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Matt: Berlin / Ax: Wollongong / Matkin: Toronto / Chris: NY

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

June 7th, 2018

u2songs For those wondering when the U2 at the Apollo broadcast is on Sirius (Channel 30 and channel 101) https://t.co/smest6xhxf

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:02 PM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

@marcuzzo27 As far as we’ve heard the plan is to be different

 via TweetDeck in reply to marcuzzo27

@U2_australia Nah if I’ve learnt anything from today’s discussions during the show, it’s that we should just forget… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to U2_australia

@GnoccoFritto It’s kinda strange. Plenty of other bands come down here with stripped down production to maximise $$… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@Attack_oftheJoe @Forestmoss Matkin, you’re forgetting an all-time classic!

…Father Is an Elephant!

No, the cla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

kironcmukherjee @u2gigs @atu2 What a ride- the exceptional story of how U2 ended up in Moncton, Canada. “That Time U2 Landed a Spac… https://t.co/Xvz0Ma3fB4

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 5:03 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

Here is our report and the full setlist for the second night of the #U2eiTour in Montreal: u2gigs.com/article1290.ht…

 via Twitter Web Client

@Attack_oftheJoe @Forestmoss Yes, and Tomorrow too. I can’t think of any others about her right now. SYCMIOYO and O… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via TweetDeck in reply to Attack_oftheJoe

@GnoccoFritto I’ll stop tagging this other poor person in the convo. If U2 think that people down here would prefer… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

RockThisTwit What a week! June 6th, 1987 Billboard album chart:
#1 U2 Joshua Tree
#2 Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet
#3 Whitesnake
#4https://t.co/JFz2Qn6Djb

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:52 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

Big, big thanks tonight to both @u2songs and @mysteriousdays, whose Mixlrs were both absolutely top quality. #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Matkin was the Asperger bit and maybe one reply after that.
-Matkin

 via TweetDeck in reply to u2gigs

@Rodrivox Seems like they were unhappy with how that song was working out in rehearsals. Not sure it will get played.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to Rodrivox

There was an article on it, I think @atu2 shared it a year ago or maybe longer. It took a LOT of convincing over se… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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TEvansBuhr @caron_djc @u2gigs I suspect a lot of fans have flocked to Montreal b/c it’s the only Canadian date. I found Montre… https://t.co/KK3qVHPNv5

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:49 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat You’ve been talking almost entirely to Ax. I haven’t been signing tweets because Matki… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

That’s the end of U2’s very brief visit to Canada on the #U2eiTour. 25 songs across 2 nights; only change being Glo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

And, to add to this, there have been rumours of a concert in Quebec City on a couple of tours but nothing has ever come of this.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

@JesseBasi Ahh, that’s a huge difference. I’m an hour on the other side on the 401. That explains it!

 via TweetDeck in reply to JesseBasi

24. To round out the night, 13. #U2eiTour

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@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat You must have some pretty damn sensitive nationalism if you consider critiquing U2’s t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

Also note that outside Van/Mtl/Tor/Ott, U2 did not visit any other part of Canada until POPMART.

Calgary was only… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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23. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way #U2eiTour

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Snippet of Invisible at the end of One. #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Of those 12, note that Ottawa is just over an hour’s drive from Montreal and 6 from Toronto. Hamilton is an hour fr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Outside Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, U2 have played just 12 concerts in Canada over their entire career: 3 in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat You do realise you’re talking to Ax and I literally don’t give a shit where U2 play in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

22. Encore begins with Speech / One. Couldn’t tell if Bono came out to sing a line of Women of the World or not. #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

swsunnybird SO MUCH GEEKING out that a friend and I are looking up another instance in which U2 played a portion of a Police so… https://t.co/vfX75pHvEJ

 via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 4:29 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

Ax, I think he may have thought he was talking to a different Gigsian

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We will hold you to that! ;-)

Matkin twitter.com/GnoccoFritto/s…

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@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat In 2009 people said U2 would never do certain markets again, and they have. So, go tak… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

Boy Tour, Unforgettable Fire Tour, Vertigo Tour. One concert each time. twitter.com/fi_bee_9/statu…

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@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat That time it was Ax, not Matkin. Matkin is the one with Aspergers.

 via TweetDeck in reply to GnoccoFritto

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat So, they should tour secondary markets in the US, but touring even major cities elsewh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Anti-American? Oh come now. Are you trying to claim U2 behave this way about any other… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Are you seriously suggesting that touring Canada’s major cities is a pipe dream while… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Why the hell would you tour somewhere that won’t sell the nosebleeds when you could to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@CrazyLemonCat @GnoccoFritto I don’t think Saskatchewan has ever had a concert either? Have to check on that.

 via TweetDeck in reply to u2gigs

@CrazyLemonCat @GnoccoFritto Hard to believe that’s literally their one show ever in the Maritimes.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to CrazyLemonCat

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat If you think that’s purely business, rather than skewed priorities and an obsession in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

I’m not crying tonight. But I do hope that some day, somehow, Adam may be able to read the “Miracle of Blinding Lig… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Because they keep touring random secondary markets in the US while skipping hastily th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Well yeah, any tour COULD be the last big one, but people have said that since I start… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat A loss to the smart businessmen you were just mentioning. Unsold tickets is money not made.

 via TweetDeck in reply to GnoccoFritto

21. City of Blinding Lights. “Canada, it’s not a place - it’s a spirit.” #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

U2 only seem to tour Canada outside Van/Mtl/Tor when they do stadium shows, which is kind of bizarre. Even then onl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Bono: “North American soul! Put your hands up for North American soul!” #U2eiTour

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@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat They literally have toured Canada how I suggest.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

This image always comes to my head, Ax.

“I have everything but I feel like nothing at all!”

#U2eiTourtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via TweetDeck in reply to u2gigs

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat San Jose literally had sections curtained off that were originally on sale, and ticket… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Where is the demand for all these US dates that sell poorly? The band’s touring priori… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

I had seen Gloria before so I was actually hoping they would do All Because of You last night, since they didn’t do… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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19. Get Out of Your Own Way. Bono’s intro: “a message across the border of love and brotherhood, get out of your own way!” #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Either way, give me the leeway. Please. You know now that I see everything literally…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via TweetDeck in reply to GnoccoFritto

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat I didn’t say that you had. All I said was that stops on previous tours had no relation to this tour.

 via TweetDeck in reply to GnoccoFritto

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat I only see literal, black and white. At most I see a shade of grey, not the colour. If… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via TweetDeck in reply to GnoccoFritto

Huh, the crowd was roaring like something more exciting was happening. twitter.com/U2start/status…

 via Twitter Web Client

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Hell, the main reason the last two tours started in Canada was for tax purposes - rehe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Starting a tour somewhere doesn’t mean it’s important! Playing lots of shows there is… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

@gilson_jr_ Yeah he’s usually been pretty decent in the past, but it sounds like he’s barely tried the last couple of nights, hah.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to gilson_jr_

caron_djc @u2gigs So far this tour Ives seen CHI -1 and MTL-1. I thought MTL crowd last night was way more into it then CHI

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:58 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

So what just happened? Hard to tell on the Mixlr. Did Bono engage with someone in the audience, bring them on stage, or…? #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

@GnoccoFritto @CrazyLemonCat Which is irrelevant to the statement above? The previous two tours aren’t a relation o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via TweetDeck in reply to GnoccoFritto

@CrazyLemonCat No curtains in Montreal after all

 via TweetDeck in reply to u2gigs

@CrazyLemonCat Gotta keep visiting random American cities where they have to curtain off whole segments of the aren… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to CrazyLemonCat

CrazyLemonCat @u2gigs Canadian audiences are always great, and Bono always goes on about how they love us - but ya know, one stop on this tour ????

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:55 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

17. Staring at the Sun. “It’s hard to explain this next song… let’s just play it!” #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

15. Macphisto samples Sympathy for the Devil in the speech leading into Acrobat.

 via Twitter Web Client

Macphisto tonight says “I was there when comrade Putin flushed the Euro down the loo”. A hint of what his speech mi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@gilson_jr_ Stories For Boys has always been my favourite Vertigo snippet, but that one does work quite well too, agreed.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to gilson_jr_

Bono: “we desire to be in the room with the greatest rock’n’roll fans on the planet!” He hasn’t said that so far th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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14. Desire. Bono: “We might have been in a bit of a rush to get rid of our innocence, to be men of the world. We di… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Bono is trying to talk in French, even worse than my feeble attempts. #U2eiTour

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Snippet of It’s Only Rock’n’Roll at the end of Vertigo. #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

“Different intro” perhaps, but more seems like they flubbed their timing! Edge kept going with the riff to give Lar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@pappy90 @EveryBrokenWave Yeah, and about the emptiness in his life after he lost her, which explains the lines abo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to pappy90

13. Vertigo. Shout-outs to Venezuela, Chile, Brazil in the intro. #U2eiTour

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12. Elevation kicks off the second set. #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Intermission time now. An opportunity to brew a pot of tea and put on my laundry, because that’s how rock’n’roll I am today.

 via Twitter Web Client

Haha yep sounded like a couple of bum notes there. twitter.com/Rodrivox/statu…

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Until the End of the World contains a snippet of William Blake’s Introduction near the end. #U2eiTour

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11. Until the End of the World. Snippet of The Garden of Love at the end of Sunday Bloody Sunday leads into UTEOTW’s intro. #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Well, SBS is full band at the moment, but you know what I mean. Not stripped back or anything. #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

10. Sunday Bloody Sunday. I do wish they’d bring this back full band. With no Song for Someone, a full band version… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@KeithsTweets Hahaha I was going to make a tweet to this effect but got distracted updating the database.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to KeithsTweets

This site didn’t exist during Popmart (and I was ten years old!). Just once—and preferably a lot more times—I’d lik… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

8. “Gonna go search for Iris tonight, somewhere out in the universe…” #U2eiTour

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Wow, the crowd sounds absolutely massive, @mysteriousdays wasn’t kidding earlier. #U2eiTour

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“Leonard Cohen right in front of you” Bono sings during Beautiful Day. Bono can see ghosts now? #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Here is our mainpage article with the full setlist in progress from #U2eiTour Montreal night two: u2gigs.com/article1290.ht…

 via Twitter Web Client

@YoDre Cheers, I must’ve missed it last night!

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to YoDre

u2songs Do you know my name? #u2eitour #u2montreal https://t.co/xVdhSbTtS6

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:49 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

5. All Because of You. Back after missing six shows. So there’s one of the soundcheck songs! The way Bono introduce… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Snippet of The Police’s Walking on the Moon in I Will Follow. #U2eiTour

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4. “We’re a band from the northside of Dublin called The U2, this is our new song: I Will Follow!” #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

mysteriousdays #Montreal audiences are one of the loudest in the world! #U2eiTour #U2

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:40 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

After this big old saga, I hope the show last night was worth it for Matkin! twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

 via Twitter Web Client

That “1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4” count into Blackout seemed to work pretty well. #U2eiTour twitter.com/LarlarGamingYT…

 via Twitter Web Client

Also, shoutout to the guy right behind us who kept doing these really loud and high-pitched whistles. You hurt our… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via TweetDeck in reply to u2gigs

2. The Blackout, with more MRI sounds before it. That’s new, right? #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Final note on last night, the wife took about 15 videos last night of somewhere around 17 songs. Not up today obvio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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1. Noel Gallagher’s sang his not-Winter-Beats song, the MRI sequence has played, and it’s showtime in Montreal with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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mysteriousdays I’m doing a Mixlr. mixlr.com/mysteriousdays

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:31 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

Also @fanofu2 may have a periscope tonight we understand #U2eiTour

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u2songs We are live Mixlr.com/u2songs

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:27 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

pepokiss La historia del Limón ???? y @U2, en español y en inglés, aquí:

facebook.com/pepokiss/posts…

#PopIsNotABadWordhttps://t.co/vlolL2EnzS

 via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:26 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

MoFo_U2 U2 Show… https://t.co/X0XB63s3aj

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:25 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

@trojanchick99 The In a Little While/Stand Up Comedy medley everyone’s been begging for!

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to trojanchick99

pepokiss Todo listo para mi último (?) show del #U2eiTour en #U2Montreal en el escenario principal ????????????

@U2Chile @u2gigshttps://t.co/KGph6cWSGC

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 2:24 AM, Jun 7th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

UNLESS you consider E+I to be a portion of the larger I+E, kinda like Zooropa/Zoomerang legs on ZooTV (albeit with… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Hey, Matkin here but not for the concert sadly. If anyone has been following my car saga over on @EveryBrokenWave,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Remember, after the Roxy show in 2015, 11 O’clock Tick Tock and The Ocean did not enter the IE Tour setlist. But Stuck did.

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@LarlarGamingYT Yep. The optimist thinks The Electric Co. could enter rotation with Gloria/I Will Follow, but this… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to LarlarGamingYT

Four songs have been soundchecked today. SPOILERS BELOW.



Electric Co. All Because of You. Angel of Harl… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The goods folks of @u2songs have said they will be running a Mixlr tonight. #U2eiTour Not on now, but should be whe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Hi folks, Ax here to bring you coverage of #U2eiTour night two in Montreal. Looks like I’ve made it in time for the start of the show? Phew!

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