Boston Pride, Fans Loud, Bad Anniversary

BOSTON - Often bands print a set list or make one on the fly via a sharpie and the catering menu just because the vibe changed.

U2 is not one of those bands that changes their printed set list often however this tour has seen already a few changes to mix things up. Keeping the show fresh and current.

Social media buzz had people wondering if the band was about to add "New Years Day" Or was the band about to introduce something else last night at TD Garden. 

The changes really made the show flow better and while the encore only had two songs (which by the way bands are never required to perform a set number within the encore, its just a feeling).

Beautiful Day end the second half the show and when Bono returned he was pretty talkative about the contributions support that Boston fans have given the one campaign. The show ended with "One" which as a perfect closer to a evening of experiences.

This band does not settle into a groove as we have come to know. It should not be expected to be the same show in and out.  The boys will be back on the stage Tuesday, July 14, 2015. On The horizon MSG.  

Venue Boston TD Garden July 11, 2015

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Vertigo (snippet) / Out Of Control
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / Vertigo / God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols) (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until The End Of The World

(Intermission)

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Burning Down The House (snippet)
  4. Desire / Love Me Do (snippet)
  5. Angel Of Harlem
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bad / Walk On The Wild Side (snippet) / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  8. With Or Without You
  9. City Of Blinding Lights
  10. Bullet The Blue Sky / 19 (snippet)
  11. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  12. Beautiful Day / Satellite Of Love (snippet)

Encore(s):

  1. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  2. One / Invisible (snippet)

Boston Feels Like Home, U2 Fans Agree

U2 / Kevin Mazur / U2TOURFANS

U2 / Kevin Mazur / U2TOURFANS

Boston: U2 arrived into Boston with a wave of support from Toronto fans that just had the most amazing experience and a few dreams come true.  Boston is a special place for U2.  This town is home to the first North American spins for U2 music. This town totally supports U2 and of course the band embraces Boston. Critics and Bloggers throw their comments around as if their words carry weight with the band.

This band does not perform for the critics.  Last night the band stepped into TD Garden for the first of four sold out shows and that's just the way the band likes it. Having performed in Boston 23 times this is home to them. This is the summer show to see and its almost over for North America. A few dates in Boston and off to New York to close out the North America leg. In the business of touring New York happens to be the perfect end.  The crew and all that cargo can be wrapped up and shipped overseas with out skipping a beat. U2Bike will be packed up nicely and ready to be riding around the country side in September.  So enough about New York. We still have Boston right in front of us.  

Sound check saw the return of Invisible and yet to be performed on this tour New Years Day. The band continues to blend in their extensive catalog and while they may sound check a few tunes that does not mean the songs make it to the performance. 

Venue Boston TD Garden July 10, 2015

  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 / God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols) (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until The End Of The World / Love And Peace Or Else (snippet)

(Intermission)

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Young Americans (snippet)
  4. Elevation
  5. Ordinary Love
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bullet The Blue Sky / 19 (snippet)
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  9. Beautiful Day / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  10. Bad / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  11. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet)

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. One
  4. 40

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Phoenix Surprise

Last night was the first of two shows in Phoenix, AZ. A couple of changes, first the opening walk out song was changed to “People Have The Power” by Patti Smith. 

The rest of the evening set list was pretty much the same has the May19th show ( San Jose) with a few welcomed additions. “In Gods Country” (not printed on the set list) remember we said earlier changes could happen on the fly. We will do a complete wrap up of Phoenix and show special on Sunday.

 

 

 

Last Nights Setlist

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet) / I Can See For Miles (snippet)
  3. Vertigo / God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols) (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow
  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
  11. (Intermission)
  12. Invisible
  13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  14. Mysterious Ways / Young Americans (snippet)
  15. Desire
  16. In God's Country
  17. Sweetest Thing
  18. Every Breaking Wave
  19. Bullet The Blue Sky / America (snippet) / 19 (snippet)
  20. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  21. Beautiful Day / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (snippet)
  22. Bad / Moment of Surrender (snippet)
  23. With Or Without You

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For