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.

 

U2 Back in Studio with Lilywhite

Watch for a new magazine profile come out early next week about the boys and their studio plans as well as the upcoming tour.  A noteworthy comment about a remix of "Red Hill Mining Town" to be pushed out before the tour starting later this year. Ah, wait a minute we also heard that "Songs Of Experience" may be ready late 2017 ahead of a tour kicking off Spring of 2018.   

The band is expected to head back into Electric Lady Studios with magic man Steve Lillywhite to fine tune the album.

We can expect that some of the lyrics may be getting uplift now that the US elections are over and Donald Trump is in office.  Clayton suggested that they have about 15 to 16 songs however the album will only produce 12 songs.

This long-awaited album has been the focus for many, the band, fans and of course Live Nation that wraps the tour around a successful release. Waiting can be settling for most. However, U2 has always worked on releasing on their schedule.

Nothing comes out before they are totally decided on the vibe, the feeling and the ability to perform those songs live. A couple of tracks have been named, yet to be confirmed. "The Showmen"  “The Little Things That Give You Away,” “Red Flag Day” and “Summer of Love,” the last two of which deal with the refugee crisis. Another track is called “The Best Thing About You Is Me,” all reported in the next edition of MoJo

Source: http://www.mojo4music.com/25194/u2-joshua-tree-exclusive-latest-mojo/

Be vigilant, but be unafraid ! As U2 heads back to Paris

New York City:  Bono was honored during the10-year anniversary of his humanitarian organizations, ONE and (RED), Bono, U2’s frontman, was characteristically hopeful about returning to Paris, stressing joy and defiance in the face of terror.

"Nothing will stop us from going back. Be vigilant, but be unafraid." U2 does not have a history of canceling shows and as Bono said "Its the Irish in us we just don't want to give into terrorism.

The head of Live Nation Arthur Fogel's face said it clearly to us that this was not going to happen. Now we needed to turn our focus to how can we help our fellow musicians "The Eagles of Death Metal"  As we focused on our departure from Paris we offered our plane and in the end we found what was needed most was some mobile devices to reconnect. Since the band lost their phones at the venue.

When asked about the new scheduled shows in Paris, Bono said that the show will go on as normal. Defining normal as the show was intended to be. Its business as usual as act of defiance.

Paris will be the end of this tour. The band had planned to end their tour at home in Dublin however its fitting that the boys head back to Paris with all the hope in the world for peace.

 

U2TOURFANS Second Leg Starts September 4th

Mark Peterson / U2TOURFANS 2015

U2 fans its almost time for the second tour leg to start. We have lots in store for this second round. 

Live show updates and most of all we are proud to introduce our in country in language support as we follow the tour real time.  Not going to the show? Don't worry we have you covered. We will have wall to wall U2 coverage with expanded daily news and updates as we get them.

Facts no rumor mill here. Straight U2 music news and details about the show, videos and of course our world famous photographer team.  So much more to come.

Be sure to be connected to the Official U2TOURFANS channels and we look forward to catching up with you shortly. Hey you want to be a part of the team ?  Let us know. 

 

 

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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Lucifer Arrives To Madision Square Garden

New York: Fourth show is in the can as they say and the band is off for a few days. Our editor in on a plane to New York this weekend to visit with friends and attend the next few shows. Its been a tight tour schedule for the U2TOURFANS crew. Nineteen photographers crossing North America to provide fans not attending the show an experience of a life time.

Jimmy Page was in attendance; Dallas Schoo soundchecked Edge's guitars he played some Led Zeppelin riffs, and Bono included a couple of Led Zeppelin snippets. The snippet of Good Times, Bad Times at the end of Beautiful Day was the whole first verse and chorus.and we do have some photos and videos that did not make the press cut off tonight and will be updated shortly. We all have a few days off. Next show will be on July 26th. Watch for our updates on FB and TW

Venue: New York Madison Square Garden July 23, 2015

  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 / When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet) / Blaze Of Glory (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. Lucifer's Hands
  5. Sweetest Thing
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. All I Want Is You / Into The Mystic (snippet)
  8. With Or Without You
  9. City Of Blinding Lights
  10. Bullet The Blue Sky / Black Dog (snippet) / 19 (snippet)
  11. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Encore(s):

  1. Beautiful Day / Good Times, Bad Times (snippet)
  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 / People Have The Power (snippet)

*** Snippets provided by U2GIGS.com

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots Stop By Madision Square Garden

New York: A packed house of celebrities last night at the Garden with Sir Paul McCartney, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers and Steve Lillywhite who earlier in the day said a surprise would be coming during the show. 

The evening was filled with surprises as Jimmy Fallon and The Roots join the band to perform "Desire" and "Angel of Harlem"  A couple of changes in the set flow.

The Stephen Hawking video was moved around and Beautiful Day kicked off the encore set and ending the evening with "One" which the fans helped Bono sing along.

 

Venue: New York Madison Square Garden July 22, 2015 

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Out Of Control / 40 (snippet)
  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

Intermission

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways
  4. Desire
  5. Angel Of Harlem
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. With Or Without You
  8. City Of Blinding Lights
  9. Bullet The Blue Sky / 19 (snippet)
  10. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)

Encore(s):

  1. Beautiful Day / Summer In The City (snippet) / 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 / All You Need Is Love (snippet)

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