Saturday, 30 June 2012

360 ° Tour was taking off exactly three years ago

On June 30, 2009, U2 released their space station 360 in Barcelona. It was the beginning of a tour that lasted two years, with 110 presentations in 30 countries to an audience of 7 million people. With this, the band won the brand to have the most lucrative tour of all music history, grossing more than $ 700 million.

In this debut tour, more than 90,000 people packed the Camp Nou with tickets that were sold in just 54 minutes.

U2 presented the world with "The Claw" - The Claw - which would become the greatest symbol of the tour. A huge metal structure 50 meters and 390 tons, which occupied half the pitch of the stadium. "The Claw" was inspired by the work the Holy Family, the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.

Moreover, in an innovative way, U2 has managed to bring the audience very close to the band, with fans all around the stage. This new concept of 360 ° gave a clearer view of the show and allowed the entry of more people, allowing the reduction of ticket prices.


Thursday, 28 June 2012

U22 Day

It was at Camp Nou in Barcelona on June 30, 2009, the U2 'launched their space station 360 and 90,000 fans took off'.

On Saturday, three years later, U2's official website is offering a 'listening party', recalling the shows and celebrating the launch of U22 - the soundtrack of the tour chosen by the fans.

They're calling it "U22 Day" and every hour they will be providing streaming of music from U22 - your vote will decide which song will air next.

As well as talking about the songs, the site of U2 will post your tweets, photos, memories and comments throughout the tour.

What song should never have been taken from the set? What song was reborn again? What was your strangest experience on the tour ... or more moving? Saw the band more than once? You were in every show? What was the best night and why?
And on the U22? The best moment? What song would you add?

The "U22 Day" begins on Saturday at 6:00 pm on U2.COM

Source: UV

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Baby Claw!

On April 3, 2010, a member of our forum known by the nickname of Hitoz announced it was embarking on the construction of a miniature Claw, he had no idea it would take about 300 hours spread over two years before arriving at what you can see in the picture above: a reproduction of the scene of the last U2 tour conducted with great care and thoroughness that demands admiration of all.

Monday, 18 June 2012

U22 Video Playlits

U2 Videos in high definition of the songs from the U22 album. A DVD will be available later.

Bono meets with Aung San Suu Kyi in Oslo

Observed by the Irish singer Bono, the Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, attends a press conference in Oslo Forum in the town of Losby Gods, located on the outskirts of the Norwegian capital. The international conference debate armed conflict. Suu Kyi on Friday received the Nobel Peace Prize 1991, which had not yet received for having spent two decades under house arrest.   

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Gwenda Evans: more than a mother of famous

Gwenda Evans may be known by many as the mother of The Edge, U2's guitarist, but after 50 years in Malahide, a native of Wales was established as a recognized artist.

Tell us a little about yourself and how you ended up living in Malhide?
My husband and I are Garvin of Wales and he was working for the Plessey Company in London. They asked him to come to Swords them to run the factory.
Employment in Plesseys was not to last long and Garvin began his own consulting firm. He is to retire (that's what he always says). The boys were born in England and when we moved our daughter Gill was born here.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

[PHOTOS] U22 Has Arrived

Like said a week ago, my U22 was on its way. It arrived this afternoon. I didn’t see how it came, it was just on the porch when I went to get the regular ol’ mail. There is a United States Postal Service tracking # on it, but it also says it is from “UPS Mail Innovations.” So, maybe the USPS outsourced it to UPS? Who knows? The return address is Live Nation in Rancho Cordova, CA, but that doesn’t mean mine came from CA. I live in Ohio, btw, and I heard of another Ohioan in my region who got hers today.

Friday, 8 June 2012

U2 will have song on the album "Rhythms Del Mundo Rio +20"

This week was launched by "Artist Project Earth" album "Rhythms Del Mundo Rio +20", whose revenue from sales will fund environmental programs in Brazil and Africa. The strategic U2 on the album with a version of I Still Have not Found What I'm Looking For.

The Evolution of U2 360º Intros

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

HD U2 Goes Crazy at Home (Artificial Horizon audio)

Former assistant Adam Clayton denies theft

The former personal assistant of bassist Adam Clayton pleaded not guilty to charges of theft. A jury was sworn in today in case involving Carol Hawkins, charged with 184 crimes of theft. She also denied having stolen two checks on behalf of Adam and funds of the Bank of Ireland credit card services. The alleged thefts in the period 2004 to 2008, totaling nearly 3 million. More precisely 2,862,567 euros. The court heard on one occasion that she would have made a withdrawal of only 310,000 euros. The rest of the alleged transactions ranged from 1,000 euros to 36,000 euros during the period of four years. 


Adam Clayton was present accompanied by U2 manager Paul McGuinness, in the courtroom. Adam seemed calm and will be called as a witness when the process get underway. It took almost two hours to charge Ms. Hwakins of all charges and after half an hour the jury was formed, composed of seven men and five women, in the event will be chaired by Judge Patrick McCartan. The case involves more than 30 witnesses and a book of 2,500 pages of evidence. The trial is expected to last six weeks.

Source: UV

Bono meets with Richard Gere to discuss humanitarian issues

In this last Tuesday, there was a private event in New York to discuss humanitarian issues. Among those present were Bono, actor Richard Gere and Minority Leader U.S. Camera, Nancy Pelosi. "No one struggled more than Nancy Pelosi since she started working here 25 years," said Bono, co-founder of ONE. "Millions of people around the world owe their lives to Nancy and the bipartisan coalition that fought to contain the AIDS epidemic not only in America but in the poorest parts of the planet." Calling it the leadership of "indispensable," Bono said that Pelosi "reached the corridor in this fight and worked with Presidents from left and right." Ricard Gere, wearing jeans and blazer, happily posed for a photo with Bono and Pelosi, the Republican and Republican Barbara Lee Barney Frank, who were also present.


Source: UV

Beautiful Day is played at the Queen's Jubilee concert

Yesterday was a great show in London in honor of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Elton John, Paul McCartney and Robbie Williams, among many other artists, encouraged the party that happened in front of Buckingham Palace, with an audience of more than 250,000 people. U2 just indirectly participating in this show. The song "Beautiful Day" was played by the orchestra of the BBC, while images were projected on a screen significant 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.


Source: UV

Friday, 1 June 2012

"The best three weeks of U2 in the studio since 1979", Bono

At the end of the Late Late Show celebrating 50 years in the Irish issuing RTE, Bono made ​​a surprise appearance and made some revelations about the next album:

"Searching for the perfect pop song. Edge is the denial of his genius. I am aware of my little one. Larry is suspicious of both Adam and sees merit in both. They are unbelievable. They really want it, although I have to say. as a band there is no sense of entitlement. I think they are very aware that U2 can do something very special to have a reason to exist now, so what we're doing. we are writing - you know the process. But it is it - they are amazing men. they are really extraordinary. they really, really want it. " "There will be a U2 album unless it's something really special. You should go to that place. You have to dig a deep well and see what you can pull up. We've been through a lot of songs and there are very good things . I would say we we had the best three weeks in the studio since 1979. Three weeks is all it should take "

Watch the video of the program here, Bono appears in 2:00:00.