2005-09-20 - Chicago, Illinois - United Center


  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Vertigo
  3. Elevation
  4. The Electric Co. / Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting (snippet) / Three Little Birds (snippet) / Break On Through (snippet) / See Me, Feel Me (snippet)
  5. The Ocean
  6. Walk On
  7. Beautiful Day / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (snippet) / Many Rivers To Cross (snippet)
  8. Miracle Drug
  9. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / The Black Hills of Dakota (snippet)
  10. Yahweh
  11. Love And Peace Or Else
  12. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  13. Bullet The Blue Sky / Please (snippet) / The Hands That Built America (snippet) / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  14. Miss Sarajevo
  15. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  16. Where The Streets Have No Name
  17. One / Hear Us Coming (snippet) / Ol' Man River (snippet)

  18. encore(s):
  19. Discothèque
  20. The Fly / Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car (snippet)
  21. With Or Without You
  22. All Because Of You
  23. The First Time
  24. Bad / 40 (snippet)
Performance notes: The First Time is played in full for the first time ever. Discotheque is played for the second and final time on the Vertigo Tour. Walk On makes its Vertigo Tour debut; it is performed acoustically for the first time and Bono forgets the lyrics.
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songs per album

  1. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (7)
  2. All That You Can't Leave Behind (3)
  3. The Joshua Tree (3)
  4. Boy (2)
  5. The Unforgettable Fire (2)
  6. Achtung Baby (2)
  7. War (1)
  8. Passengers (1)
  9. Pop (1)
  10. Zooropa (1)

best song performances

  1. Discothèque (25 votes)
  2. The Fly (5 votes)
  3. The Electric Co. (5 votes)

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review by DanielLikeAlbum

2 years ago


Very good performance from the Vertigo Tour with some unique features in the entire performance and despite not being flawless due to the band flubbing and making other mistakes in places such as Bono forgetting lyrics in songs such as Walk On this is still a great one in my opinion and when everything is working the band seem to be giving it their all on this night in Chicago so definitely a fine performance here.


Pretty solid audience recording but due to glitches that happened in some spots of the recording, I'm sadly going to give this a three-star rating due to these glitches being really annoying when they happened during songs such as Love And Peace Or Else and One for example which put me off a bit from the performances.
Recording: Audience microphone - 3 stars


Standard audience who seem to be engaged and participate in songs by clapping and singing along.


Quite an awesome performance on the Vertigo tour and in fact, my first ever show from the tour, and despite a few problems here and there the band are definitely having fun in this one, the setlist is also pretty nice with rare inclusions such as Discotheque which, is, unfortunately, the last time on the tour and the tour debuts of Walk On and For The First Time which is cool to hear from this show.
The highlights from this performance for me were as follows:
City Of Blinding Lights
The Electric Co.
The Ocean
Walk On tour debut!
Love And Peace Or Else
Bullet The Blue Sky
The Fly nice snippet of Daddy's Gonna Pay from Zooropa as well!
The First Time

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