New Year Brings New Music and More

The year is coming to a close and this surely was an interesting year.  We have had our share of rumor stories, release dates, tour dates and push back dates and yet it all seemed to work out in the end. 

The album release was interesting, who would have thought about releasing an album for free worldwide on iTunes would have caused such a stir among music fans.

Next we had a scheduled appearance on "The Tonight Show" canceled because Bono was tooling around Central Park and no one seemed to notice. The Edge said it was  because he was disguised as a Hasidic Jew.

Which later was proven untrue.  This week filming the next video, it seemed a bit to noisy for the locals and yet production remained on schedule.   Now we heard that Songs of Experience  will be released early next year. No idea how they plan to release it.

We at U2TOURFANS have been busy too. We have redesigned our website to be more of an interactive place for fans to be able to engage in community interaction with other fans. We launched our forum community both versions now available. The community is rather small right now however we do expect it to grow.  We also made a call out for our tour street team to support the shows coming up. You still have time to sign up and be apart of the fun.   Our tour pages have been built and ready to publish tour news by location. 

We do have to announce that we have reached a major mile stone. We have had over 10 Million interactive U2 fans engaged during the year. This was outstanding ! Finally we have been working on something pretty big for next year.  We believe this will put all our properties together in a single easy to use environment.  We have made some new partners over the years and we believe that we are ready to launch the next phase of U2TOURFANS.  We hope you come along for the ride.  

Cheers Mates,  May the season be a blessing to you and your family and may you find joy and peace within each tune you play.

U2, Ticketmaster and PreSales Hell ! Wait We've got a Golden Ticket

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U2 announced more dates and this was to be a good thing for U2 fans in few select chosen cities.

Now those of you that are sitting by your computers waiting for 12:00PM EST to have that lucky chance to get a ticket, ease your minds in knowing that only a few will be blessed and the rest will have to visit their local broker to get that golden ticket.

Its 1pm in the east and by all accounts of our sources that is it GA is gone again for those chosen few. Now before you start to bitch about process and ticket brokers think about this.

U2 announced a limited show engagement; added more dates and even with the drama around Ticketmaster they managed achieve what they set out to do. Sell out shows early and often.  Yes the process maybe broken and challenging for the fans however it has always been broken that is nothing new.

What can we expect from U2 moving forward? We know for sure that more dates and now that we all have used our pre-sale codes, they will not have to go through that process again. Alternatively, maybe they will offer U2 fans a limited edition pre-sales code. Ah another chance at the golden ticket !

U2 Fans New Pre-Sale Schedule (This Week)

Sold out shows leads to more shows. Its that easy. U2 has announced add on shows and also introduced a new schedule for pre-sales fans. 

What did you learn from the last time ?

Make sure you have a good credit card, sign in early, wait for it, wait, just wait and throw a couple of prayers out to "Mary" for good measure. 

New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin and Paris.

Pre-sale schedule for U2.com Subscribers this week: ( see this weeks schedule)

  • Wednesday, Dec 10 - 10am (local) - Pre-sales open for eXPERIENCE Group
  • Thursday, Dec 11 - 12noon EST (North America) or 10am local (Europe) - pre-sales open for iNNOCENCE Group
  • Friday, Dec 12 - 12noon (local) - Pre-sales end
  • Monday, Dec 15 - Public on sale

U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 Adds More Dates

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A triumph in ticket sales,  U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 is sold out in every city where it went on sale this morning, it was announced by Live Nation. Following overwhelming fan demand, including a record-setting 118,000 fans queuing online to purchase tickets in New York, two new shows have been confirmed in New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin & Paris. Tickets for the new dates will go on sale Monday, Dec. 15. A complete tour itinerary is below.

"We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two," said Bono, "and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience. More to be revealed!"

"The sales for The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour have been brilliant and we are working to satisfy the incredible demand," said Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music.

The tour follows the recent release of U2's thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence by Island Records, which was given to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. To date, Songs of Innocence has been streamed 81 million times and has been downloaded by 30 million fans.

Tickets for the additional U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 shows will go on general sale Monday, Dec. 15. U2.com subscribers who have not already utilized their code and new members may access tickets at U2.com from Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. through Friday, Dec. 12 at noon (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.

U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 is produced by Live Nation Global Touring. UPS is the Official Logistics Provider of the tour.

DATE CITY VENUE ON-SALE          

NORTH AMERICA 2015

14-MayVancouver, BC Rogers Arena            

15-MayVancouver, BC Rogers Arena

18-MaySan Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose

19-MaySan Jose, CA SAP Center at San Jose

22-MayPhoenix, AZ US Airways Center                     

23-MayPhoenix, AZ US Airways Center

26-MayLos Angeles, CA Forum                                       

27-MayLos Angeles, CA Forum                                       

30-MayLos Angeles, CA Forum                                       

31-MayLos Angeles, CA Forum                                       

12-JunMontreal, QC Bell Centre SOLD OUT

13-JunMontreal, QC Bell Centre SOLD OUT

16-JunMontreal, QC Bell Centre On sale Dec. 15

17-JunMontreal, QC Bell Centre On sale Dec. 15

24-JunChicago, IL United Center SOLD OUT

25-JunChicago, IL United Center SOLD OUT

28-JunChicago, IL United Center On sale Dec. 15

29-JunChicago, IL United Center On sale Dec. 15

6-JulToronto, ON Air Canada Centre SOLD OUT

7-JulToronto, ON Air Canada Centre SOLD OUT

10-JulBoston, MA TD Garden SOLD OUT

11-JulBoston, MA TD Garden SOLD OUT

14-JulBoston, MA TD Garden On sale Dec. 15

15-JulBoston, MA TD Garden On sale Dec. 15

18-JulNew York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT

19-JulNew York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT

22-JulNew York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT

23-JulNew York, NY Madison Square Garden SOLD OUT

26-JulNew York, NY Madison Square Garden On sale Dec. 15

27-JulNew York, NY Madison Square Garden On sale Dec. 15

EUROPE / UK 2015

Sept. 4 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour SOLD OUT

Sept. 5 Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour SOLD OUT

Sept. 8 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome SOLD OUT

Sept. 9 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome SOLD OUT

Sept. 12 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome On sale Dec. 15

Sept. 13 Amsterdam, The Netherlands Ziggo Dome On sale Dec. 15

Sept. 16 Stockholm, Sweden Globe SOLD OUT        

Sept. 17 Stockholm, Sweden Globe SOLD OUT

Sept. 20 Stockholm, Sweden Globe On sale Dec. 15

Sept. 21 Stockholm, Sweden Globe On sale Dec. 15

Sept. 24 Berlin, Germany O2 World SOLD OUT        

Sept. 25 Berlin, Germany O2 World SOLD OUT

Sept. 28 Berlin, Germany O2 World On sale Dec. 15

Sept. 29 Berlin, Germany O2 World On sale Dec. 15

Oct. 5 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi On sale Dec. 9  

Oct. 6 Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi On sale Dec. 9

Oct. 13 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis SOLD OUT        

Oct. 14 Antwerp, Belgium Sportpaleis SOLD OUT

Oct. 17 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena SOLD OUT

Oct. 18 Koln, Germany Lanxess Arena SOLD OUT

Oct. 25 London, UK The O2 SOLD OUT

Oct. 26 London, UK The O2 SOLD OUT

Oct. 29 London, UK The O2 SOLD OUT

Oct. 30 London, UK The O2 SOLD OUT

Nov. 6 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro SOLD OUT

Nov. 7 Glasgow, UK The SSE Hydro SOLD OUT

Nov. 10 Paris, France Bercy SOLD OUT

Nov. 11 Paris, France Bercy SOLD OUT

Nov. 14 Paris, France Bercy On sale Dec. 15

Nov. 15 Paris, France Bercy On sale Dec. 15

Itinerary subject to change.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com

Press materials available at: www.u2.com/rmpphoto

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

Follow us @twitter.com/LiveNationInc

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at ups.com® and its corporate blog can be found at Longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141209/163081

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

 

U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Surprises Boston, New York, Chicago and More

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U2 surprises fans with additional dates for selected cities.  Shows are now confirmed in New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin and Paris - see the list below. (Tickets for the Barcelona shows are on sale today.)

NORTH AMERICA
June 16th, Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
June 17th, Montreal, QC, Bell Centre

June 28th, Chicago, IL, United Center
June 29th, Chicago, IL, United Center

July 14th, Boston, MA, TD Garden
July 15th, Boston, MA, TD Garden

July 26th, New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
July 27th, New York, NY, Madison Square Garden

EUROPE

Sept. 12th, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Sept. 13th, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome

Sept. 20th, Stockholm, Sweden, Globe
Sept. 21th, Stockholm, Sweden, Globe

Sept. 28th, Berlin, Germany, O2 World
Sept. 29th, Berlin, Germany, O2 World

Nov. 14th, Paris, France, Bercy
Nov. 15th, Paris, France, Bercy

Directly from U2.com

As a subscriber to U2.com, if you did not use your unique ticketing presale code to buy tickets for shows already announced, you will be able to use this code to buy up to TWO tickets in presales for one of these new shows - or two single tickets at two separate shows. (See our FAQ's for further detail.)

These subscriber presales begin on Wednesday December 10th at 10am (local).

If you have already used your presale code, it is not valid for further use and cannot be used to purchase tickets in presales for these newly announced shows.

U2 Crushed Ticketmaster

Due to the high demand Ticketmaster has been crushed ! This was the official comment from the U2 official site.

"Due to demand, Ticketmaster is currently experiencing a major slowdown on their system.

We apologize to all U2.com subscribers for the delay and inconvenience.

Everyone is working on a quick solution.

Tickets will still be available for U2.com subscribers and we will keep you posted."

U2, Foo Fighters and Ticketmaster !

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U2 and Foo Fighters on the same day for pre-sales and tickets has caused Ticketmaster to crash as a result to the the massive volumes of ticket requests.

Many of the forums have suggested that the whole ticket process seems to be a bit challenging. Suggestions ? Well we say you have keep trying or you might download the TM app because that runs on a different platform. Either way relax you going to get a ticket.

We must remind you of this:  Ticketmaster Credit Card Entry Tickets are NON TRANSFERABLE. THE ORIGINAL TICKET PURCHASER MUST ATTEND THE EVENT. At ENTRY you must provide the CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE AND VALID PHOTO ID. Name on credit card must match photo ID. Entire party MUST enter the venue at the same time.

You have been warned.

 

U2 Pre-Sale Codes Arrive

Millions of U2 fans awoke this morning around the world to find pre-sale codes within their email or on their official U2.com site information page. Remember you might have a code for today or one for tomorrow. Either way you have the golden ticket.  Now fans we saw this little post and we wanted you to be aware of it.

Ticketmaster Credit Card Entry Tickets are NON TRANSFERABLE. THE ORIGINAL TICKET PURCHASER MUST ATTEND THE EVENT. At ENTRY you must provide the CREDIT CARD USED TO PURCHASE AND VALID PHOTO ID. Name on credit card must match photo ID. Entire party MUST enter the venue at the same time.

In case you have not had a chance to read all the FAQ's please take the time to review so that you completely understand all of the terms and conditions. This is a must ! Take the time and do it right so you will not be sorry later. -

PRE-SALE & CODE INFO

Q - Do I have to be a U2.com Subscriber to participate in the U2.com Tour Ticket presale?
A - Yes, this pre-sale is only for Subscribers of U2.com who have purchased a Subscription. Subscribe here. If you have an existing account, but it has expired, Upgrade here. Or, if you are a paid up subscriber but wish to renew your subscription now, renew here.

Q - When is the latest I can join U2.com to be involved in the Internet ticket pre-sale?
A - Anyone who is a current Subscriber to U2.com can participate when ticket pre-sales take place but those who have been Subscribers longest get the earliest opportunity to enter the pre-sale. 'Experience Subscribers' have access starting on the morning of Day 1 of the pre-sale, 'Innocence Subscribers' have access from the morning of Day 2 of the pre-sale. The pre-sale for each concert closes at Noon / Midday on Day 3. The public ticket sale will start after Day 3 of the pre-sale. The exact times for access are made available on the tour page of U2.com.

Q - How do I know what pre-sale priority group I am?
A - There are two groups of subscribers taking part in the pre-sale and the email you receive with your pre-sale code indicates which group you are in.

Our 'EXPERIENCE' group of longtime subscribers (those who were current, paid-up subscribers on 09/09/2014) have access from the first day of the pre-sale. Your unique pre-sale access code will have a prefix of U215A...

Our 'INNOCENCE' group, who joined as new subscribers or upgraded an expired account after the release of the latest album in September 9, 2014, enter early on the second day. Your unique pre-sale access code will have a prefix of U215B...

Only after this does a public onsale begin. (You may also find which priority group you are in displayed on the Account Info page when logged in.) Please Note: We do not change your subscription category. No exceptions will be made.

Q - What is an Internet pre-sale?
A - An Internet pre-sale is an advance window to access tickets prior to the general public sale of the tickets.

Q - How do I gain access to the U2.com Tour Ticket pre-sale?
A - To gain access to the U2.com Tour Ticket presale you will need your unique and personal Pre-sale Access code that has been allocated to you as an eligible current Subscriber of U2.com. You will be notified of how and when to access the pre-sale ticketing pages via the U2.com Tour page and by email. The pre-sale ticketing links FOR EACH CONCERT will also be available via the Tour page of U2.com once the pre-sale for that concert has started.

Q - Where is my unique Pre-sale Access Code?
A -Your unique Pre-sale Access Code can be found on the Tour page of U2.com when you are logged in as a subscriber. In advance of the pre-sales, current paid-up eligible Subscribers to U2.com will be emailed (at the address they registered on the site with) details on how the pre-sale works, including a unique pre-sale access code they will need to use to take part.

Q - Does the pre-sale start on the same day for all shows?
A - No. Following the tour announcement you will be able to see all the shows that have been announced and the pre-sale start dates for each Subscriber groups - iNNOCENCE or eXPERIENCE - on the tour pages of U2.com.

Q - Do I have to buy my U2 pre-sale tickets in a specific timeframe?
A - U2.com is able to offer Subscribers the chance to access pre-sale tickets in all price-ranges but as capacity in each category may be limited all pre-sale tickets are sold on a 'first-come, first-served' basis. The start and end times for each pre-sale will be displayed on the U2.com Tour page.

Q - How Many Tickets Can I buy?
A - As a paid-up U2.com Subscriber you are eligible to purchase up to TWO tickets across the tour. You can split this up across two shows or just use for a single show.

Q - On Previous Tours, Subscribers have been able to buy up to four tickets ?
A - When the band play outdoors in stadiums, subscriber presale access has been up to four tickets. When the band tour indoors, in arenas, ticket capacity is reduced and subscribers qualify for up to two tickets. In 2015 the band are playing indoor arenas.

Q - If I miss the pre-sale for the show of my choice am I able to use my unique U2.com ticket access code for that show?
A - No. After the pre-sale has ended for a show, any remaining tickets allocated for the pre-sale for that show, will go on sale to the general public. The links to the ticket vendors that are selling tickets for the public ticket sale will be available on the tour page of U2.com. If there are subsequent pres-ales then your unused code will still be eligible to take part in presales for alternative U2 2015 concerts.

Q - How much do the U2.com pre-sale tickets cost?
A - Any tickets purchased during the pre-sale will cost the same as the tickets available during the public sale and any charges made by the local ticket vendors will also be the same. The U2.com pre-sale privilege gives you advanced access to tickets, it does not provide you a discount on ticket prices or charges.

Q - Does a Subscription to U2.com guarentee I can purchase tickets?
A - No. U2.com pre-sales provide early access but cannot guarentee tickets. Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Q - If I don't use my pre-sale ticketing access code in presales for shows announced on December 3rd, will the code still be valid for use if/when other dates are announced - such as the Dublin shows, details of which are still to be revealed ?
A - Yes. Your un-used pre-sale ticketing access code will be valid to use if further shows are announced.

TICKET PURCHASING

Q - How much do the U2.com presale tickets cost?
A - Any tickets purchased during the presale will cost the same as the tickets available during the public sale and any charges made by the local ticket vendors will also be the same. The U2.com presale privilege gives you advanced access to tickets, it does not provide you a discount on ticket prices or charges.

Q - How do I enter my personal presale code to take part in the presale?
A - When the presale for your chosen show opens, you will need to visit the presale ticketing page for the ticket vendor selling presale tickets for that show. On the presale ticketing page of the ticket vendor, there will be a box for you to enter your code. The links for the ticketing vendor presale ticketing pages will be notified to you via the registered email address that you provided to U2.com. The links will also be available on the tour pages of U2.com

Q - Once I have ordered will I receive an order confirmation?
A - Most ticket companies provide an online order reference number as confirmation of your purchase.

Q - If I have any questions concerning my purchase can I contact someone?
A - You must always contact the customer services of the ticket vendor from whom you made your purchase.

Q - If I have any questions concerning my purchase can I contact someone?
A - You must always contact the customer services of the ticket vendor from whom you made your purchase.

Q - Can I get replacement tickets if I lose my tickets?
A - Policy concerning lost tickets can vary from venue to venue so contact the customer service department of the ticket company you purchased from to discuss your options.

Q - Once I have purchased, when will I receive my tickets?
A - Tickets are sent out well in advance of the show. If you haven't received your tickets 7 days prior to your show please call the customer service department of the ticket vendor from whom you purchased your tickets.

Q - If I don't use my presale ticketing access code in presales for shows announced on December 3rd, will the code still be valid for use if/when other 2015 dates are announced - such as the Dublin shows, details of which are still to be revealed ?
A - Yes. Your un-used presale ticketing access code will be valid to use in further shows announced for 2015.

GENERAL U2.COM MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Q - What are the benefits I receive when I become a U2.com subscriber?
A - Yes, this pre-sale is only for Subscribers of U2.Com who have purchased a Subscription.

Q - How much does it cost to subscribe to U2.com?
A - The Subscription price is $50 per year but existing subscribers pay only $40.00 when they renew their current subscription.

Q - I don't have a credit card, can I purchase a U2.com subscription membership with a check or money order?
A - At this time, we only accept credit cards for payment.

Q - Where do I renew my subscription on the web site?
A - To resubscribe, simply go to: renew.U2.com, login, and follow the renewal instructions.

Q - If my subscription has not yet expired, and I renew my subscription now, what is the expiration date of my new subscription?
A - You can renew your subscription at any time and it will continue for one year after the end of your current subscription term. Please note, your discounted resubscription fee of $40 is valid until the end of your existing subscription term. If you let your subscription term expire you will keep your U2.com profile, but the paid benefits will not apply. To reactivate you will need to purchase a new subscription at $50.

Q - If I renew my U2.com subscription, will I receive a ticket access code for pre-sale tickets?
A -In a touring period, paid-up subscribers receive an opportunity to enter a special ticket presale.

Q - After I renew my subscription, can I still use the 25% discount coupon from my previous subscription?
A - Yes. If you have not used your discount coupon it will still be valid up to a year from the date when you first became a subscriber. Please note that you will not be able to use multiple discount coupons on a single order - they are only good for one transaction at a time.

Q - How do I order a U2.com subscription for a friend or relative so that they can also receive the Double Vinyl Live Set or the book 'North Side Stories' or a bundle including both of these gifts ?
A - Go here, add the gift membership to your Cart, and complete the checkout process.

After you have completed your order, we will send you an electronic gift certificate via e-mail. When you email this certificate to your friend or family member, they can use it to take out their annual subscription to U2.com. Your gift recipient will receive a one-year subscription - from you - and we'll send them a copy of the Double Vinyl Live Set (on release in Spring 2015) or the book 'North Side Stories' (immediately). They will also get access-all-areas to the U2.com Subscribers Site.

Q - Can I use my 25% coupon toward my membership fee or a friend's fan club membership?
A - No. Your membership discount offers are only good toward merchandise purchases made in the official U2.com store and are non-transferable.

NO U2 at KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

The Edge first confirmed that due to Bono’s recent bicycling injuries, U2 will no longer be able to perform at the 25th Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas. “He managed to come out of it with what you can only describe as injuries from a car crash, literally multiple fractures of bones in his elbow and his back.

But he’s doing OK. We’re kind of lucky he was wearing a helmet, so he didn’t actually break Central Park. He’s made of tough stuff and he’s bouncing back.”

Check out the interview that was held earlier this morning.

U2 Hits The Road in 2015

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The dates for U2's upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 have been announced today by Live Nation. The iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour, which begins in 2015, will see U2 play indoor arenas for the first time in a decade and will visit 19 cities worldwide during its first year with pairs of shows in each city.

A complete tour itinerary is below. Tickets for all shows will go on general sale on Monday, Dec. 8. In addition, special shows are being planned for Dublin for the end of next year – to benefit the U2-initiated Music Generation project - details of which will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

The tour follows the recent release of U2's thirteenth studio album Songs Of Innocence by Island Records, which was given to U2.com subscribers and gifted by Apple to over half a billion iTunes Music Store customers worldwide. To date, Songs of Innocence has been streamed 81 million times and has been downloaded by 30 million fans.

"We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two," said Bono, "and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience. More to be revealed!"

"The anticipation for a U2 tour is always extraordinary, as it should be," said Arthur Fogel, President - Global Touring and Chairman - Global Music. "Following the record-setting 360 Tour, I'm amazed that they still want to be ground-breaking, this time on a more intimate scale."

Tickets for the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015 go on general sale beginning Monday, Dec. 8. As usual, there is an exclusive priority presale for U2 Fan Club subscribers at U2.com, from Thursday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. through Saturday, Dec. 6 at noon (all times local). Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands.

UPS is the logistics supplier to the tour. Ron Rogowski, UPS Vice President, Global Brand and Sponsorships said - "We're excited to work closely with U2 and Live Nation on this amazing tour in the most sustainable and environmentally responsible manner while providing them speed, efficiency and reliability."

NORTH AMERICA 2015
May 14th Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
May 15th Vancouver, BC, Rogers Arena
May 18th San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
May 19th San Jose, CA, SAP Center at San Jose
May 22nd, Phoenix, AZ, US Airways Center
May 23rd, Phoenix, AZ, US Airways Center
May 26th, Los Angeles, CA, Forum
May 27th, Los Angeles, CA, Forum
May 30th, Los Angeles, CA, Forum
May 31st, Los Angeles, CA, Forum

June 12th, Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
June 13th, Montreal, QC, Bell Centre
June 24th, Chicago, IL, United Center
June 25th, Chicago, IL, United Center

July 6th, Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
July 7th, Toronto, ON, Air Canada Centre
July 10th, Boston, MA, TD Garden
July 11th, Boston, MA, TD Garden
July 18th, New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
July 19th, New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
July 22nd, New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
July 23rd, New York, NY Madison Square Garden

EUROPE / UK 2015
Sep 4th, Turin, Italy , Pala Alpitour
Sep 5th, Turin, Italy, Pala Alpitour
Sep 8th, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Sep 9th, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Sep 16th, Stockholm, Sweden, Globe
Sep 17th, Stockholm, Sweden, Globe
Sep 24th, Berlin, Germany, O2 World
Sep 25th, Berlin, Germany, O2 World

Oct 5th, Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi
Oct 6th, Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi
Oct 13th, Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
Oct 14th, Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
Oct 17th, Koln, Germany, Lanxess Arena
Oct 18th Koln, Germany, Lanxess Arena

Oct 25th, London, UK O2
Oct 26th, London, UK O2
Oct 29th, London, UK O2
Oct 30th, London, UK O2

Nov 6th, Glasgow, UK, The SSE Hydro
Nov 7th, Glasgow, UK, The SSE Hydro
Nov 10th, Paris, France, Bercy
Nov 11th, Paris, France, Bercy

Itinerary subject to change.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: www.u2.com & www.livenation.com

Springsteen, Martin and U2 Minus Bono

The schedule called for U2 to perform at World AIDS Day (RED) performance Monday night in Times Square. However, Bono has been recovering from his earlier “High Impact Cycle” accident that has taken him out of the mix for right now.  U2 announced that the show will still go on with some help from some friends, Bruce and Chris stepped in to help the boys out. U2 posted on their Facebook page "Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. will be joined by Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin, each of whom will take a turn as frontman on the U2 songs. Appearing at the personal invitation of U2, Springsteen and Martin has graciously donated their time and talents to save the World AIDS Day event from cancellation." The show has been dubbed “U2 Minus 1”

"This year is a World AIDS Day like no other," Bono said in a statement. "The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS - more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the virus. Many people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS. 

"We wouldn’t be at this point without American leadership, people from the left and the right," added the singer. "Today, 13 million people have access to life-saving treatment, up from 300,000 just over ten years ago.  Americans do not know the role they have played in this fight.  This event is to inform and thank Americans for their support.  

U2's Films of Innocence Due December 9th

11 different artists unite to create U2’s next release due December 9th currently available on pre-order “Films Of Innocence” Artist create visuals out of U2’s current album “Songs Of Innocence”

The film is only available on iTunes as of now. The release date is listed as December 9th, and the film can be pre-ordered now for $12.99 (USD) for HD, or $9.99 for standard.  Apple has already begun the promotion around the film and has it listed as one of the featured films.

U2's Films of Innocence

U2's Films of Innocence

11 of the world's most acclaimed urban artists unveil their work through a collection of art films, inspired by U2's Songs of Innocence. Taking the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point, U2 pioneered the project to celebrate the unique democratic power of urban art. Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast, and Todd James make up this global multidisciplinary group project. Chosen for their undisputed ability to capture the imaginations of their audiences, the artists were given complete creative freedom to showcase their personal responses to U2's music, through a series of part-animated, part live action films. The result is an exhilarating display of diversity in approach, style and commentary. Powerful and cognizant, their works scale the globe, play with time, and weave between heightened reality and animated dreamscapes. United for the first time in film, the eleven international artists have taken their work from the streets to the screen. These original works of video art transpose their visions from the physical to the digital and are collected here together as a visual counter-point to the album, a set of unique and compelling Films of Innocence.

Jefferson Hack is credited as the film's director and Lois Newcombe as producer.

Tonight Show Lip Sync

So far checking Youtube we found thousands of videos for the up coming Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon.

A few days ago Jimmy asked U2 fans to lip sync to  "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" for bit with during the U2 week long performances starting Monday November 17.

We have collected some of our favorites and we will keep watching for your video.  Remember to title the video "TONIGHT SHOW U2 LIP SYNC" and sure it would be great if you tag #U2TOURFANS 

Be sure to check back a few times daily as well collect our video selections we will be posting them to our special page.

U2 Tonight Show Lip Sync Challenge

Jimmy calls on U2 fans to submit a YouTube video of themselves lip syncing to "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" video for a chance to be featured in one of their week-long performances on The Tonight Show November 17-21. Go to tonightshow.com/u2 for more info.

Jimmy calls on U2 fans to submit a YouTube video of themselves lip syncing to "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)" video for a chance to be featured in one of their week-long performances on The Tonight Show November 17-21 2105

Remember to Title your video "Tonight  Show U2 Lip Sync"  in the title so that they can locate your video. We of course would ask that you tag "U2TOURFANS" in the video too, so that we can share you video. Good Luck, Enjoy and most of all have some fun.

LYRICS

I was chasing down the days of fear
Chasing down a dream before it disappeared
I was aching to be somewhere near,
Your voice was all I heard
I was shaking from a storm in me,
Haunted by the spectres that we had to see
Yeah I wanted to be the melody,
Above the noise, above the hurt.

I was young
Not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you
Brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost, now has been returned
In the most beautiful sound I’d ever heard.

We got language so we can’t communicate
Religion so I can love and hate
Music so I can exaggerate my pain, and give it a name

I was young
Not dumb
Just wishing to be blinded
By you
Brand new
And we were pilgrims on our way

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
Heard a song that made some sense out of the world
Everything I ever lost, now has been returned
In the most beautiful sound I’d ever heard.

We can hear you
We can hear you
We can hear you

I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred
I get so many things I don’t deserve
All the stolen voices will someday be returned
The most beautiful sound I’d ever heard

Your voices will be heard
Your voices will be heard

 

Bono's Plane Loses Tailgate

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Bono's chartered flight to Germany had a bit of excitement as the plane lost a flap on approach to the airport in Berlin Schönefeld early Wednesday.

Spokesmen Ralf Kinkel declined to call it a crash as several media and blog sites reported.

The private plane was on approach to the airport Schönefeld. Aboard the plane were two crew members and five passengers. Among them  Bono. Suddenly, the Learjet 60 with the registration D-CGEO  reported the missing tailgate which was 100 centimeters wide. The tailgate must have gone down in the surrounding areas.

Registration number:D-CGEO
Year of Manufacture:1999 (Refurbished 2011) 
Passengers:6  
Homebase:Munich
Operator: MHS Aviation GmbH   
Baggage capacity: 55ft³ / 1.56m³  
Speed: 521mph / 839kph  
Range: 2,430nm / 4,500km  
Equipment: Leather Seats  

According to airport personnel, pilots were able to land the plane safely around 11.26 clock in Schönefeld.

The people on board were in good health,  said the operator of Schönefeld Airport confirmed the incident. According to a spokesman the plane was never in a crash risk as reported by several media sources and blog sites around the world.

U2 are invited to the Bambi Awards in Berlin tomorrow, Thursday. The rest of the band should arrive in the evening with a plane in Berlin to rehearse for their performance at the awards ceremony.

U2 was awarded the Bambi in the category "International Music".

The German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation took over the investigation.