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"It's about the right to begin again. The right to be free of your past. That's grace. So, yes, you can write lyrics about debt relief."

-- Bono

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U2 Concert: Apr 20, 2001 at San Jose , CA

Tour: Elevation 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: San Jose Arena 
Location: San JoseCA  United States 

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Attendance: 17,775  (Capacity: 17,775)


Opening Acts(s):

Setlist:

Main Set
  1. Elevation, Creep (snippet), California Dreamin' (snippet)
  2. Beautiful Day
  3. Until The End Of The World
  4. New Year's Day
  5. Kite
  6. Midnight Cowboy (snippet), New York, New York New York (snippet), Midnight Cowboy (snippet)
  7. I Will Follow
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday, Get Up Stand Up (snippet)
  9. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
  10. In A Little While
  11. Angel Of Harlem
  12. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  13. All I Want Is You
  14. Where The Streets Have No Name with Psalm 116
  15. Mysterious Ways
  16. The Fly
Encore
  1. Bullet The Blue Sky, Whole Lotta Love (snippet)
  2. With Or Without You
  3. Pride
  4. One with Hear us coming, Lord
  5. Walk On, Hallelujah (traditional) (snippet)
Releases Represented:
  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 7 songs
  2. Achtung Baby had 4 songs
  3. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  4. War had 2 songs
  5. Rattle And Hum had 2 songs
  6. The Unforgettable Fire had 1 songs
  7. Boy had 1 songs
  8. Zooropa had 1 songs
Comments: There's an energy in the air for this show, as rumors circulate all day that U2 may finally play "Kite" for the first time after almost non-stop fan requests since the tour began a month ago. The rumors come true early in the show when Bono tells the crowd, "We wanna screw things up by playing a song we've never played before in front of anyone. This is 'Kite.'" The crowd roars with approval, sings loudly througout the song, and the applause is even louder when it ends. 

Later, U2 plays "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" -- the first time any Zooropa track has been played on North American soil. There are numerous special moments throughout the show, all adding up to what both Bono and Willie Williams says is one of -- maybe the -- best show U2 has ever played. In his tour diary, Willie writes:

It's hard to know what to say about tonight's show, other than that it was one of the great transcendental experiences. We changed the set list, including "Stay" for the first time on this tour and "Kite" for the first time ever, both of which were spectacularly successful. The whole night just flowed and it was all we could do to hang on. Afterwards Bono seriously claimed it was the best show of his entire career and much as we all know that Bono is not generally a man prone to understatement, I have never heard him say anything like that before. He told me it was the happiest he'd ever felt on stage.

We have Willie's full diary entry here on @U2 Tours.

Tags: Hear us coming, Lord, Psalm 116

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