|This was the Claw during Jay_Z's performance|
U2 Auckland Set List 360 Degree Tour Night One
U2 last played a set in New Zealand in 2006 - lucky fans got treated by U2 over two nights to special NZ only versions of One Tree Hill, one of the classic tracks from The Joshua Tree.
This time round U2 diehards were not disappointed as U2 played the song again as part of a set list full of classic U2 songs. A poignant moment in the show, it was dedicated to the miners that died in the Pike Mine tragedy. A list of the 29 miners who died was displayed on the big, wondrous screen.
U2's lengthy rehearsal on Tuesday night included Mercy, Boy Falls from the Sky, and Miss Sarajevo.
What a night, U2 sent us into outer space indeed. Personal highlights were the piano based version of Miss Sarejevo with Edge on keys duty, I Still Haven't Found, End of the World and Kiwi favourite, One Tree Hill.
After opening the night, Jay-Z came out and rapped some bollocks on Sunday Bloody Sunday which was awesome.
I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix) is simply crap and I looked around during the song and the fans were dying out there. It's the only low point in the set list. Bono threw in some of Crowded House's Fall at Your Feet during an epic Walk On (I think it was that one!).
|U2 in full song|
And we got to hear Scarlet - U2 Tours says this is the first time U2 have played this song in a set since September 3, 1981 during a BBC radio show. They did it with Jay-Z did some rapping on it too - I wonder how many Kiwi's knew they were getting a special treat there!
U2 Auckland Set List: Night One
Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, One Tree Hill, Pride, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix) - Relax - Two Tribes, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On - You'll Never Walk Alone
Set Encore 1: One, Amazing Grace - Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
Encore 2: With or Without You, Moment of Surrender
Night Two of U2's New Zooland Set List.
|Nearly a blinding light...|
|City of Blinding Lights|
For those who may not remember, here's the single cover for the single of One Tree Hill: The Edge was quick to tweet a picture of the Hill.