You may or may not have heard: a fan called Jonathan held up a sign asking to play piano on Stay three consecutive nights, Milwaukee, Indy and finally on 5/12, the first night at the United Center in Chicago. Bono asked Jonathan if he played well. He then asked Jonathan what key it was in. He answered E-Flat. Bono turned to Edge who confirmed. Bono then said “Come on up”. Jonathan did a great job.
Month: May 2001
Missed U2’s appearance on Much Music?. Well head on over to U2Audio and watch it in Real Video. Thanks to Kevin.
IT MUST BE THAT EVIL U2 AGAIN
The Register reports that a Microsoft UK promo CD supporting the May 31 launch of Office XP will contain U2 content. Get it in your Sunday Times.
[Thanks to Zoonited.net.]
NOT SO BEAUTIFUL NOW, EH?
This just in: Bono and the boys have been pipped for the prestigious Ivor songwriting award by UK garage wunderkind Craig David. Not that Bono probably minds, since he’s one of Craig’s biggest fans and spoke out on his behalf (and dropped “Walking Away” into “One”) when the young lad was repeatedly snubbed at the Brit Awards…
Aussies, you can tune into U2 doing battle against themselves this Friday Night/Saturday morning on the music video program Rage. They will show the Elevation clip sometime between 11:30pm and 11:20am. Not sure of the exact time as yet, but keep checking back here for an up-to-date playlist.
Oh and you’ll also be able to catch the video for Musique vs U2 – New News Dub. A song about war and dislocation from family and loved ones for people who like to party!
*Update – U2’s Top of the Pop’s performance of Elevation will also be shown on ABC TV this Sunday at 5:40pm. Alongside performances by R.E.M, Radiohead and S Club 7.
APPLY SOME COLOGNE
Looking for Cologne tickets? There are some GA and Seats available at:
(thanks to Marc Schmitt)
Bono talks to Gerry Ryan about the new bouncer babby. And his fixation with nurses.
(picture ripped from The Sun, thanks to Flodd)
T’IS LOOKING GOOD
From Melbourne’s Herald Sun….
U2 which played in outdoor stadiums for it’s last two world tours, will take its live extravanganza indoors when it plays Melbourne this year.
But intimacy with the Irish supergroup comes with a cost. “There is no denying the U2 tour is going into the arena at a very high price,” promotor Michael Coppel said. “But essentially, it’s an 18 truck tour, with 65 people on the road, presenting what could be a stadium production for a lot for acts, indoors.
“Nobody is doing it for philanthropy. Everybody is doing it to cover their costs and income from being musicians.” An official announcement for the tour is expected in the next few weeks.
ROLL ON OVER
..to Rollingstone and check out their latest pics from Milwaukee and Chicago.
CHI TOWN PICTURES
Ian Hiaring has some pretty groovy pictures from Chicago 5/13 and 5/15 on his website.