Politics Avoided In Mexico

U2 in Mexico: a politically correct show

Bono, U2 lead singer, said during the first of three concerts that the group offers in the Mexican capital, that “the generosity and spirituality of a country like Mexico can not be broken by anyone.”

The singer of the famous Irish rock band was positive given the difficult situation facing Mexico violence, noting that “tonight will not talk about negative things.” The above message was delivered by the musician before playing his famous song “I Still Have not Found What I’m Looking For.”

U2 gave the first of three presentations at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, where he seeks to break his own world record in the convening of 300,000 people for three nights as part of his world tour “360.” The show, considered by Billboard magazine “the most profitable tour in history,” the first night called 93,100 people, according to data provided by the promoter Ocesa.

The Irish began their part of the concert after the group’s performance “Snow Patrol” group “headlined” by U2 in most of the current concert tour. First we heard the Mexican traditional song “Cielito Lindo” as background music, to which was followed by the song “Space Odyssey”, by British David Bowie, U2 piece took as their anthem to introduce the dazzling audience Claw “as you know your scenario, which symbolizes a spaceship.

U2 pleased their fans with songs like “Even Better Than the Real Thing” followed by “I Will Follow”, “Get on your Roots”, “Magnificent,” “Mysterious Ways” and “Elevation.” This is the fourth time that the band formed by singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. steps on Mexican soil, following his previous visits in 1992, 1997 and 2006.

360 ° Tour is the biggest show that the group is to Mexico City and the world, according to data provided by Jay Terry, director of production of the Irish quartet. The tour began in Barcelona on June 30, 2009 and ending on July 30, 2011 in Canada at the Magnetic Hill Music Festival, where the Grammy-winning group “Arcade Fire” will be the opening act for U2.

The second and third presentation of U2 in Mexico will be held next Saturday and Sunday on the same stage, which is expected to bring together 100,000 people each night.