Rehearsal Provides First Clues
U2 rehearsed their new show before a group of fans in Los Angeles tonight, opening with City of Blinding Lights and closing with 40.
As well as those who won competitions through US radio stations, the band also invited in a crowd of fans who had been waiting outside the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
City of Blinding Lights, played in front of a startling curtain of lights descending from the top of the stage, was immediately followed by a a trio of songs from Boy.
‘We’re going back to where it started for us,’ said Bono.
But not for long. Next up was Beautiful Day, the crowd already screaming the house down, and we were soon into three more songs from the new album: Miracle Drug, Sometimes You Can’t Make it On Your Own and Love and Peace.
As well as a great set of tracks, new and old, there were a series of dazzling production innovations providing clues to the look and staging of ‘Vertigo 2005’.
But we don’t want to give too much away because that might spoil the surprise for Monday - and anyway the band may decide to change the set completely.
Production insiders have told us that they have rehearsed a huge number of song so there is a lot to choose from.
And as if being part of such a select group to see U2 play live was not enough, this was also Easter Saturday - as the fans left the show, everyone was offered a chocolate egg!
More news from inside Vertigo 2005 as we get it
Sounds like a show well worth it's money! Woot!! *can barely contain excitement*