Oct
03
2010

Surprise New U2 Song in Portugal

03 October 2010
Surprise New U2 Song in Portugal
Introducing a new song from the stage in Portugal tonight,  Bono said, 'In honour of last night and tonight... and the incredible welcome you have given us... we want to try something we have never played before. This could be interesting! This is Boy Falls From The Sky.'

This is indeed the song Reeve Carney performed on Good Morning America last week for the launch of Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark. The sixth new and unreleased track that the band have performed on this European leg, the reception from the 55,000 capacity audience was huge.  But then maybe nothing would surprise us on a tour like this one. After a day of heavy rain, the skies had  finally cleared in time for the band to take the stage for the second show here and although we'd all got soaked earlier, the receptionwas overwhelming.

'Thank you for making us feel at home, this  Irish weather is perfect,' reflected Bono. 'There€™s been some bad weather in the economy for both our countries but it is not going to stop us being who we are and tonight is going to be one of the best nights of our lives.'

And so it turned out, all the way from a blistering version of The Return of the Stringray Guitar - what an inspired choice of opener that's become - to the final benediction of Moment of Surrender.

Can't stop without mentioning Bono leading everyone in the football chant ( Eferreá, Eferrié, Eferri-í, Eferrió, Eferriú) after Pride which was pretty special and the moving segue into Walk On: 'A message of love from Portugal, Coimbra all the way to Burma. Do not give up, one day freedom will be won. Until that day we'll stand by you...'

Were you at this last-but-one show in Europe tonight ? What are the images you can never forget, the songs still ringing around your head, the moments you'll never surrender.

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