August 14, 2005 - Lisbon, Portugal - Alvalade


Opening Act(s): The Kaiser Chiefs


Vertigo, I Will Follow, The Electric Co., Elevation, New Year's Day, Beautiful Day-Here Comes The Sun-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, City Of Blinding Lights, Miracle Drug, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, Love And Peace Or Else, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bullet The Blue Sky, Miss Sarajevo, Pride (In The Name Of Love), Where The Streets Have No Name, One. Encore(s): Zoo Station, The Fly, With Or Without You, All Because Of You, Yahweh, 40.


Originally, Keane were scheduled as a support act (in addition to the Kaiser Chiefs), but because singer Tom Chaplin was ill, Keane had to withdraw from the concert and the Kaiser Chiefs played an extended set. Earlier in the day, U2 received the Order of Liberty from Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio. Sampaio was reportedly at the show tonight.


What a night in Lisbon!!
It was the best or one of the best U2 concerts in the european Tour! I hope they´ll bem back again soon.

the greatest band in the world

hi bono and egde are cool

I was there...
It was beautiful, see U2 is a dream come true
Thank You Bono, Larry Adam and The Edge for a good night of music in hot night of summer....
Kisses from Portugal hope to see you guys where very soon

A great concert! But a little bit damaged by the fact that me and some friends noticed that in some parts there was playback!

Playback? Are you kidding me? Witch parts do you mean? I went to all the Amsterdam shows and I can assure you that they didn't playback anything. I know The Edge uses on some songs digital samplers & sequencers to back his guitar playing, but that's completely understandable for the fact he's the only guitarist and there's no 5th band member to play keyboards. But that doesn't even come near playback. It's a wholesome live show, cause U2 is a live band!

I saw the last 3 concerts in Lisbon, and they are like Port wine...the more older better.

I saw and understand the U2 message, that we must to save definitively people of poverty and the priority is Africa.

Continue the Go(o)d work.


the best band in the world god bless u2

I have seen the show in Milan and this one in Lisbon.
For me in Milan was better than in Lisbon because I have found the portugees people non hot than in Italy. I'm sorry.
Of couse, the band and the concert was wonderfull in any case.

the best concert I ever seen! they play almost 2:30 min! really amazing! thanks U2

I saw the U2 concert in Lisbon..they were FANTASTIC!It's really a dream come true..the concert was magic!kises from Portugal**


I was there and it was something just beyond imagination. it`s impossible to describe it. Having seen the other 3 shows in Portugal so far vertigo for me was nº1 eventhough it`s impossible to compare. It has such a powerfull attitude and feeling that blasts you to the wall.

Can't believe the comments Bono (Paul) made today on a Chicago radio station about the people who were ravaged by Hurricane Katrina here in the United States. When asked if he was going to help out, he stated that they 'are collecting know, all those people down there like mullets, right? We're going to send them mullets...'
Get in the ring Bono. Get your head out of your back-end hair and help our country like we try to help everyone around the world. We are not all likin' George Bush and his policies you know. And, right now, we are not likin' you at all, especially in Chicago. What happened has nothing to do with political policies, which you fight true and hard. 'Those people' are the very people you used to personify in your 'Angel of Harlem' song. You are a hypocrite and a cad.

Healy, you are wrong to criticize Bono at all. I don't expect you to understand anything I say, however, because you are too bitter and lack any perspective at all except what you see fit for yourself. And, by the way, what have you done for the Hurricane victims? Take the plank out of your eye before you take the spec out of someone elses.

First of all, you cannot understand the context in which Bono spoke. You weren't there. You must work for the media, because you are taking one small phrase and turning it into a drama...Hope you win an oscar!

Second, I'm not sure how George Bush fits into your harmless banter but, since you bring it up, being a Bush-basher only shows how deep your media fed ignorance runs. Why go through life trying so hard to only find information that lends its support to your close-minded view of your world. Tell me five things you hate about Bush, since he has stolen the freedom of your life out of your grasp, and I will show you how you have been a complete pawn of the darling Media, whose tales of drama have become your bible. Have I agreed with Bush but, I do know that the greatest human ever could try his/her absolute best as president and STILL, the media would do everything they could to tear that person down.
"Don't believe what you hear, don't believe what you see. If you just close your eyes, you can feel the enemy..."
If the media continues to be your oasis of information, a life of blindness shall be yours.

Lastly, if you truly knew who U2 are and their heart for the world, backed by a consistency that is truly inspiring, you would not even have to think twice to understand that if something doesn't immediately seem to line up, be patient, try to understand the context and where he was coming from.

If you are a critic for a living, please change your job...being negative all the time is depressing and it keeps you from noticing that "after the flood...all the colors came out.."


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