2001-11-18 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Thomas And Mack Arena


Performance notes: No Doubt's Gwen Stefani joins U2 for What's Going On.
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  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind (7)
  2. The Joshua Tree (3)
  3. Achtung Baby (2)
  4. War (2)
  5. The Unforgettable Fire (2)
  6. Boy (1)
  7. Pop (1)
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review by aussiemofo

11 years ago


This was a decent outing from the boys as they entered the home stretch of this relatively short tour. After a fullish year of touring Bono's voice was clearly on the wane and the band overall seemed to be suffering from a bit of tour fatigue at times. Add to that a rather weak setlist without some of the tour's highlights - Remakes of The Fly and Discotheque and the rediscovery of Out of Control - and you probably have a show that was never going to reach any great heights.
However the band still managed to belt out some solid performances that make this boot worth at least one listen.

I thought the front quarter of this boot was clearly the best. Elevation is thrashed out with some energy as is Beautiful Day. The momentum is maintained right through the standard follow through numbers Until The End of the World, New Year's and I Will Follow.

From there it starts to turn to shit. Sunday is bellowed out pretty painfully, Stuck in a Moment's seen better days and that middle set is absolutely atrocious. From Kite to Please would disappoint me if I was there.

But Elevation's great strength was that if the boy's acoustic set fell flat (which it does here) they have their big guns in Bad----->Streets to up the ante and it worked a treat here. What a snippet to slot in between in Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses! Clearly a show highlight.

I Still Haven't Found doesn't work in this position while the encore is lacklustre but all post-9/11 shows suffer from this when you have What's Going On effectively replacing The Fly. It's like trading in a Rolls Royce for a bike - and Gwen Stefani doesn't save it.

The encore's strengths were Bullet and New York. That's about it really. The boys tried hard and delivered in most parts of the show.


Probably not quite the 4-star rating listed here. Volume was a problem (I had it up close to maximum) and no instrument cuts through with any great penetration. This version sounds like its changed hands a few times.


The audience was impressive. You could hear them getting into it all the way through. They knew the high spots and gave the boys a rousing reception at every opportunity.



Elevation--->Beautiful Day gave the showa good kickstart

Bad/Wild Horses--->Psalm 116/Streets - particularly Wild Horses snippet. Great diversity.


That middle part was a total disappointment. Wild Honey just doesn't work live, Bono's changing the lyrics stuffed up People Get Ready and Please is always crap. Compare this to some really Elevation acoustic beauties in Desire, Staring at the Sun and Stay. I know what I'd choose.

A show worth checking out at least. But this show loses at least one star simply because of when it was played - by then the tour had lost all its bright spots, particularly The Fly.

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