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2019-11-16: Ultra Violet: Luminous Icons 2019

Originally published: November 10, 2019 Last Updated: November 16, 2019

In 2017 U2 introduced a segment of their show that was titled HerStory, each night featuring a section of luminous icons on screen. These were women who have fought for equality, were pioneers in politics and science, and indeed many of the women featured were local to where U2 were playing, adding a local touch to...

2019-11-15: Tour Music: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Pre-Show Music and More

Originally Published: Nov. 9, 2019 Last Updated: November 15, 2019

With each tour we track the music by other artists that U2 use throughout their shows. This includes music used before, after, and during the show, and the new The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 tour is no different. We’ve been tracking these songs since the PopMart tour in 1997, and all of the tours can be found in one spot on our...

2019-11-14: Experience of Innocence: Television Airing and Home Video News

We are happy to be able to share news that in late November, U2 will be airing their “Live in Berlin” concert, filmed in November 2018 on television. The video will be shown first on television with a planned home video release to follow. The release is being titled “Experience: Live in Berlin” and is being aired starting the last week in November, with an announcement of individual channels...

2019-11-13: Merchandise on #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019

We’ve seen some questions about the merchandise available this tour. There appears to be a mix of new items, and old items for sale on #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019. Merchandise tents have been set up both outside and inside the stadium, and a mix of items are available at different booths, so if you don’t see something at one, it pays to go and check out another. In Brisbane, the booths opened at...

2019-11-11: The Poetry of #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019

U2 is using poetry on the screen to entertain before and after the opening act appears on the stage. We see words scroll on the large screen to the right side of the stage. The poems vary from short to long, and include a number written by American poets, as well as a number from outside America. They used similar poems in 2017, indeed, some of those poems are still in the rotation in 2019....

2019-11-08: SPOILERS: Opening night in Auckland NZ

U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 has started in Auckland NZ today. We’ll be reporting live on Twitter, but also thought we would share some things here as the night goes on.

Entrance to the venue was delayed as the band completed a sound check in the afternoon before the crowd was allowed in. The band worked on a number of songs including “Every Breaking Wave”, “Elevation”, “Even Better Than...

2019-11-07: Auckland Day Six: No Song Spoilers

The band did work early in the day at the venue, but no new songs were reported to have been heard. Yesterday’s full rehearsal seems to have been the final full rehearsal for the show as we had previously shared. For those wishing to know more about what has been rehearsed over the last seven days, we have links to our rehearsal reports in the links at the bottom of the page. U2 did full...

2019-11-06: This is Where You Can Reach Me Now

Over the last few weeks we’ve been feeling quite a buzz, and are looking forward to this tour. We are told that Bono’s voice is strong and sounds great. The band sounds refreshed and the kinks are getting worked out of the songs. Last night there was a full rehearsal of the show, and it sounded amazing.

We thought we’d take a few minutes before all the craziness kicks in to let you know...

2019-11-06: SPOILERS: Day Five: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Rehearsals

The band performed again today with a full run through of the show. This is the fifth day in a row the band have been present at Mt Smart stadium. The band had previously spent three weeks rehearsing indoors in Monaco. It is expected that the show rehearsed tonight will be the songs that will be performed on opening night on Friday.

Please note that we know some of our readers are trying...

2019-11-05: New Remastered Edition of Jagger’s “Goddess in the Doorway”

In 2001, Mick Jagger released his solo album, Goddess in the Doorway which featured Bono on a track called “Joy.” Bono and Jagger worked on the song, and Bono sings vocals on the track. Bono recorded his vocals the day after a tour stop in Cologne on the Elevation tour in 2001. Jagger said of the song, “I was in my little studio in France just playing the guitar and I just wrote it more or...

2019-11-05: SPOILERS: Day Four: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Rehearsals

We are told that the band did a scaled back set of rehearsals today for The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 in Auckland NZ. It is the fourth day in a row that the band have been present at Mt Smart stadium. The band previously rehearsed for the shows in a venue in Monaco.

Before we get into the songs, a few non-spoilery pieces of news. Bono came out today and met with fans gathered at the stadium...

2019-11-04: SPOILERS: Day Three: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Rehearsals

Rehearsals continued in Auckland, NZ, for The Joshua Tree Tour 2019. Bono has been present for two days, but the rest of the band have rehearsed for three. Today was the first full rehearsal of the show in the outdoor venue, but the band has been previously rehearsing in a venue in Monaco. Not much is known about those rehearsals.

Please note that we know some of our readers are trying to...