U2's "From The Ground Up" Launched


U2360° tour considered by many as the most impressive or massive under taking to date by any group or artists; shattering records both in audience attendance and revenues.  Can you imagine the logistical nightmare of moving three identical sets around the world, which includes 150 trucks? Epic Experience that is the way most fans described the show. U2 has just launched for its fan club “From the Ground Up” as Paul described it “ This is the story of U2’s biggest tour to date and biggest tour of all time.” The inside account of 360° Tour takes fans on a journey from Bono’s kitchen table where he imagines the new stage design to that final night of the biggest tour ever. 



The 260-page large format hardback photo book with test by Dylan Jones and photography by Ralph Larmann is the ultimate fan club gift. Dylan and Ralph provide fans a inside view of the 24 month tour.   You cannot buy the book on amazon or any book retailer you have to be a fan club member.  To add more motivation Edge threw in some one-off, limited edition tracks from the tour.

So, did you resign for the 2013 season? If so, you could expect to see your copy arrive some time in December.  Once we get a copy in, we will share all of the insider details with you.

Until next time. Listen, Enjoy and Share.

Good Bye Anaheim

Two nights of Anaheim and that’s all she could take. U2 packs up and hits the road today on to Baltimore, MD.

Memphis Mullen hits the road too early this am, traveling all the way to the east coast. The ride will be filled with memories and great tunes of the shows past. 6 shows down and well a couple more to go. While road tripping to every show across America seems so Jerry Garcia like this adventure is more about getting the ultimate fan book right. Making that connection between music, fans and of course the band. U2 has the connection when you strip all of the trappings of the machine ( nameless ) that creates the new image of U2.

Most fans will agree that U2 in some ways with the new “machine” has lost its touch with its fans,last nights show the boys took a helicopter in to the venue and a runner afterwards left some fans with a sour taste.  Its not the bands idea of how to arrive to a venue. So who is the machine, well you have think about the 360 deal that they signed years ago to understand who the machine is and how they operate. Maximum impact marketing for maximum returns for shareholders. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing at all. Just remember the fans are the ones that keep the lights on.

Anaheim II had a bit of surprise visit from “The Fly” and the setlist seemed to be a setup for Glastonbury wtith the mix of Actung Baby songs. “The Fly” was last performed on December 9th 2006 in Hawaii. Streets moved up early in the set and a couple of other little changes. Bono and the boys paid tribute to The Big Man  Clarence Clemons who pasted away the day earlier.  Bono sang a couple of lyrics from Jungleland a Springsteen fan favorite.

At its best moments — and there were so, so many — the show instantly brought back that magical feeling of old U2 shows, be it with the sublime beauty of “Miss Sarajevo,”, the always spine-tingling “Where The Streets Have No Name,” a glorious “Moment Of Surrender,” the anthemic “Walk On,” and the thrilling call to yesteryear, “I Will Follow,” from their debut album, 1980’s Boy.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the production, though, is that the much documented and hyped four-tentacled structure engulfing the band and those closest in the pit actually does succeed in giving off the feeling of intimacy. Yes, while in a stadium setting and among 70,000 fans, at times if felt as if it was just the band and its music — an apt reminder of why U2 earned the title of biggest band in the world.

We will see you in Baltimore. Thanks Anaheim fans we had a great time.

Adiós México "You have given us a good life"

Adiós México nos has dado una buena vida

MEXICO CITY, May 16 .- The hybrid spacecraft and time machine that U2 named as The Claw (The Claw) rose, as the title of Elevation sentence, one of his most popular songs, the euphoria over 100 000 passengers who yesterday gathered at the Estadio Azteca to say goodbye to the Irish band in their third and last concert in Mexico in the starting phase of its North American tour of its 360 ° Tour.

Bono (vocals), The Edge (guitar), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums) manned the mammoth structure along a little over two hours of a journey through their hits, their classic tracks and some compositions of his latest album No Line On The Horizon.

Given a field bleachers filled and the Colossus of Santa Ursula loyal fans packed alignment Dublin, Bono and company embarked on a musical recorrdido its history, which began in 1976 and to date has become the rock group largest gathering in the face of the Earth that has made their current tour the most successful of all time, earning an estimated $ 700 million.

Prior to the performance of the group Snow Patrol opening act, as he did last Wednesday and on Saturday, far exceeded expectations, U2 came out to the tune introductory Space Oddity by David Bowie to play Even Better Than The Real Thing from his acclaimed album Achtung Baby! which this year celebrates 20 years of its appearance.

With the public on the stock since the beginning of his show, the quartet demonstrated that falls short of its lavish trappings as it did the day before, made some variations in the setlist to include songs such as New Year’s Day, Pride (In The Name Of Love) All I Want Is You “and” Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me.

Except these minor adjustments, the huge machinery of U2 hows work in his two previous concerts with the desired response of a given audience participatory start to finish that marked both the sensory and surround sound experience in his background as a successful implementation and to peace speeches by Bono, alluding to the sale of U.S. arms to Mexico’s northern border for drug trafficking.

After his first and only encore that included One, Amazing Grace, Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With Or Without You “and” Moment of Surrender, Bono and his “cronies” as he singer summoned his bandmates, they said goodbye to the jubilation of his followers and the desire for a new visit to a consensual bands and more power convcatoria the country.

U2 Celebrates with Karoke

After the last show, U2 celebrates intimate for stBand participated in a karaoke bar Secret SP after Wednesdays show ‘Seu Jorge and Ronaldo were the only Brazilian guests’.

After the last of three concerts that U2 did in the Morumbi stadium, on Wednesday (13), The boys  still found breath to go to a party at Bar Secret, in Sao Paulo. Bono’s voice was protected - but you can still hear that he ripped it up.

Bono and company booked the room to throw a party for the crew that travels with the group, consisting of technicians, musicians and producers.

“Ronaldo and Seu Jorge was the only Brazilian guests, “he says. The former player had met with Bono, who presented him with a shirt. Seu Jorge, in turn, participated in group show at Morumbi, singing “The model”, the German band Kraftwerk.

According to Karina, about 60 people attended the club. “It is always known by some, friends of members. Being a small place with privacy, they like the book [for such events], ” he explains.

In the video broadcast by the official party This is not a karaoke on YouTube, Ronaldo sings “Satisfaction”, Rolling Stones, Bono, and venture into “Psycho Killer” by the band Talking Heads.

Next up Mexico !