Rehearsals in Turin 02/09 and a new Dublin rumour
U2 have continued their rehearsals in Turin today. U2Start have delivered the goods on what songs have been rehearsed. Many readers will be pleased to know that both October and the new Zooropa outro for Bullet The Blue Sky remain in the mix.
Songs rehearsed were Iris (Hold Me Close), Every Breaking Wave, October, Bullet The Blue Sky/Zooropa outro, Where The Streets Have No Name, the intermission video featuring The Fly, Invisible, Even Better Than The Real Thing, Mysterious Ways, and Ordinary Love. Edit 03/09: U2Start have updated their list of rehearsed songs to include Pride, With Or Without You, and an Ode To Joy snippet in Bullet; they have also removed Ordinary Love from the list of rehearsals.
The rumour mill has again started to heat up about U2 performing in Dublin at the end of the year. The Irish Sun - perhaps not the most reputable of sources - is peddling a rumour that U2 will perform at the 3Arena between 25 and 28 November, on the basis of a claim that U2's crew are booked into a nearby hotel. If those dates don't pan out they note the possibility of shows taking place after 19 December at the same venue. If we're lucky, maybe we will soon get clarification one way or the other regarding these long-mooted Dublin shows.