@U2santos They already did meditative well enough for me with UF. If meditative now means acoustic, count me out. ; )
@U2start Main problem is U2 still haven’t entirely figured out what to do with the rhythm section - esp Adam - for acoustic shows.
@U2start Got to admit I was sort of hoping to be wrong about that prediction…
Remember, we’ve got all the latest news and rumours about U2’s next tour collected in one handy article: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Want an updated account of what we currently know about U2’s next tour? Of course you do: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Our report about U2 on 60 Minutes, including video of Every Breaking Wave: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
This interview is covering the usual territory of other recent ones. It took place in London last week.
Bono: “You can’t go forward if you don’t deal with the past.” Hence themes of SOI.
U2 being interviewed by Georgie Gardner now. Some old music video clips interspersed with it.
U2 segment is on 60 Minutes after the current ad break. Aussies, time to tune into Channel 9.
@trainmaniac I posted that earlier. There is an interview as well though, which isn’t included in the video.
Still not up to U2 on 60 Minutes. Looks like they’ll be the last segment.
60 Minutes just began. U2 interview and performance segment coming up later. I will update when it starts.
U2 play Every Breaking Wave for Australia’s 60 Minutes, episode airs 7:30pm tonight: https://www.youtube.com/…
Full video and pics of Bono and Edge on the Late Late Show: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
@EveryBrokenWave It’s easily better than both the album version (because no lame intro) & the acoustic version (because not acoustic).
Check out video of California’s live debut here: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
@JeffReinhart77 Just the one, God Only Knows.
How many different Beach Boys songs will Bono snippet in California on tour? Betting starts now. I say ten.
California on Jools Holland was full band electric, w/out album intro, w/ God Only Knows snip (thx @KevinMFeeney). Will post video later.
@KevinMFeeney Ah cool thanks, I’ll add it to the database!
@KevinMFeeney I didn’t catch it (having a lazy Saturday morning here). What snippets were there?
Some more pics of Bono and Edge performing Every Breaking Wave on the Late Late Show. http://t.co/XMe4xtlxrw
@Hardkal I don’t really care what they do with California as long as it doesn’t have that silly bloody intro.
Remember, more U2 to come: the extended version of Jools Holland’s show will air soon on BBC, hopefully with footage of California.
@elainef29 No worries! It’s early Saturday morning where I am, but I’m happy to get up on the weekend for a quality performance.
Bono and Edge performing Every Breaking Wave on the Late Late Show. http://t.co/hNImWY5nyo
Standing ovation for Bono and Edge after Every Breaking Wave, and that’s the end of their Late Late Show appearance.
Time for a second song. Edge says they “worked very hard on it, took a while to get”. It’s Every Breaking Wave.
Bono and Edge really getting into The Miracle on The Late Late Show. http://t.co/O3RCC8kq0e
Bono singing The Miracle on The Late Late Show. http://t.co/zCcyMNsp3i
Bono heads into studio crowd, gets them on their feet clapping along.
Here we go, time for Bono and Edge to play The Miracle acoustic. If you’re not watching the stream, get on it: http://www.rte.ie/player…
Bono reveals Edge was worried looking back would become self-indulgent, but these childhood experiences (good and bad) are universal.
Edge: on SOI, U2 “look back in a way we never have before”, with time providing an objectivity they’ve never had.
Bono and Adam are early risers. When he sees Adam sitting there in his silk dressing gown “you hope it’s not open!”
Bono, sarcastically: “It’s such a chore talking about yourself.”
Here we go, Bono and Edge are up first on the Late Late Show! They’re having a chat with host Ryan Tubridy first.
You can stream the Late Late Show via the RTE here: http://www.rte.ie/player…
Hi folks, Ax here to report on U2 on the Late Late Show. U2’s set earlier on German radio here: http://www.u2gigs.com/sh…
Looks like the station I’ve posted earlier will not broadcast unplugged part live today. Just the interview.
Stream for the radio concert in Oberhausen today: http://freestream.nmdn.n…
Hi folks. Unfortunately neither Matt nor I (Ax) can cover U2’s German radio set today live. We sincerely apologise & will post set ASAP.
Today’s delivery of U2 tour news, rumours, and promo footage: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
@u2_nick The editing was ruthless! 10min interview; lots missed the cut. I think I made a couple of bad puns… which were rightly cut.
Rumour about U2’s North American tour and on-sale date: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Aussie readers: I (Ax), in my real job, have been interviewed for The Project tonight about the haka. Tune in!
Songs @U2 played in full on promo tour/ever: ATYCLB 4/9 (5/10 inc TGBHF); HTDAAB 6/10 (6/11 inc Fast Cars); NLOTH 5/7; SOI 6/6.
@Drea104 Yeah I have wondered that. The other song I wouldn’t be shocked to see on the promo tour is Raised By Wolves.
@Drea104 I’m surprised they haven’t done The Troubles yet, given they’ve had that string section a couple of times now!
@U2UKFanfeed Nice! I presume it was played first, before Volcano and EBW?
Via @U2UKFanfeed, U2’s third song on Jools Holland’s show was apparently live debut of “California”.
@Drea104 Yep, five. HTDAAB has record for most songs on a promo tour: six.
Our mainpage article about U2 on Jools Holland has been updated with official video of Volcano’s live debut: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
EBW ended tonight’s Jools Holland broadcast. Should be more (interview, extra song) by @U2 on the extended Friday episode.
Hey it’s not just Bono & Edge on EBW! In come the rhythm section.
@totofds25 Both U2 and Sam Smith got 2 songs tonight.
Like on Jo Whiley’s show last week, there is a string section accompanying Bono & Edge for Every Breaking Wave.
Here we go, second song by @U2, or at least Bono and Edge: piano version of Every Breaking Wave.
Still waiting for a second U2 song on tonight’s Jools Holland broadcast. Remember a longer episode broadcast on Friday.
First song on Jools Holland by @U2: live debut of Volcano!!
Haven’t got a stream yet for those of us outside UK. Pics show B&E perform piano (prob EBW), and all band for another song.
Hi folks, Ax here for U2’s appearance on Jools Holland’s show. Broadcast begins within minutes!
atu2 Hearing rumors that U2’s Germany appearance Friday is mid-afternoon, then band will fly to Dublin for live RTE Late Late Show that night.
Video of U2 on Graham Norton’s show, both The Miracle & Song For Someone: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
If you live in the UK, you can watch U2 on Graham Norton’s show here (the rest of us are geoblocked): http://www.bbc.co.uk/pro…
Now that we have a bit more certainty about what U2 played on Graham Norton’s show, I’ve updated our report: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Our preliminary report of U2 on the Graham Norton show (filmed today, broadcast tomorrow): http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Looks like it was full band on Graham Norton’s show too.
Graham Norton show filmed today w/ U2; broadcast tomorrow. Reportedly played Miracle, Song For Someone, latter maybe just for studio crowd.
@JeffReinhart77 The setlist view options on the site should now work again as expected. Matt
I just stumbled across our article666. Still one of my favourite things I’ve written for the site: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
@JeffReinhart77 I should fix the view option to have snippets below the setlist. Keeps the main sets more clear :) Matt
@JeffReinhart77 I think snippets are something that can make a show special. So we’ve decided to include them long ago. Matt.
@JeffReinhart77 Well both songs were referenced. You’re not going to dissuade us from noting every other song that gets a nod. ;)
Thanks everybody for following our coverage today. Still pleased Cedarwood Road debuted live. This is Ax signing off.
Matt here. Just checked the recording and Jo mentioned the Whiskey had arrived during the Walk The Line part. Larry got a Whiskey.
Anyway, that’s the end of #U2’s performance on Jo Whiley’s show. Give me a few minutes to polish up our mainpage report.
OK, followers disagree whether the I Walk the Line snip was Larry or Bono imitating Cash. Either way, glad I didn’t hallucinate the snippet!
@adammajorcsik Ooh gotcha. Stuck was done full band in Australia in 2006. I had the misfortune to witness it.
Fool to Cry snippet in Stuck in a Moment. And was I hallucinating or did somebody (maybe Larry?) snippet I Walk the Line beforehand?
@adammajorcsik The full band played The Miracle at the Apple launch.
Fifth song by #U2 today: Stuck in a Moment. Only decided to do it an hour or so ago.
Cash’s I Walk the Line being broadcast now. U2 did it once in 1987 y’know: http://www.u2gigs.com/sh…
Whiley tries to get out of them WHEN tour will be. “We’re buying new luggage in the spring” is about all she gets.
Tour: Edge says “not sure the precise dates” but next year. Bono on venues: “pubs”. Edge, seriously: arenas (Bono calls them “mega pubs”).
@smili72 I can’t wait to hear Cedarwood in its proper electric form. Should be blistering - and put any acoustic performance in the shade.
Larry present in Song for Someone from the get go. Huzzah! Surprised he didn’t take a prominent role in Cedarwood…
Before Song for Someone, Jo Whiley said there were “a couple more songs to come”. I bet fifth will be an old classic.
Fourth song by #U2 today: Song for Someone, live debut!
@thefly202005 Yeah it’s weird how little Adam and Larry seem to be doing…
The string section are joining in again for Cedarwood Road. A very welcome contribution.
Cedarwood Road is my favourite song on SOI so I’m stoked U2 are doing it live.
Third song of the day by #U2: live debut of Cedarwood Road!
Except for their families, “there is nothing more important to us than this band” - Bono.
@KevinMFeeney Well spotted!
@KevinMFeeney Yep, absolutely. Though I suppose they did do Miracle Drug on HTDAAB promo tour…
Ooh, Jo Whiley promises to ask #U2 about live gigs later in today’s show.
Now the big question is what will U2 play next. Will they debut live a song from SOI, or will it be an old track?
What? Drums? Yes, Larry is there and playing in EBW!
EBW has Edge on piano - and there’s the string quintet in the studio, adding some nice touches!
@dmacirish Me too, absolutely. Would love some full band, electric performances.
@beckythecyclist Oh sorry, he chose to play the studio version of it, not sing it himself. I assume the show will be on the BBC site after.
Second live song by #U2: Every Breaking Wave.
Bono chose to play “Take Me to Church” by #Hozier, describing the song as “a miracle”.
Haha, U2 jealous of Brian Eno getting to appear on Father Ted.
Larry and Adam may be there but The Miracle sounds distinctly like just Bono and Edge!
First by #U2 is The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone).
@thedukeboston Don’t believe it will be.
Larry Mullen in the building! All of #U2 here to play live, first performance in a couple of minutes.
Here’s Adam, joining Bono and Edge first time on the promo tour! We still await Larry.
U2 asked when was first time they were at Maida Vale Studios. It was 1980-09-22: http://www.u2gigs.com/sh…
Edge is the only timely member of the band, Larry accused of being least punctual band member.
@JeffReinhart77 Nope, just a radio studio session.
Tonight #U2 have been asked to choose some of the show’s music. First: Ramones, “Glad to See You Go”.
Jo Whiley just confirmed FULL BAND and “many more songs” than 1 or 2.
A string quintet in the studio too!
Jo Whiley says there is a drumkit in studio - full band time finally?!
@llootsteen39 I didn’t miss these early starts (well I got up for that Italy TV spot too)! At least US shows are during the day Aussie time.
Studio EBTTRT playing to start the show. And this is Ax, coming to you bright and early from Melbourne at 6am. There’s a 6 AM now?!
PS Whiley’s show at 8pm local time. We will report U2’s set as it happens. Earlier reports suggested 3 new songs, 1 old.
Today #U2 on Jo Whiley’s show on BBC Radio 2. Third gig of SOI promo tour, will we finally get full band?
Bono interview on NPR World Cafe. No live performance despite promo blurb (3 SOI studio versions featured): http://www.npr.org/blogs…
Video of Bono and Edge from the Le Grand Journal is available here: http://www.canalplus.fr/…
Bono & Edge performing Every Breaking Wave on Le Grand Journal http://t.co/djbXJEXAT9
Performing Every Breaking Wave http://t.co/oJXigH4B3d
The 2nd songs performed is Every Breaking Wave. Edge on Piano.
Bono and Edge performing. http://t.co/dgnZ8GzxcH
Bono & Edge performing The Miracle. http://t.co/MO5Iwbo6Lp
Now performing The Miracle on Le Grand Journal.
Now playing parts of an old interview from 1983. http://t.co/ZE14fCMoIj
Bono & Edge at Le Grand Journal http://t.co/70406akhFn
2 acoustic tracks to be performed by U2 according to @GrdJournal
@jeffreinhart77 for sure :)
@totofds25 I’m not is France but there might be some region filters in place.
U2 at the Le Grand Journal on french channel Canal+ today. Live stream available here: http://u2.gs/lgj Show just started.
Today #U2 play French TV. Will it be just Bono and Edge again or full band? Apparently all four are in Paris…
Coming up in the next 24 hours - U2 on French TV, Bono on NPR’s World Cafe: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
What next, U2? Here are their upcoming promo performances: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Our report of U2 on Italian TV has been updated with link to the official video of performance: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
The video of U2 on Italian TV is available here on the official Che Tempo Che Fa site: http://u2.gs/pd
Our report about Bono & Edge performing on Italian TV: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Bono & Edge performing Every Breaking Wave http://t.co/d7vZY3hd82
Bono & Edge performing Every Breaking Wave http://t.co/P3ocRNSsPl
Bono & Edge now performing Every Breaking Wave on Italian TV.
Bono & Edge talking with show host Fabio http://t.co/XB7YR3HOpu
Bono & Edge performing The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) live on Italian TV show Che Tempo Che Fa now.
@daviddougan81 I hope they took the back entrance :)
U2 will be on in about 2 minutes. Here is a live stream http://hostingtv.org/Rai…
@jeffreinhart77 I’m just judging from photos I’ve found so there is some hope all 4 are there to perform.
Looks like only Bono and Edge arrived in Milan for Italian TV show Che Tempo Che Fa.
Remember we also rounded up all the info we know so far about U2’s tour next year: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
U2’s first promo appearances today, on Italian TV! We round up all forthcoming promo gigs here: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
@JoeriHarcksen Yeah Lucifer’s Hands is based on Stingray, and there’s some of Glastonbury in Volcano.
@EveryBrokenWave I hope to god the next tour sees IALW put to bed for good.