Throwback Concert: U2 at The XL Center 2001

Throwback Concert: U2 at The XL Center 2001

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 2001!

That year PLR welcomed U2 to The XL Center (formerly known as the Hartford Civic Center). U2 hit the road in 2001 for the “Elevation Tour” to support their tenth studio album “All That You Can’t Leave Behind,” which featured such hits as Beautiful Day, Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of and Elevation. Joining U2 in Hartford was special guest PJ Harvey.

The “Elevation Tour ” was the highest grossing tour of 2001 after playing 113 cities in both Europe and North America. The tour began with a pair of shows in Sunrise, Florida in late March and wrapped up in Miami in early December. The show in Hartford was part of the band’s first leg of the North American Tour. Two nights later, U2 would begin a string of shows at Boston’s TD Garden, where they filmed the concert DVD “Elevation 2001: Live From Boston.”

The Elevation Tour would be so successful, U2 would go on to perform the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans.

Interesting note about the Hartford show: After singing Mysterious Ways, Bono makes reference to Toad’s Place and how New Haven was one of U2’s first stops on their very first tour of North American in 1980. The sold out crowd at the XL Center went crazy after he mentions “Toad’s Place.”



Tour: Elevation Tour 2001

Special Guest: PJ Harvey

Sunday June 3, 2001

The XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $46.25 to $86.25

Band Lineup: Bono (vocals/guitar), The Edge (guitar/piano), Adam Clayton (bass), Larry Mullen Jr. (drums)


  1. Elevation
  2. Beautiful Day
  3. Until the End of the World
  4. Mysterious Ways
  5. Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Of
  6. Kite
  7. Gone
  8. New York
  9. I Will Follow
  10. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  11. In a Little While
  12. Desire
  13. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  14. Bad
  15. Where the Streets Have No Name
  16. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  17. Bullet The Blue Sky (encore)
  18. With or Without You (encore)
  19. The Fly (encore)
  20. One (encore)
  21. Walk On (encore)



Listen to the entire U2 2001 show in Hartford


Check out these live clips of U2 on the “Elevation Tour”