The Lady and U2 Feel Ordinary Love

New York:  Higher, Higher NYC fans and U2 had the energy to raise the roof last night.

Lady Gaga joined U2 onstage last night as the band continued their eight-night residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The songstress joined the Irish rockers for a performance of Ordinary Love in her infamous high Alexander McQueen heels and skimpy attire. “It’s yourself.

Her Ladyness, Her Gaganess is here this evening. That’s a treat,” Bono said as he hugged and kissed the blonde bombshell. Taking to the piano, the New York native helped U2 rock the iconic venue – giving a breathtaking performance of the track written in honor of Nelson Mandela. At the end of the phenomenal duet, Bono was quick to praise the US beauty as a “princess” and “queen”.

“Princess, Queen, one day Woman of New York City, here with us tonight in Madison Square Garden. What a delight,” he said.

Venue: New York Madison Square Garden July 26, 2015

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Gloria / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet)
  3. Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Stairway To Heaven (snippet) / 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
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  9. Beautiful Day / Born This Way (snippet)
  10. 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. One / All You Need Is Love (snippet)

October Arrives Early to Madison Square Garden

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New York City: The North American tour will come to close in New York City on July 31st.  The band held their normal sound checks with an addition of "October" which has not been played publicly since 1989. "October" has normally been positioned as lead in to "New Years Day" not last night.

"October" arrival in the second set proved once again that the boys have such a vast catalog of music that a few mix ups in the set list can and will happen. MSG has been a special place for musicians.

Selling out the place is a hard thing to do in New York no matter who you are due to the vast nightly event list. New Yorkers have all types of entertainment available nightly. Fans that have traveled to NYC to see the show have lots to do around the city during the day. 

Tickets for the show have been sold out for some time. Fake tickets have been spotted around the venue. Fans get up set that ticket scalping goes on at all of the U2 shows. 

However the band and Live Nation have put in controls to curb the scalping of tickets the amount of tickets available on the secondary market continues to grow.

One thing we noticed about this, fans are selling their own tickets back to secondary brokers. Those tickets then become available for sale. The fake tickets around the venue are not from secondary brokers rather from scammers with a printer and time.

Our photographers have been spotted around town taking photos of the fans.  GA Line has a life all to its own. The hardcore U2 fan that will wait in rain or snow in line for that small little space upfront close to the band. U2 fans are the most dedicated fans around the world. Some traveling as far way as Iceland to see the show.

This is their time to connect with other U2 fans and share the experience. U2 fans also connect socially using twitter to follow the show and share their views of how the evening has been going, its a community that has been connected by music. 

Seven more shows over the next few days and a couple of breaks in the middle and that's it North America will be in the can as the boys take off to Italy. A much deserved break in the middle. 

Venue: New York Madison Square Garden July 18, 2015

Set List

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet) / I Can See For Miles (snippet) / On Broadway (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 / 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 / Burning Down The House (snippet) / Young Americans (snippet)
  4. Elevation
  5. Ordinary Love
  6. October
  7. Every Breaking Wave
  8. With Or Without You / In The Garden (snippet) / Shine Like Stars (snippet)
  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)

Encore(s):

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

** Snippets Provided by U2GIGS

Forum U2 – General Admission Policy

Forum U2 – General Admission Policy

May 26, 27, 30, 31 & June, 3

The GA line will be formed in the North quadrant of the Forum Parking Lot, near Parking Lot B. Ticket holders will enter the venue via the “Floor Seats Entrance” located on the North side of the building between Ramp 4 and Ramp 5.
GA paperless ticket holders may begin lining up at 9:00am on the day of the show only.


No lines for future date shows will be permitted.

 Entering the Forum parking lot and GA line indicates the guest’s agreement to abide by all Forum policies and procedures.

Upon arrival, each guest who indicates he or she has a GA floor ticket will have a sequentially numbered wristband placed on their left wrist. Wristband distribution will begin at 12:00pm (subject to change).
All guests in a party must be present at the same time to enter the GA line and receive a GA wristband.
GA wristbands are provided on a first come first serve basis. Once a GA ticket holder receives a wristband, they may either wait in line or leave the area. If a guest chooses to leave the area, they must return to their place in line before 5:00pm. Beginning at 5:00pm, the order of the line will be set. All guests arriving after 5:00pm will be asked to go to the back of the line, regardless of the wristband number.
The Forum encourages guests to remain in line. Terrace restrooms and concessions will be open for guests that wish to remain in the queue all day.
Guests are not permitted to hold places in line for other guests.
Loss, removal or tampering of the GA wristband will result in loss of place in the GA line. Guests may also be asked to surrender their paperless tickets and leave Forum property.
Guests with a paperless GA ticket must have in their possession of the credit card used to purchase the tickets. All guests in the party must be present to receive a wristband and redeem their tickets to enter the venue.
GA tickets and wristbands are non-­‐transferable.
Two parking lots will OPEN @ 9am: the Prairie Gate & Gate 8.
Prairie Gate is onsite parking / $25 for general / $40 for Preferred
Gate 8 is offsite / parking is $20
Guests who want to leave AFTER receiving their GA wristband may do so. They MUST present their parking ticket to the attendant BEFORE they leave for instructions.
Parking refunds will NOT be issued, but guests may return with the appropriately stamped ticket by 5:00pm.
Guests returning AFTER 5:00pm must pay the prevailing rate to park.
Please be respectful to other guests in line.
The following actions and items are prohibited; any person who violates these policies may be subject to ejection without refund.
o    No running, pushing or line jumping
o    No smoking, alcoholic beverages, drugs or glass containers
o    No horseplay, unsafe behavior or foul language
o    No camping, tailgating, open flames or barbecues
o    No vending
o    No weapons, laser pens, signs, banners, oversized bags, video cameras, laptops, computers, tablets, professional cameras, monopods, tripods and audio recording devices.

Forum management reserves the right to amend or make additions to these policies at any time.

5AM U2 GA LINE A BUZZING

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We have already heard in from @U2sJerseygirl she happens to be #7 and with a short time she will get the official wrist band that will allow her to head back to the hotel for a bit. Fans have been lining up in GA for about two days.  Right now about 150 fans are in line. Fans have always lined up for GA its a event within the event.  Sharing of music, photos and that story about when Larry came out and send hello to us. 

Dedicated U2 fans will wait for that chance to meet the band and to be first on the rail. This show is a bit different that we think that you might want to pull back to be able to enjoy the full screens. However that's a personal choice.  

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Crew load in should be around 6:30 am They will spend the whole day getting ready for the 4PM sound check and once this show is set the crew will have some down time, this is a two day venue. 

As for tours this is a pretty solid tour for the crew most cities have a couple of days like NY and LA which will allow for some down time. 

Fans need to know that today traffic is going to be a bitch. Baseball is in town for the next few days and of course this concert so plan to arrive early. Remember no opening act means the show starts 7:30 PM ish ( local time)

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We will be tweeting and reporting all day on the happenings around the venue. Once we find a stream for tonight's show we will pass it along. Hey the Brazilian U2 fan site has been able to stream a couple of shows. 

Photos and Videos - We are always on the look out for some great images. If you have a couple you want to share send them in to us concertphotos@u2tourfans.com

Set list could be anything as the band continues to find the perfect mix of old and new. Most fans have been wanting some throw backs, rare "B" sides however based on what we have heard almost all of the possible tunes have been rehearsed already and loaded into the board. So pretty much they can pick and choose on the fly if they would like. This band really does not do "on the fly" for the most part everything is tightly aligned to the clock and well thought out. 

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U2 at Spartan Stadium Need To Know

Parking: Campus lots will open at 3 p.m. Sunday, with most charging a $20 per-vehicle fee. There is no fee for the commuter lot at Mt. Hope Road and Farm Lane, though shuttle service to the stadium will be $5 per person.

Surface lots and garages in downtown East Lansing will charge rates of $1.50 per hour. A parking map can be found at CityofEastLansing.com.

Stadium entrance: Fans can queue up starting at 7 a.m. Sunday, though securing a good spot is relevant only if you’re holding a general admission field ticket.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., about 90 minutes before opening act Florence and the Machine takes the stage. (U2’s two-hour show is scheduled to start at about 8:45 p.m.)

If you’ve got a field ticket, you must enter through the stadium’s north tunnel. Other ticketholders may enter through any gate except H.

Alcohol ban: No open alcohol is allowed outdoors on campus, but tailgating without alcohol will be permitted. Officials say the alcohol ban will be actively enforced Sunday.

Off-campus restaurants and bars in downtown East Lansing will be open for business, and many will feature Sunday specials for concertgoers.

Other prohibited items include: Bags and purses of all sizes, bottles and cans (including water), banners and signs, umbrellas and video cameras.

For a full list of stadium policies, go to http://special.news.msu.edu/u2.a

U2 Advisory for Anaheim

 

Anaheim: U2 arrives today in Orange Country and expect traffic to be major, above normal for the whole area around Angles stadium. We have a few updates from around the area that are important for you -

U2 performs at the Angels Stadium in Anaheim on Friday and Saturday. The show begins at 7 p.m., but the stadium parking lot will be open at 8 a.m. to facilitate the wrist-banding process for those who have field tickets. (GA Ticket Holders) Doors will open at 5 p.m.

U2 fans are encouraged  to carpool to reduce the number of vehicles attempting to locate
parking.( Check out U2ROCKBUS.com)

• Alternate off-site parking will be available at Honda Center and other areas
surrounding Angel Stadium.

• Please follow the directions of traffic control personnel, who wish to get you to the
closest parking locations in a timely manner.

• The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the parking lots of
Angel Stadium of Anaheim and Honda Center is prohibited, and police will be
enforcing this law.

• Re-sale or purchase of tickets from re-salers on stadium property is prohibited.

• To prevent from being victimized by counterfeiters, you should purchase event tickets
from authorized dealers & brokers.

More than 50,000 fans are expected, and officials advised concert-goers to arrive early, carpool and take public transportation is possible.

General parking at Angel Stadium is $25 per car, cash only. Parking will also be available at the Honda Center, and it will also be cash only.

Metrolink will provide special train service on both concert days. The round-trip ride to the Anaheim Station from the L.A. Union Station and Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station is $7.

U2 SPECIAL TRAIN SCHEDULE

Southbound

  • Los Angeles Union Station: Departs at 5:50 p.m.
  • Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs: 6:11 p.m.
  • Buena Park 6:17 p.m.
  • Fullerton 6:24 p.m.
  • Anaheim: Arrival at 6:33 p.m.

Northbound

  • Laguna Niguel: Departs at 5:50 p.m.
  • Irvine: 5:59 p.m.
  • Tustin: 6:07 p.m.
  • Santa Ana: 6:13 p.m.
  • Orange: 6:18 p.m.
  • Anaheim: 6:22 p.m.

We will update as more details come in - Meantime get up and get out and ready to Shake your ass !

Denver U2 Fans This is 4 U

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, U2 returns to Denver bringing their highly anticipated 360 Tour to the Rocky Mountain region and INVESCO Field at Mile High. We have heard from a lot of U2 fans traveling to the show, by plane, car, train and bike ? Yea that was a bit strange, but hey everyone wants to see the show. Here is the most current information that you will need - Be sure to read all of it - Yes we have a quiz at the end -

Please check back frequently for updates as more details will be received shortly and information may change without notice.

  • For the most up to date tour information, please check our twitter account for any Invesco field updates

DATE OF SHOW:
Saturday, May 21, 2011 @ 7:00 PM - Rain or Shine.
Stadium Gates Open at 5 PM. ( GA LINE Should be expected to start early in the AM) read our thoughts on GA

SET UP:
In the Round - 360 degrees.

OPENING ACT:
The Fray

IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION

All original purchased tickets for the June 12, 2010 show will be valid for the new date, May 21, 2011.

PARKING INFORMATION
U2 Parking Permits are sold out. Click Here for more event parking information.

Map of Location 

Offical Map of location includes GA line up

PROHIBITED ITEMS INFORMATION
Please refer to INVESCO Field at Mile High’s prohibited items list. In addition to the prohibited items listed, the following policies will be in effect during the U2 360 Tour show in Denver.

Cameras / Video recorders: Hand-held still camera photography is welcomed at events for non-commercial personal purposes. Cameras must be non-professional cameras with lenses of 3” or less. Tripods, camera lenses or any other type of equipment which may interfere with other guests enjoyment of the game is not permitted. The use of video cameras, video recorders and audio recorders is not permitted at any time and may result in ejection.

Signs / Banners: Signs and banners larger than 8 1/2” X 11” will not be permitted inside the stadium.

Inflatables/Beach Balls: Inflatables, beach balls, ballons, hula hoops, etc. will not be permitted inside the stadium.

Remember we said we had a quiz ? Well its easy - take photo with our logo anywhere you are and send it to us here

U2TOURFANS.2011@twitpic.com 

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