@thefly202005 For me it was about 5:30am to 10pm (now) with shorter breaks so far :) /Matt
We have some more videos coming from Frank. Good Internet access is an issue so it may take some time … #U2ieTour
@EveryBrokenWave Sound like to me too.
@Drea104 I promise you a full-on Ax meltdown if they ever do Mofo in full again.
@spenceast The song before U2 took the stage was Beat On The Brat by the Ramones.
@ryannichols7 It’s an old recording uploaded by some wanker trying to trick people into thinking it’s a 2015 soundcheck.
@AnnaandTatty RZ is like shown on maps: some of it against “i” stage rail, but regular crowd between it and catwalk. Don’t think v crowded.
@AnnaandTatty What sort of info? Sounds like it was orderly, straightforward, and people who arrived in a timely manner got good spots. :)
@JohnCropp That’s my suspicion. Though I wonder if One has been nixed because Bono can’t play guitar. (Surely not! But maaaybe…)
@Robbie_J Poor Bono has to rehearse/perform on his birthday lots. I love my Jan’y b’day. Nobody expects me to do anything but watch cricket.
@wesy_b It wasn’t live. But yes, in the mainpage article I acknowledge that remix.
@Tee_Hen10 I would dearly love Gone to return to the set. Please too.
@Nanners222 It was played at 603 consecutive full tour shows beforehand. Big omission! I (Ax) think this was a good idea. Most disagree!
Also, wow, not a single song from No Line On The Horizon. Only other time the prev album missed 1st show of tour was Zooropa on Popmart.
Ax checking in again. Stefan’s videos are awesome, aren’t they? The Mofo intro to Iris is heartbreaking: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
@atu2 Must be the same hotel as my guys ;)
Ax here. Chris did a great job didn’t he? Round of applause. I’ve added a few more stats to our mainpage writeup: http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Our friends got about 15 videos of the opening night. I’ll post links as soon as they’re available.
But before I go, Rest In Peace to the great BB King. What an icon and a legend. When Love Comes To Town snippet tomorrow, I would think.
@WTSHNN My stream was going in and out, so B may have snippeted it. We’ll give some footage a watch to see.
That’s it for me, guys! Thanks for following and chatting along all night! I (Chris) thank you! Lets do it again soon, eh? Goodnight!
@Dan_EvanR Ehh, I disagree to an extent. BD is a great song to follow COBL with and COBL is a great opener. But BD in encore is strange.
@VDailyU2BONfire Looks like he might have smacked his left hand on the stage too!
@dghickey I’ll say 95% chance One returns.
No, I don’t think Bono’s inability to play guitar had anything to do with One’s dropping at all. Song doesn’t need his guitar really
@Dan_EvanR I agree. Sweetest Thing-Every Breaking Wave-Bullet was quite odd.
@porcupine_pete It’s a tremendous record, in my mind. Cedarwood Road, Every Breaking Wave, Iris. All fantastic.
@tholt74 We believe so
My take: SOI songs=A+. That stage/screen is awesome! SWEETEST THING!! ISHFWILF is an odd closer. Don’t think the 2nd set “flowed.” No One :(
@ConcertKid95 Elevation missed a handful of shows on the first leg of 360, including the first 10 or so
@bruinbecca Appears to be
Video of The Edge falling off the stage during Still Haven’t Found. That looked pretty bad. https://instagram.com/p/…
Of all the warhorses to be cut, I can’t believe One got the ax on opening night while Pride/Still Haven’t Found remained. #U2ieTour
Last time One was NOT played: Jan. 10, 1990. The final show of the Lovetown Tour. One had yet to be conceived. #U2ieTour
And that’s a wrap on opening night. One misses a concert for the first time in the song’s history. I’m floored. Wow. #U2ieTour
Apparently The Edge fell off the stage after Still Haven’t Found… #U2ieTour
Invisible snippet #U2ieTour
If ISHFWILF closes the show, this would be the first time One has ever missed a show. #U2ieTour
24th is I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For. Bono said “one more” before Edge started playing. Last song? #U2ieTour
Bono speechifying once again, thanks Paul McGuinnes, Willie Williams and the like. #U2ieTour
Bono applauding Larry Mullen Jr. for his strength in the wake of his father’s passing. #U2ieTour
California snippet! All You Need Is Love snippet! #U2ieTour
U2 playing Where The Streets Have No Name live in concert. Does it get any better?
Vancouver is bathed in red for Streets! #U2ieTour
Where The Streets Have No Name is your 23rd song, preceded by a lengthy snippet of Mother And Child Reunion by Paul Simon #U2ieTour
I Remember You snippet at the end of Beautiful Day. One of my favorite Bono snippets ever. #U2ieTour
Bono mangles the lyrics during Beautiful Day’s bridge. Yeesh.
Two of U2gigs friends are live at the show and I hope we have some full videos and photos soon after the show #U2ieTour
Beautiful Day is 22nd. My all time favorite song follows my 2nd and 3rd all time favorite songs! #U2ieTour
If City Of Blinding Lights opens the encore at NYC 1, I may die of joy. (Didn’t see any Vertigo shows, sadly)
For some more stats I’m posting the setlist in progress to our tour database http://www.u2gigs.com/sh…
Scratch that, City Of Blinding Lights is the 21st song of the night. Encore opener. #U2ieTour
Just one song from the 2000s through the first 20 songs (Vertigo). Nothing from All That You Can’t Leave Behind or No Line yet. #U2ieTour
For those of you counting at home, 7 of the first 20 songs were Songs Of Innocence tunes. 8 if you count Invisible. #U2ieTour
No Shine Like Stars snippet. Sounds like it may be time for an encore break, Bono said good night. #U2ieTour
@cazcabral I’d be much more comfortable if they dropped Pride. Love it, but not as much as WOWY or SBS.
Woahhhh! Woahhhh! (Never drop WOWY, boys)
20th song of the night is With Or Without You. I (Chris) am thrilled the band hasn’t dropped it. #U2ieTour
@Dan_EvanR Reminiscent of Bad-AIWIY-Bullet, no?
@paulmaidment Don’t think so, no. Taped Li vocals
@ryannichols7 My stream crapped out a few lyrics in, actually. I’m sure we’ll figure out a classification.
19th is The Troubles! Honestly, I’m surprised it made it into the opening night set. #U2ieTour
I (Chris) am THRILLED Hands That Built America is back in some form. What a gem of a track. #U2ieTour
A brief Hands That Built America segues into Pride, the 18th song of the night. #U2ieTour
This is quite the Bono rant during Bullet The Blue Sky, wow #U2ieTour
Bullet is accompanied by a light show. Bono singing on the b-stage, rest of band on main stage. Edge didn’t come in until the chorus
17th is the return of Bullet The Blue Sky, which missed 360. Larry and Adam did not join in on Every Breaking Wave. #U2ieTour
Many fans are holding up their phones in the crowd, creating an extraordinary sight with sole spotlights on Bono and Edge. #U2ieTour
Lets see if the rest of the band join for the final portion of EBW, as seen during the promo tour.
16th is Every Breaking Wave. Acoustic, just Bono and Edge on the B-stage. Edge on piano #U2ieTour
First performance of Sweetest Thing since Aug. 22, 2001! Edge on acoustic guitar, Bono on piano. Full band #U2ieTOur
15th is full band Sweetest Thing. Bono pulls a female fan onstage, who is using a camera which is broadcasting onto the screen #U2ieTour
Desire is FULL BAND ELECTRIC! #U2ieTour
Desire follows Mysterious Ways, which also had a Young Americans snippet. #U2ieTour
Ax with stats: if EBTTRT makes the 2nd leg, it will be first time it’s been played outside Americas since ’98 (exc Paris ’00 and Glasto ’11)
Mysterious Ways has a Burning Down The House snippet #U2ieTour
13th is Mysterious Ways. Not sure if Desire was played between it and Even Better Than The Real Thing.
Looks like the full band played SBS on the catwalk and Invisible was played inside the massive screen. Yeah, inside it. #U2ieTour
12th is Even Better Than The Real Thing, it survives the U2360 layover! #U2ieTour
I (Chris) was at Invisible’s live debut in New York last year. I promise you it’ll be a highlight on this tour. It’s freaking awesome.
11th is Invisible, opening up the second set. #U2ieTour
10th is Until The End Of The World. Sounds like Raised By Wolves had a Psalm 23 snippet. Anyone confirm? #U2ieTour
As a note with SBS, the band ended the song during the bridge, as the bomb sounds/reports led into Raised By Wolves #U2ieTour
The sound of an explosion was at the start of Raised By Wolves #U2ieTour
A news report of a Dublin car bombing, alarm sounds, gunshots and other sounds introduce Raised By Wolves, the 9th song of the night
Church bells during the bridge of SBS, as Bono repeats “I can’t believe the news today”
Apparently the full band is on the catwalk for Sunday Bloody Sunday. #U2ieTour
Edge on acoustic guitar, it sounds like. Extended drum intro as well. #U2ieTour
9th is Sunday Bloody Sunday. Sounds reinvented, for sure. #U2ieTour
The chorus for SFS sounds like an emphatic singalong
7th is Song For Someone
Cedarwood is ROCKING. Cannot wait to hear it in New York City in July.
Cedarwood Road (and its awesome intro) is 6th
I Will Follow and Iris, a natural pairing. I (Chris) am thrilled Iris made it into the set, one of my favorites off SoI
Fifth is Iris
Some speechifying by Bono after IWF
@carynrose That was in OOC - I missed the one in Vertigo. :)
There’s the answer for the Vertigo snippet. :) https://twitter.com/Fanb…
Looks like that’s it for the iHeartRadio stream, sadly.
Ax again: I Will Follow on opening night for first time since 2001! Did anybody catch what the snippet was in Vertigo?
4. I Will Follow. Two Boy songs in the opening quartet!
The band, especially Bono, sounds incredible thus far, if I (Chris) may add!
#Bono snippeted Ramones’ Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio? during Out Of Control.
Bono introducing the band during Out Of Control’s bridge
Ax here with a gig stat: this is the first time Out Of Control has been played on opening night of a tour since 1984!
The Miracle opens the Innocence + Experience Tour! Followed by Out of Control!
The first song is The Miracle - and those #U2ieTour rehearsal rumours about a piano intro were correct!
U2 is approaching the stage any moment! #U2ieTour
Just minutes away from showtime! A tune from The Clash is currently playing in Rogers Arena, according to fans there.
Here is tonight’s story that will be updated as the show goes on. Your setlist spoilers will be here! http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
Going to grab a quick bite to eat but I’ll be back in plenty of time for showtime!
For those of you wondering re: north and south GA… https://twitter.com/joe_…
@RegularRon I would be surprised if the setlist deviated much from the last two dress rehearsals. Maybe we get Hands That Built America?
Sounds like gates are opening in Vancouver. I can’t imagine the excitement. If you’re waiting to get in at Rogers Arena, enjoy!! (Chris)
RT @RollingStone: Before U2 play their first full show since 2011 tonight, watch the final encore of 360, “40
@Alberto_Fanjon Around 7:30pm local time in Vancouver. 10:30pm on the North American east coast for me. Wee hours of the morning in Europe
@Zimmsy Surprisingly all the most recent rumours have suggested more indoor shows.
It’s been almost four years since Moncton and the end of 360. I almost forgot what show night felt like. Happy #U2ieTour Day everyone!
Hi, Chris here! Looks like I’ll be doing most of the heavy lifting tonight on U2gigs. Looking forward to a great opening night with you all!
Today’s the big day! If you missed it earlier, here’s our rehearsals reference (relive the rising anticipation!): http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…