iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

Nov
6
2015
Glasgow, GB
SSE Hydro
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'High, higher than the sun
You shoot me from a gun
I need you to elevate me here,
At the corner of your lips
As the orbit of your hips
Eclipse, you elevate my soul...'

First of two shows at the SSE Arena in Glasgow… and it was full of memories.

Bono slipped a line of 'The Saints Are Coming' - released nine years ago to the day - into 'I Will Follow', but bbaedanski in our comments went even further back.
'Tonight some 31 years ago that i was at the Barrowlands watching the Unforgettable Fire? Oh and meeting the guys at the Holiday Inn...'

And as @markopronto confirmed on twitter to @u2history, 'my first ever U2 gigs are 31 years to the exact day of these Glasgow gigs..unbelievable 6/7/11/84'

'This feels so  close to home,' explained Bono, 'Almost home kinda feeling, thank you for sticking with us...these streets are familiar to sum they could so easily be our streets.'

And the memory of their first streets took us to 'a song that could be for Gwenda, Maureen or Jo... but tonight it's called Iris.'

The good folk at @u2gigs report this was the 72nd performance of 'Song For Someone' - not bad for a song that was only released in September last year. In contrast, the beautifully reinvented 'Zooropa',  made its live debut in this city way back in 1993 at Celtic Park - and was played live for only the 60th time tonight.
'Bullet, Zooropa, Streets,' as @PascalGteD tweeted, 'The ultimate trilogy this tour...'

Another memorable night on #U2ieTour, couldn't put it better than niknoks06 down in our comments:
'GLASGOW.....Fantastic....Brillant....Amazing....Loved it!'

First of the press reviews is from the Daily Herald who called it an 'unforgettable show'.
 
Were you in the house for the opening night in Glasgow?  Tell us what it was like and add your photos below.

Live Blog #U2ieTour Social Stream Glasgow 1

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COMMENTS

22
Dakoha
15 May, 2016
Glasgow Day 1
Loved it. Hubby and I flew from Malaysia to watch them live :-)
prings
18 November, 2015
Glasgow.
Travelled up from sheffield to see the boys,Glasgow crowd created a great atmosphere,loved the new songs live,covered some miles to see them since my first time at the limit club sheffield,and no doubt i will be doing a lot more,Glasgow,great gig,great crowd,great venue.
rssedge
09 November, 2015
Glasgow 1
Fantastic, they seem to get better every tour! Great show and audience, well done Glasgow!
steven_spencer
08 November, 2015
Glasgow
Came down from Aberdeen. Was my first time seeing U2 and I went both nights. Utterly fantastic. Band are in tremendous form!
blakeyhome
07 November, 2015
Glasgow
Absolutely fantastic, seen every tour since Joshua Tree and this ranks right up there near the top. SECC is a great venue, sound was so crystal clear. Highlights for me Electric Co, Streets, Pride. Saying that the new material worked really well, that screen, wow ! I will be back tonight in the Red Zone. Well done U2, it amazes me how you NEVER fail to deliver and always without exception strive for perfection ! Love it !
eileebo
07 November, 2015
u2 hydro glasgow I+E
With crutches from a broken leg was unable to dance but sang my lungs out with happiness to see my boys for the first time indoors since the barrowlands ballroom in 1984 when I was a 16 year old. Loved LOVED the playlist of old new songs. Bring on the next album tour.
yankeeny
07 November, 2015
Red Zone Disappointment
Attended the amazing, wonderful U2 show in Glasgow...it's a shame that we had to stand behind hundreds of general admission people on the floor of the show...rather than the people who paid a quarter of what we paid standing behind us, we had to fight to even see the show behind them...is that Red Zone access? Really? Great Great show. Wasted money on Red Zone access
joshthetree
07 November, 2015
Magic
Glasgow know how to have a night out. Great venue, great crowd and the best band on the planet. Does it get better than this? Nah. Brilliant show, see you tonight U2
niknoks
06 November, 2015
GLASGOW.....
Fantastic....Brillant....Amazing....Loved it!!!! & so wish i was going on saturday night!!!!
Peter Glynn
06 November, 2015
Glasgow
Every breaking wave
bbaedanski
06 November, 2015
Was it only....?
Tonight some 31 years ago that i was at the Barrowlands watching the Unforgettable Fire? Oh and meeting the guys at the Holiday Inn and watching them again on the 7th? Roll on tomorrow night!
burnipan
06 November, 2015
Trains!
Hello Cant wait to be heading to Glasgow for Saturday night! 7th concert and first with my eldest daughter coming along - GA on the rail! Just seen that there are no trains to the Hydro - anyone heading there for Friday having trouble getting to the venue?
rpaiva
05 November, 2015
Happy Birthday To Me!
Came all the way from Boston to celebrate my birthday tomorrow with the best band ever!
boc1977
04 November, 2015
Coming from Dublin!
Booked tickets nearly a year ago for the 2 nights! Can't wait to see the show. Been at every tour since zoo TV. Hoping for a bad into 40 finish on one of the nights.
nmbr1u2fan
03 November, 2015
flying in from the USA!
Coming to Glasgow from California to both shows. I went to all 5 LA shows. These will be my 33 & 34th all time show. NEED to hear again Gloria, New Years Day and that awesome closer of Bad into 40!!! Do you it lads!!! Oh and California would be cool too since I'm from!! :)
big_hoss01
01 November, 2015
Glasgow gigs
5 days to go and i canny wait, it has been a long 6 years since the last one at Hampden Park.
vectrav6
27 October, 2015
Glasgow concerts
Seeing them on Friday and Saturday night in Glasgow. Cannot wait, these gigs have been a long time coming.
niknoks
24 October, 2015
niknoks
Woohoo nearly here cant wait so xcited....I cant live with or without you!!! Xxx
ante64
30 September, 2015
Wire
Please play Wire in Glasgow
Siggie
14 August, 2015
Siggie
Seriously can't wait for this. Hopefully meeting up with fans met on Twitter to share the experience of seeing THE best band on the planet.
prings
31 May, 2015
Tour
Always worth the wait,usually try n see all uk dates,but just Glasgow this year,travelling up from sheffield n cant wait.
t.ony
24 May, 2015
Friday night in Glasgow
This will be my ninth time watching the band and looking at the reviews cannot wait! Will be worth all the travelling and sleepover.
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