U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

Sep
29
2018
Copenhagen, DK / Royal Arena
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Beautiful Night in Copenhagen

 

When & Where
After a few days off, the European tour took off again in the Royal Arena, Copenhagen tonight, Saturday 29th September 2018 - first time in the city since 2005.

Set List
Special flash-mob moment which has to be seen to be believed - Danish flag on one side of the venue, Irish flag on the other. These fans are nothing if not organised. One great night - but then you guessed we'd say that.  All Because Of You is in the set for the first time on night 1 of any city this leg. Here's the full set list from first night in Copenhagen.

In The Press 
via thelocal.dk
'It's safe to say that Bono does not like Jimmie Åkesson. For the second time this month, the U2 frontman compared the Sweden Democrats' leader to a Nazi during a concert. Using a photo filter to perform under the guise of Macphisto, a sort of Irish version of the Faustian devil Macphisto, the rockstar introduced the band's 1991 song 'Acrobat' by mockingly congratulating some of Europe's best-known populists, starting with those in Denmark.  "Denmark, I had forgotten about your splendid colonial ways, but I see you're finding your own form. Forget Borgen.  You're banning burqas and confiscating jewellery from those awful asylum seekers. Bravo!" After calling Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban a "lovely man", he performed a Nazi salute as he barked out "Jimmie Åkesson, next door in Sweden", a move he first debuted at a Paris concert on September 9th. He then insulted France's Marine Le Pen as "Daddy's litte girl", and a "little girl with big ideas". Macphisto was one of three characters Bono conceived for the band's Zoo TV tour back in 1992, and then used to make satirical statements and prank shows to local politicians, employing an exaggerated upper-class English accent. Saturday's concert at Copenhagen's Royal Arena was sold out, as is Sunday night's show in the same venue.'

On The Socials 
@umtaldecarlos (via Twitter) (translated) 'Pride is a beautiful moment in this #U2eiTour because it comes soon after a video that shows the bad side of humanity and soon after the good deeds and the Bono shouting: THIS IS WHO We ARE! I cried both times'.

@ammrdnvc (via Twitter) 'Amazing choreography, Danish flag (heart) Bono lost it!! Well done #U2Copenhagen'

@U2tour (via Twitter) 'No Red Flag Day in the set tonight, but a red (&) white flag in the audience!'

What Did Bono Say?
(During the fan organised flag flashmob) : "Look at you… fly your flag… what a picture… that's a beautiful flag right there."

"A story of four ordinary boys, lifted out of the ordinary by our music… and by our audience… taken somewhere else… you've made something extraordinary out of our lives"

"It's a sexy city, Copenhagen. Sexy European city. We should come here when I'm not working."

U2.com / Zootopia reviews
bonoforever 'TIFO Saturday CPH - Hi there, all of you. Thanks for your kind words about the TIFO with the Danish and the Irish flag presented at the show in CPH, Sept 29th I Got that crazy idea three months ago, but no ideas become reality without splendid people around you. Thanks to LiveNation and U2 Management for fulfulling my idea and helping to make it reality. "It always seems impossible, until it is done".

jkrroemer 'Fantastic concert - Glorious moment with a fantastic and surprising setlist. 30 years later since my first concert U2 is still a special band full of heart and soul and a lot of minds. Love the attitude.'

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U2 eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour 2018

COMMENTS

46
KIMC63
19 October, 2018
Nearly perfect
The second concert with U2 was nearly as perfect as the first in 2010 in Horsens - because I was missing some more of the "old" songs... A Sunday I know you also was tribute Denmarks people dear singer Kim Larsen, which I think is very touching for us. So thank U2 and see you hopefully some other time.
Safir
05 October, 2018
Copenhagen walkabout
A chance encounter with U2 fans at Hotel D'Angleterre, the day after the concert.
Safir
05 October, 2018
U2 in Copenhagen, 30 Sep 2018
My sixth U2 concert (Exhibition Stadium and Maple Gardens, Toronto; Brussels, Gothenburg, Stockholm and this), and first time together with my daughters and wife. Awesome night!
Steen8
04 October, 2018
U2 gave an outstanding performance on th
I went to the concert in Royal Arena in Copenhagen on Saturday September 29, 2018 and it was as always an amazing experience. My first live concert with U2 was in 1982 at Roskilde Festival and I remember the band performing Gloria and I just knew this was the beginning of a relationship that would last a lifetime. I've seen the band perform on numerous occasions since in Europe, North America and South America and I've witnessed how the band has transformed and reinvented themselves again and again. Thank you for all the thrills and all the memories. I can't wait for the next album and many more shows to come.
MasHasse
03 October, 2018
Adam CPH 29th September
Mr Cool himself :)
jonnyrwez
02 October, 2018
Setlist heaven!
Leaving the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on Sunday evening feeling enormously satisfied with what I've just witnessed and I'm thinking to myself 'Did they just play my 3 favourite U2 songs of all time ( Gloria, Unforgettable Fire & Stay ) in that one concert?' I knew the answer was yes and along with 'Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses' thrown in as another unexpected classic, this was an evening to remember for a very long time. Whether the celebrations for Joe O's 40th anniversary had a impact on the evening we'll never know but the band were on fire and we sang along with every word and lapped up the ramblings of Macphisto. It was certainly an evening to remember for a very long time.
p8little
02 October, 2018
Italian in Danmark
Such a great gig in Copenaghen!!! Pure emotion, I really loved The edge playing SBS in front of me!
stevebass68
01 October, 2018
Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen...
It's was a beautiful thing to be part of the Danish fan tribute..great show in a great city!
gotfunk
01 October, 2018
Boring
U2 was on autopilot - a disappointing and boring evening with what used to be the greatest rock/live band in the world. Bono's voice sounded rough and tired. The only great surprise was the revival of Mr. McFisto
maryamd
30 September, 2018
Can't believe the news today....please m
I am reading headlines saying this is the last tour. B we always need another tour and another album.We completely understand you guys are all exhausted you have treated us to 4 great years of shows! Please take holidays and rest but please know that life without ever seeing U2 perform again is a devastating thought. Please we beg you make this news go away. I and so many of us feel that U2 is an integral part of our lives for me my whole adult life. Please consider maybe alternatives residency tours we will come you know we all travel now. Please just don't say goodbye....we need you guys and I think you need us too.
faj
30 September, 2018
FU2CKING FANTASTIC
Thanks for a great evening :-)
JasonAbson
30 September, 2018
Awesome night
Flew in from London to see the boys...fantastic
MrandMrsRuby
30 September, 2018
THANK YOU!!!
Dear U2. Thank you for a fantastic concert Saturday 29th in Copenhagen, what a great night. Thank you for taking us on a trip down memory lane of what your music has meant to us, it was an emotional and absolutely amazing experience. It was definitely the best Birthday present ever, we are blown away by the way you topped it off after City of Blinding Lights - Trine couldn't be happier! Warmest regards, Kenneth Ruby
bonoforever
30 September, 2018
TIFO Saturday CPH
Hi there, all of you. Thanks for your kind words about the TIFO with the Danish and the Irish flag presented at the show in CPH, Sept 29th I Got that crazy idea three months ago, but no ideas become reality without splendid people around you. Thanks to LiveNation and U2 Management for fulfulling my idea and helping to make it reality. “It always seems impossible, until it is done”
jkrroemer
30 September, 2018
Fantastic concert
Glorious moment with a fantastic and surprising setlist. 30 years later since my first concert U2 is still a special band full of heart and soul and a lot of minds. Love the attitude.
Njord69
30 September, 2018
All Because of You

evve
30 September, 2018
Great Night !
Perfect Show in Copenhagen last night! Love the set list. För me, you can bring in even more new songs !
busse
29 September, 2018
Thanks for a Beautiful night in copenhag
Once again a great concert in Denmark. It has been a long wait but totally worth the wait. There are so Many great Songs and the setlists was a good mix, but Really missed bad and whose gonna ride your wild horses . I Hope we see you soon in copenhagen again.
Timmerke
29 September, 2018
Belgian fans
Excited to see the show in the beautiful city Copenhagen ... I&B
JAN_U2_FAN
29 September, 2018
Please play Bad tonight in Copenhagen.
Looking forward to celebrate the best and most relevant band in our lifetime.
staasa
28 September, 2018
Stuck in a moment
Please play "stuck in a moment" and "who's gonna ride your wild horses" tonight!
birgitteU2fan
28 September, 2018
Please play Bad at Copenhagen Sep. 29
Yes, please play Bad at Copenhagen Sep 29 - Heard it first time live when you played it in the rain at Berlin Olympia Stadion last year in July. So beautiful and absolutely also one of my favorites:-)
gitte_nemholt
27 September, 2018
Please bring Dublin to Copenhagen
Amazing concert in Dublin arena in 2015 - Brought all my children in 2017 to Croke Park - Now in my hometown Copenhagen 2018 we will meet again. We have the most wonderful family holiday memories off being together in Dublin touring around the city and experiencing U2 together as a family. So please bring back the atmosphere off a great city and a grand feast. Thank you from Anne, Søren, Lise and Gitte
snicke
26 September, 2018
Please play "Bad" on Saturday in Copenha
Please play "Bad" on Saturday in Copenhagen! It is soooo beautiful live!! #experienced
900
16 September, 2018
and again again again
I had a craving for Danish cookies! so, i am here
Gazzer1966
10 September, 2018
Up Helly Aa
Wow, Chunky, weird to be communicating via this portal but so good to hear from you! Yes, despite the probable exhortbitant prices, first round is on me! We HAVE to meet up! Ask Mr S for my contact details, think he has them and lets do this! Not long now!
erikjthomson
09 September, 2018
And you know it's time to go....
Gazzer1966, the mini Shetlander invasion is on. Only Copenhagen 1 for us I'm afraid but Manchester 2 to look forward to. Didn't manage to get together for JT in Amsterdam but definitely need to meet for a few beers this time around. Been way too long. Will be in touch.
Gazzer1966
07 September, 2018
A Sort of Homecoming
Shetlander 'coming home' to see both concerts in Copenhagen! Then on to Hamburg and Amsterdam.
Fredrika
06 March, 2018
Looking Forward
Last time in Berlin July 2017 and now Copenhagen September
flyingsnow
02 February, 2018
Can't wait
Finally back in my hometown.
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