REVIEW: Realizing Joshua Tree 30 years after the first flowering is a clear recipe for U2's success. A Mt Smart sold last night witnessed the first night of the southern hemisphere tour, the first stadium show in two years, but there was no shadow of rust.
In many ways that do not expect less, this is not their first rodeo.
One of his most iconic albums is Joshua Tree, a wall-to-wall hit. The album is of particular importance to New Zealanders in the form of One Tree Hill.
The song was dedicated to New Zealand's Greg Carroll, a one-time member of U2's touring team, in front of a proud and cheering crowd.
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* Bono lost his voice at a concert in Berlin
Nothing is left to chance in this polished show that takes the stage in front of the biggest video screen you've ever seen. The sound was clear and spectacular, the visuals were sharp and amazing.
People like to hate U2 in all their careers. Some people will say later that they never did anything good. War.
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Bono speaks with his fans in Auckland on November 5, and draws a "Bonogram" on the forearm of U2 fan Jo Cottez.
Some people say they lost land when they did it. Achtung Baby. Others say when they fall Atom bomb They crossed a line without our permission to iTunes.
However, even haters have a soft spot for even one or two U2 songs. It's impossible not to.
This tour, which had previously brought Jay-Z and Kanye West as supporting actions, has already become the Christmas Gallagher's Flying Birds to warm a sweaty Auckland crowd. The three-piece horn section, three female vocalists brought a large band to bring their new material to life, but the crowd was predictable when they played the game Rest.
The most meticulous Christmas achieved in the fast-paced Christmas scene is to ask us what happened to New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup. By nature, he pokes the crowd for a while and then he's dedicated Looking back in anger To all Blacks. I played well, Noel.
The stadium darkens, Whole Month it sounds loud and the U2 walks one at a time, crowding in an exciting voice.
Larry Mullen Jr. sits on the first and drum kit fucking market. The group starts small in the small baby scene entering the crowd. As a stadium gets intimate, the lights are minimal but the sound is pure. Only four men make happy fans at the stadium.
Where the streets are not named starts and the video screens light up. The great length of the main stage of the bill came out of the door dangling up and down. Tonight we will hear the whole The Joshua Tree, which has a powerful film to accompany it, not in order.
The screens are bright, vivid and crisp, destructive. Still Don't Know What I'm Looking For The group begins with unforgettable images of dwarf black and white deserts. As we heard color and mountain bursts in time lapse hyperrealism With or without you. Wow, the sound of Bono. I still have it.
Blue Sky Lead, Would you take a moment to appreciate Edge's genius? Not only does that knife edge feedback control crescendo and crunching chords, but it also makes background sounds in vocals. After years of listening to his recordings and perhaps not exactly recording, he sinks into what a great guitarist he is.
The tribute to Greg Carroll comes and Bono tells us how Greg still feels with the band today. Even if he was a little fussy, did Bono just say e hoa? Please confirm.
Into launching Top of a Tree everyone who has been left behind in the crowd leaves them all out. The blood red bear shines big on the screen and Greg Carroll's smile glows in a glittering crowd as the song closes.
Group game to close part of the show Joshua Tree Exit. Bono kneels on his knees and looks at the crowd at the video screen of children in hoods holding candles. I'm not sure what you mean, but this guitar sounds really good.
It then comes with a quick addition of the final strokes to remove the main set before allowing the crowd to be reset to a large, deserved and predictable encore.
During Ultra Violet In Encore, the names and faces of impressive and important women are shown on the giant video screen. Between Japanese Suffragettes and Ellen DeGeneres there is also Kiwi. Helen Clark, Kate Sheppard and our current Prime Minister, of course, are also Ākenehi Tōmoana, a powerful advocate of women from the century before the century. They did some homework.
Before the last song, Bono takes some time to address the events in Christchurch last March. He talks about power and solidarity and shares that some of the horrific events are in the crowd tonight.
He launched Oneand crowd are singing together. It's almost like these guys have done this before.
NEWSHUB / THREE
The group visits the iconic Auckland landmark.
– Introduction – Whole Month
– Fucking Sunday.
– New Year's Day
– Where the streets are not named
– I Still Don't Know What I'm Looking For
– With or without you
– Blue Sky Lead
– Trying to Stop
– Red Hill Mining Town
– In the Land of God
– Journey in Your Wires
– A Tree Top
– Missing Mothers
– The Angel of Harlem
– Better than the real thing.
– Every Breaking Wave
– Nice day
– Ultra Violet (Light Path)
– Love Is More Than Anything