U2 Daily News

New York City:  You may have noticed that we have refreshed our site. Don't worry all of the old content can still be found.

We centered our focus on the tour news that we are about to launch in a few days. 

One big change will be our tour image wall which can be found on our site as well as on Instagram. You can expect to see concert footage of the day also as well as updated setlists, video footage of the day and of course tour news.

Hey in tour news today.  Opening Night inVancouver, the band will be featuring the work of Canadian parliamentary poet laureate George Elliott Clarke.

Clarke was contacted by the Third Company, which is producing visuals for U2’s Joshua Tree 30th-anniversary tour, with a request to feature his poems “Ain’t You Scared of the Sacred?: A Spiritual” and “Elegy for Leonard Cohen” during the band’s Vancouver date. The poems will be projected on stage screens prior to the show.

 

Bono To Trump Wake Up Dream Over

Salesforce.com was the sponsor of the last U2 concert. Have you ever attended the DreamFest party?  The party is the annual fundraising benefit for UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. Ticket prices for the fundraiser are sold out and started at $1,000 and ran all the way up to a $1 million sponsorship package that includes perks such as access to exclusive viewing areas. The total fundraising goal for the event was $10 million.

We all know that Bono speaks his mind about politics, live and the concept of treating people with respect. He and the boys took the stage on Wednesday night ( using the Vertigo stage)

Last night's version of Bullet was a political version taking aim at Donald Trump. Bono engaged in a lengthy mocking "conversation" with Trump, criticizing his temperament and a range of his policies, and also accusing him of trying to steal the "American dream" and hurt many groups of people.  The song turned out to be a very long because of the interaction with Donald. A very powerful message just weeks before the election.

Now, candidate, you understand it’s not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours,” he said. “It’s everyone who loves the idea of America. Like the Irish, for example, or the French, or the Brazilians. Everyone who believes what they read at the foot of the Statue of Liberty: 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’”

U2 pretty much played the hits from their earlier works. No surprises unless you count just one song from the 90's. A total of 15 songs, no breaks straight thru performance. The gig pretty much a solid corporate gig.  

The full setlist was:

  1.     Vertigo
  2.     Elevation
  3.     I Will Follow
  4.     Beautiful Day / Zooropa (snippet) / Blackbird (snippet)
  5.     California Dreamin' (snippet) / California (There Is No End To Love)
  6.     Angel Of Harlem
  7.     Stuck In A Moment
  8.     Every Breaking Wave
  9.     Bullet The Blue Sky
  10.     The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  11.     One / My Sweet Lord (snippet)
  12.     Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
  13.     With Or Without You
  14.     I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  15.     40

U2 Live

New York City: Remember your first U2 concert? How about your last U2 concert. It does not matter if it's your first because your last has yet to come. U2 has been working on a new album yet to be released however we can expect something very shortly. 

Meantime as we prepare for an upcoming tour announcement we have a very exclusive limited offer available to a few U2 fans around the world.  As you know, our photographer teams have attended lots of shows over the years.  

Mark Peterson has created his third edition concert photo series called the Belfast/Dublin Shows. 

Mark's unique attention to details and a keen sense of what the fans would like to see has allowed him to create a photo book that will bring you right back to those concert days.  Turn up your music kick back and enjoy these limited edition images.  Bands around the world have recognized Mark quality work, and this collection is no different.  This limited edition book is only available for a short time.  Special offer for the first 40 orders to celebrate U2's 40th birthday, will be a $40 credit for digital images from his website.   You can order you books today for arrival in time for the holiday.  All orders processed via secure PayPal and you can click on the link below or to the side of the website. We believe in supporting our photographers and Mark is one the best.  

Belfast/Dublin Photo Book Choices

U2's Return to Paris

Paris, France:  Over the last few days new rumors have started to surface that the band may be returning to France after the Dublin shows.

However this has yet to be to confirmed. The French authorities will decide when U2 returns to Paris according to Bono's comments during earlier interview.  

The band is currently in Ireland playing a total of 6 shows will continue to finish out this leg of the tour and return to the studio to finish up the next album which is due to be released early 2016. 

Mean time Bono reflected back on the MSG shows; The feeling of Madison Square Garden was just unbelievable. ... The feeling was just "this is who we are; you can't change us,"

Bono said" 'You're not going to turn us into haters, or you're not going to turn us around in the way we go about our lives.' That was the feeling of Madison Square Garden back then, and I hope that will be the feeling at Bercy (the arena in Paris) when we get back there."

Mark Peterson our lead photographer captured the complete MSG residency and has created one of the best U2 concert photo collection available this tour for fans.   Your can purchase this limited edition book directly from the website and the book will be shipped worldwide.

U2 TOUR FANS Expands Global Reach with Help Wanted

New York City:  What should a community of fans do right after a record setting North American leg? How about expanding our international desk?

We are in the process of creating a whole new way for U2 fans to experience the tour.

We have had photographers and reporters out to every North American show with full support. Now we are ready to grow our international team. 

Currently we are in the process of reviewing a team of reporters with in country language and in country experience to be able to bring you the most current and updated music news.  

We are looking for a few key areas. Our video team, photography and our reporting team could use a little boost.  Do you have a good eye to capture some great video of the shows?  Are you experienced in event story telling? Do you want to share your images and videos with over 10 million people worldwide? Do have a passion for U2 music? If you are ready to be part of the experience we are interested in talking to you.  Complete the following information and we will be in contact if we have a match.   

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Not Just Another Night For U2 at MSG

New York:  Number #6 was about the Heart Beat ! In fact two of them. "Two Hearts Beat As One" made an appearance. The set list mix up had some social media followers blasting out of their chairs around the world. Troubles also made an appearance. 

On the "E" stage the setlist was "Desire. Angel Of Harlem and One closed out the evening. The final song seemed to have its challenges for the fans when Bono suggested that they take the lead. A couple of false starts and the crowd finally kicked in. The set list did not have "One" printed on it rather Streets. 

The MSG shows have been completely different that the band has run a very tight show schedule. Some fans have expressed concerns over the band failing to stop and greet and sign before entry into MSG. However the pro signers have taken over the area and really prevented fans from access to the band. In the end its always about the fans. For now its going to have to be a pass until something better can be worked. out.  

We have a special announcement coming very soon.  We have our best photographer in New York this week and we some amazing images to share with you.

Venue: New York Madison Square Garden July 27, 2015

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Two Hearts Beat As One
  3. Vertigo
  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. Desire
  5. Angel Of Harlem
  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 / I Remember You (snippet)
  10. The Troubles
  11. With Or Without You / In The Garden (snippet)

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name
  3. One / All You Need Is Love (snippet)

* Snippet Provided By U2GIGS