@eddemkleetun Touche! I had happily erased all memory of Kelis opening for U2 from my mind.
Printed set from DC reveals nothing was dropped mid-show, only 22 songs were planned from the outset.
Today’s full setlist, stats, etc: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Well, that’s it, 22 songs. Surprised NLOTH cut. And Pride has now equalled its 2001 record of missing eight shows in a row.
22nd and probably last is Moment Of Surrender.
21st is With Or Without You.
Numerous European gigs had only 22 songs, but if this show does, it’ll be the first in North America to fall shorter than 23.
@atu2 And I’ve always called MLK merely a “glorified outro” on UF. ;) Apparently U2 differ with me on that one…
I’m not counting Amazing Grace as a separate song, it’s only a few lines. Either a snip at One’s end or Streets’ intro.
20th is Ultra Violet…
@MickiMaynard Thanks. At Chicago 1, Streets was before Tutu, so did it close main set?
Sorry, I can’t count. Streets is 19th song, not 20th.
Amazing Grace snip, then 20th song is Streets.
Will need to review earlier shows to see when the band started waving goodbye and taking a distinct break between Walk On and One.
18th is One. Looks like we’re going to need to start counting this as the encore opener…
Main set is a song short… no Pride, no NLOTH, no Unknown Caller?
16th was MLK, 17th Walk On.
MJ snip in Crazy was Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.
There was a Michael Jackson snip in Crazy. Unfortunately, don’t know which MJ song! Will get clarification later.
15th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
@Matkin22 Just a guess based on everything being a spot earlier - to make room for Pride?
14th is Crazy Tonight.
Anyway, 13th is Vertigo.
Damn, looks like Pride may be done tonight. It’s missed 7 gigs. Record is missing 8 gigs. Was hoping U2 would break that.
“Looking for the face I had before the world was made” lyric from Mofo snipped at start of COBL.
Twelfth is City Of Blinding Lights.
Tenth song was Stuck In A Moment.
Eleventh song is UF. Waiting for confirmation on what was tenth…
Oh hello, New Year’s Day is ninth!
Blackbird snip at end of Beautiful Day.
Eighth is Beautiful Day. Still missing the extended intro.
Seventh is YOUR BLUE ROOM!
Think tonight’s set may very well be a Your Blue Room setlist. Cross your fingers anyway.
Sixth is Elevation.
Snip of Stand By Me at end of Still Haven’t Found.
And indeed, fifth is I Still Haven’t Found The Concise Speech I’m Looking For.
Here we go, Bono’s rambling, complimenting Muse… presumably Still Haven’t Found will be next.
Fourth is Mysterious Ways.
@brynrich Seems the Mofo soundcheck in NYC may’ve just been the techs rather than U2 themselves. Still not 100% clear.
Third is Boots.
Only other time Magnificent has been second in the set this tour was NYC 1 on 23/09.
Second is Magnificent!
U2 open the gig with Breathe.
U2 about to take the stage in DC.
Washington DC setlist, 29/09: Today, U2 are performing in the Washington DC area, just outside of the District of Columb http://url4.eu/YHgS
Imma happy for you, Kanye West, and I’m going to let you finish, but Black Eyed Peas are totally the worst opener for U2 ever.
But no way am I doing Black Eyed Peas’ sets. Sorry to the one person on earth who actually wants them to open for U2.
Muse close with Plug-in Baby. Same set as NYC 2. U2 on in ~45 mins. Not sure I’ll do Muse’s set every gig but I’m having fun for now.
5th to 7th songs in Muse’s set opening for U2: United States of Eurasia, Uprising, Starlight.
For those of you interested, more of Muse’s set, 2nd to 4th songs: Hysteria, Supermassive Black Hole, Time Is Running Out.
U2 in DC today. Opening act Muse have just begun, starting their set with Knights Of Cydonia.
Speaking of Crazy Tonight snips, Boston 1 had brief Thank You Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again. Thanks Jürgen! And for NYC 2, thanks Vinícius!
Haha, NYC 2, Crazy Tonight, near the end, Bono tries to snip Rolling Stones’ Rocks Off, but instead sings line from Primal Scream’s Rocks.
Possible bad news for Hungarian fans: Budapest gig was rumoured for early Sept 2010, but negotiations may have collapsed. Let’s hope not!
@fzotto South America is rumoured for October 2010.
Denmark, Finland, and Austria presales start TODAY: Following the 2010 tour announcement very quickly are the first Euro http://url4.eu/Xtdz
On U2.com, there’s a stage diagram for Dubenhof Festival Site, Zurich. Looks like the rumoured Swiss gig may be happening…
Rumour has it that there will be a gig in Brussels on 22/09/2010.
Snippetwatch: Stand By Me at end of Still Haven’t Found in Toronto, 16/09. Added to set. Thanks @DocH32!
Turns out U2 did a fourth song on SNL off-air. It was With Or Without You.
U2 on Saturday Night Live, 26/09: Today, U2 appeared on Saturday Night Live. This is U2’s third appearance on the show; http://url4.eu/X3qz
UV is played complete with steering wheel mic and laser jacket - but credits scroll and it is cut off before the end.
Third song on SNL is Ultra Violet. It has never been performed live outside of the full concert setting before.
Via @ScharffIsHere, With Or Without You was rehearsed earlier today.
@atu2 Were you able to confirm the Angel Of Harlem and Crazy Tonight soundcheck?
MOS was a somewhat shortened version, during which Bono did some ad-libbed rapped lyrics.
Second song on SNL is Moment Of Surrender. First time it has been done outside of a 360 concert.
U2 on Saturday Night Live: first song played is Breathe.
@Pflaumentoffel No, rumoured Rome gig(s) may just be before Frankfurt gig.
Rumour: Frankfurt may not be start of 2010 European leg. Rome in particular is a candidate for early August dates. We’ll see..
More NYC II snips: the Stones’ Miss You in Crazy, All You Need Is Love in Streets. Thanks Josh Y and Patrick! Mick Jagger was in the crowd.
One at NYC II had Hear Us Coming. Hopefully will have time next week to keep going with cataloguing it, maybe add it to site soon.
Speaking of more NYC II snips, here’s one: It’s Only Rock & Roll in Vertigo. Added to set.
Probably more snips and stuff to come too…
Extra NYC II snips: Stand By Me in ISHFWILF, You’ll Never Walk Alone in Walk On. Added to set. Thanks @atu2!
Today’s full set, stats, etc: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
That’s all for today, folks. Next: U2 on SNL 26/09, then gig in Washington DC on 29/09.
But 23rd and presumably last is Moment Of Surrender. At least U2.com were only a few minutes premature.
This reminds me of a 1st leg Vertigo gig when U2.com posted the set early: U2 were only 6 songs in, and later deviated from the printed set.
Gig’s not even over yet and U2.com has posted the set. Hahaha.
22nd is With Or Without You.
Seeing how the encore never changes, this probably means no Bad for NYC.
21st is Ultra Violet, opening the encore.
20th is Streets.
Amazing Grace snip at end of One.
Desmond Tutu’s speech, then 19th song of the night is One.
SBS had Rock The Casbah snip.
17th and 18th are MLK and Walk On.
16th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
15th is Crazy Tonight.
14th, naturally, is Vertigo.
Go on U2, do Mofo in full, you know it would rule…
There’s the Mofo snippet in COBL’s intro! “Looking for the face I had before the world was made.”
13th is City Of Blinding Lights.
Twelfth is The Unforgettable Fire.
He then stumbles around and finally remembers first verse… and now he’s singing the second verse again!
Haha, Bono sung the second verse first.
Eleventh is Stay.
Tenth is Until The End Of The World!
Ninth is Unknown Caller, back in the set after missing yesterday’s gig.
Rambling, as usual, leads to I Still Haven’t Found, eighth song of the night.
Poor North America, stuck with this fluff as a nightly staple. To think what else is in the band’s repertoire too…
Seventh is Elevation.
Naturally, this is the latest Magnificent has been in a setlist.
By the way, short snip of the Stones’ She’s A Rainbow in B Day. Well, possibly Crazy Tonight! Counting it as She’s A Rainbow for now.
Sixth is Magnificent.
MW has never been played earlier than 3rd. Only other time it was 3rd was 7 March 1992, Hampton.
Fifth is No Line On The Horizon!
Snip of Blackbird at end of Beautiful Day.
@ryr3888 Correct, Your Blue Room has only been done once in each city.
Earliest Beautiful Day has been in the set this tour. It is played without that Celtic-y intro.
Fourth? Beautiful Day!
No MW solo, alas.
Third is… Mysterious Ways! The opening barrage of 4 NLOTH songs is now down to just two.
Points to @Matkin22 for predicting this. First time Boots is not third in the set.
Oh hello! Boots is second!
Sizeable minority of you win Predict-a-set. Maybe Magnif opening Boston II will just go down as a one-off experiment…
First up? It’s just Breathe.
Space Oddity now playing at Giants Stadium. Here we go!
If Mofo is played, my bet is it will show up in Raleigh to make up for their Popmart gig being cancelled.
OK folks, Predict-a-set time. Breathe or Magnificent to open? Hoping for Magnificent… or in a more ideal world, NLOTH.
New York II setlist, 24/09: U2 are performing their second New York area show today, across the state border at Giants S http://url4.eu/W3Do
That, apparently, is all for Muse (maybe I missed something?). Now we play the waiting game for U2. Prob on-stage in ~45 mins.
OK, previous post had right set, except Uprising instead of Resistance. Now they’re doing Plug-in Baby! Ax=wishes he was there.
Don’t think I can do full Muse set today. Set inc. Time Is Running Out, US of Eurasia, maybe Resistance?, Starlight. Not 100% on order.
Muse opened with Knights Of Cydonia (yesterday’s closer). Think next 2 songs Hysteria and Supermassive Black Hole.
Alright, Muse are now on.
Opening band Muse are yet to take the stage in NYC. They were on by this time yesterday.
Today’s U2 soundcheck? Elevation… and don’t get too excited, but reportedly Mofo.
Even older snippetwatch: Psalm 116 over intro of Streets, 10 October 2001. Thanks John W.!
I actually noticed that snippet at the gig - promptly forgot by the time I got back to the hotel and put the set on the site.
Snippetwatch: Very, very brief We Are Family at the end of Streets, Dublin III. Thanks Gerard!
OK, so Bono referenced the Mofo lyric… or did he? It’s also a line of a Yeats poem. Great. Well, let’s count it as Mofo for now.
Reportedly, Bono did the Mofo snip again in COBL at NYC I. Anybody got a link to some audio/video that confirms this?
Although not in the itinerary yet, U2.com’s tour page blurb mentions Brussels along with the itinerary’s countries. Well spotted, @marekbz!
After the Russia & Turkey gigs, U2 will have played in 34 different countries. 35 if you count a Bono solo appearance in Monaco.
OK, think I’m done with stats and stuff in the 2010 European tour article: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Love U2.com getting venue names wrong. “Stadium” in Horsens and Coimbra? They have actual names!
Still adding stats to the mainpage article, bear with me…
2010 European tourdates: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
So, U2 to play Russia and Turkey for the first time ever. Nice.
2010 European tourdates have been posted without fanfare on U2.com’s tour page. Our own article with list of dates coming soon.
Snippetwatch: Still Haven’t Found at Boston II ended with a snip of Run by Snow Patrol. Added to database.
@EdgeFest Far Far Away is by Wilco, already list it for Chicago II. No idea what the snip before B Day is at Toronto I, though…
Snippetwatch: Far Far Away snip at start of Beautiful Day, Boston 1. Added to set. Thanks Kristofor G.!
You’ll Never Walk Alone snip was in Walk On and some extra details have been added re: She’s The One/Desire. Thanks @atu2!
Today’s full set, stats, etc: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
That’s the gig over, folks. Looking forward to tomorrow.
Despite THAT soundcheck, it looks like Bruce isn’t joining U2 onstage, and just enjoying a birthday gig from the crowd.
24th and presumably last is Moment Of Surrender.
23rd is With Or Without You…
Getting close to the end of the gig now… will Bruce himself appear?
Encore opens with Ultra Violet.
@JRFuerst I’ll take that bet! I say this will be the 3rd 360 show at which Unknown Caller isn’t played.
All You Need Is Love snip in Streets.
I’ll claim that ten bucks now, thanks.
21st is Streets, of course.
Here’s the Amazing Grace snip.
One has Hear Us Coming.
20th is One.
Ten bucks says One/Amazing Grace snip/Streets will be next.
19th is Walk On, as you’d expect.
Bono rambling… 18th is MLK.
No snip in SBS.
@Matkin22 Couldn’t tell snips in Vertigo or Crazy, sorry.
@dougmiestergen Croke I, Chorzow, London II all had 21-song main sets.
17th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
16th is Crazy Tonight.
15th is Vertigo.
14th is City Of Blinding Lights.
4 ATYCLB songs in one set (you know Walk On is coming). 0 from Boy, October, Pop combined all tour. Uh, U2…
13th is The Unforgettable Fire.
Twelfth is Stuck In A Moment. (They skip Unknown Caller but not this?! U2, it’s 2009, not 2001.)
Think this means NLOTH has made it in favour of Unknown Caller.
Eleventh is New Year’s Day.
At all previous 360 shows, NLOTH has been second.
Tenth is NO LINE ON THE HORIZON!
Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough snippet at the end of B Day.
If they do She’s The One in full with Bruce later in the show, I’ll count Desire as the full song in sixth.
Ninth is Beautiful Day.
When I put this in the database, either She’s The One or Desire will have to be a snippet… *unsure* Probably Desire the snip?
Eighth is Your Blue Room!
Seventh is Elevation.
How to count song six? She’s The One / Desire medley, I guess.
What on earth is happening in NYC? They’ve gone into Desire now.
U2 are covering Springsteen!
All this rambling/band intro-ing indicates ISHFWILF will be fifth… and it is.
Bono rambling. RT @atu2 “Without us The Edge would still be in his bed watching The Discovery Channel.” - Bono
Out of Breathe, Magnif, Boots, and NLOTH, NLOTH got the crowd pumped the most if you ask me. Omitting it = mistake.
Mysterious Ways is fourth.
Third is Boots. NLOTH, where are you?
This is the first time all tour that NLOTH is not second song of the night.
Woah, second is Magnificent!
At least this means it isn’t the same set as last gig! Boston 1=Toronto 2; Toronto 1=Chicago 2. Bring on Magnif opening NYC 2!
Breathe is first. (Damn)
Nearly showtime… Space Oddity is playing in NYC.
Seems you folks predict Magnificent instead of Breathe opening at a ratio of 3:1. @DirettoreSabino, I’d love NLOTH to open too.
So, will Breathe or Magnificent be the opener tonight? Place your bets! (Hoping for Magnificent, personally.)