02/26/2000 San Remo Festival - San Remo, Italy
All I Want Is You, The Ground Beneath Her Feet
comment: Bono & The Edge appeared at the San Remo Festival to thank the Pope and Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema for supporting the campaign for Third World debt forgiveness. More details @ Macphisto.net.
03/17/2000 Eamonn Doran's Pub - Dublin, Ireland
The Ground Beneath Her Feet
comment: Bono and Edge are interviewed and perform on UK TV show "TFI Friday" hosted by Chris Evans. The Edge plays an acoustic guitar for this performance.
03/18/2000 Smithfield Civic Plaza - Dublin, Ireland
All I Want Is You, Desire, Sweetest Thing, One
comment: The Freedom of the Dublin City is given to the members of U2, the band's manager, Paul McGuinness and Burmese opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. This is the first time U2 play Sweetest Thing live.
09/23/2000 Church Of St Mary Magdalene - Davington, England
comment: Bono sings at Paula Yates's funeral and is accompanied by Jools Holland on piano.
02/21/2001 Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, USA
comment: U2 performs at the Grammy Awards.
02/26/2001 Earl's Court Arena - London, England
One / Walking Away (snippet) / Walk On (snippet), Beautiful Day, Until The End Of The World / Two Tribes (snippet), Mysterious Ways
comment: U2 played at the Brit Awards.
03/19/2001 Waldorf - Astoria Hotel - New York, New York, USA
Could You Be Loved / Get Up Stand Up (snippet)
comment: Bono inducts Island Records founder Chris Blackwell into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and then joins Mary J. Blige, Melissa Etheridge, and Keith Richards to cover Bob Marley's classic Could You Be Loved.
06/30/2001 Palau Sant Jordi - Barcelona, Spain
I Shall Be Released, One, Sunday Bloody Sunday / Get Up Stand Up (snippet), Redemption Song
comment: Bono appears at a concert dubbed "Frock 'n' Roll" in support of Nelson Mandela's Foundation for Children. He performs four songs with Wyclef Jean.
09/06/2001 Metropolitan Opera House - New York, New York, USA
Elevation, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
comment: U2 appears at the MTV Music Video Awards. The two songs are performed in a medley format - Elevation ends just before the "love, lift me up out of these blues" line and Stuck In A Moment begins. A power cut delayed the start of U2's performance.
09/21/2001 BBC Studios - London, England
Peace On Earth (snippet) / Walk On
comment: U2 performs live from London for the "America: A Tribute To Heroes" telethon in support of the victims of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks. This is the first time part of Peace On Earth is sung live. A number of guests accompany the band, including Dave Stewart on guitar and Morleigh Steinberg (Edge's wife) and Natalie Imbruglia as backing vocalists.
10/29/2001 Ed Sullivan Theater - New York, New York, USA
New York, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
comment: U2 appeared on CBS's Late show with David Letterman. The band performed 2 songs and Bono sat down for a short talk with Letterman.
10/29/2001 Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, New York, USA
Helpless / Knockin' On Heaven's Door (snippet)
comment: Bono makes an unannounced appearance at the New Yorkers Against Violence concert organised by the Beastie Boys. He joined Michael Stipe (of R.E.M.) and Moby on stage to cover Neil Young's Helpless, and during the song, broke out into a snippet of Knockin' On Heaven's Door while Moby continued to strum Helpless's chords.
11/22/2001 NBC Studios - Burbank, California, USA
Walk On, Interview
comment: U2 performed on NBC's 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'
12/02/2001 AmericanAirlines Arena - Miami, Florida, USA
Only Happy When It Rains
comment: Before U2's set, Larry joins support act Garbage for one song during their set.
01/11/2002 Centre For Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge - Cambridge, England
comment: Edge sings Happy Birthday at Stephen Hawking's sixtieth birthday. Hawking later referenced this in 2015 on his Facebook while discussing his video that opens the encore of the Innocence + Experience Tour.
01/25/2002 Ardmore Studios - Dublin, Ireland
When The Stars Go Blue, Summer Wine
comment: Bono joins The Corrs onstage for two songs in a performance taped by VH1. A small audience of friends, family, and contest winners is present. When The Stars Go Blue is released for radio play in the USA.
02/03/2002 Louisiana Superdome - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Beautiful Day, MLK, Psalm 51 (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
comment: U2 performs the halftime show at the Superbowl. This is the only performance of MLK between 27 February 1998 and 3 October 2005.
02/14/2002 Kodak Theatre - Los Angeles, California, USA
comment: Bono is honoured at the first annual Love Rocks gala, which features live performances, awards, and fundraising for cardiovascular research. The Entertainment Industry Foundation sponsors the event and presents Bono with the Heart Of Entertainment Award.
02/25/2002 Hanover Quay Studio - Dublin, Ireland
Beat On The Brat
comment: U2 wins Best Live Act at the NME Carling Awards, known as the 'Brats'. Their videotaped acceptance speech includes a Ramones cover; the date of recording is unknown. Adam is unavailable so bass tech Stuart Morgan plays behind a cardboard cutout of Adam.
02/27/2002 Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, USA
comment: U2 perform the opening song of the Grammys. U2 is nominated for 8 awards and win 4 of them.
09/16/2002 Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, Illinois, USA
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)
comment: Bono joined The Rolling Stones onstage to work through a version of the band's 'It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)'.
11/17/2002 Ambassador Theatre - Dublin, Ireland
With Or Without You, Knockin' On Heaven's Door
comment: The Edge appears onstage at a Wyclef Jean concert. With Or Without You is instrumental. Some reports indicate a medley of other U2 songs was also played.
11/23/2002 AmericanAirlines Arena - Miami, Florida, USA
Because The Night
comment: Bono appears on stage at a Bruce Springsteen concert and they do one song together.
12/01/2002 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
comment: Bono commences the Heart Of America tour, an initiative of DATA in relation to the AIDS crisis in Africa. Bono sings to close the evening's ceremony.
12/09/2002 New York Public Library - New York, New York, USA
The Hands That Built America
comment: After the premiere of Martin Scorsese's movie The Hands That Built America, Bono and Edge sing at the post-show party.
01/09/2003 Savoy Cinema - Dublin, Ireland
The Hands That Built America
comment: Bono and Edge perform the song during the Ireland premiere of "Gang of New York".
02/20/2003 NBC Studios - New York, New York, USA
The Hands That Built America
comment: Taping of the performance for the NBC Today show on February 26th.
02/21/2003 Marriott Marquis Hotel - New York, New York, USA
That's Life, Night And Day, The Hands That Built America
comment: Bono and Edge perfom 3 songs during the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute given to Bono. This is the first time Cole Porter's Night And Day has been played live by any members of U2, even though they recorded their cover of the song in 1990. Other artists also performed U2 songs at this event.
03/23/2003 Kodak Theatre - Los Angeles, California, USA
The Hands That Built America / Sunday Bloody Sunday (snippet)
comment: U2 are nominated for an Oscar for best song in a movie but lose to Eminem. Bono alters a couple of lines of The Hands That Built America, and at the end of the song, Larry inserts a brief snippet of Sunday Bloody Sunday's famous drumming.
05/27/2003 Parco Novi Sad - Modena, Italy
Miserere, One, Ave Maria
Miserere - Bono, Pavarotti and Zuccerro
One - Bono with orchestra
Ave Maria - Bono and Pavarotti
Broadcast live on Italian TV. Bono wrote new lyrics for Ave Maria.
06/05/2003 Henry Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, California, USA
Falling At Your Feet, Still Water, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
comment: The Edge joins Daniel Lanois onstage for three songs.
06/21/2003 Croke Park - Dublin, Ireland
One, Pride (In The Name Of Love)
comment: U2 perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Summer Games. One is accompanied by an orchestra. During Pride, Bono brings Nelson Mandela onstage.
07/19/2003 Nelson Mandela's 85th Birthday Party - Johannesburg, South Africa
Happy Birthday, When The Stars Go Blue
comment: Bono attends Nelson Mandela's birthday celebrations and joins Yvonne Chaka Chaka and a children's choir to sing Happy Birthday before covering a Ryan Adams song with The Corrs.
10/28/2003 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, England
Falling At Your Feet
comment: Bono joins Daniel Lanois on stage.
10/31/2003 RTE Studios - Dublin, Ireland
Falling At Your Feet
comment: Bono, The Edge, and Daniel Lanois appear on the Late Late Show for a special tribute to Irish film director Jim Sheridan.
11/29/2003 Green Point Stadium - Cape Town, South Africa
American Prayer, 46664, One / Unchained Melody (snippet), Amandla
12/04/2003 Library of Congress - Washington, District of Columbia, USA
comment: Bono appears at World Bank President James Wolfensohn's Peace Concert to read a W. B. Yeats poem, backed by a 24-piece orchestra. Although various dates are given for this event, media reports dated 5 December place this event "last night" on the 4th.
12/13/2003 Teatro Communale - Modena, Italy
All I Want Is You
comment: Bono and Edge and their wives attend the wedding of opera singer Pavarotti, who sung on U2's Miss Sarajevo. Bono sings at the reception, aptly altering the lyrics to "When the pasta has run dry/And the wine no longer gets you high/All I want is you".
03/19/2004 Shelbourne Hotel - Dublin, Ireland
You Make Me Feel So Young, Art Fuck
comment: All of U2 attended a dinner arranged by the Irish Hospice Foundation to honour long-time friend and Virgin Prunes founder Gavin Friday. During the dinner, Bono sung a Sinatra cover, and Edge participated in a cover of the Virgin Prunes' classic Art Fuck with three members of the Prunes: Gavin himself and Guggi both on vocals and Edge's brother Dik on guitar. Edge played bass.
06/27/2004 Symphony Hall - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Pride (In The Name Of Love), The Hands That Built America
comment: Bono performs at a tribute for Senator Ted Kennedy. Pride is performed with the Boston Pops orchestra and The Hands That Built America with Yo-Yo Ma. Some lyrics of Pride are altered to suit the occasion.
08/02/2004 Countryside Community Church - Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Forever Young, All I Want Is You
comment: Bono sings at the funeral of Susan Buffett, wife of famous investor Warren Buffett. Susan Buffett, like Bono, worked to raise awareness of AIDS, and her daughter, also named Susan, is a board member of DATA.
09/04/2004 Barretstown Castle - Ballymore Eustace, Ireland
comment: The Edge duets with Paul McCartney at a gala fundraiser celebrating the 10th anniversary of children's charity Barretstown.
11/18/2004 Clinton Presidential Center and Library - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Rain, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Hands That Built America
comment: Bono & Edge performed at the dedication ceremony for the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Library. Thousands gathered in a pouring rain for the event.
02/13/2005 Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, USA
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, Across The Universe
comment: U2 performs at the 47th Grammy Awards. Vertigo wins 3 Grammys. Across The Universe performed by Bono, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys , Velvet Revolver, Norah Jones, Tim McGraw, Brian Wilson, Steven Tyler and Al Green.
03/14/2005 Waldorf - Astoria Hotel - New York, New York, USA
Until The End Of The World, Pride (In The Name Of Love) / The Promised Land (snippet), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Vertigo
comment: Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 20th annual gala ceremony - U2 are inducted into the Hall Of Fame and play a short set. Bruce Springsteen inducts U2 and joins the band on I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For.
03/26/2005 Sports Arena - Los Angeles, California, USA
City Of Blinding Lights, The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet), An Cat Dubh, Into The Heart, Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet), Miracle Drug, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, Love And Peace Or Else, Elevation, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of, Yahweh, Bullet The Blue Sky / The Hands That Built America (snippet), Running To Stand Still, Zoo Station, The Fly, Vertigo / Stories For Boys (snippet),
encores: Pride (In The Name Of Love), Where The Streets Have No Name, One, All Because Of You, 40
comment: Dress rehearsal for the Vertigo Tour, two nights before the first show in San Diego. Show for around 600 radio competition winners and people waiting around the venue.
04/27/2005 General Motors Place - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
City Of Blinding Lights, City Of Blinding Lights, Hokey Pokey, City Of Blinding Lights, City Of Blinding Lights, City Of Blinding Lights, City Of Blinding Lights,
encores: Vertigo, All Because Of You, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own / No Regrets (snippet)
comment: U2 shoot a video for City Of Blinding Lights. The shoot is announced on radio earlier that day and a few thousand fans are invited to fill the arena.
05/19/2005 The Slipper Room - New York, New York, USA
Tower Of Song
comment: U2 perform with Leonard Cohen and are filmed for the movie "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man". Bono takes vocal duties for one verse.
05/29/2005 Anton Corbijn's Home - The Hague, Netherlands
comment: Bono and Adam at Anton Corbijn's birthday party.
06/13/2005 TV Total - Cologne, Germany
City Of Blinding Lights, Interview, Vertigo
07/02/2005 Hyde Park - London, England
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet), Vertigo, One / Unchained Melody (snippet)
comment: U2 open Live 8. First song with Paul McCartney.
07/06/2005 Murrayfield Stadium - Edinburgh, Scotland
When The Stars Go Blue
comment: Bono joins The Corrs during the Live 8 concert in Edinburgh.
09/09/2005 Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
comment: U2 performs with Mary J. Blidge for "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast".
09/10/2005 Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Love And Peace Or Else
comment: U2 perform for MTV's React Now, a Hurricane Katrina relief special. The performance was recorded one day earlier at the ACC.
09/19/2005 Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Rockin' In The Free World
comment: Bono appears on stage at a Pearl Jam concert.
10/06/2005 NBC Studios - Late Night With Conan O'Brien - New York, New York, USA
All Because Of You, Original Of The Species, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of, Vertigo
comment: A whole episode of Late Night With Conan O'Brien is dedicated to U2.
11/02/2005 Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, USA
comment: Song recorded during soundcheck for concert later that night, and broadcast on a TV tribute to Johnny Cash on 16 November 2005. This is the only live performance of The Wanderer ever, and the only time Bono has publicly sung the song.
11/03/2005 Lincoln Center - New York, New York, USA
Don't Give Up (Africa)
comment: Bono duets with Alicia Keys at the Keep A Child Alive fundraiser. The song they perform is a slightly modified cover of Peter Gabriel's Don't Give Up and a studio version is made available for purchase on iTunes. Bono is not live; Alicia Keys sings and plays piano live, while Bono's pre-recorded performance is played on a screen. The date Bono recorded his contribution is not known.
11/14/2005 South Beach - Miami, Florida, USA
In A Little While
comment: Before their concert that night, Bono and Edge visit Miami Beach and are filmed singing In A Little While in a lifeguard tower for the feature “A Day In The Life Of The Edge”.
02/08/2006 Staples Center - Los Angeles, California, USA
comment: U2 perform at the Grammy's and win all five categories for which they are nominated. Steve Lillywhite also wins Producer Of The Year. One is performed with Mary J. Blige. Edge appears at the end of the show in a tribute to New Orleans.
02/23/2006 Gilberto Gil's Balcony - Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
Vertigo, Chupa Toda, No Woman No Cry
comment: Between their Vertigo Tour concerts in Sao Paulo and Santiago, U2 attend Carnival in Salvador as guests of Brazilian pop star Gilberto Gil. During the celebrations, bands play atop trucks in the street. Ivete Sangalo, performing atop a truck, coaxes Bono, Edge, and Gil to come out onto the balcony of Gil’s residence and sing Vertigo with her for the large crowd in the street. They get microphones and sing. Bono then tries to sing some of Ivete’s song Chupa Toda with her. Later, Bono and Gil perform a Bob Marley cover popular in Brazil via Gil’s own version of it.
04/28/2006 Preservation Hall - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
comment: The Edge attends the re-opening of Preservation Hall, a New Orleans music venue that had been closed since Hurricane Katrina. The re-opening involves a presentation by Music Rising, a charity supported by Edge that seeks to help musicians affected by the hurricane. During this ceremony, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs a bluesy, swinging version of U2's Vertigo with The Edge participating on guitar and backing vocals. The Edge described it as "a kind of Dixieland version" of Vertigo that was "so brilliant".
04/29/2006 Fair Grounds Race Course - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Stand By Me, Smooth Rider
comment: The Edge makes a couple of guest appearances at Jazz Fest, first joining the New Birth Brass Band for Stand By Me and later appearing with the Dave Matthews Band for Smooth Rider.
05/27/2006 Les Salles des Etoiles - Monte Carlo, Monaco
comment: Bono appears unannounced at Wyclef Jean's ball to raise money for Jean's charity Yele Haiti, which works to aid development in his native country of Haiti. He performs a duet of Redemption Song with Wyclef Jean. Earlier in the day, he sung on the yacht of Flavio Briatore, managing director of the Renault formula one team.
09/25/2006 Louisiana Superdome - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Wake Me Up When September Ends, House Of The Rising Sun (snippet) / The Saints Are Coming, Beautiful Day
comment: U2 and Green Day perform at the official reopening of the Superdome. The Edge joins Green Day for Wake Me Up When September Ends and keeps playing as Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong snippets House Of The Rising Sun; Bono comes out during a cover of The Skids' The Saints Are Coming. The performance of Beautiful Day is an abbreviated version.
10/12/2006 Harpo Studios - Chicago, Illinois, USA
Don't Give Up (Africa)
comment: Bono and Alicia Keys perform on Oprah Winfrey's TV show.
11/12/2006 Entertainment Centre - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
comment: Bono appears at a Kylie Minogue concert to sing a duet with her.
11/17/2006 Sidney Myer Music Bowl - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Rockin' In The Free World
comment: Bono and Edge appear on stage with Pearl Jam at a Make Poverty History concert. During the appearance, Bono jokes that U2 and Pearl Jam have formed a new band, "U-Jam".
12/01/2006 TV Asahi Studios - Tokyo, Japan
Vertigo, Window In The Skies
comment: U2 appear on Japanese TV station TV Asahi's programme Music Station to perform two songs. Some elements of both songs are pre-recorded but some elements are live.
05/20/2007 Palais des Festival - Cannes, France
Vertigo / Ca Plane Pour Moi (snippet), Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
comment: U2 perform just before 1am on the steps of the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the Palais des Festival before the premiere of the U2 3D movie at the Cannes Film Festival. Prior to U2's short set, The Arcade Fire's Wake Up is played like on the Vertigo Tour. Bono makes a brief speech in French over the intro of Where The Streets Have No Name, in addition to doing Vertigo's count-in in French. This is one of only three times Streets has ever been performed at a non-tour concert event; the other two times were at its video shoot on a liquor store rooftop in Los Angeles in 1987, and at the Super Bowl in 2002.
06/07/2007 IGA-Park - Rostock, Germany
Redemption Song, You Never Give Me Your Money, Carry That Weight, Get Up Stand Up, Mensch
comment: Bono appeared at the "Deine Stimme gegen Armut" concert. 1st and 4th songs with Bob Geldof, Youssou N'Dour; 2nd and 3rd songs with Bob Geldof, Youssou N'Dour and Campino from German band "Die Toten Hosen", 5th song with German artist and event organiser Herbert Groenemeyer.
10/25/2007 Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, New York, USA
Don't Give Up (Africa)
comment: Bono's charity work is honoured at the Keep A Child Alive black ball. Alicia Keys performs a number of songs at the event, including material from her new album, Sheryl Crow's I Still Believe with Crow herself, a cover of Sunday Bloody Sunday with Gwen Stefani, and a cover of Miss Sarajevo with opera singer Kathleen Battle. At the end of the night, Bono joins Keys for one song. The Agape Orphanage's children's choir joins them for the song's conclusion.
11/23/2007 Union Chapel - Islington, England
Stay (Faraway, So Close!), Desire / Need You Tonight (snippet) / Never Tear Us Apart (snippet), Like A Rolling Stone (snippet) / Angel Of Harlem, Wave Of Sorrow (Birdland)
comment: Bono and Edge play a surprise unannounced acoustic set as part of Mencap's Little Noise Sessions; Adam watches from the audience and Larry is not in attendance. The appearance includes the live debut of Wave Of Sorrow, a song originally created during 1986 recording sessions for The Joshua Tree and finally completed and released on 2007's 20th anniversary re-release of The Joshua Tree. Stay (Faraway, So Close!) is performed for the first time in six years. Two INXS snippets are included in Desire in memory of Michael Hutchence as the previous day was the tenth anniversary of his death.
02/14/2008 Statuary Hall - Washington, District of Columbia, USA
All You Need Is Love
comment: Bono gives a eulogy at the memorial service for deceased US House of Representatives member and Holocaust survivor Tom Lantos. At the end of the eulogy, he sings an a cappella version of the Beatles' All You Need Is Love.
02/14/2008 Sotheby's Auction House - New York, New York, USA
All You Need Is Love
comment: Bono opens a charity auction for Product Red with a short speech and an a cappella rendition of the Beatles' All You Need Is Love.
02/22/2008 RTE Studios - Dublin, Ireland
The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew
comment: U2 participate in a Late Late Show tribute to the Irish musician Ronnie Drew, most famous as a member of The Dubliners. All of U2 perform with other members of The Dubliners, Sinead O'Connor, Andrea Corr, Kila, and others.
06/27/2008 Hyde Park - London, England
comment: Bono and Edge appear on screen during the "Nelson Mandela at 90" concert with a special version of Happy Birthday, adapted from Stevie Wonder's version.
10/16/2008 Sam's Chowder House - Half Moon Bay, California, USA
setlist not available
comment: Bono and Edge attend the annual meeting of Elevation Partners, a firm of which Bono is a founding member. For the event, the company fully booked Sam's Chowder House. Bono spoke to the assembled employees, partners, and investors and drew parallels between running a business and the creative process of writing music. Reports indicate that Bono and Edge then played two unreleased songs from the forthcoming new album, but no titles or other details are known.
10/26/2008 Kodak Theatre - Los Angeles, California, USA
When Love Comes To Town, Let The Good Times Roll
comment: Bono and Edge appear on stage during BB King's set at the annual Thelonious Monk Gala, hosted by the Monk Institute of Jazz. This is the first performance of When Love Comes To Town by any members of U2 since 28 August 1993, although it has been a setlist regular at BB's concerts. The first half of the song is played more in U2's rock style, then halfway through it transforms into BB's recent live arrangement. Afterwards, numerous other performers at the Gala join Bono, Edge, and BB for a cover of Let The Good Times Roll.
12/07/2008 O2 Arena - Dublin, Ireland
Desire, Van Diemen's Land
comment: Bono and Edge perform two songs at the O2 Arena as part of a special RTE programme about late Irish musician Ronnie Drew. U2 were the first band to perform in the Point Depot, as part of the filming for Rattle And Hum, and after the venue was rebuilt as the larger O2 Arena, the band were given this opportunity to again be the first to play. For the occasion, Bono and Edge acoustically revisited the two tracks that were recorded for Rattle And Hum at the Point. This was the first time Van Diemen's Land has been performed since 6 July 1993. At present, it is not known which order the songs were played in.
01/18/2009 Lincoln Memorial - Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Pride (In The Name Of Love) / I Have A Dream (snippet), City Of Blinding Lights
comment: U2 are one of the musical acts at We Are One: The Obama Inauguration At The Lincoln Memorial, an official celebration preceding the inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the USA. Other artists that appear include Bruce Springsteen and Beyonce. At the end, U2 and all the other acts return to the stage during a performance of America The Beautiful by Beyonce and a choir.
01/19/2009 Kennedy Center - Washington, District of Columbia, USA
comment: Bono contributes to a performance on the Oprah Show of a song written by Will.i.am in honour of American President Barack Obama. Other performers include Mary J. Blige, Seal, and Faith Hill. Bono does not appear in person; his performance is shown on screens onstage.
02/12/2009 Hanover Quay Studio - Dublin, Ireland
No Line On The Horizon,
comment: U2 play a mini-concert for three fans visiting from El Salvador. Just after the fans are ushered into the studio, the band play No Line On The Horizon. The fans then spend a couple of hours with the band, and before they leave, U2 play Breathe for them. This is the debut listing in our database for Breathe. Read our full article about this mini-concert here.
02/19/2009 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, England
All These Things That I've Done
comment: After the Brit Awards, Bono appears at a concert for the War Child charity co-headlined by The Killers and Coldplay. The show's promoted date was 18/02 but we list it as 19/02 since Bono did not appear until after midnight. The Killers began the concert after 11pm, then Coldplay took the stage after midnight. At the end of Coldplay's set, The Killers returned to stage accompanied by Bono, and they all performed the Killers' hit together. Read more here.
05/28/2009 Shepherds Bush Empire - London, England
One / One Love (snippet), Vertigo / Peace Train (snippet)
comment: U2 make a surprise appearance with Baaba Maal at a concert celebrating Island Records' 50th anniversary. Maal departs the stage after One is closed with a snippet of Bob Marley's One Love, and U2 perform Vertigo semi-acoustically by themselves. Bono includes a snippet of Yusuf Islam's Peace Train and later appears again to introduce a live set by Yusuf Islam.
06/29/2009 Camp Nou - Barcelona, Spain
Breathe, No Line On The Horizon, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Movin' On Up (snippet), Angel Of Harlem / Man In The Mirror (snippet), In A Little While, Unknown Caller, The Unforgettable Fire, City Of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride (In The Name Of Love), MLK, Walk On / You'll Never Walk Alone (snippet), Where The Streets Have No Name, One,
encores: Ultra Violet (Light My Way), With Or Without You, Moment Of Surrender
comment: U2 perform a dress rehearsal before the opening night of the 360° Tour for a small audience of a few hundred people. Unknown Caller and Moment Of Surrender make their live debuts. The Unforgettable Fire is played live for the first time since 6 January 1990; Ultra Violet for the first time since 28 August 1993. For more details, please see our article here.
09/15/2009 Concert Hall at The Masonic Temple - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Stay (Faraway, So Close!), Two Shots of Happy, One Shot of Sad, Alison, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of, Pump It Up (snippet) / Get On Your Boots / Subterranean Homesick Blues (snippet)
comment: Bono and Edge appear on Spectacle hosted by Elvis Costello. Stay is by Bono and Edge alone, Two Shots is by Bono and Costello's rhythm section, and the final three are played by all of Bono, Edge, and Costello and his band. This is only the second time Two Shots has been played live; its sole previous performance was in late 1995. Before Bono and Edge performed, Costello and his band covered Please, Dirty Day, and Mysterious Ways. Date of broadcast is at present unknown. Pump It Up and Get On Your Boots were played as a medley; due to technical limitations, Pump It Up is shown as a snippet of Boots on this page.
09/26/2009 NBC Saturday Night Live - NBC Studios - New York, New York, USA
Breathe, Moment Of Surrender, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), With Or Without You
comment: U2 perform on the first episode of Saturday Night Live's 35th season. Four songs are performed but only the first three are broadcast. None of the three songs broadcast are singles; Moment Of Surrender and Ultra Violet had never even been played outside of the full concert setting before.
10/04/2009 Carnegie Hall - New York, New York, USA
Children Of The Revolution, I Want To Live, King Of Trash / 20th Century Boy (snippet), Another Blow On The Bruise, The Last Song I'll Ever Sing, Sweet Jane, The Jean Genie
comment: All four members of U2 appear at An Evening With Gavin Friday And Friends, a concert in the Red Nights series being held by Product Red to support the fight against AIDS and to celebrate Gavin Friday's 50th birthday. Only listed are the songs featuring members of U2. Bono, Edge, and Gavin did Children Of The Revolution. I Want To Live and King Of Trash were all of U2 and Gavin's musicians, but not Gavin himself. Another Blow On The Bruise was Edge and Gavin; The Last Song I'll Ever Sing was Bono and Gavin's musicians. Edge and Larry joined Lou Reed, Gavin Friday and others for Sweet Jane - and Bono came on for the end of the song. Then all four members of U2 featured with many of the night's other performers in the finale of Jean Genie. See our full report here.
10/30/2009 Madison Square Garden - New York, New York, USA
Vertigo / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It) (snippet) / Rock 'n' Roll High School (snippet), Magnificent, Because The Night, Because The Night, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / The Promised Land (snippet), Mysterious Ways, Where Is The Love? / One (snippet), Gimme Shelter, Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of, Beautiful Day / Because The Night (snippet)
comment: U2 perform at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's 25th anniversary concert. Bruce Springsteen joins U2 for Because The Night and I Still Haven't Found; Patti Smith also joins for Because The Night. Due to missed cues, Because The Night is repeated in full, and the intro is done a third time. It is also snippeted by Bono over Beautiful Day's outro. Mysterious Ways segues into Where Is The Love?, which is performed with the Black Eyed Peas. Bono inserts lyrics of One at the end. Gimme Shelter is performed with Mick Jagger and Fergie. Stuck In A Moment is performed with Mick Jagger.
11/05/2009 Brandenburg Gate - Berlin, Germany
One, Magnificent, Sunday Bloody Sunday / Get Up Stand Up (snippet), Beautiful Day / Blackbird (snippet), Vertigo, Moment Of Surrender
comment: U2 perform in front of the Brandenburg Gate as a prelude to the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The event, although ticketed, was free and broadcast as part of MTV's 2009 Europe Music Awards. One and especially Magnificent are abbreviated versions. Jay-Z guest-raps in Sunday Bloody Sunday. Beautiful Day has the extended "we love you" intro, used for the first time since 20 September 2009.
11/18/2009 Chelsea Piers - New York, New York, USA
comment: Bono receives the 2009 Ripple Of Hope Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights. Wyclef Jean is also honoured with the award, and at the end of the ceremony, the two perform together. Wyclef Jean also performed his own song Carnival, but this did not feature Bono.
12/24/2009 Grafton Street - Dublin, Ireland
Stand By Me, One, Knockin' On Heaven's Door
comment: Bono appears in a busking session with Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Mundy and others to raise money for Dublin's Simon Community.