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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

November 5th, 2019

U2start A first look at 2019 merchandise. #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019 https://t.co/GMQHJE2Di8

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:17 AM, Nov 9th, 2019  via Twitter for iPhone)

One mistake I will not make tomorrow: waiting until after U2 finish their show to have dinner.

 via Twitter Web App

Tonight’s stream by @mysteriousdays was absolutely crisp and clear. Fantastic stuff, fans around the world thank yo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Here is our write-up and the full setlist for the first night of #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019 in Auckland, New Zealand, w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

@chrisdougal @markpeterboro More like Orcland amirite.

Signed,
A Wellingtonian

 via Twitter Web App in reply to chrisdougal

markpeterboro Set list chart after the opening U2 Joshua Tree 2019 show in Auckland #U2Auckland #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019 @u2gigshttps://t.co/MzmwBd5gyq

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 11:04 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter for iPhone)

Look what absolute champion was ready and waiting to do his thing as soon as #U2Auckland ended! #U2JT19 twitter.com/markpeterboro/…

 via Twitter Web App

@litofpigs Also, the Royal National Park between Wollongong and the southern suburbs of Sydney is really good to ex… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to litofpigs

@litofpigs Maybe in a year or so if I’m lucky!

 via Twitter Web App in reply to litofpigs

That’s the end of the show. 24 songs. They’ve played longer, but a lot of shows in 2018 were shorter, so, on balanc… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

One ends with the refrain of “no them, there’s only us” from Invisible. Bono also improvised some lyrics before Edg… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

24. Well, this is unexpected (if you hadn’t seen the setlist spoiler anyway, and only knew about rehearsals): One.

#U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

Bono is now thanking Noel Gallagher for supporting U2, thanking his crew, apologising to the audience for not visit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Cannot believe it took this bloody long for U2 to include Kate Sheppard in the “herstory” visuals, but at least it… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

@litofpigs One word: don’t.

(I’m discontented because I had to move here for work from Melbourne, my favourite cit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to litofpigs

mysteriousdays @u2gigs Kate Sheppard #herstory https://t.co/9wCD0awSXx

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:43 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via TweetDeck)

23. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

@Almond87 Funnily enough, at this stage not doing either Sydney show, just Melbs and Adelaide. Thought I was doing… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to Almond87

Kate Sheppard is literally on our money, U2. Don’t fuck this up.

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2gigs

22. Ultra Violet #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

I swear to god Kate Sheppard better be on screen tonight, the woman who led t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Bono’s delivering the “when human rights drown out human wrongs, that’s a beautiful day; when sisters go to school… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

@Almond87 Also, will I see you next week? I hope I will!

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2gigs

@Almond87 Well, on the one hand at least it means no Best Thing.

Problem is, it also means no Acrobat.

 via Twitter Web App in reply to Almond87

@JaneGallatly Me too. I rate the studio version as one of SOI’s better songs, but never taken much interest in the more spare live version.

 via Twitter Web App in reply to JaneGallatly

21. Beautiful Day #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

“Beautiful day today here in Auckland”, says Bono: “beautiful reasons to be alive!”

 via Twitter Web App

Gotta be honest, I’m struggling to imagine this stripped-back version of Every Breaking Wave in a stadium setting…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

20. Every Breaking Wave #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

Bono and Edge most recently played this on 30 June 2018 at a small gi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

I am really happy U2 are doing Even Better Than the Real Thing, not so much through my own preferences (I’d take ot… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

19. After tweeting Bono’s chat and working out snippets, I almost forgot to say what song the band are up to! It’s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

brodiemcgrahan @u2gigs it was indeed Gary Glitter Rock and Roll, take it from a Canadian that hears it in a hockey rink daily, sho… https://t.co/BzK3jrARbz

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 10:20 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

Bono is talking to the crowd after Vertigo, saying hello “from Ireland people to island people”. Joking now about h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Glad somebody identified the Vertigo intro snippet! Yes, seems a bit odd. He’s actually snippeted three Gary Glitte… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

I think there was maybe some sort of snippet in Vertigo’s intro? I could not hear the words clearly though. #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

18. Elevation leads straight into Vertigo. #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

Both songs were played at U2’s most recent previous show, 13 November 2018.

 via Twitter Web App

If you are just tuning in now and want to catch up on U2’s set tonight, our mainpage article with the live set and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

17. The encore begins with Elevation, in the same way the second set began at last year’s shows. #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

Angel of Harlem is the end of the main set. Encore break now. #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

16. Angel of Harlem #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

U2 last performed this song on 11 June 2018 with Sun Ra Arkestra at a spec… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

15. We’re already at the end of the Joshua Tree album: Mothers of the Disappeared #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

MarkRiceCT @u2gigs Listening on Mixlr, it’s very emotional given it’s in NZ. U2 do this to you. I recall being caught out by I… https://t.co/0m2McgeZ2Q

 via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 9:56 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

Exit is performed the same way as in 2017, with the snippets of Wise Blood and Eeny Meeny Miny Moe. #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

U2start And here’s a NZ special: Greg Carroll on screen! ♥ #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019 twitter.com/U2start/status… https://t.co/pYX9fx7ZeB

 via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 9:55 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via TweetDeck)

@adammajorcsik Heaps of good bands out there and I’m very active in my local scenes!

 via Twitter Web App in reply to adammajorcsik

I absolutely love Exit but gee I need a quick breather after every single one of the feels in One Tree Hill. #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

14. The Walter Trump video is back: “You’re a liar, Trump!” This introduces the live beast of the Joshua Tree, the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Doesn’t the Kiwi crowd absolutely fucking love that and connect to that. U2 will never have a more important song i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2gigs

“And when it’s raining, raining hard, that’s when the rain will break my heart…”

Bono absolutely belting it out… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

I (Ax) have been to lots of gigs by lots of bands. I do about 70-80 a year. Still the most emotional live moment I’… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

13. Emotional time now. One Tree Hill, the song, in sight of Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill, the volcanic cone.

Bono i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Psst, my day job is as a historian of New Zealand. My mate Lyndon Fraser has written some great books on Irish migr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

12. Trip Through Your Wires #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

At the start, Bono points out the Irish flag on screen. Says U2 ar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

11. “This song is about how in a blink of an eye a country can change … not just physically but psychologically,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

@atu2comSherry …would you believe I didn’t even notice your typo?

 via Twitter Web App in reply to atu2comSherry

10. “Welcome to side two of the Joshua Tree! For those of you who’ve been listening to us on cassettes, turn it ove… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Aha, I wasn’t sure if Black Dog was in there, but here’s the confirmation: twitter.com/atu2comSherry/…

 via Twitter Web App

For the rest of the Joshua Tree section of tonight’s show, I will stop noting when a song was last performed, becau… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

9. Running to Stand Still #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

This song, too, was last performed on 25 October 2017.

 via Twitter Web App

Bullet includes a snippet of America, the song from West Side Story, not the Simon and Garfunkel song of the same n… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

This tweet should say Bad, not New Year’s Day! NYD was played in 2018. twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

 via Twitter Web App

@toolz2112 You are quite correct, good catch.

 via Twitter Web App in reply to toolz2112

8. Bullet the Blue Sky #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

This song was last played on—you guessed it—25 October 2017, the final… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

@MarkRiceCT @u2songs My gig numbers (this is Ax) are relatively low compared to some: 22. Melbourne and Adelaide wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to MarkRiceCT

7. With or Without You #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

The most recent performance of this song before tonight was on the Song… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Also, although our tweets tonight are mostly from Ax, Matthias is with us! He’s updating our website with the set,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

If you just got here you can still tune in for U2 live from Auckland here and join 1400 others listening live on Vi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via TweetDeck

6. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For

Like Streets and New Year’s Day, this song was last played on 25 Oct… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Gee I had forgotten what it’s like to maintain a Twitter account with almost 29k followers and have the menchies ab… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Streets has a snippet of California’s refrain of “there is no end to love”. #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

5. It’s time for the Joshua Tree: Where the Streets Have No Name is starting now, with Bono reciting a sort of pray… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

@MarkRiceCT @u2songs That would be excellent if they do! I won’t be at the Sydney shows, so you can guarantee AIWIY… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to MarkRiceCT

AndrewDowling84 @u2gigs Shed a tear during the performance of “Bad” as my son was born to this song on Saturday just gone ???? #U2 listening in Wales ❤️

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:03 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

tanethegreen U2 are off to a good start, they seem to know what they’re doing #U2Auckland https://t.co/apKkXYUgtJ

 via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 9:02 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

4. Pride #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

This song was last performed at U2’s most recent previous gig, 13 November 2018.

 via Twitter Web App

Bono rehearsed a snippet of Crowded House’s Don’t Dream It’s Over in Bad. That would’ve been better tonight than Am… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

Dunno if Bono realises this “stake in the idea of America” schtick might not really appeal to New Zealand or Austra… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2gigs

Bono: “All over the world the word ‘freedom’ is being weighed and measured…even in America, a country born on a d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2gigs

“This is not a moment to take a word like ‘freedom’ for granted is it? If you believe in freedom, let’s see your li… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

@CathalU2ie Who, me, an enabler? Noooo, who’d get that idea!

 via Twitter Web App in reply to CathalU2ie

3. Bad #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

First performance since 25 October 2017, the last show of that year’s Joshua Tree Tour.

 via Twitter Web App

Bono has sung the “golden age” verse in New Year’s Day, which was not included in live performances before 2017. #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

 via Twitter Web App

@romsdias You’re awake early! That’s commitment!

 via Twitter Web App in reply to romsdias

u2_se @u2gigs It’s it still tuned down a full (?) step, like in 2017 to spare Bono’s voice?

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 8:50 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

@CathalU2ie U2 tours don’t start every day though, you could justify it. ;)

 via Twitter Web App in reply to CathalU2ie

U2roeli NYD bass is shaking my car….. @u2 #U2Auckland twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

 via Tweetbot for iΟS (retweeted on 8:48 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

It’s 6:45pm in Wollongong and I’m about to crack open a beer. A cold one and a live stream of U2, a good Friday nig… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

madfl3a This bass line works better than coffee to wake you up! #U2 #U2JT19 #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 8:47 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via TweetDeck)

atu2comSherry “What do we got for Christchurch tonight?” - Bono, Sunday Bloody Sunday

#TheJoshuaTreeTour2019

 via TweetDeck (retweeted on 8:46 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

2. New Year’s Day #U2JT19 #U2Auckland

This song was played at U2’s most recent previous gig, 13 November 2018.

 via Twitter Web App

This is the first performance of Sunday Bloody Sunday since 29 September 2018. It missed the rest of last year’s Eu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

U2 have taken the stage in Auckland for the first night of #U2JT19. The Waterboys’ Whole of the Moon was their intr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

@u2songs So glad you were on the ball! First time in a long time we haven’t done daily updates—felt weird, but with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2songs

@u2songs @one_bad_lemon @U2 Cheers!

Dear @U2, please use a more sensible short hashtag like #U2JT19. I will even a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2songs

@u2_se Ugh I hated that one in 2017, simply because it uses so many characters! I’m a verbose sorta guy.

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2_se

@one_bad_lemon Bloody hope so! There have been some needlessly long hashtags on recent tours…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to one_bad_lemon

@u2songs Fitting for the above tweet to have a typo of its own, eh…

 via Twitter Web App in reply to u2gigs

I’m so out of the loop I’m not sure what hashtag everyone has decided on for this tour. I used #U2JT19 in my last c… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

U2 are close to showtime in Auckland, and guess what! I’ve finished a summary of the #U2JT19 rehearsals. It draws o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

KiwiCraig74 Nervous anticipation #u2joshuatreetour2019 #U2 https://t.co/mjiVzcgxZS

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 8:30 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

u2songs Briar Wood’s “One World” is a new poem on the screen tonight. Wood is a writer, poet and academic from New Zealand…. https://t.co/ztD98uHjh1

 via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 8:30 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

Mike_Pollok U2 Joshua Tree Auckland Awesome! https://t.co/2LFIq9KDzP

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:09 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

u2songs We’ll be live tweeting here throughout the show tonight. But also are reporting on the site, including spoilers abo… https://t.co/n7bGvvUG7u

 via Twitter Web App (retweeted on 8:09 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

So, yes, hello, this is Ax with you for the opening night of #U2JT19 in Auckland. Hopefully I have enough time to w… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

U2start The tree stage is bigger than in 2017, reaching further into the field.

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 7:39 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

Gingerznz Big screen issues at @U2 . Wonder what the call to the help desk would be sound like. https://t.co/g6Lfwtx7x7

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 7:39 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter Web App)

Noel Gallagher and his High-Flying Birds are opening proceedings for the first night of U2’s little Joshua Tree-the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web App

GRDHoops @u2gigs If U2 ever did a gig in Uxbridge in the UK, there is only way to travel to it … https://t.co/8vAUawY1Ht

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 5:35 AM, Nov 8th, 2019  via Twitter for iPhone)

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