U2 played a mixture of old and new songs at the concert in Johannesburg that saw 98 000 fans rock along with them. Here is what U2 fans going to the Cape Town concert can look forward to on Friday night.
Opening Act(s): Amadou & Mariam, Springbok Nude Girls
Main Set: Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, North Star, Pride, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy (remix), Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On – You’ll Never Walk Alone
Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace – Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender
Instead of Space Oddity, U2 took the stage to a Get On Your Boots remix (Soweto Gospel Choir version), then started the show with Beautiful Day. Legendary South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela joined the band during I Still Haven’t Found. But the night belongs to Nelson Mandela on the 21st anniversary of his first public rally after being released. Pride includes a videotaped speech by Mandela, and several other mentions include Bono dedicating Moment of Surrender to him. In light of recent news, the video screen shows images of Egypt and Tunisia during Sunday Bloody Sunday.