Sep 24 2015
Berlin, DE / Mercedes-Benz Arena

Zoo Station in Berlin
Opening night in Germany and we're ready...

'I'm ready
Ready for the laughing gas
I'm ready
Ready for what's next...'

Zoo Station into the show tonight to mark the band’s arrival in Berlin, Germany... a song made just down the road at Hansa Studios.

And after a blistering opening quartet of songs, Bono paused before 'Iris'.

'Here we are in the heart of Europe. The beating heart of Europe. 
We have many many friends here..sometimes we feel a little too at home here...'

Went down pretty well online.

'Zoo Station, in its home town.' as @U2start put it.

'Expecting Mysterious Ways and meerkat. ZOO FREAKING STATION. I am floored.' (@ClaytonsKitten)

'OMG!! So ready for this laughing gas!!! Love this surprise!' (@menbono510)

'U2 bringing back Zoo Station in Berlin is just one of those things that just...feels right.' said @ryannichols7.

And after a blistering opening quartet of songs, Bono paused before 'Iris'.

'Here we are in the heart of Europe. The beating heart of Europe. We have many many friends here..sometimes we feel a little too at home here...'

According to the people who know these things (@U2gigs), this was the tenth time the band have played Berlin - they first performed here in 1981 on the Boy Tour. The city was written through the show tonight - with seven songs from Achtung Baby in the show, the album that was born in this city nearly a quarter century ago.

Extraordinarily resonant moment when the great graffiti-strewn wall fell from the roof, dividing the venue in two for the The Fly - just like a wall once divided a city and a country.

Zoo Station was the biggest surprise, the first time it's been played live for nearly ten years, along with a snatch of Ultraviolet in Beautiful Day and everyone on song for One which closed the night.

'Mass-sing along to end the first night in Berlin, full of Achtung Baby.' (@U2start)

'Actually, One caps off the Achtung lovefest in Berlin. Counting The Fly intermission and Ultraviolet snippet, that's 7 AB songs.' (@u2gigs)

'It's So Cruel not to have Acrobat or Love Is Blindness to be missing from that list, yet U2 still throws its arms around the world.' (@atu2)

'Wow!! Well done #Berlin in singing #One The crowd is so awesome Bono didn't even have to sing it all!' (@Tinaburger)

If you were at the opening night in Berlin, tell us what it was like -  add your own comments and photos below.

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Just amazing!
I just loved this concert. It's fantastic that double-sided video screen with the band playing and walking on it as I never saw before. Singing ONE as one voice was so beautiful. U2 surprised the audience once again.
Great show ever
I was at the back of the main stage, but Bono turned around to face fans after encore, it was very sweet of him. And btw, that was my first U2 live show, that was great and gorgeous.
I am happy
It was my first and last U2 concert in this year. But whats the concert. "Zoo station"!!!!!!!!!!!!! I visit Berlin Zoologischer Garten befor the concert. "Bullet The Blue Sky", "Raised By Wolves"!!! When U2 is angry "Bullet .." have the power. ;)
It was a beatiful night!
24th Sep in Berlin was my first U2 concert since 1997 POPmart gig in Warsaw, so I was extremely thrilled to see the boys again (they've changed!) and hear all the great stuff from Achtung Baby and the new album. Bullet the Blue Sky, Raised by Wolves and ZOO Station got me to the floor! Epic! My sons who normally listen to hip-hop enjoyed the concert very much too! Thank you guys for a beautiful night!
Can't wait for tonight!
Bought the tickets as christmas gift for my wife. But I confess I fell as if the gifts were for myself. :-D
Absolutely breathtaking
I was in Stockholm for the one and only concert that was cancelled - so to finally get to see the band last night in Berlin was amazing. The show had me singing at the top of my lungs. It was a wonderful mix of old and new and I can't wait to see them again tonight.
A night in the Zoo
what a show, what a night... So many thanks for the great moments you give us. See you tomorrow.
ready to go
So so excited...
Hi U2, please don't forgett all the fans that requested via Twitter a lot of songs..and the most requested song was "ACROBAT", Berlin is the perfect place to play this song from you greatest album "Achtung Baby" :) Njoy the city guys!! It's your city!!
Fans from Poland
Anybody from Poland going to Berlin this Thursday?
Then we take Berlin!
Only three weeks to show. We are waiting for you in Berlin.
Achtung Berlin!
It will be a great show as always in Berlin.Important place for band history. Can`t wait. P.S It`a a great idea with Dawid Bowie on stage.
For Joe Strummer
This is where you can reach me now.
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