U2′s setlist includes many notable dedications…
On Sunday, U2′s 360 Tour comes to Busch Stadium as part of the highest-grossing concert tour in history. Construction of U2′s signature stage infrastructure is well underway and over 50,000 are expected to attend the largest concert conducted at Busch Stadium in its five-year history.
It’s also the first time U2 has visited St. Louis since 2005 and Cardinal fans are eager to anoint Bono as the finest Irishman to grace their beloved baseball diamond since Willie McGee.
U2′s setlist is always well anticipated, as they traditionally orchestrate a delicate mix of new material and reliable classics from the past 25 years. In fact, our people are told that every song played on Sunday will include fitting dedications that leverage the Busch Stadium aura.
Here’s a sneak peek…
“City of Blinding Lights”
… a tribute to Matt Holliday’s outfield blunders in the 2009 NLDS.
“Two Hearts Beat As One”
… a warm dedication to Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan’s relationship
“Stuck in a Moment”
… a tribute to Albert Pujols presumed age
… young meets old as this early hit canonizes Ryan Franklin
“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
… a dedicated narrative describing John Mozeliak’s search for bullpen help
“I Will Follow”
… a tribute to third-base coach Jose Oquendo
… a lyrical ballad dedicated to Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith
“Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses”
… a rhythmic inquisition directed to InBev and future Opening Day ceremonies
“Sunday Bloody Sunday”
… an anthem honoring Tony La Russa’s “Hey, we already won two of three” crappy Sunday lineups
“Running To Stand Still”
… a touching tribute to Yadier Molina’s base-running
… an ode to Ryan Theriot’s defensive abilities
…an ode to Mark McGwire’s amazing journey to 70 HR’s in 1998
“All I Want Is You” (backup vocals by Tony La Russa)
… dedicated to the entire race of scrappy middle-infielders
“With or Without You”
… a ode to Colby Rasmus
Sing it with me now, Colby.
I can’t liiiiiiiiiiiive. With or withouuuuuuuut, you.
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