U2 to perform at Berlin Brandenburger gate, November 5

U2 are set to perform a ‘free ticketed’ gig in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate next Thursday, November 5.
The gig will be part of of the 16th MTV Europe Music Awards, as a part of it will be beamed into the awards show, held at the O2 World in Berlin.
Paul McGuinness on U2.com:
‘It’ll be an exciting spot to be in, 20 years almost to the day since the wall came down.’ said Paul McGuinness, U2’s manager. ‘Should be fun.’
Tickets to attend ‘MTV EMAs present U2 at the Brandenburg Gate’ will be free of charge and available here from 0900 (CET) on Wednesday 28 October 2009.

Berlin welcomes U2, February 09
Berlin welcomes U2, February '09

U2 360 Berlin, July 19, 2009

U2 surprised the Berlin audience with a quiet, accoustic version of Stay and let 3 fans, who all had carried signs proclaiming their skills (“guitar + me = angel of harlem”), take over the 360 stage for Angel of Harlem. The three musicians, on bass, guitar and drums (the fan says: “I played the kit, Larry played the left tom and hit-hat? and splashed the left crash from the two on the left side as well.”), played the song perfectly alongside The Edge and Larry – including transitions and coda for snippets of Man in the Mirror and Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough, while Adam stood by to enjoy the spectacle. Sound problems hampered the show a little and Bono was seen losing his cool a little during One, practically shoving his guitar back in the hands of his roadie. MLK was a little out of tune, and Bono had problems with his in-ear monitors. During Walk On things got out of hand again and Bono told the band to ‘slow down, slow down’. Near the end of the show, Bono led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday for Nelson Mandela.

  1. Breathe
  2. No Line On The Horizon
  3. Get On Your Boots
  4. Magnificent
  5. Beautiful Day / Here Comes The Sun (snippet) [ Video ]
  6. Mysterious Ways
  7. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (dedicated to Wim and Donata Wenders) [ Video ]
  8. Angel Of Harlem
  9. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  10. Unknown Caller
  11. The Unforgettable Fire [ Video ]
  12. City Of Blinding Lights
  13. Vertigo / She Loves You (snippet)
  14. Let’s Dance (snippet) / Crazy Tonight [ Video ]
  15. Sunday Bloody Sunday
  16. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
  17. MLK [ Video ]
  18. Walk On / You’ll Never Walk Alone (snippet)
  19. Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
  20. One
  21. Ultra Violet (Light My Way)
  22. With Or Without You [ Video ]
  23. Happy Birthday [ Video ]
  24. Moment of Surrender

“Berlin welcomes U2”

Cool video from U2tour.de capturing the display welcoming U2 to the O2 in Berlin where the band are performing at the Echo Music Awards.

U2 arrived in Berlin yesterday. Bono first met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, to discuss the ONE organisation. In the early afternoon the band did interviews before going to the O2 Arena for their dress rehearsal. The show will be broadcast on ARD television and Fritz radio from 8.15pm CET. (via U2tour.de)