U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

Sep
16
2018
Lisbon, PT / Altice Arena
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Beautiful Day in Lisbon
 

It's a beautiful day, the sky falls
And you feel like it's a beautiful day
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away

When & Where
First night of two, Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, September 16th, 2018.

Set List
Red Flag Day in Portugal for a packed crowd inside this ‘mini stadium’ singing and bouncing along for Vertigo and Even Better Than The Real Thing. Here’s the full setlist from the night one in Lisbon.

In The Press - Lia Pereira & Rita Carmo for ‘Blitz’  
(Abbreviated  version via google translate)
'Can a concert designed for large rooms turn out to be a family occasion? On this hot Sunday night, U2 proved, with the first of two Lisbon shows from Experience and Innocence Tour, that playing for 20,000 people can be almost as intimate as giving a concert in a bar. First, because it is evident - and moving - the belief that Bono still places in the songs, new and old, and that makes everything more human… 
Throughout the night, we are entitled to speeches subtitled in Portuguese, to the careful drawing of the city of Lisbon in 'City of Blinding Lights', to a shout out of Bono to Cristiano Ronaldo, Eusébio and António Guterres ...
...Almost without dead moments, the concert soon followed one of the most tender moments with the unplugged version of 'You're the Best Thing About Me', dedicated to Bono's wife, Ali. And we got to the heart of all the performance. Apparently harmless, 'Summer of Love', from the new album, is in fact a reflection on the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. But only at the end of the track is that, with the shimmering guitar of David Evans, the images of drifting boats fill the screen. Without mercy, videos of Nazi and anti-Nazi demonstrations follow and the hymn 'Pride (In the Name of Love)' is heard with that immortal power. With the audience in perfect boiling, Bono shouts: THIS IS WHO WE ARE. Minutes earlier, Dr. Macphisto had regretted that there were no fascists in that room. But as with serious things one does not play, Bono repeats, as if exorcising evil: THIS IS WHO WE ARE… Fausto is quoted as a beautiful dream that continues to sail the waters of the Tagus to the sound of 'Get Out of Your Own Way' dedicated to the always brilliant 'New Year's Day' or 'One' - a band, a choir, a beautiful love to witness. To the end, Bono still had time to thank Ana Moura for joining the Poverty is Sexist chorus, chanting 'Women of the World Take Over', and to make some headlines: this phase of her life, based on the apparent humility, he is "a quarter of the artist" if not with The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr., and "half a man" if separated from the woman (Ali). Mathematics does not lie, but it is in Paul Hewson that all eyes lie on goodbye - when, after 'Love is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way', accompanied by images of love between people of all sexes, returns to the circular stage and bids farewell to the sound of the simple 'There Is a Light'. Then, always surrounded by security guards, he descends to the public for a well-deserved return of honour - and disappears, no more. A way to kill the ego? It was certainly one of the most impressive concerts we've seen this year, and repeats on Monday in the same room….

On The Socials 
@ashley_judd (via Instagram)
Oh my word. Lisbon knows how it’s done. Incredible audience for U2 and we are just getting started!

@ALFRODRIGUES93 (via Instagram)
Legendary live show tonight in Lisbon by U2. Really nice crowd and song selection, simply amazing!

What Did Bono Say?
(as Macphisto) “look at you.. look at you… not a facist in sight! What a disappointment.. I LOVE F..F..FASCISTS? (loud boo’s from audience) Oh you don’t? You love ridiculous ideal like Europe? (cheers from crowd). I mean what’s the point in speaking different languages if you insist on understanding each other?… 

U2.com / Zootopia review 
Jo (Madfl3a in Zootopia) from France, was at her first show of the tour, and she is still buzzing. She kindly sent us some words soon afterwards. 
There's all kind of magic in this world, but U2 is the one I love best. Especially in nights like this one… What a show. What. A. Show. … I’m not sure I have words strong enough to describe this feeling buzzing inside of me right now. Hands still shaking, breath slowly returning to normal, blood pressure slightly off the roof for the next week or so. They're good. They're very very good. Sometimes, when stars align or something like that, band and audience seem in complete osmosis. I think that's what happened  tonight. The band was on top shape, Bono's voice could have blown up that wooden roof, and the audience was seemingly very very happy to have them back. It was loud. Like proper loud. Like rocket to the sky loud! Wow. Big fat wow. I probably lost half of my hearing for the next month or so but I'm so glad I did. Because you know what? This loud sound? It's not just yelling or singing. It's joy. It's joy in its purest form. And of course so much love. You can  never get enough of that. Love is bigger than anything in its way.
…First gig I do this tour, and from the moment the introduction began, I knew we were up for something special. That something special is a gift they give us every single time, even if we don't necessarily realise it. They push us to be the best of ourselves. I've always found completely amazing how after walking out of music show, I could think that I could do everything. That nothing was impossible. I always felt empowered by some kind of gentle spirit whispering into my ears “you can do something. You can change the world.” Tonight? Hell yeah I can. If innocence was quite an emotional journey to the past, an introspective of our inner selves, a path back to those days past and gone to deal with the ghosts that might still haunt us, Experience looks very different. It feels like a journey to the future. To a better world. To a fairer world. Another path guiding us toward something we all want deep down. Love and peace or else. Sometimes all it takes is a bit of inspiration. And thank god we can always rely on U2 for that. There's all kind of magic in this world, but U2 is the one I love best. And that's probably because they don't only give me music, they also give me hope… 
Thank you for giving us new dreams tonight and turning the ordinary into extraordinary once more. Thanks for the magic. Thanks for the joy. Thanks for being now and forever the best band in the north side of Dublin (or you know, north side of this universe if you ask me.)

If you were at the first and show in Portugal, post your reviews and add your photos here.

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U2 eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

COMMENTS

104
humorao
14 September, 2018
Ready to go!
I'll be there! See U guys!
malcomp
12 September, 2018
Long Haul to Lisbon
Getting ready to board a long haul flight to Lisbon in the next few hours from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the 16th Sept concert. Excited
rikpt
07 September, 2018
25 years ago
25 years ago I was in Alvalade to see a concert (and experience a moment) that I would never forget and that I will always cherish. See you on the 16th September concert.
desincanto
07 September, 2018
The real thing
I remember. I remember you, and U2. 25 years ago, I was young at the first U2 concert in my wonderful city, Verona, on 2nd July 1993. Two dates of the Zooropa tour, 12 european stars on my ticket: “Don’t let television kill your minds”, was the message. Today, I would say “Don’t let virtual life to kill yourself”, the real thing. And don’t let people from Africa out of Europe, ‘cause this is the real thing, now. Two unforgettable nights of lights, friends, voices, birthday greetings (Bono called the Clannads live, for their 20 years career), and Pearl Jam as opening act. A girl on the stage dance with Bono, drinking Champagne with him, trying to throw her arms around him… around the World. To be her, my dream at every U2 concert since there. U2 and I, the real thing. Last year I was in Amsterdam, and it was amazing (crying and smiling at the same time). This year I will fly to Lisbon on 16th Semptember. U2 and I, becoming a real thing again.
albmodlife
03 September, 2018
U2 Lisboa
Can't wait flying in from Liverpool England it's going to a special night and I have made it into a Holliday see U2 and a Holliday just what dreams are made of
LSMelo
31 August, 2018
I will be there!!!
I won a battle against a cancer that started in 1/9/2017. So I'm very happy to tell: I will be there to see the show. An highlight to me would be to meet the and face to face!!!
ru21970
31 August, 2018
Gloria
Please put Gloria in the set list for Europe....
JotaPT
22 August, 2018
The story should continue... do not inte
U2 are telling a story that began with iNNOCENCE+eXPERIENCE tour and now continues with eXPERIENCE+iNNOCENCE tour. In this story, there is a set of songs that make sense for their very strong lyrics and their powerful messages. Some historical and political facts with repercussions in society can not be forgotten. "Raised by Wolves" is one of these songs. Do not interrupt a story that only just begun...
macca147
17 August, 2018
Visiting from uk
Can't wait to the 16th sep flying in from the UK for the weekend and to see the greatest band in the world
cristinamelo
21 June, 2018
Paula Melo
I AM SO HAPPY MY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFT IS THE ONE TO WATCH WITH YOUR CONCERT. MY IDOLS. THE BAND THAT WAS PART OF MY YOUTH. I WAS PRESENT ON YOUR FIRST TIME IN PORTUGAL I HAVE BEEN WITH YOU IN 2010 AND NOW IN SEPTEMBER 2018 THANK YOU U2 FOR MAKING PART OF THIS DAY, THANK YOU U2 FOR EXISTING I AM SO HAPPY Ver também so, happy, am Acerca do Google TradutorComunidadeTelemóvelAcerca da GooglePrivacidade e Termos de UtilizaçãoAjudaEnviar comentários e opiniões
anasantosu2
20 June, 2018
Songs off Joshua tree...
Of course everything is good in u2 but I'm not prepared not to hear the hymns of Joshua Tree ... Please reconsider playing these songs
MARIARIBEI
08 June, 2018
Please play some of the songs from THE J
Lisbon was not in your tour last year so, PLEEEEEEEASE play "with or without you" and "where the strees have no name"...
elisabetepires
07 February, 2018
one more concert in Portugal
another show in Portugal like in Paris... please
marcao
02 February, 2018
Dreams do come true!
U2 are coming to town! And I am going to see my boys on the 16 of September!
LSMelo
30 January, 2018
hope I can get there
I managed to buy 2 tickets in the pre-sale. If my health will be OK I'll be there!!! But first I need to win a battle again a cancer... Hope to see you all in September!!!
viniu22407
29 January, 2018
Merci
Merci pour votre site qui nous rend vraiment bien service ! ✌️
batistuga
27 January, 2018
Thank you!
I will be there
aljusi
26 January, 2018
Thanks :)
2nd concert... 17 september YEEEEEESSSS... Thanks U2, thanks :)
kprjunior
26 January, 2018
I will be there
I will be there!!!!!!!!
ejttavares
24 January, 2018
PLEASE U2
Please U2, make a second concert in Portugal, because for the first I will not be sure to get a ticket. Thank you very much
koexiste
24 January, 2018
Please; Please; Please
please BONO. fas are many, and of vast ages. and many of us, old men of 40`s will not have access to the tickets because we are working, so I ask you for another concert I was able to take my daughter to the coimbra concert, and now I have my 7 year old son who wants to see you realize this dream Please, please, please Get up off your knees Thank you for creating lyrics that accompanied me all my life, especially this last cd. from the age of 8 up to the age of 45. thank you Tiago Sa Ferreira
kurpi
24 January, 2018
Slovakia
U2 never been in Slovakia. Is it possible to change it in a future? Thanks
cmpf
23 January, 2018
Portuguese fans deserve more than one sh
Portugal didn't have a chance to see "Elevation Tour", "Innocence and Experience Tour 2014" and "Joshua Tree Tour 2017", so please give us a second concert. We deserve it. Thank you for being part of our lives for so long, and making it better. Carlos Fernandes
V_e_r_a
22 January, 2018
One more Concert in Portugal, Please U2
One more Concert in Portugal, Please PLEASE U2
joopina
22 January, 2018
Since 1982
Since 1982, in Vilar de Mouros, I did not go to Zooropa, but I saw it twice in Coimbra!
ORLANDINHO
20 January, 2018
We demand more than a show!!!
1993, 1997, 2005, 2010, only miss 1982...i was to young. Thank you for make my life better. See you in Lisbon.
carlosDuarte
20 January, 2018
ZOO TV - The voyage begins
ZOO TV - The voyage begins Thank you so much for coming. For the 6th time we meet again - Another time Another place See you in September
amitis
20 January, 2018
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see you soon :-)
CRGomes
19 January, 2018
Concert in Portugal
One more Concert in Portugal, Please U2
paulaqueiroz
19 January, 2018
Great EXPERIENCE + INNOCENCE
I was in Zooropa (Lisbon 1993), Pop Mart Tour (Lisbon 1997), 360 ° Tour (Coimbra 3 out 2010). Please schedule 2nd concert for Lisbon - EXPERIENCE + INNOCENCE (15 or 17 sept), pre-sale tickets are running out ... Portuguese fans thank you. We love you!
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