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  1. The stage is rising, the band are rehearsing and we’re all getting ready. Are you ? View the full article
  2. We can't fall any further if, we can't feel ordinary love. And we cannot reach any higher, if we can't deal with ordinary love…' The chorus to Ordinary Love and one of the songs that might - MIGHT - turn up in the new show. In fact, the word from Show Director Willie Williams is that there’s an idea to feature you all singing that chorus of the song Ordinary Love in the show, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017. Singing it in ordinary situations: walking the dog, on the treadmill, at the supermarket, doing the ironing, baking a cake, driving the car, in the shower… It’s early days and the idea might not make the cut…. but you could make the difference. Can you see yourself on screen at the show ? In the chorus, backing the band as they play Ordinary Love? If you can, here’s what you have to do (in a few easy steps) and please get it our way by MAY 1ST. FULL DETAILS & TO ENTER GO HERE :http://www.u2.com/news/title/ordinary-love-extraordinary-chorus
  3. It was the original title of The Joshua Tree, as Bono and Edge tell Steve Inskeep of NPR. (Listen in) View the full article
  4. Final North American show announced. Louisville, Kentucky, June 16th. View the full article
  5. Adam & Edge in Rolling Stone, on taking The Joshua Tree back on the road. View the full article
  6. Huge demand for this summer's European shows. Second and final dates added in London, Rome, Paris and Amsterdam. View the full article
  7. U2Community

    #U240 Dublin

    Photos from the Dublin #U240 party hosted by @atu2 in September 2016
  8. See the band at Dreamforce San Francisco : Attention US West Coast Subscribers... Like to be entered in a draw with the chance to see the band perform at the Dreamforce benefit show for USCF Childrens Hospital* at the Cow Palace Arena in San Francisco? Will you be in the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday, October 5th? We have a limited number of pairs of tickets up for grabs if you can answer yes to all the above. CLICK HERE FOR MORE EDIT 10.05.16: Thread title changed for the live thread. original title: See the band at Dreamforce San Francisco
  9. It's 40 years next month since the band's formation back in September 1976 in Larry kitchen. Fans worldwide are marking the occasion with events to celebrate #U240 (we are trying to list as many as we find out about, and if you are doing something special with other fans & friends, do let us know about it over in the Zoo) Back in May, Spanish U2 fan site U2Valencia were one of the first fan clubs to meet up to party the big 4-0. They had lots of special guests attending, and Zootopian & U2Songs staffer Harry Kantas was there too, so we asked him to tell us about the event and take a few snapshots. It sure looked like a great night was had by all... over to you Harry : If you are a U2 fan, chances are you have come across the fan site U2Valencia, online or even in person at a U2 show, at least once. U2V are one of the most active U2 fan communities in Europe, covering U2 shows and events, bringing news to Spanish fans, as well as on an international level, and celebrating U2's music. To mark the band's 40th anniversary this year, U2V threw a big party in Valencia, inviting people from all over Spain, as well as fellow fan sites: U2chile, U2place, U2songs, U2start were among the ones that made it to this Tribal Gathering of the Faithful! "The idea of this party was born thinking how we could pay tribute to U2's 40th anniversary (1976-2016), 40 years after the day they first met at Larry Mullen's kitchen on the North side of Dublin", says Javi Vara, founder of U2V. "We wanted the party to take place when U2 would not be on tour, so May seemed like the best option. We were very happy that friends from all over the world were able to join us, as well as fans coming from all regions of Spain." "You know, U2 have never played here in Valencia. We are lucky enough however, to have one of the best U2 tribute bands from Spain, called 'Spyplane', who also happened to be celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band this year, so all the more reason to throw a big party!" And what a party that was! In a sold out night club in Valencia, 500 people got together to celebrate the music of their favourite band and heroes until early in the sun came out, and then some more! There were beautiful posters, t-shirts and banners everywhere, courtesy of U2V's very own Maria Jose Garcia Villarrubia. The logo used for the event, (U2V40), is a beautiful adaptation from U2's iconic early days' logo, made famous by Colm Henry's photo of U2's performance at the Dandelion Market in Dublin, back in 1979. Sara O'Mallie, Campaign Manager at ONE.org was there, too. A ONE stand was built in the club, for people to learn more about the ONE Campaign, and lend their voice on the fight against extreme poverty. Incidentally, U2V's Miriam Bermejo holds the record for most ONE.org sign ups during the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour campaigns in one show: 269 (any Hawkmoon fans out there?) Saira and Miriam took the stage during one of Spyplane's intermissions, to talk about ONE. By the end of the night, almost half of the crowd had signed up to ONE, and the other half, well they were members already! "It was such a privilege to join so many familiar and friendly faces in Valencia", Saira says. "No group on earth knows how to have fun like U2 fans! And the overwhelming support for The ONE Campaign was truly amazing. There was so much positive energy in the room. I can't wait for the next event!" Time for the main event. Take 500 U2ers, thirsty for some live U2, in the middle of a U2 Tour drought season, and put a great live U2 tribute act in front of them: Mayhem! Being in a U2 Tribute Band is not an easy job. I should know, I've tried starting a couple over the years. Spyplane is one of the most hard working U2 Tribute Bands out there. Their attention to detail is extremely impressive, their focus is on the music, not just looking the part! If Spyplane ever toured outside of Spain, they would sell out venues. The show lasted a little over 3 hours. The setlist ranged from U2 hits, to fan favourites, to songs that prove that Spyplane themselves are just 4 U2 fans like everyone in the venue, that were there to show their fellow fans a good time. There were songs like Heartland, Street Mission, Tomorrow, that really put Spyplane up there with the best for me. There was a rendition of Mysterious Ways with some familiar faces dancing on stage (Amra, Brigitte, Lucia, Veronica). There was a performance of Iris, a song so personal, that you would not want to hear from anyone else other than U2, but Spyplane had the huevos to do, and they did it justice! During one of the intermissions, a recreation of the Window In The Skies video was shown on the screen, featuring live shots of Spyplane throughout their 10 year career. Javi takes the stage, to present the band with Silver Plectrums as a thank you from U2V. Time for a #Spyplane10 cake, and the show goes on, with a bit more fun: A remake of U2's Numb video, featuring Spyplane's guitar player, Nacho! Youtube link - Numb Almost 3 hours after Spyplane took the stage, the set ends with 40. Except people decided it was not over yet. And people have the power. Spyplane out on stage again, for a few more tunes! Full Setlist: ------------- Video - Intro Out Of Control The Electric Co. / Send In The Clowns I Will Follow / Raised by wolves Heartland Street Mission Sunday Bloody Sunday / Get Up Stand Up New Year's Day Exit / Riders On The Storm / Gloria Bullet The Blue Sky / Love & Peace Or Else Running To Stand Still Video - ZooTV Zooropa Acrobat Lady With The Spinning Head / The Fly Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses / Mysterious Ways One / Unchained Melody (with Karen) In A Little While Angel Of Harlem / Man In The Mirror (with Kafra's Blues Band) When Love Comes To Town (with Kafra's Blues Band & Kike Portolés) October Tomorrow (with Lluis Preus on trumpet) The First Time / Bad / Ruby Tuesday / Walk On The Wild Side ONE Campaign Speech (Saira & Miriam) Video - Window In The Skies Video - Numb Discotheque / If You Wear That Velvet Dress Lemon With Or Without You The Miracle Of Joey Ramone Vertigo / Stories For Boys Drowning Man / Iris All I Want Is You Purple Rain / Where The Streets Have No Name Pride People Have The Power (with Kafra's Blues Band, Kike Portolés, Karen & Monty Peiró) 40 Until The End Of The World Stand By Me But the night was not over yet. Far from it. All members of Spyplane joined the crowd for the post-show party. Everywhere you looked, you would see people sharing their U2 experiences, from gigs to meeting the band, to visiting Dublin as pilgrimage. You would see people talking about the upcoming U2 DVD Live from Paris, some doing complex science and applying algorithms to reveal the release date for 'Songs Of Experience', others channeling ancient deities like oracles, to find out when the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour resumes. A true U2 Tribe, enjoying each other's company until the early morning. Thank you U2Valencia, thanks Spyplane, and more importantly, thanks U2, for helping us discover each other!
  10. Want to join us at an exclusive screening and live Q&A session? View the full article
  11. Got a question for @U2? Ask now via twitter using #U2ForParis & they'll answer on Mon @ 8PM ET before the @HBO broadcast.
  12. As the #U2ieTour arrives home to Dublin, in the final U2 FSOTW feature for this year, the Zoo managed to grab a chat with Matt McGee, founder & editor of one of the longest running U2 fan websites - @U2. They were there at the beginning of this tour in Vancouver and many of their team are making the pilgrimage over to Ireland this week to see the 4 shows. As he was packing his suitcase, we asked Matt to tell us about atu2.com, and what this year has meant to him. In his own words : "I have a confession: I don't like the term "fan site." More often than not, when you tell someone that you're involved with a fan site for a music artist, they instantly think you're Chris Farley trying to have a coherent conversation with Paul McCartney. Back in the day, in fact, when we were just beginning to develop relationships with various music industry professionals, I'd go out of my way to explain that I was a stable, married, adult male, not a 15-year-old kid with pimples all over my face... But confessions aside, it's an honor for all of us involved with @U2 to be chosen "Fan Site Of The Week" as U2 arrives home for four shows in Dublin! It's such a privilege to be able to see the band play in its hometown. I vividly remember seeing the two PopMart concerts at Lansdowne Road Stadium and being overcome with emotion as I heard songs like "I Will Follow" and "Sunday Bloody Sunday" -- songs that were written and recorded just a few miles away. @U2 turned 20 years old last month. Twenty years is a long time to do anything, much less work on an all-volunteer fan site. But doing @U2 is as much fun as it is work, and that's thanks to three things: U2's ongoing greatness, the wonderful group of fans that have worked on @U2, and the generous readers that have said so many kind things to us and about us over the years. Thank you, all. @U2 has a team of about three dozen fans that work on various aspects of the website, and many of us are in Dublin for this week's shows. We'll be there, of course, to enjoy this incredible Innocence + Experience tour -- but also to share it with U2 fans around the world who can't be with us this week. That's always been our purpose: "to bridge the distance between the band and its fans." That's a quote from the 17-page "welcome guide" that we give to U2 fans when they first join our staff. (Yep, we really have such a document and it's really 17 pages. I'm Irish. Brevity has never been a strength.) When @U2 began 20 years ago, we bridged that distance primarily by posting news sent in to us by fans around the world. The snowball effect kicked in quickly: The more news we posted, the more new readers came to the website. The more new readers came to the website, the more they sent in additional news to be posted. That attracted even more readers, and on and on it went. In the late 1990s, based on reader requests, we started writing original news stories, commentaries and personal essays about U2, the music, concerts and even about being a U2 fan. In 2001, about a week before the tragic attacks of 9/11, we started posting a weekly column called "off the record....". More than 14 years later, that column is still going strong and is one of our most popular features. Today, @U2 has a library of more than 8,400 articles about U2, including what we believe is the first newspaper article ever written about U2 -- a March 1978 piece recapping the band's victory in the Limerick Civic Week talent contest. Today, we still take great pride in our news reporting, but we're much more than just a U2 news site. We have a group of fans working on our Tours site, going back and listening to every known live recording of U2 concerts to confirm that our setlists are as accurate as possible. We do a weekly podcast. We have a complete U2 lyrics site, a calendar of upcoming U2-related events and -- lest anyone think we take U2 or ourselves too seriously -- we have 15 years worth of hysterical U2 cartoons in a feature we call Achtoon Baby. We've also become pretty well known for our live events, which date back to 2003 when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum asked us to co-host an international U2 fan party during their U2 exhibit. We've hosted numerous album- and tour-related parties since then, including one this summer that made headlines around the world when The Edge and Adam crashed our 20th anniversary celebration and played two songs with our special guests that night, the tribute band Unforgettable Fire. It was an amazing and unforgettable night for all of us, and we don't consider it just a gift for @U2 -- it was a gift for the entire online U2 fan community. It was U2 doing their part to bridge the distance between band and fans, and doing it in amazing fashion. That party, and really this entire year of Innocence + Experience, has been a real blessing for all of us involved with @U2. We were there in Vancouver to watch it begin, and we're thrilled to see it wind down this week in Dublin.
  13. Tonight, Sunday November 22nd at 7pm in Fitzroy Church In Belfast (77 University Street BT7 1HL) there will be an unpacking of the #U2ieTour Belfast concerts that took place earlier this week - the first time the band has played in the city for 18 years. Fitzroy players and singers (Christopher Wilson, Dave Thompson, Jonny Fitch, Chris Fry, Shannon Clements/Peter Greer and Andy Patterson) will perform songs from the current tour set and Steve Stockman (Walk On - The Spiritual Journey of U2) will unpack the songs, visuals and the emotional, political and spiritual soul of the setlist. Steve told us : "Fitzroy is renowned, across the world, for its evenings on Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springteen, Bob Dylan, Christy Moore etc. They recently built their entire morning service around the hymns and songs of Van Morrison, the day before his Cyprus Avenue concerts. They have done U2 before but this evening will be a very specific look at these Belfast shows. New voices and new thoughts will be added to the mix. We are thrilled to have Angela Pancella (atu2.com) with us to compare and contrast the North American and Belfast shows!" "Local context was all over the Belfast shows. The political murals, the naming of the most bloody events and, of course, Raised By Wolves and Sunday Bloody Sunday. Even the debris pages that fall from the roof every night during Until The End Of The World was a pointed political comment right on the cutting edge of this week’s news". If you cannot be there they hope to broadcast the event live on Periscope - http://periscope.tv/fitzroypc Steve and Janice Stockman meet Bono just before the first U2 Belfast Show in 18 years
  14. Ahead of the #U2ieTour arrival in Belfast tomorrow the Zoo got news of a really great initiative that fans have put together for these special shows.. We spoke to two of the organisers, Connie & Gina to tell us all about it, and a bit about themselves.. First, here is the announcement from the #WhiteOutBelfast Facebook Event page 'This Wednesday, U2 are performing in Belfast for the first time in 18 years. It will also be their first show since the attacks in Paris. Belfast has its own history of terror and violence, so it seems like the right time and place to make a statement in the name of peace, love and music and pay our respect to the victims of terror and violence all around the world. Thus we plan to #whiteoutbelfast Wear something white if you can and most importantly wave something white, like a napkin, tissue, piece of cloth or paper, when U2: 1) Enter the stage 2 Play Raised by Wolves 3) Play Sunday Bloody Sunday 4) Play One (they don't always play One) Remember, big flags and banners will not be permitted inside the arena, so keep it small (no bigger than A4) and simple. People behind you also needs to see. Share this on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #whiteoutbelfast and #u2ietour' If you need a short link for the event, you can share this: http://on.fb.me/1Ny2QSr Connie Maria Westergaard, Creator and Chairperson of White Out Belfast "I'm from Copenhagen, Denmark, and I'm 38. I work with communications and social media. I fell in love with Belfast and U2 when I went there as an exchange student in 2003, and a guy lent me his U2 collection. I didn't leave my dorm room for days! so it's always been a dream of mine to see U2 live in that city, because both are very dear to me, and for me it's where it started. I love Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry. Their music are such a big part of my life and as a band and individuals they are a huge inspiration to me, and I am sure they will understand why we are doing #whiteoutbelfast - they taught us that it's always impossible until it's done. We are One!" Gina Cloe, Designer and Co-Chair of White Out Belfast "I’m from Indiana, USA originally but presently residing in the beautiful state of North Carolina, and I’m gearing up to celebrate my 32nd birthday on the 23rd of this month. I am a freelance designer and artist and my favorite projects have been U2 designs: posters, images, you name it I’ve done it. Anytime U2 is involved it is a passion project. I have been a fan since I can remember. I stole my Dad’s Achtung Baby album the second he got it, fell in love, and never did return it. Sorry, Dad! I guess you could say that Achtung Baby was my birth into the U2 fandom but I am deeply in love with Songs of Innocence. I have connected with this album, the lyrics, and even the experiences behind them on a very personal and emotional level. That album kept me afloat during the roughest part of my life. And, if you delve into the fan community you will find that the U2 lifeboat has been rescuing fans for a long time. I was able to catch the guys at Boston 4 and it was a phenomenal and moving show! The U2ers are the best people, not even just fans, on the planet! This is a tight-knit family and an army when it needs to be. That’s why I’m so proud of White Out Belfast. We are #strongerthanfear." Let us know if you are going along, or supporting online, and you can also join in the discussion thread in the Zoo
  15. #U2ieTour is, at its heart, about home. 'A place called home' Bono calls, as he answers his own question 'What do you want?' in the Zooropa into Streets segue in recent shows. Home can be defined in many ways, as many things, and fans this year have found a new online 'home' of sorts, a place where we gather as each show has ended, to chat, engage, hang out... The Crystal Ballroom. Just ahead of the band returning home and the first of 6 dates in Ireland, beginning in Belfast, the Zoo caught up with host Tim, the @U2Professor who told us all about it, in his own words : The Crystal Ballroom is hard to describe. It really doesn’t fit any of the common categories—it’s not a website, it’s not a forum, it’s not a podcast. But it’s also a little bit of all those things. I often tell people its part television, part chat room and part radio call-in show—kind of a mini Zoo TV on your phone. If you’ve never heard of the Crystal Ballroom, that’s understandable. We’re the new kids on the block, about as old as the #U2ieTour itself, which makes it really thrilling to be named the Fan Site of the Week. Thank you, Zootopia and all the U2.com crew who have so graciously supported us! So, what is the #U2CB (as it’s become known in the Twitterverse)? Basically, it’s me, Tim Neufeld, and a virtual community of passionate people. In this little digital sphere of fandom, I use the Periscope app to engage anyone interested in talking about U2. In the real world, I’m a professor of biblical studies at Fresno Pacific University, where I teach a course called “Theology, Culture and U2.” I’m also on staff with atu2.com, and I’m writing a book (out in fall of 2016 through Rowman and Littlefield) about the interplay of U2 and culture. Some fans have cheekily renamed me as the “@U2Professor,” which is quite humbling—I’m not worthy! The Crystal Ballroom is an organic experience that has evolved purely by chance. After attending the second concert in San Jose, California, on May 19, I had a three-hour drive back to Fresno. I had already seen both Vancouver shows and loved them, so on a whim, I had my wife, Tracy, open up the Periscope app and start broadcasting with the simple title of “U2”. You know that feeling when you leave a U2 concert and you immediately want to talk with someone else who has also been at the concert, trying to remember all the details before they become quickly fading memories? That was me and Tracy on the long, late-night drive home. About 20 or 30 people hung out with us for a couple of hours online that night, though more than 100 had popped into the conversation for at least a few minutes. I was actually quite surprised by the number of viewers. So, when the Phoenix concerts rolled around a few days later, I started another broadcast from my home in Fresno as soon as the first show was over, this time with the title, “Anyone want to talk about U2?” As unsophisticated and simple as it was, people really seemed interested in chatting about this tour. The Crystal Ballroom (though not yet known by that name) has also broadcast from #U2ieTour live shows, which has helped greatly in gathering viewers. We were a little worried in Los Angeles when we first tried that because no one had done that before—we weren’t sure if we’d get in trouble. Bono though gave a shout out to Periscopers in the house during the Meerkat feature from Boston and soon after the Crystal Ballroom even caught the attention of a German radio news station who did an NPR-style story on us! After one of the other LA shows, I streamed another post-concert broadcast with the title, “U2 chat in the Crystal Ballroom,” a clear nod to the song of the same title. It stuck. Since then, I’ve incorporated music, visuals and other support material. I’ve even included guests like Matt McGee (the founder of atu2.com), Beth Nabi and Chris LeClere (who together make up the U2 Tattoo Project), Mirrorball man Mark Baker and Bigwave here in Zootopia. I try to stream a chat after every concert, though it doesn’t always happen on the European leg due to my work schedule. We celebrated our 50th post-concert chat a couple of weeks ago. That’s something I never could have predicted, especially since the technology for this kind of experience didn’t even exist nine months ago. At the Madison Square Garden shows, I met many U2 fans from around the world who had regularly tuned into the broadcasts. Besides North America, we have “Crystalheadz” across the globe now in Holland, England, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Mexico, France, Italy, Greece, Ireland and many other distant places. It’s become an amazing international community, usually with hundreds of participants per broadcast. And while we really don’t have a staff (though “Mrs. Crystal Ballroom” is a big part of it), we recently had a meetup in California which brought out some great supporters. Specifically, Suzen Avakian, Jeff Long and Tesh Ewing took the lead, planning a great celebration for 25 excited U2 fans (we were supposed to have more, but our weekend coincided with the tragic Paris attacks, causing some to change plans). It was the first real-life gathering of our virtual community. I hope there will be many more. In the Crystal Ballroom we are trying to do four things: (1) create community by pulling down the dividing walls, (2) build a learning environment where everyone can contribute to the discussion, (3) promote active engagement on important issues such as the refugee crisis in Europe, and (4) consider U2’s own music, art, activism and spirituality. That all sounds a bit stuffy, and sometimes it’s quite solemn, but usually we have a lot of fun. It’s become another way we get to carry each other. After all, U2 makes it easy, giving us a great time alongside challenging and provocative issues. That’s what sets this band apart from all others. Please come join us! You just need to load the Periscope app to your device and follow me at @timneufeld, or watch my Twitter feed @timneufeld and click on the links. You can also see replays on our YouTube channel, follow us on Facebook, or read my personal blog (I also try to post links to live streams during U2 concerts on my blog). The hashtag #U2CB works on Twitter as well. In the end, I am not the Crystal Ballroom, but just one of its host of love - it belongs to the really great, thoughtful and warm spirits who haunt the place. We’re a caring and welcoming community, always looking for looking for another “soul that’s real.” Stop by sometime!
  16. Paris, France in the Autumn is such a beautiful sight to behold. The #U2ieTour has arrived, and this week the Zoo spoke to Judith from French U2 fan site U2Achtung. Bonjour les amis ! We are very happy to have the opportunity to present our French website and community to the Zootopians. U2Achtung was created 15 years ago in 2000 by Bert, Coco and Fab. The team members have changed a lot over the years, people joined and left, but today, the U2Achtung team is made up of Judith, Nadine, Antoine, Benjamin, Florian, Loïc and Matthieu. We are from France, Belgium and Switzerland, but our community is open worldwide, even if we focus on the French speaking fans. Many people have helped, too many to mention, and we thank them very much. Without them, we are nothing. Like other websites in different countries, we provide daily news for our followers about U2, their music, tours and projects. Visitors are also able to find a very rich content about U2 releases, biography, videography and bibliography too. We even translate their lyrics in French. On U2Achtung.com, there are two main areas: a chat forum (in a free section) with over 12,000 members, and the Club U2Achtung (annual subscription access). On the Club U2Achtung site, there are exclusive sections and we regularly organize contests for our members. We give away concert tickets, books, CD, LP, and so on... and of course we are very present on social networks too, like twitter and Facebook Almost every year, we organise a cover contest that we call “Achtung Awards”. It takes place on a dedicated web page of ours and people vote for their favourites. It is a very interesting way to discover new talents among our community, but also to hear some amazing work done on U2 songs, that sounds really professional. It could nearly be on an official U2 Remix CD! It’s open to every musician, and on our last edition, we even had foreigners taking part, who we helped going through the French website. And as we like to work for the fans and U2, we created two mini websites for the big anniversaries of War (30) and Achtung Baby (20). You should take a look, we think our web designer did something great! Over the years, U2Achtung has managed to create strong links with the fans and the record label, so that we organised many events and special occasions. One of the first big fan event in France was the Zoo TV DVD screening at the famous Paris venue “L’Olympia”, in the presence of Michka Assayas, author of Bono par Bono. Our website had invitations to give away for that memorable night. The writer even tried to call Bono in front of everyone, but only got the answerphone. We also managed to get two members of the team to an exclusive listening of No Line on the Horizon in 2009, and we offered tickets twice for a TV show (Le Grand Journal) in 2009 and 2014 where U2 were the musical guests. We even more recently gave away 2 tickets for the Dublin shows in November! A lot is happening within our community, especially through our forum where people can chat, trade tickets, plan trips together to see U2 abroad and meet even when there is no tour. And when there is no U2 activity, people talk about other bands, cinema, their jobs, etc. For many of them, it’s really a part of their daily life. And it’s also a place where friendships were born, have grown and where love stories started, leading to some marriages and U2Achtung babies. Every fan knows that U2 loves France, they always spend a few weeks or months here, in the South. And France loves U2 as well. We showed them this never-ending love and passion on several occasions, like in Stade de France in 2005 with the “White Balloons” initiative, which we repeated in 2010. It was a success and the band publicly said in 2005 that it was an amazing surprise. Now with the 4 U2 shows in Paris this week, we couldn’t be more excited to have U2 back here, especially in arenas, 14 years after the Elevation Tour. For this occasion, we designed an original T-shirt, available through our website. You may bump into fans wearing those t-shirts in Paris. And also, as it’s always a celebration when U2 comes to France, we are going to throw a party on November 13th at Pub O'Connells in Paris, with the help of Universal Music France and French radio Oui FM. Fans from all over the world will be able to meet, dring, sing along watching lives and win more gifts! See you soon in Paris!!! C'est parti !
  17. If you have been up on stage this year with the band on the #U2ieTour you have a chance to do it again in Paris this weekend. Many who have been up have been contacted already, but if you are one of those who we have not been able to get int touch with, please read this and send in your details asap http://www.u2.com/news/title/anyone-for-paris
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