Boston Pride, Fans Loud, Bad Anniversary

BOSTON - Often bands print a set list or make one on the fly via a sharpie and the catering menu just because the vibe changed.

U2 is not one of those bands that changes their printed set list often however this tour has seen already a few changes to mix things up. Keeping the show fresh and current.

Social media buzz had people wondering if the band was about to add "New Years Day" Or was the band about to introduce something else last night at TD Garden. 

The changes really made the show flow better and while the encore only had two songs (which by the way bands are never required to perform a set number within the encore, its just a feeling).

Beautiful Day end the second half the show and when Bono returned he was pretty talkative about the contributions support that Boston fans have given the one campaign. The show ended with "One" which as a perfect closer to a evening of experiences.

This band does not settle into a groove as we have come to know. It should not be expected to be the same show in and out.  The boys will be back on the stage Tuesday, July 14, 2015. On The horizon MSG.  

Venue Boston TD Garden July 11, 2015

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Vertigo (snippet) / Out Of Control
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / 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


  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Burning Down The House (snippet)
  4. Desire / Love Me Do (snippet)
  5. Angel Of Harlem
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bad / Walk On The Wild Side (snippet) / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  8. With Or Without You
  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)
  12. Beautiful Day / Satellite Of Love (snippet)


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

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U2 wins a Golden Globe® !


Congratulation to Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam on winning a Golden Globe® for "Ordinary Love" - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

The whole concept became a reality with the support of so many people. Harvey Weinstein was behind the idea from the start after meeting the back way back in 1981. 

Bono said in an interview  “Harvey is remarkable and has the same fire in his belly now that he did when we first met” In order to make this single possible U2 had to push back their album keeping millions of fans on hold as they accepted toe offer to compose and perform the song for the film.

Bono took inspiration from Nelson Mandela's letters to Winnie Mandela when he was in prison. Harvey had to wait a bit this was not a song that could come to fruition over night and required the band to put forth some thought and make it an unforgettable tribute to a wonderful man.

The song became number one in 15 countries around the world without any promotion.

New Album, New Management 2014 Year of U2


U2 has a new album in the works teaming up with producer Danger Mouse (Brian Burton) U2 has not produced a new project since 2009; No Line On The Horizon (which debuted at No. 1 in 30 countries, including the United States).

Bono does not seem to concerned about the arrival date only saying that the new record could take 10 years, as long as the band got it right. 

As fans continue to wait with comments and postings on U2TOURFANS facebook page it seems that we fans might not have to wait that long. The boys have been recording at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios, and it’s finally near completion.

A report coming out that the band is hoping to officially announce the project via a Super Bowl commercial. Secretly shopping for a brand partner to help fund the venture; however no confirmed title for the album, of course we have heard Songs of Ascent and 10 Reasons to Exist have been rumored to be possible choices.


Meantime back at Principle Management talks continue, as Live Nation gets closer to swallowing up the company for a cool 15 million dollars. While the deal is still in negotiation, McGuinness nonetheless released a statement to the Times which put his spin on things:

“It could be seen as slightly poor etiquette for a manager to consider retiring before his artist has split, quit or died, but U2 have never subscribed to the rock and roll code of conduct. As I approach the musically relevant age of 64 I have resolved to take a less hands-on role as the band embark on the next cycle of their extraordinary career."

“I am delighted that Live Nation, who with Arthur Fogel have been our long term touring partners, have joined us in creating this powerful new force in artist management. I have long regarded Guy Oseary as the best manager of his generation and there is no one else I would have considered to take over the day-to-day running of our business.”

However, for fans it is a bit strange to think that the band would be making such moves without issues a statement. The marketing machine must have been shut down for the holidays or some other event.  Fans all tend to agree that U2 would have normally issued some kind of release about their long time manager and as some would say the fifth member of the band. Stepping down after 35 years seems to warrant comment.  We also find it a bit disturbing that Bono and the boys seem to already be working with Guy Oseary as reported by Billboard. This is the sort of thing that makes you wonder how long has Guy been in the driver seat?


As for Live Nation, what are they really getting with this purchase?  Shareholder value; they have a 12 year contract that was put in place around 2008.  Now Live Nation will keep the commissions, booking fees and get a bigger part of the touring revenue. Today’s music really starts to make sense when you look at where the dollars come from. It is all about the tour! Downloads, Record sales are just too small today for any label to make the right investments into bands. However, if a band tours and tours big like U2 has done in the past you can expect millions in profits.

As for the fans, well we will have to wait and see what is in store for us. Right now on Facebook fans seem to all think higher ticket prices are on the way in 2014.