U2 rocked more than 80,000 fans in Dublin as the Irish supergroup's latest world tour hit new emotional highs Friday night on home soil.
"We are so young — as a nation!" shouted the 49-year-old lead singer Bono.
A deafening roar welcomed the Dubliners as they launched their three-concert homestand at Croke Park, Ireland's biggest stadium and a cathedral to Irish nationalism. The band's "360" tour — featuring its underselling 12th studio album, "No Line on the Horizon" — switches from Europe to North America in September.
Crowds braced for downpours threw their raincoats aside as an unexpected sunset gave way to a starry Dublin night.