Time to unwind a little from all your ticket buying stress. Follow these two U2 fans as they take a detour in Death Valley on a quest to find the Joshua Tree. Find out why they say: “We found a lot more than what we were just looking for…”
U2 are playing a promo gig in Somerville, Ma tonight, as part of their “3 nights live” radio event. If you want to listen to this show online, try CBS Boston’s Mix 985 (link to stream), or San Diego’s 91X. Time: 9-10pm Eastern, 8-9pm Central, 7-8pm Mountain, 6-7pm Pacific. That’s 1-2am GMT. And bedtime for us.
“‘Bono, you rock”. U2 arrive in Somerville, MA, for their Boston promo gig and interview. (Via WickedLocal.com)
Reporter asks Adam if he’ll have “a pint in Boston”. Adam gracefully replies: “Not before the show”.
Here’s a cool initiative organised by German-language U2 fansite U2tour.de. They rallied fans to stage a Flashmob promoting U2’s ‘No Line on the Horizon’ in the centre of Vienna, Austria on the day of the album’s release in Europe.
Fans from all over Austria gathered on Stephansplatz in Vienna at three in the afternoon. The fans formed a line, holding up print outs of the words ‘No Line’ (see picture) . They recruited passers-by to join in and ended the line with a fan holding up the words ‘On the Horizon’.
TV station ORF filmed the flashmob (see above), which was broadcast in their TV programme ZIB Flash as well as online in their ZIB 24 live stream.
We think a round of applause for this grass roots promotional event is in order.
In this Irish Times interview Bono quotes will.i.am saying U2 fans have bigger egos than the members of the band:
“The thing about U2 that nobody seems to get,” says Bono, “is that the very things people think about us, which is the megalomania and the immodesty, they’re so far from the truth. People don’t see that. We had will.i.am doing some work on the new album and he was shocked by the absence of ego. He said: ‘Your fans have bigger egos than you do.’
In anticipation of their upcoming world tour, here’s a fan made video compilation of Where the Streets Have No Name, using pro-shot footage from seven concerts including Rattle & Hum, ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation, Slane Castle, Vertigo tour, SuperBowl halftime show and U218. Eat that, Hamish.