Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Dennis Sheehan's sudden death. U2's tour manager died 2 weeks after the launch of U2's Innocence + Experience tour in Los Angeles. All four band members of U2 took a private helicopter to Dungarvan, Ireland, and made a surprise visit to Sheehan's family, and later took photographs with some of the townspeople. Above is a photo from U2's Twitter account. Below are photos of U2 at Downey's Bar with fans.
U2 joyfully perform a full band version of "Party Girl" in Cologne, Germany (10/18/15)
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Interscope/Island have announced that they will release on Blu-ray U2: iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live In Paris. The release will be available for purchase on Friday, June 10.
The concert film captures the Irish band's groundbreaking tour as it returned to the French capital for two very special shows in December last year--one of which was The New York Times' Jon Pareles' #1 concert of 2015--despite the fact that he was not in attendance, marking quite possibly the first time a TV broadcast topped the Times' live shows of the year list.
In addition to uplifting guest spots from Eagles of Death Metal and Patti Smith, U2 - iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE - Live In Paris puts viewers inside the AccorHotels Arena with Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr.: the deluxe versions of the release also include a behind-the-scenes interview with live broadcast director Hamish Hamilton; exclusive tour visuals narrated by the band's lifelong friend Gavin Friday; music videos; additional live tracks filmed during the tour; and much more.
Guitarist plays three U2 tracks, Leonard Cohen cover at "most beautiful parish hall in the world"
by Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone
U2's The Edge became the first artist to ever stage a contemporary music concert inside Vatican City's historic Sistine Chapel Friday when the guitarist played a short acoustic set as part of a conference on regenerative medicines. The Edge, who called the unique venue "the most beautiful parish hall in the world," performed U2's "Walk On," "Yahweh" and "Ordinary Love" as well as a cover of Leonard Cohen's "If It Be Your Will" backed by an Irish choir.
The Edge, whose father died of cancer and whose daughter fought leukemia, has been on the board of the Angiogenesis Foundation since 2007 (angiogenesis is the body's ability to grow new blood vessels). The Sistine Chapel performance was part of the Cellular Horizons conference, where over 200 doctors, scientists, researchers and philanthropists gathered to discuss ways to combat diseases like cancer.
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Opening Act(s): None
- The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
- I Will Follow - Mother
- Iris (Hold Me Close)
- Cedarwood Road
- Song for Someone
- Sunday Bloody Sunday
- Raised by Wolves
- Until the End of the World - Love and Peace or Else - Words Intermission
- Even Better Than the Real Thing - Break On Through
- Fashion - Mysterious Ways - Burning Down the House
- Every Breaking Wave
- Zooropa - Bullet the Blue Sky - Ode to Joy - 19
- Where the Streets Have No Name - California (There Is No End to Love)
- Pride (In the Name of Love)
- With or Without You Encore(s):
- City of Blinding Lights - Ne Me Quitte Pas
- Beautiful Day - I Remember You
- Mother and Child Reunion - Bad - Into the Mystic
- One - Invisible
- People Have the Power (with Eagles of Death Metal)
The final show of U2's Innocence + Experience Tour happened tonight in Paris, France, and was made up for the November 15 date that was cancelled due to last month's Paris terrorist attacks. The show was recorded for HBO's live broadcast that was to be transmitted later in the evening for audiences in the USA. This fourth show contained a number of pleasant surprises including an extended bridge in "Vertigo" with Bono introducing the entire band. The contest winners from U2.com are brought up on the e-stage and walkway and rejoice. During "Zooropa", Bono changes some of the lyrics in the song and exclaims: "What do you want? Do you want us to be afraid? To turn away from our neighbors? You will not have our hatred. You will not have our hatred. We choose love over fear! Love over fear!" Like the previous night's show, the video screen displays a rolling list of the victims of the Paris attacks while the colors of the French flag illuminate the arena during "City of Blinding Lights". The songs "Elevation" and "One" are performed in all 4 concerts in Paris, making this a first on the entire tour. The biggest highlight of the night came though in the very final song when Bono brought out the Eagles of Death Metal to perform "People Have the Power", a band who tragically lost 89 people in their audience during the deadly attacks. Bono: "They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, so we would like to offer them ours." In an incredibly bold move, U2 walked off the stage and let the Eagles of Death Metal close out the show with their own song "I Love You All the Time".