2001-06-09 - Boston, Massachusetts - Fleet Center


  1. Elevation / Pump It Up (snippet)
  2. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  3. Until The End Of The World
  4. The Fly / Lust For Life (snippet)
  5. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  6. Mysterious Ways / Jump Around (snippet)
  7. In My Life (snippet) / Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  8. Kite
  9. Gone
  10. New York
  11. Out Of Control
  12. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Johnny Was (snippet) / Get Up Stand Up (snippet)
  13. Desire / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet) / Dude (Looks Like A Lady) (snippet) / Jump Around (snippet) / Psalm 51 (snippet)
  14. Party Girl
  15. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  16. Bad / Alison (snippet)
  17. Psalm 116 (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
  18. Beautiful Day

  19. encore(s):
  20. Bullet The Blue Sky
  21. With Or Without You
  22. One / She's A Mystery To Me (snippet)
  23. Walk On
Comments: First performance of Party Girl in eight years and three days. Last performance of Even Better Than The Real Thing until 30 March 2011. When Bono is snippeting Van Morrison's Gloria at the end of Desire, he inserts some other lyrics that one may initially assume to be U2's Gloria, due to some similarities: "Oh Lord, open my lips/Anything I can, I will do for you/And my mouth shall shout up your praise". However, although the last line does not resemble any in Gloria, the lines do bear a strong similarity to Psalm 51 from the Bible. As the connection to Psalm 51 appears stronger, the snippet is credited to it rather than Gloria.
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songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. Desire (5 votes)
  2. The Fly (4 votes)

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review by nickbibby

8 years ago


Raw rock and soul! Such energy coming from the band, reciprocated by the audience, coupled with a really good setlist make this a magnificent performance.

The band seem to extend quite a few "outros" of songs, especially BD, The Fly and a wonderful outro to Gone. The snippets are brilliant and in some cases very unusual, especially in Desire. Bono's interaction with the audience is great.

The setlist really has a great flow to it. Plenty of upbeat rock to start with, a lovely coupling of Stuck and Kite, Gone through to SBS is great hard rock and a brilliant acoustic set. I love BD as a closer to the main set and a special mention should go to BTBS, especialy the Mark Chapman rap which has so much hurt in it!

So, you're wondering why they lost 0.5 star? I've got to admit, there are some mistakes in there, especially in tuning from the Edge (see outro to EBTTRT!). However, I love the way the band sail through the mistakes.


Decent audience recording. Audience don't get in the way of the sound too much.
Recording: "Heart-Shaped Show" - 4 stars


Fabulous in every respect. Great interaction with the band, especially Bono. Great audience.


Definately one I shall be returning to! If you want an interesting set and real rock performance, then this is a boot for you.

-The Fly
-BTBS (especially the Mark Chapman rap)


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