U2 Pre-Sale Codes Arrive

Millions of U2 fans awoke this morning around the world to find pre-sale codes within their email or on their official U2.com site information page. Remember you might have a code for today or one for tomorrow. Either way you have the golden ticket.  Now fans we saw this little post and we wanted you to be aware of it.

Ticketmaster Credit Card Entry Tickets are NON TRANSFERABLE. THE ORIGINAL TICKET PURCHASER MUST ATTEND THE EVENT. At ENTRY you must provide the CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE AND VALID PHOTO ID. Name on credit card must match photo ID. Entire party MUST enter the venue at the same time.

In case you have not had a chance to read all the FAQ's please take the time to review so that you completely understand all of the terms and conditions. This is a must ! Take the time and do it right so you will not be sorry later. -

PRE-SALE & CODE INFO

Q - Do I have to be a U2.com Subscriber to participate in the U2.com Tour Ticket presale?
A - Yes, this pre-sale is only for Subscribers of U2.com who have purchased a Subscription. Subscribe here. If you have an existing account, but it has expired, Upgrade here. Or, if you are a paid up subscriber but wish to renew your subscription now, renew here.

Q - When is the latest I can join U2.com to be involved in the Internet ticket pre-sale?
A - Anyone who is a current Subscriber to U2.com can participate when ticket pre-sales take place but those who have been Subscribers longest get the earliest opportunity to enter the pre-sale. 'Experience Subscribers' have access starting on the morning of Day 1 of the pre-sale, 'Innocence Subscribers' have access from the morning of Day 2 of the pre-sale. The pre-sale for each concert closes at Noon / Midday on Day 3. The public ticket sale will start after Day 3 of the pre-sale. The exact times for access are made available on the tour page of U2.com.

Q - How do I know what pre-sale priority group I am?
A - There are two groups of subscribers taking part in the pre-sale and the email you receive with your pre-sale code indicates which group you are in.

Our 'EXPERIENCE' group of longtime subscribers (those who were current, paid-up subscribers on 09/09/2014) have access from the first day of the pre-sale. Your unique pre-sale access code will have a prefix of U215A...

Our 'INNOCENCE' group, who joined as new subscribers or upgraded an expired account after the release of the latest album in September 9, 2014, enter early on the second day. Your unique pre-sale access code will have a prefix of U215B...

Only after this does a public onsale begin. (You may also find which priority group you are in displayed on the Account Info page when logged in.) Please Note: We do not change your subscription category. No exceptions will be made.

Q - What is an Internet pre-sale?
A - An Internet pre-sale is an advance window to access tickets prior to the general public sale of the tickets.

Q - How do I gain access to the U2.com Tour Ticket pre-sale?
A - To gain access to the U2.com Tour Ticket presale you will need your unique and personal Pre-sale Access code that has been allocated to you as an eligible current Subscriber of U2.com. You will be notified of how and when to access the pre-sale ticketing pages via the U2.com Tour page and by email. The pre-sale ticketing links FOR EACH CONCERT will also be available via the Tour page of U2.com once the pre-sale for that concert has started.

Q - Where is my unique Pre-sale Access Code?
A -Your unique Pre-sale Access Code can be found on the Tour page of U2.com when you are logged in as a subscriber. In advance of the pre-sales, current paid-up eligible Subscribers to U2.com will be emailed (at the address they registered on the site with) details on how the pre-sale works, including a unique pre-sale access code they will need to use to take part.

Q - Does the pre-sale start on the same day for all shows?
A - No. Following the tour announcement you will be able to see all the shows that have been announced and the pre-sale start dates for each Subscriber groups - iNNOCENCE or eXPERIENCE - on the tour pages of U2.com.

Q - Do I have to buy my U2 pre-sale tickets in a specific timeframe?
A - U2.com is able to offer Subscribers the chance to access pre-sale tickets in all price-ranges but as capacity in each category may be limited all pre-sale tickets are sold on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. The start and end times for each pre-sale will be displayed on the U2.com Tour page.

Q - How Many Tickets Can I buy?
A - As a paid-up U2.com Subscriber you are eligible to purchase up to TWO tickets across the tour. You can split this up across two shows or just use for a single show.

Q - On Previous Tours, Subscribers have been able to buy up to four tickets ?
A - When the band play outdoors in stadiums, subscriber presale access has been up to four tickets. When the band tour indoors, in arenas, ticket capacity is reduced and subscribers qualify for up to two tickets. In 2015 the band are playing indoor arenas.

Q - If I miss the pre-sale for the show of my choice am I able to use my unique U2.com ticket access code for that show?
A - No. After the pre-sale has ended for a show, any remaining tickets allocated for the pre-sale for that show, will go on sale to the general public. The links to the ticket vendors that are selling tickets for the public ticket sale will be available on the tour page of U2.com. If there are subsequent pres-ales then your unused code will still be eligible to take part in presales for alternative U2 2015 concerts.

Q - How much do the U2.com pre-sale tickets cost?
A - Any tickets purchased during the pre-sale will cost the same as the tickets available during the public sale and any charges made by the local ticket vendors will also be the same. The U2.com pre-sale privilege gives you advanced access to tickets, it does not provide you a discount on ticket prices or charges.

Q - Does a Subscription to U2.com guarentee I can purchase tickets?
A - No. U2.com pre-sales provide early access but cannot guarentee tickets. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Q - If I don't use my pre-sale ticketing access code in presales for shows announced on December 3rd, will the code still be valid for use if/when other dates are announced - such as the Dublin shows, details of which are still to be revealed ?
A - Yes. Your un-used pre-sale ticketing access code will be valid to use if further shows are announced.

TICKET PURCHASING

Q - How much do the U2.com presale tickets cost?
A - Any tickets purchased during the presale will cost the same as the tickets available during the public sale and any charges made by the local ticket vendors will also be the same. The U2.com presale privilege gives you advanced access to tickets, it does not provide you a discount on ticket prices or charges.

Q - How do I enter my personal presale code to take part in the presale?
A - When the presale for your chosen show opens, you will need to visit the presale ticketing page for the ticket vendor selling presale tickets for that show. On the presale ticketing page of the ticket vendor, there will be a box for you to enter your code. The links for the ticketing vendor presale ticketing pages will be notified to you via the registered email address that you provided to U2.com. The links will also be available on the tour pages of U2.com

Q - Once I have ordered will I receive an order confirmation?
A - Most ticket companies provide an online order reference number as confirmation of your purchase.

Q - If I have any questions concerning my purchase can I contact someone?
A - You must always contact the customer services of the ticket vendor from whom you made your purchase.

Q - If I have any questions concerning my purchase can I contact someone?
A - You must always contact the customer services of the ticket vendor from whom you made your purchase.

Q - Can I get replacement tickets if I lose my tickets?
A - Policy concerning lost tickets can vary from venue to venue so contact the customer service department of the ticket company you purchased from to discuss your options.

Q - Once I have purchased, when will I receive my tickets?
A - Tickets are sent out well in advance of the show. If you haven't received your tickets 7 days prior to your show please call the customer service department of the ticket vendor from whom you purchased your tickets.

Q - If I don't use my presale ticketing access code in presales for shows announced on December 3rd, will the code still be valid for use if/when other 2015 dates are announced - such as the Dublin shows, details of which are still to be revealed ?
A - Yes. Your un-used presale ticketing access code will be valid to use in further shows announced for 2015.

GENERAL U2.COM MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Q - What are the benefits I receive when I become a U2.com subscriber?
A - Yes, this pre-sale is only for Subscribers of U2.Com who have purchased a Subscription.

Q - How much does it cost to subscribe to U2.com?
A - The Subscription price is $50 per year but existing subscribers pay only $40.00 when they renew their current subscription.

Q - I don't have a credit card, can I purchase a U2.com subscription membership with a check or money order?
A - At this time, we only accept credit cards for payment.

Q - Where do I renew my subscription on the web site?
A - To resubscribe, simply go to: renew.U2.com, login, and follow the renewal instructions.

Q - If my subscription has not yet expired, and I renew my subscription now, what is the expiration date of my new subscription?
A - You can renew your subscription at any time and it will continue for one year after the end of your current subscription term. Please note, your discounted resubscription fee of $40 is valid until the end of your existing subscription term. If you let your subscription term expire you will keep your U2.com profile, but the paid benefits will not apply. To reactivate you will need to purchase a new subscription at $50.

Q - If I renew my U2.com subscription, will I receive a ticket access code for pre-sale tickets?
A -In a touring period, paid-up subscribers receive an opportunity to enter a special ticket presale.

Q - After I renew my subscription, can I still use the 25% discount coupon from my previous subscription?
A - Yes. If you have not used your discount coupon it will still be valid up to a year from the date when you first became a subscriber. Please note that you will not be able to use multiple discount coupons on a single order - they are only good for one transaction at a time.

Q - How do I order a U2.com subscription for a friend or relative so that they can also receive the Double Vinyl Live Set or the book 'North Side Stories' or a bundle including both of these gifts ?
A - Go here, add the gift membership to your Cart, and complete the checkout process.

After you have completed your order, we will send you an electronic gift certificate via e-mail. When you email this certificate to your friend or family member, they can use it to take out their annual subscription to U2.com. Your gift recipient will receive a one-year subscription - from you - and we'll send them a copy of the Double Vinyl Live Set (on release in Spring 2015) or the book 'North Side Stories' (immediately). They will also get access-all-areas to the U2.com Subscribers Site.

Q - Can I use my 25% coupon toward my membership fee or a friend's fan club membership?
A - No. Your membership discount offers are only good toward merchandise purchases made in the official U2.com store and are non-transferable.

NO U2 at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

The Edge first confirmed that due to Bono’s recent bicycling injuries, U2 will no longer be able to perform at the 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas. “He managed to come out of it with what you can only describe as injuries from a car crash, literally multiple fractures of bones in his elbow and his back.

But he’s doing OK. We’re kind of lucky he was wearing a helmet, so he didn’t actually break Central Park. He’s made of tough stuff and he’s bouncing back.”

Check out the interview that was held earlier this morning.

U2 O2 Tour Dates

The following dates have been posted by the O2 Arena ticketing page. No tickets are available at this time to purchase only the dates are posted. More news to follow.

O2 Arena London

Sunday 25th October 2015

Monday 26th October 2015

Thursday 29th October 2015

Friday 30th October 2015

SSE Hydro Glasgow

Friday 6th November 2015

Saturday 7th November 2015

Tickets on sale  December 8th

On general sale  9:00am

Springsteen, Martin and U2 Minus Bono

The schedule called for U2 to perform at World AIDS Day (RED) performance Monday night in Times Square. However, Bono has been recovering from his earlier “High Impact Cycle” accident that has taken him out of the mix for right now.  U2 announced that the show will still go on with some help from some friends, Bruce and Chris stepped in to help the boys out. U2 posted on their Facebook page "Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, each of whom will take a turn as frontman on the U2 songs. Appearing at the personal invitation of U2, Springsteen and Martin has graciously donated their time and talents to save the World AIDS Day event from cancellation." The show has been dubbed “U2 Minus 1”

"This year is a World AIDS Day like no other," Bono said in a statement. "The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS - more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the virus. Many people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS. 

"We wouldn’t be at this point without American leadership, people from the left and the right," added the singer. "Today, 13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over ten years ago.  Americans do not know the role they have played in this fight.  This event is to inform and thank Americans for their support.  

U2 Acoustic Christmas Performance

December 14th  U2 will perform an acoustic set as well as other musicians scheduled to appear. 

Alt-J, Imagine Dragons, Interpol, Modest Mouse, Smashing Pumpkins, Tears for Fears, U2, Vance Joy and Weezer, in KROQ 25th anniversary event “Almost Acoustic Christmas” which is KROQ’s annual charity event. 

We almost missed the U2 announcement because it seems buried within the press release. Ticket will go on sale shortly as for now that’s all we have.  

U2 LIve at the MTV EMA Awards

U2 to perform at MTV EMA awards in Glasgow on Sunday.

This will be U2's fourth MTV EMA performance after Rotterdam in 1997, Stockholm in 2000 and from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in 2009.

The Glasgow awards show is being hosted by rapper Nicki Minaj, who will also perform. Other acts include DJ Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran.

It is estimated that the show will generate up to £10m for the city's economy.

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Glasgow City Council leader, Gordon Matheson, said: "Today's exciting announcement that U2 - one of the biggest names in music - is to join the incredible list of acts already confirmed to perform at the MTV EMA this weekend will come as welcome news to music fans across the city.

"In a little over 48 hours' time, this year's EMA will showcase Glasgow to more than half a billion households through MTV's global network of channels, reinforcing our enviable reputation as a world-class music destination."

U2's North American Promotional Tour Kicks Off

The boys will he heading to New York for a full week of performances on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Starting November 17th. Jimmy and U2 have worked together before in fact Jimmy asked the boys to come back around and stay a bit longer.  

Fallon’s announced the U2 week during his monologue and we can expect to hear more about this in the coming week.  U2's last performance was on the Top of The Rock and had "The Roots" join in on their new release of "Ordinary Love" 

You can expect an amazing week of U2 performances and a possible North American tour announcement. Follow U2 on U2TOURFANS for more news and information about the upcoming tour dates.

U2 Croke Park Next Summer

We have heard some noise around the possibility of Croke Park next summer. The promoters will be announcing the upcoming shows for 2015 within the venue. U2 has always been one act to pull in large numbers.  However, the question has come up would fans prefer a smaller venue this time around. 82,000 fans stand ready to purchase tickets in either case.  We will keep our ear to the ground and check in with our sources within the next day or so. One thing is for sure U2 will be on tour next year.

Psst U2 North America Dates

The boys should be out on tour next May or early June 2015 right after the Hockey plays offs and NBA should be all wrapped up by that time.  Starting dates are still fluid as the our friends in Live Nation Global touring work the routing of the band out we can expect to see some announcement and possible ticket sales around 11/22/14 with pre-sale starting  sooner. Now of course this could all fall apart without warning. Its fluid we said so expect change

U2 Community Forum Now Open

We have been working for the past couple of months to build a new interactive U2 community within the U2TOURFANS social experience. 

Our team with the help of a few hundred great fans have created an online community that will allow you to share music, videos, stories, thoughts and well pretty much anything related to U2.

Yes you have a few other choices to share your thoughts on-line. What this new community will offer you is the chance to be apart of something fresh creative and most of all yours !

Yes that means you are free to comment, create or even share anything you like (remember its all U2)

This is your community and we welcome your feedback.  Its time to be  part of the U2TOURFANS community. The doors are open and we invite you in. Remember its brand new you make this community grow with your interactive comments. 

 

Enjoy

Dre

Why U2 Matters, Pt. 1

Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ

Perhaps the greatest myth perpetuated since the advent of Facebook and Twitter is that all opinions have clout.

You can now find keyboard warriors likening themselves to hipsters and elitists – although I doubt they understand what those terms truly imply – and believing that what they have to say really matters. But they’re not completely at fault. Consider the fact that these very people are encouraged when their tweets and statuses are quoted in hard news stories about the latest controversies gone viral; as if whatever “@jengirl2002,” “Philip the Destroyer of Waffles,” “Tyler, The Creator” or “Sharon Osbourne” says is somehow relevant for all of us.

Yeah...doubtful.

Enter U2. On Sept. 9, 2014, the legendary band’s long-awaited followup to 2009’s meditative No Line on the Horizon finally arrived, and it was a surprise! In a fitting collaboration with Apple at the tech leviathan’s annual press conference, U2 announced the release of their new album, Songs of Innocence, at no cost to iTunes subscribers.

Now, before I continue, remember that the only press U2 received prior to the hilarity that ensued following Songs’ release was its delay. Citing a source, Billboard.com had previously announced that the new U2 album and tour were pushed back to next year. In short, this was an album people wanted; otherwise, surely an institution as reputable as Billboard.com wouldn’t have gone to such lengths as publishing an article projecting the postponement of the world’s biggest band’s heavily-anticipated new album solely on the merits of a single source... unless, of course, it was a matter of importance and significance to its readers.

But I digress.

So a few people went bananas because they got Songs and didn’t want it, and the album’s release is suddenly labeled a “disaster?” According to whom exactly: The small, albeit loud handful of people who logged onto social media networks where they vomited their disdain for U2, or the pretentious critics whose reviews have been far more critical of the method of release and Bono’s humanitarianism than the actual music.

Neither are very compelling arguments.

While I realize there have been thousands, heck...let’s say tens of thousands of complaints about the new U2 being gifted to people who didn’t ask for it, I refer to this group as “small” because – when compared to the sheer volume represented in the 38 million who’ve reportedly listened to Songs – the haters are indeed dwarfed.

And yet, Apple felt so compelled by the supposed backlash of a small contingency that it actually created a button to remove the album from users’ iTunes accounts. That said, let’s stop and consider what this situation has really taught us: To get what you want, all you have to do is be loud and obnoxious, and even a corporation as big and powerful as Apple will bend to your will.

This, ladies and gents, is far more offensive and alarming than any album that finds its way onto your devices.

Granted, this is just my opinion, and I did after all imply that not all opinions matter. So why should mine? Well, I’m not asking that my word be taken as gospel. What I will ask is that you take the millions of people who made the U2 360 Tour the highest-grossing, highest-attended tour of all time into consideration. Approximately 10 million people alone watched the band’s 2009 Pasadena, California show via YouTube. More than 25 of the band’s records have charted on iTunes since Songs was released, and let’s not forget the aforementioned 38 million listens/downloads (...and counting) the new album is currently enjoying.

This, my friends, is no disaster. This band is still very much in demand, maybe more now than ever.

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Songs of Innocence is a tour de force plagued only by one thing – the self-importance of people who hated U2 anyway. They were only given a mouthpiece this time because of two reasons: 1.) The nature of the release opened the door for them to vent; and 2.) Because their hate-filled diatribes supported theories that giving music away to consumers is the death rattle of an already-broken music industry. Well, the alarmists who espouse such theories are right about one thing. The music industry is broken, but it’s not because of free albums. The cancer that’s consuming popular music today is...well, music today. Gifting Songs to iTunes subscribers was only an admirable attempt to treat a symptom. I can only hope that this new music format helmed by Apple that Bono has reportedly said is in the works will indeed be a game-changer.

In the meantime, remember that U2 continues to represent all that rock and roll once stood for: passion, innovation and rebellion. In a day and age when rock doesn’t matter anymore, it’s refreshing to see that U2 still does.

Note: Michael Rodriguez is a journalist who hails from a border community in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where he serves as the managing editor of the semi-weekly newspaper, the San Benito News. Part 2 of his series, “Why U2 Matters,” will focus on the writer’s love for the band and how it inspired him to seek a career in writing and journalism.

U2's Second Bite at the Apple

Speaking via Billboard, Bono revealed they are working on a new interactive digital music file format which will encourage fans to buy albums again.

"I think it’s going to get very exciting for the music business," he said, adding that the project will be "an audiovisual interactive format for music that can’t be pirated and will bring back album artwork in the most powerful way, where you can play with the lyrics and get behind the songs when you’re sitting on the subway with your iPad or on these big flat screens. You can see photography like you’ve never seen it before."

According to TIME magazine, Bono hopes that less well-known artists and others in the industry who can't make money from live performance in the way that U2 does will benefit.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/u2-have-another-new-album-and-project-with-apple-in-the-works-30599894.html#sthash.N9XEwxfu.dpuf

Songs Of Innocence (Behind the Scenes)

In the two minute clip, Bono opens up with some rather prophetic statements about the band’s new work. “These songs were always destined,” he’s heard to remark as they tune up instruments.

“But rather than it being paint by number where it’s very disciplined and prescribed.

I always think of the zen artists – they spend all their time mixing the ink.

And it’s those last few minutes where those gestures are recorded. That’s the way all our albums go.”

The video depicts the band’s tight space, playing with hard guitar lines, different vocal styles and discussing how imagination and art work together.

And even though the studio looks like a rather poorly lit place, rest-assured Bono doesn’t lose his sunglasses.

Letter from Bono

A letter from Bono, on the arrival 'of our new baby' - Songs of Innocence.

'Hello, bonjour, ciao, hola, hallo, zdravo, dobar dan, Dia duit, hæ, hej,hei, cześć, olá, ćao, namaste, sawatdee, jambo, pozdravi, Γεια σου, привіт, שלום, مرحبا, こんにちは, , سلام, 你好, Привет….

Remember us? Pleased to announce myself, Edge, Adam and Larry have finally given birth to our new baby… Songs of Innocence. It’s been a while. We wanted to get it right for you/us. We just finished it last week and thanks to Apple and iTunes it’s with you today. That’s already amazing to me as it normally takes a few months to turn this stuff around.

Part of the DNA of this band has always been the desire to get our music to as many people as possible. In the next 24 hours, over a half a billion people are going to have Songs of Innocence… should they choose to check it out. That is so exciting. People who haven’t heard our music, or weren’t remotely interested, might play us for the first time because we’re in their library. Country fans, hip hop afficionados from east LA, electro poppers from Seoul, Bhangra fans from New Delhi, Highlifers in Accra… might JUST be tempted to check us out, even for a moment.

What a mind blowing, head scratching, 21st century situation. Over 500 million people… that’s a billion ears. And for the people out there who have no interest in checking us out, look at it this way… the blood, sweat and tears of some Irish guys are in your junk mail.

You’ll have noticed the album is free to U2.com’ers from the band. It’s also free to everyone on iTunes thanks to Apple. To celebrate the ten year anniversary of our iPod commercial, they bought it as a gift to give to all their music customers.

Free, but paid for. Because if no-one's paying anything for it, we’re not sure “free” music is really that free. It usually comes at a cost to the art form and the artist… which has big implications, not for us in U2, but for future musicians and their music... all the songs that have yet to be written by the talents of the future… who need to make a living to write them.

We’re collaborating with Apple on some cool stuff over the next couple of years, innovations that will transform the way music is listened to and viewed. We’ll keep you posted. If you like Songs of Innocence,  stay with us for Songs of Experience. It should be ready soon enough… although I know I’ve said that before…

I hope after listening to our new long player a few times, you’ll understand why it took so long. We really went there… it’s a very, very personal album. Apologies if that gets excruciating… actually, I take that back. No apologies if it gets excruciating. What’s the point in being in U2 if you can’t go there?
There is no end to LOVE.'
BONO

We are band from the Northside of Dublin

Just 35 years ago “Three” was produced as a limited run of 1,000 number copies.

It of course has been reissued a number of times since, about six more times.

However, it remains the most rarest U2 release ever and was later released on a CD in 2008 as part of the bonus disco with the reissue of Boy.

The track order determined by a listener poll on Fanning’s radio show; Callers chose "Out of Control" to be the A-side of the record, with "Boy/Girl" and "Stories for Boys" as runners-up, constituting the B-side of the record.

Shortly after the boys released the singles "Another Day", "11 O'Clock Tick Tock", and "A Day Without Me" before releasing Boy, in 1980.

U2 performed all songs from Three live regularly in the band's formative years. The earliest known performances of "Out of Control" and "Stories for Boys" took place in August 1979. "Out of Control" was written on lead singer Bono's eighteenth birthday."Boy/Girl" may have also been played at this stage: a song named "In Your Hand" may have been related in some way to "Boy/Girl" but no recordings of it exist.

The first confirmed performance of "Boy/Girl" took place in October 1979. All three songs were regularly performed on the Boy Tour in 1980–1981, although "Boy/Girl" appeared less than the others.

"Stories for Boys," which premiered at an unknown date in August 1979, was used as a concert opener a few times before being moved to late in the main setlist, nearer to "Out of Control", which was typically the last song of the main set. In mid-March 1981, the Three songs were united to close the main set.

"Stories for Boys" was first, followed by "Boy/Girl", which segued into "Out of Control". This trilogy lasted until the end of the tour.

"Boy/Girl" and "Stories for Boys" did not remain in the band's live repertoire long after the end of the Boy Tour. "Boy/Girl" was played three times afterwards, while "Stories For Boys" was initially frequently performed on the October Tour before it was removed from the setlist in late March 1982.

"Out of Control", however, remained in the band's live show for longer, rotating with "Gloria" as the concert opener on the War Tour and the first leg of the Unforgettable Fire Tour.

It then appeared twice late in the Unforgettable Fire Tour before returning sporadically to the setlist on the third leg of the Joshua Tree Tour and three performances on the Lovetown Tour. "Out Of Control" then had an absence from live shows of over eleven years.

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It was played again on 15 May 2001 on the Elevation Tour. After initial infrequent performances proved popular with fans, it became more regular in the setlist as the tour progressed. It was retained on the Vertigo Tour for special occasions; it was played a total of nine times, including instances in Toronto and Los Angeles where U2 performed it with local bands. "Out of Control" made its U2 360° Tour debut in São Paulo.It made 5 other U2 360° appearances.

The song was also the closer to the Glastonbury 2011 set. The Vertigo Tour also saw part of "Stories for Boys" return to the setlist - Bono acknowledged its lyrical relationship with "Vertigo" by snippeting some lyrics from "Stories for Boys" at the end of "Vertigo".

This snippet was a regular feature of shows on the Vertigo Tour's first leg but was done only sporadically on the second leg and never on subsequent legs.

What’s up next for the boys 35 years later? Lucky 13 is on the way and the boys are wrapping up some promotional videos and pretty much putting on the finishing touches to get ready for another massive year ahead.