Sing and Share Your Version Of U2's Song For Someone‬

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Sing and Share Your Version Of U2's ‪#‎SongForSomeone‬. We'll be showcasing some of the performances.

Recently fans have been posting some beautiful, personal versions of 'Song For Someone'.
Over the next ten days we're on the lookout for performances being uploaded by people all over the world.

Want to get involved?

Here's what to film:
- Shoot the video in a room that's all about you - could be a bedroom, a basement, a garage. Could be any room but it needs to feel personal to you.
- Set your camera to record, sing the song and give it your all.
- Sing it solo or jam with an instrument.
- Let your personality and passion shine through, your country and culture. Make #SongForSomeone your song.

Here's how to submit:
1) Once you've shot your performance:
- Upload the video online (YouTube, FB, Instagram, Twitter, etc..).
- Use the hashtag #SongForSomeone 
- Use the ‪#‎hashtag‬ for your country of residence (eg. ‪#‎Australia‬ ‪#‎Brazil‬ ‪#‎India‬, ‪#‎Tanzania‬ etc...)
Your video should include the copy like this: #SongForSomeone ‪#‎Canada‬ 

2) Verify your submission by emailing songforsomeoneU2@gmail.com and include:
- a link to the platform where you've posted your video
- Your name
- Your phone number
- Your email
- Your location

Good Luck - We will check out some of your videos and share them too -   We would like to ask you add our tag #U2TOURFANS

 

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U2 Adds additional London Date

U2's iNNOCENCE & eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 has confirmed a sixth and final show at The O2 Arena in London, on November 3rd.

The tour will travel through Canada and the US, culminating in eight shows at Madison Square Gardens before it moves to Turin, Italy on September 4th and 5th followed by sold out concerts in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Barcelona, Antwerp, Koln, London, Glasgow and Paris.

Tickets for this sixth London show will go on sale this Friday, March 27th, at 9am local time.

U2.com subscribers who have not yet used their unique pre-sale access code - or new subscribers - can take part in a ticket pre-sale for this additional show from tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24th at 10am, running until Thursday March 26th at 3pm. (All times local to venue.)

Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.

U2Tourfans 2015 Tee Shirts Available

U2 fans we are not the only fan based community that has tee shirts for sale.  Some sites have launched their campaigns already others will launch within a few weeks. 

We are totally supportive of all the fan based communities around the world.  Fans make everything possible. Music is universal and its the glue that binds us.  If your able to support more than one community great. If your not and you have already supported an another site.

Thank you. Yes we said thank you. Because no matter what fan based community you support we all benefit from the support. 

The tour happens to be right around the corner. We have been focusing on adding more server space and bandwidth to be able to provide you the best fan based experience.

Our social experience platform connects you to all of the concert videos, photos and daily updates from around the tour.  We have a camera crew that heads out on the road as well as some other features that help us bring you closer to the experience.

This is all made possible from donations and purchases of the products we provide.  We are non profit. Yup all of the money goes right back into providing you the best experience possible.

Want to help ?  Well glad you thought about it. We  have a couple of options. You can purchase a tee shirt.  You can make a donation out right.  You can download our new mobile app or if you have a business that is looking for global awareness we can work with you to build your brand into our experience. 

We do have rules. Sorry no gambling, no drugs and most of all no spammy vibes accepted. We have built a trust that we will not break. I would rather put more of our personal money on the table before we take one dollar from something we do not believe in.  If you have questions are your interested drop us an email and lets see what we can do to work together.

We know you have choices when it comes to fan sites, we thank you for your dedication and support to us. We have and will continue to work hard to keep your trust in us and we will always remember its your experience and we are only intrusted to provide you the best experience possible. 

Warmest Regards

 

Songs Of Experience 18 Months Away Plus or Minus

Today FM's The Mix Up show featured an interview with The Edge where he outlines the work flow process.  Currently the band has been focused on rehearsals for the up coming tour. While they are focused on the tour they have set aside time to push the next album out.

Finishing date are fluid, its hard to predict. They refuse to rush the process and the label of course will not force them to throw out another album before its completely ready.

The band has never released a "rushed" product and at this point why start now.  The Edge said "We don't want to release anything that we haven't had a chance to really finish to our satisfaction."

U2 Fan Site Gives Mobile App Away For St Patricks Day

U2 fans have been connecting with each other around the world for years. Talking about music, sharing Bono stories and chatting up their love for Larry.  Sharing our passion for U2 music is much more. Its connecting to you.

Yes you and you and even you. So today in honor of our hometown boys we offer our mobile app for free for this one day we are all one big happy Irish family. 

The U2TOURFANS concept was born out of the simple idea of connecting U2 fans to a complete 360 experience that offers a complete social media experience. The concept has been a success. fans have met new fans and created new friendships.

Today we celebrate our differences that bind us together with the simple phase

"We are one, but we are not the same" 

Happy St Patrick's Day Friends, may the joy in your heart be with you now and forever.

U2TOURFANS STAFF

Connecting U2 Fans to U2 Fans Around The World

The concept is as simple as it sounds. U2 fans connecting with other U2 fans around the world. No walls ! Share your passion. Share your joy, stories, videos and more. Its open access for all.  We have all of our best features available in one simple easy to use mobile app.

Facebook: Your connected, we are connected and now the U2TOURFANS page is easy to view and available right on your device. Upload videos, photos or show notes direct to the page. Its your fan site too.

News: Remember when news was fun ? Heck neither do we. News can be fun its its about the boys in the band and about the events coming up and not about the daily drama or rumor.

Heck we leave that all behind and now focus on the positive vibes that U2 music brings to all our lives.

Fan Connection:  U want to meet up with some fans around the world in NYC, Chicago, Stockholm or Dublin our fan connection allows you to real time access fans around the world. 

Its about connecting to U and U 2 U and U.

U2 Radio: Only the best U2 online radio station around. Now you take it 2 go. Yes in deed bring the music with you. Click, Listen and share. 

Community:  Sell your tickets, trade your tickets. Interested in starting a community wide conversation about any topic ?

Well almost any topic. We ask that you leave the drama for those that live and die by it.

Concert Direct:  Now you can send your video directly to us before you even leave the show and we will credit and post it for you.

Yes we will credit and post it for you. No worries, just upload and get back to the show.

Videos: Thousands of hours of concert videos from around the world.  No charge to you. Enjoy as you fly, drive to the show.

Store: Yea we have a store, however its only if you want to buy some U2 swag. You support our concept with your purchase. Not interested ? Fine skip over it.

Announcement: We push it out to you. If we have some really important news or 411 for U we will push it out to you. Heck its gotta be very important. So don't worry about getting pushed about by us. We don't mean to bug you. 

Humm now that's funny we have a bit of a typo on one of the screens. (*which has been fixed) However if you spot it and drop us a note you get a free download ( yea we could only do that once or twice, Dre is cool however not that cool)

Spotify: We love our friends over at SPOT so we created a playlist that we update as we feel the vibe. Check it out and enjoy.

OK so that's the deal on our app. We build it with you in mind. We would love to get your feedback, post them on Apple or send them in to us direct. Most of all remember its yours. You can suggest some new ideas and we can see what we can do about adding it to our update schedule. 

We connect U to U and U that's what we have always been about and that's what we will continue to be about.  We thank you for your support. 

 

Happy Birthday Adam Clayton

Happy Birthday Mate, Enjoy your special day.

Life was pretty chaotic. I don’t really like that kind of intensity, I don’t like that sort of activity, so whilst I was able to go along with it, I wasn’t really in control, it would be fair to say. Every night was a party, but I don’t think I felt much contentment or peace, that’s for sure. I’d be fine during the day, I’d be fine for the gig but afterwards it was too easy to go out all night or just keep drinking in your room. I was beginning to realize that every time I drank, I couldn’t really be sure of the result. And it always made the next day worse. So I decided to lay off and stop drinking during the final leg of the tour.
— Adam Clayton

Adam Charles Clayton was born to brian and Jo in Oxfordshire, England on 13th March 1960. At the age of 5 the family moved to Yellow Walls Road in Malahide near Dublin, where sister Sarah and brother Sebastian were born. Adam was sent to St. Columba's boarding school due to the nature of his father's job (RAF pilot) which meant that the family could be called away at very short notice. 

As a bass player, Adam Clayton's most recognizable basslines include "New Year's Day", which evolved out of an attempt to play Visage's song "Fade to Grey", and "With or Without You" His style includes Motown and reggae influences.and cites artists such as Paul Simonon of The Clash as influences on his musical style.

When Clayton first joined the fledgling U2, he did not have formal training in the bass. In the band's early years, he generally played simple parts in 4/4 time. Bono said of Clayton's early bass playing, "Adam used to pretend he could play bass. He came round and started using words like 'action' and 'fret' and he had us baffled. He had the only amplifier, so we never argued with him. We thought this guy must be a musician; he knows what he's talking about. And then one day, we discovered he wasn't playing the right notes. That's what's wrong, y'know?"

Clayton has sung on several occasion, including on the song "Endless Deep", the B-side to the single "Two Hearts Beat As One" from 1983. Clayton also sang backup vocals on "I Will Follow" during live performances in 1983 and 1984. He also spoke the last verse of "Your Blue Room". Clayton can be heard speaking on "Tomorrow ('96 Version)" (a rerecording of "Tomorrow" that he arranged) a song from U2's 1981 album October.He plays the guitar on a few occasions, most notably the song "40", where he and guitarist The Edge switch instruments. He also plays the keyboard introduction to "City of Blinding Lights".

U2 Release New Vinyl on Record Store Day

Record store day is a little over a month away. U2 will release "Songs of Innocence" (Record Store Day Deluxe Exclusive Vinyl) which is listed on RSD site as

DETAILS
Format: 2 x 12" Vinyl
Label:
Universal
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release
More Info:
White, dye-cut gatefold center hole vinyl sleeve on front and back covers. Double black vinyl. Numbered.

We should expect the following tracks

LP 1: Songs Of Innocence with 10 tracks.

LP2 SIDE C:

  • Lucifer's Hands
  • The Crystal Ballroom
  • The Troubles (Alternative Version)
  • Sleep Like A Baby Tonight (Alternative Perspective Mix by Tchad Blake)
  • Invisible

LP 2 SIDE D:

Acoustic Sessions

  • Every Breaking Wave
  • California (There Is No End To Love)
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Cedarwood Road
  • Song For Someone
  • The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) Busker Version

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No Truth in Rumors of Delay Tour Start

We did some checking and well this one is untrue ! Sorry independent reported this in error it looks like they should have been referencing Bono's back injury which in fact delayed some of the dates of the 360 show.

In case you missed the original story

U2’s collective wealth is down for a technical reason. Manager Paul McGuinness left and is now counted separately with his own €180m fortune. If he had stayed, the combined U2 fortune would be closer to €900m, boosted by a mega $100m marketing deal with Apple and the release of a new album. The start of a world tour has been delayed by Bono’s bike crash but that should see even more money flow in.

http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/rich-list/apples-100m-deal-with-u2-sees-band-top-irish-celebrity-sunday-independent-rich-list-31049109.html

 

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Tour Delay Rumor

We saw this post over the week with the Independent an Irish paper. The comment towards the bottom of the article suggests that the tour has been delayed, now before we get all crazy we will be checking into the rumor and getting back to you later in the day.

The full section can be viewed below

U2’s collective wealth is down for a technical reason. Manager Paul McGuinness left and is now counted separately with his own €180m fortune. If he had stayed, the combined U2 fortune would be closer to €900m, boosted by a mega $100m marketing deal with Apple and the release of a new album. The start of a world tour has been delayed by Bono’s bike crash but that should see even more money flow in.

http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/rich-list/apples-100m-deal-with-u2-sees-band-top-irish-celebrity-sunday-independent-rich-list-31049109.html

 

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U2 Delivers A Knockout to the Music Industry

The music industry may have thought the U2 marketing machines may have been a bit crazy to suggest "giving" the album away. The cross promotion created opportunities that exposed the holes within the music distribution. U2 created a a deal that included delivery of the complete album to every iTunes account free of charge and the band providing the promotional support to Apple during their annual developers conference. Its been suggested that Apple paid 100 million for the right to release the album. As the smoke cleared U2 released their album to the world apple users and over night increased their audience.

Four months after Songs of Innocence’s September release, U2 accounted for “23% of all music listened on iOS devices throughout January 2015,” according to an independent study conducted by the Kantar Group and announced by the band.

Even more impressive, the numbers put Bono & co. as the “most-listened-to act” on the iOS platform as a whole, beating out fan favorites Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, who garnered 11% and 8% of all plays, respectively.

An independent study has concluded that U2 accounted for 23% of all music listened on iOS devices throughout January 2015.

The study, conducted by the Kantar Group, found that not only was U2 the most-listened-to act on the iOS platform, but that more users were listening to U2 than the second (Taylor Swift at 11%) and third (Katy Perry at 8%) runners-up combined.

Additionally, Kantar found that 95% of the U2 listeners listened to one or more tracks from the band’s current album, Songs Of Innocence.

Nearly 1/4 Of iTunes Users are Listening to U2

This is fantastic news. If these figures suggest that these songs still matter to people, then we’re knocked out. That’s all any songwriter wants.
— Bono

An independent study has concluded that U2 accounted for 23% of all music listened on iOS devices throughout January 2015.

The study, conducted by the Kantar Group, found that not only was U2 the most-listened-to act on the iOS platform, but that more users were listening to U2 than the second (Taylor Swift at 11%) and third (Katy Perry at 8%) runners-up combined. Additionally, Kantar found that 95% of the U2 listeners listened to one or more tracks from the band’s current album, 

Annoyed as some Apple customers may have been over being "force-fed" U2's new album last fall, the impact of the free release is still visible five months later. Twenty-three percent of all music users on Apple's operating system listened to at least one U2 track in January-more than twice the percentage who listened to the second-placing artist, Taylor Swift (11%).

Key Numbers

  • 23% of iOS-device music users listened to U2 in January
  • 11% listened to Taylor Swift
  • 8% listened to Katy Perry
It’s nice to know that 5 months on so many people have discovered Songs of Innocence. In the end we just wanted people to hear the album. We took a big risk but today we can say that the experiment worked.
— The Edge

Apple teamed up with the powerhouse rock group to make its latest album, "Songs of Innocence," available to iOS users for free in the month following the smash debut of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

In the face of user complaints about not wanting the album, the amount of memory it consumed, etc.,

U2 publicly apologized and Apple posted instructions for how to remove the album from a user's device.

Loud as the complaints may have been, however, Kantar determined that nearly every iOS device user who listened to U2 in January - 95% of them - listened to at least one track from the new album.

Following U2 at 23% and Taylor Swift at 11%, 8% of music users on iOS listened to at least one Katy Perry song in January, 8% also listened to at least one Maroon 5 song, and 7% listened to Rihanna.

Source: Kantar

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Fake Bono Twitter Account

A few weeks ago reports we heard some reports of a possible Bono twitter account. The news circled all of the fan sites and of course most of the subscribed to the possibility that Bono could in fact be on twitter with a public account.

Well U2 fans, not a chance ! Its a fake and not even close to anything that Bono would associate with. Sources confirmed late yesterday that the account which cause all of the twitter noise is in fact a fake. This one is pretty bold. Of course we already have a great twitter follower @fakebono which provides some interesting commentary from time to time.

This new account while interesting collection of "friends" really is not doing much.  Remember which Edge got on twitter? That account proved to be fun during the tour. Pretty sure once the tour gets closer we can expect to see from traffic from @Edge360. Meantime why not download our new app and follow us on twitter. We will keep you informed and blast those rumors away. Until next time @U2TOURFANS

U2's Universal Love

I have always found messages of hope, love desire, grief and anger with U2's lyrics to be freeing in the sense of allowing me a brief minute of total emotions.

The simple joy that that music allows us to feel the emotion when you allow it to breathe within your soul.

Life experiences come alive when you open your heart and mind to lyrics. We can't experience love, joy, sadness or fear without opening our hearts to the feeling. The idea of walking around the world numb to all of this seems to be holding you in a prison for a sentence you yet to understand. 

U2's music allows ones self to break free for a few minutes and feel those feelings and express thoughts that may be locked inside of your heart.  Here are a few of those lyrics that I have found to allow us to breathe.

Ordinary Love

We can't fall any further
If we can't feel ordinary love
And we cannot reach any higher
If we can't deal with ordinary love 

Invisible

There is no them
There is no them
There’s only us
There’s only us
There is no them
There is no them
There’s only us
There’s only us
There is no them
There is no them
There’s only you
And there’s only me
There is no them

Love Is Blindness

Love is blindness
I don't wanna see
Won't you wrap the night
Around me?
Oh my heart
Love is blindness

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

I have climbed the highest mountains
I have run through the fields
Only to be with you
Only to be with you

Hawkmoon 269

Like a desert needs rain
Like a town needs a name
I need your love.

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