U2 to Headline iHeartRadio Music Festival

U2, Drake, Sting to Headline iHeartRadio Music Festival

U2, Drake, Britney Spears and Sting lead the lineup for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Village. The two-day celebration will happen on September 23rd and 24th at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

Joining the main events. Sam Hunt, Twenty One Pilots, Billy Idol, Florida Georgia Line, Sia, OneRepublic, Cage the Elephant, Zedd, Tears for Fears, Ariana Grande, Pitbull and Usher have additionally been tapped for the occasion. Ryan Seacrest will host.

Fans will be ableto live stream the celebration through the CW Network on its official site CWTV.com and in addition the CW cell phone application.

The 2016 occasion will be the 6th yearly iHeartRadio Music Festival, which has occurred every September since 2011 in Las Vegas. The celebration has banded together with the CW since 2012. A year ago's main events included Demi Lovato, Kanye West, Sam Smith, Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, the Weeknd and Lil Wayne. Past years have facilitated Taylor Swift, Steven Tyler, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, No Doubt and Bon Jovi.

 

U2 Experimenting

U2 / U2TOURFANS / Mark Peterson @2016

U2 / U2TOURFANS / Mark Peterson @2016

New York: Back at the studio the boys have been working something fresh, experimental and some may say it feels like Zooropa. Songs of Experience, their fourteenth studio album. 

Bono and the boys are just having fun creating music that will embrace their roots and pull along those new fans and bring them into the fold. U2 has had their challenges during the last tour.

One would think that may come into play with the new music. So the question most of you want to know. When will U2 hit the road again ? Well sources suggest that we should see the boys around the world in 2017 !  Yup that's the noise in the system right now. We tend not to support or agree with the noise however knowing that the marketing machines and the venue routing information would normally kick into gear right about now for a summer tour. 2016 looks likely not be in scope. 

 

U2's Runner Show, Off To Berlin Now

Stockhom: When a tour schedule is this tight the room for error tends to be very slim. The band performed their forth show last night in Stockhom and now its off to Berlin.  Right after the final downbeat the crew swung into LOAD OUT mode and startedbreaking everything down. The exit for a show this size should be about 3 hrs.

Most of the time the crew breaks a show down pretty quick because the band and most of the management has already left the building this allows to the crew to push it out the door fast.

Last nights show was the replacement for the "security breach" on Sunday and as of today still no word on who this "security guard" was or if in fact any details.  Due to the rescheduled many fans were not able to make the return and the area was pretty much empty.

The upper deck was totally closed off and fans had a chance to push forward. Bono apologized to the fans and stated he had no idea how many fans really traveled to Stockhom to see them. 

The set list had a couple of returns "The Electric Co", "Desire" and "Angel Of Harlem"  and to wrap up the evening "Bad" and "40" 

The best video capture goes out to Matt from U2gigs.  He has always had some of the best videos from around the tour.  Well fans its off to Berlin. We will be on site taking photos and looking for you.

Set List:

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet) / I Can See For Miles (snippet)
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding (snippet)
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  9. Raised By Wolves / Psalm 23 (snippet)
  10. Until The End Of The World / Love And Peace Or Else (snippet) / Words (snippet)
  11. (Intermission)
  12. Invisible
  13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  14. Mysterious Ways / Burning Down The House (snippet)
  15. Desire / Love Me Do (snippet)
  16. Angel Of Harlem / Into The Mystic (snippet)
  17. Every Breaking Wave
  18. October
  19. Bullet The Blue Sky / Ode To Joy (snippet) / 19 (snippet)
  20. Zooropa
  21. Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  22. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  23. With Or Without You

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Beautiful Day
  3. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Bad / 40 (snippet)
  4. 40

* Snips Provided by U2GIGS

U2 Annouces Belfast and Dublin Shows

Nick Walker / U2TOURFANS 2015

Nick Walker / U2TOURFANS 2015

New York: U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE  European Tour 2015 will finish with six home shows in Ireland -  two shows in Belfast on 18th & 19th November and four shows in Dublin on 23rd + 24th, 27th + 28th November.

Tickets for the Irish shows go on sale at 9am on Monday 14th September,  will be limited to 2 per purchaser and are priced from £30 to £165 for Belfast and from €30 to €185 in Dublin, plus charges. Tickets can be bought at the venue box offices and online.
 

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)

** Snippet Info Provided by U2GIGS