iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

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After six shows - five sold out nights at The Forum and a one-off at The Roxy - U2 left the stage in Los Angeles last night for a final time. There were lots of firsts.

'We met some fans outside who have been to every single show and they wanted a new song... So.... Los Angeles gets a first.' Tonight's first was Volcano, the first time it's been played on this tour and only the second time it's been played live since the album release last September. 

'Here's another one we haven't played on the tour, explained Bono, the band still down on the 'e' stage. 'This is Ordinary Love...' 

'40' wasn't in the set tonight but with these new tracks in the set list, 40 is the number of songs the band have performed in the first month of this tour. And as @u2gigs & @KevinMFeeney noted on twitter, tonight was the first #U2ieTour show to feature 10 new songs: Ordinary Love, Invisible and eight from Songs Of Innocence.

'Ordinary Love is about an extraordinary love...' and it was an extraordinary performance, dedicated to Brian Burton (aka DangerMouse).

There were two Led Zeppelin snippets in the show tonight, 'Good Times, Bad Times' in Out of Control and 'Black Dog' in Bullet The Blue Sky. Anybody notice that Robert Plant was in the house? Another longtime friend of the late Dennis Sheehan, who tour managed Led Zeppelin before joining U2.  And a tribute, that's been with us every night in LA, rang out again during Beautiful Day. 'Goodnight Dennis Sheehan...' 

A technical hitch with the piano, just before Every Breaking Wave, gave Bono the chance to improvise ('Four Irish guys leaving a bar - could happen...'), identifying some 'Lesbians for Bono' (and noting that 'Bono is for Lesbians') and spotting a well known musical figure in the audience ('Stand up Elvis! Always wanted to meet you dude!') and inviting him up on stage ('Love your early work...')  for a quick rendition of 'Can't Help Falling In Love'. Then came Every Breaking Wave, Bono on the 'e' stage, Edge on the piano at the other end of the building. Talk about professional. This band know how to improvise.

'The heart of this show is surrender,' said Bono, both hands raised, after I Will Follow. In LA for the past couple of weeks everyone surrendered to some remarkable shows. Thanks to all at The Forum for an incredible run..

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COMMENTS

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sthall
06 June, 2015
NYD
What's happened to New Year's Day? It is the song that led many of us to love this band.
JAIRB
05 June, 2015
Beautiful Birthday Night
We went on May 31 to celebrate my wife´s birthday and spended a incredible night there. The band perfomed extraordinary!! Thanks to U2 to be part of our celebration.
katfo
04 June, 2015
Perfect ending to a great week!
I was lucky enough to see all 5 nights @the Forum and it was intoxicating! Last night was special with the band playing new songs for those of us who have seen all the shows. Thank you to U2 for just being so amazing! I have tickets for the NYC shows, but I don't think I can wait that long. Chicago, here I come!!! #U2ietour
sarahbrasil
04 June, 2015
Ordinary Love
I was waiting for Ordinary Love! Thank You for it!
echua
03 June, 2015
Kite
Would love to hear this song live again, brings back memories of my dad's passing.
Karmaholic1
02 June, 2015
Need 1 ticket
I'm looking to buy 1 ticket for Wed night show. If you have an extra, please let me know. Thank you!
probasskp
01 June, 2015
Opening night round 2 June 3rd
Of course the boys took it to another level level and raise the bar as usual no one can touch them keep up the good work
mattbradberry
23 May, 2015
Edge tearing it up
Transcendent. Tues 5/19/15
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