2009-09-12 - Chicago, Illinois - Soldier Field


Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

  1. No Line On The Horizon (7)
  2. All That You Can't Leave Behind (4)
  3. The Unforgettable Fire (4)
  4. The Joshua Tree (3)
  5. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2)
  6. Achtung Baby (2)
  7. War (1)

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show attendees: 136

31 users from Illinois:
AkashaLin, ChcgMat, Commrandr, DTU2, GrtflDave, Illini17, Lemon269, Namaste1516, Release3, WTSHNN, ZooTV8, acroopnc1, berm, bpdred, brightonpark, cheeks, chicagomark, danesgirl, dreamoutloudU2, dtdein, gromit876, jasonengel, kevfly, lschicky, molang7, pmdykstra, podaababy, spartacus070, stateless, u2shamrock, u2shula

11 from Michigan:
Blue_Room, RedSoxU2, barnaby508, bonobaybee, brianlouwers, chuckver, jdoyle84, lorenzoodone, lovesu2, mike7man, theedge1020

10 from Minnesota:
Larva, MirrorballMoon, RambisLA31, cubsfan4life, dtrip01, hussong, lilyercs, moneyman2u, trevgreg, xunclejessex

10 from Ohio:
CMARTU2, GodPartII, IrishGirl, ReclinerMan, Shula8205, bonoinakilt, homerj281, jd45177, pcrusink, ucincat

8 from Canada:
BonoJunkie, EdgeFest, NorthernSoul, RAFS, bonoedgey, jahorro, jennagirl, p8ru2

7 from Indiana:
KWolf_13, McHoosier, U2faninfortwayne, bono778, jdorp, jenrumil75, mbrown8767

7 from Wisconsin:
DManson, FlowerOfFire, JimBlair, achtungvon, izzybeth, strittin, zooropamike

4 from California: DanteB1, KenL, hoserama, tarheeltom
3 from Kentucky: Trucolorsfly, mvanzant, thejob
3 from Texas: TDarby719, dchamberlin, digitize
3 from Missouri: Trick10, mpadawer, mtell1
3 from South Carolina: bonohero, coastalchants, jasvan
3 from Virginia: Diephouse, Hoosier2012, jusmitchell
2 from Ireland: kennyu272, sunmachine
2 from Australia: henrikse, sonia_lastrega
2 from United Kingdom: allywilsonn, andyuk36
2 from Massachusetts: U2girldebbie, tbornot2b
2 from Iowa: cth71, u2emlinney
2 from Tennessee: dieselroxbury, whitneyweaver
2 from Mexico: coach, smsmx
2 from Washington: DJSoulless, u2mofo
1 from France: bp0105
1 from New York: majsmith
1 from Florida: evnicolas
1 from Alabama: y2eric
1 from Georgia: aburdick
1 from Pennsylvania: zoopiglet
1 from Alaska: Continental
1 from Costa Rica: diegovalerio
1 from Colorado: whoopiecat
1 from Argentina: samrock
1 from Nebraska: bryanjones
1 from Italy: leone510
1 from Oklahoma: mrpoptop
1 from Guatemala: melvin502

review by SilvioDante007

10 years ago


The boys sounded strong -- tight arrangements and terrific interaction with the crowd, which has to be a tough thing to accomplish simply due to the size of the 360 stage and playing to a full house in an outdoor football arena.


A terrific recording -- especially since Soldier Field is an open air venue. Prof Peabody is the version I downloaded and I'm very happy with it.


Chicago and U2 is always a great combination. The crowd was pumped before the show and continued to be just as excited throughout the entire performance. Also, kudos to Snow Patrol who opened the evening up with a solid set. Chicago was ready to party this Saturday night and both Snow Patrol and U2 met the challenge.


I'm a longtime fan -- first time I saw U2 was back in '84 and I've attended every tour since ... IMO, this bootleg is a teriffic momento of a fun evening my wife and I spent with U2 and approximately 70,000 friends. However, in truth, I came away a little disappointed -- IMO, I've been to better U2 shows than this one. Of all the U2 tours I've been to, this one is my least favorite. I still had a great time, but ...

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"DPA4023 - R-09HR "

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: prof_peabody (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Edirol R-09HR (Audio recording device), DPA4023 (Microphone), Aerco MP2 (Pre-amp)
  • Lineage: [digital master (24/48)] > USB > Wavelab 5 > .wav 16/44.1 > CDWAVE > FLAC > MP3
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"AT-899 - Edirol R-09"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: ademotte (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Edirol R-09 (Audio recording device), Audio-Technica AT899 (Microphone)
  • Lineage: [digital master 24-bit WAV] > Adobe Audition > .wav 16/44.1 > Magix Audio Cleaning Lab > FLAC > [...] > mp3
  • Downloads: 328
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"SP-CMC-10 (AT933) - IHP-140"

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: Chrisedge (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: SP-SPSB-1 (Power supply), SP-CMC-10 (Microphone), iRiver IHP-140 (Audio recording device)
  • Lineage: [digital master] > Adobe Audition > Cd Wave > .flac
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"Zoom H2 "

  • Origins: Audience microphone
  • Credits: Nitehawk (Recording transferer), randombloke (Audio Taper)
  • Equipment: Zoom H2 (Audio recording device)
  • Lineage: [digital master: .wav 16/48] > Sony Sound forge 8 > Adobe Audition 3 > FLAC
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  1. U2 in Chicago
  2. Your Blue Stage
  3. Stage Daylight
  4. Adam on stage in Chicago
  5. Larry Mullen, Jr. 9/12 Chicago
  6. Bono, Edge, Adam,
  7. Adam and Bono in smoke. 9/12 Chicago
  8. Personal Fav. Bono and Edge, Sunday Bloody Sunday. 9/12 Chicago
  9. Sunday Bloody Sunday. 9/12 Chicago
  10. The Rhythm Section. 9/12 Chicago
  11. The whole band. 9/12 Chicago