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Sep 11, 2009
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Friends and fans to celebrate Gavin Friday’s 50th at Carnegie Hall

Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton are among the guests of ‘Hal Willner presents: An Evening with Gavin Friday and Friends’, at Carnegie Hall on October 4th, 2009, celebrating Gavin Friday’s 50th birthday. The concert is part of the a (RED) Nights Event series.

The full line up is:

Laurie Anderson, Antony, Elizabeth Ashley, Bono, Adam Clayton, Andrea Corr, The Edge, Flo & Eddie, Joel Grey, Bill Frisell, Guggi, Courtney Love, Lydia Lunch, Patrick McCabe, Maria McKee, Shane MacGowan, Eric Mingus, Larry Mullen, JG Thirlwell, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Chloe Webb, Plus Special Guests.

For more information go to www.gavinfriday.com

Sep 6, 2009
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U2 to be musical guest on Saturday Night Live

U2 will be the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live on September 26, according to cast member Bill Hader. Tickets to the taping of the show are available only by lottery (if requested in August) or by stand-by. Neither method provides guaranteed tickets. So, if you want to see the taping, contact your friend’s cousin whose boyfriend’s pizza man is friends with an NBC page to ask for ticket help or be prepared to hit the concrete on the stand-by line very early on the day of the taping.

Aug 20, 2009

U2 360 Sheffield, August 20, 2009

U2′s Sheffield concert at Don Valley Stadium will be broadcast live on various radio stations around the UK and online at QThemusic.com, and – for subscribers – at U2.com. There will a pre-show interview with the band, a reveal of a Top 10 U2 chart (the band’s best loved songs as voted for by listeners) and live reports from the gig. Starts at 7pm GMT.

Check out this set on Flickr for a view of the stage as it was being built in Don Valley.

  1. Breathe
  2. No Line on the Horizon
  3. Get On Your Boots
  4. Magnificent
  5. Beautiful Day (snippet: Blackbird)
  6. Elevation
  7. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  8. Happy Birthday
  9. Stuck in a moment you can’t get out of
  10. Unknown Caller
  11. The Unforgettable Fire
  12. City of Blinding Lights
  13. Vertigo
  14. I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight (remix)
  15. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  16. Pride
  17. MLK
  18. Walk On
  19. Where the streets have no name
  20. One
  21. Mysterious Ways
  22. Ultra Violet (light my way)
  23. With or without you
  24. Moment of surrender
Aug 18, 2009
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U2 360 Glasgow, August 18, 2009

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Lance Armstrong attends U2′s only show in Scotland. Bono’s mike drops out during Pride and during Walk On the PA dies. The band continue playing as if unaware the audience can’t hear them. The problem is quickly fixed. The Scottish fans provide a great atmosphere and the stadium is packed. According to U2tour.de, the black market price for a GA ticket was a mere 15 pounds (lowest on this leg of the tour?) and there were very few merchandising stands.

Setlist

  1. Breathe
  2. No Line on the Horizon
  3. Get On Your Boots
  4. Magnificent
  5. Beautiful Day
  6. Elevation
  7. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
  8. Stuck in a Moment
  9. Unknown Caller
  10. The Unforgettable Fire
  11. City of Blinding Lights
  12. Vertigo
  13. I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight (remix)
  14. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  15. Pride
  16. MLK
  17. Walk On
  18. Where the Streets Have No Name
  19. One
  20. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  21. With Or Without You
  22. Moment of Surrender
Aug 17, 2009

U2 fan’s Forty-five seconds of fame …

Talk about passion….but 360°?

Must feel odd by the way, five stewards all for yourself …

Aug 15, 2009

U2 360, London August 15 2009

Second and last show in London’s Wembley stadium tonight. Newspapers reviewed the first show as “a qualified triumph for vaulting ambition“, “with a sound so hissy that it might as well have been coming from a clapped-out transistor radio” (more reviews in our lifestream).

Support acts of tonight are The Hours and Glasvegas and during a last minute soundcheck the band played New Year’s Day and Until The End Of The World.

Among tonights attending celebrities are Kevin Spacey (in the royal box), Lars Ulrich, Jimmy Page, Robert Downey Jnr and (the inevitable) Neil McCormick.

Reports are the roof is opened further than previous night, which benefits the sound.
When the last notes of tonights show fade out U2 will have played before an estimated 1.600.000 people in 21 gigs, with three more European shows to go…

The setlist gets a bit of a mix-up with the inclusion of UTEOTW, New Year’s Day and Stay:

  1. Breathe [video]
  2. No Line On The Horizon
  3. Get On Your Boots [video]
  4. Magnificent
  5. Beautiful Day (“Here comes the sun” and “London Bridge is falling down” snippet) [video]
  6. Until The End Of The World (Break on through snippet) [video]
  7. New Year’s Day [video]
  8. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Stand by me snippet) [video] [snippet]
  9. Stay (Far Away So Close) [video]
  10. Unknown Caller
  11. The Unforgettable Fire (A Day Without Me snippet) [video]
  12. City Of Blinding Lights [video]
  13. Vertigo [video]
  14. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight remix
  15. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  16. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  17. MLK [video]
  18. Walk On [video]
  19. Where The Streets Have No Name [video]
  20. One
  21. Bad (Fool to Cry and “40″ snippets) [video]
  22. Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
  23. With Or Without You
  24. Moment Of Surrender [video]

Before they play Stay Bono tells the crowd Joe O’Herlihy has buried one of Edge’s guitar picks in the foundation of Wembley stadium when he was visiting the building site…

Big thanks to the Editor-in-chief of U2log and her fabulous live feeds!
All video links courtesy of u2gigs.com/u2006com

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Aug 14, 2009

U2 360, London August 14, 2009

U2 bring their 360 production into London for the first of two shows. Tonight Wembley stadium will welcome its biggest crowd ever, with 88.000 people attending (former record holders: Rod Stewart in 1995 and Foo Fighters in 2008, both played in front of 83.000 people). Total attendance over two shows is estimated 170.000.

Mysterious Ways and Your Blue Room were played in full during soundcheck, as well as fragments of Beautiful Day and Get On Your Boots.

Support acts for this first night are The Hours and Elbow.

Among the celebrity guests spotted in the star studded capital are Noel Gallagher, Lars Ullrich, Richard Curtis, Bill Nighy, Roman Abramovich, Will Champion, Brian Eno, Paul Greengrass & Neil McCormick.

For the second time the Bishop Tutu intro is played before One instead of Streets and Mysterious Ways makes a suprise appearance as closer of the ‘main’ set

Setlist:

  1. Breathe
  2. No Line on the Horizon [video]
  3. Get On Your Boots
  4. Magnificent
  5. Beautiful Day (with “London calling” intro, “London Bridge is falling down” & Blackbird snippet) [video]
  6. Elevation
  7. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (Moving on up snippet) [video]
  8. Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of
  9. Unknown caller
  10. The Unforgettable Fire [video *]
  11. City of Blinding Lights
  12. Vertigo (Aqcuiesce snippet)
  13. I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (remix) (Two Tribes and O Come All Ye Faithful snippets)
  14. Sunday Bloody Sunday (Rock The Casbah snippet) [video *]
  15. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  16. MLK
  17. Walk On (You’ll Never Walk Alone snippet)
  18. Where the streets have no name [video *]
  19. One (Tutu intro)
  20. Mysterious ways (tiny snippet of Norwegian wood) [video]
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) [video]
  22. With Or Without You [video *]
  23. Moment of Surrender (dedicated to Brian Eno, “a national treasure”) [video]

All video courtesy of the great u2006.com, except * by Liamjd2008.

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Aug 10, 2009
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U2 360 Zagreb, August 10, 2009

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Second show in Croatia where a total of 120000 U2 fans watch the band play over two nights in the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb. In the afternoon, there’s a full band rehearsal of ‘Your Blue Room’ – including Adam’s spoken verse. Fans organised a balloon mob during Breathe and during Mysterious Ways a girl from Italy, Simona, is invited on stage. It’s her second time since she also joined Bono on stage in Rome in 2005. With or Without You has its ‘Shine Like Stars’ ending. For the first time, Bishop Tutu’s appeal is played before ‘One’ instead of ‘Streets’.

Setlist

  1. Breathe
  2. No Line on the Horizon
  3. Get On Your Boots [ Video ]
  4. Magnificent [ Video ]
  5. Beautiful Day (snippet: Croatian ode to independence “Oh Sweet Freedom)
  6. Mysterious Ways [ Video ]
  7. I still haven’t found what I’m looking for (snippet: Stand by me) [ Video ]
  8. Stuck in a moment [ Video ]
  9. Unknown Caller
  10. The Unforgettable Fire
  11. City of Blinding Lights
  12. Vertigo [ Video ]
  13. I’ll got crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight (remix)
  14. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  15. Pride
  16. MLK
  17. Walk On
  18. Where the streets have no name (no Tutu intro)
  19. One (with Tutu intro) [ Video ]
  20. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) [ Video ]
  21. With or without you [ Video ]
  22. Moment of Surrender [ Video ]

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Aug 10, 2009
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U2360 Sheffield broadcast

According to the site IloveU2ontheradio.com the entire set from Don Valley Stadium Sheffield will be broadcast live on British radio Thursday 20th August.

Check the link to find out which radio stations will carry the broadcast, no information on international (internet) broadcast as yet.
(via U2tour.de)

Aug 9, 2009
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U2 360, Zagreb August 9, 2009


Zagreb video playlist, shot by U2gigs.com

Bono quotes Croatian author Ivan Gundulic: “Oh beautiful, oh dear, oh sweet liberty.” The Edge is again serenaded for his birthday and a bottle of champagne is opened on stage. Writer Miljenko Jergovic was in the crowd, watching the concert with his wife.

setlist

  1. Breathe [ Video ]
  2. No Line on the Horizon [ Video ]
  3. Get On Your Boots [ Video ]
  4. Magnificent (snippet: Miss Sarajevo) [ Video ]
  5. Beautiful Day [ Video ]
  6. Elevation [ Video ]
  7. One (snippet: Unchained Melody) [ Video ]
  8. Until the end of the world [ Video ]
  9. Stay [ Video ]
  10. Unknown Caller [ Video ]
  11. The Unforgettable Fire [ Video ]
  12. City of blinding lights [ Video ]
  13. Vertigo [ Video ]
  14. I’ll go crazy if I don’t go crazy tonight (remix) [ Video ]
  15. Sunday Bloody Sunday [ Video ]
  16. Pride [ Video ]
  17. MLK [ Video ]
  18. Walk On (snippet: You’ll never walk alone) [ Video ]
  19. Where the Streets Have No Name – Happy Birthday [ Video ]
  20. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) [ Video ]
  21. With Or Without You [ Video ]
  22. Moment of Surrender [ Video ]
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