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"I was reading about Jack Kerouac smoking a bag of grass and praying, literally, for a vision of a language or a way of writing that would be both precious and trashy. That's what I'm aiming for." — Bono


U2 Concert: Aug 25, 2010 at Moscow



Tour: U2 360 Tour 3rd Leg (Europe) 
Venue: Luzhniki Stadium 
Location: MoscowRussia 

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Attendance: 60,496  (Capacity: 60,496)


Opening Act(s):



Releases Represented:

  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 4 songs
  2. Achtung Baby had 4 songs
  3. No Line On The Horizon had 4 songs
  4. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  5. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had 2 songs
  6. The Unforgettable Fire had 2 songs
  7. War had 2 songs
  8. Original Soundtracks 1 had 1 songs
  9. Cover Songs had 1 songs
  10. Other U2 Songs had 1 songs

Comments: U2 plays its first concert in Russia. Fans enter to a stadium that's heavy on police and security. Before the show, U2 learns that police have shut down Greenpeace, ONE Campaign, and Amnesty International booths outside the stadium and detained several Amnesty volunteers on the grounds that they were picketing illegally. (They're later released without charge.)

Inside, it rains heavily for the first half of the show, prompting Bono to sing about the weather several times. All of the band's new songs -- except "Return of the Stingray Guitar" -- are dropped so this new audience can hear a few more of U2's big hits. Yuri Shevchuk, the lead singer of Russian band DDT, joins U2 on stage for "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Bono announces that Mikhail Gorbachev is at the show, but that news gets only a lukewarm reception.

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We have 10 reviews and 1 photos from this show.

Fan Reviews Media Reviews
  1. Fan Review by Nikolai Strager Korkoff
  2. Fan Review by Anna
  3. Fan Review by Gregg
  4. Fan Review by Masha
  5. Fan Review by Vladamir Obarakanov
  6. Fan Review by Jeff Camera
  7. Fan Review by Paul
  8. Fan Review by Daniel Vearas
  9. Fan Review by Denis from Glasgow
  1. Media Review by Wall Street Journal (Greg Smith 08/26/2010): U2 Rocks Moscow: Bono Mixes Pop and Politics