Jun
4
2011
Seattle, WA, US (Qwest Field)
70
Qwest Fieldwith Lenny Kravitz
Show Report



'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.
70  Fan Reviews
michellitas - 09 March, 2011
Can I use the same tickets?
Hi there!!! LAst year I left Brazil to spend a couple of days to see U2 in Seattle; unfortunately, Bono had the accident and the show didn't happen. We went to Seattle anyway and enjoyed the city a lot. I would like to know if I can use the same tickets I would have used last year to go to the concert in June. I really intend to go Seattle again to visit the city and see U2. Tks a million
nicolelocket - 04 March, 2011
Wish I was there
I will be sitting at home, swiddling my thumbs, dreaming of screaming my lungs out, getting my eardrums blasted from the two best guitarists in the world, and that old dude up the front. Growing up if I wasnt obsessed with Lenny it was U2 instead. I'm from Australia and I hope everyone who is there and the coming nights have a brilliant night. Really wish I was there too, boohoo.
stephscotte - 03 March, 2011
Seattle to Athens and back!
We ventured half way around the world to see U2 in Athens Stadium in Greece. Now we cant wait to see them again in our home town of Seattle. The Greek people gave them a warm welcome but it wasn't anything like what they'll get in Seattle. Thanks for coming back.
NWLou - 01 March, 2011
Anticipation!
An-ti-ci-pation.....we are ready! What an awesome line up. Lenny with his man Zoro on drums and of course those raucous boys from Ireland with that sweet sound. bring it on fellas...........
Jvaszauskas - 28 February, 2011
We will be back
We came from Texas last year to see the show, but obviously did not get to see it. We had seen them in Dallas, Norman and Houston. Our first trip to Seattle and we came even though the show was cancelled. Saw the Mariners a couple of times and ate great food. What a special city Seattle is. We are coming back again for the show and have been waiting a year. I can't wait to see my favorite band in my favorite city.
jedmark - 27 February, 2011
The bluest skies you've ever seen are in
Therefore U2,you have to play "Bullet the Blue Sky" when you are in Seattle. And please tell Bono to bring out that crazy spotlight again during the song like he did when I first saw them in 1987 during the Joshua Tree tour. Pleeeeeeease?!?!?!
kim.mike.mckee - 14 February, 2011
U2 and Lenny Kravitz Love Rule!!!!!!!!!
We are repeating our wedding vow's, U2 and Lenny Kravitz in summer in Seattle FAR OUT MAN, postponed for a year due 2 pain the best opening act........Thank You God................. also 4 Bono's back surgery, hope all is well.
VanCosta - 03 January, 2011
Ultraviolet
It is a dream coming true!!! I can´t believe I will see U2 playing Ultraviolet!!! I love this song and it is part of my life with my husband. Last show in Brazil I couldn´t buy tickets and I was very, very, very sad... But 2011 is a new year and I bougth tickets for first day show!!!! I can´t believe!!!! April, please comes fast!!!
CaptainLexicon - 01 January, 2011
I can't wait!
I can't wait for the show. And I hope they go back to the original setlist with Breathe and The Unforgettable Fire. The current setlist is good, but in Seattle we need the epic 1st leg setlist please U2!
Ebongolos - 23 October, 2010
Cant Wait!
I've been waiting all year for this concert!!!! Its going to be AWESOME!!!!!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHH!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!
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