@ZooPony I haven’t heard any good rumours for those gaps, oddly enough. I hear Austin may be problematic; stadium too huge to sell out?
@ZooPony Hm, if they did Boston between 7-17 June, the claw would come from Edmonton and then go to East Lansing. Possibly feasible then?
South America (March/April), Baltimore (22/06), and St Louis (17/07) all rumoured to be announced in next 1-2 weeks. We’ll see…!
@presley99 Not really. Shows could fit in the gap between Oakland and Anaheim, but no specific rumours.
@ZooPony Only other gaps in the tour schedule, U2 are on other side of continent to Boston, so it’d be logistically unfeasible/impossible.
If St Louis happens, that will kill Boston rumours. Unless U2.com is wrong & Pittsburgh isn’t last, 16-18/07 was only realistic Boston slot.
So folks, rumour is U2 at Busch Stadium, St Louis on 2011-07-17, to be announced this week. Remember, Baltimore announcement also rumoured.
@celticscorpion I got mine yesterday. Matt
U2 heading to Nashville on July, 2, 2011. U2.com presale from tomorrow: http://u2.gs/gY
@golden254 Dates in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile should all be announced at the same time. Second shows should follow if first gigs sell out
@Matkin22 Still, it’s the record for stadium shows, and will probably set an attendance record by a mile.
@golden254 Yeah, Muse are rumoured to be support act in South America.
@Matkin22 Not really. There has been a pissweak Halifax rumour but that’s it.
And the rumour mill reckons U2’s South American leg will FINALLY be announced on 1 Nov or within a few days of that date.
Folks, stay tuned Monday, because there’s a media conference that in all likelihood will announce U2 in Nashville, 2011-07-02.
@atu2 I’m skeptical whether it’ll actually sell out, though…
Prince and U2 set to headline Glastonbury Festival 2011 http://u2.gs/gX
@vertigovid Hahaha. Plenty of gigs but not enough RAM!
U2 Winnipeg presale starts 10/21 10am according to U2.com. Ticketmaster.ca still has Wednesday 10/20 10am listed.
@EdgeFest Thanks for the heads-up about Winnipeg.
U2’s camp announce Winnipeg concert http://u2.gs/gW
@vertigovid Just the giant spreadsheet that is my over-taxed memory!
Cancer research fundraiser auction - win a behind the scenes tour guided by Edge for any NA show in 2011 http://u2.gs/gV
Winnipeg 05/29/2011 now on Ticketmaster.ca presale from Thursday: http://u2.gs/gU
Another source for the U2-in-Winnipeg rumour, inc. that support act will be The Fray. See update to earlier article: http://u2.gs/gT
The record for most U2 shows in Canada on one tour, regardless of venue type, is 9 (Elevation and Vertigo, all arenas).
If the Winnipeg date happens, that’ll be U2’s record for most stadium gigs in Canada on one tour. 360 and Popmart currently equal with 7.
Sorry, both of our last articles should’ve been up an hour ago. I was busy doing my day job! Apologies for the delay.
Woops… another leaked date! Winnipeg on 29 May 2011? http://u2.gs/gT
Confirmation of what we already knew - U2 to play South Africa in February 2011! http://u2.gs/RSA
Via @u2_news, gigs at River Plate Stadium must have seated field. So U2 may have to play elsewhere if they want standing GA in Argentina.
@u2_news Aha, thank you for explaining! Wasn’t aware that all those shows had seated fields.
@atu2 Haha, love how Irish Times calls new song “Boys Fall From The Sky”, not Boy Falls. Prequel to It’s Raining Men?
Update on rumours about U2 touring South America next year: http://u2.gs/gR
@Matkin22 I’m going to make it 5th leg (prob with S America when it’s announced), and move Mexico City into 6th leg with other NA shows.
You know how the South African tour promoter’s touting an announcement at 9am Monday local time? Just under 8 hours to go now.
@nkotbsouth Not yet, unfortunately. U2.com seem to be really dragging out tour announcements though…
@hillcrestella Yeah, the hot rumour was South American announcement this week. Maybe on Monday, same time as South African announcement?
Rumours heat up about U2 visiting South Africa in February 2011: http://u2.gs/gQ
@marceloj99 Munich clips are on our YouTube channel. None of us has been in Sevilla.
@wazowski09 Pretty sure they’re Bono’s, but I haven’t seen them fully typed out.
@U2start One and the same, indeed!
Surprised we didn’t have this on the database earlier, Bono performing solo in Buenos Aires, 1998-02-05 (or 06?): http://u2.gs/gN
@diederdevries But I’m pretty sure he didn’t know about this … it’s nearly everywhere quoted as Goethe. Matt
@MarsGirl75 Sure, just mailed you about it. Matt
Pittsburgh, PA show added as final night of US leg on July 26th, 2011. Presale from this Thursday. http://u2.gs/gM
@BallinMVP I used to agree; then I heard Bad close a couple of gigs. Bad with 40 snippet = best U2 closer ever.
This is Ax, signing off for now. Over to Matt & his videos! See you for our next live set in 48 days from Auckland. Bring on One Tree Hill!
Thanks to @U2tour for the live stream today! You folks have done a great job with the streams this year.
#u2360rome Updating mainpage article now with full set and details, just give me a moment…
That’s the end, folks. Crowd’s chanting 40 loudly.
@MarsGirl75 Yes he is. :)
Well, maybe that Happy Birthday was for Gavin Friday if he’s had a name & sex change in the last few hours.
@ariclaytonu2 Shine Like Stars was done at Dublin 3 and Zagreb 2 last year, and (weakly) at Brussels 2 last month.
It’s Gavin Friday’s birthday today but that Happy Birthday wasn’t for him!
25th and presumably final song of the night and of the entire 2010 European leg, is Moment Of Surrender.
Bono leads the audience in singing Happy Birthday (24th song of the set); missed who it was for, woops.
#u2360rome That’s just the fourth time the Shine Like Stars verse has been done on 360.
@U2log Damn straight I am! :)
#u2360rome SHINE LIKE STARS! Yessss.
#u2360rome 23rd is With Or Without You. As usual, I’m hoping Shine Like Stars will be done but know it probably won’t be.
#u2360rome Aww yeah. HMTMKMKM’s the right choice, U2. How’d it take over 12 years to rediscover this song?
#u2360rome 22nd is… Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me!
#u2360rome So, UV or HMTM tonight? Last gig was UV, so that suggests HMTM tonight, but the previous Italy gig got that, so maybe UV…?
Second encore break. Crowd’s chanting 40.
@Galeongirl Sorry, no, don’t know what songs Matt’s filming. But I’m willing to bet one of them is Bad!
@Galeongirl Huh! Lyrics websites have the weirdest mistakes sometimes.
@ZooPony Every single time he’s done Rock The Casbah, he’s sung “she really don’t like it” instead of “the Shareef don’t like it”.
#u2360rome Amazing Grace snippet leads into 21st song, Streets.
@Galeongirl No, no, you were right the first time. :) The lyric’s “the Shareef don’t like it”.
#u2360rome First song of encore, 20th song of the night, is One.
#u2360rome Time for Desmond Tutu’s speech.
#u2360rome 18th was MLK, 19th is Walk On. Snippet of You’ll Never Walk Alone at the end of Walk On.
#u2360rome Somebody should con U2 into doing a full Rock The Casbah cover just to see what Bono makes of the rest of the lyrics!
#u2360rome Remember when Bono sang incorrect lyrics when snippeting Rock The Casbah in SBS? That was hilarious.
#u2360rome Get Up Stand Up snippet in SBS.
#u2360rome 17th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
#u2360rome Snippet of Two Tribes at the end of Crazy Tonight.
#u2360rome Snippet of Relax over the intro of Crazy Tonight.
#u2360rome 16th is Crazy Tonight.
#u2360rome Snippet of Teenage Kicks at the end of Vertigo.
#u2360rome 15th is Vertigo.
#u2360rome 14th is City Of Blinding Lights.
@Flaxh It amazes me how they often keep playing the same hits and omit other really big songs. Bad, EBTTRT, Discotheque, etc.
#u2360rome 13th is Miss Sarajevo.
#u2360rome 12th song is In A Little While.
@LarissaU2 Yep, Matt’s there tonight!
@u2wanderer You can take comfort that just as you’re leaving, the feed’s dropped out anyway!
@Flaxh I’ve definitely thought something like Bad or AIWIY would make a great replacement for WOWY. At least they still sound good live…
#u2360rome Eleventh is Mercy. Damn, I was hoping Boy Falls From The Sky would make a 2nd live appearance.
#u2360rome Man, for a minute there I thought Bad was about to segue into a full AIWIY, like it did at a couple of Lovetown shows.
#u2360rome AIWIY hasn’t been played yet this tour… but are U2 going to play it in Australia, where RAH is their best-selling album?
#u2360rome Snippet of All I Want Is You in Bad!
#u2360rome God I wish U2 would play this every night instead of… almost anything, really. Such an amazing live number.
#u2360rome TENTH IS BAD! Only its second performance this year!
Now, here’s hoping one of the next 2 songs is Boy Falls From The Sky and that Matt gets a sweet video of it…
#u2360rome Yep, there we go, ninth is I Still Haven’t Found. So far, setlist is business as usual.
#u2360rome Bono introduces Edge as playing “guitar and everything else besides”.
#u2360rome Bono’s now speechifying… you know next song will almost certainly be I Still Haven’t Found.
@AnaVitti Now that’s my kind of party!
#u2360rome UTEOTW has a snippet of Anthem by Leonard Cohen.
@skid63 So do I. Not to mention I miss when he’d madly shout snippets and stuff over the end.
@skid63 Oh don’t tempt me into terrible song puns, I’ve Things To Make And Do!
#u2360rome Eighth is Until The End Of The World.
#u2360rome Seventh is Elevation.
@skid63 54 days! Just hoping they keep the unreleased songs in the set for Australia.
#u2360rome Sixth is Mysterious Ways.
#u2360rome Fifth is Magnificent.
#u2360rome Fourth is Get On Your Boots.
#u2360rome Third is I Will Follow. No snippet at the end of B Day today.
#u2360rome Second song is Beautiful Day. Rome crowd sounds rather vocal tonight.
#u2360rome First song of the night is Return Of The Stingray Guitar, as normal.
#u2360rome Space Oddity now playing in Rome. Show’s about to begin!
Hi folks, Ax here. Can’t believe it’s the final gig of the European leg today.
@diederdevries Turns out that’s not a Goethe quote, just commonly mis-attributed. Trying to work out how to accurately add it to the set…
@u2wanderer Will be very impressed if U2 play NS! Though you’ve had some fairly big names play there recently, yes?
Rumours of U2 concerts in Nashville and Boston in 2011: http://u2.gs/gv
@walrusoct9 Thanks for passing that on! One of my own sources just hinted at this too.
@walrusoct9 Thanks for passing that on! One of my own sources hinted at this but not with as much detail.
Mexico loves U2 - second gig sold out bloody quickly.
@wazowski09 Not a problem to me, since I’d like U2 to stop thinking in terms of hits.
@MaJoExploradora Rumour of gigs in UK/Ireland/one or two European cities (Paris, A’dam named). These rumours aren’t very strong yet though.
me_and_U2 Saw tonight’s setlist just now. Bad was on it. After Streets. But in brackets. Damn and blast. I demand a refund!
Anyway, this is Ax, signing off for now. Can’t believe we’ve just one European gig to go. See you on Friday for the Rome show!
Unfortunately we have no video from Coimbra 2 since Matt couldn’t attend. He’ll be in Rome; let’s hope U2 do Boy Falls From The Sky again!
Full setlist and info for Coimbra 2 here: http://u2.gs/gt
Wow, so Bono does all three of his usual rain snippets without repeating ANY of them!
Baaahahaha, there’s the Singing In The Rain snippet after MOS! Just snippeting, snippeting in the rain…
And here’s Moment Of Surrender, 24th and presumably last song of the night.
Bono’s now speechifying, thanking the crowd for an “unforgettable night”.
@SeattleB Was hoping Bad would appear, especially given that they want to do something special for Coimbra, but lost hope now.
23rd is With Or Without You.
Yep, 22nd is indeed Ultra Violet.
2nd encore break. Now the guessing game, HMTM or UV? Presumably UV, since HMTM was done last night.
Amazing Grace snip leads into 21st song, Streets.
One doesn’t have Hear Us Coming tonight.
@alljokesmustgo Haha, so they did! That hadn’t occurred to me.
Of course, I’d have no problem if Bono followed Aussie Rules and snippeted See The Bombers Fly Up. We can pretend Essendon won the flag?
20th song, first of encore, is One.
Over to Bishop Tutu now.
Snip of You’ll Never Walk Alone. Thank god Bono doesn’t follow Aussie Rules and we haven’t copped Good Old Collingwood Forever!
19th is Walk On.
Vain hope indeed. 18th is MLK as usual.
It’s a vain hope, but I’m hoping all the same that MOTD will return to the 18th slot in the setlist…
17th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Relax snippet again at the end of Crazy. No Two Tribes tonight.
Good, I wasn’t hearing things. Relax snip at the start of Crazy. Thanks @U2log!
@Galeongirl Damn, those supposed cheap airfares aren’t cheap enough!
Did he sneak a line of Relax into Crazy’s intro or was I hearing things?
16th is Crazy Tonight.
She Loves You snippet at the end of Vertigo.
@Galeongirl *checks wallet* … reckon $25.20 is enough?
15th is Vertigo.
@ZooPony Here’s hoping! This is, I think, only the 3rd song on tour he hasn’t heard, after YBR and She’s The One.
@atu2comSherry Camera tech improvements mean next year you may be able to set a new higher standard! Next tour could be amazing…
14th is City Of Blinding Lights.
@U2log Blasted tall people, eh? Maybe I should coax one of my tall friends into doing some recording in Melbourne…
13th is Miss Sarajevo.
@atu2comSherry I just hope they have Matt’s good camera and stable hands! ;) (I know I don’t!)
Back down to earth now, folks. 12th is just In A Little While.
Well, I reckon this sounds pretty sweet. Wish Matt was in Coimbra to record this. :(
@alljokesmustgo I can’t believe you’re right and that they’re actually doing something TOTALLY new! Wow, nice.
This is that Spiderman musical song.
So eleventh is LIVE DEBUT of BOY FALLS FROM THE SKY.
Woah, in honour of the welcome Coimbra has given U2, they’re playing a song they’ve never done before!
Now crowd’s chanting Pride’s “oh oh oh oh” bit.
Pride has only been done in this setlist spot before in Moscow, Athens, & Istanbul. Guess they aren’t doing the SBS/Pride swap for night 2.
Oh hello, tenth is Pride!
@U2log I Still Haven’t Found The Best Night I’m Looking For.
@Galeongirl Don’t really think it was a snip, wasn’t the melody of Singing In The Rain, nor is “won’t you come back again?” a lyric in it.
Shorter speech than last night. Ninth is I Still Haven’t Found.
It’s Bono speech time now…
@SeattleB It’s been far too long since he’s snippeted that!
Woah, Bono doesn’t bring UTEOTW to a halt before the “drowning my sorrows” verse. Thank god.