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U2 on Germany's Radio NRW

Posted: October 27, 2014
By: Karen Lindell

In an interview with the whole band on Germany's Radio NRW, Larry answered a question from U2Tour.de about what U2's setlist might be on an upcoming tour:

Question: [Dirk u2tour.deThank you for this amazing gig. My question is to Larry. How do you put together the setlists for a new tour? Considering the favorite tunes of the die-hard following fans and the one-time concertgoers and also the favorite tunes of each member of U2?

[Larry]: It’s going to be difficult to put the new setlist together, that’s for sure. I think on this record there are a lot of good songs, and selfishly I’d like to think that a lot of the new songs will replace a lot of the older songs because they can’t be there all the time, so what I’d like to think is if we do three or four shows in the same place that we would change the set for every night completely. [cheering]

A full transcript of the interview is available at U2Tour.de.

 

 

U2 on 60 Minutes Australia

Posted: October 26, 2014
By: Tassoula E. Kokkoris

Continuing their whirlwind promo tour for Songs Of Innocence, all four members of U2 appeared on 60 Minutes Australia today. They discussed everything from their friendship to the Ebola outbreak.

The full interview can be accessed via jump-in.com.au. Their performance of "Every Breaking Wave" is embedded below.

 

 

Bono and The Edge Perform Acoustic Set On The Late Late Show

Posted: October 24, 2014
By: Tassoula E. Kokkoris

Bono and The Edge closed out a full Friday with their visit to Dublin's The Late Late Show, where they sat down for an interview with host Ryan Tubridy. The video below contains the full appearance (spoiler alert: the two perform an acoustic set including "The Miracle (Of Joy Ramone)" and "Every Breaking Wave.") 

 

U2 Unplugged & Talk

Posted: October 24, 2014
By: Sherry Lawrence

It's a busy Friday for U2 as the band performed six songs and sat for a brief interview for Germany's Radio NRW's Unplugged & Talk event. German comedian and long-time U2 friend Michael Mittermeier interviewed the band after they performed. "The Miracle" was performed twice because Bono said it was "schysse." According to our friends at U2Tour.de, it will broadcast on Oct. 27.  The full song recap is posted on the @U2 Tours page.

Some Twitter photos from the event:
Journalist Tanit Koch - @Tanit - Bono with audience / Bono speaking with Adam and Larry looking on / Edge chatting
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(Thanks to the U2Tour.de team for their reporting from the event)

The band is slated to be back in Dublin for the Late Late Show this evening. While en route to Germany, they spoke with Olaf Tyaransen for a future Hot Press article.

Earlier today, Dublin's TodayFM aired a teaser for the station's 1-hour pre-recorded interview, scheduled for Monday at 3 pm Dublin time. (Teaser starts at the 43 minute mark). In it, Larry shares why Errol Brown is thanked in the Songs Of Innocence liner notes - his chocolate brown labrador shares the same name as the lead singer of Hot Chocolate, famous for the song "Sexy Thing." Bono also shared his thoughts on karaoke.

 

Vote U2 For People's Choice Award

Posted: October 22, 2014
By: Sherry Lawrence

U2 are among the 12 acts shortlisted in the Favorite Group category for the 2015 People's Choice Awards. The top five acts will then move on to a second round of voting, which begins Nov. 4. Voting is now open. Visit the People's Choice Award website to cast your vote. Let's get U2 to the next round!

 

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