2011-02-13 - Johannesburg, South Africa - FNB Stadium


Performance notes: U2 perform in South Africa after an absence of 12 years, 10 months, and 23 days. It was the first concert held at FNB Stadium. First show of the 360° Tour that does not feature Space Oddity as intro music; it is replaced by a remix of Get On Your Boots featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir. Hugh Masekela joins U2 on trumpet during I Still Haven't Found. Pride's lyrics are modified in tribute to Nelson Mandela. Bono does not sing during Scarlet; the whole song is played by the rest of the band while Bono talks. This is the first full tour concert opened by an old song (i.e. not from the latest album or unreleased) since 10 January 1990, or if dress rehearsals are counted, 7 August 1992.
Setlist and comment provided by U2gigs.com.

songs per album

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

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show attendees: 12

4 users from South Africa: DaveJhb, Rocknrolldoggie, Zoobullet, rocknob
2 from United Kingdom: Acrobat1954, simonpain
1 from Denmark: Maiken
1 from Austria: Greifensteiner
1 from Italy: maritano
1 from Germany: VanHimmel
1 from France: bonedge1975

review by MikeSpike

9 years ago


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Loud enough without being too noisy: could still chat to person next to you and enjoy the music. Sound center front was crisp and clear.
Recording: Audience microphone - 3.5 stars


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Great Stadium. Crowd cosmopolitan and all cultures represented there, all in great mood and excitement was evident in the air. Tracklisting was absolutely brilliant. Band performance was professional and also fanstastic. Visuals were splendid and a tech guru's dream. A great concert, one of my best!

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  1. 360 Johannesburg Panorama
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  1. U2 in South Africa