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

Stockhom Show Review, Brazilian Hopes

New York City:  So earlier in the week U2.com rock shop posted a "U2ie Tour Brazil Logo" ladies' shirt. We normal would have thought nothing of it. However The Innocence + Experience Tour does not have any Brazil dates planned.

The main inevitable dates are those on the current European leg. Bits of gossip have for some time proposed there will be a South American leg in 2016. Now that's clearly not possible since Dublin and Belfast dates has been posted as the last 2016 dates. So what does the posting of this shirt mean? Brazilians want to know ! This would be in poor form if the shirt was simply produced as part of an over all campaign. Well friends in Brazil we will all await some news.  Now on to last nights show.

Lukas Biba / U2TOURFANS 2015

Lukas Biba / U2TOURFANS 2015

Stockholm: The second of a total of four nights went off as scheduled.  Set list pretty much has been baked for sometime. A couple of changes in and out however for the most part the band has settled into a rhythm that allows for the full experience of the new album and a throw back to the more staples that fans have come to expect from a U2 show.  The band performances continue to fans mixed into the set as well as interconnecting the social media application for web streaming.

Venue:  Stockholm

Setlist:

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. Out Of Control
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow
  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
  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) / I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / People Have The Power (snippet)

*Snippets provided by U2gigs


Paul Simon Joins U2 On Stage

Mark Peterson / U2TOURFANS 2015

Mark Peterson / U2TOURFANS 2015

New York: When we awoke we thought it was all just a dream. The U2 North America tour has reached the end of the road.

The last stop New York City. The band has taken up residency at Madison Square Garden as well as our photographer has also lived out of his road case and it all seems unbelievable.

This leg of the tour has been unofficially named "The Dreams Come True Tour"  and rightly so.

You have Mark "U2Brothr" Baker who joined the band on stage not once but twice and his band performed with the boys from Dublin. Fans from all walks of life got a chance of life time to step on stage and dance and sing.

We knew this tour would be special. Topping the week off, a fan website had a couple of surprise guests.  The Edge and Adam crashed the party and performed with the band. Believing in dreams may not be for everyone, however for U2 fans dreams do come true. 

Thursday night wraps up the 7th night. The show did have a few surprises and our guest is that this Friday night show will have some big surprises. Mark Baker hinted that last night we would see some BIG BIG surprises and our guest was that he was referring to Bono asking him on stage.

A warm shout out to Engine 44 and some Jameson shared as Bono thanked them for helping him. This was not the first time he had thanked the boys from house 44. Ordinary Love leading into Satellite of Love made an appearance to honor Lou Reed. During the encore Paul Simon joined the band on stage. The evening ended with the crowd singing "One"

Venue: New York Madison Square Garden July 30 2015 

  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns (snippet) / Helter Skelter (snippet) / I Can See For Miles (snippet)
  3. Do You Remember Rock 'n' Roll Radio? (snippet) / Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow
  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)

Intermission

  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways / Girls On Film (snippet) / Young Americans (snippet)
  4. Elevation
  5. Ordinary Love
  6. Satellite Of Love
  7. Every Breaking Wave
  8. Bullet The Blue Sky
  9. The Hands That Built America (snippet) / Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  10. Beautiful Day / I Remember You (snippet)
  11. With Or Without You / Satellite Of Love (snippet)

Encore(s):

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

** Snip provided by U2GIGS

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

U2 Continues To Evolve Concert Staging

Mark Peterson / U2TOURFANS 2015

Mark Peterson / U2TOURFANS 2015

New York: U2 has been no stranger to extravagant set designs over the last three decades. While the band is most known from its hits from the 80s — spawned mostly from 1987’s classic album The Joshua Tree — U2’s lavish set designs did not start until after the release of Achtung Baby in 1991. The “Zoo TV” Tour that followed was the band’s first with massive screens and what was deemed an intentional “sensory overload.” Screens played a mixture of closeups, prerecorded videos and live television while renovated Trabants were a part of the lighting system. Since then, the evolution of U2’s concert experience has continued to place the band in a story played throughout the show.

Even as the show and production value continue to expand, it is the music that always brings fans back to the shows. Editor-In-Chief/Founder of U2TOURFANS.com Andres Gonzalez is one of such fans, noting that “Young rock bands should take notice. U2′s original sound builds a success-long career which includes sold out shows at Madison Square Garden.” U2 still has six shows remaining at Madison Square Garden, the last of which will be Friday, July 31.

The mixture of sound and show has brought the experience of U2 concerts from its simple atmosphere of the 80′s to the massive production it is today. 1997’s “PopMart” Tour featured a 150’ by 50’ LED screen – the largest of its time – along with a 100-foot high arch and a 35-foot-high mirrorball that transported the band between main and side stages. U2 has continued to build upon its unique stage designs with each passing tour and there has been no shortage of innovation since. Such originality has continually kept ticket demand high, especially for U2 tickets on the secondary market.