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Bono and Edge on The Late Late Show

In case you missed Bono and Edge's appearance on The Late Late Show, the entire appearance has been posted by the show's official YouTube account. The video includes the live performances of "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)" (starting at the 20 minute mark) and "Every Breaking Wave" (at 36:30) as well as the full interview with host Ryan Tubridy. Watch below:





Our database listing for this appearance is here. Lots happened in U2 world yesterday. Catch up on the band's German radio performance and a very interesting North American tour rumour in this article, and watch footage of the live debut of "California" on Jools Holland's TV show here.

There are presently no more shows scheduled for U2. However, in September, Bono indicated in an interview that he would like to do an acoustic session for KROQ. Could some North American promo appearances be in the works for November? If the rumour about North American tour dates going on-sale late next month is true, then the band may do some performances to support the announcement and give ticket sales an extra boost. We will have to wait and see.

In the meantime, you can also check out some stills from The Late Late Show in our gallery. A couple of samples are below.




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 Posted by Axver on Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 11:33:24 UTC | permalink | Comments

Video of ''California'' live

On Tuesday, U2 performed "California (There Is No End to Love)" live for the first time on Later... With Jools Holland. It was not included in the live broadcast on Tuesday night; instead, it featured as part of an extended episode on Friday. The song was performed by the whole band in full electric form, but without the "Santa Barbara" album intro.

You can watch the video of this debut performance below. There is a short snippet of "God Only Knows" at 2:45, presumably the first of many Beach Boys snippets that will appear in this song.





Our database listing for this concert is here. Also, if you missed it earlier, check out our report on Tuesday's live broadcast, which has a video of the live debut of "Volcano".

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 Posted by Axver on Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 08:19:53 UTC | permalink | Comments

Wrap-up of today's U2 action

It has been another eventful day in the world of U2. We've got reports from their live performances in Germany and Ireland, plus another tour rumour.

U2 in Oberhausen, Germany
U2 performed an acoustic set for Radio NRW in front of approximately 200 fans in Oberhausen, Germany. It was not broadcast live; it will air on Monday, 27 October. The setlist was almost identical to the acoustic session on British radio on 15 October, which means that "Cedarwood Road" was performed for the second time ever and "Stuck in a Moment" remains the only pre-Songs of Innocence song to be played on the promo tour. Bono was not happy with the first performance of "The Miracle" so it was played a second time at the end.

The full setlist was:

  1. The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)
  2. Every Breaking Wave
  3. Cedarwood Road
  4. Song For Someone
  5. Stuck In A Moment / Fool To Cry (snippet)
  6. The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)

All details for this show including reviews and photos can be found here.

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Bono and Edge on The Late Late Show
Bono and Edge were very busy today - after performing in Germany, they flew back to Ireland to appear on that television institution, RTE's The Late Late Show. They had an extended chat with host Ryan Tubridy and played two songs.

After a short chat, the first song was "The Miracle", played for the third time that day. Edge stayed on the interview chair playing acoustic guitar while Bono really got into it, heading into the studio audience and leading them in clapping the rhythm. After a bit more of a chat with Tubridy, Bono and Edge then performed "Every Breaking Wave" with Edge on piano. It was rewarded with a standing ovation.

Our database entry for this show is here. U2Spain already have videos online: watch "The Miracle" at this link and "Every Breaking Wave" at this one

North American tour rumour
And now it's tour rumour time! Our friends at U2log.com posted some tasty morsels on their Twitter account. They report that the North American tour will be in arenas, which is in accordance with Wednesday's rumour. The tour will comprise lengthy residencies in seven cities. They will set up camp in a city and play as many shows as they can sell in the same venue; these shows may not be consecutive to take into account Bono's voice and venue scheduling factors (e.g. NBA and NHL).

Toronto was the only city mentioned specifically. U2log speculate that New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles can probably rest easy. Our speculation is that Boston would be another likely candidate because of U2's rich history and strong connection to the city. So North American fans, if you live outside the seven selected markets, you may have to prepare to travel.

Of course, none of this is confirmed but U2log emphasise that their source is "very credible". If you want to view U2log's tweets, they are here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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 Posted by Axver on Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 23:58:46 UTC | permalink | Comments

Tour news, rumours, and promo footage

Today we have a lot to report.

Tour news
In a forthcoming interview with Rolling Stone, U2 reveal tentative plans to take the forthcoming tour outside. It will begin in arenas but they will later move on to larger outdoor venues - and they anticipate releasing Songs of Experience in the next eighteen months, i.e. before the stadium shows. In this sense the tour may follow the model of Zoo TV, where two initial arena legs built hype and demand for a massive outdoor show.

Rumours
First, a short rumour: in an interview with a Portuguese radio station, the band promised a show in Portugal on the next tour. Add that to yesterday's rumour, which in turn links back to other tour news and rumours.

Second: U2 will appear on Ireland's The Late Late Show today, 24 October. It is currently the early hours of the 24th in Europe, and the rumour suggests that the German radio session will take place in the afternoon (possibly done by 4pm), in time for U2 to make it back to Ireland for The Late Late Show. This rumour has been reported in the Irish Mirror, and atu2 have received information to the same effect from two separate sources (one and two).

Watch U2 perform for Rolling Stone
A month ago, on 22 September, U2 did a photo shoot on the grounds of the Guinness Brewery for Rolling Stone. This attracted a small crowd of fans and curious passersby; one woman's two dogs became stars of the session after they went past on an evening walk. During the shoot, Bono and Edge performed a live acoustic version of "The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)", which was filmed by Rolling Stone.

We have added this performance to our database here and you can watch the video below or on Rolling Stone's article.


U2 Miracle Acoustic Rolling Stone by pedrorodrigues1973

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 Posted by Axver on Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 01:01:10 UTC | permalink | Comments

U2 North American tour rumour

Today information regarding U2's next tour has been posted on fansite Interference by site founder Joel Tanner (Elvis). Those of you who have been around U2 fansites since the early days know that Joel has had good sources and been reliable in the past - but at the same time we emphasise that this is a rumour and is not confirmed.

The information pertains specifically to North American dates and when the tour will go on sale.

North American dates: The tour will start in the US and take place during May/June 2015. U2 will play arenas as hinted over the last month; the general admission floor of previous tours will continue. Specific venues and dates are yet to be finalised because of NBA and NHL playoff commitments.

On-sale date: The public sale will be on 22 November. Presales will occur before this date.

If what Joel posts is correct, then we can expect a tour announcement in under a month. You can read his post on Interference here. If you want more tour rumours, check our article on what we know about U2's next tour and this more recent Italian rumour. This new information contradicts Bono's indication that U2 might play Germany in May 2015 but otherwise is in accordance with what we knew.

These are exciting times to be a U2 fan. We will bring you any more rumours and news as soon as we have it.

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 Posted by Axver on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 22:39:43 UTC | permalink | Comments

Previous articles:

· U2 on Later... With Jools Holland October 21st, 2014
· Video of U2 on The Graham Norton Show October 18th, 2014
· U2 on The Graham Norton Show - Updated October 17th, 2014
· U2 on Jo Whiley's show on BBC Radio 2 October 15th, 2014
· Bono and Edge on French TV October 14th, 2014
· Today: U2 on French TV, Bono on US radio October 14th, 2014
· Tour rumour: U2 to play Milan and Rome next year October 13th, 2014
· Bono and Edge on Italian TV October 12th, 2014
· A round-up of U2's upcoming promo appearances October 12th, 2014
· Axver's Tour Predictions: Pop October 11th, 2014

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