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U2gigs (@u2gigs)

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The below is an off-site archive of all most tweets posted by @u2gigs ever

May 13th, 2018

…I’m gonna have to list each state by number of performances, aren’t I?

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5 concerts, 1 cancelled concert, and 1 various date which was just an Interview. twitter.com/ceewal/status/…

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Yes, The Unforgettable Fire Tour, Lovetown, ZooTV, PopMart, Vertigo, and 360. Since U2 started touring there they h… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Close! They’ve actually done 6 concerts in Wales. twitter.com/philshapley/st…

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U2 have performed 38 concerts in Texas; 40 if you include various dates. If Texas was a country it would be tenth o… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Of course, the bulk of these Australian and New Zealand shows come from the first leg of The Unforgettable Fire Tou… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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It’s been a long time so I’m sure everybody does; but even New Zealand (16 concerts) has had more concerts than Mex… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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13th most played country with 23 concerts; 5 less than Spain (28), and one more than Japan (22) twitter.com/Swackfelt/stat…

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The only countries with more U2 concerts than Australia are the United States (842), Ireland (269), England (267),… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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This will probably shock most people, but Australia is U2’s sixth most-played country and has only 8 shows less tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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JohnSpring @u2gigs The confusion was because the house lights didn’t come up for a minute or so after 13, at least on Vegas 1… https://t.co/zBburhRTAI

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kitwhelan @u2gigs I said that out loud the first time I saw it, too, but I actually applaud the audaciousness of sticking wit… https://t.co/GDBPQkZ9TL

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hippycatpilates @u2gigs I went to the show last night. PHENOMENAL!Amazing!Fantastic!Can’t wait to see it again on Tuesday… https://t.co/hSV66EYlBv

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popartist61 A little concerned how much @u2 are painting themselves into a corner w/the production, there really is only room f… https://t.co/GEcupSqqZK

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I especially like the part about chewing bubblegum! twitter.com/beckythecyclis…

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Yes, sometimes they (especially the MTV performance) were amazing. But that doesn’t make the song itself great.

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But how much of it is actually live? I watched Popmart the other day, drums and bass apart most of the song is back… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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OscarsPop @u2gigs We are not going to get Springsteen type shows but am surprised at the static sets of this tour so far. Th… https://t.co/GwIjd7zYey

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Sorry Ax, but I’d take Mofo out of that list! twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

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azcat92 @u2gigs when @u2 plays Gloria and I Will Follow and you forget your prescription glasses are in your pocket and fal… https://t.co/jLxVhfDVJl

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@duuuaaaane I think the main problem is that 13 is just… not much of a closer. The band disappear, and people are… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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u2songs The B-Stage setlist back and front courtesy of @FamousRamos_ #U2eiTour https://t.co/STJqphQ5Ax

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@brsolecki Interesting, because none of the speeches have been the same. Some of the same sentences used most night… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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GnoccoFritto @u2gigs Btw, was at Vegas both nights, San Jose both nights, and will be in Inglewood both nights (I live in Santa… https://t.co/CaXI0lNdr6

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@zoostationaz Ah OK, I get where you’re coming from. But hoo boy, those opening drum hits, that’s quite a start. Ki… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@MarkRiceR2R And it’s possibly even better this year with The Ocean as the intro.

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@GnoccoFritto I’ll go with Bad, myself. Or to placate half of Interference and Twitter, Streets!

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@zoostationaz @MattCPaulson I think this is the first time I’ve seen somebody hate on SBS as an opener last year! I… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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gatobronco Setlist de esta noche! @U2 #U2eiTour #U2LasVegas @u2_mx @U2Valencia https://t.co/25d3V1Lk6m

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bethandbono 13 (There Is A Light) #U2eiTour https://t.co/jkcdFMEADE

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Most nights this tour, live streams have picked up confused crowd members asking each other “is that really it?!” a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@zoostationaz Yep. The symbolism might be nice, but the narrative is trumping the pacing of the show. This is not t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@Forestmoss @borjaosant Ooh yes I’d definitely be down with those. Bad is always an exceptional closer; I’ve had th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@borjaosant Agreed. I think 13 should end the main set, bump Vertigo to open the encore, and do something like Vert… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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irish_cutie Never disappoints @U2 @u2gigs @U2TOURFANS https://t.co/eHJupwGgIu

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@dghickey Yep, Love Is Bigger should be the closer, and at least two more songs in the encore—higher energy ones than 13!

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Here is our write-up and the full setlist for U2’s second night in Las Vegas: u2gigs.com/article1279.ht… #U2eiTour

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A whole bunch of people did streams tonight that were very good quality—thanks so much to every one of you. What a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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That’s… it. People overheard on Mixlr asking “is this the end?” The changes from Las Vegas night 1 to 2: a slight… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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markpeterboro Setlist chart after the second Las Vegas show (6 gigs) #setlistgeek #U2eiTour #TMobileArena #U2LasVegas2 @u2gigs https://t.co/VzXGXQZsk3

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@atu2comSherry @atu2 Or for… Another Day?! I’ll take that as a mega-shock encore song. ;)

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@atu2 Now you folks can pick up the mantle for the 13/26 maths gags. I was worried I was going to run out of material!

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irish_cutie Meet Macphisto @U2 @U2start @atu2 @u2gigs https://t.co/MvIK5mtCEC

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25. 13 (There Is No Maths Gag Tonight) #U2eiTour

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Folks in GA are doing the “ooh ooh ooh” from Love Is Bigger very loudly after the band have finished it. #U2eiTour

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24. Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way #U2eiTour

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That shout-out in Beautiful Day was indeed for @U2Chile! Great stuff! #U2eiTour twitter.com/U2Chile/status…

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One ends with a snippet of Invisible. #U2eiTour

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Bono asks Willie to turn the lights off, “let’s see what’s shining in the house tonight”. #U2eiTour

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Almond87 @u2gigs And…. https://t.co/lBUX8cu1QT

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Bono: “the most valuable thing that experience has taught me is that, as an artist, I am one quarter of a person wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Bono: “shit gets done when people get organised, and especially when women get organised. I am reminded my daughter… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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23. The encore opens with One. Or, well, with the pre-One speech. #U2eiTour

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@Izzylacy93 Every show this tour has begun sometime between 8pm and 8:40 local.

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Encore break music, as usual, is Jim O’Rourke’s Women of the World. #U2eiTour

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bethandbono God-like talent. Pride #U2eiTour https://t.co/C3BW6oJ0LN

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Bono also thanks his three bandmates and Terry Lawless, “Mr Terryworld, the man you don’t see!” One of the other ba… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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That’s the end of the main set. Bono is effusive in his thanks to the crew. “Takes a whole city to put this up, you know!” #U2eiTour

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Every finger and toe is crossed. Carn U2, you know it’s the right idea. twitter.com/markpeterboro/…

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@dontgoslideaway Or open the encore with Out of Control as a big shot of energy! Not sure why U2 are so fond of dow… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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22. City of Blinding Light. Last song of the main set? Probably. #U2eiTour

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@dontgoslideaway At this stage I’m worried the show is just going to be one song short!

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@mariatortilla1 Yeah, I’m really not sure about this bit at all. I feel like they’d get away with it a little more… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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I reckon the megaphone worked in Bullet in 2015, but it doesn’t fit Pride at all and I’m not sure about it for Amer… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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21. American Soul, with more Megaphone Bono. #U2eiTour

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You’re all lucky this Richmond vs North Melbourne game is not on free-to-air TV, or you’d have lost me to the footy… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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20. Get Out of Your Own Way #U2eiTour

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Well, none of that looked-for variation on the e stage. It seems to not be the hub of song rotation that it was in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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19. Pride. Bono held a bit of a long note there at the end of Staring at the Sun. Now he has his megaphone, shoutin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Bono also briefly spoke about Pop: “nothing Pop about it… couple of good songs on there though”. I’d say more lik… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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18. “This is a song about stubbornness, political blindness”, it’s Staring at the Sun. These two nights are the fir… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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We are one song down compared to the previous few shows. So, might we get something extra on the e-stage? Some fun… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Bono talks over the transition to Best Thing, says it was great to have his kids there last night. “They went clubb… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@AntonioMbass Definitely in my top five. A Sort of Homecoming is my number one studio and One Tree Hill my number o… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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shawnrocco @u2gigs Best Mac yet! A little sinister humor to lighten and enlighten.

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@AntonioMbass They’re both excellent live songs (except for that awful Bullet in 2005-06), but it’s hard to believe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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16. Macphisto introduces his song, the one and only Acrobat. #U2eiTour

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Macphisto snarls “pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name! My name is Macphisto, actually; I sometimes dress up… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Bono transforms into Macphisto: “please allow me to introduce myself… I’ve been around for many a year, stolen ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@AntonioMbass Haha no worries. I must admit it does surprise me Bullet and UTEOTW are both ahead of Bad, as far as… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Bono: “what are you looking for tonight, Las Vegas? A quiet night in? I don’t think so! You’re looking for the comp… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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15. “Welcome to Experience and Innocence! We’re having a lot of fun; we hope you are too. I remember, as a young ma… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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End of Vertigo has a snippet of Jean Genie. #U2eiTour

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@AntonioMbass Well, that one WAS a single, just not an album single. The most-played non-single is Bullet, sixth overall.

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14. Vertigo. “Anybody here from Mexico? What a great country you’ve built here in the United States of America! Uno… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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atu2 Periscope still holding strong: periscope.tv/w/1LyGBrdvljnG…

#U2eiTour

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@AntonioMbass Well, there’s the eighties tours. ;) But of course they had much less material in the first place. Definitely novel now.

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13. The influx mix’s intro brings us to the second set. Elevation. #U2eiTour

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Forestmoss @u2gigs Such an integral part of U2s unique sound, Adams bass which is clearly married to Edge’s guitar, A match m… https://t.co/iX4ryCgz7H

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@dontgoslideaway @Maideneer The guy who did that is still a total ledge. A similar example is Hawaii 2006: guy pull… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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bethandbono And that all we have is immortality. Love Is All We Have Left #U2eiTour https://t.co/scuUhr7ytP

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Not sure if there was a snippet at the end of UTEOTW either. Bono did say a couple of brief remarks—not sure if the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@AntonioMbass Gone on Elevation. Its regularity on the first two legs means that it’s still the most-performed Pop song.

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Bono slows the band down during Until the End of the World and Adam gets to shine. No snippet in this spot tonight. #U2eiTour

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@AntonioMbass Yeah, you used to be able to practically guarantee some of the singles would stick around for the nex… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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@jpstarkey I was hoping we might finally get a full band version rather than that plodding stripped down take.

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12. Until the End of the World. Snippet of Psalm 23 at the end of Raised By Wolves. #U2eiTour

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I’ve got to say, before this tour I would not have tipped Iris, Cedarwood Road, and Raised By Wolves being the SOI… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Oh duh, yes of course! I somehow forgot to plug that into the database. *facepalm* twitter.com/atu2comSherry/…

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First snippet of the night! When Johnny Comes Marching Home in Sunday Bloody Sunday. #U2eiTour

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@Maideneer I’ve always wanted to be pulled up to do a similar thing with 11 O’clock Tick Tock, the one U2 song I’ve… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Hahaha, I love on mrsmullenjr’s stream, somebody screamed “I LOVE YOU ADAM!” at the start of Sunday Bloody Sunday a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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10. Sunday Bloody Sunday. #U2eiTour

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@Maideneer The only other War song to be performed live since 1985!

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If tonight’s surprise ends up being Song for Someone squeezing back into the setlist, I’m asking for my time back. #U2eiTour

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9. “Wanna come with us down Cedarwood Road?” #U2eiTour

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8. Iris (Hold Me Close) #U2eiTour

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Here’s a prediction that I think a whole lot of us hope is on the money! twitter.com/JesseBasi/stat…

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7. The Ocean. I was expecting Red Flag Day, New Year’s Day, or All Because of You right now, but they’ve jumped str… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Bono at the end of Beautiful Day: “this is our oasis!” No snippets. Not even an Oasis snippet, haha. #U2eiTour

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@Maideneer @Almond87 Same can be said for Please, eh. U2 seem very averse to anything from War other than SBS/NYD/40.

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@dontgoslideaway I swear, if tonight’s surprise is just playing Beautiful Day two spots later…!

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Bono in Beautiful Day: “see Chile right in front of you!” Is that you @U2Chile?! #U2eiTour

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Beautiful Day did not have an extended intro tonight. A much more traditional start. #U2eiTour

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6. Ahh so this is where Beautiful Day has got to, just a slight shuffle in the order. #U2eiTour

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Van Morrison’s Gloria snippeted to round out U2’s Gloria. Bono sings it multiple times, unlike just once as at the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Bono introduces Edge, Adam, and Larry during Gloria. Mmm yes that bass solo is the good stuff. #U2eiTour

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@Maideneer @Almond87 Bono through megaphone - “This is not America! This is not America! WOAH-WOAH SHE’S A REFUGEE!”

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@dontgoslideaway At the very least they need a fourth song in the encore, right at the start before One. Starting t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Yes, that’s two! three! FOUR! consecutive Glorias. #U2eiTour twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

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5. Gloria, fourth show in a row! #U2eiTour

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No snippet of Mother in I Will Follow tonight. #U2eiTour

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Bono: “Look what you’ve built out of the desert! Oh my. Your eyes make a circle… we see you when we come in here…” #U2eiTour

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@dontgoslideaway Would be much better than what they’ve been doing so far…!

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@Almond87 In a Little While x2 replaces Elevation.

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Gotta say I’m glad there hasn’t been a spoiler set doing the rounds today, I Will Follow was a nice surprise right there! #U2eiTour

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4. “We’re a band from the north side of Dublin, called The U2. This is our new sound, I WILL FOLLOW!” There’s a cha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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3. “Where’s those lights, Las Vegas? Turn on those lights.” Bono introduces Lights of Home. #U2eiTour

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@dontmeantobugya @dontgoslideaway Yes, in Tulsa and St Louis, Bono mouthed the words of Love Is All We Have Left wh… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Here is our mainpage article with the full setlist in progress from Las Vegas: u2gigs.com/article1279.ht… #U2eiTour

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@dontgoslideaway Yep. Only the first two shows were mimed, rest have been live.

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Yes, different intro music tonight. Instead of Winter Beats by I Break Horses, the band used It’s a Beautiful World… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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1. Here we go folks, Love Is All We Have Left #U2eiTour

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u2songs mixlr.com/u2songs

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@JereVenencia13 They rehearsed it quite heavily in Laval before the tour, so I’ve kept thinking it’s a good chance…. twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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atu2 The upper deck behind the main stage is curtained off this evening. Looks like sections 101-105 & 117-120 all block… https://t.co/jmRYWU3xkW

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Another question is if Gloria will stay in the set for a fourth consecutive show. I’ve said before that it was done… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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It’ll be interesting to see if there is more variation between Las Vegas 1&2 than there was between San Jose 1&2. W… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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myeucatastrophe @u2gigs I was there that night and we loved it! Yes, there were a few bumps but I think it was under more scrutiny… https://t.co/d37YK92y3v

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That poor first night of Popmart has such a bad rep, and when you listen to performances of songs like Staring at t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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RealDisneyDad @u2gigs Few minutes ago. https://t.co/10EvNUJkof

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auricursine @AMarch4OurLives @NewtownAction During last night’s @U2 performance on the 1st of two nights in Las Vegas, the band… https://t.co/YYqChuRILr

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This is only the second time U2 have performed two concerts in Las Vegas on the same tour. The first time was on th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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Hey, this is Ax, checking in to bring you U2’s second night in Las Vegas. I haven’t seen any soundcheck news, but t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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rossgperry Here’s the Mixlr channel guide for @U2’s 2nd show in Las Vegas:

@mrsmullenjr mixlr.com/mrsmullenjr/
@SilRigotehttps://t.co/w1zXph5wKg

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