U2 offer 8-track live CD to U2.com subscribers


In a bid to retain their many subscribers after their first full membership year, U2.com are offering an ‘exclusive’ CD/CD-ROM double disc set called ‘U2 Communication’ to current members, and an additional 20% discount on the $40 subscription fee.

The CD’s exclusivity is debatable, since the 8 tracks are taken from the current Vertigo live DVD which many U2.com subscribers are likely to have acquired. It looks rather sexy, though, and this fan has already succumbed to its lure.

The offer was made via a U2.com mail shot which was sent out this Tuesday.

From the e-mail: This package, which will not be available at retail, contains an 8-track CD featuring songs recorded live during the Vertigo Tour; and a CD-ROM containing an interactive audio player, an exclusive live video clip from U2’s Vertigo 2005 show at Milan’s San Siro stadium, as well as wallpapers and U2 screen savers using the show’s amazing imagery.

U2.com staff further apologise for the 2005 ticket snafu and state they continue to look into fair ways to distribute tickets to fans. They stress however, that the subscription renewal does not include any distribution solution or any guarantee of tickets to future shows. No change there, then. Boom boom.

U2 treat Toronto to a Pop-selection

Boom. Cha. While we await full reports from our troops on the ground, we’re going to tease you with this short and simple statement: They played Discotheque!

Set: City of Blinding Lights / Vertigo / Elevation / Electric Co. / The Ocean / Beautiful Day / Miracle Drug / Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own / Love and Peace or Else / Sunday Bloody Sunday / Bullet the Blue Sky / Miss Sarajevo / Pride / Where the Streets Have No Name / One / Discotheque / The Fly / With or Without You / All Because of You / Fast Cars / Yahweh / 40

Daniel Lanois plays guitar on One, Eddie Vedder joins them near the end for a few bars of Ol’ man river. The ‘Pop Muzik’ intro starts the encore and the screen shows PopMart imagery.