Night 5 setlist for U2:UV at the Sphere, Las Vegas, 08/10/23
Yesterday, U2 performed the fifth show of their residency at the Sphere in Las Vegas.
The set was mostly similar to the previous show; Angel of Harlem was not played for the first time this residency, and while the fourth show's MLK was debatedly a snippet this time it was unambiguously a complete rendition with Edge joining Bono's vocals and strumming along as the majority of the verses were sung.
The most notable moment of the night came in Pride; before the song Bono spoke at length about the attack from Hamas on civilians in Israel and the subsequent military response that has left hundreds of Israelis, Palestinians, and tourists dead, saying "In the light of what’s happened in Israel and Gaza, a song about non-violence seems somewhat ridiculous, even laughable, but our prayers have always been for peace and for non-violence." He was visibly and audibly emotional when mentioning the 260+ dead at the music festival; an edited clip of the moment was posted by U2 on Twitter / X. He also modified the final verse of the song:
Early morning, October 7th
The sun is rising in the desert sky
Stars of David, they took your lives
But they could not take your pride
Following MLK he referenced previously describing the rotational moment as a 'break' from the heaviness of Achtung Baby, saying "'Take a break', my arse!" Following With or Without You he wished Gavin Friday a happy birthday and joked "We should play Beautiful Day and fuck off, let you go" in the lead-up to the final song.
- I Could Have Lost You (snippet) / Zoo Station
- The Fly
- Even Better Than The Real Thing / Transmission (snippet)
- Mysterious Ways / I Feel Love (snippet)
- One / Love Me Tender (snippet)
- Until the End of the World / Two Tribes (snippet)
- Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
- Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
- I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Many Rivers To Cross (snippet)
- Pride (In the Name of Love)
- So Cruel
- Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
- Love Is Blindness / Viva Las Vegas (snippet)
- Elevation / My Way (snippet)
- Atomic City
- Moment of Surrender (snippet) / Where the Streets Have No Name
- With or Without You
- Beautiful Day / What a Wonderful World (snippet)
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