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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!

Latest U2 Concert

June 29, 2015

Tour: Innocence + Experience Tour 1st Leg (North America)

Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Main Set
  1. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
  2. The Electric Co., Send In The Clowns (snippet), I Can See For Miles (snippet), Smells Like Teen Spirit (snippet)
  3. Vertigo
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Iris (Hold Me Close) (video)
  6. Cedarwood Road
  7. Song For Someone
  8. Sunday Bloody Sunday, When Johnny Comes Marching Home (snippet)
  9. Raised By Wolves
  10. Until The End Of The World, Love And Peace Or Else (snippet)
Second Set
  1. Invisible
  2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
  3. Mysterious Ways, My Sweet Lord (snippet)
  4. The Crystal Ballroom (video)
  5. Sweetest Thing (video)
  6. Every Breaking Wave
  7. Bullet The Blue Sky, 19 (snippet)
  8. The Hands That Built America (snippet), Pride
  9. Beautiful Day, I Remember You (snippet)
  10. With Or Without You, My Kind Of Town (snippet)
Encore
  1. City Of Blinding Lights
  2. Mother And Child Reunion (snippet), Where The Streets Have No Name, California (There Is No End To Love) (snippet)
  3. Happy Birthday (snippet), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, People Have The Power (snippet)

U2 rehearses two unplayed songs in the afternoon -- "Two Hearts Beat As One" and "Crystal Ballroom" -- but only gets played tonight. More on that in a moment....

Bono speaks at length before "Iris" about how he feels naked singing some of the songs on this tour (because they're such personal songs), and then dedicates the song to each band member's mom.

Out on the e-stage, U2 finally delivers on a promise that Bono made to fans all the way back in San Jose: "The Crystal Ballroom" is played for the first time. Bono introduces it as "a song fans have been asking for," and then explains that it's about a punk club in Dublin called McGonagle's, but everyone called it the Crystal Ballroom. "Sweetest Thing" is dedicated to Bono's wife Ali and played for the first time since Los Angeles on May 26th. During the song, Bono coordinates the crowd so that one side of the building sings the "oh oh oh" part and the other sings "the sweetest thing."

The mother/child animation isn't used tonight during "Mother & Child Reunion/Streets."

Before "I Still Haven't Found...," Bono leads the crowd in singing "Happy Birthday" to actor John Cusack, who turned 49 yesterday (and is presumably at the show).

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Latest U2 Tour News & Rumors

U2 Set List: Chicago, June 29, 2015

Posted: June 29, 2015
By: Matt McGee

A lot of our readers keep asking us, "Please don't post spoilers on the home page. I haven't been to my first show yet," so we try not to get too specific when talking about what happened at any given U2 concert. Little bit difficult tonight, but how about if we put it like this: You know that new song that (almost) all of you have been wanting U2 to finally play in concert for the first time, and that Bono promised earlier in the tour would be played before the tour wrapped up? Well, they played it Monday night in Chicago.

If you don't mind spoilers, you can find out what it was by checking the Chicago 4 set list on our Tours site, and that's also where you can post your show review and photos if you were there.

Next up: a couple days off followed by Chicago 5 on Thursday.

UPDATE: Thanks to Gregorio Pulido, here's video of that song I was talking about above.

 

U2 Set List: Chicago, June 28, 2015

Posted: June 28, 2015
By: Matt McGee

As I said on Twitter earlier, my rule is that the live U2 I+E show is 50 times better than whatever we see and hear on the great streams that fans are sharing. So, with the stream from Sunday night's show being really amazing, that means the live show will have to go down as one of the best of the tour so far -- and, by all accounts from those who were there, it was.

U2 dusted off an October song that hadn't been played in about 10 years, rehearsed and snippeted another early song that hasn't been played in 26 years, gave a couple other songs only their second performance of this tour, and generally blew the roof off of Chicago's United Center.

Check out the setlist and our loooong recap on @U2 Tours. And if you were at the show, please do post a review and/or upload some photos.

Next up: U2 has the unenviable job of trying to top this with another show -- Chicago #4 -- on Monday night.

 

U2 Set List: Chicago, June 25, 2015

Posted: June 25, 2015
By: Matt McGee

Bono continued to fight what the Chicago papers called a "nagging bronchitis," but that didn't slow things down too much at U2's second (of five) concerts in Chicago on Thursday night. Paul McGuinness was in attendance again, though no word about Mick Jagger dropping by for a second taste of Innocence + Experience. The band rehearsed one of its never-before-played songs, but it didn't make the set list tonight. Maybe next time?

All the spoilers and setlist details are here: U2 - June 25 - Chicago. If you were at the show, upload some of your photos and post your own review of what happened.

Next up: a couple days off (hopefully for Bono to get well), and then Chicago #3 on Sunday night.

 

U2 Set List: Chicago, June 24, 2015

Posted: June 24, 2015
By: Matt McGee

After a week off, the Innocence + Experience tour resumed Wednesday night in Chicago. Unfortunately, fans learned in the afternoon that Bono was under the weather -- he skipped doing the typical visit with fans waiting outside the arena in the afternoon. But he managed to press on throughout the show, though it was noticeable at times that his voice was a bit rougher than normal. One really interesting note: Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness was at the show, making it the first proper U2 concert he's seen since stepping away as the band's manager in 2013.

Here's the full Chicago #1 setlist. If you were at the show, please leave us your thoughts on the show and share some photos!

Next up: Chicago #2, less than 24 hours from now.

 

Edge appears on stage with Nile Rodgers at London festival

Posted: June 21, 2015
By: Matt McGee

With a full week in between U2 concerts, at least one band member has gone out exploring on his own. The Edge showed up on stage Sunday during Chic featuring Nile Rodgers' performance at the British Summer Time 2015 festival at London's Hyde Park. Rodgers' Facebook account includes a photo of Edge (and a big group of people) on stage clapping while Rodgers performs. There are also a couple photos of Edge and Rodgers available on Getty Images' website (see below). That's pretty much all the info we can find at the moment -- don't know if Edge did anything other than stand on stage clapping, or if there was any special reason he was there in the first place.

 

U2 Set List: Montreal, June 17, 2015

Posted: June 17, 2015
By: Matt McGee

U2's week in Montreal came to an end Wednesday night with the last of four shows at the Bell Centre. It didn't have any of the controlled chaos of the previous show and Bono managed to limit the number of fans on stage to the normal quota called for during a typical I+E tour performance. But it did have a few poignant moments as Bono dedicated songs to an imprisoned blogger in Saudi Arabia and the Irish students who died this week at an apartment balcony collapse in California. Maybe the biggest news of the day is what U2 rehearsed in the afternoon.

You can catch that spoiler and see the full Montreal #4 setlist on @U2 Tours. And please leave some thoughts about the show and/or share your photos if you were there!

Next up: U2 has a week off before the tour resumes in Chicago on June 24.

 


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