U2 to film Milan San Siro concerts

In case you hadn’t heard it through the grapevine yet, Willie Williams confirms the rumour that U2 are to film their Milan concerts in the San Siro stadium in his 8/7 diary entry:

‘Myself, Ned the Producer, Hamish the director, Allen the TV lighting consultant and Jake the production manager flew to Milan. The Big Video Shoot is two weeks from now at San Siro stadium, so we thought it best to go and have a look. We flew into Milan’s Malpensa Airport (which surely must be Latin for ‘bad thinking’?) where we were met by some of the Italian promoter’s team who took us to the stadium.

San Siro is a great venue and will work really well for the shoot. We are playing across the pitch in order to face into the three sides of the stadium that have three levels of seats rather than two. However, the field is practically square so this isn’t as much of a drag as it might otherwise be. The upside though is the height of the grandstands. The pitch is quite small but the building is extremely tall, so it will be like playing a show inside a cauldron of Italian enthusiasm.

Congratulations, Milan. The horrible sound you hear is the Dutch fan contingent gnashing their teeth in jealousy.

30 thoughts on “U2 to film Milan San Siro concerts

  1. Caroline, speaking as a member of the Dutch fan contingent: you sure know how to put our emotions into words by that last sentence! But hey, we’ve got the sweeeeeeeet memory of three terrific U2 nights in Amsterdam! I’m still recovering. God, that was great! anyway, congrats Milan.
    Anyone made a complete video in the Arena?

  2. Caroline, speaking as a member of the Dutch fan contingent: you sure know how to put our emotions into words by that last sentence! But hey, we’ve got the sweeeeeeeet memory of three terrific U2 nights in Amsterdam! I’m still recovering. God, that was great! anyway, congrats Milan.
    Anyone made a complete video in the Arena?

  3. Well even if they only filmed the first two nights they probably would have focused on that more than soundchecking Miss Sarajevo – so perhaps you’ll hear some Italians bemoaning the setlists they got.

  4. Well even if they only filmed the first two nights they probably would have focused on that more than soundchecking Miss Sarajevo – so perhaps you’ll hear some Italians bemoaning the setlists they got.

  5. At a press conference held in Milan today the tour managers revealed to the delegates that a 20 piece string orchestra will be joining U2 on the stag for a live rendition of Original of the species…!!!

  6. At a press conference held in Milan today the tour managers revealed to the delegates that a 20 piece string orchestra will be joining U2 on the stag for a live rendition of Original of the species…!!!

  7. See, they should have done it in the ArenA after all. With the echo there, they would have only needed a 5 piece string orchestra. Larry would have liked that :-]

  8. See, they should have done it in the ArenA after all. With the echo there, they would have only needed a 5 piece string orchestra. Larry would have liked that :-]

  9. So that’s why they locked themselves up in Wisseloord Studios with a string arranger, nice….

  10. So that’s why they locked themselves up in Wisseloord Studios with a string arranger, nice….

  11. C’mon e – you know even with a five piece orchestra, Larry’s still going to be counting how many “vintage” tshirts he needs to sell to recoup the cost… :o)

  12. C’mon e – you know even with a five piece orchestra, Larry’s still going to be counting how many “vintage” tshirts he needs to sell to recoup the cost… :o)

  13. Apart from that guy from the Killers? :-] Yep, a couple… They are kind of nice looking t-shirts, I guess, but I’d rather donate the EUR70 to Ah-freak-cah or something and make Bono happy instead 😛

  14. Apart from that guy from the Killers? :-] Yep, a couple… They are kind of nice looking t-shirts, I guess, but I’d rather donate the EUR70 to Ah-freak-cah or something and make Bono happy instead 😛

  15. Film ミラノ

    [https://u2log.com/archive/2005/07/u2_to_film_milan_san_siro_concerts.php ミラノでのDVD撮影が公式に発表]されました。
    会場であるSan Siroは、ヨーロッパでも有数の美しいスタジアムだそうです。
    記事は[htt…

  16. Film ミラノ

    [https://u2log.com/archive/2005/07/u2_to_film_milan_san_siro_concerts.php ミラノでのDVD撮影が公式に発表]されました。
    会場であるSan Siroは、ヨーロッパでも有数の美しいスタジアムだそうです。
    記事は[htt…

  17. Maybe Pavarotti will join them on stage for Miss Sarajevo being in Italy and being his last year touring and all that and you have the orchestra there from Original of the Species to join in for that Miss Sarajevo aswell and maybe even One which is an ‘orchestra friendly’ song also.

  18. Maybe Pavarotti will join them on stage for Miss Sarajevo being in Italy and being his last year touring and all that and you have the orchestra there from Original of the Species to join in for that Miss Sarajevo aswell and maybe even One which is an ‘orchestra friendly’ song also.

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