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  1. The band are bringing the iNNOCENCE & eXPERIENCE Tour home to Ireland.

     

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    U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE  European Tour 2015 will finish with six home shows in Ireland -  two shows in Belfast on 18th & 19th November and four shows in Dublin on 23rd + 24th, 27th + 28th November.

    It’s a  year since the band released Songs Of Innocence, an album exploring their earliest experiences of growing up in Dublin influenced by 70’s rock and punk and early 80’s electronica - and now they’ll be performing those songs to a home crowd for the first time.

    Tickets for the Irish shows go on sale at 9am on Monday 14th September,  will be limited to 2 per purchaser and are priced from £30 to £165 for Belfast and from €30 to €185 in Dublin, plus charges.

    Tickets can be bought at the venue box offices and online.

    Paid subscribers to U2.com will be emailed details of presales.

     

    €2 million raised from these concerts will go to Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which currently provides high quality subsidised music tuition to some 26,000 children and young people. Music Generation was originally set up with €5m funding from U2’s 2009 shows at Croke Park, along with a further €2m raised by The Ireland Funds.

    'In the 18 years that I have worked with U2, the home shows are always very special.’ said Arthur Fogel, CEO Global Touring Live Nation Ent. ‘These shows promise to be brilliant.’

    'Finding venues to take this show is actually quite tricky,’ added The Edge. ‘We’re grateful to our overworked crew who finally cracked the reconfiguring to fit these venues.'

    The Dublin and Belfast dates are:

    Wed, 18th and Thurs, 19th November - Belfast – SSE Arena

    Mon 23rd, Tues 24th, Fri 27th & Sat 28th November - Dublin – 3Arena

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  2. Where you there? Following along in the live threads or elsewhere online, or been catching up with all the shows news?

    Post up your reviews, images, videos for all to enjoy & share

    Don't worry if you already posted them elsewhere (in the Zoo or beyond) - just add here too, or links to your offline blogs & sites

    Which was your favourite song(s) of each night (don't forget to add your votes to the topic poll..) What do you thing of the new songs?

    What was the defining special moment?


  3. After more than 10 years as a zoo mod today, sadly, Baja has decided to step down from her role.

     

    She has let the u2comteam know who in reply said :

     

    "I think we are wise when we can 'listen to our life' as a writer called Fred Buechner puts it - and sometimes we listen and think it's time for a change.

    ...You have been a great friend to the band and a great storehouse of energy and information and advice in the forums over the years - we hugely appreciate all you have done for us".

     

    Baja made a post on her Facebook page and fans have left really nice comments in appreciation for all she has done for them, for the U2 community in that time.

     

     

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    We thought it would be a nice tribute to have a special thread here, where we can all, in our own way, say thanks to Baja.


  4. Where you there? Following along in the live threads or elsewhere online, or been catching up with all the shows news?

    Post up your reviews, images, videos for all to enjoy & share

    Don;t worry if you already posted them elsewhere (in the Zoo or beyond) - just add here too, or links to your offline blogs & sites

    Which was your favourite song(s) of each night (don't forget to add your votes to the topic poll..)

    What was the defining special moment?


  5. Many of us are very familiar with fan site U2Wanderer.org - and they are 20 years old this week. To mark the moment, U2.com talked to Aaron Sams who set out on his online journey 2 decades ago, and he has written a great article for the Zoo which you can read over here :

     

     

     

    'It's twenty years to the week since Aaron J Sams decided to make a 'U2 Web Page'. Part of a University class project, that webpage became U2Wanderer.org and with long-running collaborator Carl and other contributors, the site is still going strong.

    We asked Aaron for five tips on running your own U2 fan site.  Here's what he told us - including how the late, great Johnny Cash sent him his thanks and his autograph. 'Truly one of the most memorable moments I’ve had working on Web sites.'"

     

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    READ THE FULL ARTICLE

     

  6. 11 Films of Innocence airing for 24 hours ... plus 12th, special to U2.com subscribers.

     

    Some of the world's most acclaimed urban artists have created a unique series of films inspired by Songs of Innocence.  

    Taking the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point, U2 wanted to celebrate the unique democratic power of urban art. The collection, Films Of Innocence, goes on sale tomorrow on iTunes and Amazon but for 24 hours from today, the eleven films are being premiered on 11 different platforms. See below for details on where to see the films.

    A 12th film is inspired by 'The Crystal Ballroom', one of the bonus tracks on the album. This film was made by Conor Harrington and today we're airing it exclusively for subscribers to U2.com.

    View the full article

     

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