2005-09-21 - Chicago, Illinois - United Center


  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Vertigo
  3. Elevation
  4. The Electric Co. / Bullet With Butterfly Wings (snippet)
  5. The Ocean
  6. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  7. Beautiful Day / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (snippet) / Many Rivers To Cross (snippet)
  8. Miracle Drug
  9. In A Little While (snippet) / Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / The Black Hills of Dakota (snippet) / Torna A Surriento (snippet)
  10. Yahweh
  11. Love And Peace Or Else
  12. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  13. Bullet The Blue Sky / 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 / Ol' Man River (snippet)

  18. encore(s):
  19. Bad / The First Time (snippet)
  20. Original Of The Species
  21. With Or Without You / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)
  22. Fast Cars
  23. All Because Of You
  24. 40
Performance notes: Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses makes its debut on the third leg of the Vertigo Tour. Its five previous Vertigo Tour appearances were in full electric style; this performance and all subsequent Vertigo Tour ones are in an acoustic form.
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songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. Bad (16 votes)
  2. The First Time (5 votes)
  3. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (3 votes)
  4. Beautiful Day (3 votes)

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review by cesar_garza01

9 years ago


Best show in the 3rd Leg. Band has a special bond with Chicago and they've prepared something special for this night. One of the best setlists too, with lots of snippets.


No complains here, you can hear every instrument and the audience well. You can hear a minor distortion during transition of songs, but it's really nothing serious.
Recording: Audience microphone - 4 stars


They were very involved, just listen to them going nuts when they hear "You're dangerous" at the start of Wild Horses.


In this show even the standard Vertigo songs shine: one of the best Electric Co. (there's a See Me, Feel Me snippet that is not listed) and BD I've heard in the Vertigo tour, full of energy and great choice of snippets. Elevation has also a non-listed Do You Think I'm Sexy snippet at the beginning, very funny to hear Bono improvising. It was fun to hear The Ocean, with Bono adding some lyrics about their early gigs in the city. Miracle Drug was great, although that "Edge is from the future" story gets old pretty soon. Then there's Bad with an amazing First Time snippet in the middle, One with Ol'Man River, Fast Cars, Original Of The Species... many to choose! SYCMIOYO was great too with In A Little While snippet. There was something special in that song that day, Bono was really into it. Yahweh was right in the middle of the show, it works great here. Wild Horses was the main highlight of the show. As soon as the crowd recognized the song, they went nuts. It was an acoustic performance, but it rocked too! Almost all the songs had something special in this day. This is a must have.

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