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)


  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)


  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)

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U2 Ready 4 SA

The greatest rock band in the world wake up every day with the fear of mistaking themselves for great. That’s what Bono says. “If you get to be very good, (you find) there’s a huge chasm between very good and great.”

But there’s little chance that U2 fans will feel that divide when they play at FNB Stadium in Joburg tonight.

The spider that arches its magnificent tentacles over the 360º stage where the band will step up as night covers Soweto, dwarfs the World Cup final pitch.

Suddenly it’s intimate. It holds you tighter. As evening laces over the dazzling orange seats, shadows crossing the boundaries, Bono’s promise that every fan there will get the same visual thrill is a sure thing. Their rehearsal pounds over the ground, the light checks turning the stadium into a giant pulsar, a roaring disco for the imagination of the faithful.

The band is having dinner in a box above the spider. It’s Friday night, and they flew into Joburg the day before, but there’s no glimmer of jet lag. Bono is taller than expected, by quite a bit. The Edge says he’s hardly recognisable out there in the world, and trusts the media gathered can make him “more interesting”.

We have resources all around the show tonight for you to be apart of the show. /

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Curfew Ends U2 Show !

U2 360 Tour / Bono Curfew Ends U2 Show before “Moment of Surrender” was performed strict curfews of 10:30 PM local time struck before the band could start MOS.  The boys closed the should with “WITH or Without You” the first time MOS had not closed this tour. The boys were off the stage by 10:28 PM Local time.  Other setlist changes can be viewed from our rolling setlist list

Fears of a full-blown sci-fi convention soon took over as the band hit the stage with David Bowie’s Space Oddity blasting over the speakers.

But any thoughts that U2’s mind might not be on the here-and-now were quickly erased as the band launched into their anthem for living in the moment All that You Can’t Leave Behind’s Beautiful Day.

It was an inspired start and one that got the crowd on side early, the audience a slave to Bono’s every thrust and fist pump.

Bono ended the song by trailing off into a short take of In My Life - a nod to the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death, on this very day three decades ago.

By the end of the night he had sung snippets of Rain, Dear Prudence, All You Need is Love and Stand by Me as well as replaced the lyrics to the band’s ode to Martin Luther King, Pride (In the name of love) to honor the slain Beatle - “1980, December 8, A shot rings out in a New York sky…”.

It was a touching moment and a reminder Bono is capable of shining the spotlight on others with as much intensity as he hogs it for himself.

When he does grab the crowd’s attention he has them in the palm of his hand, hamming it up along the band’s circular runway, mugging for the camera, taking photos of audiences members on their phones, as well as dragging one lucky woman up on stage to dance with, sing to and lean his head on her lap.

He even delivered a nod to Brisbane’s suburbs before one track, name-checking West End, the Valley and Paddington.

With any stadium show there are plenty of distractions and U2 360° had distractions like few others - the massive 72-foot screen pumps out fluid animation synchronised with the live sound and the light show on stage is truly awesome.

But there was little danger the decadent stage - what Bono affectionately referred to as “the spaceship” - would steal the show.

What mechanical monstrosity could overshadow a set list which contained flawless takes of Where the Streets Have No Name, City of Blinding Lights, Walk On, I Will Follow and Mysterious Ways?

No Line on the Horizon is the band’s commercially under-looked new album and two of its finest cuts were on show last night - Magnificent and Moment of Surrender.

Both tracks seamlessly fitted in with the classic material, a fact which hopefully inspires more fans to give the record another listen.

Miss Sarajevo was a heart-wrenching highlight, Bono tastefully handling Luciano Pavarotti’s operatic bridge, while In a Little While was heart-warmingly sweet, especially with footage of an astronaut from the International Space Station singing the lyric about a man taking a rocket ship into the sky at the songs climax.

An unreleased song, North Star, received an airing but the most obscure choice of the night was a brief run through October’s Rejoice as Bono paid tribute to recently released Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi.

With representatives of Amnesty International walking candles out on to the stage, Bono made it clear he would not be rejoicing for long with more than 2000 political prisoners still detained in the country.

Following a short break Bono returned to a darkened stage looking like an extra from Tron.

Wearing a laser suit with a bright red glowing microphone, he led the band through one of Achtung Baby’s finest cuts which previously had little more than a brief live outing on the Zoo TV tour - Ultraviolet (Light My Way).

They followed with crowd favourite With or Without You which had the audience singing like an English football crowd before the band said their goodnights to the strains of Elton John’s Rocket Man.

The spaceship had landed but it was a typically life-affirming and out-of-this-world flight.

U2 dominate

Rock acts including U2, Metallica and AC/DC were the toast of the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Thursday, taking the night’s top prizes.

The Irish band’s 360 Degree trek was named Top Tour and Top Draw at the ceremony, while AC/DC’s show at the Anz Stadium in Sydney, Australia in February this year took the Top Boxscore honour. Metallica landed the Eventful Fans’ Choice, while Canadian rockers Rush were crowned Legend Of Live.

Pop acts were also honoured at the prize-giving, with Lady Gaga receiving the Breakthrough trophy, while the ‘Poker Face’ hitmaker’s Monster Ball tour scored an award for Concert Marketing & Promotion. Britain’s Download Festival was named Top Festival, while London’s O2 Arena was picked out as Top Arena.

Hola Mexico ! Second Show Added

U2 will play a SECOND 360° SHOW IN MEXICO.

With the 360° May 14th show at the Azteca Stadium selling out so quickly, news was released today that a second show has been added - this will take place on SUNDAY MAY 15th.

Tickets go on sale to Banamex cardholders on Monday October 4th at 11am (local time) and to the general public on Wednesday October 6th at 11am (local).

But subscribers can enter a special advance presale ahead of this public onsale beginning tomorrow, SATURDAY October 2nd at 11am and running through to Monday October 4th at 11am (local). Subscribers will be emailed today with details of presale timings.

U2 Loves Zurich

Nearly 45,000 fans flocked to the U2 concert stage Saturday night at the Letzigrund in Zurich. The city police has reported positive results because everything went well. The rock band has to give a second concert on the same site Sunday night.

By late afternoon, traffic was congested in the area without turning into chaos. It seems that many fans have focused on public transport, told the ATS a spokesman for the municipal police of Zurich.

The end of the concert caused neither specific incident or traffic jams. This is the first time the new stadium Letzigrund hosted a big concert. U2 will perform again on tonight evening and is expected to attract 45,000 people again.

Setlist can be found here

Second Perth Show Added

U2 and Jay-Z sure know how to sell out a gig.

Their Subiaco Oval performance scheduled for Saturday December 18 went on sale this morning at 9am and has already sold out.

More than 43,000 tickets sold within 10 minutes.

U2's Bono is set to rock full circle in Perth with a second 360 'degrees' concert.


The gig will take place on Sunday December 19.

Be quick to secure tickets to this unmissable performance, with arguably the world’s most popular band bringing to Australia the biggest concert set-up we have ever seen.

U2 By The Numbers

The state of preparations at the Olympic Stadium( Athens, Greece) for the  U2 continues days before landing of the Irish band the pitch change form.  Panic sets in, no one can say with certainty that the Statium will be ready for September 12 which is the date for the next sporting event. 

More than 100 trucks transported all the equipment and no fewer number 300 technicians involved with installing the scene consisting of a cylindrical LED screen, the whole project look like a spaceship inspired by the International Airport Los Angeles.

The entire building will be impressive and according to the steel structure has a height 27.43 meters, while the central pillar reaches 45.72 meters. The construction can support weight up to 180 tons. The monitor weighs 54 tons!

The groundbreaking scene will be set up at the Olympic Stadium for the concert of U2, weighs 400 tons and can support the bottom weight even 180 tons.

4 days needed to set up the stage, screen, lights and speakers used on tour 360.

6 hours needed to be dismantled after the concert.

48 hours are doing to reposition the technical backdrop to the trucks.

50 meters in height the entire landscape of the tour 360.

Innovative screen weighs 60 tons

180 trucks carry the scene of U2 from show to show

400 tons of gear and stage

180 tons can be supported from below.

500 000 pixels is the screen of the concert.

All in a days work,