Reminder re: Turin and Rome ticket sales - when TicketOne say 4 Dec, they mean 12:01am. Yes, a minute after midnight!
@dbedard They took ~17 days to go Cardiff to Chicago this year. I suppose it may be possible to squeeze in Fenway, but it would be marginal!
@dbedard Nothing new. I’m not sure it’s possible, esp. now with Turin on 6 August. 12 days to get stage from US to Italy? May not be enough.
I just wish U2.com would listen to fans and announce shows with a reasonable gap until presales begin. Give people time to plan in advance.
(continuation) … IF so, then some sort of announcement would have to be made in the next few days.
So, no Latin America tour announcement yet. However! Azteca Stadium twitter says Mexico City presale on 5 Dec … (continued)
Folks, a South American leg of 360 might be announced today. Rumour is April 2010, gigs in Brazil, Argentina, Chile.
Rome and Turin ticket sale information: U2.com has now announced the Italian concerts that TicketOne had previo.. http://bit.ly/6EetWd
I assume U2.com means tomorrow, Tuesday… that would mean the presale will follow the usual pattern.
OK, just to be confusing, U2.com says Italy presales begin “tomorrow, Wednesday”. Hey, it’s still Monday even here in Australia!
2010 Turin and Rome shows have been added to U2.com and presales begin TOMORROW. U2.com still haven’t learnt anything.
@atu2 I’m sure you’ll understand if I trust ticket agencies more than I trust U2.com, the haven of wrong setlists, incorrect venues, etc! ;)
@atu2 Wouldn’t call it a rumour when the ticket agency itself confirms it. Also, Rome is 8 October, not 10.
@golden254 Looks like Mexico will be announced soon, not 100% sure about South America though.
U2 to visit Italy in 2010: Although not yet on U2.com’s tour page at the time of writing, Italian ticketing age.. http://bit.ly/6ncXgS
@Kim21012 Nope, at this stage it doesn’t look like there will be any Dutch gigs.
U2 to visit Italy in 2010 - 6 August, Turin and 8 October, Rome. Confirmed by ticket agency TicketOne: http://bit.ly/650DUk
RT @gambit_rex In the tiwtter of the Estadio Azteca says that the Mexico’s presale is 5th dec. by TicketMaster
At the Rock Hall gig last month, Bono snippeted Because The Night over B Day’s outro. Added to set. Thanks Chris for the tip!
Thanks to 2 Heathers, we’ve confirmed Elevation, 2001-04-10, Calgary had no Creep snip. It does have a Home On The Range snip. Set updated.
@U2start I guess during the band’s downtime, Universal have nothing better to do than go after the people who love U2’s music.
U2 to visit San Sebastian in 2010: Rumours have been flying for a while that U2 would play more than just one S.. http://bit.ly/5F48QR
Presale for San Sebastian begins TOMORROW, Wednesday 25 November. WTF. General sale on 1 December.
San Sebastian gig has been confirmed for 26 September 2010!
@atu2 …but yes, everybody seems to forget the charity festivals. Not just Tibetan Freedom. How about Live 8, just four years ago!
@atu2 Counting Slane as a festival seems sheer semantics - just look at the stage, clear Elevation gig…
@DreamOutLoud65 It’s not a rumour this time. It’s happening.
@LikeASong_90 Not “so far”. U2.com confirms Glasto will be only 2010 UK/Irish gig.
U2 to play Glastonbury Festival in 2010: It’s one of those annual rumours - “U2 are going to play Glastonbury t.. http://bit.ly/08QwJe2
Glastonbury will be U2’s sole UK/Ireland gig for 2010. Wow.
@u2miracle Thanks. Seems I’ve missed this newsletter. Matt
@u2miracle In the US as well?
BTW, I can’t watch the Rose Bowl videos from U2official on YouTube anymore from Germany due to copyright limitations in my country!? Matt
Watch them while you can. We got two more vides banned today. One more and the account will be shut down by YouTube.
I’d like to say thank you for over 8 million hits on our youtube videos so far.
Despite my skepticism, it’s true - U2 to play Glastonbury Festival, headlining Friday 25 June 2010.
@marcelogcs Not yet. South American rumours now indicate Oct/Nov ’10 again; if so, I doubt they will announce it this year.
@u2wanderer I’m wondering if some 2nd gigs won’t be announced until 2010. Not everybody’s rushing to buy tickets 7 months in advance.
Second show announced for Montreal: After the first show in Montreal (16 July 2010) sold out within 20 minutes,.. http://bit.ly/6DWqc1
Wonder if Oakland is going to get a 2nd gig or not? I’m kind of surprised one hasn’t been announced yet.
So, Montreal is only the 2nd North American city so far to get a 2nd gig (17/07/10). Thanks to Tim C. for notifying us.
Press release from RFK Ripple Of Hope Awards indicates that the only song Bono performed was Redemption Song: http://bit.ly/2MKTjq
Remember that rumoured 2nd Spanish date? Spanish media is reporting U2 will play San Sebastian on 26 September 2010.
Bono performs with Wyclef Jean: Today, the Robert F. Kennedy Center For Justice And Human Rights has honoured B.. http://bit.ly/3457Ax
Ticket information for Minneapolis, East Lansing, and Montreal: U2.com have now confirmed that ticket sales wil.. http://bit.ly/2t5zPo
Of course, there goes U2.com, announcing the presales just as I refresh for the last time. Guess I’ll mainpage that, THEN sleep.
Alright, this is Ax signing out, since it’s stupid o’clock in Melbourne. If any more news breaks, Matt will handle it. :)
By 2019, U2.com will be proudly touting imminent ticket sales for the War Tour.
At this rate, next tour, shows will go on sale unheralded, then U2.com will announce “tickets went on sale yesterday” …
Ticketmaster page for Minneapolis gig (U2.com presale begins for Horizon at 10am tomorrow): http://bit.ly/O2GC6
Venue confirmed for 2010-07-16, Montreal gig - the Hippodrome (aka Blue Bonnets Raceway).
U2 to visit Minneapolis in 2010: It’s been the hot rumour of the last week, and now it has been confirmed - on .. http://bit.ly/33FBoz
And yes, that East Lansing presale starts tomorrow too. Advance notice really does mean nothing to these people.
Presale info for East Lansing isn’t yet on U2.com but it is on Ticketmaster. It’s the usual pattern: http://bit.ly/2BoMB2
U2 in Minneapolis at TCF Bank Stadium, 27 June 2010, is a go.
@u2wanderer Ah well, what’s another late night!
I (Ax) am sure that as soon as I go to sleep tonight, U2 will spring an extra 2010 concert or two upon us…
Via @jpstarkey, 2009-09-21, Boston soundcheck also had Elevation and The Unforgettable Fire. Added to database. Thanks!
@Matkin22 I’m still working on cataloguing all instances of Hear Us Coming… had to put it on hold lately due to studies.
Date for aforementioned Minneapolis show is probably 27/06/10, or at least in the gap between Edmonton and East Lansing.
Announcement of a U2 concert in Minneapolis “may” only be a few days away, folks…
@jaimearodriguez Yeah, the spokesman said probably Madrid or somewhere in the Basque Country.
On 27/10, a Live Nation spokesman claimed a 2nd Spanish gig location would be known in 10 days - well, we’re still waiting!
@RangerPete61 As long as tickets are still available for the first show, I don’t see NYC getting a second.
They’re definitely not fooling scalpers with last-minute announcements. They’re just screwing fans who don’t sit at their computer 24/7.
I (Ax) can’t be the only person who thinks it’s absolutely ridiculous that U2.com announces presales less than 24 hours before they start.
Second show for Anaheim plus ticket sale information for Philadelphia & Seattle: The first show scheduled for A.. http://bit.ly/9O3wZ
@sloop Yep, Seattle public sale is on 16/11. Updating the site to reflect that now.
Ticket sale information for Seattle: U2.com’s tour page still shows last week’s presales, but Ticketmaster’s Se.. http://bit.ly/2pCllb
German tabloid BILD thinks Jagger & Springsteen were at the Brandenburg Gate gig: http://bit.ly/3zIZfK
Alex W has kindly provided us with the prev unknown set for 2 Oct 80. The printed set does not incl the encore. See: http://bit.ly/2KldAS
Finally here is Vertigo from the Brandenburg Gate gig: http://bit.ly/ZpmoD Thanks to FANTIE for sharing it with us.
Looks like Viacom don’t like us to post videos taken around the Brandenburg gate. I just got one deactivated at our account.
Some more footage from yesterday is now available from terrorsittich: http://www.youtube.com/u…
Hey, U2? Go to Hobart in 2010 and play Van Diemen’s Land in Van Diemen’s Land. Cheers, Ax.
From the Alps to the Rimutakas: Zurich and Wellington in 2010?: Whether you live in Switzerland or New Zealand, a couple http://url4.eu/hh0m
@scatterolight I did know why I included this one ;-)
My photos taken today at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin are here: http://bit.ly/9Ei7R
They just promised to show more footage of the gig later. I should have taken more photos then.
Magnificent on MTV now.
U2 is on MTV now with One recorded earlier today.
Check our YT channel for the first videos from today: http://www.youtube.com/U…
U2 just won the Best Live Awards during the MTV European Music Awards 2009.
What a great gig. I’m really happy atm :). Got most of it on video and will upload asap. Matt
Matt was at the gig and will surely return soon with footage. I’ll leave everything in his capable hands!
I (Ax) am now off to bed - it’s stupid o’clock here in Melbourne, 5:30am.
Today’s full set and details on mainpage: http://bit.ly/z194P
MOS is done. That, apparently, is the end.
No Stay? Surprising. They soundchecked it earlier today.
Sixth song is Moment Of Surrender.
“We’ve gotta go now.” Bono gives a list of thank yous.
Vertigo count-in partially in German - “eins, zwei, drei” - then the Spanish “catorce”.
Fifth song is Vertigo.
Snippet of Blackbird at the end of B Day.
Surprisingly enough, that intro leads to Beautiful Day as the fourth song!
Oh hello, here’s the Celtic intro to Beautiful Day! This hasn’t been done since the first Boston gig, 20 September 2009.
@MickiMaynard To the best of my recollection, I think this is Jay-Z’s first appearance with U2. He has sampled SBS in his own sets though.
Get Up Stand Up snippet in SBS, Bono and Jay-Z together.
Jay-Z is guest-rapping in Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Magnificent was a short version. Third song is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
@MickiMaynard It’s being broadcast in Germany, but on a bit of a delay.
One was a bit shorter than normal. Bono didn’t do his usual shout-out of locations in Magnificent’s intro.
Second song is Magnificent.
First song is One.
Show’s starting. Bono thanks everybody for coming out in the cold.
@shkee23 The broadcast of the concert isn’t live.
Techs tuning guitars atm. 27 minutes to go.
Haha! Seconding the eeep. RT @U2log Apparently Hamish Hamilton is on stage right now. Eeeeep.
That last message was from me, Ax. I’m trying to keep myself awake here at 3:15am while Matt has a good time in Berlin.
I bet most people in the lead-up to a U2 gig listen to U2. Me? I’m enjoying blackened atmospheric folk metal demos. Mmm, incongruous.
Band doubles http://flic.kr/p/7do34f
I uploaded a YouTube video — Up close to the stage http://bit.ly/4n7Yxp
One Love http://flic.kr/p/7dnwJ5
@nielstenhave U2 are meant to be on stage at about 6:30pm Berlin time.
Soundcheck at the Brandenburg Gate: U2 will take the stage in a few hours at the Brandenburg Gate to perform a short set http://url4.eu/hRfT
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 soundcheck http://bit.ly/4f800B
Moment Of Surrender. Band now off stage. Got all filmed in HD.
Just Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Band rehearsing. http://yfrog.com/j0pyvj
U2 just rehearsed One, Magnificent full band.
Someone has a spare A for the gig today? It’s for the first girl in line.
Ax here. Matt and I will both be covering today’s Berlin gig. He’ll be on the scene. I’m in Melbourne… gig begins at 4:30am my time. Uhoh.
@stevelar No updates on an Australian tour at this stage, unfortunately.
@EdgeFest Given they did Edmonton x2 plus Winnipeg on Popmart, I’m surprised it may just be Edmonton x1 this time.
Also, due to weaker than expected ticket sales for the first Edmonton show, a second show has apparently been scrapped.
South America was rumoured for Oct 2010. Then March rumours gained pace. Now 4 Brazil shows rumoured for Nov ’10. Wonder what’ll happen.
Some more photos from the Brandenburg gate one day before U2 play there: http://bit.ly/2YnkHv
Snippetwatch, Rock Hall gig: Vertigo had It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll. Added to set. Thanks @mduchek!
@dal975 I don’t believe that’s a snippet. It’s only one line of an improvised verse, and it’s not the exact lyric nor the same melody.
Another one http://flic.kr/p/7dagvs
Another one http://flic.kr/p/7d5S6z
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 stage at Brandenburg Gate http://bit.ly/11LXYH
Light test at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin http://flic.kr/p/7d5Eyv
Snippetwatch, Rock Hall of Fame gig: Thanks to numerous people for the tip, added snip of The Promised Land to Still Haven’t Found.