More recordings from Tuesday’s rehearsals - 3 clips from late evening session: http://u2.gs/7i
@GnoccoFritto I’m predicting Turin set to be pretty much the same as last year, just swap in HMTM and Miss S, maybe 1 new song.
Summary of Tuesday’s rehearsals in Turin: http://u2.gs/7h
Tuesday rehearsals have just finished in Turin - our daily summary is coming soon.
New audio of the two new songs rehearsed in Turin: http://u2.gs/7g
@Matkin22 Heh, didn’t see your 2nd message before replying. By the way, I know I owe you an e-mail; today’s bad but I’ll reply tomorrow!
@Matkin22 Given how much Comedy was re-invented, it wouldn’t surprise me if this was an off-shoot of an earlier version.
2nd new song and SBS from today’s rehearsals now on YouTube: http://u2.gs/7f
Report on Monday rehearsals in Turin; new songs, old songs, lots of info: http://u2.gs/7e
Today’s big news is TWO new songs plus Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around The World rehearsed. TTTYAATW last played 10 Dec 93.
U2 have just finished rehearsing for the night in Turin. Extensive rehearsals today; our daily update is in the works now.
@GnoccoFritto probably they are. I have seen some of the best shows in Italy :)
Monday lunchtime Turin update, plus Miss Sarajevo clip from Sunday: http://u2.gs/7d
Bono & Edge w/ fans outside the stadium in Turin last night: http://u2.gs/7c
A spanner in the works for future U2 shows in Argentina: http://u2.gs/7b
Songs so far today (repeat: no vocals, probably techs rather than band): Miss Sarajevo, COBL, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways.
Soundchecks under way in Turin. Not sure if it is band or techs, maybe latter as no vocals yet. Too early for U2 anyway!
Article on Sunday rehearsals in Turin now finished; lots of info: http://u2.gs/7a
Fits what I (Ax) have heard RT @atu2 contact also said Aussie/NZ dates from Nov. 17 to Dec. 21 this year, plus new album by year’s end.
Turin update for Sunday - actual rehearsals! http://u2.gs/7a (stay tuned, I’m still editing/expanding it)
Oh I just KNEW the one day I was unable to get online quickly, big news would finally come out of Turin. Daily update coming ASAP.
@atu2 Must say not my preferred timeframe as I planned way too much shows for Europe this summer already. (Matt)
@U2start who is singing there? Does not sound like B. to me.
Will he now bother to show up in Turin for some rehearsals?
So, Bono was apparently at a wedding yesterday, but not Chelsea Clinton’s; rather, Alicia Keys’ in Corsica.
@wazowski09 Complete with poorly/”artistically” shot footage of things we already know very well from last year!
@_seanmcgee Not sure he was seen there today though. Could be making a lightning trip to the US; But I am skeptical of everything now.
Some sources think Bono and maybe Edge are at Chelsea’s wedding. Others report few celebs, with no U2 mention. At this stage, who knows.
Short Turin update for Saturday: http://u2.gs/79
@atu2 Hah, well put.
Today’s Turin update coming soon. Getting just a little frustrating trying to separate false rumours from actual happenings.
We heard Bono is expected to attend the Chelsea Clinton wedding today.
Our skepticism in yesterday’s article was on the mark; Bono is still not in Turin. See update here: http://u2.gs/78
@JoeFahey93 Hah, no kidding. Article took longer than expected after I realised I couldn’t function without breakfast. ;)
@ritababy Ax today. I’m handling all the daily summaries at the moment. :)
Turin Friday wrap-up: http://u2.gs/78
OK, I’m here; today’s Turin evening wrap-up coming soon …
Friday soundcheck in Turin: http://u2.gs/77
Lighting tests at Turin continued past midnight; today’s article updated with webcam captures: http://u2.gs/76
Turin update for Thursday: http://u2.gs/76
A soundcheck in Turin?: http://u2.gs/75 - no Bono, probably band’s techs.
@U2start Not to worry, found some sources. :) Wish we could have some certainty about this stuff …
U2 to play Etihad Stadium in Melbourne later this year? http://u2.gs/74
@U2start Out of curiosity, what’s your source?
@Matkin22 That’s an idea. Get in touch with me about it - will DM you my e-mail address in case you don’t have it.
@Matkin22 …WP:V has become a joke. Most people there couldn’t ref academically to save themselves, yet enforce baffling reqs.
@Matkin22 …Wikipedia isn’t like it used to be, which is why I (Ax) don’t even edit the NZ History sections any more…
@Matkin22 What bollocks - would’ve thought any of the fansites would’ve been preferable to U2.com. (cont.)
@Matkin22 Awesome! Though … why on earth do you reference the unreliable U2.com for setlist data?
Wednesday happenings in Turin - crew test light and sound, more photos, more rumours: http://u2.gs/73
Today’s Turin activity: sound and light tests by crew, NOT by U2. Article coming soon.
@GnoccoFritto This part has been removed from the article since we’ve tweeted earlier.
The mentioned article also states they will continue to rehearse indoor in a venue called Palaisozaki which is close to the stadium.
Looks like the band is finally in Turin and rehearsed new material (Italian article): http://u2.gs/72
No news from Turin yet today, but new photos of the Claw on Facebook: http://u2.gs/6Z
GA tickets for Turin are currently available here: http://u2.gs/6X
@U2start Somehow, I don’t think we’re going to mind spoilers. ;)
More rumours of U2 visiting Australia in December (& critique of dodgy Courier-Mail article): http://u2.gs/6W
Turin today: bad news (no rehearsals) and good news (stage lit up, U2.com realises tour about to resume): http://u2.gs/6V
I (Ax) am skeptical anything’s about to happen. It’s late in Melbourne; I’m off to bed. I’ll update in ~8 hours if something happens.
Tuesday afternoon Turin update - stage still not complete: http://u2.gs/6U
@skid63 I follow enough bands that being spoiled for U2 doesn’t bother me too much. Plus I know I couldn’t avoid spoilers if I tried!
You know, that mid-tour rehearsals article was originally meant to be just a paragraph in today’s Turin update…! I got carried away.
The rarity of extended mid-tour rehearsals (how unusual is the length of time U2 may rehearse in Turin): http://u2.gs/6R
@skid63 I know how you feel! Though I must admit, after years of running U2gigs, I slightly miss going to see U2 with a bit of mystery.
U2gigs is spoiler central for the tour. But surely that’s why you follow us. ;) Spoiler avoiders, hope to see you after your gig!
@Peaches66 Agreed. But knowing U2’s history, I’m not getting too optimistic yet.
@diederdevries Unfortunately for you, absolutely. See you in a couple of weeks. :)
Monday’s Turin update (rehearsals possibly begin tomorrow): http://u2.gs/6Q
Still Turin tickets available on TicketOne: http://u2.gs/6P
2011 tour and album rumours (and Sunday’s modest Turin update): http://u2.gs/6N
Hey, @LikeASong_90, thanks for the tip-off re: U2 possibly recording in Santorini!
Turin update for Saturday: http://u2.gs/6M
Today’s Turin news (inc. more tickets available for Turin gig): http://u2.gs/6L
@Matkin22 Damn straight they should. Honestly, any love for the 2nd half of JT is good in my view (Ax). Sick of hearing only 1st 5 JT songs.
@AndyFC91 The old support acts weren’t meant to appear in the new listings. Now old supports are noted in comments. Thanks for noticing!
Today’s update from Turin - first photos: http://u2.gs/6K
U2 about to hit the road again: http://u2.gs/6J
I wonder if already something happens around the stadium in Turin? I would expect them to setup the stage by now for rehearsals.
Helsinki 2 GA tickets available: http://u2.gs/6H
@kevinrobers Looks like I can’t make all of them. Hard enough to get all those other tiny holidays approved :)
@u2wanderer See you there :)
@kevinrobers I don’t want to know ;) There are some spares in there as well.
24 days to go for me (Matt) … http://u2.gs/6G
Rescheduled North American U2 dates for 2011: http://u2.gs/6D