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 !

Want to hear U2 Live from Sao Paulo

Bono /U2360 Tour Several reports are coming that Wednesda’s show from Sao Paulo will be broadcast live on radio by Brazillan station Oi FM

The band bid farewell to South America this Wednesday with a live audio webcast of the third show from Sao Paulo.

The show will be free on the web and terrestrial radio in South America and worldwide to U2.com subscribers.

U2 fans across South America can follow the U2360° show from  Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo via Terra u2.sonora.terra.com.br and also on radio in Brazil on OiFM.

Quote from U2.com - 


‘U2 have had a great time in South America - they’ve played fantastic sold out concerts in Santiago, Buenos Aires and here in Sao Paulo. This webcast and live radio broadcast in Brazil gives U2 fans who couldn’t get a ticket, the chance to hear a great show.’ said U2 Manager, Paul McGuinness.
 
The live broadcast will begin on u2.sonora.terra.com.br and OiFM at 9:30pm. Terra’s live stream will be broadcast into Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.  U2.com subscribers logging in on the night  will also have access to the webcast.
 
Following last night’s  second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, U2360° broke the record held by the Rolling Stones’ Bigger Bang Tour for the most successful tour ever.  With 26 shows remaining before the tour finishes in Canada on July 30, U2360° will also set a new record for ticket sales, with the final figure to be in excess of 7 million tickets sold.
 
Terra will broadcast the concert audio directly from the stadium, with digital quality, during a special edition of  Sonora Live, sponsored by Intel.

‘The U2 Sonora Live Special will be a milestone in the history of Sonora, broadcasting live and for free to all South America,’ says Terra Media Vice President, Sandra Pecis.  

Country specific landing pages for webcast:
AR: u2.sonora.terra.com.ar
BR: u2.sonora.terra.com.br
CL: u2.sonora.terra.cl
CO: u2.sonora.terra.com.co
PE: u2.terra.com.pe
VE: u2.terra.com.ve
EC: u2.terra.com.ec

The live broadcast will begin at 9:30 pm local time in Sao Paulo

Unos, dos, tres, catorce! Hola Brasil


Hypnotic. Overwhelming. Unpredictable. Unforgettable. Words fail to describe the feeling of fans about the rock band U2. 36 years on the road, Bono Vox (voice), The Edge (guitar), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums) leave a trail of satisfaction and renewal wherever they go. The quartet’s amazing ability to create success still surprises and excites the pop universe.

On their third visit to Brazil (the band has played here in 1998 and 2006), U2 continues with the 360 Tour, in operation since June 2009, and has a megastructure stage. Morumbi Stadium was invaded by a “giant claw” of about 50 feet tall, which promises to enrapture the audience with lighting effects and to envy. The concerts take place this weekend (Saturday 9 and Sunday, August 10) and Wednesday 13). Find more details via facebook or twitter

File Photo U2 360 Tour Everything is ready for the show. The structure includes a lighted stage, complete with catwalk and a tower of light responsible for highlighting the four bases of the space. A screen with a million pieces LED, positioned above the structure, allows the public to see every detail of the show, regardless of the position you are.

Neither the distance between the musicians and the ends of the stadium is the problem. Boards with dozens of speakers were installed in each of the four sides of the structure. The impression, as incredible as it seems, is that the band is playing at his side.

Misleading, however, one thinks the show is just pyrotechnics. U2 prepared to play your best rock n ‘roll to São Paulo. Hits like “Beautiful Day” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday” do not even have to enter the wish list of guys. Just like “Vertigo” and “With or Without You.” Incidentally, check out the show’s repertoire as possible and prepare your voice to sing along .  ( Possible Set list )
 
Beautiful Day
I Will Follow
Get on Your Boots
Magnificent
Mysterious Ways
Elevation
Until the End of the World
I Still Have not Found What I’m Looking For
Stuck In A Moment You Can not Get Out Of
Even Better Than The Real Thing
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
In A Little While
Miss Sarajevo
City of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
I’ll Go Crazy If I Do not Go Crazy Tonight
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Scarlet
Walk On
One
Where The Streets Have No Name
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
With or Without You
Moment of Surrender



79K Chilean Fans Surrender Under U2

U2 360 Tour Chile 3/25/11SANTIAGO - A stunning scenery and an enthusiastic audience.

That’s what you see in the opening minutes of the third concert of U2 in Chile, which began at 21:30 in National Stadium. 

The hugh structure knowen as “The Claw” featuring a 360 ° stage that allows the boys to be view from all angles. “Allows us to get closer to the fans, Bono saiid”

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen made their to the stage and started the night off with a piece of the song by Violeta Parra Thanks to life, ” whose chorus was joined by singer Francisca Valenzuela.

Then it gave way to Beautiful Dayand I will follow. ” ( Set List Udpated )

79 000 people surrendered at Bono’s feet , according to figures released by the show’s production. As announced Valenzuela, Bono shared the stage with the Chilean singer singing the song “One Tree Hill. “
The show ended at 23:47 hours on the track Moment of Surrenderby U2 song chosen to leave Chile.

We are very happy to be back, this is one of our favorite places in the world, “ Bono said on his arrival in Santiago.

According to reports, before traveling to Argentina, the band plans to visit other cities of Chile. Suggestions of production are La Serena and exclusive resort The Tacas, in the north, and Pucón and Villarrica, in the south.
 
The next stop on the tour will be in Buenos Aires, where the Irish will be presented in the newly roofed Estadio Unico de La Plata on 30 March, 2 and 3 April.

We have updated the set list and will be posting photos and videos and we review them.

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