2009-08-18 - Glasgow, Scotland - Hampden Park


  1. Breathe
  2. No Line On The Horizon
  3. Get On Your Boots
  4. Magnificent
  5. Flower Of Scotland (snippet) / Beautiful Day / Here Comes The Sun (snippet)
  6. Elevation / Up On The Catwalk (snippet)
  7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Movin' On Up (snippet)
  8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  9. Unknown Caller
  10. The Unforgettable Fire / A Day Without Me (snippet)
  11. City Of Blinding Lights
  12. Vertigo
  13. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight / Two Tribes (snippet)
  14. Sunday Bloody Sunday / Oliver's Army (snippet)
  15. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  16. MLK
  17. Walk On
  18. Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
  19. One

  20. encore(s):
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) / Fuck You, It's Over (snippet)
  22. With Or Without You / Fuck You, It's Over (snippet)
  23. Moment of Surrender
Support act: The Hours, Glasvegas
Performance notes: The entire sound system dies briefly during Walk On but is restored quickly. U2.com's report on this show claimed that Mysterious Ways was played after One; it was not played at all. This error was finally corrected roughly a day later. Bono very briefly snippets Fuck You, It's Over by Glasvegas in both Ultra Violet and With Or Without You; he enunciates it poorly and the latter leads into "it's not over, thank you".
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  1. No Line On The Horizon (7)
  2. All That You Can't Leave Behind (4)
  3. The Joshua Tree (3)
  4. The Unforgettable Fire (3)
  5. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2)
  6. Achtung Baby (2)
  7. War (1)

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review by Anam

8 years ago


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Recording: "Sing For Your Sanity Glasgow" - 3.5 stars


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When U2 played Glasgow in 2009, it was less a '360 degree' experience and more a '220 degree' one. As Bono faced forward for the majority of the show, we were treated in the foreground to assorted liggers and hangers-on wandering about behind the stage. There was even a lad with a forklift shifting pallets. The sound cut out entirely during Walk On and while we concurred that the back of Larry's head was lovely, at £90 a pop for fan club presales tickets, the whole experience was underwhelming. And this was on the back of an awful lead single and an album of uneven quality.

Scottish gigs have always tended to be mid-week afterthoughts, but even by those expectations, this was a truly awful concert, thrown into sharp relief by Coldplay/Jayz's triumph the following week at the same venue.

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