Day 9 rehearsals in Laval, 17 April 2018
U2 continued rehearsing in Laval on 17/04, and more songs have entered the mix. Today's report is courtesy of the folks at U2tour.de, which if you can read German is available here. Read on for your recommended daily dose of spoilers.
The big news is that a fourth track from Songs of Innocence has entered the mix: Iris (Hold Me Close). And it appears that U2 are working on a transition into Iris from a much older song, The Ocean.
The songs rehearsed were:
- Iris, four times
- The Ocean
- The Ocean
- Song for Someone
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Raised By Wolves
- Until the End of the World, incomplete
If you want to hear a brief snippet of one rehearsal of Iris, listen here.
U2tour.de note that Sunday Bloody Sunday and Raised By Wolves were rehearsed in the same style as when they were played on the Innocence + Experience Tour in 2015, just like they were at the rehearsal yesterday.
Songs rehearsed in Canada so far (songs underlined were rehearsed for the first time today):
Boy (2): I Will Follow, The Ocean
War (1): Sunday Bloody Sunday
The Unforgettable Fire (1): Pride (In the Name of Love)
Rattle & Hum (1): Desire
Achtung Baby (5): One, Until the End of the World, Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses, The Fly, Acrobat
Non-album single (1): Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
Pop (1): Staring at the Sun
All That You Can't Leave Behind (2): Beautiful Day, Elevation
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2): Vertigo, City of Blinding Lights
Songs of Innocence (4): Song for Someone, Iris (Hold Me Close), Raised By Wolves, Cedarwood Road
Songs of Experience (9): Love Is All We Have Left (possibly taped), Lights of Home, You're the Best Thing About Me, Get Out of Your Own Way, American Soul, The Showman (Little More Better), The Blackout, Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way, 13 (There Is a Light)