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The encores

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U2 performing "The Fly" on the opening night of the European leg at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on June 10, 2005.

The encores varied from leg to leg, and night to night. The first encore was frequently a musical and visual look back to U2's famed Zoo TV Tour, usually featuring "Zoo Station", "The Fly", and "Mysterious Ways". However, for many shows on the third leg, this was discarded in favor of an acoustic encore. The second encore often showcased recent material, and almost all second leg shows as well as rare first and third leg shows ended with a repeat of "Vertigo", in homage to U2's early concert days when they would run out of songs to play. The usual concert finisher in the first leg was "40" where Adam and Edge would switch instruments, but over the course of the tour, many other closing songs would be used as well.

At the start of the much-delayed fifth leg in Australia, the usual first Zoo TV-style encore was used initially, but several shows into the leg "Zoo Station" was dropped in favour of "Mysterious Ways" with "The Fly" opening the encore, making the first encore "The Fly", "Mysterious Ways". Making its Vertigo Tour debut and closing a show for the first time ever was "Kite", which hadn't been played since the end of the Elevation Tour five years prior. Kite was accompanied by a didgeridoo and the show ended with Bono releasing a kite from one of the B-Stages. During the band's second show in Auckland, "One Tree Hill" replaced Kite as the show closer. The encore of the final concert of the tour in Honolulu included "The Saints Are Coming" featuring Billie Joe Armstrong, Window in the Skies  The tour ended with the song "All I Want Is You".

[edit] Diversity of material played

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The Edge playing "Electric Co." in Pittsburgh in October 2005; the song had been a staple from the band's live act in the early 1980s, but had not been played in 17 years.

The Vertigo Tour was notable not only for its diversity of material — it was the first tour since the Lovetown Tour to feature at least one song from each of their currently released albums — but for the rarity of some songs played. Most notably, "The Ocean", which debuted on tour on 6 April 2005, previously had not been performed since December 1982. Tracks from their debut album Boy were chosen ahead of tracks from their biggest-selling album, The Joshua Tree. A number of other songs returned to the setlist after absences of more than fifteen years, including material from October, while "The First Time", from 1993's Zooropa album, was played in full live for the first time. "Miss Sarajevo", a song from U2's side project Original Soundtracks No. 1, became a concert regular despite previously only being played live twice since its release in 1995. Although Luciano Pavarotti sang the operatic vocals on the original, "Miss Sarajevo" featured Bono competently singing the operatic vocals. The Vertigo Tour has also featured Larry Mullen Jr. on vocals on "Elevation", "Miracle Drug" and "Love and Peace or Else". All but two songs ("A Man and a Woman" and "One Step Closer") from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb were performed on the tour. "Fast Cars", a bonus track on some countries' editions of the album, was also performed. "Walk On", the Grammy Award-winning song from All That You Can't Leave Behind, was played only sparingly on the tour, and barring performances in Brisbane and Sydney, was played in stripped back acoustic form. 

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bring back Hawkmoon. play more Pop (if god will send his angels acoustic?)

Play Please, The Fly, Mothers of the Disappeared, Running To Stand Still, One Tree Hill, Sort of Homecoming, and yes change the damn encore, its boring. it was boring by Milan 1 (Ultraviolet was really the only excitement)

Moment of Surrender is a bad one to close with

 

What about a rock n roll ending to the show like

*Break*
Mysterious Ways
Elevation or All Because of You
No Line On the Horizon


Id like to see the acoustic slot in the setlist vary a bit too
like interchange If god will send, Wild Horses, In Gods Country, Please (would work again) Stuck In A Moment, Crazy Tonight would make a good acoustic, Running To Stand Still, The First Time, Hawkmoon, an acoustic One would be a breath of fresh air with the song, maybe an acoustic Cedars of Lebennon??? Window in the Skies Acoustic? (not my favorite, but could be good)

but just more variety from show to show is my request. and some more 90's material. especially the fly

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Do they even need to do an acoustic set any more? It's got to the point that you're 100% sure that half way through the show you'll get Stay, Stuck, Desire, In A Little While, Staring etc etc.

 

What about a marching band set, and Bono could wave the batton.

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Yeah, they really need to end up with something more uplifting. After One and Streets, Ultraviolet is great, but NOT With or Without You (heard it a million times!!) or Moment of Surrender, at least not to end. I suggest another Achtung song (The Fly?) and then No Line or a song from the Unforgettable Fire (A Sort of Homecoming for example) and end with Kite!

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bring back Hawkmoon. play more Pop (if god will send his angels acoustic?)

Play Please, The Fly, Mothers of the Disappeared, Running To Stand Still, One Tree Hill, Sort of Homecoming, and yes change the damn encore, its boring. it was boring by Milan 1 (Ultraviolet was really the only excitement)

Moment of Surrender is a bad one to close with

 

What about a rock n roll ending to the show like

*Break*

Mysterious Ways

Elevation or All Because of You

No Line On the Horizon

 

Id like to see the acoustic slot in the setlist vary a bit too

like interchange If god will send, Wild Horses, In Gods Country, Please (would work again) Stuck In A Moment, Crazy Tonight would make a good acoustic, Running To Stand Still, The First Time, Hawkmoon, an acoustic One would be a breath of fresh air with the song, maybe an acoustic Cedars of Lebennon??? Window in the Skies Acoustic? (not my favorite, but could be good)

but just more variety from show to show is my request. and some more 90's material. especially the fly

I agree with Celtic...Mysterious Way, Elevation, All Because Of You, No Line On The Horizon...all excellent ways to end a show. thumbsup.gif And instead of beginning with Breathe, they should have listened to some of us and ended with BREATHE. Great way to end of show on a high note...; )
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yeah kind did that with Vertigo tour, play like All Because of You and Crumbs and Yahweh before 40, half of it was rock at least... and the ZOO TV encore, brilliant.

 

 

But a rock'n'roll encore would be a nice finish rather than the downer that we've been watching. well not downer just slow "spiritual" to some.......

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