U2 Showcase Tour Setlist At Secret Show

Looking for some details about the show you couldn't get tickets for? U2 played a dress rehearsal Saturday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and the band ran through what appears to be a sampling of what to expect on their Vertigo tour. After sequestering themselves in Mexico for practice over the last few weeks, they decided to take it north of the border as they begin their tour tonight in San Diego. They opened arena doors to about four hundred radio contest winners and about six hundred fans who had heard about the event, reports ProductshopNYC.com. The lucky fans all sat on the lower level seats on the side of the stage which was designed almost identical to the Elevation tour, except this time the catwalk stage is shaped like an egg instead of a heart design. The band came out and performed "City of Blinding Lights" in front of a curtain with about a million bright white lights. The remaining show had the band making full use if the stage, playing in multiple locations. At one point, the band asked everyone to text their name to a phone number flashing on one of the three giant lcd screens so they could scroll everyone's name. For old school fans, it's great to see "40" back as the final song. Always a crowd favorite.

Update via U2 nerd Jerry Rubino, who may be growing out a "Bono circa Under A Blood Red Sky mullet" for the spring leg so he can sneak past security like in that Mentos commercial:

Larry plays keyboards during "Yahweh". Bono helps with the drumming on "Love and Peace or Else" by playing from the edge of the egg while Larry plays on the main stage. The traditional red backdrop of "Streets" is replaced by a screen showing the flags of countries on the African continent. "40" is performed as it was in the 80s, with each band member leaving the stage separately and Larry finishing with a brief drum solo to close the show

Here's the setlist from Saturday night:

City of Blinding Lights
The Electric Co.
An Cat Dubh
Into The Heart
Beautiful Day
Miracle Drug
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
Love And Peace Or Else
Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of
Bullet The Blue Sky / The Hands That Built America (snippet)
Running To Stand Still
Zoo Station
The Fly
Vertigo / Stories For Boys (snippet)
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
Where The Streets Have No Name
All Because Of You

U2 Showcase Tour Setlist At Secret Show