Exclusive Behind the Scenes Video...
'We want real drummers, not machines,'
says Sam O'Sullivan, who knows Larry's drum set-up like the back of his hands.
In this exclusive-to-U2.Com video, Sam takes us on an intimate guided tour of Larry's world - from Australian snare drum to his cowbell. With good advice for drummers everywhere, Sam still gets a unique thrill from being on
stage night after night with U2. 'You get the old shiver in the spine thing and it's pretty good!'
Watch it here
The Guitar Man
Dallas Schoo has been touring with U2 for the best part of two decades. He
has intimate knowledge of every one of the 39 guitars that Edge has on the
road with him during Vertigo '05 - and the sounds Edge creates for every
song U2 perform.
He is also guardian and gatekeeper of EdgeWorld, under the stage, where the
U2.Com cameras caught up with him while setting up guitars for that night's
show. And Dallas is such a nice man, he even gave us a little tour.
Watch it here
Lights, Camera, Video
In this video tour, Willie Williams, U2's Show Designer, Bruce Ramus, Lighting Director and Stefaan 'Smasher' Desmend, show us how to light - and provide visuals - for a U2 show. It's easy if you try. (Incidentally, bet you never knew there were lots and lots of hidden 'surveillance' cameras dotted around the venue!)
The Sound Guy
Joe O'Herlihy is almost as much a fixture of a U2 show as the members of the band. If you've ever heard U2 live, it'll be Joe who brought them from the stage to your ears. He's been around for ever and there's no-one better to bring you a brief tour of U2's soundworld.
'We Want It To Look Magic!'
Rocko Reedy, U2's Stage Manager, took a break from setting up the show recently and invited the U2.Com camera team on a tour of the stage to see how the production is put together at each venue.
From seven in the morning, when 17 trucks are unloaded into the venue, to midnight, when they begin to be loaded up again, U2's touring production is a mighty complex undertaking.