Here is Mothers Of The Disappeared … enjoy the rain ;) http://u2.gs/eQ
Anyway, this is Ax signing out for a couple of hours. Hooray for Mercy and MOTD! Over to Matt and his videos.
Well wow, 2 hours ago, who amongst us thought we’d see a set where the 3 JT songs are Streets, ISHFWILF, and MOTD!
@ClaytonsKitten Sure, videos as well :)
Full setlist and write-up on today’s remarkable Zurich gig: http://u2.gs/eL
By the way, the last time U2 haven’t performed any UF songs was 2001-08-28, Glasgow.
Oh, Adam was topless for the last few songs girls ;)
Good we had several ponchos and rain jacket I the hotel room … no sign of such rain later during the day.
@diederdevries Never ;)
The rain in Moscow was nothing compared to today …
@JohnnyVOXX I’m already back at the hotel.
They cut the 2 songs maybe because of the rain … I’m uploading Mercy asap and take a shower then. Matt
This was the mst fucking unbelievable hard rain I EVER had. But we survived ;o) Matt
What a sudden ending. And this is also sadly the first show of the tour without ANY songs from the UF album.
Well, @u2tour believes that is the end of the concert. Thanks to them for a great live feed for most of the show!
If WOWY has been skipped, this will be the first show it has missed since 2005-06-25, Dublin.
Looks like 22nd is indeed Moment Of Surrender as I posted earlier. But is it last?
Folks, just trying to get in touch with Matt at the gig to find out what’s happening.
Band’s going into another song after Streets… but the feed has cut. Was that the start of MOS I heard, and if so, what the hell?
@thefly202005 Woah, really? I’ll have to go back and review that once today’s gig is over.
Perhaps this is why I’m not in a big famous band. The never-practicing-guitar-enough thing probably is more significant, though.
See, if I were in a big famous band, I’d mess with my audience for lulz. They’re expecting Streets- BAM, WITH A SHOUT.
@GnoccoFritto I’ll take every single UF era b-side.
@u2fanfal One of my worst kept secrets! ;)
Snippet of Rain leads into 21st song of the night, Streets.
@Matkin22 Couldn’t tell, no. Thought maybe he was just faffing up the lyrics, heh.
Though speaking of LCTumbling, what I wouldn’t give to hear U2 play that. If the casuals don’t know it, U2 are welcome to play my place!
20th song, first of encore, is One. Shock. Bet you thought Desmond Tutu’s speech would be followed by Love Comes Tumbling!
@xalira The world NEEDS Gloria in the setlist.
Desmond Tutu on now…
Usual snippet of You’ll Never Walk Alone at the end of Walk On. Main set back to its usual length of 19 songs tonight.
I’m such an eighties U2 fanboy, I think I got more excited about MOTD than Mercy. /heresy
@Matkin22 Kind of hard to tell; hope Matt filmed it!
And 19th is Walk On.
Seems U2 have rediscovered this beautiful song. Loving it. This is only its 15th performance in its 23 year history.
@Matkin22 Right now I’m enjoying you being 100% wrong! ;)
Oh my god yes! 18th is MOTHERS OF THE DISAPPEARED.
Now, don’t know about any of you, but I’m hoping for MOTD instead of MLK. 2nd half of JT needs so much more love than U2 give it.
By the way, via @Galeongirl, Elevation ALSO had a Singing In The Rain snip. Thought I’d missed something there!
17th is Sunday Bloody Sunday.
Wait, did I just miss it, or was there no Discotheque snip in Crazy today?
Two Tribes and Relax snips in Crazy Tonight.
@Galeongirl Thanks, I thought I’d missed something there. Did I miss something in MW? I sort of tuned out there.
16th is Crazy Tonight.
@njd29 Haha, now how can we coax them into making this exchange ASAP?
@paologuitarist I could always tell you “15th is Wire” if you don’t mind me lying. ;)
15th is Vertigo.
Singing In The Rain snip again, end of COBL this time.
@Matkin22 How about bringing back UC for IALW? Last time i checked, this tour was promoting some album from 2009…
There is a lost UF at the front desk. It’s upset and can’t find its setlist spot. Would U2 please come and collect it?
14th is City Of Blinding Lights.
@Matkin22 Problem being that they’ve gone and made it central to the show!
13th is Miss Sarajevo.
@Matkin22 IALW so jarring and awkward after Mercy.
@llootsteen39 Something in the lead-up to the Aussie gigs would be nice. Plus a couple of those 2nd shows need some help selling tickets!
Normal programming resumes: 12th is In A Little While.
Like poor Wild Irish Rose, one of the band’s best songs and never ever released or performed. :(
I really never thought Mercy would see the light of day post-HTDAAB, that it would remain one of those unreleased songs only U2 nerds know.
@llootsteen39 Yeah, Glasto’s disappearance surprises me too. Maybe they think it’s roadtested enough? Or just can’t find a setlist slot.
Well holy shit.
Eleventh is the LIVE DEBUT OF MERCY.
This is just the third performance of North Star ever. It was last done on 20/08 in Helsinki.
@Matkin22 Yeah, why can’t Europe at least be more considerate in its timezones? ;)
Tenth is North Star.
Bono announces “a couple of new songs”.
Singing In The Rain snip at the end of ISHFWILF.
Wonder whatever happened to that busker version of NLOTH they did in Helsinki?
@Matkin22 Just passed 5am, in fact. Yikes.
@Matkin22 Oh dear, it’s so early here that I only just realised the pun!
And here we go, ninth is I Still Haven’t Found.
@Matkin22 I don’t like either song, but I wouldn’t go that far! There’s very little worse than Stuck.
Bono’s speechifying now. You know this means ISHFWILF is presumably next.
UTEOTW seemed to completely fall apart just before “I was drowning my sorrows”, but the band have got it back together.
8th is Until The End Of The World.
@Matkin22 Well, Matt didn’t hear it, just COBL and MOS, but can’t outright deny.
So after yesterday’s little shake-up at the start of the set, today’s set is so far a return to usual. What’s to come?
Seventh is Elevation.
Sixth is Mysterious Ways.
Fifth is Magnificent.
That was, by the way, just the third performance of IWF (or any song from Boy) on 360.
Here’s our mainpage article with the live set updated in full as it happens: http://u2.gs/eL
Fourth is Get On Your Boots.
@Matkin22 I, for one, am not getting my hopes up too much. Been following this band too long to fall for it. ;)
Third is I Will Follow.
Rain snip at the end of Beautiful Day.
Ax checking in here at the start of Zurich 2. Stingray Guitar opens, leading into Beautiful Day.
@hjwallace1 not yet ;-)
I’m not going to twitter much today. Guess there will be a feed anyway. Matt
@Matkin22 hm, just don’t like them much. Also hate them playing covers instead of using the opportunity to play own stuff.
@Drea104 I think I’ve heard it from our hotel but not 100% sure about it.
@wes_brunnen 45000 were at the show.
That was all from me today. Some more vids are still uploading. Check our YT channel http://u2.gs/yt later to see them all. Matt
@Matkin22 wrong button ;-)