31/08 trivia: The only U2 album closer to ever open a gig is MLK.
30/08 trivia: The last time a lead single missed a gig on its debut tour? Desire, 28 September 1989.
Trivia wrap-up, Part II: This article continues where Part I of the trivia wrap-up left off. It looks at the remaining http://url4.eu/Kno6
I’m human. Forgot Please was played more than Discotheque. Updated yesterday’s trivia article. 2nd trivia article just went live.
Trivia wrap-up, Part I: For the week since the end of the first leg, I have been posting daily trivia to the U2gigs Twit http://url4.eu/KchB
29/08 trivia: The U2 album with poorest live representation? Zooropa, by a mile. Most played is Stay, 78 times.
A first leg summary: The dust is now starting to settle on the first leg. It has been a historic leg in many ways. It http://url4.eu/KSK9
28/07 trivia: The song U2 has covered most? Satellite Of Love, 145 times, all on ZooTV. No other cover has been done 100+ times.
U2 concert in New York rescheduled: Important news has just been posted on U2.com: the concert in New York scheduled for http://url4.eu/Jlt1
Article now posted about rescheduling of NYC show from 25/09 to 23/09: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
U2’s show in NYC on 25/09 has been rescheduled to 23/09. Preparing main page article with full details now.
27/08 trivia: Songs U2 soundchecked but never played live inc Drowning Man, Red Hill Mining Town, Dancing Barefoot, Acrobat, Your Blue Room.
26/08 trivia: The longest a U2 song has gone between performances is The Ocean: 22 years, 3 months, 22 days, from Dec ’82 to April ’05.
25/08 trivia: The last full U2 show to not feature Streets? 18 November 1989. Gloria was played in the spot where you’d expect Streets.
That’s from my videos, photos and some audio recordings. I’m not going to calculate the expenses ;-)
Just copied everything #U2 from the past weeks into one place and finally got 220.554.199.789 bytes (205,44GB) of data created by myself.
24/08 trivia: The last U2 show to feature 3 b-sides was 3 August 1987. They were Silver & Gold, Party Girl, and Spanish Eyes.
Some more Cardiff videos are now available from terrorsittich: http://www.youtube.com/u…
Our Cardiff photos are here: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 With Or Without You http://bit.ly/SoD7y
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 Ultra Violet (Light My Way) http://bit.ly/4Yv5B
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 Bad http://bit.ly/uTItC
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 Where The Streets Have No Name http://bit.ly/4gTUJm
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 Walk On http://bit.ly/PdzDx
23/08 trivia: The most played Pop song is not Discotheque. It is actually Gone. Gone has 146 performances to Disco’s 114.
During the break until Chicago, I (Ax) will post daily trivia. Every 7 days, I will post a mainpage article expanding on it. Enjoy!
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 City Of Blinding Lights http://bit.ly/1akyFg
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 The Unforgettable Fire http://bit.ly/kWqPe
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for w/ Stan… http://bit.ly/LhK9Y
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 Cardiff 2009-08-22 Mysterious Ways http://bit.ly/f6iMu
We will have videos from Cardiff soon. Please be patient, though - Matt will upload once he’s back in Berlin.
@msilveruk maybe the roof was closed as they build the stage.
Fun fact: Beautiful Day now has only 5 known snippets less than Bad, the song with most snips in database. Bad has 54; BD has 49.
Load out in progress. We try to stay inside even if they don’t want us here anymore. http://yfrog.com/74yvvrj
Merch stand still crowded. http://yfrog.com/5dng9j
First truck in stadium already. http://yfrog.com/b96j9j
@Gravy1199 Seconds’ bass was played in Barca, but not soundchecked by full band as far as I know.
My personal favs out of the 19 I’ve seen on the European leg: Barca2, Milan, Berlin, Chorzow, Zagreb, Cardiff.
Rehearsed in Barca but not played: EBTTRT, IGWSHA, SYCMIOYO, Drowning Man. Soundchecked subsequently but not played: IWF, YBR.
Stage without top of needle. http://yfrog.com/83mi0j
It’s all over now. What a great great summer with U2 and so many old and new friends. Thank you. Matt
25 shows. 35 songs - 34 if you exclude Happy Birthday. 17 of them played at every gig. 6 soundchecked songs did not make into a set.
That’s it. Thus ends U2’s European tour for 2009. Bring on the North American leg…
@atu2 I (Ax) actually think Bad/40 is a better closer than 40 alone.
@DreamOutLoud65 You have no idea how excited I (Ax) was to hear Shine Like Stars at Dublin III.
Moment Of Surrender
Damn, no Shine Like Stars in WOWY.
With Or Without You
Encore time. Ultra Violet.
Bono played guitar in Bad, like London II
@atu2 Ax again. Will be great for me to do this in middle of day rather than 5am!
40 snip in Bad
Ax butting in here. Delighted to see Bad in the set. THE live U2 song if you ask me.
One after Tutu’s speech
Where The Streets Have No Name
Seems Oliver’s Army has taken over from Rock The Casbah as SBS’s snip. Maybe Bono finally realised he doesn’t know Casbah’s lyrics…
Oliver’s Army snip in SBS
Sunday Bloody Sunday
City Of Blinding Lights
The Unforgettable Fire
Unknown Caller http://yfrog.com/0vwlij
Stand By Me snip at end of ISHFWILF
Before ISHFWILF, Edge said hello to the audience in Welsh.
I Still Haven’t Found
Snippet of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land Of Our Fathers), Welsh anthem, at start of Beautiful Day.
No Line On The Horizon
There has been a last minute set change, according to @U2log (details unspecified).
Way too much bass ATM.
Showtime in Cardiff.
The very top of the needle is missed today. Looks strange. Our beach balls do good.
U2 plane with engines still on. http://yfrog.com/7ga0nlj
Another snip added to database: Dubravka in B Day, Zagreb 09/08 (already listed for 10/08). Bono does it in both English and Croatian.
My external iPhone batt seems to look very very suspicious at airport security screening. They suggested not to carry all I have all time.
Snip added to 20/08 Sheffield set: very brief Pour Some Sugar On Me at end of Vertigo. A nod to Def Leppard, who formed in Sheffield.
@U2log Me too. One is yours. Should offer the 2nd for a lift from the airport ;)
@U2log I bet we are on the same flight then.
Matt here. On my way to Cardiff now. I have 2 spare GAs with me. Anyone? Mail to [email protected]
Two snips added to Glasgow 18/08 set: Up On The Catwalk at end of Elevation; Oliver’s Army during SBS.
So, today’s the day: U2’s last gig in Europe for 2009. Here’s hoping for something special. Matt will be there. I (Ax) wish I were.
Matt here. Feels unreal to hear them live but be not there as so many times recently. Can’t wait to be in Cardiff on Saturday.
And there we go, show’s over on the Q feed as well. It’s been a good time.
So I’m eating breakfast while listening to U2 close a concert (almost) live, in great sound quality. What a world!
The Elevation wah-wah must’ve been a mistake on the Polish end of the live feed. Didn’t notice anything untoward in the Q feed.
@arnaudt That may hold for the current tour, but I don’t think it does for past tours. Good spotting though!
Shame that One didn’t have Hear Us Coming today.
Can’t believe there’s just one European show to go…
And the show’s done … though not if you hop over to the Q stream! Just up to Desmond Tutu now.
OK, I’m adding the Gloria snip to Streets, as ridiculously brief as it may be.
@U2start Thanks for clarifying. Won’t put that in the set then! But haha, this’ll be interesting to hear when Q catches up…
@U2start Wait, are you serious, Elevation snips in WOWY and MOS? Good god.
Now the band’s up to Moment Of Surrender.
No Shine Like Stars. :(
WOWY just isn’t WOWY without Shine Like Stars. Here’s hoping Bono does it tonight. It was great at Dublin III.
After UV is With Or Without You.
@U2start Aussie gigs will be at about lunchtime/early afternoon European time. Good luck to you lot staying up for US gigs…
Sometimes I think I should’ve stayed in bed and typed the set in my sleep. But this broadcast was worth getting up at 5:15am.
Ultra Violet opens the encore.
@U2log That sucks. Hope you can get things resolved and back online ASAP.
Forgot to mention at the time: today’s Beautiful Day was its 300th performance.
Yep, it’s Mysterious Ways after One!
So, reckon they will do MW after One tonight? Let’s hope! Though Bad would be even better…
… naturally leading into One.
And now Desmond Tutu has a GRRRRREAT message for Sheffield …
A snip of Gloria in Streets? Will check it myself when Q’s feed catches up.
@U2start Really hope the Aussie tour does happen, and that they also go to New Zealand - to my hometown of Wellington!
Now it’s time for Streets.
You’ll Never Walk Alone snip at the end of Walk On. Shame there’s no Liverpool gig this year, huh?
@U2start Ultra Violet once was enough for me. Cardiff is Matt’s last gig. This is Ax; I’m already back in Melbourne. Dublin was last.
@U2start A shower break? Haha. Guess that’d be the encore for me, assuming it remains unchanged.
And, of course, it leads into Walk On.
@U2start Stuck In A Moment is when I make my run for refreshments. Pride doesn’t sound all bad this tour.
And now Pride after SBS.
Oliver’s Army snip in SBS.
15th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
The Let’s Dance snip Bono was doing in Crazy seems to have vanished now…
Crazy also has Two Tribes snip.
@ProdigyShark Haven’t identified any snips not already listed in the set. Was there something at the end of Breathe too?
Live, it’s Crazy Tonight with Reverend Black Grape (Come Ye Faithful) snippet.
So, the Q broadcast DOES include snippets, contrary to speculation re: the delay. Just heard Blackbird.
Vertigo is 13th song.
So no ADWM snippet in UF? Shame …
Next in the set is City Of Blinding Lights
Thanks folks, just added Happy Birthday to the set on the mainpage: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Those of you listening to the live Polish feed, did Bono actually sing Happy Birthday himself, or just get the crowd to sing it?
Next is The Unforgettable Fire.
Oh, and the live set? After Stuck, it’s Unknown Caller.
Well, now I’m listening to Q’s delayed broadcast at least…
http://twitpic.com/emiew - The delayed broadcast on U2.com finally started.
Wow, IE for Mac is awful. And the feed still didn’t want to work for me. Damn!
Movin’ On Up snippet in ISHFWILF, then Bono gets crowd to sing Happy Birthday for Willie Williams, then Stuck In A Moment.
I Still Haven’t Found is seventh.
Blackbird snippet at the end of BD, now onto Elevation.
Now downloading/poisoning my computer with IE for Mac to see if the Polish feed works in that.
Fifth is Beautiful Day
Oh yeah, fourth is Magnificent.
No luck with the Polish link on Mac OSX, either in Firefox or Safari. Hope you folks have better luck …
Apparently a Polish link is really live (I must be the only person who can’t get it to work): http://bit.ly/zIByY
Third is Get On Your Boots
Second is No Line On The Horizon
Yep, radio is delayed. Breathe is the concert opener.
So, intro music has begun in Sheffield. Will the broadcast have a delay, then?
What a shock, U2.com seems to have fallen over… well, at least Q Radio seems to work. Interview now: http://radioplayer.qthem…
Remember, folks: the gig later today in Sheffield is being broadcast live on UK radio, and on U2.com for subscribers.
Ha, U2.com finally removed MW from their Glasgow setlist.
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 London 2009-08-15 With Or Without You HD http://bit.ly/2Eh8A
I uploaded a YouTube video — U2 London 2009-08-15 Ultra Violet (Light My Way) HD http://bit.ly/MmERe
@jayteebee Look out for more stats trivia in the upcoming break between tour legs (hint hint, everyone).
Next show will be Beautiful Day’s 300th live performance. It will be the first 2000s U2 song to reach 300 performances.
12+ hours later and U2.com still has MW incorrectly listed in their set. If they find sets so hard, we’d be happy to do it for them!
Looks like the O Come All Ye Faithful snips are actually a reference to Reverend Black Grape. Our database has been updated.
Here’s a laugh: U2.com’s Glasgow report claims MW was played. It wasn’t.
That’s the end of the gig, folks.
With Or Without You, now Moment Of Surrender
One ends main set - nothing after it, unfortunately. Encore opens with Ultra Violet.
One has the Hear Us Coming verse.
What’s the betting on MW following One as at London I? Here’s hoping …
One, preceded by Desmond Tutu’s speech.
All You Need Is Love snip in Streets
Lucky the sound’s been restored - the band’s launching into Streets.
Ha, sound system died during Walk On.
Walk On after MLK. You were expecting J. Swallow or Race Against Time, weren’t you? ;)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Two Tribes snip again at the end.
Crazy Tonight time. Has a Two Tribes snip at the start.
Looks like UF did have the ADWM snip again. Thanks folks!