Frank Barsalona, Remembered by U2 Manager Paul McGuinness

Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard’s Ray Waddell – featuring comments about Barsalona from Irving Azoff, Danny Zelisko, Peter Luuko and many others — we asked U2 manager Paul McGuinness for a quote: and he responded with this touching tribute.

By Paul McGuinness, Dublin

“Trying to get U2 signed to Premier Talent was the reason for my trip when I flew to New York for the very first time in 1980. I was a baby manager but I knew that Premier were the agency that had driven the British Invasion for the Who, Zeppelin and all the great bands. U2 were recording their first album, “Boy,” in Dublin, with Steve Lillywhite producing, for Island Records. When I arrived in New York, I phoned Frank Barsalona’s office for an appointment. They took my number, maybe they would have called back. The next day my father died suddenly back in Dublin. I phoned Premier to say I wouldn’t be able to see Frank that week because I would be at the funeral but I would be back soon. He had to see me when I returned, I was the guy in Ireland whose father had died …

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April 10, 2011 – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Morumbi Stadium

Main Set:

Even Better Than the Real Thing, Out of Control, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Pride, North Star, Beautiful Day, Miss Sarajevo, *Zooropa, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy (remix), Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On – You’ll Never Walk Alone

Encore(s):

One, Amazing Grace – Where the Streets Have No Name, Ultraviolet, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

 

* Zooropa is played for the fourth time ever, and the first since Aug. 12, 1993.

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April 09, 2011 – Sao Paulo, Brazil, Morumbi Stadium

Main Set:

Even Better Than The Real Thing, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Happy Birthday, Stuck In a Moment, Beautiful Day, In A Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy (remix), Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On – You’ll Never Walk Alone

Encore(s):

One, Help – Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

 

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March 25, 2011 – Santiago, Chile, National Stadium

Beautiful Day / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (snippet)
I Will Follow
Get On Your Boots
Magnificent
Mysterious Ways
Elevation
Until The End Of The World / Anthem (snippet)
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / I Want To Know What Love Is (snippet)
One Tree Hill
Pride (In The Name Of Love)
In A Little While
Miss Sarajevo
City Of Blinding Lights
Vertigo
Crazy Tonight / Two Tribes (snippet)
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Scarlet
Walk On / You’ll Never Walk Alone (snippet)

Encore(s):
One
Mothers Of The Disappeared (snippet) / Where The Streets Have No Name / All You Need Is Love (snippet)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
With Or Without You
Moment of Surrender

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February 18, 2011 – Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Town Stadium

Opening Act(s): Amadou & Mariam, Springbok Nude Girls

Main Set: Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World – Anthem, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Stand By Me, North Star, Pride, In a Little While, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy (remix) – Relax – Two Tribes, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On – You’ll Never Walk Alone

Encore(s): One, Amazing Grace – Where the Streets Have No Name – All You Need Is Love, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

Or you can listen to the complete uncut mp3 of the Cape Town performance.

:http://u2worldservice.com/live/2011-02-18

Rip courtesy of Valvano

February 13, 2011 – Johannesburg, South Africa, FNB Stadium

Opening Act(s): Amadou & Mariam, Springbok Nude Girls

Main Set: Return of the Stingray Guitar, Beautiful Day, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, Until the End of the World, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,  Kite,  Mercy, Miss Sarajevo, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight (remix), Sunday Bloody Sunday, Scarlet, Walk On

Encore(s): One, Where the Streets Have No Name, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

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