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    • Manchester, UK - eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
      By pheonix,
         myself and my wife came over from kildare ,stayed 2 nights in manchester., seen u2 on elevation tour in manchester also. But have to say 1st night for me was up there with the best nights.... chicago 2015,new york 2009, boston 2001, slane 2001, point depot 1989,milton keynes -croke park 1985,sfx 1982, rds 1982 , hammersmith palais london 1981 all great nights. Manchester 2018 definitley up there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were  lucky to get 2 tkts for dublin 2018 but for the 1st time was asked to sit down not ounce but twice at a u2 concert
    • Manchester, UK - eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
      By rmlowery1,
         It's with a very heavy heart that I write this review.  The U2 gig in Manchester on Friday 19th October was a great day for celebration as it was my Nan's 104th birthday (she's still going strong) so we started the day with her in Warwick before jumping on the train to Manchester for the gig with my dad.  Unknown at the time was it would be the last time I spent time with my dad as he passed away a few days after the gig.
      We both had an amazing time, the setlist was great, the visuals were amazing and we sang our lungs out to the old classics.
      Happy happy memories.  I just hope that one of the songs on the 2019 subscriber gift will be from that night.  A big ask and highly unlikely but it would make it so much more special.
      There is a light
      We can't always see
      If there is a world
      We can't always be
      If there is a dark
      That we shouldn't doubt
      And there is a light Don't let it go out

    • Manchester, UK - eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
      By carolastoria01,
         out of this world.....38th gig & met the band at the lowry....my 10 year old was delighted thanks Edge Bono & Larry xxx

    • Madrid, ES - eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
      By andryu2,
         I just loved the U2 EI first concert in Madrid. It was amazing. I couln't stop crying, singing and dancing at the same time!! The band and the audience were fantastic!
      I thank life and God every day for being a U2 fan. I've gone through so many incredible experiences because of that!
      It was so worthwhile travelling from Brazil to see the concert. Every moment counted!
      Thank you, U2. Every second spent seeing/with you is like gold.

    • Belfast, GB - eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
      By mich40,
         From @pollyanna:
      So, here I am in Belfast, with my sister and her husband. We had not been to any other show on the this tour but I’ve listened to almost all the previous shows. So I was super excited. We did GA but skipt the GA histeria, and got there when the doors opened. We got a great spot, with great sight of the screen and pretty close to the e stage and could see the I-stage. We loved the beginning with The blackout and the Berlin song. I was so happy that they played Stay because it’s my sisters favorite song. Macphisto did his job, but I loved Bono doing his face expressions more than watching the screen. NYD was of course one of the highlights. In the end of the show when you just want it to go on forever, it’s all over and leaves you completely empty..... but the good thing is.... we’re going again tonight and heading for the same spot. 
    • London, GB - eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
      By peterferris8,
         There's a certain rush that comes to me when I see U2. I got it the first time I saw them, on the Innocence & Experience tour at this exact London venue three years ago. Back then I thought it was just the mad excitement of finally getting to see my favourite band live for the first time, but I still get it now every time I see them. Tonight is no exception. 
      Opening a rock show with footage of war-torn cities post WWII and Chaplin's famous Great Dictator speech is a bold move, one that demonstrates a band in their latter years still looking to surprise and shock their audience. Ultimately what seems like a downbeat opening at first wrong-foots you, building to a huge crescendo along with Chaplin's speech - footage of the Trump baby balloon flying over London gets a particularly loud cheer from the audience, and, from there, taking us on from the sheer rallying, empowering high of that intro, Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr draw us on a true adventure of a show. As the bridge descends from the barricage during opener The Blackout and reveal U2, it is but a hint of the night we are in for. 
      As The Blackout fades away and three quarters of the band take to the main stage, the urgent strings of Lights of Home sound out across the room. This is the biggest opening one-two punch of any U2 show I've seen. Lights of Home is particularly dramatic, as Bono muses on the verses while desperately belting out choruses. This performance is a representation of Bono's fight with a near-fatal illness almost two years ago. All the while he ascends the proverbial stairway to heaven as the bridge tilts upwards, then down again as the singer drops to his knees, seemingly preparing to exit the mortal realm, before metaphorically declaring "Nope, not done yet!" and descending back to the floor in a moment of stunning euphoria. 
      "We're a band from the north side of Dublin, called the U2..." Anyone who's ever been to a show and has heard this knows we're about to get something from 4 decades ago - in this case, I Will Follow and Gloria. which get me and the rest of the rabble jumping up and down and belting out the words nowhere near as tunefully as Bono, but hopefully with similar passion. A masterful, uplifting rendition of Beautiful Day draws the same effect, as do many other songs throughout the night. 
      It's a show full of countless "pinch yourself" moments. The moment Bono is listing off European cities and ending with "...Berlin..." before Edge strums the huge intro to Zoo Station. Witnessing The Fly played with singer and guitarist right in front of me on the barricage. Realising that I'm actually hearing Stay AND Wild Horses played live in the flesh. The moment when Bono has his back to the camera projecting onto the screen singing "Even the greatest stars..." then turns round and, boy oh boy, it's Mr MacPhisto. The moment MacPhisto's half funny, half frightening speech gives way to Acrobat. The moment the EU flag rises behind the band and engine-like synths herald a beefed-up New Year's Day. I could go on. 
      The lightning rod for the night is, without a doubt, Bono. Whether he's struggling up the stairway to heaven during Lights of Home, throwing himself back and forth during The Fly, twirling and curtsying with exaggerated effect as The Showman during the 'Vertigo' chapter of the show, or imploring us to be the best versions of ourselves with speeches throughout the show, almost everything he says and does is worth paying attention to. Of course, however, the others are of equal importance - Edge delivering huge, spine-tingling guitar lines, Adam pretty much flirting with an entire arena with his infectious basslines and equally infectious smile, and Larry's thunderous, intense drumming holding everything together. 
      This will probably be the last time we get a U2 tour for a while, and it's a show that makes me shout for joy, laugh, sing and cry sometimes separately, sometimes all at once. We end the show in a very different place to where we started - and, as I watch Bono cast away the lightbulb of his bedroom on Cedarwood Road during 13 (There Is a Light) with tears in my eyes, I understand it's the same place we started at on Innocence & Experience three years ago. "Wisdom is the recovery of innocence at the far end of experience". What a show. What a band. Quite simply the best.
    • Manchester, UK - eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
      By bigwave,
         Link to a great little review from the RevU2 team :

    • Manchester, UK - eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018
      By Carol8,
         I’ve said this before (but this time I mean it!!) U2 yet again draw me back in if I ever had any moments of doubt! Wild horses in particular was a standout for me and at one point as they were all together at the end I thought wow the energy was amazing!! During stay I got a bit emotional and two complete strangers one beside me and a lady behind me asked if I was ok so sweet.. damn u2 they know how to set me off! Not sure London can top Manchester but let’s find out ?