Pittsburgh: This was the lowest attendance so far on tour. However, this worked out well for dedicated U2 fans. Tonight the boys played their only Pittsburgh show since July 2011. Bono was in full energy and with a couple of shout outs to the Steelers, fans cheered right back. Bono also said “Here we still are, here you still are,” Bono said. “What a blessing.” Truly the fans embrace the boys from Dublin and have been a dedicated group of fans for well over 30 years.
The setlist was as follows: Sunday Bloody Sunday New Year's Day Bad / America (snippet) Pride (In The Name Of Love) Where The Streets Have No Name I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For With Or Without You Bullet The Blue Sky / Black Dog (snippet) Running To Stand Still Red Hill Mining Town In God's Country Trip Through Your Wires One Tree Hill Exit / Wise Blood (snippet) / Eeny Meeny Miny Moe (snippet) Mothers Of The Disappeared Encore(s): Miss Sarajevo / The New Colossus (snippet) Ultra Violet (Light My Way) One Beautiful Day Elevation Happy Birthday The Little Things That Give You Away *Snips provided by U2gigs.com
Scott Mervis from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. They could have filled a couple more hours with beloved songs but wrapped it up with a joyously explosive “Beautiful Day,” followed by an even louder, wilder “Elevation,” and then a softer new song “The Little Things That Give You Away” rather than “I Will Follow.”
It was a bit of a flat ending to a very high-energy show. I’ve never heard The Edge so super-charged, and anyone who entered with doubts about U2 still being one of the most influential and relevant stadium bands in the world was put straight in a monstrously big way.
Now the boys head off to the farm and not the farm that most crew members hate ( in the industry if the band goes to the farm that means their off the road to get cleaned up, not a good thing when you earn your check on the road) Our boys are off to Roo! Which should be an experience to remember.
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