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U2 Concert: Sep 12, 2009 at Chicago , IL

Tour: U2 360 Tour 2nd Leg (North America) 
Venue: Soldier Field 
Location: ChicagoIL  United States 

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Attendance: 67,936  (Capacity: 67,936)

Opening Acts(s):


Main Set
  1. Breathe (video)
  2. No Line On The Horizon (video)
  3. Get On Your Boots (video), Ode To Joy (snippet)
  4. Magnificent (video)
  5. Far Far Away (snippet), Beautiful Day (video), Blackbird (snippet)
  6. Elevation (video)
  7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (video), Stand By Me (snippet)
  8. Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of Bono & Edge - acoustic (video)
  9. Unknown Caller (video)
  10. The Unforgettable Fire (video)
  11. City Of Blinding Lights (video)
  12. Vertigo (video)
  13. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix) (video), Reverend Black Grape (snippet)
  14. Sunday Bloody Sunday (video), Oliver's Army (snippet)
  15. Pride (video)
  16. MLK (video)
  17. Walk On (video), You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
  18. Where The Streets Have No Name (video), All You Need Is Love (snippet)
  1. One (video)
  2. Bad (video), Zooropa (snippet), Fool To Cry (snippet), 40 (snippet)
Second Encore
  1. Ultraviolet (Light My Way) (video)
  2. With Or Without You (video)
  3. Moment Of Surrender (video)
Releases Represented:
  1. No Line On The Horizon had 7 songs
  2. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 4 songs
  3. The Unforgettable Fire had 4 songs
  4. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  5. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 2 songs
  6. Achtung Baby had 2 songs
  7. War had 1 songs
Comments: The 2nd leg of U2 360 begins with a safe show that's very similar to earlier European concerts.

Bono introduces the whole band before "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," just like he used to do on the Elevation tour.

He sings a bit of "Far Far Away" at the start of "Beautiful Day," a bit of "Oliver's Army" during "Sunday Bloody Sunday," and adds a couple lines from "Fool To Cry" and "40" at the end of "Bad."

Although the band rehearsed "Your Blue Room" and changes to "One" and "Streets" over the past couple nights, they're apparently not ready to play them yet. Bono sings "dream out loud" twice during Bad.  While this could also be considered an "Acrobat" snippet, we have decided to go with "Zooropa."  

Bono does an unknown rap during "Sunday Bloody Sunday" which does not appear to be from another song.

ATU2's Chicago 1 slideshow:

U2 - Chicago, September 12, 2009

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  1. Media Review by USA Today (Edna Gundersen 09/13/2009): U2 never lets the massive 360 Tour props dwarf the music
  2. Media Review by Spin (Kyle Ryan 09/13/2009): U2 Dazzle the Senses at Chicago Tour Opener
  3. Media Review by Rolling Stone (Andy Greene 09/13/2009): U2 Reinvent the Stadium Show as 360 Tour Launches in Chicago
  4. Media Review by CleveRock Music Portal (Patrick Leigh 09/14/2009): Live Concert Review - U2 - Soldier Field - Chicago, IL - 9.1