Bono To Trump Wake Up Dream Over was the sponsor of the last U2 concert. Have you ever attended the DreamFest party?  The party is the annual fundraising benefit for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Ticket prices for the fundraiser are sold out and started at $1,000 and ran all the way up to a $1 million sponsorship package that includes perks such as access to exclusive viewing areas. The total fundraising goal for the event was $10 million.

We all know that Bono speaks his mind about politics, live and the concept of treating people with respect. He and the boys took the stage on Wednesday night ( using the Vertigo stage)

Last night's version of Bullet was a political version taking aim at Donald Trump. Bono engaged in a lengthy mocking "conversation" with Trump, criticizing his temperament and a range of his policies, and also accusing him of trying to steal the "American dream" and hurt many groups of people.  The song turned out to be a very long because of the interaction with Donald. A very powerful message just weeks before the election.

Now, candidate, you understand it’s not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours,” he said. “It’s everyone who loves the idea of America. Like the Irish, for example, or the French, or the Brazilians. Everyone who believes what they read at the foot of the Statue of Liberty: 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’”

U2 pretty much played the hits from their earlier works. No surprises unless you count just one song from the 90's. A total of 15 songs, no breaks straight thru performance. The gig pretty much a solid corporate gig.  

The full setlist was:

  1.     Vertigo
  2.     Elevation
  3.     I Will Follow
  4.     Beautiful Day / Zooropa (snippet) / Blackbird (snippet)
  5.     California Dreamin' (snippet) / California (There Is No End To Love)
  6.     Angel Of Harlem
  7.     Stuck In A Moment
  8.     Every Breaking Wave
  9.     Bullet The Blue Sky
  10.     The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  11.     One / My Sweet Lord (snippet)
  12.     Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
  13.     With Or Without You
  14.     I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  15.     40

U2 Live

New York City: Remember your first U2 concert? How about your last U2 concert. It does not matter if it's your first because your last has yet to come. U2 has been working on a new album yet to be released however we can expect something very shortly. 

Meantime as we prepare for an upcoming tour announcement we have a very exclusive limited offer available to a few U2 fans around the world.  As you know, our photographer teams have attended lots of shows over the years.  

Mark Peterson has created his third edition concert photo series called the Belfast/Dublin Shows. 

Mark's unique attention to details and a keen sense of what the fans would like to see has allowed him to create a photo book that will bring you right back to those concert days.  Turn up your music kick back and enjoy these limited edition images.  Bands around the world have recognized Mark quality work, and this collection is no different.  This limited edition book is only available for a short time.  Special offer for the first 40 orders to celebrate U2's 40th birthday, will be a $40 credit for digital images from his website.   You can order you books today for arrival in time for the holiday.  All orders processed via secure PayPal and you can click on the link below or to the side of the website. We believe in supporting our photographers and Mark is one the best.  

Belfast/Dublin Photo Book Choices

Drummer Looking For Good Musicans

Call Larry Mullen Jr. at 555 3164.  That was about 40 years ago, and the rest is history as one would say. The history that has outlasted marriages, wars, hunger, thirst, and desire for more from inside a Dublin primary school; Yep! Its U2 say Bill Graham introduces a promising new four piece band.  Real U2 fans know everything there is to know about U2 and most likely more than we could ever write or do justice to the real U2 fans.  However, it's a special day in the hearts of millions of U2 fans around the world. Yes around the world. U2 may be four boys from Dublin they now belong to the world.  

It all started with Larry's desire to form a band while in school. A simple post and a few trials the boys found each other. Coming up with a name was a challenge, the first of many opportunities for conversations that developed the debate.  XTC ? Designer Steve introduced the name "U2".  

Over the next week, we will have lots of great stories to share about the boys from Dublin, and we will have a special promotion for U2 fans.

Many marriages could not least 40 years. However, four young men from Dublin found a way to make it work and continue to make it work every day

Lillywhite, iPhone Mixed U2 Song

New York:  By now you heard that that Steve has been in Singapore for a music festival and bumped into to our friend Alan Cross who happened to be at the conference too. Alan posted on his blog:

Steve had better hang on tight to his phone while he's here in Singapore. He told everyone during a keynote address that Bono had given him a ring and asked if he'd have a go at mixing the new U2 single. That mix is on his phone.

No, the name of the single was not released nor can we speculate which song Steve happened to be mixing. 

Humm what could it be? 

Anyway we will all have to wait and see


Until The End

New York:  Often fans wonder about the end, the last gasp, the final note, the massive break up and the music world there have been few major break ups.  Ever wonder how the demise started? Was it the screwing of a girlfriend, shorting the performance pay, claiming the band leader role when you could not even tie a shoe?  Well, those reasons are all true. Often bands depart ways for creative differences or at least that's what the record label promotes so as to give you the illusion that tomorrow could bring them back. 

Rock and Roll's critics have for years told the fans that ROCK IS DEAD. The last gasp happened many years ago when, Mic, Dave or Jimmy blew out your ears.  Could it be true? Could we have heard the last of the greats? By now if you are still reading this rambling crap your wondering what the FUCK does this have to do with U2?

U2 has managed to stay the course. The course that riddled with pot holes, political outcries, failed loves, failed marriages and so much more yet you the fan have never heard a word of it. Nor will you so don't get your hopes up for some juicy gossipy stories about the boys. It just does not happen outside the core. No, a word was spoken. Rightfully so any crew worth its weight in gold knows the value of shutting up, keeping the laundry in the house. Just the mere idea to imply that the boys have issues like you and or we breaks the illusion of a great rock band.

The future is right around the corner, change will happen, change is good, bad and indifferent to your concerns. It's a force of nature that allows for growth and possibility.

The marketing machine has been at work, notice some U2 stories appearing around the world. It's time; you can almost feel it.  For us, at U2TOURFANS it is about the music pure and straightforward as it is. Yes, of course, we are interested in the lives of the band members, crew, and of course the groupies, however, it's the same story from town to town, country to country and by now we have heard them all.  

As we told you before September is right around the corner, clear your minds, listen to some fresh, innovative tunes as we all await the arrive of something amazing. Bet you are asking why we call it AMAZING.  Well, that's easy, AMAZING because in a time when the world is in chaos it's music that brings all together and for one night we all singing as one.  It order us to continue we must remember that its music that connects us and that with music would, maybe change the world.