Happy New Year’s to all of our followers around the globe.
All is quiet on New Year’s Eve. A world in white need to believe (Matkin is not very good with the rhymes). #U2
Well tonight we’re reaching out and touching you… Merry Christmas from U2Gigs. Ignore Ax & cricket, we all know it’s the Boxing Day sales!
@toolz2112 It’s going to be a cracker. My relatives who don’t like cricket are going to wonder why the hell they spend Christmas with me.
Merry Christmas to all, and don’t forget the true reason for the season: the Boxing Day cricket tomorrow! One sleep left. Cheers, Ax.
Little U2 quiz on BBC website twitter.com/wylo74/status/…
@davidcorway Ax would agree with you!
Maybe rubbing salt in the wound with that last retweet… #U2
The #U2 tour may have stopped but U2Gigs doesn’t! We’ve published four new articles in four days, and have more planned for your enjoyment!
u2songs Nigel Godrich, producer of the single version of “Walk On” is stormtrooper FN-9330 in the new Star Wars movie.
@harbinger384 Yep! It was recorded in one massive go over several hours, so was just easiest to go like that.
@harbinger384 Not on hand, but I’ve emailed Matt for the direct link :)
@u2songs Bizarre, looks like it is missing the first time they did I Will Follow. Only track that is missing. Nice to see another early gig
Midnight is where the day begins #U2
@cqleonardo I think it’s in the intermission part between SBS and Raised By Wolves. So nothing that we list as snippet.
And I feel like I’m holding on to nothing #U2
We haven’t released the podcast yet, just recorded it. Lots of editing to do first!
@alecmimoun Not out yet, just recorded. Need to edit first. Will be released soon.
We talk the #U2 tour. We talk about the Zooropa snippet controversy. We talk highlights, The Troubles, tributes, and stats. So many stats.
Wow, 7 hours of recording and the podcast is done. Now to whack away at all the dead stuff from Skype audio problems. Fun fun fun. #U2
@douglasmintz Hypothetically, as it was an early version
@jasoneccles Yep, three on the 360 tour
If you don’t include the early 360 appearances of EBW, it and The Miracle have been played the same number of times since SOI was released
@u2wanderer No problem. Some colors are missing but I’m not sure how detailed you want it to be.
@cqleonardo I (Matkin) can’t recommend it enough. Fantastic look at U2’s touring history until end of Elevation Tour. Amazing details.
Tonight the moon is a mirrorball… Light flickers from across the hall… We’ll catch the star when it falls… #U2
@cqleonardo There’s a great book, U2 Live by Pimm Jal de la Parra, which has a lot of that info. We also find old newspaper articles.
@ollideta Ups. Die Settings habe ich noch nicht so ganz raus ;-)
@harbinger384 Too bad the camera was not available earlier. Should be quite good from the floor.
u2songs For the comics fans: this weeks Flash episode was titled “Running to Stand Still”.
@DutchU2Fan Thanks! It’s fixed now.
@ollideta make sure to share your personal link and not the main page of the tool.
Since Dublin fourth show “40” has closed exactly 400 U2 shows u2gigs.com/closingsong36.…
@Totoro_lucile I’ll update the listing tomorrow to reflect the French origin of it. Thanks for the heads up!
@Totoro_lucile Ha, that’s not making it easier. So it’s the same song in two languages. Will look into it tomorrow.
@gugapirex If it’s not listed on our site in setlists it’s probably the Hear Us Coming coda.
@cqleonardo I’m using that one already :) Will give it a RT.
@ZeroX2013 that’s great thanks for linking it.
@DunneyGTAV I haven’t seen it myself but from what I heard nothing was cut.
Oh damn, does that mean we have to start looking for snippets of Any Dream Will Do and Tiger Feet? Our work never ends! #U2ieTour
@dunc_aldridge I wish I did!
@Platt not sure if any other members of the site crew have already got back to you, but please do. -Axver
Yes, The Fly Intermission was cut. Not unexpected at all. Was missing in the Paris 2 leak as well. Precedence with ZooTV too. #U2ieTour
@WindyCityU2Fan We’re all hoping for that :)
@litofpigs No, the answers were done prior to this. Just being posted now.
@hadilley Not that easy with thousands of questions to go through, some still being asked, and some from a month ago.
atu2comSherry Curious: why did we submit questions a few days ago if HBO is asking for questions now?
@cbarcaqc Mate, share in some of the glory yourself!
Ax here again. We’ve set a new record for site hits this year and passed 20k Twitter followers. It’s kind of humbling. THANK YOU EVERYBODY.
@ASORTEGA15 It will happen. Only question is when. Probably six months away at minimum, probably longer.
Here’s another 360° shot from the fourth Paris show theta360.com/s/pSmKUfvIf6XL… Thanks Hure.
@rajajiv Should be the show from tonight. Some parts maybe edited out for time.
Won’t say everything right now but expect a tour recap podcast from Ax & Matkin next week, plus some interviews with onstage fans #U2ieTour
The U2 tour may be over (for now), but that doesn’t mean you should forget us. We’ll have lots of content coming up! #U2ieTour Matkin
That’s why I love our people … how long is the show over? First video is already up. Thanks a lot to Stefan!
I can only second what Ax just said and want to thank our FANTASTIC team that covers everything here when I’m at the shows. Matt
It’s been a real journey. Who would’ve thought Gloria, Two Hearts, Crystal Ballroom, October, Zooropa, etc. So cheers everyone. -Ax
Thank you to Matkin, my partner in crime throughout 360, who came back for the second leg. Thank you to Stefan & Frank for their videos.
Matt keeps this site alive, I (Ax) just write bollocks. Thanks Chris for your work on first leg, and Travis & Ashley for help when needed.
Thank you so much everyone for following - for your comments, feedback, contributions, corrections, everything. Thank you, thank you.
I may disagree with some song selections, but this tour has been lots of fun to cover and I hope new dates soon. #asignofhomecoming
I’ve been working on U2gigs for over ten years now. Matt took a punt on me in early 2005 before the Vertigo Tour and I hope it’s paid off.
Great to have you in our team! twitter.com/CBarcaQC/statu…
Now time for a few remarks from me, Axver. I can’t believe the tour is at an end, for this year anyway. Seven months flew by.
So sad it has to end. Had a great few months at all the shows/cities and meeting so many new people. Matt https://t.co/nXDZaYLZ8P
I (Ax) may get emotional in a minute, but first let me finalise our mainpage writeup of this show.