Kravitz for 'giving us lift-off', we had a nod to REM ('It's the end of the world as we know it...') in 'Until The End of the World' before Bono described meeting two year old Sophia earlier in the day - playing the guitar. Sophia got him thinking about the band.

'I was watching her play and I know, for a fact, that I can behave and feel like that.
'You know, if there is any single idea that underpins our band, it's that you can start again.
'Pretend you don't know us! We've been on the road for a while, but this is the day we start again...
'You think of him as a tough guy. But I tell you, he is very thoughtful. On the drums - Larry Mullen Jr.
'On my left, you think of him as a ladies man. Well he is. But he is a perfect gentleman. On bass - Adam Clayton.
'Edge, you think he is a techie zen master guitar genius but I see him as one of Lady Gaga's dancers. A funky dude on the dancefloor, just get out of his way.
'And as for me, despite what you've heard, I'm a man of simple needs. Just get me 70,000 people, 200 articulated lorries and a spaceship, and I feel good about myself...'

And just get the rest of us All I Want is You, Stay, Beautiful Day, Zooropa, City of Blinding Lights.... and we feel good about ourselves too.

'Neon heart dayglo eyes
A city lit by fireflies
They're advertising in the skies
For people like us
And I miss you when you're not around
I'm getting ready to leave the ground...'

Special mention tonight for Alexander, the son of Aung San Suu Kyi, who was with us and to Bill and Melinda Gates, in their home city.

Moment of Surrender is a chance to 'think of our little planet spinning round the sun - this is for all the people who are trying not to fall off...'

So were you at the show ? Was it worth the wait ? When did your feet leave the ground and you realise you were in orbit ? Add your own review and post your photos below.

COMMENTS

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marianosky
05 June, 2011
Every U2 concert is a great U2 concert!!
It was worth it to wait 2 years.
planetkori
05 June, 2011
BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!
It was a great show!! I loved listening to Beautiful Day and with the astronaut satelite-feed. I also got lucky and got the chance to meet Bono before the concert!!
guitarorth
05 June, 2011
The Best Show Ever!!!
I have seen every tour since "War, most multiple times, and this was by far the best U2 show ever! You guys rock and I love you all!
marianosky
05 June, 2011
Every U2 concert is a great U2 concert!!
It was worth it to wait 2 years.
katie2518
04 June, 2011
katie2518
Just bought tee shirts people are gathering the excitememt in the air is REAL ! U2 Yeah!!
GrantP69
04 June, 2011
Sing on top of Mighty Tahoma to the Emer
Cities have their good and they have their bad. Please play BAD for Seattle. This is my 8th U2 show seeing them in Philadelphia, London, New Jersey, Denver, Vancouver, San Jose, Oakland and now Seattle!
sjcavanagh
03 June, 2011
Lynchburg Lemonade
.....waiting for the band in beautiful West Seattle. Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry come on by for an Irish pre function with a small group of your greatest fans! Food, drink and the most amazing view of Seattle!
baus435
03 June, 2011
ONE DAY
One more day until best band in the land shows up in Seattle!
fooboto
03 June, 2011
ULTRAVIOLET
Please bring it back to the set in the encore!!!!
blackandblue
03 June, 2011
U2 a year later
I am so looking forward to the concert! I am sure it will be worth the wait. Best track? ~~ BAD ~~
srock29
02 June, 2011
The return of the Irish Lords!
Seattle, its time to put on your boots while the boys play Rock N Roll!!! Nice to have you back lads!!!
sanneg17
02 June, 2011
seattle
counting down to sat show!!!
blackandblue
02 June, 2011
All I want is
~ ~ BAD ~ ~ Very excited for this trip.. I am leaving the Canucks for you. Loved seeing U2360 in Vancouver!!! U2 forever
strubbie
01 June, 2011
Seattle
So excited! I won GA tix here in Portland. I brought my husband to his first U2 concert ten years ago,(right before our wedding), and am now bringing my friend to her first show, right before HER wedding. :)
lessiekae
01 June, 2011
Supposed to be 75 degrees on Saturday!
It will be a gorgeous night in Seattle....perfection....
cmbencken
01 June, 2011
All I want is You and Bad Please !!!!!!
Please Play Bad and All I want is You.... Thanks guys Cheers
latria
31 May, 2011
Needed ride from Seattle to Oakland
Will anyone be driving from Seattle, show to Oakland show? I screwed myself in my planning some how. I may had saw Amtrack as way cheaper than it is now or forgot that I was suppose to fly from Seattle. Either way I am coming from freaking Cincinnati, and am desperate to get to Oakland, and I am on the west coast following them for the month so am strapped on cash.
givemeasax
29 May, 2011
Standing in Line
What time are folks getting to Qwest field on Sat. to get in the doors?, those who have Gen. Adm. tickets.
SpokaneStarbucks
29 May, 2011
When should I start lining up?
We have floor tickets. When should we start lining up? Seriously!
jeffgossard
27 May, 2011
Looking forward to the Seattle show!
This is my third U2 show. The first in Spain (Joshua Tree) in 1987, the next at the Tacoma Dome (Achtung Baby) in 1992, and this show at Quest field (No Line on The Horizon) in 2011. The show in Spain was the first time the band had ever performed in front of an audience over 100,000. I would love it if they played "Out of Control" as that is the one song that I feel encompasses the bands slightly punk roots and combines it with elements that are so unmistakeably U2. The Spain show was incredible, as they performed in front of a banner backdrop made of cotton, now they have the Claw. Maybe if they could close with Moment of Surrender and "40" the night would be complete.
bpc
26 May, 2011
the future...
so now that the 360 tour is almost completed, after 2 years of wonderful work, will U2 make the ' "mistake" ' of immediately recording a totally different studio album or make the ' "mistake" ' of taking too much time off !??...
kathyroo
26 May, 2011
Multi-generation is great
Hey amishcow, so cool, bringing your parents! My mom is 77 and past going to rock shows anymore but I did take her to see U2 once or twice back in the Joshua Tree era...I was at the Denver show last week, my 26th in 26 years, and sat behind a family from Kansas City with 2 boys under age 10. They were waiting at the tunnel when Bono & Edge arrived and got to shake hands! It is so much fun to see families and fans of all ages enjoying the greatest band in the world together.
amishcow
26 May, 2011
Bringing mom and dad
dads birthday will be 2 weeks later when he will turn 80! I got to make a sign so maybe he gets pulled up on stage
jrospond
24 May, 2011
Wheres the before and after parties??
So where is everyone going to hook up before and after the show?
jeffhollett
22 May, 2011
U2 Seattle
Very excited. Looking forward to the show. Coming up from Vancouver, WA.
spotwora
22 May, 2011
Set List for Seattle on June 4th
Please put Bad back in the set list! For a lot of long-time fans, this is the greatest song EVER.
DrewJ
22 May, 2011
Back we go!
Flew out from Nashville for our 10th wedding anniversary last year... no U2 show (postponed) but Seattle was awesome!. Heading back and keeping fingers crossed for Bad!
DJBB
15 May, 2011
Been waiting for long time
when i first heard ( sunday bloody sunday) i was a young man tring to figure out who and what i was, this song woke me up and help me, i never had much money in my life to see U2 in concert, Now i can and i am going to see you great men in june Thanks for all that you inspire
Ronwango
17 March, 2011
Please hear us!!
We saw the show in Vancouver Canada in 2009 and were so blown away by Ultraviolet and The Unforgettable Fire that we just HAD to get tickets to the Seattle show too! We haven't missed a tour since Joshua Tree and seeing those two songs on the first leg was EPIC! Seattle deserves this gem of a set list. PLEASE share these songs with Seattle :)
planetkori
15 March, 2011
My hometown!
I've been seeing U2 four times a tour since ZOO TV. Seattle will be my third show on the 360 Tour. What's more, I will be bringing my twelve year old niece to her first concert ever. She's absolutely psyched to see it. And so am I. Hope 'Return of the Stingray Guitar' is still on the set. See you in June! Woo-hoo!
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