Good night from me. This was a great night here in Athens.
Here we go, I’ve updated the Athens setlist article with some stats and whatnot: http://u2.gs/dr
Very glad Matt was able to do some updates from the venue in my absence! I am expanding the mainpage article now.
Oh wow, sorry everybody for no updates, I fell really ill yesterday and completely forgot the Athens gig was even happening.
Here is our first clip from Athens - I Will Follow http://u2.gs/ds
Here is the Athens setlist. Just a quick one since Axver is not around and he’s much better with writing http://u2.gs/dr
@PaulvSon yes they did.
@llootsteen39 sort of best of setlist as expected.
@llootsteen39 not my music but well received here in Athens.
@scott_ish Front of stage.
@u2pinstripes it’s the same on the other side.
@nikster007 there is no need to go early :-)
@nikster007 you have to collect them before the show everywhere.
@AlexMaragos same banner as everywhere. It’s just for screen and website use.
@AlexMaragos I don’t mind if it works. Have a good show.
@AlexMaragos usually they stop working at show time anyway. At least my experience.
@Matkin22 Well that’s just weird! Gmail reckons it has well and truly sent.
[initialsname] @live.ca, right? sent it about eight minutes ago now.
Shock of the decade: U2.com still doesn’t have any info that Perth 2 is even happening.
@Matkin22 Check your e-mail, my reply was waaay too long!
@Matkin22 Totally agree. Plus I think the band need to expose people to more of their great catalogue…
@Matkin22 At least I’ve heard it live a couple of times before. Not too disappointed.
@Matkin22 Yep. Ironically, friends from NZ visiting at time of the gig. Hopefully it’ll stay in the set like last time!
Second Perth gig has already been added, ON SALE NOW via Ticketmaster!
@Matkin22 Already got my Melbourne tickets in the presale! Can’t make any other gigs.
Last time U2 came down under, the 2nd gigs were announced within a day of 1st gig sales, and went on sale a week later.
Looks like Aussie shows selling well. GAs flew out the door everywhere. Hopefully second gigs will happen.
Well, Stuff.co.nz reckons the Auckland gig sold out within an hour, but some people have pulled up seated tickets in the last few mins.
Good luck to everybody buying tickets for the Aussie/Kiwi gigs today!
@louie1401 yeah, should be 30 degrees if not 360 ;-)
Youtube takes some time today. Elevation, ISHFWILF, Crazy Tonight and Moment Of Surrender should appear on our channel soon http://u2.gs/yt
I wonder if Larry has taken this dress from a 5 star hotel ;) http://u2.gs/cT
Not sure if someone mentioned this already but Bono really sings partially into his jacket during UV now. There must be another mic.
Here is our first video clip from the Vienna show. Get On Your Boots http://u2.gs/cQ
Full Vienna set, info, stats: http://u2.gs/cP
Hi folks, will have Vienna set up soon. Not much in the way of surprises; Every Breaking Wave played again, UV instead of HMTMKMKM.
@llootsteen39 ax is not around today. Matt
It’s cold in Vienna. Can’t wait for Athens and 30 degrees.
@Drea104 it’s now 5pm here.
@Kim23432 only the seats. Matt
Hey, Ax here. May not be able to tweet some/all of Vienna gig; will be here to summarise at end, and Matt is at gig.
U2log U2place claims crew says tour will end in Europe 2011 with shows in Paris, UK and Belfast and finally at a new location in Dublin.
@U2log They never were at the shows I’ve seen here …
My apologies to all who had to wait for their photo submissions to appear on the site. I just work on them. Have been a bit busy …
Funny Bono & Adam photo from Helsinki http://u2.gs/cx
Here are our photos from Moscow http://u2.gs/moscowphotos
@_Deimos_ No, no mention at all and I payed attention since I’ve read before the show what happened.
Campaign to bring U2 to Christchurch, New Zealand: http://u2.gs/CHCH
Must apologise, accidentally listed snips of My Sweet Lord & Singing In The Rain with Magnificent, when I meant MW. Moscow set fixed now.
Snippetwatch via @Matkin22: City Of Blinding Lights in Moscow ALSO had a Singing In The Rain snip.
I’ll have a beer now…
Here is our first video from Moscow. New Years Day … http://u2.gs/cr
Ok, had a shower and will upload some videos quickly. Photos will take longer (Friday) since I have no power supply for my notebook :-/
@srj68 they blocked us for some time.
Today’s setlist features the first snippet we have ever recorded in New Year’s Day.
Full Moscow setlist, stats, and info here: http://u2.gs/cm
That’s it. Just want to get my all wet clothes off now. Some vids to come if camera survived. Matt http://u2.gs/ck
I’m sorry, but U2 playing KOHD now always makes me think of the funniest U2 performance ever, TV Gaga: http://u2.gs/cj
Ax here. Set fairly normal in Moscow, mainpage article coming soon, except right now: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door after WOWY.
New years day and now boot. Quite hard rain … I don’t care.
Rain snip in BD
We just had to left the stadium after being up in the seat. They won’t let us down again. Good scanners are not synched here. Phew. Matt
@const_ivanov yes, was no problem.
Ax here; I can’t do Moscow set live today. Matt will do what he can, depending on phone reception. I’ll post full set at end of gig.
@_Deimos_ sorry, wrong conversion. My mistake. They’re 25€.
@Kim45654 it still smells a bit but no problem.
Yes, it’s been a while coming, but I’ve just made some much-needed updates to the U2 Setlist FAQ: http://u2.gs/FAQ
U2.com have updated their FAQ to cover the Aussie/Kiwi gig presales: http://u2.gs/bT
@malcolm42 I’m not confident it’ll be 3 on the bill, since there weren’t last time, and most 360 shows have only had one support.
New U2.com design now working for me. More easily readable, but it still looks incomplete at this stage to me.
@Matkin22 Cheers! Got it working here now too, though the bar above the video is pink for me, not orange as in your screencap.
Seems U2.com is failing for some, not others. For me, it looks like the old site, but squashed. Wonder if the new site will be any better.
@malcolm42 Got little to do with Jay-Z personally; everything to do with overlooking local talent in favour of importing an act AGAIN.
@u2wanderer And I certainly don’t condone booing opening acts. I’ll give him a chance. But geez, we’ve a wealth of talent down here.
@u2wanderer Well exactly. It may boost sales now from Jay-Z fans, but it won’t help a future tour’s sales much.
Am I the only person currently getting “unresponsive script” errors on 90% of U2.com’s pages?
Presale info for Aus/NZ shows - begins 11am THIS THURSDAY for existing U2.com subscribers: http://u2.gs/pre
@u2wanderer Will it drive up sales that much? Jay-Z fans want a Jay-Z concert, not an abbrev support slot.
Another clip by Coppel Presents to advertise U2 coming to Australia and New Zealand. It’s different from the one on u2.com http://u2.gs/bS
Here are our photos from the 2nd Helsinki show: http://u2.gs/helsinki2ph…
@u2fanz Broke up just as they were getting popular. Would take them over Jay-Z any day.
Athens gets Aviv and we get Jay-Z? Ugh. Or heaven forbid U2 give a local band their biggest opportunity ever…
It’s true: Jay-Z will be supporting U2 on Aussie/Kiwi tour. :-/
Will be so jealous if Aviv performs any Blackfield songs in Athens. Why can’t he support U2 in Australia?
Aviv Geffen to support U2 in Athens: http://u2.gs/aviv
@scatterolight Uh, that’s me in the back ;)
@stu2 Hey, just FYI, noticed your Helsinki 2 set has Amazing Grace snip with Streets; AG wasn’t actually done last night. :)
EVERY city on the Oceania leg is rumoured to get a second show if the first sells well enough. Yes, including Brissie and Perth.
More info on Aussie/Kiwi tour: http://u2.gs/bP
ISHFWILF clip should be finished in a few minutes. That’s all from us today. Good night.
@scatterolight for sure! We’re so happy to have seen this show. Makes us wonder what might come next … :)
The tour premiere of I Will Follow http://u2.gs/bM
Here is Vertigo from the 2nd Helsinki show http://u2.gs/bL (sorry for cutting it short … tech fault)
Here is the new arranged (semi acoustic) No Line On The Horizon from Helsinki http://u2.gs/bK
Just added another weather related snippet to the setlist on our site. Rain at the end of One.
@U2log Any idea what Bono did before MLK? The “trouble in your heart, trouble in your head” part?