Friday, March 25, 2011

U2 Rehearses in Santiago

With all four band members finally in Santiago (Bono and Larry arrived today), U2 finally took the stage tonight for what amounted to a slightly abbreviated rehearsal prior to Friday night's concert at the National Stadium. With hundreds of fans already in line and listening from outside -- and many tweeting the whole time -- the band went through a near-complete setlist, but Bono only sang on a handful of songs. Here's what U2 rehearsed tonight, with notes in parentheses as needed:
Return of the Stingray Guitar
Beautiful Day (twice)
I Will Follow
Get On Your Boots
Mysterious Ways
Elevation (Bono)
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (Bono)
One Tree Hill
Miss Sarajevo
(Fez segue - possibly live vocals?)
City of Blinding Lights
Walk On
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Moment of Surrender (Bono)
Beautiful Day (Bono)
In addition, fans reported hearing what sounded like guitar bits of "Mothers Of The Disappeared," the piano from "New Year's Day," and the siren sound from "Vertigo" during some rehearsal downtime. The inclusion of "One Tree Hill" would be unusual, since it's typically associated with and performed in New Zealand. But the song does mention Chilean poet Victor Jara Jara, who was murdered in Santiago in 1973.
Bono also reportedly visited earlier today with artist Rene Castro, whom the band met and became friendly with during the Joshua Tree - Rattle And Hum - Lovetown tour era.
U2 is reportedly going to take the stage at about 9:30 pm local time Friday night. You can follow along on Twitter via our U2 setlist tweets list or in the official setlist thread in our forum.

source : by Matt McGee

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