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2019-12-13: Experience of Innocence: Television Airing and Home Video News

Original Story: November 14, 2019
Last Updated: December 13, 2019

We are happy to be able to share the news that starting in late November, U2 will be airing “U2 eXPERIENCE: Live in Berlin”, a concert special filmed in November 2018, on television networks worldwide. The video was first shown on NHK BS Premium in Japan on November 30th. During December and January further showings will be...

2019-12-12: Ultra Violet: Luminous Icons 2019

Originally published: November 10, 2019 Last Updated: November 30, 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...

2019-12-11: Tour Music: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Pre-Show Music and More

Originally Published: Nov. 9, 2019 Last Updated: December 11, 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...

2019-12-01: Mapping #U2Three40th For Record Store Day

Originally published: November 29
Last updated: December 1

Update: The map is now available at this link.

U2’s “Three” was the first commercial release by U2, with the original EP being released on September 26th, 1979. The first released version was a special limited 1000 copy pressing on 12-inch. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of that release U2 have released a new version of the EP...

2019-11-29: The Poetry of #TheJoshuaTreeTour2019

Initially Published: November 11, 2019 Last Updated: November 29, 2019

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...

2019-11-25: Sold Out: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Box Scores

The first four shows of The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 have been listed as sellouts in information about U2’s box scores for the most recent tour provided by Pollstar.

In Auckland earlier this month, NZ, U2 played two nights, to a combined crowd of 69,823 people. The venue capacity is listed as 34,911 in the report, meaning both shows are listed as sold out. U2 grossed $7.3 million US Dollars...

2019-11-21: New U2 EP featuring Indian DJs

As well as the news that U2 will release a new single with AR Rahman titled “Ahimsa“ at midnight on November 22, we have further news of another upcoming U2 release. We have all of the information about “Ahimsa” listed in our U2 discography (it’s out in most countries now!), but facts about the new EP are limited.

Our sources at Universal have confirmed for us that a five track EP will be...

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...

2019-11-08: 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...