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"[N]othing says that only Bono can go out there and perform." -- Adam, on his Vertigo tour ellipse solo walks

U2 dazzle crowd in Donostia-San Sebastian

- September 27, 2010

by Anonymous

At 22:00 on Sunday night, Irish band U2 announced their return to the Gipuzkoa capital (Basque Country) with one of the last concerts in their 'U2 360 Tour'.

After opening the set with one of their unreleased tracks ("The return of the stingray guitar" which the band are presenting during the second leg of their tour) Bono greeted his fans with a single "Qué pasa!" ("What's up!") followed by a performance of "Beautiful Day".

No sooner had the lead singer spoken the words "Kaixo, we know that we are in the mystical San Sebastian!" than he had the audience eating out of his hand.

For two hours, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr performed new songs from their latest album No Line on the Horizon, as well as classics from their 30-year career ("Walk On", "Get on your boots", "MLK", "Where the streets have no name", "One" and "Spanish Eyes").

Bono built up a close rapport with his audience and invited several fans up on the stage to sing with him. The band played more than 20 songs on a spectacular set, the last two of which were "With or without you" and "Moment of surrender".

This was their second concert in the Gipuzkoa capital in 5 years. The Irish band last visited the Anoeta stadium in August 2005, when 40,000 fans attended the event. After analyzing various technical details of the stadium, it was decided it could cope with more fans, allowing the capacity to increase from 40,000 to 50,000.

The U2 360º Tour kicked off in Barcelona last June. Since then, U2 have been traveling around the world playing to crowded stadiums. Another gig is planned for Seville on September 30th.

(c) EITB.com, 2010.

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