iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

Sep
4
2015
Turin, IT / Pala Alpitour
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‘What do you want ?’

'What do you want?
What do you want?
A Europe with its heart and borders closed to mercy
Or a Europe with it’s heart open...'

Zooropa made it's tour debut tonight, catching the breath of 15,000 Italians in Turin as the huge #U2ieTour screens carried poignant images of the global movement of refugees. The lyrics from the 1993 song could hardly have been more timely.

'And I have no compass
And I have no map
And I have no reasons
No reasons to get back...'

The first of 34 European dates, the show opened with The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) - one of  seven tracks from Songs Of Innocence - and closed, 24 songs later, with Beautiful Day and One.

Here's some more snapshots.

'We're a band from the Northside of Dublin,' announced Bono after the opening number. 'We're called The U2'.

In truth, everybody seemed pretty familiar with the band already... who were more than happy to return to Italy. 'We're so excited to back here in the city of Turin where we've had so many extraordinary nights, it's been five years since we've been in this beautiful country. We missed you!'

With songs like Iris, Cedarwood Road, Song For Someone and Raised By Wolves - the first time they've been performed in Europe - the band couldn't stay in Italy.  'Excited as we are about our present location we would over the next few songs like to take you to a completely different one, also very special to us.
We're gonna take you to the northside of Dublin to the street I grew up on...the house I grew up in...because all of us are formed by our first experiences…our first love... our first fights in the playground...'

Angela came up on stage for Mysterious Ways and with a steady hand on the camera the show went global for anyone tuning in for the 'meerkat moment'.

Perhaps the stand-out moment of the night was a brand new sequence taking us from Every Breaking Wave to October to Zooropa, Bullet The Blue Sky and 'Streets' - with powerful news footage reflecting the C21st victims of conflict and the global refugee crisis.

'Wow I got chills with that Zooropa/Streets transition, really powerful theme of the Europe refugee crisis.' @u2gigs

'Holy Crap.T his whole segment. Mind. Blown. Gut. Wrenched. #u2ietour does it again. Better and better and better....ad infinitum' @amubalt

'Never heard anything more beautiful than the transition from Bullet the Blue Sky to Zooropa to Where the Streets Have No Name' @R1LJP

'European tone on "BBS": a snippet of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"; "I run into... your arms... I'm not dangerous" & Zooropa'   @Jose5ierra

'I'm not dangerous, I'm in danger.......What do you want? A place to call home. Zooropa was unbelievably powerful.' @PhilipPapaelias

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COMMENTS

47
robertodegra
06 December, 2014
Turin
Pride, one, with or without you, raised by wolves, trouble
Gabry76
06 December, 2014
live in stadiums
until the end of the world!!!
Gabry76
06 December, 2014
live in stadiums
until the end of the world !!!
nadiapicco83
06 December, 2014
U2
I love U2
cathiebonnaud
06 December, 2014
u2
forever
ACortellazzoJr
05 December, 2014
The best
The best
domy81
05 December, 2014
U2
lovely
lausan
05 December, 2014
ONE
the one!
marcolovati796
05 December, 2014
Top
Top tour!
fabiooriglia79
04 December, 2014
U2
Fantastici....
maximilianomarziali
04 December, 2014
Magic
Magic moment every time
Lucau2Corino96
04 December, 2014
Beatiful
Very good shows, i love it
booghione
04 December, 2014
tour
live in rome
gnapione
04 December, 2014
U2 forever
beatiful show in Milano
04 December, 2014
unfogettable fire
i saw 360° two times!!!
dionik
03 December, 2014
Live in Rome
I saw 360° Tour, was awesome!!
alessandrocasagni7
03 December, 2014
Live in Milan
awesome....
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