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U2gigs (@u2gigs)

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

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

June 12th, 2018

u2songs Brian claimed the setlist wasn’t the original set for the night and he was surprised with a few last minute changes #u2Apollo U2Experience

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:29 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

U2start And as for videos, the Periscope from @sarahdwoods has almost the entire show in great quality. Great if you just w… https://t.co/guXb89oKKb

 via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:28 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

afgaetano @u2gigs At the Apollo tonight. Wow! This was only my 8th U2 show since ’01, but by far the best! Wild Horses was… https://t.co/gBuTwAC7au

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:27 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

A good show to temporarily bow out on. I (Ax) am globetrotting for work for the rest of the month, so I won’t be ab… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

@tomfeldman721 I literally turned to the person next to me in GA and screamed “THEY HAVEN’T DONE THIS SINCE 1992!”

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to tomfeldman721

@GnoccoFritto Yep, I (Ax) got it that way twice in Boston. It was great.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to GnoccoFritto

We are not short on stats to report tonight! Here is our write-up and the full setlist for U2 at Harlem’s Apollo Th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

Well, try as the crowd might for another encore, that is indeed the end. Many many thanks to @U2start for their Mix… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@nsauerpauer It was a thing, but even on that you can hear it is a struggle.

 via TweetDeck in reply to nsauerpauer

Love Is Bigger appears to be the end, though the crowd are clapping and chanting hard for another encore! #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Crowd chants the “oh oh oh” of Love Is Bigger. “Go to bed!” says Bono. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Has it really only been 1 month and 9 days since Wild Horses was played? It feels like AGES

 via TweetDeck

This has been an encore laden with meaning and emotion for the band. It seems that the appropriate way to end it wo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

I (Ax) was there in Boston, 28 May 2005, when U2 played Wild Horses for the first time since 1992. I had NO idea it… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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PhilipTirelli @u2gigs I’ve a whole deck of ‘em https://t.co/hEYw7ZHJEo

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:03 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

18. “This is not a song, it is a promise.” Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Rodrivox @u2gigs Really cool ending of Wild Horses!

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:02 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

johnnyo217 @u2gigs pretty sure I’d cry if they played Wild Horses and I didn’t know it was coming

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 4:01 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

Hwy_Girl @u2gigs If those Achtung songs don’t reflect experience, I don’t know what does ????

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:01 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

This is a surprisingly good ender I think. It ends it all on a euphoric note. #U2Apollo twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

 via TweetDeck

@PhilipTirelli Your cards are good luck it seems, can we have one for 11 O’clock Tick Tock?

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to PhilipTirelli

PhilipTirelli @u2gigs *puts card down, shows next one* https://t.co/ZLMWt7L0ia

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:00 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

(A personal favorite)

My word Wild Horses sounds good live. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

So by playing Wild Horses tonight, what are U2 saying to us? They clearly want to play it. Do they fee it just does… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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We needed this every night since Tulsa twitter.com/skhentigan/sta…

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bflosenrab Dear @U2, please bring this song back into the regular set. I don’t understand why it got axed twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:57 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

Shruggit @u2gigs a few weeks ago it was asked if @u2 is better with the theatrics or stripped down playing. Tonight proved t… https://t.co/TUamk84Lv9

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:57 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

Too many effects. It would fall flat like Electrical Storm or Babyface. twitter.com/dav73lan/statu…

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17. Adam and Larry are back and the next song is WHO’S GONNA RIDE YOUR WILD HORSES #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

The band have been pretty sharp tonight but Bono flubbed the start of Every Breaking Wave. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Ax, grammar error alert!

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Maideneer @u2gigs Is That All followed by Cedars of Lebanon to close

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:51 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

@chrisstraz Ruining things is what we do best! =D

 via TweetDeck in reply to chrisstraz

16. Every Breaking Wave, first performance for this year, piano version. Band didn’t really leave stage. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Bono thanks the audience, the Apollo, SiriusXM, the band’s crew, etc. The band leave stage. Is that all? #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Drowning Man has been snippeted on the War Tour and on a bunch of tours recently. I (Ax) was outside Croke Park in… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@tomdunn67 Yes, you can hear two of them on Under A Blood Red Sky: Live from Red Rocks and Vertifo 2005.

 via TweetDeck in reply to tomdunn67

Stuck in a Moment’s last regular tour show was 19 July 2015, but it has been performed a number of times since, mos… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

writergeek313 @atu2 Marshall Allen, the leader of the Sun Ra Akestra, is 94 years old. They’re based in Philadelphia and are truly legends.

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:45 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

@tomdunn67 Germany, Australia, and Canada.

 via TweetDeck in reply to tomdunn67

15. Stuck in a Moment, dedicated to Anthony Bourdain. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

@tomdunn67 How does it seem USA based, except that’s where U2 are touring right now?

And what do you want to know about Drowning Man?

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to tomdunn67

Apparently the Arkestra had arrived from Australia this morning to join U2. Hey U2, how about you do the return trip and come down here?

 via Twitter Web Client

@tomdunn67 Drowning Man has been rehearsed but never played live. It has been snippeted though.

 via TweetDeck in reply to tomdunn67

Lou Reed snippet in When Love Comes to Town: Romeo Had Juliette. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Solo time in When Love Comes to Town is Edge’s opportunity to channel BB King. And then over to the Arkestra! #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Last time U2 played When Love Comes to Town with a brass accompaniment was with BB King. #Legend

 via TweetDeck

14. When Love Comes to Town! Sun Ra Arkestra still on stage. This song was last performed at a regular tour gig on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@tomdunn67 And none of the three main members of the site are based in or from the US so I’ve no idea what you’re getting at.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to u2gigs

Oh wow, so the horn section is the Sun Ra Arkestra! #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Has Desire ever had a horn section before? #U2eiTour twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

 via TweetDeck

@Greg_Hickey Yes, which was before the IE gig I mentioned on 28 November 2015.

 via Twitter Web Client in reply to Greg_Hickey

@Greg_Hickey Which came before 28 November 2015…

 via TweetDeck in reply to Greg_Hickey

13. More from Rattle and Hum: Desire, still with the horn section. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

Angel of Harlem ends with a snippet of Into the Mystic. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

u2songs https://t.co/7Dcq8toO9Z

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:31 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

Angel of Harlem was last played at a regular tour gig on 28 November 2015. But it has been played at four other var… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

atu2 HORN SECTION! #U2Apollo #U2eiTour angel of harlem https://t.co/voWsccPU5Y

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 3:29 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

12. Band is back on stage. “We couldn’t come all the way to the Apollo without bending the knee.” It is, naturally,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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It’s time for an encore break it appears. That main set is 2 songs longer than what U2 did at the Roxy in 2015, whi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

Rodrivox @u2gigs The starting with seven rock songs in a row.
Wow! https://t.co/QJCJWIBXa8

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:25 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

11. Get Out of Your Own Way has Kendrick Lamar’s outro, which leads to… you guessed it, American Soul. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

rafaguerrero14 @u2gigs My guess is AoH closes show, it’s only fitting

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:18 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

10. No pair of UF songs. After Pride is its #U2eiTour partner, Get Out of Your Own Way. #U2Apollo

 via Twitter Web Client

Bono: “Thinking of the great African-American poets who turned the Apollo into the great cathedral that it is.” He… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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I suppose if we’re going to get a JT song at all this month, tonight’s a halfway decent chance for I Still Haven’t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Right lads, since you’ve packed together pairs/trios from albums so far, Pride better be followed with another UF s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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TECHNICALLY Pride WAS on Rattle and Hum though! #U2Apollo twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

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9. It’s not from ATYCLB, nor is it from RAH: it’s Pride. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

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The countdown, surely, is on to when Angel of Harlem appears in the set. With 3 Boy songs, then 2 HTDAAB, then 2 AT… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Having consecutive ATYCLB songs is rather less remarkable than consecutive HTDAAB songs, since all through last yea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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WTSHNN @u2gigs He said the same thing about taking the shoes off after “The Wanderer” in Nashville on 360.

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 3:08 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

As of the eighth song of the night, only one of them has not yet been played on the E+I tour. #U2Apollo

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8. Beautiful Day, so after two HTDAAB songs back-to-back it’s two ATYCLB songs back-to-back. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

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Bono: “I feel like I should take my shoes off or something, this is a sacred place for music … thanks for taking… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

This is just the second time in Vertigo though; all others have been in Desire.

 via TweetDeck in reply to u2gigs

Bono is, in fact, slowing down the energy of Elevation by using an extended intro to introduce the band. “Let’s go… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Because we know they practiced it in soundchecks? twitter.com/MarkCDarwin/st…

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7. U2 aren’t letting up on the energy: Elevation. “Who makes that sound?” Bono asks as Edge comes in with the riff…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Vertigo ends with a snippet of 1969, perhaps best known as a snippet in some Lovetown performances of Desire. #U2Apollo #U2eiTour

 via Twitter Web Client

carynrose All the people who have been sitting in the upper balcony are now all very excited at Vertigo lol #u2

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:59 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via TweetDeck)

The last time U2 played two songs from How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb consecutively was when Vertigo followed City… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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I could be wrong but I think this is the first time All Because of You has directly preceeded Vertigo. I know a few… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Well, it was going to be hard for anything to live up to the post-punk perfection of that opening trio. (Yes, this… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Here is our mainpage article with the #U2Apollo setlist in progress: u2gigs.com/article1292.ht… #u2eiTour

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I was sad to miss this in Montreal. twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

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Off topic, this is the largest number of tours in a row The Fly has missed (not counting the taped one). Before it… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Red Flag Day not performed in 15 days. Seems longer than that! #U2Apollo

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4. Red Flag Day, which hasn’t been played for good couple of weeks now (27 May at Jack White’s record shop, or if y… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Listen in the venue; broadcast at 5, concert at 8:30! twitter.com/The_3M/status/…

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“Punk band in Harlem … come from Dublin Ireland … punk band at the Apollo” Bono intones during Out of Control. #U2eiTour #U2Apollo

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It was added from the future. I’m not really here. twitter.com/u2gigs/status/…

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Ah, I (Ax) see Matkin must have joined us. I was wondering how the start of the set had already appeared in our database!

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Out of Control, not performed for two and-a-half years

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3. Out Of Control! First performance since 6 December 2015! #U2eiTour #U2Apollo

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The Electric Co. has been absent The Cry since 28 November 2005 in Montreal - the only time that intro was done on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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u2br Novo Periscope: #U2Apollo
pscp.tv/w/1lPKqkEdBgZJb

 via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 2:44 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

The Electric Co. has snippets of Send in the Clowns and I Can See For Miles. And goddamn this song is so bloody goo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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2. The Electric Co., which had its first performance in 2.5 years just a couple of nights ago in Uniondale #U2eiTour #U2Apollo

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I Will Follow has a snippet of The Police, Walking on the Moon. #U2eiTour #U2Apollo

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We are go at the Apollo! U2 begin with I Will Follow. Listen live: mixlr.com/u2start/ #U2eiTour #U2Apollo

 via Twitter Web Client

anandadaydream @u2gigs @U2start @U2BROTHR plans to Mixlr as well, though not live yet

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 2:36 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

U2start A great audio recording by taper larryrulz of the show in Uniondale is now available. Enjoy:… https://t.co/E1vODiVACy

 via TweetDeck (retweeted on 2:18 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

Of course, the official broadcast might not be live, but that doesn’t mean we definitely can’t listen live…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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U2 are playing the Apollo today. Probably going to be the most exciting set we get for a while, and this is the las… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

 via Twitter Web Client

FrankDavide1 Thanks again for tonight @SIRIUSXM @U2 @atu2 #u2apollo???????????????????????? https://t.co/RaK6j9nR1o

 via Twitter for Android (retweeted on 2:12 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

mysteriousdays My view right now! I can’t believe I’m here! #U2atTheApollo #U2 #U2eiTour https://t.co/NoqFTMVasQ

 via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:10 AM, Jun 12th, 2018  via Twitter Web Client)

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