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U2 Concert: Mar 24, 2001 at Sunrise , FL

Tour: Elevation 1st Leg (North America) 
Venue: National Car Rental Center 
Location: SunriseFL  United States 

See more concerts in the Miami - Ft. Lauderdale area. 

Attendance: 18,984  (Capacity: 18,984)

Opening Act(s):

Releases Represented:

  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 6 songs
  2. Achtung Baby had 4 songs
  3. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  4. War had 2 songs
  5. Pop had 2 songs
  6. The Unforgettable Fire had 1 songs
  7. Boy had 1 songs
  8. Non-Album Singles had 1 songs
  9. Other U2 Songs had 1 songs

Comments: U2 opens the Elevation Tour with two sold nights in Sunrise, Florida, after about two weeks of rehearsal in nearby Miami.

The show and rest of the tour features general admission tickets on the floor for the first time at a U2 concert in the US, and will be used at all subsequent U2 tours to date.

"Elevation" opens the show after the band take the stage with the house lights still on and the Influx Mix of "Elevation" playing on the PA,
the two of which will serve as the intro music and opening song at every show on the entire tour except for the October Notre Dame show.

A scary moment occurs during "Until The End Of The World," when Bono walks backward off the catwalk. He climbs back up and continues the show unscathed.

Bono plays the piano for possibly the first time at a U2 show during "The Sweetest Thing."

Bono recites parts of Psalm 116 over the beginning "Streets."

The main set ends with "The Fly," and Bono exits the stage by going through the crowd on the floor, engulfed in security.

The show features the first public performances of "In A Little While" and "Walk On." "Walk On" closes the show and will close every show on the Elevation Tour except for the July show in Turin and the  last show in New York City in October.

Notable celebrities in attendance are Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, Christy Turlington, Helena Christensen, Rick James and members of Pearl Jam.

Partial video of second half of show:

Tags: Hear us coming, Lord, Psalm 116

41 Photos:


We have 65 reviews and 41 photos from this show.

Fan Reviews Media Reviews
  1. Fan Review by Bob Stevens
  2. Fan Review by Juan Pardo
  3. Fan Review by Dave
  4. Fan Review by Ian
  5. Fan Review by Jeff
  6. Fan Review by John Merrer
  7. Fan Review by Elise
  8. Fan Review by Lisa
  9. Fan Review by Marie Camera
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  11. Fan Review by Bob King
  12. Fan Review by Marc Dickman
  13. Fan Review by Brad Morris
  14. Fan Review by Maria (aka Craziperson)
  15. Fan Review by Kumar Ramanathan
  16. Fan Review by Jacob Mathai
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  20. Fan Review by Phil Romans
  21. Fan Review by Mike Gentile (yes, really :)
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  24. Fan Review by Josh Valentine
  25. Fan Review by Michael Weddle
  26. Fan Review by Marco Ferrin
  27. Fan Review by Watts
  28. Fan Review by Alison Roberts
  29. Fan Review by rmg
  30. Fan Review by Victor Noe Chavez Camera
  31. Fan Review by Sean Fenlon
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  36. Fan Review by Jorge Chaves
  1. Media Review by U2.com (U2.com staff 03/25/2001): Elevation Lifts Off In Miami
  2. Media Review by Toronto Sun (Jane Stevenson 03/25/2001): U2 cranks it up
  3. Media Review by NME (NME staff 03/25/2001): Miami Nice
  4. Media Review by BBC (BBC staff 03/25/2001): Blistering start to U2 world tour
  5. Media Review by Reuters (Angus MacSwan 03/25/2001): U2 lift spirits with Elevation Tour
  6. Media Review by Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel (Sean Piccoli 03/25/2001): After a tumble, Bono is ''All That''
  7. Media Review by Associated Press (Alex Veiga 03/25/2001): U2 Focuses on Music, Less Theatrics
  8. Media Review by Worldpop (Worldpop staff 03/25/2001): U2 elevate Miami
  9. Media Review by Daily Telegraph (Neil McCormick 03/26/2001): U2 eclipse the competition
  10. Media Review by Ananova (Ananova staff 03/26/2001): U2 focus on music in new tour
  11. Media Review by Launch (Davis, England, and Simon 03/25/2001): U2 Hungry In Florida Tour Opener
  12. Media Review by The Irish Times (Brian Boyd 03/26/2001): Thunderously exciting U2 set raises the roof
  13. Media Review by The Mirror (Paul Martin 03/26/2001): BONO''S LEAP OF FAITH
  14. Media Review by New York Times (Neil Strauss 03/26/2001): U2 Kicks Off Tour With Unadulterated Rock
  15. Media Review by Boston Globe (Steve Morse 03/26/2001): U2 kicks off ''Elevation'' tour with a blast
  16. Media Review by Allstar/CDNOW (Rob Hill 03/26/2001): U2 Lets Its Music Do The Talking In Elevation Tour Opener
  17. Media Review by Wall of Sound (Deborah Wilker 03/26/2001): U2 Opens Big, Not Bombastic
  18. Media Review by Billboard (Jon Glass 03/26/2001): U2 Open ''Elevation'' Tour In Style
  19. Media Review by Chicago Tribune (Greg Kot 03/26/2001): FAN FRENZY GREETS U2 AS IT KICKS OFF LATEST TOUR
  20. Media Review by New York Daily News (Jim Farber 03/26/2001): U2 Returns to Rock-Solid Basics
  21. Media Review by Toronto Star (Vit Wagner 03/26/2001): U2 worthy of No. 1 band status
  22. Media Review by Miami Herald (Evelyn McDonnell 03/26/2001): U2''s heart of hearts emerges during Sunrise show
  23. Media Review by Los Angeles Times (Robert Hilburn 03/26/2001): Tour Debut Falls Into Place for U2
  24. Media Review by UK Newsquest Regional Press (Paul Rose, drummer with Nova 03/28/2001): Elevated to the best of the best
  25. Media Review by Across The Line (Stuart Bailie 03/25/2001): U2, National Car Rental Center
  26. Media Review by Entertainment Weekly (David Browne 03/31/2001): U2 Live Crew
  27. Media Review by Het Laatste Nieuws ( 03/26/2001): Superterrestrial Bono Descends in Miami
  28. Media Review by Rolling Stone (Paul Robichau 03/26/2001): Beautiful Night for U2: U2 raise the rock flag in Florida
  29. Media Review by Austin Chronicle (KATE X MESSER 03/30/2001): U2 -- Opening Night, National Car Rental Center