Thursday, September 30, 2010

Larry Mullen Jr. Cut from Cleveland Show

Contrary to previous reports, Larry Mullen Jr. won't be appearing on the Fox TV animated comedy, The Cleveland Show. A Fox PR person confirmed via e-mail that Larry did record voice-overs, but won't be on the show: "Larry Mullen Jr is not going to be a guest star on The Cleveland Show.... His scene was cut for time."
As we reported back in February, Larry had asked to be involved in the show and recorded a couple different characters for different episodes. According to the BBC, Larry had voiced a mobster in one episode and a "bad Elvis impersonator" for another. The Fox spokesperson didn't say if there's any chance that Larry's appearance could be used in future seasons.

@U2, September 30, 2010
By: Matt McGee / @mattmcgee
 Many thanx to http://www.atu2.com/ 

U2 360 Tour - Sevilla

KILLING BONO: U2 CAN HAVE A FILM MADE ABOUT YOU

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3:
3pm:
It started with a book: I Was Bono’s Doppelganger. It ended in Killing Bono, a title suggested by the U2 lead singer himself, for a movie that is ready to take the world by storm. But what are the challenges of making films about real characters – including the biggest rock band in the world? What is it like to have your identity stolen, to be be turned into a fictional character? And how do you write music now for a band back then that believed it was ready to take on the world?

Paul McGuinnes interview Part II 'Has To Be Spectacular'



'They've always understood that you can't invite people to a place as big as this and give them nothing to look at except some black boxes at one end of the field - it has to be spectacular.'

Paul McGuinness in the second part of our conversation about U2's touring history.

http://www.u2.com/

Myanmar to free Suu Kyi days after election: officials

YANGON (AFP) – Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi will be released in November just days after Myanmar's first election in two decades, officials said Thursday.

Was Bono's back the straw that broke Live Nation?

Billionaire chairman Barry Diller quits as concert revenues slump


Madonna, Jay-Z and U2 hailed it as the saviour of the music industry. Desperate investors hoped it would prove you could still make money in an era of rampant music piracy. Concert-goers might have winced at soaring ticket prices, but it seemed they would continue to flock to its venues. A cadre of the most powerful moguls in entertainment dreamed of recasting the industry and making a fortune.

Rock Hall of Fame shows get a three-disc set for the ages

Mick Jagger can't recall who suggested Gimme Shelter as his ideal symbiotic exercise with U2 for last year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame shows in New York.

Live video feed from tonight's show!!!

It'e very possible to have a live video feed from tonight's concert in Sevilla!!! Check it out and many thanx to http://u2fanlife.com/

On The Bill in 2011

The Fray, Lenny Kravitz, Florence and The Machine and Interpol are all lined up to join the 360 Tour in different cities when it returns to North America in May, June and July next year.

The Fray will play the shows in Denver (May 21st), Salt Lake City (May 24th) and Edmonton (June 1st).

Lenny Kravitz will be on stage in Seattle (June 4th), Oakland (June 7th) and Anaheim (June 17th and 18th).

Florence and The Machine will line up in East Lansing (June 26th) and Miami (June 29th).

And Interpol will join the band for the dates in July: Chicago (5th), Montreal (8th/9th), Toronto ((11th), Philadelphia (14th), East Rutherford (20th) and Minneapolis (23rd).

And just when we thought they'd signed off the tour for good, U2360's most popular support act Snow Patrol are  making a return visit - for the May 14th show in Mexico City.

More news as we get it.

source : http://www.u2.com/

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

ONE.ORG - New report highlights what the Global Fund ‘means to Africans’

As pledges for the Global Fund’s replenishment meeting stream in this week, Friends Africa released their third edition of “What the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Means to Africans” (PDF).
We hope that the publication — which chronicles stories from African individuals and communities who are positively impacted by the Global Fund and features real voices from patients on the ground — inspires countries to donate to the Fund before the replenishment meeting on October 4.
It’s still not too late to tell President Obama to commit $6 billion over the next three years. Together, we can ensure that no child is born with HIV by 2015.

By Veronica Weis
source :  http://www.one.org/

ONE.ORG - New report says 5.25 million people are receiving AIDS treatment

Great news — more than 5.25 million people are currently receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART) for AIDS in low-and middle-income countries, says a report released this morning by UNAIDS, WHO and UNICEF.

Building The Claw in Coimbra, Portugal!

Check it out here!

Spanish Eyes, San Sebastian clip, U2.com



'Wey, hey, hey... lady hang on.'

A handful of new songs have already premiered on the current European dates and in San Sebastian, Spain earlier in the week there was another surprise - the 360 debut for the rarely performed 'Spanish Eyes'.

Originally written and recorded during the sessions for The Joshua Tree, Spanish Eyes was released as a b-side to 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For' in 1987.

And every now and again, just when you're not expecting it, the band bring it out on stage again... Wey, hey, hey...

City Of Blinding Lights, San Sebastian clip, U2.com

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

U2 - Through the Years



Pictures from 1976 all the way through 2010! Even a fan-made cover for their upcoming album "Songs of Ascent," that is expected to come out at the end of this year! I spent a lot of time on this and hope you all love it! :D

YouTube uploader : awesomenessk

U2 Producer Steve Lillywhite & Killing Bono World Exclusive For The Music Show 2010 In Ireland

Two very special U2-related events are taking place on Sunday October 3rd as part of The Music Show 2010, which is running throughout this coming weekend in The RDS, Dublin.

U2 dazzle crowd in Donostia-San Sebastian

At 22:00 on Sunday night, Irish band U2 announced their return to the Gipuzkoa capital (Basque Country) with one of the last concerts in their ‘U2 360º Tour’.

U2 John Lennon Imagine+One (Xiren Acoustic Mash Up)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Angel Of Harlem, Brussels clip, U2.com

Bring U2 back to Cork!

Believe it or not it has been almost 17 years since U2 last played in Cork. It was the 24th of August 1993, during the Zooropa Tour. We want them back!.

It may take some time, but if you are interested in trying to get the world's greatest band to play in Cork on their next tour, please sign up here to the Electric Co. "U2 play Cork campaign". Click the "Sign the petition!" link below.

http://www.electricco.ie/petition/

'Sonic Diviner'



'He's not really like a sound guy, he's more like a wizard, like a sonic diviner...'

Thirty two years to the very night when Joe O'Herlihy first mixed the sound for U2, in Brussels the band pay tribute... and perform 'Bad'.

Down with Bono-bashing

 Ridiculing the U2 singer only makes it harder for any band with ideals to stick their neck out.

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 Moment Of Surrender

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 With Or Without You

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 Walk On

Spanish Eyes in San Sebastian

'Thirty four years ago yesterday, I got to meet these guys: so it's a birthday of sorts.'

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 Spanish Eyes

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 Mercy

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 I Will Follow

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 Magnificent

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

U2 San Sebastian 2010-09-26 Vertigo

September 26, 2010 at San Sebastian, Spain

Venue: Anoeta Stadium

Opening Act(s): Interpol

Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Spanish Eyes, Mercy, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix) - Relax, Sunday Bloody Sunday, MLK, Walk On - You'll Never Walk Alone

Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace - Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment Of Surrender

Comments: Spanish Eyes is played for the first time since August 8, 2001, in Barcelona. Bono closes the show by mentioning that yesterday was the 34th anniversary of U2's first meeting in Larry's parents' house in Dublin.

source : http://www.u2tours.com/

Spanish TV, fans queing outside Anoeta stadium

Sunday, September 26, 2010

U2 arrive in Donostia-San Sebastian with their 360º tour

The Anoeta stadium, home of Real Sociedad, has spent four days getting ready for the arrival of U2 which begins on Sunday in San Sebastian, where 50,000 spectators are expected.

U2Chile.net Reports South American Dates (Rumor)

U2Chile.net has reported on their web site 6 dates for a series of South American concerts.

March 25 & 26, 2011: Santiago, Chile
March 31 & April 1, 2011: Buenos Aires, Argentina

April 7 & 8, 2011: Sao Paolo, Brazil

This is not official. There’s been nothing confirmed by U2 or Live Nation.

Xiren - Glastonbury (full band, U2 cover)



Fantastic cover in my opinion, so I've decided to post it here! Enjoy guys!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bono’s ONE campaign: we do not waste money

In response to The First Post’s column attacking Bono’s charitable work, a ONE spokesman explains where the money goes.

 Contrary to Johnny Dee's column (Bono under fire: where does all the ONE cash go?), ONE does not fundraise from the general public, we do not receive any government funding and we do not deliver development projects on the ground.

When U2 Met Joe O’Herlihy

You may have seen the reports from tonight’s concert in Brussels that the band celebrated their longtime sound engineer, Joe O’Herlihy. Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the day U2 met O’Herlihy, an amazingly long tenure that reflects the deep loyalty that exists in the U2 organization.

U2's city hotel made loss of €1.6m last year

By Gordon Deegan
Saturday September 25 2010
LOSSES continued to mount last year at the Clarence Hotel in Dublin's Temple Bar, owned by U2's Bono and The Edge, with pre-tax losses increasing by over 50pc to €1.64m from €1m in 2008, accounts just filed show.

Rumor: U2 & Muse in South America Next Year

Posted: September 24, 2010
By: m2 / @

According to the fan site U2Chile.net, U2 and Muse will play a series of concerts in South America together next year. There are six dates rumored, two each in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Muse would be the opening band, just as they were for some of the U2 360 shows in North America in 2009. Here's the rumored list for 2011 from U2Chile.net:
March 25 & 26, 2011: Santiago, Chile
March 31 & April 1, 2011: Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 7 & 8, 2011: Sao Paolo, Brazil
Keep in mind that this isn't official. There's been nothing confirmed by U2 or Live Nation.

source : http://www.atu2.com/

U2 Brussels 2010-09-23 Until The End Of The World



Brandon Flowers - If God Will Send His Angels (live)



Brandon Flowers (The Killers) is on solo tour right now and he's covering "If God Will Send His Angels" at the Academy in Dublin.

U2 - The Making of 360 Live in Concert

Channel 9, Sunday 1pm (AEST)

This program is hosted by Richard Wilkens. Wait. Come Back! This is a behind the scenes expose of their mammoth tour, hitting our shores in December. You'll get up close views of the claw, the mammoth stage they play underneath, as well as interviews with Bono, The Edge and also the technical boffins who bring their larger than life ideas to life.

Thanks to the Herald Sun TV Guide. No word on NZ airing details yet.

source :  http://www.u2fanz.com

Friday, September 24, 2010

U2 Tribute Party for U2 fans in Athens!!!

U2 Brussels 2010-09-23 Moment Of Surrender

U2 Brussels 2010-09-23 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

U2 Brussels 2010-09-23 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

U2 Brussels 2010-09-23 New Years Day

U2 Brussels 2010-09-23 Angel Of Harlem

U2 Brussels 2010-09-23 Bad

Angel of Harlem over Belgium

'Where are we going? Antwerp? Bruges? Brussels?' The answer (you guessed already) was Brussels and the scene could hardly have offered a greater contrast than last night's show.
The warm, late-summer sun had gone, replaced by torrential rain and thunderstorms as afternoon turned in to evening and just when we thought we were going to get to dry out - around about the start of Until The End of the World - the rain returned. And didn't let up all night long.
No problem, 60,000 people were soon chorusing 'Singing in the Rain'. 'Thanks for making us feel at home with this Irish weather,' remarked Bono. 'Let's give it up for the U2 crew, the hardest working crew on the planet and not all of them Belgians..'

September 23, 2010 at Brussels, Belgium

Venue: Roi Baudouin Stadium

Opening Act(s): Interpol
Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, New Year's Day, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways - Private Dancer, Elevation, Until the End of the World - Singin' In The Rain, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Angel of Harlem, Bad - Singin' In The Rain, In a Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo - It's Only Rock and Roll, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix) - Relax - Life During Wartime, Pride, MLK, Walk On
Encore(s): One - Rain, Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment Of Surrender - Singin' In The Rain

Comments: The video screen requires some minor repair right before the show begins, but that doesn't slow down another terrific show. Nor does more rain, which leads to several weather-related snippets. Angel of Harlem is played for the first time since July 25, 2009. And Bad reappears for the first time since Sept. 12, 2009. Bono praises Joe O'Herlihy -- today is the 32-year anniversary of his first concert as U2's sound man. With or Without You includes a bit of the rare 'Shine like stars' coda.

 source : http://www.u2tours.com/

U2 Pro Shot Full Songs Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, I Will Follow Brussels 9-22-2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 With Or Without You

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 Moment Of Surrender

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 Miss Sarajevo

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 Magnificent

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 Elevation

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 Mercy

U2 for Born HIV Free



U2 and Bono are dedicating Moment of Surrender from their September 18th 2010 concert in Paris to the fight against HIV transmission through pregnancy.

http://www.bornhivfree.org

This tour is run by Belgians video!

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 Until The End Of The World

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 Ultra Violet (Light My Way)

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 North Star

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 City Of Blinding Lights

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 I Will Follow

U2 Brussels 2010-09-22 Mysterious Ways

'Run By Belgians'

'This doesn't feel like a Wednesday night,' says Bono, after Until The End of the World. 'This is a very special occasion. You thought we were an Irish band  and we are. You thought we had an Irish crew and we do… but actually this tour is run by Belgians.'

U2 manager Paul McGuinness still hates Internet service providers.

McGuinness made that clear in 2008 when he addressed the MIDEM conference in France. He reiterated his concerns in an article he wrote for the U.K. version of GQ magazine.
The manager argues that ISPs have made a lot of money off the backs of musicians by providing illegal material, such as free music files.
The ISPs should share their windfall profits with the artists, McGuinness says, and, if they don’t, governments should institute laws like the ones passed in France, England, South Korea, Taiwan and New Zealand that try to level the playing ground for musicians.

September 22, 2010 at Brussels, Belgium

Venue: Roi Baudouin Stadium

Opening Act(s): Interpol
Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Black is Black - Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, North Star, Mercy, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo - Ca Plane Pour Moi, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix) - Two Tribes, Sunday Bloody Sunday, MLK, Walk On - You'll Never Walk Alone
Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace - Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultraviolet, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

Comments: Bono calls the show a 'homecoming' for U2, what with several crew members hailing from Belgium, not to mention this being where The Claw was first built in the spring of 2009. The audience is loud throughout the show, and they continue singing With or Without You so long that Bono can't begin Moment of Surrender.

source : http://www.u2tours.com/

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

U2360 @ Athens,Olympic Stadium - MTV spot

The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue on U2 and Paul McCartney

The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue on U2 and Paul McCartney
By Cameron Adams
The Daily Telegraph
September 22, 2010 7:27PM

NEWSFLASH!! Paramount have announced that Killing Bono is set for a UK Premiere in Spring 2011!

Can’t wait to see the film?? Well for those of you based in Dublin (where our film’s story has its roots),  those who can make themselves available for a short flight – or a slightly more hair raising boat trip – the very first peek at the promotional footage for the film can be seen at what is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting and challenging events in the international music calendar:

1997-09-26 - Thessaloniki - A Gift from Greece audio - reseed on U2T

The first ever U2 concert in Hellas is now being reseeded on U2T. Grab it!!!

U2 in space and on tour with NASA!



A year's worth of collaboration between NASA and U2 both in space and on the Irish rock band's "360" world tour is highlighted in a new video produced by the group. In 2009, U2 approached NASA with the idea to include the crew of the International Space Station in its shows, and the astronauts agreed to participate in this unique experience. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. spoke with the Expedition 20 crew on the space station several times before the astronauts recorded a video segment that U2 incorporated into its concerts. The crew members include Michael Barratt of NASA, Frank De Winne of the European Space Agency, Bob Thirsk of the Canadian Space Agency, Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Gennady Padalka and Roman Romanenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency.

Bono backs oil measure in Wall St. law

U2 lead singer and anti-poverty activist Bono is cheering the oil
revenue transparency provision tucked into the big Wall Street
reform law, calling it the “kind of daylight that makes the cockroaches
scurry” and urging adoption of similar rules elsewhere.
He’s calling attention to the measure as the United Nations convenes a
major development summit.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's a beautiful day as station treats 98 fans to U2 gig in Paris trip

By Caitlin McBride

Tuesday September 21 2010

IT'S not every day that you get to see U2 perform live -- let alone in Paris.

But nearly 100 Irish fans were flown over to the City of Light at the weekend for a once in a lifetime trip to see the world's biggest rock band take to the stage at Stade de France.

U2 360° HEADING TO MEXICO

Live Nation Global Touring and OCESA have today confirmed that U2 will return to Mexico! The U2 360° Tour will visit Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca on May 14th, 2011.

Bill Carter's Miss Sarajevo excerpt

'Here she comes...'

In 1993 Bill Carter was an aid-worker and documentary film maker living in Sarajevo, a city under siege from 18,000 Serbian troops firing artillery and mortar from the surrounding hills. Even though it was cut off from the rest of the world Carter saw the city as a sign of hope in the Balkan war because 'Sarajevans refused to be divided along ethnic lines.'

Paul McGuinness on U2 - 'Hunger for Contact'

The first time he ever saw U2 play live there was a crew of one.

'It's all got a bit more complicated,' says U2's manager.

In the first part of an interview for U2.com subscribers, Paul McGuinness recalls life on the road. Being on stage, he says, was always 'fundamental to being the band.'

Hmmm Songs Of Ascent?

HMV stores Songs Of Ascent?

Roumor about new album?

Monday, September 20, 2010

'The Lazarus Effect' Film from (RED) & HBO



Executive produced by Spike Jonze, this (RED), HBO & Anonymous Content 30-minute documentary follows the story of HIV positive people in Africa who in as few as 40 days undergo a remarkable transformation thanks to access to treatment that costs around 40 cents a day. Directed by Lance Bangs.

It’s UN Week & world leaders aren’t the only ones asking how to make the world a better place!

Can social media be used to make the world a better place? We believe it can.

Mashable & (RED) invite you to join the social media for social good movement by taking part in Social Good Day on September 23rd. During UN Week, Mashable & 92Y will host the Social Good Summit in partnership with UN Foundation where our CEO, Susan Smith Ellis, is one of the keynote speakers.

No child born with HIV by 2015



ONE's latest video highlights something remarkable: We now know how to stop the HIV virus from passing from a mother to her child -- and we can prevent any baby from being born with HIV.
But we need President Obama's full support. Please add your name. It won't happen without our help.

Please sign the petition here!

U2 concert will push series elsewhere, possibly Vancouver

MIAMI GARDENS Next April 1 marks the beginning of the end of the Marlins' 19-year run at Sun Life Stadium.
Major League Baseball on Wednesday released the 2011 schedule, which features the Marlins hosting the Mets in an earlier than usual kickoff. Opening Day is Thursday, March 31, to avoid the possibility of November World Series games.
Set to move into their new Little Havana facility in 2012, the Marlins won't play all 81 home games at Sun Life. An alternate venue is being sought for the June 24-26 interleague series against the Seattle Mariners because of the June 29 U2 concert.

Ireland's Greates!

At the end of 2009 Ipsos/ MRBI, the independent market research agency, conducted a survey amongst a nationally representative sample of Irish respondents aged 15+.
Quotas were set by gender, age, social class and region to ensure a representative sample of the population was achieved. Eligibility was based on Irish Citizenship rules and in the interests of balance & fairness, serving politicians and RTÉ personalities were excluded from the survey.
On Monday March 22nd the top 40 names from this survey were put up on the RTÉ website (in alphabetical order), and people were then given the chance to vote for their greatest Irish person from that Top 40.
Two weeks later, the web vote closed and the Top Ten was announced. They were (in alphabetical order): Bono, Dr. Noel Browne, Michael Collins, James Connolly, Stephen Gately, John Hume, Phil Lynott, Padraig Pearse, Mary Robinson and Adi Roche.
Now, after thousands of public votes on the RTE Website, the search for Ireland's Greatest has been narrowed down to the final five: Bono, Michael Collins, James Connolly, John Hume and Mary Robinson.

source :  http://www.rte.ie/tv/irelandsgreatest/

U2 reportedly planning Buenos Aires show for March 31, 2011

According to this article on Rolling Stone Argentina, U2 are planning a concert in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 31, 2011. There's still debate over what stadium might host the show. Nothing has been announced officially.

source : http://www.u2tours.com/

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 Miss Sarajevo

U2 Paris 2010 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 Crazy Tonight Remix

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 Mercy

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Elevation in Paris - U2360° 2010

North Star Over Paris

Opening with The Return of the Stingray Guitar and featuring  North Star and Mercy, tonight's show included three of the five new tracks the band have premiered on the current 360 European leg.

M.D.G.'s for Beginners ... and Finishers

New York Times, September 18, 2010
By: Bono

I've noticed that New Yorkers, and I sometimes try to pass for one these days, tend to greet the word "summit" with an irritated roll of the eyes, a grunt, an impatient glance at the wristwatch. In Manhattan, a summit has nothing to do with crampons and ice picks, but refers instead to a large gathering of important persons, head-of-state types and their rock-star retinues in the vicinity of the United Nations building and creates, therefore, a near total immobilization of the East Side. Can world peace possibly be worth this? Never, never...Eleanor Roosevelt, look what you've done ... .

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 Get On your Boots

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 Mysterious Ways / My Sweet Lord (snippet) / Elevation

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 Return Of The Stingray Guitar / Beautiful Day

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 North Star

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 Until The End Of The World

U2 Paris 2010-09-18 I Will Follow

U2's Bono meets Sarkozy ahead of Millennium Development Goals summit

PARIS — U2 frontman Bono is wooing French President Nicolas Sarkozy to get backing in the fight against poverty and AIDS.
Bono says Sarkozy's leadership "is vital on all the things that I care about" because he will head the G-8 and the G-20 next year and "France is going to be the most important country on the planet."

September 18, 2010 at Paris, France

Venue: Stade de France
Opening Act(s): Interpol
Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, North Star, Mercy, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix) - Two Tribes - Relax, Sunday Bloody Sunday, MLK, Walk On - You'll Never Walk Alone
Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace - Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender


source : http://www.u2tours.com/

Saturday, September 18, 2010

U2 Reportedly Reissuing 'Achtung Baby'

The U2 camp is apparently plotting its next round of remastered and expanded reissues. But word that the band's 1991 classic 'Achtung Baby' is being sonically tweaked came from an unlikely source: singer-songwriter and indie producer John Vanderslice.

U2360 – Stade de France – Paris, France

As per usual in Paris, entry to the stadium is chaotic. Gates fail to open simultaneously and according to some reports some people get hurt. In the afternoon the band soundchecks Pride, Streets, All I Want is You, Mercy and Desire. The concert is sold out and there are a lot of people around the stadium still looking for tickets. The weather is good… a dry show for a change.

source : http://u2log.com/

Julian Lennon On His New Photos of U2, Kate Hudson

“My dad wasn’t really a photographer, so it just allows me to breathe a little more,” says Lennon. “This is my own thing.” Plus: Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Patti Boyd at the gallery opening.

Friday, September 17, 2010

One clip live in Munich U2360° 2010

Hamish Hamilton: U2 - Multi camera Directing



It’s one of the most well known and universally loved pieces of video in U2 lore: The moving camera shot at the beginning of “Streets” on the Elevation: Live from Boston video. It required coordination with fire marshalls, NBC-TV, and a last-minute move to get a fan off the stage. Here’s director Hamish Hamilton explaining how it all came to happen so perfectly:

special thanx to eddyjedi

U2 ticket fraudster arrested

A 34-year-old Hungarian trying to flog fake U2 tickets has been arrested.

Officials in Salzburg said today (Thurs) the man was travelling to Munich by train yesterday where the Irish rock giants appeared last night.

A Musical Education

Music Rising,  co-founded in 2005 by The Edge, producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz have announced a $1 million program in partnership with Tulane University to develop a college curriculum that will provide a permanent, comprehensive and definitive study of the musical heritage of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. The Music Rising program is administered by the Gibson Foundation.

Athens 2010 alternative audio version on U2T

Thanx to stephanois from U2T , an alternative audio recording of the Athens show!!! A million thanx from Hellas for your hard work and sharing!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Belgian companies team up for U2 spectacular

Belgium - StageCo, Tait Technologies, XL Video and Barco are are all involved with the U2 360° tour which hits Belgium on 22 and 23 September. The audience will be able to enjoy the show, with a giant 360° stage and video screen, made in Belgium.

Bono wearing the Bayern Munich shirt (back)

Bono wearing the Bayern Munich shirt

U2 Munich 2010-09-15 Mothers Of The Disappeared

U2 Munich 2010-09-15 Mercy

U2 Munich 2010-09-15 North Star

'Love Song To The Universe in Munich'

'I can't wait any longer for your love/ Praying the night will come quickly...'

They've played it live barely a handful of times and yet tonight the Olympic Stadium in Munich sang the beautiful  ballad North Star back to the band. 'That would be the internet,' surmises a surprised Bono. 'That's an unexpected surprise - Thank you. That's our love song to the universe…'

September 15, 2010 at Munich, Germany

Venue: Olympic Stadium
Opening Act(s): OneRepublic
Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways - My Sweet Lord, Elevation, Until the End of the World - Anthem, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, North Star, Mercy, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, Funky Town - I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight (remix) - Two Tribes - Relax, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Mothers of the Disappeared, Walk On - You'll Never Walk Alone
Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace - Where the Streets Have No Name - Purple Rain, Ultraviolet, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender, Singin' in the Rain
Comments: A couple times during the show, Bono praises the doctors and nurses that performed back surgery on him in Munich earlier in the year. 'One' includes the 'Hear us coming' coda. It begins to rain during the encore, prompting Bono to sing about the weather. After 'Moment of Surrender' ends, he leads the crowd in a short rendition of 'Singin' in the Rain.'

source : http://www.u2tours.com/

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

U2 Boy Peter Rowen to photograph U2 in Paris; Talks "Two Hearts" video and being inspired by band

Fans won’t be the only ones checking out U2 in Paris on September 18th. Dublin-based photographer Peter Rowen will be there as well, taking pictures of the band as they entertain the thousands of people in the crowd. Rowen, the child of U2’s “Boy” and “War” albums, might be working at the event but he couldn’t be any more excited.

Ireland's greatest - RTE Television

Who do you think is the greatest Irish person ever? We commissioned Ipsos MRBI to conduct a survey of the Irish public asking them this same question. Below are the top forty names from that survey in alphabetical order. If you click on any of the photos you will access a biography of that person. Once you have made up your mind click on the vote button and have your say. Don't forget to tune into The Tubridy Show for more information.
The Top 5, as nominated by voters, will then become the subject of one of five brand new hour-long documentaries, each charting the individual's impact and contribution to Irish life, as interpreted and championed by a well-known personality. This series of documentaries will be broadcast this September on RTÉ One. Once these documentaries have aired, the public will again be given the opportunity to reassess which person actually deserves the accolade of Ireland's Greatest.

U2 in talks to come to South Africa, deal not sealed

A major concert organiser on Monday poured cold water over rumours that U2 was to tour South Africa early next year.

It was reported the Irish super group may perform in the country in February 2011. But Big Concerts promoters, which is said to be in talks with U2, is adamant nothing has been confirmed.

“We are working on it and we would like to see them here but the rumours are not true at this stage,” said Big Concerts CEO John Langford.

Source: Eyewitness News

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ghost Blues:Edge on Rory video

Ghost Blues:Edge on Rory

'I was first was introduced to Rory through friends at school who would talk about their favourite band, ' explains Edge in an extended interview for the new 2-part DVD release Ghost Blues - The Story of Rory Gallagher. 'In the mid-70's the bands everyone was excited about were Thin Lizzy and Rory Gallagher.
'I wasn't even playing guitar but everyone loved Rory, he signified something for kids of my era - the Irish guitar player, up there with the greats.'

Monday, September 13, 2010

Rain/Streets clip live in Zurich!

Mercy live in Zurich (alt. camera)

Mercy in the Rain in Zurich!!!

Second show in Zurich tonight, and the live debut for 'Mercy' a near-mythical track with legendary status amongst hardcore U2 afficionados.

Just one reason among many why the seriously moist conditions were not going to dampen anyone's spirits.

'First time we've played this live outside of soundcheck' explained Bono in introducing Mercy, which was written and recorded

U2 Zurich 2010-09-12 Mercy (live debut) !!!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

September 12, 2010 at Zurich, Switzerland

Venue: Letzigrund Stadium
Opening Act(s): OneRepublic
Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day - Rain, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, North Star, Mercy, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City Of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Mothers Of The Disappeared, Walk On,
Encore(s): One, Where The Streets Have No Name, Moment Of Surrender
Comments: Mercy is played for the first time.

September 11, 2010 at Zurich, Switzerland

Venue: Letzigrund Stadium
Opening Act(s): OneRepublic
Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Magnificent, Beautiful Day, Get On Your Boots, Mysterious Ways, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Every Breaking Wave, Elevation, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City Of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight, Sunday Bloody Sunday, MLK, Walk On
Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace/Where The Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment Of Surrender
Comments: Every Breaking Wave was performed for the third time tonight. Setlist was shuffled, Beautiful Day was pushed down the setlist , and Magnificent was performed in the second spot.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Boy falls from the sky

Reeve Carney sang the song “Boy Falls from the Sky” from Bono and the Edge’s Spider-man musical on Good Morning America this Friday. Carney will play Peter Parker on Broadway.


Listen to Bono sing the same song here (clip #2)

Edge Stands Up To Cancer

The Edge performed a guitar solo via pre-recorded video on tonight's Stand Up To Cancer telethon as Stevie Wonder, Martina McBride, Dave Stewart, Natasha Beddingfield and Aaron Neville performed "Unchained Melody" live on stage. Edge is very familiar with this song as U2 recorded it as a B-side for the "All I Want Is You" single, and performed it a number of times live. This is not the first time Edge and Dave Stewart collaborated during a telethon. Stewart joined U2 for "Walk On" nine years ago on the "America: A Tribute To Heroes" telethon that was also broadcast across several television stations.

Bono and Edge accept Academy membership

Bono and The Edge have accepted membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an Academy spokesperson has confirmed. A total of 135 "artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures" were invited to join the organization, whose members select Oscar nominees and winners. New members will be welcomed during a ceremony this month in Beverly Hills. Bono and Edge will not be attending the reception, the spokesperson said.

A press release noted Bono and Edge's songwriting work for the films Gangs of New York, In the Name of the Father and GoldenEye. All the members of U2 were nominated for a best original song Oscar in 2002 for "The Hands That Built America" from Gangs of New York, but Larry and Adam weren't on the 2010 invitee list. Others who received invitations in the music category this year were composers T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart), Christophe Beck (The Hangover) and Brian Tyler (Fast & Furious).

Friday, September 10, 2010

'Quintessentially New York...'

'A quintessential New York story ...'

That's how Bono described 'Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark' as he and Edge joined Julie Taymor on Good Morning America to talk about the upcoming Broadway production.

'My Mind Was Blown...'

Gary Lightbody of the very fine Snow Patrol recorded us a brief farewell speech ahead of the show in Istanbul, the band's 24th and final 360 show.

The band were in Barcelona for the opening night of the tour and they've turned up more than anyone else ever since.

'From the first night my mind was blown when I saw U2 onstage under that spaceship," says Gary. 'We've been on it for a year now and it never ever got boring. I've never enjoyed a tour as much as I have this one...'

Looks like the feeling was mutual: when Gary and Snow Patrol took to the stage in Istanbul, Stage Manager Rocko Reedy and the crew had a little surprise in store.

U2 To Rock Heinz Field

KDKA, September 09, 2010
By: Andy Sheehan

After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations, sources say U2 has decided to end their two-year world tour "360" in Pittsburgh.

The venue – Heinz Field on the North Shore.

Heinz Field had been trying to book U2 all along, but until recently the band had no plans of playing here, deciding to end its tour in Minneapolis on July 23, 2011.

But Pittsburgh had a powerful ally – U.S. Ambassador to Ireland and former Steelers chairman Dan Rooney.

Sources say it was Rooney's influence that convinced the band to add one more date to the tour and play right here in Pittsburgh.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

U2 in Turkey!

The People's Choice

Voting is underway for this year’s BT Digital Music People’s Choice Awards and you can vote for U2.com in the 'Best Official Site' category.

This is a category voted for entirely by the public so if you like the vibe of the site, if you appreciate the news, features, exclusive video and tour coverage that the U2.com team pulls together...  lend us your vote!

The process only takes a second - quick registration and then hit the VOTE button. (You can also vote using your facebook login.)

Voting continues until 23 September, and winners will be announced live at the Awards on 30 September.

U2 are Coming to South Africa?

Entertainment Africa, September 09, 2010

U2 are believed to be returning to South Africa for two shows in February, EntertainmentAfrica.com has learned from a reliable source in the UK.

The Irish supergroup, currently on their 360 Degree Tour, are reportedly set to play stadium shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg - marking the first time the full band have performed in the country since 1998.

U2's Bono, Erdoğan converge on interfaith project

Today's Zaman, September 09, 2010

Bono, who was in İstanbul as part of his band's "360 degree" world tour, reportedly told the prime minister that İstanbul occurred to him to be an ideal host location. Erdoğan revealed the details of his conversation with Bono while making an appearance on a television program.

"They said they wanted to organize something with the Abrahamic religions -- Christianity, Islam and Judaism. He said that he wanted to do it in Jerusalem, but it might not be safe. I said: ‘What are you waiting for? Do it in İstanbul'," Erdoğan explained. "He said that İstanbul had just occurred to him as well. Another member [of the band] suggested Cordoba."

Good Morning America, Friday

This Friday, Edge and Bono will appear on Good Morning America as part of the creative team for Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark directed by Julie Taymor. They have taken on the role of composers and lyricists for the production.

U2 have appeared on a number of soundtracks and won a Golden Globe for 'The Hands That Built America'. Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry have worked together and separately on these types of projects in the past - many of you will remember Larry and Adam's soundtrack for Mission Impossible and Bono and Edge's musical score for A Clockwork Orange for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1990.

Edge and Bono will appear live via satellite on Good Morning America this Friday to discuss this new Broadway production, Julie Taymor will also appear in the segment.

The first song from 'Spider-Man Turn off the Dark' is set to premiere, performed by Peter Parker/Spiderman (Reeve Carney),  live at The Hudson Theatre in Times Square.

Latest on Spider-Man Turn off the Dark' here

I Will Follow clip live in Athens

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Remembering Fehmi Tosun

Before the show last night the band met with Hanim, widow of Fehmi Tosun, an ethnic Kurd who was taken into custody in 1995 on his way to work and never seen again.

Fehmi's plight was highlighted by the band on 1997's 'Pop' and last night, joined onstage by Turkish singer Zulfu Livaneli, they performed 'Mothers of the Disappeared' in tribute. The  song was originally inspired by a trip to El Salvador where Bono met  mothers of people who had been 'disappeared'. Hanim and her own children are still fighting for Fehmi's legacy.

Also joining Hanim and the band is Salil Shetty, the new Secretary General of Amnesty International.

U2 live in Athens - best of...

One - live in Athens

Moment Of Surrender - live in Athens

With Or Without You - live in Athens

Elevation - live in Athens

Walk On - live in Athens

HMTMKMKM - live in Athens

Miss Sarajevo - live in Athens

Magnificent - live in Athens

Pride - live in Athens

I Will Follow - live in Athens

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - live in Athens

Rock Hall of Fame Concerts Coming to DVD

U2's performance at last year's concerts celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be included on a 3-DVD set that's being released later this month. The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Concerts (aff link) is available now for pre-order on Amazon.com; the release date is September 28th. According to Gibson.com, the DVD set includes the same performances as the four-hour HBO special that aired late last year.
  • "Vertigo" - U2
  • "Magnificent" - U2
  • "Because the Night" - U2, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen
  • "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - U2, Bruce Springsteen
  • "Gimme Shelter" - U2, Mick Jagger, Black Eyed Peas
  • "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" - U2, Mick Jagger
  • "Beautiful Day" - U2
Not included in the HBO show was U2's performance of "Mysterious Ways - Where is the Love" with the Black Eyed Peas. The DVD set will include lots of "bonus performances," so if you're holding out for that song, cross your fingers.

Spider-Man Song Premieres Friday on ABC

One of the new songs from the upcoming Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark will premiere this Friday, September 11th, on ABC's Good Morning America program. According to the GMA web site, singer/actor Reeve Carney will perform the song live at Times Square's Hudson Theater.

Desire in Constantinople!

September 06, 2010 at Istanbul, Turkey

September 06, 2010 at Istanbul, Turkey

Venue: Ataturk Stadium
Opening Act(s): Snow Patrol
Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day - My Sweet Lord, New Year's Day, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until The End Of The World, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Pride, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy... (remix) - Discotheque - John I'm Only Dancing, Sunday Bloody Sunday - Get Up Stand Up, Mothers of the Disappeared, Yigidim Aslanim, Walk On - You'll Never Walk Alone
Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace - Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultraviolet, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender
Comments: U2 soundchecks Mercy and Mothers Of The Disappeared in the afternoon, but only one makes an appearance during the show. Mothers is dedicated to Fehmi Tosun, who disappeared in Turkey in 1995 and is mentioned on the Pop album notes. Turkish folk singer Zulfu Livaneli comes on stage to sing it with Bono, then sings one of his own songs, Yigidim Aslanim, with Bono. (A fan also sang his own song at a U2 show on Oct. 10, 1992.) Earlier, U2's crew joined Snow Patrol on stage for 'Chasing Cars' - it's the last time Snow Patrol opens for U2 this year. The stadium is reportedly only a little more than half full.