Montreal, Canada

Setlist: Even Better Than The Real Thing, The Fly, Mysterious Ways – Tryin To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Until the End of the World – Where Have All The Flowers Gone, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, I Still Haven’t Found – Promised Land, Stay, Beautiful Day – Space Oddity, Elevation, Pride, Miss Sarajevo, Zooropa, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy (remix) – Discotheque – Psycho Killer – Life During Wartime, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On – You’ll Never Walk Alone, One, Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender – Rain
Comments: The setlist contained no real surprises. I Will Follow returned to the set after missing the previous concert in Chicago, and Moment of Surrender closed the show for the first time since Miami on 29 June. Before I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Bono introduced the band as members of the Royal Family, an apt comparison as William and Kate had wrapped up their tour of Canada recently. Larry was described as Prince William, Adam as Kate, Edge as the Prince of Wales, and Bono as one of the Queen’s Corgis. He also included several shout-outs in the course of the show to Guy Laliberté, the CEO of Cirque du Soleil, who had appeared in a Space Station broadcast during the first North American leg in 2009.
During Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, a few drops of rain began to fall; it looked as though the weather would hold off, but in the final verse of Moment of Surrender it began to pour down, leading Bono and Edge to duet on a snippet of Rain to close out the show (www.u2gigs.com).
Download: U2 – 2011-07-08 – Montreal 2011 (1B)
Taper: Desertsky
Location: GA, right of soundboard
Source: Korg MR-2 (internal mics) handheld, recorded at 1-bit/2.8MHz DSF
Transfer: MR-2 > SD Card > PC > 1-bit DSF files > Audiogate > exported 24-bit/96khz WAV > Audition 3.0 > 16-bit/44.1 kHz > CD Wave > FLAC Front End > xACT (VBR mp3)
Download: U2 – 2011-07-08 – Montreal 2011 (1A)
Taper: Boyerlaurier
Material: Creative JB3 recorder at 44 khz, Sound-Pro Mics, battery box set at 107hz bass roll-off. Normalized in SoundForge, split with CDWave, FLAC level 8.

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