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I don't believe in wishful thinking. You know, 'Imagine,' that John Lennon song, it's my least favorite of his songs. And he's the man for me, but it's like I don't believe that imagining is enough.-- Bono, 2002

U2 Concert: Aug 25, 2001 at Dublin



Tour: Elevation 2nd Leg (Europe) 
Venue: Slane Castle 
Location: DublinIreland 

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Attendance: 78,709  (Capacity: 78,709)



Releases Represented:

  1. All That You Can't Leave Behind had 6 songs
  2. The Unforgettable Fire had 3 songs
  3. The Joshua Tree had 3 songs
  4. Achtung Baby had 3 songs
  5. War had 2 songs
  6. Boy had 1 songs
  7. Rattle And Hum had 1 songs
  8. Pop had 1 songs
  9. Cover Songs had 1 songs

Comments: U2 plays the Slane Festival for the first time since opening for Thin Lizzy 20 years ago. "A Sort of Homecoming" is an early surprise, and makes its first live appearance since June 27, 1987, when U2 played a homecoming show in Dublin's Croke Park. A snippet of Coldplay's "Yellow" is included during "Bad," along with a bit of U2's "40." An image of Bob Hewson is shown on the screens during "One" and Bono adds a bit of "When Will I See You Again."

After the show, the crowd is treated to a fireworks display while "The Unforgettable Fire" is played over the PA.

Partial show including highlights from Coldplay and Red Hot Chili Peppers:

ATU2's Dublin 1 slideshow:

Elevation Dublin - August 2001

Tags: Hear us coming, Lord, Shine like stars

35 Photos:

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We have 46 reviews and 35 photos from this show.

Fan Reviews Media Reviews
  1. Fan Review by Ben556
  2. Fan Review by Jacob Mathai
  3. Fan Review by frannodub
  4. Fan Review by Bob the Builder
  5. Fan Review by franky
  6. Fan Review by Minced Camera
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  15. Fan Review by Fredrik (long review - sorry!)
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  20. Fan Review by Karl Linder(very, very long)r
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  22. Fan Review by Mum & Tom(Its long) Camera
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  24. Fan Review by JB . Belfast
  25. Fan Review by Stephen
  26. Fan Review by Alan Hollingsworth- Toronto
  27. Fan Review by Paul (long review) Camera
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  29. Fan Review by Matthew Barry Camera
  30. Fan Review by Dominic Walsh
  31. Fan Review by Pat Bugler
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  34. Fan Review by CAROL HUNTER
  35. Fan Review by Stevie Cummins
  36. Fan Review by bigjim
  37. Fan Review by dougal55
  1. Media Review by All Ireland Music (Don Cameron 08/27/2001): Slane Concert Review
  2. Media Review by Irish News (Tim Brannigan 08/27/2001): Slane Castle rocks as U2 put on ''stunning'' homecoming gig
  3. Media Review by Belfast Telegraph (Nigel Gould 08/27/2001): U2 back with the show of their lives
  4. Media Review by All Ireland Music (All Ireland Music staff 08/27/2001): U2 at Slane
  5. Media Review by Across the Line (Stuart Bailie 08/28/2001): U2, Slane Castle, 25.8.01
  6. Media Review by Irish Post (Jon Myles 08/29/2001): Bono leads 80,000 in memory of his father
  7. Media Review by Knight-Ridder (Chuck Myers 08/29/2001): U2 enjoys Ireland homecoming with concert at Slane Castle
  8. Media Review by Irish Echo (Andrew Bushe 08/30/2001): U2''s fans get rare gift with Slane gig
  9. Media Review by Reuters (photos by Paul McErlane 08/25/2001): Photos from Reuters