Sep
22
2010
Brussels, BE (Stade Roi Boudoin)
80
Stade Roi Boudoinwith Interpol
Show Report

'This doesn't feel like a Wednesday night,' says Bono, after Until The End of the World. 'This is a very special occasion. You thought we were an Irish band and we are, you thought we had an Irish crew and we do... but actually this tour is run by Belgians.'

Tonight, first of two consecutive shows at the Stade Roi Boudoin in Brussels, events had a distinctly Belgian flavour. This was where we kicked off the European leg of Vertigo back in the summer of 2005. The set list may be almost unrecognisable from five years ago, but some things never change: 'So the doors opened and we ran, we ran so fast, until we arrived on the first row...'

That was a 2005 show review but any number of these passionate Belgian fans could be posting the same words about tonight. From the Mexican waves an hour before the band came on stage to the crescendo of appreciation all set long, this felt like some kind of homecoming. In a way it was said Bono, asking Edge, Adam and Larry to cite their own favourite Belgians before pointing out that there are more Belgians on the crew on this tour than any other nationality.

'The 360 stage was built in Werchter, then we took it all over the world and so this is in fact the homecoming...' The stadium took off after that and never came back to earth. No need for a vocal on Still Haven't Found - 60,000 Belgians sang it all alone.

A balmy, late summer evening with a full moon hovering over the stadium ('That is a very beautiful object you have hanging in the Belgian night...') was a perfect setting for both North Star and Mercy. Sixteen shows into this leg of the tour, with - hard to believe - just six to go and the set list keeps evolving. Tonight (for completists) we had three unreleased tracks, six from the eighties, four from the nineties and eleven from the last decade.

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80  Fan Reviews
maarten - 21 September, 2010
TOMORROW TOMORROW I LOVE YA TOMMOROW
Tommorow is the big day, tommorow is the day. I waited for tomorrow for 7 years. 7 years.. No, this dream comes true, in the interview with Paul, you can see the claw in Brussels, it's AMAZING, I can't believe it. After tomorrow, you can kill me, because then, I had everything I ever wanted. Seeing U2 live! I'm so happy. And I'm sure the 65,000 other people share my happiness!
- 21 September, 2010
For my best friend
Hey Guys, my best friend loves Can't Help Falling in Love With You and she finds your version great. You haven't played it in a while, but if you would play it in Brussels wednesday you'd make at least two persons very happy.
- 20 September, 2010
Unforgettable Fire & Bad
please please play BAD & THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
verhaeghe31071984 - 20 September, 2010
This is it
Yes, yes, yesss! Last year I saw them in Wembley, London. Now in my homecountry. Ultraviolet, In a little while!! U2 forever!
balaban - 19 September, 2010
Bad
I'll show up naked if u guys promise to play "Bad" and "All i want is you"...... :)
BONOBOMUSIC - 19 September, 2010
U2fanclubNL!
No show in Holland this year, Brussels, here we come! U2fanclub, Holland
ZnarFo - 19 September, 2010
Hoping
I'm soooooo hoping for Until The End Of The World and Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me. Two songs they didn't play when I saw them in Amsterdam last year. So fingers crossed.
maarten - 19 September, 2010
3 days
3 days. 3 days of mental preparations.. Can't wait!
- 18 September, 2010
THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE & BAD
For my FIRST CONCERT EVER OF U2, please guys play THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE or BAD. THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE WILL MAKE SURE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL HAVE JOINT GOOSEBUMPS !!!!
maarten - 18 September, 2010
THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
U2, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE! PLEASE, THE UNFORGETTABLE FIRE IS SUCH AN AMZING SONG, AND I WOULD LOVE IT IF YOU GUYS PLAY IT IN BRUSSELS, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! PLEEEEEEEAAAAAASSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEE BBBBRRRRRRIIIIIINNNNNGGGGG BBBBBAAAAACCCCCCCKK TTHE UUUUNNNNNFFFFFFOOOOOOOOORRRRGGGGGEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTAAAABBBBBLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEE FFFFFFFFFFIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEE!!!!!
Didierellen - 18 September, 2010
almost here
It's been from the 2 concerts in Antwerp sportpaleis that I've seen them in my homecountry. I did see them in Paris last year and in Gelsinkirchen on the Vertigo tour. When are they going to build such great stadions in Belgium.
maarten - 17 September, 2010
5 days
5 DAYS. 4 days between Paris and Brussels, why sooo long? I know the answer, U2 has to make sure Brussels will be the best concert EVER!! And it will be! I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Crazy In Brussels!! I swear! It's gonna be GREAT!!
lionfish - 16 September, 2010
Mercy and more
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE play Mercy ! Oh and Adam, while you're at it, take of your shirt :)
Myrthe - 16 September, 2010
goosebumps already
I can ´t wait until next week :-) Last year Gelsenkirchen, it was great. Hopefully we ´ll have a great view....... When U2 is on the radio, the goosebumps already begin... see you...
ZnarFo - 15 September, 2010
Counting down
It's gonna be a looooong week.
maarten - 14 September, 2010
YEEAAAH
AFTER 5 YEARS 3 MONTHS AND 12 DAYS, U2 WILL BE REUNITED TO BRUSSELS/BELGIUM AGAIN. IT'S GONNA BE FUCKING AMAZING! AMAZING!!!
maarten - 14 September, 2010
Weather is perfect
Hey!! Just checked the weather for Brussels 22 september, and it will be 22°C, PERFECT, sunset will be at 20:40, perfect too!
love2U2 - 13 September, 2010
Ground control in Brussels
Countdown 9 days for Brussels, hardly can't wait to see U guys again after Wembley last year, and let my son Jip enjoy his first space trip with U2. On rainy days, we go .... rockin' in Bruxx!!! CU soon!!!!
maarten - 13 September, 2010
Brussels, Brussels
I can't wait, I can't wait,I can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't wait, really, Brussels will be amazing. It must be amazing, I hope U2 makes it the best, really the best concert they ever played. I can't wait, I can't wait,I can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't waitI can't wait, I can't wait, !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nkokic - 04 September, 2010
Waiting for you.....
to see you in beautiful Brussels...... Can't wait. thank you! natasa
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