Thursday, November 5, 2009

U2, Jay-Z mark 20 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Only hours ago today, November 5th, crowds massed around Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate as U2 (with a guest appearance by Jay-Z) played an outdoor six song set as a prelude to the MTV European Music Awards (which were held indoors at a separate locale). The concert was limited to 10,000 ticket holders who snatched up all of the tickets within 3 hours after they were released online. The cost of the tickets? $0.00

The Set List: The Irish musicians opened with "One", a song they first recorded in Berlin during sessions at historic Hansa Ton Studios shortly after the fall of the Wall for their seminal 1991 album Achtung Baby. "Magnificent", from new album No Line On The Horizon, was second followed by "Sunday Bloody Sunday" which featured a surprise guest appearance from Jay-Z ("Let me introduce you to the Mayor of New York City - Jay-Z is in the house!" was Bono's intro). Up next was "Beautiful Day" with a snippet of Paul McCartney's "Blackbird" mixed in at the end (as became customary during the U2 360 concerts from this past year). The final two songs were "Vertigo" (which gets its name from a bar named "Vertigo" in Germany and which, in many ways, is the setting for the song) and "Moment of Surrender" (rumored to be U2's next single) also from No Line On The Horizon. Read more via Reuters

Watch U2 perform One and Magnificent

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