@gpthe3 In fact, let’s not do things by halves. I’ll commission them to do the entire UF album & b-sides. I need some Love Comes Tumbling.
@Tvbona I think they prefer playing it this way, or like the reception it’s got. I wish they’d try the full band version though.
@gpthe3 I solemnly swear my first act as president will be to commission U2 to perform A Sort of Homecoming.
@EveryBrokenWave You may wish to check a certain setlist and be delighted a certain snippet has finally been added. ;)
We should get more videos in this GREAT quality if the hotel wifi plays well.
@GregoryMcArthur It’s a damn fine album. Gone is one of the reasons I’m such a huge fan.
@atu2comSherry Yeah the visual and thematic part makes sense - but sonically I don’t think it works. Visuals/themes only get you so far.
@GregoryMcArthur Yeah how could anybody enjoy U2’s most perfect album featuring three of their five best songs? ;)
Hey lame psychic ad on Twitter, can you arrange a reading to tell me when #U2 will next perform A Sort Of Homecoming?
Wow we passed 15k followers today. We’re honoured to have so many of you along for the ride. Thanks for all your support and feedback!
This is correct! That leaves BDay and Vertigo as the only songs played at every full tour show since their debuts. https://twitter.com/ryan…
@harbinger384 Good catch! Fixed.
One has now been played at exactly one consecutive show, for those keeping track at home. #U2ieTour
@u2_nick Possibly, but I’m honestly not sure about that!
@Gravy1199 The 360 version.
@pashakubov He gave a speech about AIDS, then snippeted Mother & Child Reunion.
Another California snippet in Streets #U2ieTour
@Dazw1983Wills Thanks, hope to make your shifts more enjoyable! :)
@harbinger384 Ugh what was up with that!
Moment of Surrender snip! #U2ieTour
Hi, this is Matt checking in. Right about time! I guess Stefan & Frank will have lots of new stuff to upload today. Nice additions so far.
I (Ax) think Bad is #U2’s definitive live song. It’s that good. It’s also proof that eighties U2 is best U2. ;)
@U2Kouklitsa I screamed so loudly when Bono actually did it at 3rd Dublin show in 2009.
@juanj79 Why? Miracle Drug has been extensively rehearsed.
@GregoryMcArthur You might need to refresh it. That helped me.
Every time #U2 play With Or Without You nowadays, I hope it culminates in the Shine Like Stars verse like the old days. A great ending.
Sgt. Peppers snippet at the end of Beautiful Day! My favorite BD snippet! (Chris) #U2ieTour
Beautiful Day returns to the main set. Now excuse me while I dance and sing my heart out! (Chris)
@ConcertKid95 Hah I know. Though any Periscope is better than none I guess.
@GregoryMcArthur Yeah, in the NYT interview they said fixed 1st set, varied 2nd set. Hmm… not so much yet!
@ConcertKid95 Because we’ve always done it? I’d like to talk to people rather than just post “17. [song name] hashtag” over and over.
@GregoryMcArthur I feel sorry for everybody who’s ever been within earshot of me. Especially when they did One Tree Hill in 2006.
BUT I DID WHAT I DID BEFORE LOVE CAME TO TOWN! Hey ayyyy ayyyy! (Chris)
@Coach_ARooney It was rehearsed last week, so it’s possible!
Now come on #U2, Mysterious Ways needs the extended slide solo back. Let Edge shine!
@GregoryMcArthur I think it actually works better on mobile. I’ve only used it on my laptop so far though.
More Periscope action! https://twitter.com/elzo…
@EveryBrokenWave I’m quite fond of White Rabbit, a local brewery here, or for a sunny day like today, Monteith’s radler.
Invisible is going to rock your world, guys. I promise you (Chris) #U2ieTour
@EveryBrokenWave I don’t know your funny Canadian beers. ;)
@Colonizedmind25 Seems more for thematic purposes than anything.
@EveryBrokenWave A pint would be lovely!
Can anybody else confirm if there was a Please snippet at end of Raised By Wolves? I missed it myself. https://twitter.com/Ever…
@mikey1615 RZ is against the stands, with some rail space on the “i” stage then regular crowd between it and catwalk.
@EveryBrokenWave Oh I completely missed it, what was it?
@EveryBrokenWave Ah right, that’s 06/06. I’ll add it after the show.
@GregoryMcArthur It skips a bit for me but does the job.
@EveryBrokenWave Which Boston show?
@DLCoachNash Yep, this tour’s reinvention.
Haha yes, come on Bono tonight’s the night for some I Fall Down snippetry at Edge’s expense! https://twitter.com/Anal…
I’m not really sold on Song For Someone coming after Cedarwood. I think Cedarwood should lead into another rocker. Be cool before Bullet.
@ericLC89 Oh my god, if they ever do 11 O’clock Tick Tock again I will be over the moon. That song’s a big part of why I’m the fan I am.
Chris here. Psyched to see California make its tour debut! A SOI highlight for me! #BloodOrangeSunset
Well here’s a giveaway of a setlist change coming up later! https://twitter.com/U2/s…
@JackRyder120 That’s actually a feature of Periscope on PC. Some people say you can get screen to rotate but I can’t get it to do that.
@sb_wreeldeal UF, both album and era, holds a place in my heart no other album could.
Unlike last night, there was no snippet of Mofo at start of Iris tonight.
Boy is my second fav U2 album. I’d flip if they ever did Twilight or Another Time Another Place again. Would love Electric Co to return.
@ryannichols7 I would be VERY KEEN.
No Out Of Control then? It has not been played at consecutive concerts since November 2001. #U2
You can also try this other stream: http://mixlr.com/sil-rig…
@EveryBrokenWave To be fair, I won’t come in to bat for many post-Pop songs. ;)
@Robbie_J Oh maaaan that’d be good.
@EveryBrokenWave You know I’m not coming in to bat for ABOY’s defence!
@gstone68 I think he’s got multiple copies of that guitar!
@EveryBrokenWave “Stop helping god across the road like a little old lady” is literally the worst U2 lyric ever.
Sounds like Vancouver crowd is getting restless, starting a wave waiting for #U2 to come on.
@EveryBrokenWave Oh god I really did glaze over that didn’t I. Wake up Ax, it’s time to go into alert mode!
@porcupine_pete Wow, so you’re the one person who likes Stand Up Comedy. ;) Right with you on the others though, esp Fez and White As Snow.
@EveryBrokenWave Hmm. Gut says yes, head says there’ll be a change. Going with gut. But later shows will have variation in closers.
Tonight’s show may start slightly later than last night - Dallas Schoo is still soundchecking & lighting crew setting up.
@u2girl1966 Its dull solo on Vertigo was definitely cause for a b’room break… how do you neuter what was once the fiercest solo on ZooTV!
I often mentally refer to Songs Of Innocence as “Bongs Of Innocence”. That would make for some great #U2ieTour merch!
In case you missed it, earlier I updated our Setlist FAQ: http://www.u2gigs.com/fa…
@akmcquade Yeah fingers crossed it becomes a regular part of the set. Such a beautiful song.
@akmcquade Yep, it was rehearsed last week!
@DrePhD I’ll spare you my opinion on most of those, but WILATW is legit quality.
@sb_wreeldeal Yep, Matthias loves nineties U2. We’ve got a fair balance!
Also, for clarification, TGBHF = The Ground Beneath Her Feet.
As an eighties U2 fan, I (Ax) find Chris’s preference for 2000s U2 entirely baffling. ;)
@hedygabriel Elevation missed multiple shows early on 360, as well as last night.
@_aihsila This is what I (Ax) am here for, dispensing useless trivia!
@MANemeth The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Note in prev tweet I’m only counting regular tour shows; BDay’s overall live debut was 2000-09-27, but the count is from 1st full tour show.
Longest unbroken streak of full tour performances: Streets, 625 since 1989-11-19. Longest unbroken since debut: BDay, 355 since 2001-03-24.
If Ax is right and we get Ordinary Love, TGBHF and Miracle Drug, I will be thrilled. I’m a 2000s U2 fan through and through.
@_aihsila Hate to break it but it’s already been dropped multiple times! ;) Notably missing almost all 3rd leg Elevation & 1st leg Vertigo
@Robbie_J Yeah, Bad would make an amazing closer instead.
For those of you who miss One, rest might do it good. Look how missing a tour has benefited Bullet now that it’s back! A 1st show highlight.
@_nathy Yep. Every song needs a rest sometime. Look how it’s now benefited Bullet!
My predictions tonight: 1st set unchanged. Sweetest out, OLove/TGBHF in; Pride out, Miracle Drug in; Desire out; Angel/WLCTT in.
Many of you will disagree, but unlike Chris I am pleased One was dropped. Been saying for years it should rotate with WOWY.
And this is Ax checking in. I’ll take you through tonight’s proceedings. I’m very keen to see what changes #U2 have in store for night 2.
Hi all, I (Chris) am away visiting family but I’ll checking in throughout the night. Hope When Love Comes To Town gets played! #U2ieTour
@Lunnzies Yeah I’m surprised it wasn’t done last night. Expecting it tonight.
If #U2 do play When Love Comes To Town, it will be its first performance by the full band since 28 August 1993.
@EveryBrokenWave I’m not too shocked - it was a great main set opener on Vertigo, so makes sense it’d work as an encore opener.
@EveryBrokenWave I am so glad it’s the weekend now, you’ve no idea. Though I better get stuff done now before show 2 begins!
@EveryBrokenWave Shit I keep forgetting to email you, man. I’m an awful friend.