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

U2's Inspiring Uniqueness Dominates Madision Square Garden

Mark Peterson / U2TOURFANS 2015

Mark Peterson / U2TOURFANS 2015

New York:  We a band from the north side of Dublin. U2 has blazed a trail thru the  North America with career that spans musical uniqueness and places itself right smack in the middle of Rock's Hall of Frame.  Bono has spoken before about The Ramones has a some inspiration for the band and with this new album pays tribute to Joey Ramone within one of the tracks.

U2 played the second show of a total of eight sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. New York is Ramones hometown and Bono lets fans know how he feels about coming to New York. 

Mark Peterson /U2TOURFANS 2015

Mark Peterson /U2TOURFANS 2015

This is not the first time has played New York and most likely not the last. U2 has been on a North American tour that comes to a close shortly. Surprises along the way have kept fans on edge. Few weeks ago we called it "U2's Dreams Come True Tour" because of the amount of surprises happening back 2 back.

Clearly the band has no intention of letting the gas of the peddle. They forge on and take on MSG as if it was the first night on the tour.  For the boys this is not about proving anything. Its about playing a very personal deeply intense set of music that they hope fans will understand and enjoy. No worries as Bono surveys the crowd he can see a younger audience singing the new songs and an older audience singing songs from yesterday. Its bridge they had hoped to cross. 

Mark Peterson/ U2TOURFANS 2015

Mark Peterson/ U2TOURFANS 2015

Last nights show we had our photographer Mark Peterson capture the fans, the band and bring the music to life within some images. Fans continue to use our concertphotos@u2tourfans.com address and send in their photos and videos. 

North America will come to a close and U2 fans will continue to travel around the world to see their band perform and engage with fellow U2 fans. The social community of U2 fans has always been about connecting to others thru music.

Venue: New York Madison Square Garden July 19, 2015 

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Gloria / Van Morrison's Gloria (snippet)
  3. Vertigo / God Save The Queen (Sex Pistols) (snippet) / Transmission (snippet)
  4. I Will Follow / Summer In The City (snippet)
  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
  4. Volcano
  5. Stuck In A Moment
  6. October
  7. Every Breaking Wave
  8. With Or Without You
  9. City Of Blinding Lights
  10. Bullet The Blue Sky
  11. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)

encore(s):

  1. Beautiful Day / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  2. Bad / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  3. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  4. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / People Have The Power (snippet)

   

Boston Feels Like Home, U2 Fans Agree

U2 / Kevin Mazur / U2TOURFANS

U2 / Kevin Mazur / U2TOURFANS

Boston: U2 arrived into Boston with a wave of support from Toronto fans that just had the most amazing experience and a few dreams come true.  Boston is a special place for U2.  This town is home to the first North American spins for U2 music. This town totally supports U2 and of course the band embraces Boston. Critics and Bloggers throw their comments around as if their words carry weight with the band.

This band does not perform for the critics.  Last night the band stepped into TD Garden for the first of four sold out shows and that's just the way the band likes it. Having performed in Boston 23 times this is home to them. This is the summer show to see and its almost over for North America. A few dates in Boston and off to New York to close out the North America leg. In the business of touring New York happens to be the perfect end.  The crew and all that cargo can be wrapped up and shipped overseas with out skipping a beat. U2Bike will be packed up nicely and ready to be riding around the country side in September.  So enough about New York. We still have Boston right in front of us.  

Sound check saw the return of Invisible and yet to be performed on this tour New Years Day. The band continues to blend in their extensive catalog and while they may sound check a few tunes that does not mean the songs make it to the performance. 

Venue Boston TD Garden July 10, 2015

  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 / 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 / Love And Peace Or Else (snippet)

(Intermission)

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Young Americans (snippet)
  4. Elevation
  5. Ordinary Love
  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 / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  10. Bad / Moment Of Surrender (snippet)
  11. With Or Without You / Shine Like Stars (snippet)

Encore(s):

  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. One
  4. 40

* Snips Provided By U2GIGS


Gloria, Gloria She Arrives In Chicago

United Center, Chicago:  Show number 3 gives fans a little extra treat. Sound check does not mean the song will make it to the set list. Last nights performance did have a new arrival that had social media a buzz.  During sound check the boys played, "The Crystal Ballroom" "Gloria" "Two Hearts Beat As One"  3rd night with a few break days in between allowed the boys to throw in a couple of fresh tracks. Bono did make a nod to the Supreme's for a land mark decision on marriage equality ruling as well as to nod to June and Johnny Cash's son who attended the show.

A rainbow flag was thrown on stage during Pride and Bono shouted "gay pride in the name of love!", then in Beautiful Day he altered a line to "rainbow colors right in front of you" and sang a snippet of Two Hearts Beat As One at the end.

Three fans brought on stage Julia, Sean and Kevin.  Julia had been on stage before about  10 years ago. Bono chipper self added a comment "My you have grown"  Chicago fans have been pouring in videos and photos and we have been reviewing all of them. Over the next few days we will be uploading most if not all of them.

Venue: United Center  June 28, 2015

Set list

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Gloria / Van Morrison's Gloria (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 / She's A Rainbow (snippet) / A Clockwork Orange (snippet)

(Intermission)

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Young Americans (snippet)
  4. Desire / La Bamba (snippet) / Julia (snippet)
  5. Lucifer's Hands
  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 / Two Hearts Beat As One (snippet)
  10. All I Want Is You
  11. With Or Without You / Love Will Tear Us Apart (snippet)

Encore(s):

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

* Snippets provided by U2GIGS