@PascalGteD Hope you enjoy!
And that’s the show! Thanks for following along, everyone! It’s always great interacting with you fine folks. (Chris) #U2ieTour
Though that’s nothing compared to him snippeting Rock the Casbah as “SHE REALLY don’t like it”. Shareef, Bono, shareef!
Bono always seems to sing People Have the Power wrong, as “people GOT the power”.
People Have The Power snippet #U2ieTour
I (Chris) am somewhat surprised 40 isn’t closing. Thought Bono would have dedicated it to the Charleston victims. #U2ieTour
Chris predicted 40 dedicated to Charleston. I predicted ISHFWILF. I wanted to be wrong.
23rd is I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, the presumptive closer. #U2ieTour
@atu2 I think I heard Chris Rock?
@atu2 Well I know it’s not me!
California snippet in Streets, as usual.
@Alberto_Fanjon Yep, I (Ax) agree. That was an awesome snippet. I’d be even happier if they’d gone on to do the rest of it!
@MarkCDarwin Prob best sequence would be 11OTT/One Tree Hill/Heartland/ASOH. I would lose it. Not sure I’d survive.
Mother And Child Reunion leads into Streets, the 22nd song of the show. #U2ieTour
@iammarsgirl I’m honestly surprised it hasn’t been done on tour after its Roxy appearance. Maybe at one of the eight NYC shows?
21st is City Of Blinding Lights. BD-WOWY-COBL-Streets is literally my dream combo. My top 4 songs all in a row (Chris) #U2ieTour
@sb_wreeldeal The good thing about U2 is that there’s something for everyone! Ax is a bit crazy but still has good taste!
@GregBussmann I (Chris) totally agree. So much energy in that tune, I can’t understand why they don’t at least rotate it.
@sb_wreeldeal I (Chris) love Unknown Caller a ton. *prepares to be killed*
@douglasmintz I (Chris) DESPISE Stand Up Comedy, but love Crazy Tonight. Album > remix too.
20th is With Or Without You #U2ieTour
The beautiful I Remember You snippet to end Beautiful Day
@GregBussmann I’m really surprised it hasn’t been done more, even just after MW in the rotating slots. I expected it fairly regularly.
@douglasmintz NLOTH has some good songs, but oh my god is that middle section horrible. Unknown Caller, Boots, Comedy, what dreck.
19th is Beautiful Day #U2ieTour
RT @atu2: “Dr. King, we need you now more than ever. In Ferguson, in Baltimore, in Charleston!” - Bono
Seems like we’ve lost audio from that very reliable mixlr stream #U2ieTour
Pride sounds so much better and more energetic on this tour than it did on 360, I (Chris) think. #U2ieTour
Hands That Built America snippet leads into Pride, the 18th song of the night. #U2ieTour
@sb_wreeldeal I (Chris) adore Miss S but dislike almost everything else, maybe except Beach Sequence.
@douglasmintz Chris’ll kill me but I (Ax) rank U2’s bottom four albums as SOI, NLOTH, HTDAAB, and lucky last ATYCLB.
@IgnacioAylwin That version is enough to bring the strongest man to his knees
17th is Bullet The Blue Sky. Will be get a Charleston reference here? #U2ieTour
If only Larry and Adam were involved in Every Breaking Wave. The promo tour versions were far superior because of them.
@Tvbona I (Chris) am on the fence about that. I love both equally.
@iammarsgirl Looks like Ordinary Love is a becoming a “night one” song. So maybe Chicago 3
@macmango_ Highway robbery, if you ask me. Let It Go is terrible (yet fun to sing)
16th is the beautiful piano arrangement of Every Breaking Wave. I (Chris) know that opinion isn’t very popular around here, sorry! #U2ieTour
Ax is out of his mind! Ordinary Love is a gorgeous piece of music :) (Chris)
@gilson_jr_ Ultraviolet is in my top 10, don’t worry! I (Chris) can’t ever decide if it’s my top AB song over One
@sb_wreeldeal A U2gigs podcast debate needs to happen haha!
15th is the very underrated Ordinary Love. I (Chris) hope to see it at NYC 1, which would have been Nelson Mandela’s 97th birthday #U2ieTour
Ax, you should know I’m happy to be wrong with my pick. I (Chris) love Elevation more than Volcano!
@PascalGteD My top four are UF, Boy, JT, Passengers. (Or October if we’re not counting Passengers.)
Rotational slot predictions: Ax - 1, Chris - 0. /gloating
14th is Elevation (Chris- “Yay!). It stays in the setlist, after being played at Montreal 4 last week. #U2ieTour
Young Americans snippet in Mysterious Ways, one my favorites to sing along live to. #U2ieTour
@Lunnzies I was a big fan of Boy Falls, too.
Glad Ax and I (Chris, four years younger than Ax, by the way) can finally agree on something re: EBTTRT!
13th is the fellow Achtung Baby jam Mysterious Ways. #U2ieTour
@hjwallace1 Bono sang the “There is no them” verse to my girlfriend at that performance. It was so cool
@PascalGteD I think Chris and I are of a similar age! I’m 28.
So thrilled they’ve carried the 360 version of EBTTRT into this tour. Much, much better in my mind. At least the intro. #U2ieTour
12th is the former kickass opener Even Better Than The Real Thing. #U2ieTour
“There is no them, there’s only us.” So simple but so powerful and euphoric. My favorite “new” lyric maybe (Chris)
@hjwallace1 I saw them 2x on 360, The Tonight Show rooftop show and the Times Square RED show, but I’ve never been THIS hyped to see them
@PascalGteD This is Ax - I see Chris has finally found someone to share his crazy opinions. ;)
And we’re back from intermission with Invisible, the 11th song of the night. #U2ieTour
Intermission/The Wanderer video time. Catch up on what’s been played so far right here!v#U2ieTour http://www.u2gigs.com/ar…
@atu2 It’s been a long time since the Philly 360 show, I can tell you that.
There’s that pesky Love And Peace Or Else snippet in UTEOTW #U2ieTour
@PascalGteD 1. ATYCLY, 2. Achtung, 3. Joshua Tree, 4. SOI, 5. No Line
@atu2 NYC 1. I can’t decide which SOI I’m most excited for, Raised By Wolves, EBW, Cedarwood or Iris?
“Comfort me. Comfort me. COMFORT ME!!” leads into Until The End Of The World, the 10th song of the night. #U2ieTour
Psalm 23 snippet at the end of RBW #U2ieTour
@Lunnzies Transition is so tremendous, you’re right.
RAIIIIIIIIIIIIIISED BYYY WOLVESSSS! (Love the tune, can’t you tell?)
@sb_wreeldeal The original Mercy? Top 10 U2 song! Like the watered down version, but not as much.
@PascalGteD I like how you think. I’ve got the same Top 4, just in a different order
9th is Raised By Wolves. #U2ieTour
@sb_wreeldeal Not a fan of Reach Me myself, I normally skip over it
8th is Sunday Bloody Sunday #U2ieTour
I don’t know about y’all, but the more I hear the new material played live, the more I love SOI. Where does SOI rank for you? In my top 4.
@sb_wreeldeal Prepare to have the time of your life, my friend.
@Lunnzies I’ll be belting those lines out in New York, believe me.
7th is Song For Someone. #U2ieTour
How can I (Chris) make these next 3 1/2 weeks go quicker? Don’t think I handle my excitement for NYC 1. Cedarwood sounds great #U2ieTour
@iammarsgirl Let us know how it goes!
6th is Cedarwood Road. Doesn’t sound like the “Free yourself to be yourself” singalong at the end of Iris worked very well. #U2ieTour
That closing verse of Iris is so beautiful, yet so heartbreaking.
Fifth is Iris. (Also, I’ll add the Out Of Control drum snippet in Vertigo. Ax can overrule me later if he wants!) #U2ieTour
Bono calls Chicago a city the band considers a second home. Would really love to go there one day (Chris). #U2ieTour
Some are saying Larry briefly played a bit of Out Of Control’s drums before Vertigo. I didn’t really hear. Who else did? #U2ieTour
Fourth is I Will Follow. #U2ieTour
I Know It’s Only Rock and Roll (But I Like It) snippet in Vertigo. My favorite Vertigo snip #U2ieTour
Can confirm a My Kind Of Town snippet in Electric Co. Just the eighth recorded snippet of the Frank Sinatra song in our database #U2ieTour
Third is Vertigo. #U2ieTour
My Kind Of Town snippet may have preceded this I Can See For Miles snippet in Electric Co. Anyone confirm? #U2ieTour
Send In The Clowns snippet in The Electric Co. #U2ieTour
Even this 2000’s loving U2 fan is thrilled to see The Electic Co maintaining a semi-permanent spot in the set. Such a kickass song #U2ieTour
@jorgefilipe Sounds just fine so far. It’s still early in the show though
“We’re a band from the north side of Dublin. Formerly The Hype. Now called U2” #U2ieTour
2. The Electric Co. #U2ieTour
@iammarsgirl Can’t wait for that NYC ticket drop! 3 shows isn’t enough for me.
Definitely a ton of new synths have been added to The Miracle’s intro since the start of the tour. Almost psychedelic stuff. #U2ieTour
@coribald Me too. It breaks my heart that we keep killing each other here in this country. Awful, awful stuff.
Seems like both mixlr streams have crapped out. Hopefully they start broadcasting soon. I’ll try to find other streams. #U2ieTour
@iammarsgirl Hi Mars! I think you’ll get your wish at Chicago 2!
@Alberto_Fanjon Still far too soon. Don’t know where it would slot in the set though. Maybe in place of Pride?
More predictions: 40 for the Charleston shooting victims. A reference to the tragedy in Raised By Wolves, UTEOTW or Bullet #U2ieTour
@NickAskew Thanks! I’ll make sure to check it out when the time comes.
Chris here. We’re probably about 15 minutes away from showtime in Chcago. Predictions? The Electric Co, Volcano and Ordinary Love #U2ieTour
@rsp_realestate The only tour to never have a song from current album open is War. Gloria or Out Of Control were the openers.
@rsp_realestate EBTTRThing on 360. Before that, most Lovetown openers were from JT, not R&H. On UF tour, only 2 shows opened w/ UF songs.