"Edge is the 'head' of the group. Adam and Larry are the 'feet': the rhythm, the beat. Because I'm so emotional, people call me the 'heart.'"
Welcome to @U2 Tours (beta)!
We're still in the process of moving everything from U2tours.com to our new home here on @U2. As you use the site, you might find some bugs and you'll probably find missing information -- particularly setlist details like snippets. We'd love your help as we continue to work on the site! Please see the "welcome guide" web pages for an overview of the new site, as well as details on how to join the effort to finish building the site -- either casually or as a member of the @U2 staff. Thanks!
PS - those concerts listed over on the right in the "Next 5 Shows" section? Fake. We needed something in the database to test what future concert listings look like. Sorry if we got your hopes up.
Latest U2 Concert
November 21, 2014
This is the fifth and final performance of U2's week-long "reaidency" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Latest U2 Tour News & Rumors
U2 performed "Every Breaking Wave" Sunday night at the MTV EMAs in Glasgow, Scotland. It was the now-familiar acoustic version of the song, with Edge on piano and a string quintet accompanying the band. Video of the performance is embedded below.
U2 will receive the 2014 Bambi Award for Music International in Berlin on Nov. 13. According to the award's website, U2 will also perform at the ceremony.
After a couple weeks off, U2 is set to continue promoting Songs Of Innocence this month and one of the band's appearances will be a full week of performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Fallon dropped the news during Monday's show. According to this blow-by-blow recap of the show, he told the audience, "U2 is coming back Monday, November 17, for an entire week!" The show's Twitter account also retweeted this comment/confirmation from a viewer during last night's show.
U2 has a brief history with Fallon, as you no doubt remember. The band performed "Invisible" and "Ordinary Love" back in February on Fallon's first night as Tonight Show host. The week-long run they're doing should be very similar to what U2 did in 2009, when they spent a week performing at the Ed Sullivan Theatre on The Late Show with David Letterman.
We expect there'll be additional performances and appearances in North America this month, and that it'll include an official announcement of a full tour in 2015.
U2 is still thinking about doing two distinct types of concerts when the band goes on tour in 2015. That idea first came up in the recent Q magazine cover story, and it was mentioned again when the band spoke with Rolling Stone magazine for its current cover feature.
RS has published some of the interview quotes that didn't make it into Brian Hiatt's print story, and those excerpts include this mention of how next year's tour might be structured:
The band is weighing a two-night structure for their 2015 tour.
In the article, Bono also seems to mention wanting to be able to converse with his younger self during the live show, since some of the songs are a conversation like that. There are also lots of album and song nuggets you probably didn't know about yet. It's a good read.
Bono and The Edge closed out a full Friday with their visit to Dublin's The Late Late Show, where they sat down for an interview with host Ryan Tubridy. The video below contains the full appearance (spoiler alert: the two perform an acoustic set including "The Miracle (Of Joy Ramone)" and "Every Breaking Wave.")
It's a busy Friday for U2 as the band performed six songs and sat for a brief interview for Germany's Radio NRW's Unplugged & Talk event. German comedian and long-time U2 friend Michael Mittermeier interviewed the band after they performed. "The Miracle" was performed twice because Bono said it was "schysse." According to our friends at U2Tour.de, it will broadcast on Oct. 27. The full song recap is posted on the @U2 Tours page.
Some Twitter photos from the event:
Earlier today, Dublin's TodayFM aired a teaser for the station's 1-hour pre-recorded interview, scheduled for Monday at 3 pm Dublin time. (Teaser starts at the 43 minute mark). In it, Larry shares why Errol Brown is thanked in the Songs Of Innocence liner notes - his chocolate brown labrador shares the same name as the lead singer of Hot Chocolate, famous for the song "Sexy Thing." Bono also shared his thoughts on karaoke.
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