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?
Here is the new song Every Breaking Wave as performed today in Helsinki http://u2.gs/bJ
I’ve been up for ~25 hours now, so it’s time I slept. Over to Matt for now. This is Ax, signing out. (PS Go the All Blacks!)
OK folks, here’s today’s full setlist and lots of stats to go with all the changes: http://u2.gs/bH
Singing in the rain again at the end. All stadium singing as the band left. Matt
Show ends with yet another Singing In The Rain snip. No Bad, alas, but some other huge surprises. Revising mainpage article now.
AMAZING show. Lots of new stuff. All new or leg premiere. Vids to come. Matt
OK, 24th is Moment Of Surrender. Would normally assume this is the end, but the way tonight’s been - is it?
@llootsteen39 I love Pride more too… in studio. One of the very few U2 songs that gets worse, not better, live. Though it was OK last year
Holy shit, assuming no totally unexpected surprises happen, this is the first gig with no War songs since 1997-06-27.
@llootsteen39 So am I, but replacing SBS with Pride feels like one step forward, two steps backward.
Could Bad have knocked off MOS? Will it not make it out of soundcheck? Or will U2 do a 25 song set? The tension…
23rd is With Or Without You.
If you don’t count the Vertigo public dress rehearsal, the last time SBS missed a set was 1997-09-30, Tel Aviv.
Assuming SBS does not appear late in the show, this is the first time it has missed a gig since the Vertigo public rehearsal on 2005-03-26.
22nd is HMTMKMKM, awww yeah.
Asian tour dates conspicuous by their absence…
@GreyRaccoon It’ll be two Claws. One for Auckland/Brissie/Perth, the other for Melb/Syd.
@Merken1980 Given how badly U2 play WOWY these days, I don’t support anything involving it staying in the set!
I’m barracking for a 2nd encore of HMTM/Bad/MOS.
21st is Streets.
I think I chose exactly the right night to pull an all-nighter. Well, except for the hung parliament…
20th song of the night, first of encore, is One.
18th is MLK, 19th is Walk On.
So, all soundchecked songs are in the set thus far except for Bad. Here’s hoping it makes the cut too.
Something is going ob here tonight … Matt
So Pride’s back after missing 25 shows, its longest absence ever. Previous record was 8, on Elevation Tour.
So Pride follows Crazy Tonight, 17th song in the setlist.
Pride instead SBS. Matt
To answer those of you who asked, North Star was not played, new songs were EBW & Glasto.
No North Star today. New song followed ISHFWILF. Matt
16th is Crazy Tonight. Set has been a bit crazy tonight, huh.
COBL, like BDay earlier in the set, had a Singing In The Rain snippet.
After COBL is Vertigo.
Aaanyway, back to the set as it happens: COBL after Miss S.
OK, here we go, setlist went: ISHFWILF, Every Breaking Wave (live debut!), Glastonbury.
And can I just say “holy shit” at this set so far? Yes? Holy shit!
OK, this is getting confusing. Every Breaking Wave definitely played, live debut. Glasto also definitely played. Was North Star?
@u2miracle Between North Star and Glastonbury? Three new songs in a row?
The rain is back … Matt
Miss Sarajevo after IALW.
After Glasto is In A Little While. Still not 100% clear if we are missing a song in the set or if one has been inaccurately reported.
Glasto was done after North Star… not sure if Matt means a third new song was done or what…
MW had My Sweet Lord and Norwegian Wood snippet.
@srj68 Only! I’ll up the “might” to a “definitely” if Treasure is thrown into the deal too. ;)
New song Every breaking wave? Matt
@u2wanderer Hell yes! Though I may actually only be doing the Melb gigs myself thanks to other commitments.
Tenth is North Star, third performance ever, first time played at consecutive gigs.
@u2wanderer Not in December by any chance? ;)
After NLOTH, 8th was Elevation, 9th I Still Haven’t Found.
@ClaytonsKitten Norwegian Wood is one of my fav U2 snips… in BAD. MW needs its solo; to hell with snippetry if that’s what it takes.
MWays had a snippet of Norwegian Wood, by the way.
@atu2comSherry Finnish vodka, Aussie perry, Kiwi wine - take your pick! Big night down under.
@AndyFC91 I really hope so! Won’t mind if Pride doesn’t make it out of the soundcheck though…
No Line semi acoustic rocks. Matt
This new arrangement of NLOTH is a bit unpolished, but has some good energy about it. Glad it’s back, whatever guise it takes.
@Galeongirl I also have some wine… but I do think HMTMKMKM will come back today. Guessing HMTM and UV will rotate in 2-gig cities.
Oh hello, now NLOTH’s making its 2010 debut! And it’s acoustic.
Now, if U2 decide to play ASOH, One Tree Hill, and Heartland, that MIGHT be better than winning the rugby. MIGHT BE.
IWF is cool, but I still reckon the best thing to happen today is the amazing All Blacks rugby win. God, I am such a Kiwi sometimes.
@u2br Haha, I’m almost tempted to follow U2’s tour itinerary with a “local alcohol tour” of my own…!
Sixth is Mysterious Ways.
@Galeongirl Hahaha, might have to get me comatose for that to work. ;)
So, so happy IWF was played. It would have been sad to see Boy miss a tour after such a good run. (Plus it’s my 2nd fav U2 album.)
Fifth is Magnificent.
Nice to know that even when drunk, my critical setlist faculties still work…! Haha. More vodka? Why not!
My suspicion on the money. 2nd was BDay with Singing In The Rain snip, then IWF & Boots. Thanks @u2tourZargor!
Singing in the rain snip in BD.
I will as usual be posting the full set in a mainpage article, see: http://u2.gs/bH
Hang on, that was quite a gap between Stingray and IWF. Anybody know if BD was in between? (This is Ax; I can’t reach Matt right now)
After IWF is Boots.
IWF is first Boy song to be played on 360, maintaining Boy’s record of being represented on EVERY U2 tour ever.
Second is I WILL FOLLOW! 360 Tour debut!
Network at the stadium is poor, especially when the band is on stage, so please excuse us if updates are slow.
OK, we’ll get back to Aussie/Kiwi dates later - for now, it’s showtime in Helsinki! Return Of The Stingray Guitar opens the set.
Unofficial confirmation of Aussie/Kiwi U2 tour: http://u2.gs/bG
NZ gig on 25/11 will be at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland (same venue as last time): http://u2.gs/kiwi
Would love Bad to be played tonight… amazingly, U2 have never performed it live in Finland before.
Rain stopped for the moment … wish it would rain during the show.
So, uh, my Helsinki 2 coverage could be… more interesting than usual.
I’m fittingly drunk on Finnish vodka, excited about the come-from-behind All Blacks win. Somewhat makes up for electoral fail.
Ax here. Funny night in AUS/NZ. Australia has hung parliament. NZ wins rugby in dying minutes! And U2 tour dates all but confirmed…
More media on Aussie tour dates, inc. NZ date on 25/11: http://u2.gs/bB
U2log Helsinki: band are rehearsing No Line, Pride and I will follow. Some of that accoustic versions…
It’s still not official, but Melbourne tabloid Herald Sun confirms earlier Aussie tour dates, says tix starting from A$39: http://u2.gs/bA
Well, check this out, Ticketmaster has Aussie tour page, seems to confirm Melb/Perth, but not dates yet: http://u2.gs/bz
Just to confirm, for Snippetwatchers: as usual, You’ll Never Walk Alone was in Walk On at Helsinki 1.
Helsinki snippetwatch: End of Vertigo had 1st verse of Teenage Kicks by The Undertones; Crazy Tonight had usual Discotheque snip.
Here is Beautiful Day from the first Helsinki show http://u2.gs/bx