U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Jul
01
2005

London

Rabbits. Much of the day was taken up with getting ready for Live 8 tomorrow. U2 are performing four songs and my main task is to organise the video backdrops for each one. Run Wrake, who has made material for the Vertigo tour and also for PopMart, has been assembling an updated version of Peter Blakes Sgt. Pepper album cover with a crowd of animated famous faces. He sent a test rendering over this morning which looked very promising. Our editor, Luke, from the Brussels rehearsals (which already feel a lifetime ago) was reformatting some of the other video material from the Vertigo show to work in this new context and that too seemed to be coming together OK. Its incredible the speed that these guys can work at. Luke dislocated his ankle at the weekend, so started working on his video edits yesterday on a laptop in a hospital bed. Dedication indeed.

I realised that I was going to have to spend a little while repacking for the week ahead and somehow sorting out the laundry after the spectacular exploding home washer situation last night. (The shop downstairs isnt going to sue for damages, by the way, so that at least is a bonus.) I ran around for a while and got myself sorted out. By nightfall I was pretty much ready to rock again and all the video pieces were complete and had been shipped up to Hyde Park. Bracing ourselves for tomorrow.

Related Topics

Current News

16 Apr, 2013
We've got winners in our #U2FTGU competition.
12
11 Mar, 2013
Photos and clips 'from the ground up' arriving every day. Love your work...
24
18 Feb, 2013
Ever made anything From The Ground Up? (See what we did there?) Check out our latest competition.
11
29 Jan, 2013
Those five bonus downloads when you subscribe to U2.com? All you need to know.
17
18 Dec, 2012
It opens with Breathe and closes with "40" - but what are the other thirteen tracks on Edge's Picks?
96
15 Nov, 2012
Fifteen tracks selected by The Edge... but what are they?
108
14 Nov, 2012
'From The Ground Up' is the inside story of U2360° and in this exclusive extract we go backstage with Adam.
9
27 Jun, 2012
Saturday marks three years since U2360 took off - we're hosting 'U22 Day' to celebrate.
61

Current News

08 Dec, 2014
Additional dates confirmed in New York, Chicago, Boston, Montreal, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin and Paris.
08 Dec, 2014
11 Films of Innocence airing for 24 hours ... plus 12th, special to U2.com subscribers.
6
08 Dec, 2014
Tickets for the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour on general sale this morning.
03 Dec, 2014
On the road in 2015, playing indoor arenas for the first time in a decade. Cities, dates, tickets, presales.
183
02 Dec, 2014
U2 Minus 1 hosted some pretty special guests to mark World AIDS Day.
17
01 Dec, 2014
Friends step in to save U2’s surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance...
34
27 Nov, 2014
Live From the MTV EMA in Glasgow. Every Breaking Wave.
31
25 Nov, 2014
Rare live set from 1980, now on double vinyl and digitally remastered. Introducing our 2014/15 subscription offer.