U2 kicked of the first tour in three years earlier tonight in Barcelona. The crowd was about 90, 000 plus fans with a live link up to the Space Station. This is one of the biggest concert stages ever built. The U2 360 tour will hit 31 cities across Europe and North America and we can expect it to have a South American leg as well. In all estimates right now sit about 3M people will see the show, not counting the new dates to be annouced in 2010.
The circular plaform inside Nou Camp Stadium had fans all around and inside. Taking into account of the global recession ticket prices average lower to allow for a bigger audience.
Bono thanked the fans for coming out and understood that things are tuff around the world. Many have called the show a high octane,over drive show.
Opening numbers "Breathe, Magnificent saw the crowd come alive as the anthem style song race thur the stadium. The night was filled with a mix of old and new songs, of course the classics including Beautiful Day and Sunday Bloody Sunday. The band dedicated Angel of Harlem to Micheal Jackson who suddnely died at the age of 50 last week.
"We wrote this one for Billie Holiday but we are going to play it tonight for Michael Jackson," said Bono. "Unspeakable talent, that's all there is to say, really," he added, and the song morphed into Jackson hits "Man in the Mirror" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough".
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