This page will be updated over the next few weeks. I’ve had some web hosting issues in which downloads have been terminating and failing to complete. I’m working with the web server folks to have this addressed. Once fixed, I’ll upload shows from The Joshua Tree Tour. Thanks for your patience!
This page contains full concert recordings, which will be continuously populated as recordings become available during the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. The mp3s are contained in a zip file, which simply needs to be unzipped by double-clicking on the file once downloaded. Artwork and a text file provided by the taper is included in the file along with the mp3s. Just drag-and-drop the mp3s into iTunes or whichever music service you use. The artwork that I created is already embedded in the mp3s.
The naming convention of the files follows the old system created by u2bloodredsky.com (sadly, no longer in existence). The concert date, followed by the city, year, number of show in that city, and letter for each different recording is the file naming convention. For example:
U2 – 2015-06-25 – Chicago 2015 (2A)
Show took place on June 25, 2015 in Chicago. It was recorded on the 2nd night, and the A denotes the first taper. When B, C, etc. are listed (i.e. U2 – 2015-06-25 – Chicago 2015 (2B), it means there is another recording taped by a different person at the show.
2015 marks the return of U2 on tour. Scaling back from the record-breaking tour and enormity of the 360 Tour, U2 have gone back to the relative intimacy of arenas. Evident in these concerts is the higher degrees of dialogue by Bono, diversity of songs, and fan involvement on stage. Divided into two parts, the beginning half re-imagines the time when U2 were growing up in Dublin, which further reflects the fan club released book North Side Story: U2 in Dublin, 1978-1983. Their early influences and the larger personal/social context come into relief during this part of the show. The second half is a mix of standardized songs like With or Without You, Every Breaking Wave, Where the Streets Have No Name, and Bullet the Blue Sky, complimented by a variety of interchangeable songs that are played to excite the crowd.
The U2 360° Tour was launched in support of the U2’s 2009 album No Line on the Horizon. The tour visited stadiums from 2009 through 2011. It was named for a stage configuration that allowed the audience to almost completely surround the stage. To accommodate this, a massive four-legged structure nicknamed “The Claw” was built above the stage, with the sound system and a cylindrical, expanding video screen on top of it. U2 claimed that the tour would be “the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure,” (u2.com).