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  1. The band are bringing the iNNOCENCE & eXPERIENCE Tour home to Ireland. 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 View the full article
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    Flash Mob

    Italian fans turn Turin RED to open European tour. View the full article
  3. During the next few months, as the #U2ieTour moves through Europe we will try to connect up with U2 fan sites from each country the band is visiting.. This week, we are in Turin, Italy, and (big!) thanks to zootop Monica Martino, we hooked up with Rudy, founder of U2Place.com and asked him to let us know a bit about the site and who is involved. They are organising something very special at the Turin shows, check out their twitter feed for more details, and the hashtag #AmplyRed U2place.com started in 1999 as a simple blog in Italian... quickly became a real website with news , photos , concerts of U2 and a community . Community that has grown over the years to have about 18,000 members. Over the years we have organized several flashmob such as in Milan in 2005 , Milan in 2009 and the big " One" in Rome in 2010. To manage the community and the site we are 20 people . I am the founder and owner , Rudy 35, then there are the news updater ( Massimo 44 , Marco 28, Andrea 30, Stefano 45, Mikaela 40 ) and event & meeting organisers : Adele 38 , Eleonora 38 , Lucia 38, Alessandro 42. Also Marco, 38, forum moderator, Luca, 34, audio specialist, Alessandro, 39, forum moderator and Dennis, 42, special coordinator. I wrote a book about U2 : " Sogni ad Alta Voce " (Dreams Out Loud) I attach some photos showing the years about our U2 life experience Ciao Rudy
  4. Thirty seven shows over three months. The first leg of #U2ie. Here’s nine highlights. Tell us yours. View the full article
  5. Where you there on either of the 2 final nights of the North American opening leg of the #U2ieTour? Highlights? Magic moments? See you soon says the last Instagram from the band post gig - a hint maybe?
  6. Edge and Adam, surprise guests at party to celebrate 20th birthday of atU2. View the full article
  7. 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?
  8. Were you at either of the last 2 nights in Montreal? What were the highlights for you? Fav songs? Special moment? Add your pics & reviews below :
  9. 2 special nights. U2.com reviews are up : http://www.u2.com/news/title/opening-night-in-montreal& http://www.u2.com/news/title/something-weve-never-played-before Which were you highlights? Lucifers Hands surely got to be up there...
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  11. 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. 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.
  12. Noel Gallagher, currently touring the US with his High Flying Birds, was at the second show in San Jose last night. Afterwards he spoke to U2.com. Here's what he thought of the show. View the full article
  13. 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?
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    U2 NYT April 2015

    From the Article in New York Times in April 2015 : U2’s Flight to Now (Turbulence Included).
  15. Chegg and the One Campaign launch student contest to win tickets to see the band on tour. View the full article
  16. 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.'" -------- READ THE FULL ARTICLE
  17. The Deluxe version of Songs of Innocence arrives on vinyl next week, an exclusive for Record Store Day. View the full article
  18. A sixth and final show has been confirmed for London's O2 in November. View the full article
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