Aug
05
2010

Countdown Day 1

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Twenty four hours until showtime in Turin.

With rehearsals done for another day at the Stadio Olimpico, fans who've been waiting outside the venue are in for a surprise.

See all Countdown Clips and, if you want to keep up with what people are saying during the opening show, check out this thread in Zootopia for live updates and tweets from Turin.

(Latest: after rehearsals tonight, Larry, Edge, Adam and Bono came out to meet fans outside the stadium gates... and brought pizza. For everyone! Stories and photos in that Zootopia thread)

This article is tagged to:
Bono, Tours, U2 360° Tour, U2 360° Tour 2010
78  Comments
listener37 - 09 August, 2010
How I wish I could have been there!
We prayed for you Bono and the band. We are so glad you are better, and I look forward to when you are in the States... maybe my family and I can see you in a concert here! Don't do too much, and all the best to you and your families!
- 09 August, 2010
EDGE
Happy B-day Edge hope its great. I love you, Akela
- 09 August, 2010
Sexy Bono VOX
Dear sexy Bono, Thank God that you are back on your sexy feet. I cannot tell you how joy it is to know that you are doing well. God answered are prayers for your recover and we cannot thank GOD enough for you well being. I love you with all my heart I would love to meet you one day before I die. Please make my dream come true. Love you Akela
musicabona - 08 August, 2010
Beautiful Day
I am so happy and relieved that Bono;s back has healed completely! When he started his Turin show with "Beautiful Day" he looked as if nothing tragic had happened. Watching the way he moved on stage with so much joy I was deeply moved. U2, I WISH YOU MUCH, MUCH LUCK, HEALTH, SUCCESS AND JOY FOR YOUR TOUR! ON AUGUST 30TH I;LL GET THE CHANCE TO SHOUT FOR JOY! IT;S A BEAUTIFUL DAY INDEED!
cherandfaith3 - 06 August, 2010
Welcome back!
We missed you and are so glad you're back. Hope and pray you have a great tour! You guys are amazing and like fine wine, get better with time. Can't wait to see you in the states. Hope to run into you in the streets of NY. :-)
U2GroupieGirl - 06 August, 2010
Tears of Joy
Wow, it's here and I loved watching the countdown!! Especially now that it's here, it's fun to watch all the clips one right after the other...So thankful that Bono has seemed to heal for "us"!!! I'm sad that I have to wait til next year to see the boys, but so excited they are starting up again. My eyes filled up with tears watching all the clips of the countdown. I can't explain how much you boys move me and the emotions that rip through my body every time I hear your music. Keep up the amazing work and most importantly, HAVE FUN!!! Love & Peace...
- 06 August, 2010
athens olympic stadium 3-9
i'm waiting ...just waiting for ultra violet bad and streets. just waiting giannis
valeriacris22 - 06 August, 2010
Hey! Great to have you again!
You look very good.... I love U2 soooooo much! Great to have you back... I hope to see you in Brazil soon.
AntMicu - 06 August, 2010
U2 concert - Turin
We will be there from Nuna and Nunu - Malta
vladau2lover - 06 August, 2010
WOOOOOW!=)
Oh my God!Bono is looking very very good!im very glad to see them again on the stage!=))))))CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU GUYS!!!!
- 06 August, 2010
up the dubs
have a great time on stage tonight used to live in beaumont saw your conterts in turin 1999 2001 great blast I hope to see you tonight but still havent found what im looking for ...some tickets for family
zoobcn - 06 August, 2010
Good luck!!!
Good luck tonight!!! Hope to see u in Japan or Korea on this 2nd leg at the end of this year or beginning next one. Visca U2!!!
ivanm - 06 August, 2010
Go get 'em lads
Europe enjoy! next stop Australia & Perth??? after all and 3 of my closest went to Dublin last July to see you play.
tita69 - 06 August, 2010
Ciao!!!
We get to Brescia See you tonight guys!
l_ozza - 06 August, 2010
Exciting!
Love these videos. Hope you guys will stop at Adelaide when (not if!) you come to Australia! :)
magsieboy - 06 August, 2010
The best songs!!!
Please Please play The Fly, Exit, Discoteque, Please, songs perfect for 360, please not Hold Me, one of your weakest songs, make the whole world hear how powerful and brilliant you are live, and maybe Two Hearts or One Tree Hill, just ROCK THE WORLD
casalboni1 - 06 August, 2010
06-08-2010
HEI!!! see you tonight.... GO!!!!!
lassche - 06 August, 2010
FOR TONIGHT: AVE MARIA!
FROM OLDENZAAL TO TORINO, FROM LAS VEGAS TO VERTIGO: ONE SONG BONO HAS TO PLAY FOR THE ITALIAN-FANS: A V E - M A R I A! GOOD LUCK U2 FOR TONIGHT, I WILL THINK THE HOLE EVENING ON YOU! HAVE A GOOD TIME AND MABY YOU CAN PLAY THE SONG I WROTE: THE GROUND BENET HER FEETS! LOVE AND LIGHT FROM SALMAN RUSHDIE: `ME TOO`IN SILENT FELLOWSHIP. AND THE VERTIGO-HUNTER: D.L.
mina40 - 06 August, 2010
Pizza in Torino, roesti in Zurich??
Ouch, when i lived in Torino, U2 didn't serve pizza to fans! Can i hope you guys will be serving roesti in the red zone in Zuerich September 11?????? I'd love that! Welcome back, guys, can't wait to have you play in Switzerland, and tonight my heart will be in Torino. Marina
bolsan - 05 August, 2010
Today
I can't believe it: I'll see U2 one year and 30 days after!! Last year I was in Milan for the concert in S. Siro the 7th of July, this year the 6th of August. Can I hop for your concert in Italy next year for the 5th of Septembre? Bono The Edge Larry Adam: you are my favourite group since a lot of year this the 5 of your concert and I'm glad to consider me your fans! Thank you guys: see you this nigt! Kisses. Sandra
herrholzer - 05 August, 2010
"and time can do so much..."
@Bono "my darling , I've hungered for your touch" Please sing "Unchained Melody (Snippet) in Hannover next week and my wife will "go crazy this night". Thanks and let the Show begins
ubaathen - 05 August, 2010
Finally
The wait is over, everything looking so good! Will watch the news until we can see you in Helsinki. Hope too see some new songs and would love to hear In a little while. Take care!
buffalo_bill - 05 August, 2010
welcome back boys
Six long weeks to wait to see you in Paris.And Bono what are you looking good and sexy.I'm glad you're back.Good luck tonight and have fun. Lots of love from Holland.
brilledesoleil - 05 August, 2010
WOOOO!!
U2 back to the stage! AMAZING!!! GOOD LUCK, BOYS!! BRAZIL waits for U. =)
mynameisreed - 05 August, 2010
oooo...
it looks like a dementor is signing autographs :P
birdsong - 05 August, 2010
I Love This Man.
Welcome home to the world stage and your 360 stage. You are SO worth the wait.
lisa_usa - 05 August, 2010
Ready for liftoff...
So happy that Bono looks well rested, can't wait for tomorrow, so ready for liftofffffff..... J & M & L (Adam's Girls)
KatzMuzik - 05 August, 2010
have a good show Bono
Have a good show Bono hope your back is well try not to over do it on the first couple of dates no worries on the cancellation all good mate see you in Denver and Montreal.
beverly56 - 05 August, 2010
They're baaaack!
Halleluia, they're back. Everyone lucky enough to e seeing them tomorrow...ENJOY! I hope Bono doesn't overdo it.
GiannaDG - 05 August, 2010
Bono, Edge and Adam pizza boys!
Hey guys I was there 1 hour ago! I wanted a hug from Bono but I received a pizza!....It doesn't matter... they were so funny and nice anyway....I'm sure tomorrow night will be fantastic even for a -not young girl- like me!
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