Where Europe meets Asia – U2360 Istanbul

First show in Turkey ever for U2 tonight. The band have been checking out the city for a couple of days. They’re really showing it their love and for what we’ve heard Turkish fans and media have replied in style.

Reports from the stadium are promising as rehearsals contained multiple run-throughs of both Mothers of the disappeared and Mercy.

U2log editor is on site, or follow the set here or here.

The first show in Turkey also marks the last show on this tour for support act Snow Patrol and during their song Chasing Cars, as the screens show “U2 crew love Snow Patrol”, all of the U2 crew take the stage and stage manager Rocco even gets to sing a verse, reportedly grabbing the microphone of Gary Lightbody.

-more to come as this might prove to be a very special show-