April 5, 2005 - Los Angeles, California, USA - Staples Center


Opening Act(s): Kings of Leon


Love And Peace Or Else, Vertigo-Stories For Boys, Elevation, The Cry, The Electric Co., An Cat Dubh-Into The Heart, City Of Blinding Lights, Beautiful Day, Miracle Drug, Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own, New Year’s Day, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet The Blue Sky-The Hands That Built America, Running To Stand Still, Zoo Station The Fly, Mysterious Ways. Encore: Pride (In The Name Of Love), Where The Streets Have No Name, One, All Because Of You, Yahweh, 40.


Bono brings a boy named Jack on stage during ‘Into the Heart’ and he stays on stage for the beginning of ‘City Of Blinding Lights.’ Bono later thanks Brad Pitt for his work with DATA at the start of ‘One.’ Pitt is in the audience tonight.

Media Review:

BBC Radio 1

Orlando reviews U2

by Orlando Bloom/Radio 1

Orlando Bloom is one of the first A list U2 fans to catch their tour and he’s given us a review.

Bono confessed that they were sounding so bad in rehearsals the tour was under threat just weeks before it kicked off in California.

But Orlando is having none of it. He’s giving their Vertigo tour a big thumbs up after watching them in LA and reckons the tour has an important message:

“Bono, who’s such a remarkable man, had a screen which projected the 1948 UN declaration of human rights.”

“The first six chapters of it all said, basically that we are a fellowship, a brotherhood, each man is equal.

“What an amazing message to play at a cool, huge concert where he’s just rocked out and given everyone a great show.”

“And it was cool to see it, the only way Bono knows how.”

“He had a bandage on his head which said ‘Jew, Christian…’ ie. we’re all on the same planet as one, at some point we have to realise we’re all connected as a family.”



Would anyone who went to the April 2, 2005 show at Staples be able to tell me whether the venue allowed you to bring a camera into the building? Thanks for your help!

I saw people with cameras, but my friend and I were told NO! So prior to entering the venue we put it away in the car. Too bad too, because we would have had an awesome shot of Brad Pitt dancing away with us to Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet the Blue Sky and Running to Stand Still.

so, does anyone know the exact location of the fallen "joshua tree?" I know it is somewhere near Zabrinski point??? in or near Death valley...any help would be fantastic....I am seeing these guys in Phoenix, next friday night....yeah!

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