The 2015 tour ends in Mexico City with a proper send off. The crowd is ready to explode from the outset, and a back-to-back Pendulum and Release opener only builds the tension. Small Town feels more like a large city…
Main Set: Pendulum, Release, Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town, Why Go, Mind Your Manners, Do The Evolution, Breakerfall, Corduroy, Garden, Even Flow, Daughter/(It’s O.K.), I Want You So Hard, Sirens, Given To Fly, You Are, Lightning Bolt, Rearviewmirror
encore 1: Throw Your Arms Around Me, Sleeping By Myself, Imagine, Comfortably Numb, Animal, Save You, Faithfull, Black, Porch
encore 2: Last Kiss, Jeremy, Better Man/(Save It For Later), Alive, Rockin’ In The Free World, Yellow Ledbetter
The 2015 tour ends in Mexico City with a proper send off. The crowd is ready to explode from the outset, and a back-to-back Pendulum and Release opener only builds the tension. Small Town feels more like a large city singing along, and the pot finally boils over during Why Go and Do The Evolution, prompting Ed to scream “Hola, Mexico!!!!” Speaking in broken Spanish, he says “We are well and this is the last night of the tour.” After Even Flow, he intimates “…this is a great crowd…it’s like surfing…great waves.” Daughter is next, and the It’s O.K. tag is sung in both Spanish and English. The band then breaks into a cover of I Want You So Hard by Eagles of Death Metal for the 3rd and final time to date, a tribute to those impacted by the Paris attacks. Lightning Bolt features a nice little jam at the end. Matt is on fire during the RVM jam, pounding and bashing throughout. After the break, Ed introduces Throw Your Arms Around Me as “a request for newlyweds.” The ukelele is brought out, Ed stating “[it’s] shy and small and doesn’t want to come out in front of a lot of people.” Imagine is played to honor both John Lennon and the victims of the Paris attack once again. The stadium is once again ready to boil over with energy after a soaring Comfortably Numb, and the pop happens this time with Animal in an unusual encore spot. Ed follows by saying “We got a nice letter from a little 12-year-old girl from Atlanta…where we made many records. She wrote that she has the best dad. That is her favorite song, and she said her dad was at this show and she wanted to dedicate that song to him. That was Rebecca writing for her dad, Michael. She is a pretty cool kid with a pretty good dad.” Faithfull is played for a young woman in the front who has a flag requesting the song, Ed adding “We’re going to change the program for the woman right there.” Ed drops out during the Porch intro to acknowledge the crowd, who’s singing every note, a powerful moment. After Jeremy, Ed wishes Matt a happy birthday and leads the crowd in singing to him. More palpable energy from the crowd as they almost drown Ed out during the Better Man intro. Ed leaves by saying “this is the end…gracias…we’ll go home with this in our hearts, and our suitcases, and in our minds. Thank you everyone for tonight. It’s really hard to leave. Thank you so much,” before Yellow Ledbetter closes the show and the year.
Written by: Justin Goulet