Good Bye Chicago, We will Always Have Gloria !

United Center, Chicago:  The crew all loaded up and on their way to Toronto. Chicago has been amazing from the point of U2 fans. Outstanding collective group of people gathering to intake the whole vibe.

Five days of U2 and Chicago has come out in mass.  Most fans happen to be looking on to Boston and New York however before those massive cities we have Toronto.

The 5th show and the band had a few surprises on the set list California, Gloria and Ordinary Love appeared.  The evening ended with "40"

Venue: United Center July 2 2015

Setlist

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Gloria / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet)
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / Vertigo / God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols) (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until The End Of The World / Love And Peace Or Else (snippet)

(Intermission)

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Young Americans (snippet)
  4. California (There Is No End To Love)
  5. Ordinary Love
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bullet The Blue Sky
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  9. Beautiful Day / My Kind Of Town (snippet)
  10. Bad / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  11. With Or Without You

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. Adam Raised A Cain (snippet) / 40

* Snippets provided by U2gigs

 

Life Begins With "The Crystal Ballroom"

United Center, Chicago:   Looks like Chicago has gotten the most treats of any city so far on this tour.  The band continued their normal sound check and within hidden was "Two Hearts Beat As One" "Sweetest Thing" and "The Crystal Ballroom"  one of the most requested songs on the tour so far. Last night "The Crystal Ballroom made its debut at number 14 and ended the song with "Only in Chicago"  a reference to the band always throwing out the unexpected tune.

Venue: United Center  June 28, 2015

Setlist

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet) / I Can See For Miles (snippet) / Smells Like Teen Spirit (snippet)
  3. Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until The End Of The World

(Intermission)

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / My Sweet Lord (snippet)
  4. The Crystal Ballroom
  5. Sweetest Thing
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bullet The Blue Sky / 19 (snippet)
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  9. Beautiful Day / I Remember You (snippet)
  10. With Or Without You / My Kind Of Town (snippet)

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. Happy Birthday
  4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / People Have The Power (snippet)




Gloria, Gloria She Arrives In Chicago

United Center, Chicago:  Show number 3 gives fans a little extra treat. Sound check does not mean the song will make it to the set list. Last nights performance did have a new arrival that had social media a buzz.  During sound check the boys played, "The Crystal Ballroom" "Gloria" "Two Hearts Beat As One"  3rd night with a few break days in between allowed the boys to throw in a couple of fresh tracks. Bono did make a nod to the Supreme's for a land mark decision on marriage equality ruling as well as to nod to June and Johnny Cash's son who attended the show.

A rainbow flag was thrown on stage during Pride and Bono shouted "gay pride in the name of love!", then in Beautiful Day he altered a line to "rainbow colors right in front of you" and sang a snippet of Two Hearts Beat As One at the end.

Three fans brought on stage Julia, Sean and Kevin.  Julia had been on stage before about  10 years ago. Bono chipper self added a comment "My you have grown"  Chicago fans have been pouring in videos and photos and we have been reviewing all of them. Over the next few days we will be uploading most if not all of them.

Venue: United Center  June 28, 2015

Set list

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Gloria / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet)
  3. Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until The End Of The World / She's A Rainbow (snippet) / A Clockwork Orange (snippet)

(Intermission)

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Young Americans (snippet)
  4. Desire / La Bamba (snippet) / Julia (snippet)
  5. Lucifer's Hands
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bullet The Blue Sky / 19 (snippet)
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  9. Beautiful Day / Two Hearts Beat As One (snippet)
  10. All I Want Is You
  11. With Or Without You / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. One / Invisible (snippet)

* Snippets provided by U2GIGS

Paul In The House, Cyrstal Ballroom Sidelined

Once called the fifth member of U2, Paul McGuinness stopped in for the second night. Social media a buzz of a possible sighting of Mick ( Rolling Stones) however no truth to that. Bono still a bit under the weather, fans stepped up and sung most of "One" allowing Bono to pull back a bit. 

Sound check seems to always be a testing ground for possible set list changes. "The Crystal Ballroom" was rehearsed twice and yet not added to the set list. Most of the rehearsal was a preview of the night ahead. 

We have to thank all the U2 fans that have been sending in their videos and photos. We review all of them. We tag and watermark your items and once that has been completed we post them to our network.

Venue: United Center  June 25, 2015

Set list  

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Out Of Control
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until The End Of The World / Love And Peace Or Else (snippet)

(Intermission)

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Young Americans (snippet)
  4. Angel Of Harlem
  5. Volcano
  6. Also Sprach Zarathustra (snippet) / Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bullet The Blue Sky
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  9. Beautiful Day / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  10. Bad / Into The Mystic (snippet) / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  11. With Or Without You

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. One / Invisible (snippet)

*snippet provided by U2GIGS