Happy new year from Ax in Melbourne! If you’re not in 2011 yet, get with the times. ;)
@U2start Heh, a few showers today and then sunshine next three days. Lookin’ good for the Poms! Love it.
@U2start Not even Hussey seems able to save Australia today! Still Haddin to come though…
Our story about Bono busking on Christmas Eve: http://u2.gs/iq (Hope those of you in the right countries are enjoying the Boxing Day Test!)
Bono’s gone busking in Dublin on Christmas Eve, like last year. We’ll do a report tonight or tomorrow sometime; busy with Xmas now. :)
@Kim65456 Haha, not at all freezing like there! It’s about 24C at the moment, so cool by Aussie standards. ;) Matt’s got more gigs, yes.
It’s a nice cool Christmas morning here in Melbourne. Hope it’s a lovely day wherever you are.
Merry Christmas to everybody from Ax and Matt at U2gigs!
Support acts for U2’s shows in South Africa: http://u2.gs/ip
Not sure what to do about LRM. It was abbrev, off the end of AIWIY, not in original set. Separate song or a snippet? Borderline. #u2360perth
Perth 2 Snippetwatch: Need You Tonight in AIWIY, and Streets had its usual brief All You Need Is Love snip. #u2360perth
@agatxus Still just rumours of a short European leg, nothing new. Not sure it will happen. Hope it does!
@hjwallace1 Thank you, and all the best to you for Christmas good times!
U2, of course, will be back on stage come February 2011, in South Africa. That will be our next live set - looking forward to it!
This is Ax, signing off. Hope you all have a good holiday season! We have some feature articles coming soon, so stay with us.
Alison has just provided me with some more snippet info. Will link to setlist with the snips in a minute. #u2360perth
OK, it’s taken a while, but Scarlet has been confirmed in the set! Party Girl snip was one verse, response to shouted request! #u2360perth
@U2tour Thank you, and the same to you! Enjoy the holidays! :)
Next song is, of course, With Or Without You. #u2360perth
Yesss! Tonight Perth gets rocked out with HMTMKMKM. 22nd or 23rd song, still waiting for that Scarlet confirmation. #u2360perth
After One was, of course, Streets. Aaand after Streets was a snip of Singing In The Rain. #u2360perth
For me, Scarlet is easily one of the highlights of the 4th leg. I’m pleased it stayed in the set for all 10 shows! #u2360perth
Main set ended with Walk On, presumably (but unconfirmed as yet) preceded by Scarlet. Then Tutu, then One. #u2360perth
@MickiMaynard Heh. I had considered going to Perth too… but I blew my money following bands with varied sets, heh.
@SeattleB Let’s not forget 2006!
Looks like U2 are really ending their Oceania leg with a bang tonight, huh! Well, it’s been a long time coming for Perth. #u2360perth
So I missed out on both AIWIY and a Discotheque snip. What did Melbourne get? Shit In A Moment. Me, disappointed? Nooo.
Info from Alison: many snips in Crazy Tonight, including Discotheque! #u2360perth
U2 are now up to Sunday Bloody Sunday. #u2360perth
Band are now up to Crazy Tonight. I presume Vertigo was between COBL and Crazy but no confirmation from the venue yet. #u2360perth
U2 are up to City Of Blinding Lights now. Not currently clear whether Miss S was between IALW and COBL or not. #u2360perth
Aaand Alison informs me that Desire was indeed full band! Huzzah! #u2360perth
Well yes, for the pedants out there, there was also the She’s The One/Desire medley on 2009-09-23. #u2360perth
Although it has been played twice off-tour this year, this is the first Desire performance on 360 itself since 2009-07-31. #u2360perth
Or to quote Alison D., who just texted me about the RAH segment, “sweet fucking jeebus!” #u2360perth
Holy shit people! RAH madness: 10th is AIWIY, 11th is Love Rescue Me, 12th is Desire. Then IALW 13th. #u2360perth
@SeattleB I’m just glad North America is in a handy timezone for me. Gigs are early afternoon, my time.
@EdgeFest Awesome, will love you for that!
@Dutchelevation Ooh, even occasional updates would be great! I remember back in the day doing updates just every 4-5 songs.
@SeattleB Hey! The Aussie gigs have been kind of funny because less people have been around for the live sets. Looking forward to 2011!
So much for my predictions. Ninth is I Still Haven’t Found. Damn. #u2360perth
@zhivvy Righto, good luck, hope you can go! :)
So, AIWIY or ISHFWILF next? C’mon AIWIY c’mon… #u2360perth
Eighth is Until The End Of The World. #u2360perth
@zhivvy Oh awesome, that’d be great if you could!
Seventh is Elevation. #u2360perth
@U2tour I wonder if we’ll get much info from the South African gigs! Neither Matt nor I are going…
Sixth is Mysterious Ways. #u2360perth
@Reid_NZ I pretty much just sat online during the boring ISHFWILF-Miss S part of Melbourne 2, heh.
@U2tour Europe was great, thanks to you folks and others! And in North America, people seemed to be updating Twitter much more…
@Reid_NZ Nobody I know has had many problems sending texts. It was easy in Melbourne, and my mates had few probs in Bris, Syd, Perth 1.
@U2tour Yet other tweets indicate they’re still waiting for U2. Confusing!
By the way, let’s be honest, sources from Aussie gigs haven’t been the best. (Nor was my phone’s battery at Melbourne 1, remember that…!)
I may well have misinterpreted a tweet. Has the show begun or not? I haven’t heard anything from my source since Jay-Z. #u2360perth
Looks like the rain has stopped and that Space Oddity is playing at Subi. Here we go. #u2360perth
@ZooPony Exactly why I think it’ll just be a snippet.
@thephonebox Hah, no, I hadn’t seen that! I’m not a U2.com member any more so I can’t read Willie’s diaries. Thanks for sharing!
Oh yes, and I’ll predict a Christmas snippet somewhere, e.g. end of BDay, during Crazy, or intro to Streets. #u2360perth
@zhivvy I’m guessing there’ll be some Christmas snippet action, if not a full song.
So, setlist picks? I reckon NYD early, AIWIY/LRM/Bad in the midset rotating slots, and HMTM to open 2nd encore. #u2360perth
Jay-Z is done in Perth. Not long until U2 begin the last show of the 4th leg. #u2360perth
Jay-Z is on at Subiaco. #u2360perth
@michaeldarren79 Agreed. Sometimes it feels less like a gig and more like a theatre stage production.
There has been a light bit of rain around Perth this evening. Will Bono trot out the usual snippets? #u2360perth
@wxander You can probably see why I don’t wear that shirt much now that I actually LIVE in Australia…!
@wxander I have a shirt: “I support two teams: 1. New Zealand; 2. Whoever’s playing Australia”. It’s so true.
@Matkin22 Think they begin in about 5.5 hours.
@Matkin22 Yep, last 4th leg gig. I imagine tonight will be AIWIY/LRM/Bad mid-set. You going to be around for the gig?
Soundchecking continues - a snatch of WOWY bass, now Moment Of Surrender. Still just instrumental. #u2360perth
Wonder if Bono will do anything in the way of Christmas snippets tonight. #u2360perth
@wxander Local crowd should be in quite a good mood, yes! I was hoping England would win, so I’m a bit less happy about it all. ;)
Now they’re onto soundcheck of Vertigo, still no vocals. Probably crew? #u2360perth
Via Alison D., instrumental City Of Blinding Lights currently being soundchecked at Subi. #u2360perth
@wxander Game’s finished unexpectedly early anyway after England collapsed, so I doubt it made too much of an impact on the GA queue length.
@wxander Sort of, but I say it more because it’s the fourth day of a very big game, and it’s being held at another stadium in Perth.
I suppose a lot of people are spending the day at/watching the cricket, then heading to Subi. #u2360perth
By the way, GA queue for Perth 2 at 9:20am was only up to 60-something. Glowing reports about security compared to Sydney! #u2360perth
@atu2 I’ve no clue either re: what’s in UTEOTW around 3:35-40. Bono’s poor enunciation strikes again!
Would love Bono to do a snippet of The Triffids while in Perth. Wide Open Road or Stolen Property would be awesome. #u2360perth
Brisbane 2 Snippetwatch via @njd29: Mysterious Ways had a snip of Never Tear Us Apart.
That’s all, folks. Between WOWY and MOS, Bono gave a pick to an audience member. Many, many thanks to Alison D. for the updates! #u2360perth
24th and presumably last is Moment Of Surrender. #u2360perth
23rd is With Or Without You. #u2360perth
22nd is Ultra Violet, opening the second encore. #u2360perth
Second encore break now. #u2360perth
Also, snippets update: Relax and Two Tribes in Crazy Tonight, You’ll Never Walk Alone in Walk On. #u2360perth
Amazing Grace snip leads into 21st song, Where The Streets Have No Name. #u2360perth
First song of the encore, 20th of the night, is One. #u2360perth
18th is Scarlet and 19th is Walk On. #u2360perth
16th is Crazy Tonight (no word on snips yet); 17th is Sunday Bloody Sunday. #u2360perth
@ZooPony Except, apparently, his own lyrics. ;)
15th is Vertigo. #u2360perth
@thephonebox Deadset legend!
14th is City Of Blinding Lights. #u2360perth
@thephonebox I admit I’m impressed Bono knows who Boony is!
12th is In A Little While; 13th is Miss Sarajevo. #u2360perth
Before we move on from the cricket entirely, on behalf of everyone who “supports whoever’s playing Australia”, let me say GOD’S SAKE POMS!
Movin’ On Up snip at the end of ISHFWILF. Tenth is North Star (Bono and Edge only, electric). 11th is Pride. #u2360perth
Also, Bono acknowledges Dennis Lillee and Muse are in the house tonight. All details thanks to the awesome Alison D.! #u2360perth
And Bono is David Boon! “We share an overwhelming desire to stick it to the Brits!” Think the Ashes is on over at the WACA, huh? #u2360perth
Before ISHFWILF, Bono compares band to cricketers. Adam is Shane Warne, Larry is Adam Gilchrist, Edge is Michael Hussey. #u2360perth
UTEOTW had a snippet of Anthem. 9th is I Still Haven’t Found. #u2360perth
By the way, to directly quote Alison, the huge-MW-live-solo-fan: “6. the dessicated corpse of MW”! #u2360perth
Eighth is Until The End Of The World. #u2360perth
Fourth to seventh: Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation. Thanks so much to Alison D.! #u2360perth
@u2tour Just noticed you have Stingray and IWF unconfirmed. I can confirm those; no further updates yet from my source.
Third is I Will Follow, the 1st night regular on this leg. #u2360perth
Remember folks, WA is 2 hours and 200 years behind. Or at the moment, 3 hours. #u2360perth (Not to knock the lovely state, mind.)
We’re go in WA, though worried we may be low on sources. First is Stingray Guitar and second is Beautiful Day as always. #u2360perth
@SonerMulder Wouldn’t have a clue, sorry. Only know a few of his songs.
Er, that last tweet was meant to say “almost 13 years”. Woo typo. #u2360perth
Not long until U2 begin their first Perth concert in almost 14 years. Jay-Z finished a short while ago. #u2360perth
Just tried the Santiago public sale and it works fine. Never was able to check out in pre-sale. All codes were locked anyway #u2360santiago
@vzchvrr The Rio rumour is that they will play Engenhão, not Maracanã. I am, admittedly, skeptical.
@FernandoDante Sometimes it’s easy and for other shows it’s the same as you experience at the moment. Good luck with getting tickets.
@FernandoDante Looks like they’re not selling anymore via website from what I saw about 1 hour ago.
Been quite some time since a U2 stage has shown up in Perth. It’s going to be U2’s first outdoor concert there too. #u2360perth
@wxander WOWY is dead wood, but at least Bono’s singing it better this year than last. I keep saying, make a rotational WOWY/One slot.
The Claw in Perth is already well under construction in readiness for this weekend’s gigs. #u2360perth
@danschaumann Glad to hear you liked it. I’m sure people will love this clip. It’s excellent :)
@danschaumann Hehe, I was just about to tweet this as I just found it myself :) Wait a minute :)
@TheWolverine99 Honestly, the only thing I’ve liked about ISHFWILF this tour is the Movin’ On Up snippet.
@NateIngraham Total agreement. ISHFWILF should be rotational, and playing as many songs from ATYCLB as NLOTH is ludicrous.
@dan_scott Construction on the Claw in Perth should have begun by now.
Would love to trade places with those concertgoers bitching that ISHFWILF of all useless songs wasn’t played last night. #u2360sydney
@atu2 show is over for hours and no clips yet *sigh* ;)
I’m cursed to never hear AIWIY live. This is the 3rd time it’s shown up in the set just a few shows after my last. #u2360sydney
Thanks a lot to @sydangel68 for the updates from Sydney. It’s really appreciated.
24. Moment Of Surrender #u2360sydney
23. With Or Without You #u2360sydney
22. Ultra Violet (Light My Way) #u2360sydney
21. Amazing Grace > Where The Streets Have No Name #u2360sydney
Encore starts with One #u2360sydney
19. Walk On #u2360sydney
18. Scarlet #u2360sydney
17. Sunday Bloody Sunday #u2360sydney
@sydangel68 Can’t wait to see it :)
16. Crazy Tonight #u2360sydney
@jorgefilipe We’ve counted full versions of LRM. This is more a snippet. Same for All I Want Is You which was snippeted last in Rome.
Our friend Michael is at the concert so there is hope for some videos of AIWIY and LRM … #u2360sydney
15. Vertigo #u2360sydney
14. City Of Blinding Lights #u2360sydney
@sydangel68 Slide Away snippeted for the first time ever :)
13. Miss Sarajevo #u2360sydney
@ph_frask Looks like it has been dropped for AIWIY and Love Recue Me.
Twelfth in Sydney is In A Little While #u2360sydney
Eleventh is Pride (In The Name Of Love) #u2360sydney
Love Rescue Me was last performed over 20 years ago on 10 January 1990 in Rotterdam #u2360sydney
Tenth is Love Rescue Me #u2360sydney
Bon Jovi is leading tour-i$t: http://u2.gs/ig - 69 Bon Jovi vs. 22 U2 shows …
Tour debut of All I Want Is You as full song. It was last performed on 9 December 2006 in Honolulu #u2360sydney
Ninth is All I Want Is You #u2360sydney
Eight is Until The End Of The World #u2360sydney
Seventh in Sydney is Elevation #u2360sydney
Sixth is Mysterious Ways #u2360 Sydney
The second Sydney show so far: Return Of The Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, New Years Day, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent #u2360sydney
So Bono did appear on Oprah’s show this afternoon. No idea what, if anything, he performed. #u2360sydney
@atu2 No problem. :)
I (Ax) won’t be here to do the live set tonight. Matt will be holding the fort. Hope AIWIY makes its debut! #u2360sydney
By all reports, the GA queue today is much better organised than yesterday’s utter kerfuffle! Good to hear. #u2360sydney
Crew soundcheck also included Moment Of Surrender, Mysterious Ways, and Vertigo. #u2360sydney
@CrazyBoutRugby Looks like just a soundcheck by U2’s crew today.
Also, like basically every 2nd show, GA queue today is markedly shorter than yesterday. #u2360sydney