2006-11-29 - Saitama, Japan - Saitama Super Arena


  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Vertigo / She Loves You (snippet)
  3. Elevation
  4. I Will Follow
  5. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / In A Little While (snippet)
  6. Beautiful Day / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (snippet) / Blackbird (snippet)
  7. Window In The Skies
  8. Walk On / You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
  9. Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
  10. Bad / 40 (snippet)
  11. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Rock The Casbah (snippet)
  12. Bullet The Blue Sky / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet) / The Hands That Built America (snippet)
  13. Miss Sarajevo
  14. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  15. Where The Streets Have No Name
  16. One

  17. encore(s):
  18. The Fly / (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (snippet)
  19. Mysterious Ways
  20. With Or Without You
  21. The Saints Are Coming
  22. Angel Of Harlem
  23. One Tree Hill
Performance notes: Live debut of Window In The Skies. This is one of three shows scheduled to make up for the postponed show that was planned to take place on 4 April 2006 at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium. This is U2's first concert in Japan since March 1998.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

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

best song performances

  1. One Tree Hill (6 votes)
  2. Beautiful Day (6 votes)
  3. City Of Blinding Lights (3 votes)

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review by CMIPalaeo

9 years ago


The Vertigo Tour, given what I've listened, seems to alternate between being either slightly stale, going-through-the motions performances that don't quite shine, or being total rockers. This is absolutely in the second category.

To me at least, Larry's drumming was especially prominent -- most noticeably in City of Blinding Lights. There are a lot of moments where Bono holds notes for a really long time, especially taking into consideration the struggles he often had with his voice on this tour. He dedicates Sunday Bloody Sunday to The Clash.

I think Edge slips up at the start of Bad, but it sounds pretty cool.


Very, very good sound. I was torn between 4.5 and 5 stars, but what the hey, went with 5. The sound is *veeeeery* slightly muffled, but it doesn't make listening to this awesome show difficult in the slightest. No complaints.
Recording: "Japanese Skies " - 4 stars


The audience sing along and cheer loudly. They're a great crowd, but who wouldn't be at a show like this?


Quite possibly the best Vertigo gig I've yet heard - the only competition it has from what I've listened to is Madison Square Garden 2005-10-11. Highly recommended.

Window In the Skies is played for the first time ever.

- City of Blinding Lights (probably the best performance I've heard)
- Vertigo
- Beautiful Day with snippets (best performance I've heard)
- Window In the Skies
- Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
- Bad (has a slightly unusual sound, I think?)
- I'm a sucker for the rapid transition from Sunday Bloody Sunday to Bullet the Blue Sky
- I can't believe I'm saying this, but... Angel of Harlem was really very good.
- One Tree Hill

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