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Sunday, 25 October 2009

U2 Los Angeles Set List from the Rose Bowl

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U2 Rose Bowl, Hollywood Set List Los Angeles California

The show was played live across the internet via U2's Youtube channel to a gagillion people. The filming will also be turned into a new live DVD as well.

26th October 2010

The gig was also apparently the biggest ever at the Rose Bowl stadium.

Celebrity Train spotting - Danny Devito, Stewart Copeland (Police) Paris Hilton (One Night in Paris), Dave Stewart (Eyrthmics), Alyssa Milano, Cindy Crawford, and Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan. Bono did a shout out to famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin who was also present. Bono also wished The Edge's son, Levi, a happy birthday.

Bono called The Edge a 'Zen Presbyterian' and Adam, Clark Gable as he was often gone with the wind...

The Black Eyed Peas opening set was notable for GNR / Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash turning up to play a wild version of Sweet Child of Mine.

U2 Los Angeles Rose Bowl Set List: Breathe, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Beautiful Day (with a few lines from In God's Country, God Only Knows and The Maker - which is a song by U2's producer Daniel Lanois), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (The Edge played it with a capo on the 2nd fret, coda of Stand By Me, massive crowd singalong), Stuck In A Moment (acoustic guitar version), No Line On The Horizon, Elevation, In A Little While (Bono changed the lyrics to say space travel turns him on, song finished with last verse spoken by an astronaut in the International Space Station), Unknown Caller, Until the End of the World (frenetic Edge solo), The Unforgettable Fire (Edge pulls double guitar and piano duties), City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (stale remix version), Sunday Bloody Sunday, MLK (Martin Luther King tribute), Walk On (with Aung San Suu Kyi protesters on the stage wearing masks of her face, Never Walk Alone snippet at end).
Bono thanks LA, everyone on youtube.
Desmond Tutu recorded message urging us to all be one....
U2 Encore:
One, Amazing Grace (lead into) Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultraviolet (Light My Way), With or Without You, (Bono thanks a million people for their contribution to AIDS awareness and anti AIDS drug measures, he then asks everyone to turn on their cell phone lights to turn the stadium into the Milky Way) Moment of Surrender (lyrics)

Check out the licence plate in the picture....

u2 rose bowl license plate

I had some thoughts on the reasoning for why U2 shook up the internet.


U2 faN 4EVA said...

I agree, I hate the Crazy Tonight live version - brand new singles really should be played as they were recorded (within reason!)

Anonymous said...

Totally disagree! I love the remix version and it got everyone moving at Giants Stadium.

Links said...

That's a snippet from Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Two Tribes" in "I'll Go Crazy...". I noticed it wasn't mentioned in the setlist

Links said...

Likewise, snippet of "It's Only Rock N Roll" by the Rolling Stones in Vertigo

Daniel Fonseca said...

After "Stand By Me" Bono talks about Bob Hilburn also being present, said "great writer, 70 years old" and praised his new book "Corn Flakes with John Lennon" to which Bono made the Introduction, here it is:

Erik said...

it was 2009 not 2010.

Jimmy Jangles said...

Thanks for all your comments - how does Bono fit it all in!?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but I'm a huge U2 Fan since the Boy Album and saw 'em live about 5 times, but I've missed the big spirit on the the show, as I'm missing all the well known U2 passion and Rooms of Sound in the new Songs from NLOTH. I've had no problem with the lost Bass-Line on Magnificent, but all the missing harmonies and cut off lines of Bono ...? (For better and to understand, check out the Slane Castle Concert) Since the new album, it seems to me, everything is just about money and big power. I'm sure, it was a stunning party at Bowl, but watching it on Video was disapointing to me.

D. said...

The show was absolutely amazing. But hundreds of fans weren't able to see the Pasadena Rose Bowl show because of a massive ticket scam via Cragislist, Ebay and Stubhub. Counterfeit Ticketmaster tickets were created and sold, sometimes in person, all over LA County -- usually by someone calling himself Steve Medina at stevetixxx@gmail.com.

LA TV station KTLA did a report on the fraud, and LA Weekly is doing an investigation:


I'm sure Steve will be back for the Anaheim show. So please contact LAPD or me at marpact@gmail.com if you know anything about the guy. We want to stop him before he rips off more fans.

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