U2 Rose Bowl DVD Arrives

U2’ marketing machine was planning on using the release U2 360 at the Rose Bowl this week to promote the North American summer tour.  Expected to start this Thursday which now we all know has been delayed due to Bono’s unexpected back surgery.

We don’t want to give away too much of the DVD. However we will say this is the best U2 DVD ever released. Yes, we said the best. Amazing footage, audio sounds wonderful. Clearly you will notice some edits on a couple of songs.  Remember when we said that “City of Blinding Lights” the stage was made for this song. We think you will be impressed again. 

Noticeable item would be the lack of heavy focus on the stage.  As Bono and the boys have said many times the stage was “designed to get closer to you.” You will notice that not a lot of attention on the stage rather the music such as a music DVD should be. 

Bono takes the leading role, the voice sounds better. If you remember a couple of shows he seemed to have some voice issues.  Running around the stage, singing, dancing it’s a pure love fest for Bono.  We expect that he will not be running around the stage as much as this past leg. However who knows. Singing, Dancing, its all part of the show and Bono knows you came to see the show.

We want to cut our review short. Why? Well clearly your feedback is much more interesting to us. You will find some great surprises such as Squaring the Circle - The insider look at how the stage came to be.

If we have to wait a whole year before the boys come back to America. This DVD will ease the pain.  We have thousands of hours of concert video from the 360 tour however this DVD is the one concert DVD you will want to own. 


U2 Rose Bowl DVD June 7 2010

U2360° At The Rose Bowl will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Mercury Records on June 7, 2010.

U2360° At The Rose Bowl was the penultimate gig of last year’s

U2360° Tour in support of their Grammy nominated album No Line on The Horizon. The Rose Bowl performance was the band’s biggest show of 2009 and U2’s biggest ever US show, with a live audience in excess of 97,000.

The show was also streamed across seven continents via YouTube.

The first ever live streaming of a full-length stadium concert, U2360° at the Rose Bowl had over 10 million views on the channel in one week.

Shot entirely in HD, the concert was filmed with 27 cameras and directed by Tom Krueger who had previously worked on U23D, the first live action 3D concert movie taken from U2’s Vertigo Tour.

Available in standard and 2-disc deluxe DVD formats (see below), U2360° At The Rose Bowl will also be U2’s first concert available in Blu-ray. The deluxe formats and the Blu-ray will feature a new documentary called Squaring the Circle:

Creating U2360° with new interviews from U2, Paul McGuinness and the team behind the touring production.

Tracklisting of U2360° At The Rose Bowl is as follows:

Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Beautiful Day, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of, No Line On The Horizon, Elevation, In A Little While, Unknown Caller, Until the End of the World, The Unforgettable Fire, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight, Sunday Bloody Sunday, MLK, Walk On, One, Where The Streets Have No Name, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), With Or Without You, Moment Of Surrender.

U2360° At The Rose Bowl is released in the following formats:
- Single Disc DVD, live concert only
- 2DVD Super Deluxe Box Set (content to be announced)
- Two Disc DVD Deluxe edition
- Blu-Ray Single Disc edition each featuring the live concert plus:
Squaring The Circle: Creating U2360° Documentary
U2360° Tour Clips
Bonus Track ‘Breathe’ (Live At The Rose Bowl)
Berlin Timelapse Video
Get On Your Boots
I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (Animated)
I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (Live At Barcelona)
The Making Of ‘Get On Your Boots’ Video
The Making Of ‘Magnificent’ Video

U2 Announcement Monday

U2 Announcement Monday based on a rumor that reads very interesting -

“Pues este lunes tendremos la fecha de lanzamiento del dvd de pasadena y los formatos en los que saldra, se rumorea que solo saldra en dvd(tres versiones distintas)porque al introducirlo en el ordenador tendremos acceso a un codigo para descargar varias canciones nuevas en formato audio/video y que habra dentro de poco(abril/mayo) una promo en directo para dar a conocer dichas canciones. “

“Monday we will have the release date of the dvd pasadena and formats that will go forth, is rumored to be only coming to DVD (three different versions) because the computer will enter an access code to download new songs in various format audio / video and that there will soon (April / May) a live promo to raise awareness of those songs.”

We have also spotted this post on twitter -

“U2 360° At The Rose Bowl” is the official name of the DVD, & the release date will be announced on Monday.”

At this point it seems possible that we could see a release annoucement on Monday, whats interesting is that the idea of releasing new songs within the DVD package. Great marketing idea.

For now enjoy a video and lets wait and see