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Matt: Berlin / Ax: Wollongong / Matkin: Toronto / Chris: NY

The below is an off-site archive of all most tweets posted by @u2gigs ever

September 6th, 2017

ktgibbles Bono live on @93XRT with @LinBrehmer right now - and just sang I Wanna Be Sedated, and I will not fully recover fro… https://t.co/w91xIxurAK

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:06 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via U2gigs (Matkin))

fguise @u2gigs I liked it! It has a taste of Are you gonna wait forever mixed with some modern stuff. But Blackout has that U2 classical flavor

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:03 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via U2gigs (Matkin))

I feel like #U2TheBestThing will grow on me over time. As a lead single I’m not sure. Nice to see a song about joy though. Matkin.

 via U2gigs (Matkin)

It strikes me that some lucky fans have already heard a full third of SOE. #U2TheBestThing

 via U2gigs (Matkin)

It was the best of things, it was the blurst of things.

 via Twitter Web Client

Re: Best Thing. Nice to see Edge take lead vocals for a verse. Matkin. #U2TheBestThing

 via U2gigs (Matkin)

The New York Times have a detailed write-up about the Songs of Experience sessions: nytimes.com/2017/09/06/art…

 via Twitter Web Client

Our article on U2’s new song You’re the Best Thing About Me, the lead single for Songs of Experience: u2gigs.com/article1222.ht…

 via Twitter Web Client

@atu2comSherry @aurelbelluc @U2Achtung_ @atu2 Im using Spotify but it’s also on iTunes and Apple Music. Not sure wh… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

 via Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to atu2comSherry

@pandjraybould Not really. Cedarwood Road and Troubles are good. But I never listen to it. Nothing post-Pop is in my regular rotation.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to pandjraybould

@WaitingOnASong Yeah it’s mad they haven’t at least put Blackout up on YouTube. Apparently a few radio stations hav… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to WaitingOnASong

@U2_australia Mate, that’s code for “incoherent mess like NLOTH”!

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to U2_australia

@stubby70 I’d go further and say it’s a pretty strong majority who favour Blackout.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to stubby70

@BrianovichIV Haven’t got it right since Vertigo led HTDAAB. Subsequent three have all been baffling choices.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to BrianovichIV

@frankisaU2fan It’s SO abrupt. I don’t know how this got through any sort of quality control.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to frankisaU2fan

@WaitingOnASong Not sure we can judge The Blackout’s mix from a shithouse Facebook stream w/ crowd noise pasted in.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to WaitingOnASong

georgemccauley Bono on @absoluteradio in 10 minutes @U2start @u2songs @u2gigs

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:32 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Tweetbot for iΟS)

Producers for The Best Thing, by the way, are credited as Ryan Tedder, Steve Lillywhite, and Jacknife Lee.

 via Twitter Web Client

Honestly, I’m let down. The Blackout made me think U2 could be regaining some form. This song has dashed those hopes. Your mileage may vary!

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

I (Ax) don’t like Best Thing, I’m sorry. Sounds like 3 songs mashed together. Maybe some of you dig it. Blackout far & away a better track.

 via Twitter Web Client

“The best thing that ever happened a boy.” If a lyric won’t fit the melody & you cut one word to force it, there are bigger problems afoot.

 via Twitter Web Client

mcdosc U2.com confirms live You’re the Best Thing on Fallon Tomorrow - u2.com/news/title/you… @U2start @u2gigs

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:20 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

@bijans They’ve completely overthought it, cut and pasted too many things.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to bijans

Lyric video for The Best Thing here: youtube.com/watch?v=PbGSiJ… #U2

 via Twitter Web Client

@Aprilshack @U2 It’s on iTunes and Apple Music as well.

 via Tweetbot for iΟS in reply to Aprilshack

Best Thing is now on Spotify. I (Ax) am giving it one more listen before saying any more about my opinion…

 via Twitter Web Client

@bijans Chorus, verses, solo - they don’t go together. Total mess.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to bijans

Dave Fanning prefers Blackout. I (Ax) do too. I can’t believe they chose Best Thing as the lead single over Blackout.

 via Twitter Web Client

This song is all over the place.

 via Twitter Web Client

Right, about to play Best Thing, here we go: 2fm.rte.ie/player/

 via Twitter Web Client

Oh just play it; chat later!

 via Twitter Web Client

Fanning is now explaining the concept behind Songs of Innocence and of Experience. Says they’re letters to Ali, to his kids, to the world.

 via Twitter Web Client

Dave Fanning about U2: “they’ve an album coming out”, probably 1 December.

 via Twitter Web Client

No matter how Best Thing sounds, it’s going to seem brilliant after whatever this shithouse song on RTE 2FM is.

 via Twitter Web Client

@paulmaidment Soccer. Football could be Gaelic, Australian, gridiron, rugby union, rugby league…

PS “Soccer” is… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to paulmaidment

Those of you wondering when there’ll be a leak, here ‘tis. twitter.com/U2start/status…

 via Twitter Web Client

Here we go, Dave Fanning has arrived at RTE 2FM. 2fm.rte.ie/player/

 via Twitter Web Client

Apparently the RTE debut might be at 50-past-the-hour, not 45. They’re crapping on about soccer right now, anyhow.

 via Twitter Web Client

shan_toms Very Excited! @U2 @u2gigs @u2songs @U2start https://t.co/TxbH1nTmd8

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 1:45 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

@toolz2112 I like the idea of having international Aussie Rules test matches.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to toolz2112

Alright folks, Best Thing will debut in a matter of minutes. RTE 2FM’s online stream is here: 2fm.rte.ie/player/ #U2

 via Twitter Web Client

@toolz2112 Those Perthians and their secessionism. Seceding from accurate typing.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to toolz2112

@toolz2112 It’s a fad, trust me. A Melbourne thing. I haven’t seen them in Wollongong either!

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to toolz2112

@SallieAnnG New Year’s Day is going to blow their minds. Best not tell them about The Joshua Tree yet, they’ll need some adjustment time.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to SallieAnnG

Just 20 minutes until RTE 2FM get the world premiere of The Best Thing. #U2

 via Twitter Web Client

u2fanz Triple M 105.1 in Melbourne have new music at 10pm. Unspecified but lines up with embargo #u2

 via Facebook (retweeted on 1:24 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

@toolz2112 I’m not sure Perth has got electric guitars. Or electricity.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to toolz2112

@U2start Is this Remy? Because you’re from such a large country eh mate?

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to U2start

@GoodbyePuckPie Just blame Adelaide and its wacky timezone. ;)

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GoodbyePuckPie

stubby70 @u2gigs dont forget NZ 11.45pm

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:39 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

That’s 9:15pm in Adelaide and 7:45pm in Perth, but you folks still haven’t got War yet, have you? ;)

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

duuuaaaane A nice greeting on @Spotify today. It’s soon… https://t.co/gFajw7vuzK

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:34 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

I (Ax) am delighted that The Best Thing will be with us at the civilised time of 9:45pm in Australia, not 2am like The Blackout!

 via Twitter Web Client

atu2 Ireland’s @RTE2fm will have the world premiere of YTBTAM - airing 15 min before the rest of the world. Listen in:… https://t.co/VLtpZ8nTmo

 via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:31 PM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

FallonTonight Excited to announce @u2 will be our musical guest this Thursday (9/7), performing two songs!! #U2OnFallon #FallonTonight

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:32 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Tweetbot for iΟS)

squintyt4e Last night @u2 in Buffalo - Sylvia dances w/ Bono youtu.be/Lr0UwKKcV5E - @u2gigs @U2start @U2tour @U2Community #mysteriousways #U2JT30

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:30 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Tweetbot for iΟS)

markpeterboro U2 Set list chart after Buffalo (35 gigs) #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 #setlistgeek @u2gigs https://t.co/9cImDdXtCp

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 9:00 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

@debbieherron Indeed. The “hold on tightly” line was common in 11OTT on the War Tour but otherwise you could count… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to debbieherron

@dontgoslideaway @atu2 @jimmyfallon My bet is Best Thing and a JT song, be it ISHFWILF or WOWY.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to dontgoslideaway

That’s it for today from me, Ax. Hopefully Matkin will be here to take you through Minneapolis - just realised I’ve an appointment then!

 via Twitter Web Client

atu2 .@jimmyfallon just announced on The Tonight Show that U2 will perform two songs during the show on Thursday. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:53 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

Here’s the full setlist and our report for #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 in Buffalo: u2gigs.com/article1221.ht…

 via Twitter Web Client

@azcat92 Me too, and I’m still bitter neither it nor Electrical Storm made the Dublin 3 setlist.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to azcat92

@GnoccoFritto Yeah it’s sometimes been a challenge to pick whether he’s getting at Drowning Man or the actual Biblical verse he lifted.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@sb_wreeldeal Hah. I’m especially surprised since it’s not like they’ve been soundchecking it like they were in 200… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to sb_wreeldeal

@themadirishman3 Never done live, but snippeted. Soundchecked in full in 2009 but never made it (I heard one of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to themadirishman3

atu2comSherry THANKS to @U2BROTHR, @NateU2, @KevinS2U and all the other streamers/scopers tonight #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:38 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

There was no Hear Us Coming at the end of One, just Drowning Man. And that’s it. Same 21 songs as Detroit, same order. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Initially I thought it was a straight-up Isaiah 40:31 (“wings like eagles”) but then he did extra lyrics. Definitely Drowning Man.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

Holy fuck Bono is snippeting Drowning Man over the end of One! #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

@sb_wreeldeal @U2BROTHR She should’ve been shouting it with you!

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to sb_wreeldeal

I heard one very loud “shut up!” in the background of @U2BROTHR’s Mixlr when Bono was talking about those bitter divisions.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

Bono talking about seeing “bitter division in the United States”. But impressed about Texans helping each other after Harvey.

 via Twitter Web Client

21. Another speech / One (snippet) #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

atu2 .@SilRigote got the birthday present of a lifetime - she was the Mysterious Ways dancer tonight! #U2TheJoshuaTour2017

 via TweetDeck (retweeted on 5:23 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

20. Speech about women’s rights / Ultra Violet (snippet) #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

@carvajfcutah I’m sceptical, and expect a debut on Fallon’s show Thursday.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to carvajfcutah

@gilson_jr_ I definitely think he’s a bit rusty right now after that month off…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to gilson_jr_

@u2br Are you listening to a different show to us? ;)

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2br

Mysterious Ways slide solo good times. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

19. Mysterious Ways, which has a Miss You snippet at the start #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Snippet of Helter Skelter at the end of Vertigo. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

@Anamasdal And as if to prove your point he goes and ad-libs new lines around “all of this could be yours” in Vertigo.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to Anamasdal

@TyTy1124 @atu2 I’m just Mixlring, so didn’t see, sorry.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to TyTy1124

18. It’s time for Spanish lessons - Vertigo #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

@Anamasdal Yeah, a bit more than usual it seems to me. Might be a couple we couldn’t pick live in RTSS & Red Hill too.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to Anamasdal

@sb_wreeldeal Don’t let the Beautiful Days grind you down.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to sb_wreeldeal

Beautiful Day has a snippet of Starman. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

16. The encore opens with Beautiful Day, like in Detroit #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

That’s the end of the main set. So - encore. Any variations? Will Miss Sarajevo be back? Will Best Thing debut live? #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

15. Mothers of the Disappeared #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Exit has its usual snippets of Wise Blood and Eeny Meeny Miny Moe. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

sb_wreeldeal @u2gigs OTH and Exit should be every night staples. They’re just so magical live.

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:48 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

14. It’s Walter Trump time at the start of Exit #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Bono talks about how sometimes U2 forget the joy The Joshua Tree brought to people because of the context of Greg Carroll’s death.

 via Twitter Web Client

12. Trip Through Your Wires, “for the Dreamers” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Bono: “We Irish were the Dreamers of our day. Economic refugees, that’s what we were… and I think we did OK by this country.”

 via Twitter Web Client

11. Bono: “We have to stay awake to dream, do we not? Even in God’s country.” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

I’m glad Ax is around for snippets tonight. I’m well out of practice.

 via U2gigs (Matkin)

@harbinger384 Oh, I didn’t catch that - will listen back later.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to harbinger384

@sb_wreeldeal I (Ax) did! @corianderstem will be pleased; i didn’t mind it.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to sb_wreeldeal

@Drea104 Yeah, going to need to listen back to that one.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to Drea104

Did Bono maybe snippet something softly at the end of RTSS, right before the harmonica? #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

There are no correct opinions on Twitter! RT @sb_wreeldeal: @u2gigs Hi Matkin! Hopefully, we’ll have more correct music opinions tonight!

 via U2gigs (Matkin)

@sb_wreeldeal You want Matkin’s lukewarm takes rather than my piping hot ones? ;)

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to sb_wreeldeal

America from West Side Story is also snippeted in Bullet. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Bullet has a snippet of Edwin Starr’s War. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

8. “Here comes trouble” says Bono: Bullet the Blue Sky #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Hope everyone is enjoying tonight; my first U2 concert was Buffalo in 2005. Seems Ax referenced that night in our article!

 via U2gigs (Matkin) in reply to u2gigs

If Bono’s going to shout “this song is for lovers to sing their hearts out”, then the Shine Like Stars verse is as appropriate as it gets.

 via Twitter Web Client

Hi everyone, Matkin here. How you all doing on leg 3?

 via U2gigs (Matkin)

End of I Still Haven’t Found has a snippet of The Beatles’ Come Together. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

drcfire Coincidence in my Twitter feed? I think not! I mean, have u heard the echoing drugs of SBS? @atu2 @u2gigs https://t.co/GYPhe6SwJZ

 via Tweetbot for iΟS (retweeted on 4:09 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

6. I Still Haven’t Found. Bono’s intro: “Here we are, here you still are; nothing’s changed, everything’s changed.” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

@coolian2 “He’s doing his fookin’ barooga again, let’s get out of here.”

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to coolian2

Little snippet of California in Streets. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

I swear I heard one line as “where the sweets have no name”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

@coolian2 Barooga is what they called Bono doing drunk karaoke.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to coolian2

5. Streets opens the Joshua Tree part of the set #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Bono has snippeted Give Peace a Chance in 7 songs before but not in Bad. First was in ElecCo just after Lennon died: u2gigs.com/show1031.html

 via Twitter Web Client

Give Peace a Chance snippet is followed by the usual snippet of America. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Bono’s getting the house lights turned off in Bad as usual. Snippet of Give Peace a Chance. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

My word is @NateU2 running one hella Periscope tonight: pscp.tv/w/1vOGwOVmPzMGB #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Oh, and yes, Bono (not always known for accurate tales) DOES have the date right, they really did play Buffalo the night Lennon was shot.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

He adds that he hopes tonight’s show is a night nobody forgets for all the right reasons. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

Bono on the 1st time U2 played Buffalo: “the night John Lennon was shot dead, I’ll never forget it” #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Bono on the support act: “thank you to the brilliant Beck and his band of troubadours”. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

Here’s our mainpage article that will have the full set updated live: u2gigs.com/article1221.ht… #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

It’s go time! Whole of the Moon is playing in Buffalo. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017

 via Twitter Web Client

@harrykantas I’m trying to jinx it here; the less I predict it, the more likely they are to play it and make me look like an arse. ;)

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to harrykantas

PhilMaves #Beck & band: great openers tonight. Seen him twice before, he’s an underrated live vocalist. @atu2 @u2gigshttps://t.co/zJ7Tp8JErk

 via Echofon (retweeted on 2:53 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

AllanIsOnline @u2gigs Beck just crushed it. https://t.co/oN2aJvGubw

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:53 AM, Sep 6th, 2017  via Twitter Web Client)

I’d suggest odds of Best Thing’s live debut are low. I expect it on Fallon on Thursday.

 via Twitter Web Client

Hi, Ax here with you for #U2TheJoshuaTree2017 in Buffalo. Unsure if we’ve got Matkin today. Perhaps I’ll do some title puns in his stead. ;)

 via Twitter Web Client

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