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Latest U2 Concert
October 05, 2015
U2 returns to Barcelona for the first time since the start of the 360 tour in 2009. "Sweetest Thing" is played for the third time on the European tour. The printed setlist lists it as an alternative to "Angel Of Harlem." Bono tells the audience that Shakira and Paul McGuinness are at the show.
Fans report hearing "Spanish Eyes" during afternoon soundcheck.
Latest U2 Tour News & Rumors
U2 brought the Innocence + Experience tour to Berlin Thursday night -- the city where Achtung Baby was born 25 years ago -- and the concert seemed like a celebration of that album and its ties to this city.
A handful of songs from that album were played in full, including the first performance of "Zoo Station" since November 2006. (Check out the U2gigs.com video below.) One other Achtung Baby song was snippeted, and of course "The Fly" is played during the intermission break.
Here's the full Berlin #1 setlist and recap. If you were there, please share your photos and/or a review by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. And here's the video of "Zoo Station" as promised.
It's safe to assume that nerves were a bit heightened for Monday's U2 concert at the Globe Arena in Stockholm. But not to worry: The show took place without incident just 24 hours after a security breach postponed Sunday's show.
Bono addressed the incident after U2 played its fourth song of the night, "I Will Follow," telling the audience, "I have to say our audience handled it brilliantly. And the police, too. We want to say thank you to them for being cautious. Thank you for taking care of our audience. It was hard to cancel a show, but it was the right thing to do."
As for the show itself, you can check the full recap and setlist on @U2 Tours.
U2 will play Stockholm again on Tuesday -- the rescheduled show that was postponed Sunday.
U2 has postponed tonight's show in Stockholm due to a "security breach" at the Globe Arena.
Details aren't clear about what happened, but the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet is reporting that there was a "threat against the venue." The paper reported earlier tonight that someone entered the arena with a gun while pretending to be an off-duty police officer, but we don't know if that was ever confirmed. In that article we've linked to, Aftonbladet references "unsatisfactory security checks" at the venue, according to a Stockholm police spokesperson.
On its website, U2 released this official statement:
Due to a security breach, Stockholm's The Globen evacuated the audience from the building this evening.
Trouble was first reported shortly before U2's normal start time, when thousands of fans were still outside the venue. At first, the report was that Globe Arena was having trouble with its ticket scanners, but that didn't explain the eventual sight of police officers and venue security conducting searches inside the arena.
Fans with seated tickets were asked to leave the building, and GA fans were asked to leave the floor and move to the seated sections while police and security checked the building. After about two hours, officials took to the arena stage and announced that the show would be postponed because "the breach has not been resolved." You can watch video of that (only for the next 24 hours) via this Lukas Biba Periscope stream.
Fans with tickets for tonight's show who cannot make the show on Tuesday should stay tuned for official announcements regarding refunds.
Of the two remaining unplayed tracks from Songs Of Innocence, U2 fans are hoping to hear "This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now" on tour this year in Europe -- but just by a slight margin over the other unplayed song from U2's latest album, "Sleep Like A Baby Tonight."
From August 10th through September 6th, the poll question on our home page asked fans to choose which of those two songs they'd want U2 to play in concert. We had more than 3,200 responses from fans around the world and about 53 percent chose "This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now."
U2 has performed every other track from Songs Of Innocence at least twice (at the moment) during the Innocence + Experience tour, including bonus tracks "Lucifer's Hands" three times and "The Crystal Ballroom" twice. You can see and sort those performances on @U2 Tours.
Meanwhile, our new home page poll question asks fans to give Songs Of Innocence a grade now that the album is a year old. We'll post results in a few weeks.
Pre-sales for U2's six shows in Ireland will begin on Thursday, Sept. 10, but sales on that day will be limited to U2.com subscribers in Ireland (both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). Pre-sales will continue on Friday (Sept. 11) and will be open to all U2.com subscribers around the world.
The first pre-sale will begin at 10:00 am local time (in Ireland) on Thursday and continue until 12:00 pm (Ireland time) on Friday. The wider pre-sale will run from noon until 5:00 pm Friday. This has been posted on the U2.com help page, where you'll see that the pre-sale is for "qualifying U2.com subscribers." We assume that means U2.com subscribers who have unused pre-sale access codes, but let's wait for confirmation of that in the email that U2.com will be sending soon. (Note that there's an old question from last year's ticket sales that specifically mentions the possibility of Dublin shows being added, and says "Your un-used pre-sale ticketing access code will be valid to use if further shows are announced." You can find that six questions below the information about this week's pre-sales.)
This news was first shared with us Tuesday night when "Bigwave" (John N.) from the U2.com/Zootopia community joined our live chat about the Irish concerts and shared the link to that help page. The chat is embedded below, and you can catch John's arrival at the 43:00 mark.
The Irish Times is reporting that U2 will announce its plans to bring the Innocence + Experience tour to Ireland on Wednesday. Reporter Brian Boyd, who was with the band in Turin, says Bono told him after Saturday's show that U2 will play Ireland at the end of November. Beyond that, though, the article offers no details and says an announcement is coming later this week:
The city or cities they will play in, the exact dates and venue names will be made public this Wednesday as well as infomation about ticketing for the shows.
Dublin's 3Arena -- the site of the former Point Depot -- is seen as too small to house the I+E production. U2 has dropped hints in recent weeks that they may play Belfast instead of, or in addition to, Dublin. But in today's Irish Times article, some quotes from Bono make it sound like everyone has found a way to make the show work in U2's hometown.
"We found a way to reformat the show, to literally rebuild it for the Irish shows," says Bono. "It got to the stage where we just had to tell our people 'You have to make this happen, you have to make this work, this is where we are from and we have to bring the tour home.'"
We've contacted U2's publicity team to confirm whether an announcement is coming on Wednesday, and we'll update this article when we learn more.
UPDATE: U2's publicity team is unable to confirm that Irish concert plans will be announced on Wednesday, but did say that they expect an announcement soon.
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