Bono Introduces New Song "The Streets Of Surrender"

Bono has dedicated a new song about freedom and love to the 130 people murdered by terrorists in Paris last month.

During an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Bono revealed he'd written a song for veteran Italian blues and rock singer Zucchero Fornaciari but had decided to reclaim and release it as The Streets of Surrender. 

Then, at length, Bono ran through the song's dramatic lyrics, which boil down to being a plug for all kinds of "freedom".

In the aftermath of the November 13, attacks most bands in the French capital pulled the plug on shows. 

But the U2 concerts were quickly rescheduled. The band appear at the 16,000-capacity AccorHotels Arena in the French capital on Sunday and again on Monday.


U2's Return to Paris

Paris, France:  Over the last few days new rumors have started to surface that the band may be returning to France after the Dublin shows.

However this has yet to be to confirmed. The French authorities will decide when U2 returns to Paris according to Bono's comments during earlier interview.  

The band is currently in Ireland playing a total of 6 shows will continue to finish out this leg of the tour and return to the studio to finish up the next album which is due to be released early 2016. 

Mean time Bono reflected back on the MSG shows; The feeling of Madison Square Garden was just unbelievable. ... The feeling was just "this is who we are; you can't change us,"

Bono said" 'You're not going to turn us into haters, or you're not going to turn us around in the way we go about our lives.' That was the feeling of Madison Square Garden back then, and I hope that will be the feeling at Bercy (the arena in Paris) when we get back there."

Mark Peterson our lead photographer captured the complete MSG residency and has created one of the best U2 concert photo collection available this tour for fans.   Your can purchase this limited edition book directly from the website and the book will be shipped worldwide.

U2's Runner Show, Off To Berlin Now

Stockhom: When a tour schedule is this tight the room for error tends to be very slim. The band performed their forth show last night in Stockhom and now its off to Berlin.  Right after the final downbeat the crew swung into LOAD OUT mode and startedbreaking everything down. The exit for a show this size should be about 3 hrs.

Most of the time the crew breaks a show down pretty quick because the band and most of the management has already left the building this allows to the crew to push it out the door fast.

Last nights show was the replacement for the "security breach" on Sunday and as of today still no word on who this "security guard" was or if in fact any details.  Due to the rescheduled many fans were not able to make the return and the area was pretty much empty.

The upper deck was totally closed off and fans had a chance to push forward. Bono apologized to the fans and stated he had no idea how many fans really traveled to Stockhom to see them. 

The set list had a couple of returns "The Electric Co", "Desire" and "Angel Of Harlem"  and to wrap up the evening "Bad" and "40" 

The best video capture goes out to Matt from U2gigs.  He has always had some of the best videos from around the tour.  Well fans its off to Berlin. We will be on site taking photos and looking for you.

Set List:

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet) / I Can See For Miles (snippet)
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding (snippet)
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until The End Of The World / Love And Peace Or Else (snippet) / Words (snippet)
  11. (Intermission)
  12. Invisible
  13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  14. Mysterious Ways / Burning Down The House (snippet)
  15. Desire / Love Me Do (snippet)
  16. Angel Of Harlem / Into The Mystic (snippet)
  17. Every Breaking Wave
  18. October
  19. Bullet The Blue Sky / Ode To Joy (snippet) / 19 (snippet)
  20. Zooropa
  21. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  22. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  23. With Or Without You


  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Beautiful Day
  3. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Bad / 40 (snippet)
  4. 40

* Snips Provided by U2GIGS

Bono Joins #GlobalCitizen

Bono has joined the lineup of activists, world pioneers and big names who will be in front of an audience for the counter neediness Global Citizen Festival in New York City on Saturday (Sept. 26). In Central Park on the Great Lawn.

Bono will present Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf with a Global Citizen Movement Award for her work on women's equality. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and U.S. Congress members Earl Blumenauer, Charlie Dent and Kay Granger also are expected to attend.

The 2015 Global Citizen Festival is on September 26th in New York City’s Central Park. Take Action to end extreme poverty on this page for your chance to earn FREE tickets. The video to the left explains how your actions will earn you tickets.

2015 is the year for the movement to end poverty. This September at the UN General Assembly in New York, world leaders from 193 countries will announce new GLOBAL GOALS designed to fight inequality, protect our planet, and end extreme poverty by 2030.

The festival is a critical lever for achieving policy and financial commitments that will shape the success of the Global Goals over the next 15 years.

U2's Next Release Scheduled For 2016

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New York: U2 fans will have to wait a bit longer for the next album however not as long as this last album. Bono announced that the "Songs of Experience" will be released in 2016.  Its the follow up to the 2014 release "Songs of Innocence" which all Itunes account holders got as a gift for free.

"Songs of Experience" is pretty much baked and ready however the band will invest the time in fine tuning the next release and 2016 will allow the band to tour with new music and change up the current set list with additional tunes.

Expect the U2 marketing machines to really come up with something different and most likely not a download.