U2101 – The First Time

I’ve heard some fans and critics present the opinion that U2 “lost their way” during the 1990’s. First off, I completely disagree with the idea that U2 went astray during that decade – they were having fun and experimenting, and consequently they produced some of their most interesting and exciting work. Perhaps, it might be […] …read more

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U2 records two songs at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Nashville – News

Last Sunday, May 27, U2 recorded a couple of tunes at Jack White’s Third Man Records studio in Nashville, TN.

The songs U2 performed were recorded directly to acetate vinyl for a special forthcoming limited edition single.

Here’s their live, stripped-down acoustic take of “Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way” (this was recorded via Facebook Live).

Also, they performed an acoustic version of “Red Flag Day” and here is a snippet below:

‘Baby it’s a red flag day…’ @thirdmanrecords#U2eiTour #U2SongsOfExperience #thirdmanrecords pic.twitter.com/SIMvyRDFXc

— U2 (@U2) May 29, 2018

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May 28, 2018 – Atlanta, Georgia, USA – Infinite Energy Arena – Tours

Opening Act(s): None

Setlist:

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. The Blackout
  3. Lights of Home
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Gloria – Gloria (Van Morrison)
  6. Beautiful Day
  7. The Ocean
  8. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  9. Cedarwood Road
  10. Sunday Bloody Sunday – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  11. The Garden of Love – Until the End of the World – Love, Reign O’er Me
  12. Intermission (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me)

  13. Elevation
  14. Vertigo – It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
  15. Desire (Hollywood Mix)
  16. Sympathy for the Devil – Acrobat
  17. You’re the Best Thing About Me (Acoustic)
  18. Staring at the Sun (Acoustic)
  19. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  20. Get Out of Your Own Way
  21. American Soul
  22. City of Blinding Lights
  23. Encore(s):

  24. Women of the World – One – Invisible
  25. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  26. 13 (There Is a Light)

Remarks:

Atlanta was tonight’s stop for U2 on their Experience + Innocence Tour (their first since 2009), and the band performed nearly an identical setlist from the one in Nashville just a few days ago. REM bass player Mike Mills was in attendance and Bono gave a shout out to him during “Beautiful Day” and played a portion of “It’s the End of the World As We Know …read more

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U2101 – Babyface

It shouldn’t be any secret to those who read my articles regularly that I am a fan of pop music. I’m a fan of good music, in general, regardless of the genre, and I don’t see a thing in the world wrong with a good pop tune, with a strong melody and a good hook, […] …read more

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May 26, 2018 – Nashville, Tennessee, USA – Bridgestone Arena – Tours

Opening Act(s): None

Setlist:

  1. Love Is All We Have Left
  2. The Blackout
  3. Lights of Home
  4. I Will Follow
  5. Gloria – Gloria (Van Morrison)
  6. Beautiful Day
  7. The Ocean
  8. Iris (Hold Me Close)
  9. Cedarwood Road
  10. Sunday Bloody Sunday – When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  11. The Garden of Love – Until the End of the World – Love, Reign O’er Me
  12. Intermission (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me)

  13. Elevation
  14. Vertigo – Sex on Fire
  15. Desire (Hollywood Mix)
  16. Sympathy for the Devil – Acrobat
  17. You’re the Best Thing About Me (Acoustic)
  18. Staring at the Sun (Acoustic)
  19. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  20. Get Out of Your Own Way
  21. American Soul
  22. City of Blinding Lights
  23. Encore(s):

  24. One – Invisible
  25. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  26. 13 (There Is a Light)

Remarks:

U2 stopped in Nashville, TN tonight, their 3rd show ever in the city (they previously performed there in 2011 and 1981). An interesting snippet of the Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire” was performed after “Vertigo” (their drummer Nathan Followill was spotted at the show). Later, Bono spoke about “Staring at the Sun” saying: “It’s a song I actually can’t remember writing, and I’m not sure what it’s about, but it’s a playful little ditty and I think it has something to do …read more

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