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

April 2021

A piano & sax cover of Invisible!? Yes please! youtube.com/watch?v=pAoZ0K…

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Stumbled on this by complete accident and am basically just in awe at the moment youtube.com/watch?v=mHdwdb…

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u2gigs Last night it was a cover of The Fly, tonight it is an INCREDIBLE acoustic cover of The Unforgettable Fire by Hans… https://t.co/gIXDFmoqkd

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Last night it was a cover of The Fly, tonight it is an INCREDIBLE acoustic cover of The Unforgettable Fire by Hans… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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u2gigs The Fly, with elements of Zoo Station, One, and Lady With the Spinning Head. This is one of the greatest things I h… https://t.co/7cfyAfV54r

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ACMawards .@DierksBentley & @warandtreaty performing U2’s “Pride (In the Name of Love)” from the The Station Inn gave us ALL…. https://t.co/YOljunlcRe

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The Fly, with elements of Zoo Station, One, and Lady With the Spinning Head. This is one of the greatest things I h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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10 years ago today: U2 & Seu Jorge São Paulo The Model youtu.be/g5-0yV-DNYk

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@ChloeWP2036 Do you mean in one performance, or across the song’s history? If the latter it is Beautiful Day, followed by Bad.

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DuaneDoogan Early morning, April 4…

@U2 @u2songs @U2History @atu2 @u2gigs

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Reason 1 (and 2, and 3, and 4, and…) Pop is great: youtube.com/watch?v=P01yM_…

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Here you are, the last full band performance of Please and the only one without the Sunday Bloody Sunday drumbeat…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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For what it is worth, Edge is on record saying that no new elements were used for the Best Of mixes by Mike Hedges…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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It’s a yes and a no. Some of the Best Of changes were artistic choice, though when it comes to the reworked singles… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Every single Please on the PopMart Tour! The only full band performance of Please without that SBS drum snippet is… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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I’ve seen this a lot. Doesn’t matter what version gets put out, someone else will prefer a different one. Personall… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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markpeterboro Should bands re-issue old tour shirts with the original dates on the back?

I love showing off at gigs with my ‘hey… https://t.co/OdvmvArimd

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u2songs And for those who are interested the version of #U2Popmart showing as part of #U2TheVirtualRoad is a different edit… https://t.co/Tc3QTiI1kZ

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U2 Gracias por acompañarnos. Escucha el EP de Popmart: Live From Mexico City aquí: u2.lnk.to/popmartep

Thanks for… https://t.co/JjAGfDfN08

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“Tell me, tell me the story
The one about eternity
And the way it’s all gonna be…”

#PopMart #TheVirtualRoad

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I’m glad I finally got to experience a Virtual Road with everyone, and wish I’d been able to join in for Slane and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Anyways, as the concert comes to a close so does the trivia that somehow slowly turned into a rant. There’s lots mo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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I’m not sure anything can save Miami though ;-) #PopMart #TheVirtualRoad

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Staring at the Sun is great even acoustic, and the full Wake Up Dead Man is almost beyond words. Meanwhile Gone is… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Discotheque is a banger live (especially that Vertigo version), Last Night on Earth is a forgotten rocker, and Plea… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Pop will always be unfairly maligned. But switch the songs around with their final versions at your pleasure and wh… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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It is honestly shocking to watch ZooTV Sydney and PopMart Mexico back-to-back and hear the difference in his voice… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The Pop era has a few things working against it that cement all of this as so-called “fact”. Obviously the rush we… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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And so without the band saying a word, it has become a known “fact” that it is the worst U2 album, the album none o… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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This has in turn reflected back on the band; comments that they wish they had more time to finish the album, or tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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In my own opinion, this is all just drivel. The rush to complete it is so well known that this fact alone is what h… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Pop unfairly gets a bad rap among fans because it is known as the “unfinished”, the “rushed”, or the “incomplete” U… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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And if you go to the wider Pop era of time then I raise Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me to all the doubters. I… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Meanwhile, THE PLAYBOY MANSION (of all songs!) was rehearsed leading up to the opening of i+e in 2015, and Staring… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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If God Will Send His Angels was rehearsed leading up to the opening of the 360 Tour. There were (unconfirmed) repor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@BoSoxFan73 The Zooropa leg was a part of the ZooTV Tour. The first two legs were just called leg 1 and 2, but the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Mofo was rehearsed extensively during the third leg of the Vertigo Tour, and when fans mid-leg asked Bono when they… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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toreurke @u2gigs Out of season, but it is the only tour stage I love so much that I made a gingerbread version of it. https://t.co/wocNzi8vvR

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Bono is on record on multiple occasions saying Staring at the Sun is one of his favourite U2 songs. The band are ha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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But you know what? Despite the negative outlook fans have towards future Pop song performances, it isn’t all doom a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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In other words, Pop has been outperformed by not just October and Zooropa, but also the forgotten album that many d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Mofo, Last Night on Earth, If God Will Send His Angels, If You Wear That Velvet Dress, and Do You Feel Loved have n… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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For those keeping score, that is 3 Pop song performances in 17 years. #PopMart #TheVirtualRoad

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Apart from those two lonely performances of Discotheque, between the end of the Elevation Tour in 2001 and the star… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Beyond that, it appeared at a handful of 360 shows as a snippet during Crazy Tonight. #PopMart #TheVirtualRoad

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It honestly baffles me that Discotheque was done only twice. If you haven’t seen it for a while, take a look at tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Since the end of the Elevation Tour some two decades ago, just two Pop songs have appeared in a U2 set. Discotheque… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Incidentally, Gone has never been snippeted. The margin is far greater when you take away the very recent 27 perfor… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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At this point I’ll give a reminder that Gone was last played 27 August 2001. #PopMart #TheVirtualRoad

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Though they do top the list at 156 and 158 appearances respectively with snippets included, when it comes to pure s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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You probably think that (not including snippets) Discotheque or Staring at the Sun is the most played Pop song. You… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Yes, though the exact date they stopped and switched to acoustic escapes me. twitter.com/JoaoEvanildo/s…

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Rather pleasingly (see what I did there?), that full band Please led into Streets in a nice little callback to PopM… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Following the end of the PopMart Tour, Please has been performed full band electric just once, 19 October 2001 in B… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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I could go on more about the tour itself, but shall we go on to some Pop song facts? #PopMart #TheVirtualRoad

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Wake Up Dead Man wasn’t the only Pop song in this closing role, however. After being skipped in the main set, Stari… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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One was arguably the closing song of the tour, as when it was followed by another song it was almost always just a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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@AchtungBubbles With the quality of some of those recordings it damn near drove me mad.

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(If you don’t know what I’m talking about with this, Larry subtly inserted the drumbeat into Please during the “Sep… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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MarkCDarwin Full version of animated short played at the beginning of Last Night on Earth Sadly not seen hardly at all on the M… https://t.co/FLtfG7uBc6

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Sunday Bloody Sunday has the greatest number of live appearances in our database at 1048 times. This is largely tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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PopMart joins the Lovetown Tour as the only occasion where every song from it’s associated album appeared live in s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The only time I can think of where the crowd audibly booed or heckled them since the VERY early 80s. Unsurprisingly… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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The concert in Oslo also featured the only time a Zooropa song was even snippeted during the tour. Perhaps predicta… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Despite that, there was a lot of love shown for one song from Zooropa, with a giant LEMON car the band rode in for… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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This also makes PopMart the only U2 tour where the band did not play a single song from the preceeding album. Only… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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U2 were short on rehearsal time pre-tour, and that shows in the bootleg recordings of days leading up to opening ni… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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PopMart is also the last time Edge took centre stage on vocals on a regular basis, thanks to his “karaoke” slot mid… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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PopMart is the only U2 tour to have visited every inhabitable continent, including first visits to Africa and South… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Until i+e in 2015, PopMart was the last U2 tour were one song opened every concert - MOFO! #PopMart #TheVirtualRoad

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Over the 93 PopMart concerts, 17 songs were performed every night; concerts generally had between 22 and 24 songs…. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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How about a bit of PopMart trivia before the show hits the Virtual Road? #PopMart #TheVirtualRoad

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@u2songs @harrykantas Definitely some of the most creative and fun promo items they’ve ever done. I’ll never unders… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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madfl3a Truly think the Virtual Wave can happen #U2Fam! Let’s all share this gif (or one of your own) at show time along wi… https://t.co/3MXrN4Q6As

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u2songs Stress balls, advent calendars, giant inflatable lemons, fridge magnets, disco balls, and so much more. The #Pop an… https://t.co/QAsrY92HRc

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