Extra Dublin and Gothenburg dates added to U2’s tour

U2 have added an extra show in Gothenburg, tickets went on sale straight away. The second Dublin date has also been announced as well as the opening acts for both shows: Glasvegas and Kaiser Chiefs. Public ticket sales start March 20. For more information see our spreadsheet, or check U2gigs.com.

Update March 14: An extra Amsterdam date was added during the public on sale.

Last Night in Mexico

U2’s third and final Vertigo tour date in Mexico last night was filmed but will not be broadcasted like the rest of the Latin shows. The shows in Brazil, Chile, and Argentina will be aired on national television.

Last night’s audience was really loud and participative, again bringing thousands of balloons to delight the band. Bono sported a new jacket, similar to the one he wore during the Elevation tour with the American flag lining, but with the Mexican flag instead. The band offered a great performance, but Bono did not speak to the audience as much as the night before. He chose to dance with the same girl for both “Mysterious Ways” and “With or Without You.”

During “Beautiful Day,” Bono changed the lyrics to:

See the world in red and green
Mexico City in a waking dream
From Guadalajara to Monterrey,
Cabo San Lucas, Acapulco Bay
A new world is in motion

An after-show party was organized for the band, but they did not attend. Immediately after the show, U2 retired to their hotel.


City of Blinding Lights
Until the End of the World
New Year’s Day
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Beautiful Day / Cielito Lindo
Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of (semi-acoustic)
Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own
Love and Peace or Else
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Bullet the Blue Sky / Johnny Comes Marching Home / The Hands That Built America
Miss Sarajevo
Where the Streets Have No Name
Zoo Station
The Fly
Mysterious Ways
With or Without You
Fast Cars
Original of the Species

Vertigo tour to visit Japan in April

Our friends at U2japan.com report that Japan’s largest ticket service, Ticket PIA, has announced ticket purchase details for U2’s yet-to-be-officially-announced tour date in Japan. Ticket PIA lists the U2 concert as being scheduled for April 4 at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama. Tickets, priced at 12,000 yen (US$100), will go on sale on February 18.

Update: U2 have officially announced the April 4 concert in Yokohama, as well as confirmed ticket prices. GAs and upper-level stands will be 10,000 yen; lower-level stands will be 15,000 yen. Tickets will go on sale on January 21 at midnight.