During an unprecedented live web broadcast of the U2360 Rosebowl show in Pasadena CA, U2 & Live Nation have ‘adapted to the new media’ even more by announcing new 2010 US dates for the U2360 tour via Twitter. This (third?) leg of the tour will kick off in Anaheim on june 6th and will take the band back to places around the US and Canada.
For those of you who missed out on the webcast, a rebroadcast is running now (only to be seen in its entirety as it seems).
U2’s Sheffield concert at Don Valley Stadium will be broadcast live on various radio stations around the UK and online at QThemusic.com, and – for subscribers – at U2.com. There will a pre-show interview with the band, a reveal of a Top 10 U2 chart (the band’s best loved songs as voted for by listeners) and live reports from the gig. Starts at 7pm GMT.
Lance Armstrong attends U2’s only show in Scotland. Bono’s mike drops out during Pride and during Walk On the PA dies. The band continue playing as if unaware the audience can’t hear them. The problem is quickly fixed. The Scottish fans provide a great atmosphere and the stadium is packed. According to U2tour.de, the black market price for a GA ticket was a mere 15 pounds (lowest on this leg of the tour?) and there were very few merchandising stands.
Second show in Croatia where a total of 120000 U2 fans watch the band play over two nights in the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb. In the afternoon, there’s a full band rehearsal of ‘Your Blue Room’ – including Adam’s spoken verse. Fans organised a balloon mob during Breathe and during Mysterious Ways a girl from Italy, Simona, is invited on stage. It’s her second time since she also joined Bono on stage in Rome in 2005. With or Without You has its ‘Shine Like Stars’ ending. For the first time, Bishop Tutu’s appeal is played before ‘One’ instead of ‘Streets’.
U2 played “Breathe” live for the first time on Le Grand Journal on Canal+ in France on Monday evening. The tallest Frenchman in the world followed Bono, singing his heart out, back onto the stage after a brief trip into the audience. (Get an mp3 of this song at U2exit.com)