You’ll Never Walk Alone snippet at the end of Walk On. Time to hand over to Bishop Tutu… #u2360arg
So Bono’s actually sung Scarlet’s single lyric of “rejoice” tonight instead of just talking over the band! #u2360arg
19th is Scarlet, leading into 20th, Walk On. #u2360arg
@atu2 Exactly. As for now, this is why it’s good we’re both doing this: people can choose between your cautious approach or my bold one! ;)
Two Tribes snip at end of Crazy, now up to 18th, Sunday Bloody Sunday. #u2360arg
@atu2 Matt’s phone is unfortunately down, or else I’d get confirmation from him now!
@atu2 Fair enough, though I think it would be kind of weird for somebody to come on to sing just a snippet.
@FioU2 Pretty normal snip for Crazy, so seems plausible that it happened.
17th is Crazy Tonight. #u2360arg
@hpalvarez I really, really wish I could’ve seen it live! Can’t believe they didn’t do it in Europe, where crowds would’ve loved it.
COBL is of course followed by Vertigo, 16th song of the night. #u2360arg
@hpalvarez The astronaut bit was so much better with Your Blue Room anyway!
@atu2 You not counting Sólo Le Pido A Dios for now?
15th is City Of Blinding Lights. #u2360arg
@racso2099 Cut from the setlist for the first time this tour!
@quadcaster Yep, and on IALW too!
Righto, back, sorry about that. In my absence, the band moved onto 14th, Miss Sarajevo. #u2360arg
Sorry folks, please excuse me for a few minutes. I’ll be back soon and will update with anything missed.
13th is In A Little While. (Early info suggests Sólo Le Pido A Dios was done in full, not 100% confirmed.) #u2360arg
@FioU2 No problem, just let us know when you have confirmation. :)
@u2peacegirl Sort of is, since U2 haven’t bothered to resurrect Pride for other notable occasions in the past. eg Skipped it 10 years ago.
Kind of unclear whether we should be counting Sólo Le Pido A Dios as full song or snippet of ISHFWILF or what…? #u2360arg
And after that, a couple of surprises … Pride, after missing two shows, and then BAD! First time for Bad in 2011. #u2360arg
Furthermore, Sólo le Pido a Dios was dedicated to those who died in the 1982 Falklands/Malvinas War. #u2360arg
@FioU2 As a snippet of ISHFWILF, or full song …?
Argentinian singer León Gieco is on stage. #u2360arg
Ninth is I Still Haven’t Found after some speechifying. #u2360arg
@bono_212 This is going to be epic.
@EveryBrokenWave All four had that, but since it’s a cover, I don’t think it should be factored into calculations much, if at all.
For comparison, on Vertigo, there were four shows with just 3 HTDAAB songs, though at 3 of those shows they added Window In The Skies.
I was wondering when 360 would drop to a record low of just 3 NLOTH songs and it looks like tonight may be the night… #u2360arg
Eighth is UTEOTW. #U2360ARG
@siders_mus Matt being the one who does all our videos. :)
@EdgeFest It’s a staggering lapse isn’t it! Clearly it’s just programmed in and sent public too early.
@siders_mus Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention, can’t believe U2.com don’t realise they’re posting this too early!
@siders_mus Ah cool, Matt will be there too. I (Ax) can’t make it. And yes, this’ll be the first time Magnif will be missed!
@EdgeFest Awesome! :)
Sixth song of the night is Mysterious Ways, NOT Magnificent! #u2360arg
OK folks, I have a bit of a setlist spoiler. Won’t post it on Twitter, but I’ll put it on the U2gigs article in a couple of mins. #u2360arg
@siders_mus Wow, yeah, I see it there. Way to go U2.com!
@siders_mus Ahh interesting, will have a look.
Look what’s still in the set: fifth is Even Better Than The Real Thing! #u2360arg
@siders_mus Really, where is it on there?
Fourth is Boots. #u2360arg
So while we’re predicting things, let me look further into the future and tip NYD rather than IWF for Sao Paulo 1.
Well shit, my prediction of BD + possible Stingray came true! #u2360arg
@EdgeFest Haha yes I predicted BD with possible Stingray here and Interference!
@siders_mus Oooh, interesting. You’ve seen the printed setlist?
And up second? It’s Beautiful Day, back to its old spot. #u2360arg
First song of the night is… the return of Return Of The Stingray Guitar! #u2360arg
Here we gooo! Space Oddity cranking over the PA. #u2360arg
@atu2 Yeah, instead of Wellington, I’d be happy for U2 to try to fit onto my balcony. It’s probably bigger than some Boy Tour stages! ;)
@hpalvarez Ooh, I’m all for anything influenced by UF! Will give it a listen sometime. :)
@hpalvarez Oh I know, the title was just too much to fit in the tweet. 140 characters = not enough! ;)
@atu2 Wellington, New Zealand. Always wanted to hear One Tree Hill in my hometown. Was way too young to go in November 1989!
@marinapompeu Yeah, Matt and I (Ax) were at all 3 nights in Dublin 2009. Just Matt in Brazil this time though.
@FioU2 The only show there has been a stream for this year was Santiago. :(
@FioU2 Damn. :( Matt’s got no working network either. We might’ve tried to do an audio feed if he could!
What’s this rumour on Twitter in the last few mins that Stingray and Bad were soundchecked today? Is somebody just making shit up? #u2360arg
Before anybody asks, no, I haven’t yet seen any word about a live stream tonight. #u2360arg
Tonight may well be the night all the rain snippets return in 2011… #u2360arg
@u2wanderer Given the bigger than usual gap between nights one and two, I kind of feel like this is a 2nd night too!
@marinapompeu Matt is, yes.
@atu2 Everything’s scheduled half an hour earlier tonight. Assuming all goes to plan, and we know all about the best laid plans…
@wxander Surely it can’t be too hard for them to bring back NLOTH (the song) as a third night treat!
OK folks, Muse finished their opening set about 5-10 minutes ago, I think. Hopefully not too long until U2 are on! #u2360arg
@u2wanderer Hehe. La Plata 1 was on 30/03, then La Plata 2 yesterday.
That must be one of the best U2 April Fools articles I’ve ever seen. It had me convinced until I saw the date!
@ZooPony Possible that they’ve soundchecked in private. They did that before playing surprises in Brussels and Coimbra.
Maybe change my prediction from Pride to Bad. I doubt any extra NLOTH songs; Breathe/UC/NLOTH seem long gone from the set. #u2360arg
Any guesses for surprises? Dublin 3 taught us not to expect TOO much on 3rd nights. I say BD open, Mercy & Pride midset, EBTTRT open encore.
@chlcrk I miss when they got that intense live …
@chlcrk Yeah, Gone’s one of my top 10 U2 songs. But I don’t think it improved THAT much live, while Mofo was just off-the-hook on Popmart.
So folks, looks like just a crew soundcheck today, and the weather’s been a bit wet in La Plata. Time for night 3! #u2360arg
@chlcrk For me (Ax), it’d be Gone … or Mofo. Probably Mofo actually.
@wind_mill_lane There was a single day’s rest between each show in Boston, May 2005, not two consecutive days like in this case.
Internet is a mess here. Hopefully some videos are up after the night here in Argentina. Can’t promise anything …
@u2_news I’d say crazy in a very good way :) Really enjoy the shows here.
@u2_news Oh, that was me (Matt) while editing the setlist after being back from the show. Thanks for the heads up!
@dawn9902 Heh, no worries, will reply further from my personal account…
Hi folks, Matt here. Network was down for me but got some vids. Great show. People here really rock. #U2360ARG
@dawn9902 I think that’s a bit patronising. But then you probably think some of my favourite genres are unlistenable noise.
There we go, folks, 23rd and last tonight is Moment Of Surrender! Write-up in a few mins, hopefully vids from Matt soon too. #u2360arg
@dawn9902 My fav Muse song, Dead Star, can’t even touch One Tree Hill, UF, Bad, Zooropa, Exit, 11OTT, etc.
@dawn9902 Well I (Ax, yes) would never suggest Muse’s best would come close to touching U2’s best songs, but U2 aren’t playing their best!
@FioU2 Do you know if they’re up to Moment Of Surrender yet?
@dawn9902 Haha, how come?
@Gravy1199 I reckon they could fairly easily re-invent some older songs so that Bono can sing them now. Wish they would…
@dawn9902 Like I say, I totally agree re: last 2 Muse albums derivative. But U2 have totally trendhopped too, from post-punk to Madchester.
22nd is With Or Without You. #u2360arg
@dawn9902 e.g. Plug In Baby? Some similarity to Bends-era Radiohead, but RH never played guitar like that. Closer to Swervedriver, Ride.
@dawn9902 I agree re: post-Absolution Muse, but Origin Of Symmetry in particular I think you’re exaggerating.
@Gravy1199 It’s a very selective “what made us” history though that ignores most of the 1990s and almost everything pre-War.
Second encore opens with Ultra Violet, 21st song of the night and its first performance for 2011. #u2360arg
@dawn9902 I get that you have an axe to grind against Muse, and cool that’s your taste, but let’s not put U2 on a special pedestal here.
@dawn9902 Oh you can. Let’s take my fav U2 album, UF. It’s just a mix of Eno with Echo & The Bunnymen.
Amazing Grace snippet leads into Streets, 20th song of the night. No MOTD tonight …? #u2360arg
@comay Already feels like they’re starting to think of NLOTH in the same way as Pop due to the commercial disappointment too. :(
@dawn9902 No band is truly unique & original (such a rockist concept anyway); all bands are the sum of their influences.
@dawn9902 As long as their songs are good, I couldn’t care less if they wear their influences on their sleeve. (See also: U2)
You don’t need me to tell you that first song of the encore, 19th of the night, is One. #u2360arg
Bishop Tutu keeping La Plata occupied while the band run offstage for the first encore break. #u2360arg
Aaand there’s the You’ll Never Walk Alone snip at the end of Walk On, right on cue! #u2360arg
@dawn9902 You can do that with any band though.
@smbonneau They got ATYCLB songs in 2006 though, just like other places that missed Elevation. No need for the continued ATYCLB lovefest.
Meant to say “then an older boy was on stage during COBL”, past tense, since we’re in SBS now! But what’s muddled tenses amongst friends?
@popartist61 Thank you so much for all the info!
Crazy Tonight also has Two Tribes snip, now 16th is Sunday Bloody Sunday. #u2360arg
.@popartist61 has confirmed that Bono did indeed sing the snippet of Gracias A La Vida.
@Allan_Oroz I think they got cold feet with the NLOTH material after the lukewarm response it got in the US.
@popartist61 Great, thanks! Would you say it was a snip in Stuck or in BDay? (Or a sep song!)
@Gravy1199 And they should’ve kept playing the NLOTH songs, since this tour is meant to promote it, not some 11 year old album.
@Alisaura No, though they got stuff from it in 2006 like we did.
Can anybody clarify if Gracias A La Vida (which is by Violetta Parra, not Sosa) was snippeted by Bono or just by a girl on stage? #u2360arg
Got to admit, I totally agree with those of you disappointed that U2 are playing more from ATYCLB than NLOTH. #u2360arg
13th is City Of Blinding Lights. #u2360arg
@Drea104 Aahaha, why didn’t I think of that!
@Allan_Oroz I’ve been fairly convinced it’s a greatest hits tour ever since it began, honestly!
@ZooPony More just disappointed.
@MemphisMullen I always enjoyed tweeting the set from shows.
Unbelievably, we’re now at 4 of the last 5 songs being from ATYCLB. Shit, is it still 2001? Yep, 11th song is In A Little While. #u2360arg
@ZooBaby91 So shall I fall over myself to praise these songs in the hope they’ll drop them in favour of UF tracks? ;)
3 out of the 4 last songs are from ATYCLB. Surely, surely IALW won’t be next?! U2 must remember they have other albums… #u2360arg
@ZooBaby91 Haha. Maybe they’ll have realised they shouldn’t inflict both Stuck and IALW on a crowd… a fan can hope, eh?
@ClaytonsKitten Amen to that.
@anorthernsoul78 Haha, though I’m sure IALW will still be in the set later.
Stand By Me snip at the end of ISHFWILF, then ninth is acoustic Stuck (eww), first time in 2011 and only third time since 2009. #u2360arg
@ZooPony Haha yeah, we all know Bono needs an hour for his speechifying.
@trainmaniac Be surprised/disappointed if 4 out of 5 songs in a row are from ATYCLB (i.e. Elev/ISHF/Stuck/BD/IALW)
Will next be a new song or just BD? There was a rumour Glasto was soundchecked, but I never got confirmation of that. #u2360arg
Lots of interesting guesses, and eighth is… I Still Haven’t Found. #u2360arg
Will they just go straight from Elevation to ISHFWILF and continue with business as usual? Or BD? Or something else? #u2360arg
Seventh is Elevation. But what next, as UTEOTW has already been done! #u2360arg
@trainmaniac It was only at some shows in late Sept/early Oct ’09. They’d open with Breathe/Boots then do Magnif/NLOTH a bit later.
Sixth is Mysterious Ways. #u2360arg
@trainmaniac No, they were separated at some 2009 North American shows too, sometimes by a few songs.
By far the earliest UTEOTW has been in the set this tour. Last time it was this early, it was 4th in the set on 2006-11-30. #u2360arg
@MissLuchifer Not that I know of. Data networks at the venue are pretty overloaded.
Apparently fourth is Until The End Of The World, though I’m not taking that as confirmed just yet… #u2360arg
@atu2 I will! Just waiting now…
Third song of the night is Boots. #u2360arg
Second is New Year’s Day in its first performance for 2011. #u2360arg
@trainmaniac The world needs more Mofo in U2’s setlists!
U2 begin with… EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING! #u2360arg
Now it’s Space Oddity time! So that was a build-up of Discoverer (REM) and De Música Ligera (Soda Stereo) into Space Oddity. #u2360arg
@RugbyByDilbert Nope, night 1 in Melbourne was 1 Dec, then a rest day, then night 2 was on 3 Dec.
@gazza_954 Haha, no worries. As for the very first Barca show, 29 June, that was just the dress rehearsal. Maybe should list it elsewhere.
@aleh_ Haven’t seen a stream yet, alas …
@gazza_954 Just checked and there was only one night off in Barca. 1st show on 30 June, rest day on 1 July, 2nd show on 2 July.
Trying to think when U2 have had 2 full rest days between nights 1 & 2, but can’t think of any prior to now. Can anyone else? #u2360arg
@ZooPony I (Ax) don’t now that I no longer subscribe to U2.com, but yeah, I’d heard about this Magnif remix thing. Could be interesting…
@trainmaniac I’ve always wanted to hear Dead Star live, my fav Muse song, but no luck yet!
God, let’s hope getting accurate setlist info for U2 isn’t quite as hard as Muse. Hate it when people post bullshit. #u2360arg
@trainmaniac When Muse played Melbourne in 2010, they did Bliss at one show - it was awesome. They did Citizen Erased too; even better!
@trainmaniac To me, the more from Origin Of Symmetry, the better!
Now should be half an hour until U2, I think. Will EBTTRT stay as opener? Will BD return? Or will U2 stun us all with Zooropa? #U2360ARG
This is the Muse set I have (unconfirmed): Uprising, Supermassive, Bliss (!), Hysteria, Eurasia, Starlight, Plug In Baby, Cydonia. #u2360arg
Conflicting reports from stadium: looks like Muse didn’t open with Plug In Baby, but it was in the set. Will post full set for fans soon.
@ZooPony I think BD may go back to the start. They may love their ATYCLB, but I’d be surprised if mid-set is Stuck/BD/IALW in a row.
Muse are opening for U2 now. Their set began with Plug In Baby. Great song, possibly better than most U2 will play tonight. ;) #u2360arg
@MarsGirl75 I’ve given up hope of hearing Drowning Man. :( And it sounded SO good in soundchecks too …