2001-05-16 - Chicago, Illinois - United Center

setlist

  1. Elevation / Be My Baby (snippet)
  2. The Fly
  3. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  4. Mysterious Ways / Sexual Healing (snippet) / Rock With You (snippet)
  5. One / Wake Up Dead Man (snippet)
  6. Until The End Of The World
  7. New Year's Day
  8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  9. Kite
  10. New York / Transmission (snippet)
  11. I Will Follow
  12. Sunday Bloody Sunday / The Lake Isle Of Innisfree (snippet)
  13. Sweetest Thing / Into The Mystic (snippet)
  14. Angel Of Harlem
  15. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  16. All I Want Is You
  17. Psalm 116 (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
  18. Pride (In The Name Of Love)

  19. encore(s):
  20. Bullet The Blue Sky / Young Americans (snippet)
  21. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet)
  22. Beautiful Day
  23. I Remember You
  24. Walk On
Performance notes: This show features the Elevation Tour debut of I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. The song was not played again until the start of the tour's third leg in October 2001.
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songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. Sweetest Thing (3 votes)

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review by iTim

5 months ago

Performance

There’s a few mistakes early on, but for the most part you can tell they’re in full swing, just over halfway through the first leg of the tour and closing out a four night stint in Chicago. There’s a few moments of lyrical nonsense from Bono and a few songs where he doesn’t quite go all in.

Sound

It’s good, but not fully to my liking. It’s clear, everyone comes through well enough but I think Bono is a little too prominent at times, has a little harshness on his voice beyond the Elevation era rasp. Also very difficult to pick out the crowd, which may appeal to some but I like them a little higher in the mix.
Recording: "Vibrations (IEM-AUD Matrix)" - 5 stars

Audience

Hard to hear them due to the nature of the recording, but when there are moments for them to shine, they do. It makes it hard to rate when they’re so low in the mix, but you don’t get the feeling that the band were playing in an empty arena so they’re must’ve been some vibe.

Overall

It’s no secret that the band bring their ‘A’ game to Chicago. This run of Elevation shows culminates with a real set list shake-up. Excluding Elevation, it kicks off with a standard Zoo TV set from The Fly through to New Year’s Day. Even Better Than The Real Thing and Mysterious Ways shine here, even if Bono is bailing on the falsetto. It’s all quite bizarre having such a throwback and we’re soon brought back into the new decade with Stuck In A Moment for a run of three Elevation era tracks.

By this point they’re well embedded into the set, Kite in particular stands out. There’s a great moment in Sunday Bloody Sunday where Bono allegedly pulls out the cord from Edge’s guitar so he has a little chuckle and proceeds to vocalise the solo!

Bono makes a reference at the start of Sweetest Thing to going home to see Ali who at the time was heavily pregnant with their 4th child. It’s a good little performance, can’t complain. Angel of Harlem is neither here nor there, before Bono introduces Still Haven’t Found as an “old obscure B-side” as they play it acoustically and for the first time on tour. It’s a very pleasant rendition actually, fits in well to the acoustic slot.

Things pick up pace again with the now familiar combo of All I Want Is You / Streets, but the next real highlight is the encore opening ripper Bullet The Blue Sky, leading into With Or Without You complete with Shine Like Stars, which the audience immediately caught on to.

On the whole, it’s a sold gig. The band are slap bang in the middle of the first leg and seem to be having a good time in Chicago. The setlist is what catches the eye with this one and it’s certainly a worthwhile listen. Beyond the Zoo TV set it’s a relatively standard Elevation show, but that doesn’t detract from its qualities. There’s still little gems dotted throughout beyond the initial run of songs.


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