SPOILERS: U2eiTOUR Rehearsal Day Four in Tulsa: May 1, 2018

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2018-05-02)

There was a small rehearsal done yesterday in Tulsa. In the afternoon the Edge worked with the crew on a lot of bits and pieces of songs, or as U2Start describes it, “mostly snippets and partial practice”. The songs worked on include:

  • Iris (Hold Me Close)
  • Song for Someone
  • Sunday Bloody Sunday
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  • Elevation
  • Desire
  • You’re the Best Thing About Me
  • The Blackout
  • Lights of Home
  • Beautiful Day
  • Iris (Hold Me Close)
  • Raised by Wolves (x2)
  • Vertigo
  • Acrobat
  • You’re the Best Thing About Me
  • Pride (In the Name of Love)
  • Get Out of Your Own Way
  • Pride (In the Name of Love)
  • Get Out of Your Own Way
  • American Soul (x2)
  • City of Blinding Lights
  • Pride (In the Name of Love)
  • Get Out of Your Own Way
  • American Soul
  • City of Blinding Lights
  • Lights of Home (x2)
  • Desire
  • City of Blinding Lights

The list above was provided by U2Start.Com as has much of the information on the Tulsa rehearsals these last couple of days.

In the early evening Bono and the Edge both arrived at the venue and met with fans who were gathered, taking photos and signing autographs.

The evening rehearsals included work on a number of tracks once Bono and Adam arrived at the venue:

  • Lights of Home (x2)
  • Raised by Wolves (partial)
  • Until the End of the World (partial)
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Until the End of the World
  • Desire
  • Acrobat
  • Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  • One

The rehearsal also included pre-recorded songs, “Women of the World” by Jim Rourke, and a cover of “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” by Gavin Friday, which are being used in different portions of the show.

Throughout the rehearsals we identified a total of 318 tracks rehearsed including the two that U2 themselves shared from rehearsals in Monaco. The most identified was “Raised by Wolves” practiced 21 times in full or partial performances. The ones identified the least include “The Fly” and “Gloria” both mentioned to us just twice (and at least one instance of “Gloria” was pre-recorded. The days that the band worked on the most amount of tracks was yesterday in Tulsa (where most of them were Edge working on various bits and pieces), and the most full tracks was April 14, 2018 in Laval where the full band worked on 41 songs. In total 31 tracks were identified as being worked on during rehearsals. For those who want a closer look at the stats, feel free to open the graphic below, which we present to you with thanks to Mark for formatting ideas:

(We do realize that there may be songs missing in the above graphic, this is far from an exact science. And at times there may be errors. For the sake of simplicity we’ve listed each song identified, even partial attempts as a count of 1 in the tally. We also know the band rehearsed far more in Monaco. There were, however, only two songs identified by the end of those rehearsals.)

Many thanks to Talie, Karin, Annouche, Jean-Paul, Antoine, Jason, Olivier, Nathalie, Jason, Pierre, Alexandre, Isabelle, Oli, Christina, Jacques, Kevin and a few contributors who wished to remain unnamed for sending information to us and sharing information during the rehearsals in Laval. And thank you to Jenna, Elizabeth, Jason and the crew at U2Start for providing information out of Tulsa and to U2Tour.De and U2Achtung.Com for providing information out of Laval. Additional thanks to everyone who contributed photos and other media over the past few weeks.

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