As U2 heads to Europe, we trade emails with Willie Williams, Creative Director of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour.
U2 is just days away from taking the stage in Turin, Italy, to begin the second leg of the Innocence + Experience tour. The online fan community is especially anxious to see what U2 has in store as it embarks on what’s currently scheduled as a 34-concert run through 10 cities. Can we expect changes in the band’s set list?
I can’t wait for Friday. All of us online fans will be back at it surfing the Periscope streams, digging for Mixlr broadcasts, waiting patiently for the official Meerkat link and posting across all social media platforms anything and everything regarding the #U2ieTour leg 2 kicking off in Turin, Italy.
Note to those who haven’t seen the I+E show and want to be surprised: Spoilers galore throughout this story.
The Dennis Sheehan tributes. The onstage fan pow-wow. The falling literature. The light bulb. The SCREENS. Adam and his T-shirts. Edge and his mind-blowing guitar(s). Larry and his single snare drum. “Gloria.” Bono and Bruce (but not Bono and Alyssa).
Thank you, U2, for all that was the first leg of the Innocence + Experience tour.
The band has released a new black-and-white video of “Song For Someone” directed by Matt Mahurin, who also directed U2’s “Love Is Blindness” and “With Or Without You” videos. A previous extended video of “Song for Someone” featured Woody Harrelson.
[Ed. note: This is the 29th in a series of essays by the @U2 staff about U2-related visuals and videos. Some essays may be informational and educational, while others may be more personal.]
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