Shared Kurier: slide show Vienna.
Posted Every Breaking Wave in Vienna.
Video taken during Annie Leibovitz’s photoshoot for Louis Vuitton. Bono and Ali are wearing Edun rather than Vuitton and Ali’s handbag was co-designed. Profits from the sale of this bag will be donated to Africa TechnoServe to support the work of the Conservation Cotton Initiative and related programs. Bono and Ali’s fees are also donated to TechnoServe, Conservation Cotton Initiative, which supports sustainable farming in Africa, and Chernobyl Children’s Project International.
The ‘Core Values’ ad campaign with the tag line “Every journey began in Africa” will launch mid-September in a range of daily newspapers, October magazines and on louisvuittonjourneys.com.
U2’s thank you card to support act One Republic (via their tweet)
Afternoon soundcheck (crew only): City of blinding lights, Vertigo, Moment of Surrender, New Year’s Day, Miss Sarajevo, Walk On, Desire.
Bono is in a talkative mood, but he has to be as there are some technical issues that leave space between songs. At one point he resorts to discussing Adam’s farting. Meanwhile, The Edge bears the brunt of the problems. First he doesn’t get his guitar in time for ‘In a little while’, then his guitar fails during ‘Mysterious Ways’, then has to change guitars during COBL and finally it doesn’t seem to be turned up loud enough on ‘Walk On’. ‘Glastonbury’ was listed on the setlist, but not played. The German news site oe24.at claims Bono was given an injection before the show to make him fit to play (“Und dabei musste er heute für das Wien-Konzert extra fitgespritzt werden!”). U2start.com commented: “Great show […] Bono just didn’t look good at the end.” He was however, in good spirits. Enough to slip in a ‘Rock me Amadeus‘ snippet during Vertigo.