2001-05-12 - Chicago, Illinois - United Center


  1. Elevation / Creep (snippet) / Birthday (snippet)
  2. Beautiful Day
  3. Until The End Of The World
  4. New Year's Day
  5. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  6. Kite
  7. Gone
  8. New York / My Kind Of Town (snippet)
  9. I Will Follow
  10. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Johnny Was (snippet) / Get Up Stand Up (snippet)
  11. In A Little While
  12. Desire
  13. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  14. Bad / 40 (snippet)
  15. Psalm 116 (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
  16. Mysterious Ways / Sexual Healing (snippet)
  17. The Fly

  18. encore(s):
  19. Bullet The Blue Sky / Whole Lotta Love (snippet)
  20. With Or Without You
  21. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  22. One / Wake Up Dead Man (snippet)
  23. Walk On
Performance notes: A fan is brought on stage by Bono to play piano during Stay.
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songs per album

  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind (7)
  2. Achtung Baby (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (3)
  4. War (2)
  5. The Unforgettable Fire (2)
  6. Pop (1)
  7. Boy (1)
  8. Rattle and Hum (1)
  9. Zooropa (1)
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review by DanielLikeAlbum

2 years ago


Another top-tier show from the band tonight from the 1st North American leg of the Elevation tour with the band putting in a mostly smooth performance with only Wake Up Dead Man having a minor issue tonight where Bono got lost during the start but this issue was quickly resolved, Bono's voice is also in good form tonight as he puts in a great performance giving it his all during certain songs and despite a few rough patches holds up strongly throughout the entire course of the gig without any signs on weakening as the show progresses.


A great matrix between the IEM recordings and an audience recording here, the audience recording part really allows you to hear the audience a lot more than a standard IEM and the base IEM recordings offer a clear way to listen to what the band are doing on stage so congrats to the person who made this as I think they did a solid job with merging these two types of recordings as it solved the "dry" problem that I usually have with IEM recordings and soundboards.
Recording: IEM - 4.5 stars


Pretty good crowd for this 1st night in Chicago, they do the usual audience things such as singing along and cheering and seem to be engaged with the performance at many points during the show so that gives a pleasant atmosphere for the band to play in.


So, for the 1st night of the Chicago run, this show is another must-listen for the 1st leg of the proper Elevation tour as everyone is in great spirits and want to give the audience a fantastic performance there are also the things that happen during the performances such as a fan who joins the band during Stay and plays the piano with them which makes this acoustic rendition of Stay a lot more interesting than others so overall just an above-average show on the tour leg in my opinion.
Song Highlights included:
Beautiful Day
Until The End Of The World
Stuck In A Moment That You Can't Get Out Of
New York including the My Kind Of Town snippet
I Will Follow
Sunday Bloody Sunday including Johnny Was and Get Up Stand Up snippets
Stay (Faraway So Close!)
Where The Streets Have No Name
Mysterious Ways
Bullet The Blue Sky
Walk On

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