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November 22, 2016
Bono, dressed as Mr. MacPhisto, joins Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts, DJ Khaled, Kristen Bell, Brandon Flowers, Channing Tatum, Neil Patrick Harris, and Halsey to perform on behalf of (RED). The performance is part of Jimmy Kimmel Live's (RED) show to help the fight against AIDS.
Latest U2 Tour News & Rumors
UPDATE: As expected, both the Facebook event and Ticketmaster sales page have been removed. Our original story is below, with links (now broken) still intact.
An unannounced -- and possibly completely made up -- U2 concert in Columbus, Ohio, next fall has just shown up on U2's Facebook page as well as Ticketmaster.com.
A little after 5:00 PM PT, fans started alerting us on Twitter to a Facebook event that was added to U2's event listings there. The show is listed as taking place on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 8:00 PM at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio.
As you can see on the screenshot, there's an indication that tickets are available through Ticketmaster, with a "Find Tickets" link that leads to a sales page on Ticketmaster.com that looks like this:
Both pages indicate that the show is part of the Innocence + Experience tour. The Ticketmaster page includes a message saying "On sale date and time are in the works - please check back!" It doesn't include a stage diagram for any U2 show; instead, it shows the venue's default end-stage concert setup. The language related to ticket sales matches how the 2015 tour worked -- i.e., "Some locations are credit card entry only" and so forth. Ticket prices are listed as ranging from $33 to $278. I'm guessing that both the Facebook event and Ticketmaster sales page will be removed soon.
This has happened before previous U2 tours/legs. It could just be a system test using a random city, venue and date. It could also be an actual show that U2 is planning for next year, and could be a sign that a tour announcement is coming soon. If October 2017 seems too far away for an announcement now, keep in mind that the entire 2015 tour -- with dates from May to November, 2015 -- was announced on December 3, 2014.
We've sent an e-mail to U2's communications team and will update this post if we learn anything new.
You can join the fans discussing this in our forum.
With the Innocence + Experience Live In Paris DVD just announced late last week, U2 is keeping the momentum up with today's release of a teaser from that show. The full version of "I Will Follow" arrived this morning on U2's Vevo channel, and is embedded below. (If you look closely, and if you care, you can see that the video is an edit of the song from multiple nights.)
With the DVD's arrival still several weeks away, I'd expect at least a couple more full-song videos to be released between now and then.
Swing those lightbulbs, U2 fans. The official announcement came today that the Innocence + Experience Live In Paris DVD will be released on June 10. Amazon.com and U2.com are offering preorders on four different formats:
U2.com has the most detailed information on the release formats:
Single DVD (2 hours, 31 minutes) ($19.98)
2 Disc Deluxe DVD ($24.95)
1. Ordinary Love
2 Disc Blu-Ray ($24.95)
Super Deluxe 3 Disc ($124.95)
The U2.com shop is also bundling a DVD t-shirt along with the release at an additional cost as well.
Edge helped close the conference Saturday night by performing at least one song ("Ordinary Love") inside the Sistine Chapel. Those in attendance were saying that it's the first contemporary music performance inside the famous building, which opened in 1483. Here's a short clip of Edge's performance.
UPDATE: NBC News reports Edge also played "Yahweh," "Walk On" and Leonard Cohen's "If It Be Your Will." A young Irish choir joined him with backing vocals. Edge said, "When I was asked to perform in the Sistine Chapel I didn't know what to say, because usually there's 'this other guy' who sings (referring to Bono) ... So it took me at least, well, 30 seconds to agree to it."
Bono accepted the We Are Family Foundation's Humanitarian Award at a gala event Friday night in New York City, and took the stage to perform four U2 songs, too. The award is given to "a person in the public eye who has made tremendous efforts and inroads into making the human condition better throughout the world." Previous recipients include Sir Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Trudie Styler and others.
But the highlight of the night was when Bono joined Nile Rodgers (the foundation's founder) and Chic for a four-song set featuring some of U2's biggest hits: "Pride," "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Beautiful Day" and "Mysterious Ways."
@U2's Karen Lindell was at the event taking photos and providing fans with a Periscope livestream of the live performance. Here are a couple of her tweets/photos, and you can visit @U2 Tours for more on the show and links to videos from the event.
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