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.

Were you in Chile tonight? Add your own review and upload your photos below.
97  Fan Reviews
kiki999 - 17 May, 2012
U2 as part of our tour around the world
From 2010 to 2011 we were travelling for one year around the world. On our tour we crossed the paths of the U2 World Tour several times. Unfortunately, we had to leave Europe, where we usually live, before the tour started on this continent. Then, 5 months later, we managed to get tickets for the show in Auckland, New Zealand. Unfortunately, on the day of the concert, I had to go to the hospital due to an emergency and could not attend the concert. Our seats were empty in the concert that night and the tour around the world was at its saddest point. Then, by coincidence, 4 months later the tour took us to Santiago de Chile and only one day before we arrived, we learned there was a U2 concert planned. With a lot of effort and the help of a friendly Chilean guy who translated in the ticket office, we got tickets for the show a few days later. This time our seats were not empty! Thank you for an awesome concert and that you played "one tree hill", the song, which we missed in New Zealand! This made my day and lead to an happy end of our tour around the world!
nestitor - 25 March, 2012
GRAAAAAACIAAAAAAS A LA VIDA!!!!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH GUYS 4 WHAT YOU GAVE US A YEAR AGO IN SANTIAGO....IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF OUR JOURNEY 4 MANY OF US........LOTS OF LOVE FROM PERÚ!!! VIVA U2!!!
romina1212 - 31 October, 2011
Best Concert! Peruvian FAN on chile 360
Travel alone to chile from peru just to go to the concert!! it was an adventure .... i love´d it..i wish you could come to peru!! U2 is the best!
calipe - 31 August, 2011
360 In Chile
It was one of the greates concert that I ever lived. Thanks U2
Ileensista - 28 April, 2011
Still amazed!
Since the moment I put a feet on the field, I was astonished...The Claw is really really amazing when you are there! The show was awesome and even more than a month has gone by, I look at the pictures and it is like a dream....was worth every peny. :D
achiguera - 17 April, 2011
Holidays in Chile
First of all happy to go to my country in which there recido 13 years, I thank you for sharing your music U2, charisma, talent, good inteciones, all of us, my wife is the first time he sees them live and stay fascinated both think is the best gig of our lives, using the 4 interantes U2, thank you very much for a great night, thanks to Santiago.
- 08 April, 2011
VENEZUELAN FAN ON CHILE 360 TOUR
TRAVEL WITH MY WIFE FROM VENEZUELA TO FINALLY SEE U2 AND COULD BE IN THE INNER CYCLE WAS ONLY WITH VENEZUELAN FLAG TRUE THAT THE BEST CONCERT OF MY LIFE I THINK U2 FAN NUMBER OF TRUTH I AM IN SHOCK THAT STILL WAS BEST CONCERT OF THE WORLD .... I HOPE TO SEE AGAIN SOON YEAHHH U2 RULES ... VENEZUELA FROM YOUR NUMBER 1 FAN THAYRIS GABRIEL PADILLA AND DI GREGORIO
1973joel - 04 April, 2011
Thanks U2! Thanks Chile!
I pride and desire 20 years waiting for a miracle: this unforgettable fire!!!
albornoz91 - 04 April, 2011
FROM TALCA, CHILE!
the best show of my life, the best new song is i'll go crazy if i don't go crazy tonight larry mullen jr. and adam clayton show the best they have The best band of the world
Vicente - 02 April, 2011
Bono asking his name
Was a great moment, different and unexpected
- 01 April, 2011
Amazing!
It´s been one week since the show and I still can´t believe i was there! Thanks for such a remarkable night, you powerful songs and beautiful message. The most memorable moment for me was the message from Rev. Tutu introducing One. That really moved my heart! I want to thank Muse for their nice pre-show and all the incredible team that work with U2, from the lightening and video technicians to the sound control guys, roadies, etc. Great job! All chileans love u so much and hope you´re back soon. We will never forget you U2! Believe it or not, you guys are part of my life and you are on our prayers.
- 31 March, 2011
Amazing!
It´s been one week since the show and I still can´t believe i was there! Thanks for such a remarkable night, you powerful songs and beautiful message. The most memorable moment for me was the message from Rev. Tutu introducing One. That really moved my heart! I want to thank Muse for their nice pre-show and all the incredible team that work with U2, from the lightening and video technicians to the sound control guys, roadies, etc. Great job! All chileans love u so much and hope you´re back soon. We will never forget you U2! Believe it or not, you guys are part of my life and you are on our prayers.
verota - 30 March, 2011
Thanks!
The best concert of my life. A luxury. Marked a before and after the country's musical history
- 30 March, 2011
U2 in Chile
March 25th 2011 was the first time I went to a U2 concert here in Santiago Chile , and you want to know something? It was totally worthy!! Awesome stage, awesome musicians , awesome crowd and awesome atmosphere and awesome concert!! Come back as soon as you can guys, you know we love you!
- 30 March, 2011
Venezuelan chile tour U2 360
a dream come true trip with my wife from Venezuela to see my favorite band was lucky to be in the inner cycle and to be the only Venezuelan in the tour in Chile that have not really believe it is the only hope experecia soon have a BOND photo with the band and one day take them into their country Venezuela nu fan...
Benjicapa - 30 March, 2011
U2 in Chile
It was the most amazing concert in my life... the most exciting adventure... Thanks U2 for giving all the peruvians that travelled there a wonderful night. I cried when you played With or without you... Thank you so muchoooo!!!!
gwyndhal - 30 March, 2011
U2 in Chile
Excelent concert, the best show and remarkable performance that I've ever seen, it was fantastic, wonderful, I love and admire U2 since I have memory. The most memorable moment, for me, was when people from Amnisty International appeared with candles on the stage, and when our beautiful earth was shown on the screen I cried. Also, the words from Desmond Tutu touched me a lot. Another great moment was when they song I Will Follow and Sunday Bloody Sunday. Everytracks were fantastic, but the most touching was Miss Sarajevo, with Bono singing Pavarotti's lyrics. That beautiful night will be always in my heart, in my memory and in my soul. Thank you for coming to our country, we hope you come back.
askjohndotcom - 30 March, 2011
Yes Chile is strong my good friend Pablo
Cheers George
csanchezl - 29 March, 2011
AMAZING!!!!
With less euphoria, for a more mature audience, but with the same desire we experience a magical night, a show and an unforgettable setting, and interpretation confirms the legend ... finally the music is still alive as the "unforgettable fire"
olivos - 29 March, 2011
your eyes, Bono your eyeeeees
I climbed the highest mountain I runed through the fields only to be with U2
- 28 March, 2011
The Edge
The Edge in Sunday Bloody Sunday
- 28 March, 2011
Thanks
The most memorable moment was with City of blinding lights .... I can only say thank you, that day was one of the happiest of my life ..... please come back soon
anakarinamelo - 28 March, 2011
I LOVED IT!!! U2 360° Santiago/Chile
I'm a brazilian who didn't get to buy tickets for SP's show! So...... Chile was there, so available!!!!!! Uhuuuuuuu! I was there, and they held me, thrilled me, kissed me and killed me with all that EMOTION!!!!! I LOVED IT! LOVED IT! LOVED IT!! Thanks, God, for let me be there!!!! Thank U2!!!
Nemes1s - 28 March, 2011
As good as it gets
That night at Santiago will be remembered for generations as one of the greatest the city has ever witnessed with a quake out of scale and an "epicenter" in Estadio nacional and 80,000 fans singing out loud every single song the band performed in perfect complicity with the night. These are simply things you cannot let happen without being part of them, no one can truly say they have been part of a music concert without being at one of U2's. Thank you guys for coming to Chile and share your awesomeness with us.
jopita - 28 March, 2011
Best show ever
The show was awesome!!!! best of the three in Chile... I started to cry when sang "until the end..." but you killed me by playing next "I still havent found..."... Bono was at the bridge and everything became out of control inside me lol I will never forget the experience!!! Im still shattered because of all the jumping, dancing, screaming, crying... was amazing!!! plus Muse... the perfect concert... best ever!!!
Azaria - 28 March, 2011
Beautiful Night
It was the most incredible show I´ve ever been. I never thought that I could be in a concert of U2, it was a dream of mine, but I never thought it could be possible to make it come true. I am from Colombia, and we hope to have some concert of U2, someday. I enjoyed every note of every melody, and my body still sings... What an unforgettable, energic, and emotive night. Thanks, 2U ;)
tati_gyn - 28 March, 2011
Morumbi - São Paulo
AAAAAWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward for the arraival in Brazil!!!! \o/
TATOMY - 28 March, 2011
Santiago Chile 25-03-2011
Increible!!!
- 28 March, 2011
JoNy
way too awesome mates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you're the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It could have been my last night on earth and I would'n give a damn of it!!!! thanks!!!!
Algarrobo - 28 March, 2011
Greetings from "the end of the world"
This is my third opportunity to enjoy U2 in Chile, and I always stay with little taste. I hope you come back to the end of the world very soon. Thanks U2 by giving us a unforgattable night again
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