Monday, November 26, 2012

U2 Concert: 26 June 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan (HD 1080 Videos), + More HD Videos from U2's "360" Tour in 2011

By Dave Armstrong

I attended this concert, along with my sons Michael and Matthew. It was the best concert (of many) that I've ever been to. U2 is the favorite current band of all three of us. Here is the setlist, according to setlist.fm (the leading concert data site on the Internet):

1. Even Better Than the Real Thing 
2. The Fly 
3. Mysterious Ways 
4. Until the End of the World 
5. I Will Follow 
6. Get On Your Boots 
7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 
8. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) 
9. Beautiful Day  
10. Elevation 
11. Pride (In the Name of Love) 
12. Miss Sarajevo 
13. Zooropa 
14. City of Blinding Lights 
15. Vertigo 
16. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight 
17. Sunday Bloody Sunday 
18. Scarlet 
19. Walk On 
20. One 
21. Where the Streets Have No Name 
22. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 
23. With or Without You 
24. Moment of Surrender 

What I've done is to collect HD videos (1080) of all these songs, from You Tube.  These were excellent videos with audio far above average for a "non-official" concert recording. The songs in blue color above (12 of 24) were all recorded at the concert we attended. The ones in regular black color are from the concert in Anaheim, California on 6-18-11: three concerts before ours, and the one in purple is from Anaheim on 6-17-11. The way they were performed was similar to our concert. I preferred to have high-quality videos of concerts similar to ours, rather than low-quality junk videos from our concert (for half the songs).

I've also included, to start, footage of the band entering the stadium, and after Moment of Surrender, I include five additional songs / videos from June and July 2011. Our concert started out in daylight. We were sitting behind the band, about 15 rows or so down from the top, below the right side of the scoreboard. The photograph above gives a good idea of where we were.

For further recordings from this historic tour (the highest-grossing ever), I highly recommend the following:

U2: 360 at the Rose Bowl (two-DVD set, recorded on 25 October 2009)

U22 (limited edition / fan club type 2-CD set with recordings from different venues on the tour: between July 2009 and July 2011). 

#2 on the latter set (The Fly) was recorded at the concert we went to. Enjoy the extraordinary videos! They truly capture the excitement of being there yourself. See also my Facebook photo album of the concert: photographs by Matthew.

Entrance into Spartan Stadium (East Lansing, Michigan: 6-26-11)



The following twelve songs are from the concert in East Lansing, Michigan (6-26-11):  

1. Even Better Than the Real Thing  
2. The Fly   
3. Mysterious Ways   
4. Until the End of the World   
5. I Will Follow   
6. Get On Your Boots   
7. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For   
8. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)  
13. Zooropa   
14. City of Blinding Lights  
16. I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight   
17. Sunday Bloody Sunday  

Link to You Tube Video of the East Lansing Concert with the 12 songs above, + additional concert videos of lower audio quality  

9. Beautiful Day  (Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



10. Elevation
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



11. Pride (In the Name of Love)
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



12. Miss Sarajevo
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



15. Vertigo
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



18. Scarlet
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



19. Walk On
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



20. One
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



21. Where the Streets Have No Name
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



22. Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
(Anaheim, California, 6-17-11)



23. With or Without You
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)




24. Moment of Surrender (Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)




BONUS MATERIAL

Magnificent
(Anaheim, California, 6-17-11)



One Tree Hill
(Chicago: 7-5-11)



Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



Stuck in a Moment
(Anaheim, California, 6-18-11)



Bad
(Pittsburgh: 7-26-11)





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