Volcano in Stockholm

16 Sep 201511

'Your eyes were like landing lights
They used to be the clearest blue
Now you don’t see so well
The future’s gonna land on you..’

Volcano erupting in Stockholm for the opening night in Sweden. They don’t play it that often but it’s always a blast. 'Volcano sounding better every time they play it!’ tweeted @tegod 'Do U live here or is this a vacation... #U2ieTour #U2Stockholm’

'It is a thrill to be here,’ said Bono, catching his breath before introducing Iris. 'I don't know why but this band always feels like we're on our holidays when we're in Stockholm.
Seriously …The Edge wants to go fishing in the archipelago visiting the arctic circle to measure things ...he does love measuring things ...don't you The Edge?
Adam wants to go shopping on Library Street - bibleeoteksgothan - is that how you say it? - for girl’s underwear. I mean not for himself - but for his wife... and sometimes mine!
Larry wants to trace his family history. Yes Larry Mullen is convinced that his blond hair is a Viking throw back. I'm not convinced he's Swedish but I am convinced he's a Viking alright…’

And then the band took us back to the northside of Dublin for Iris and Cedarwood Road and Song For Someone.

'I love it when Bono asks if one of his friends is coming out to play in Cedarwood Road,’ tweeted Sherry, @atu2. It was The Edge that got @U2gigs. 'This guitar in Cedarwood Road.... it gets me every single night. One of the tour highlights for sure..’ And @trojanchick99: 'I really love Edge's backing vocals on Cedarwood Road. But then again, I love his backing vocals on most every song.’

The folks at @atU2 also spotted that 'Adam's Act 1 #U2ieTour shirt tonight is referencing the last time U2 played Globe Arena - MTV EMAs, Nov. 16, 2000’

Lucy from the Czech Republic was up on stage for Mysterious Ways and to broadcast Elevation around the world. ‘What’s next the Edge?’ Next, said The Edge, was Volcano…for only it’s eighth outing of the tour. Then came Every Breaking Wave ( ‘Theres no them.. there’s only us… and our enemies became more difficult to figure out as we realised that some of the biggest obstacles in our way were actually inside us… in us… and even love got complicated…’) before October, Bullet, Zooropa, Streets and Pride… this new European sequence rapidly finding legendary status among the audience.

@u2gigs picked up on the lyrics in Bullet tonight, ‘In the howling wind the bullets rake the blue sky, as refugees flee so that they might not die’

'Bullet keeps getting more & more angst filled and rage driven.’ added @ClaytonsKitten. 'This band is playing like they have something to prove.'

'Crazy guitar riff, loud bass, mad drumming,’ posted @madfl3a. 'Only Bullet The Blue Sky! COME ON MEGAPHONE BONO!'

'What do you want?’ asked Bono, 'A Europe with its heart open and its borders closed to mercy? A Europe with its heart open! What do you want?'

And then ‘Streets’ which, as @maxtsukino captured it, ‘is like opening a can of hope…’

If you were there tonight, add your own review and post your photos here.

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Thank you U2!
What a great gig! I really hope this tour is not the last one you guys make. I was touched and impressed by Cedarwood Road already in Chicago (June 24). Now, hearing Bono tell the story behind Iris, it rose to the same level in Stockholm. Thanks a million for a magnificent night!
Not last time in the Globe
Well, they played the MTV EMAs on that date, but last time they played in Globe Arena was in 2001 on Elevation tour.
First night - brilliant.
Fantastic, great to have back in the city!
Happy Birthday WineGuy
See you Monday Lads. #u2ietour Galway - Stockholm
I'm going tomorrow! So looking forward to it! Have a great evening!
Vincent Boyton
Volcano :-)
Third show of the tour and I finally get to hear Volcano live :-) Show #1 in Stockholm was one of the best U2 shows that I have ever seen. And the run from October to Bullet to Zooropa to Streets and Pride was just amazing :-)
Fantastic show guys I was really moved! Specially in "City of blinding lights" it was like Bono was singing to his younger self! The boy was so good... Very very special!!! And the drummer and guitar player U gurus picles up jamed =Pros!
17/9-15 Stockholm
Hey somebody exact starting time ,tonight and i hope the playing Please ciao Mikael Stockholm please......:-)
The Show 17/9 starting time
Hey tonight its the night ,and ihope the play Please for Mikael Sthlm please.....:-)))
I going to show tonight ,wish time they enter stage ,i hope the play Please .....Please ciao Mikael Stockholm
On our way!
Pat and Sue from Dublin on our way for the concert on Monday. Can't wait!
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