Venue: Luzhniki Stadium
Setlist: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day – Rain, New Year’s Day – Singin’ in the Rain, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways – My Sweet Lord – Singin’ in the Rain, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Pride, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights – Singin’ in the Rain, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy… (remix) – Discotheque, Sunday Bloody Sunday – Get Up Stand Up, MLK, Walk On – You’ll Never Walk Alone, One, Amazing Grace – Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultraviolet, With or Without You, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Moment of Surrender
Comments: U2 plays its first concert in Russia. Fans enter to a stadium that’s heavy on police and security. Before the show, U2 learns that police have shut down Greenpeace, ONE Campaign, and Amnesty International booths outside the stadium and detained several Amnesty volunteers on the grounds that they were picketing illegally. They’re later released without charge. Inside, it rains heavily for the first half of the show, prompting Bono to sing about the rain several times. All of the new songs except ‘Stingray’ are dropped for this new audience. Yuri Shevchuk, singer of Russian band DDT, joins the band on stage for Knocking on Heaven’s Door. Mikhail Gorbachev is in attendance.
Download: U2 – 2010-08-25 – Moscow 2010 (1A)
Location: FOS; Edge side
Equipment: OKM IIR (new 2010 model) with A3
Lineage: Archos Gmini 400 line-in WAV recording @ 44.1kHz > Sound Studio (EQ, fades, normalizing) > Fission (tracking) > xACT FLAC level 6 w/ tags > xACT (VBR m3)
Quality: Fair to good audience
Download: U2 – 2010-08-25 – Moscow 2010 (1B)
Lineage: Panasonic RP-VC201 -> Sony MZ-NH1 (HiSP) -> SonicStage -> CD Architect -> wav image -> flac8 -> xACT (VBR mp3)
Download: U2 – 2010-08-25 – Moscow 2010 (1C)
Taper: Alex L.
Location: Sector A5, Row 57, which was approx. 25 metres from the right side of the stage (Adam’s side).
Lineage: Audio Technica Hypercardioids > SP-Preamp > SP-Archos Cable > Archos Gmini 402> USB cable > PC > Raw WAV files received by MyPetWookie via sendspace > Audacity > Normalized & slight eq > CD WAVE (Split Tracks) > TLH > Flac level 8 > xACT (VBR mp3)