U2 eXPERIENCE Live in Berlin.

22 Dec 201944

U2 eXPERIENCE Live in Berlin.


In 2018 the band took 'Songs of Experience' on the road across North America and Europe.

It was a tour that was widely praised but in the midst of the growing refugee crisis and the rise of extremist politics in Europe, the final night in particular, at Berlin's Mercedez-Benz Arena last November, was lauded as a show for this moment in time.

As Bono's devilish alter-ego Macphisto, puts it: "Remember, Berlin, whenever you see a journalist being crushed, or children being separated from their parents, whenever the lost or the lonely are washed up on borders that are closed... you will find me.'

With a new year beginning, the band have curated a special 75 minute edition of the two hour long performance, which will air as a concert special on broadcast networks as 2020 arrives.  At the end of a tumultous and divisive year in many countries, the word from early screenings is that this is a show to bring people together.  And in the UK, for the first time ever for a concert film, Sky Arts and Sky One will air the show at the same time, a double-channel take over.  

As well as 'New Year's Day', 'City of Blinding Lights', 'Pride (In The Name of Love)' and 'One', the show features a series of stand out tracks featured from Songs of Experience including You're The Best Thing About Me.' , 'Summer of Love', 'Get Out Of Your Own Way',  'Love Is Bigger Than Anything In It's Way' and '(13) There Is A Light'...

Here's a list of the countries, dates and timings that we have so far.

UPDATE :  US viewers can catch the show on DirecTV just after midnight on New Year's Day. (Check listings for details.)

If you hear of other broadcasts in other territories, please add them in the comments below. 

By the way, while this is the 75 minute cut, early in 2020 we'll have news on the release of the entire show... watch this space.

U2 eXPERENCE Live in Berlin
Austria: 3sat, January 1, 2020 (00:15) [75 minutes]
Bulgaria: HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (01:10); HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (12:15); HBO, January 6, 2020 (09:55); HBO2, January 14, 2020 (14:50); HBO3, January 21, 2020 (05:45) [72 minutes]
Croatia: HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (00:10); HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (11:15); HBO, January 6, 2020 (08:55); HBO2, January 15, 2020 (08:55); HBO3, January 21, 2020 (04:45) [75 Minutes]
Czech Republic: 3sat, January 1, 2020 (00:20); HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (00:00) [75 minutes]
Denmark: På DR3, December 26, 2019 (00:10) [75 minutes]
Germany: 3sat, January 1, 2020 (00:20) [75 minutes]
Hungary: HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (00:00); HBO2, January 1, 2020 (11:15); HBO, January 6, 2020 (08:55); HBO2, January 14, 2020 (13:50); HBO3, January 21, 2020 (04:45) [72 minutes]
Ireland: Sky One and Sky Arts (122): January 1, 2020 (04:00, 23:00) [75 minutes]
Japan: NHK Premium, November 30, 2019 [75 minutes]
North Macedonia: HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (00:10); HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (11:15); HBO, January 6, 2020 (08:55); HBO2, January 15, 2020 (08:55); HBO3, January 21, 2020 (04:45) [75 Minutes]
Poland: HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (00:15, 11:55); HBO2, January 1, 2020 (11:55); HBO3, January 5, 2020 (07:50); HBO3, January 16, 2020 (03:20); HBO3, January 22, 2020 (14:00) [75 minutes]
Romania: HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (01:00); HBO 3, January 8, 2020 (09:20); HBO 3, January 18, 2020 (04:45); HBO, January 23, 2020 (15:25) [75 minutes]
Serbia: HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (00:10); HBO2, January 1, 2020 (11:55); HBO, January 6, 2020 (08:55); HBO2, January 14, 2020 (13:50); HBO3, January 21, 2020 (04:45) [72 minutes]
Slovenia: HBO 2, January 1, 2020 (00:10); HBO2, January 1, 2020 (11:15); HBO, January 6, 2020 (08:55); HBO2, January 14, 2020 (13:50); HBO3, January 21, 2020 (04:45) [72 minutes]
Spain: Movistar Plus, December 24, 2019 (23:40) [75 minutes]
Switzerland: 3sat, January 1, 2020 (00:15) [75 minutes]
UK: Sky One and Sky Arts: January 1, 2020 (04:00, 23:00) [75 minutes]


• USA: DirecTV, January 1, 2020, midnight (or just after, check listings).


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American Soul
Why is of of the best "rock" songs U2 made in the last decade not showed in Europe ?? Will they ever play this FABOULOUS song American Soul ever in Europe ?? Please guys do it for us and play performing your Art, your music Love from Belgium
Amazing show in Berlin! Watching tonight as the world is at a standstill due to Covid 19. Music is what we need during this difficult time. But not just any music. Only U2 will do! Thank you gentlemen!
Joshua Tree
Please make a dvd with the Joshua Tree tour , I was in Dublin, what a night
What a night!
As a longtime fan, who fell in love with U2 at 13 and now is 44, I couldn't miss this show for anything in the world, especially after coming to Berlin on september the 1st and going out of the Mercedes Benz Arena in tears due to the sudden interruption. For me coming back from Milan for the second time in two months was a sort of act of love and gratitude. I remember I met the lady from Berlin- who was sitting next to me on september the 1st- and that we hugged each other as old friends, and I'll never forget the deep excitement of the people supporting the band from the very beginning to the end of the show while cameras of different types were flying over our head. And I'll never forget Dirty Day. Obviously I hope the show is broadcast on TV in Italy as well, however I'm very proud that my 10- years- old- son was with me and my husband Roberto that night: now he knows what a joyful experience is being part of the U2 family. We miss you, guys!
joshua tree
I would really like a dvd of the 30th anniversary tour of the Joshua Tree but that doesn't seem to be happening.
4 Seasons, BOSTON, MARCH 92'
When I was 17 and my world was made complete!!!
Beautiful New Year´s Eve
Due to work I wasn´t able to attend this special concert in Berlin. On New Year´s Eve I was happy about the opportunity to watch it on Austria´s 3sat. This show really moved me, with the band delivering a lot of energy. Especially "Acrobat" including the MacPhisto speech was very intensive. Hope to get this on DVD soon. Happy New Year!
so happy!
I also was there :) So glad to see me jumping, dancing and having fun! For sure I'll buy the DVD. I also was there 1.09 and I came back. That was a dream to hear so many songs from Achtung Baby in Berlin. But this live video is more than my dreams! Thanks a lot! :) You're the best band in the world, not only in the north side of Dublin ;)
Can´t wait!!!
I was there in November 2018...and I saw the 75 min-concert! Can´t wait to get the DVD of it!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
John Quail
What happened to the first half of the show and the amazing opening?
Selected countries only?
Why there exists not yet a BluRay/DVD of the full schon? It was a great evening and worth to be published finally!
What a stunning and mind-blowing show it was! I was there in November 2018...it was a unforgettable night!!!! MY HEROES!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Only in 4K USA?
Looks like it’s only in 4K. Can anyone advise a different channel on DirecTV?
Thank you for some great live events in Berlin. The best live shows seen
Marcella Gavin
Happy new year guys this sounds absolutely incredible. On holidays in the Caribbean. I would love to see it can you send it on you tube.
In the netherlands it was broadcasted already! It is great! I’m looking forward to see the complet show cause i had to miss it during the tour! Thanks guys! This is awesome! I love you!
Watching u2
Yeahhh. Watching U2 here in Holland. Happy new year.
I have asked finnish broadcasting company Yle to present this program, but haven't got answer yet. Hope that in near future they will broadcast it.
Finland, please
We didn´t get the show to Scandinavia at all, so can we have the live in Berlin here in Finland. Many finnish fans were in Berlin, so did we...Berlin is very close to fly from Finland, only near two hours... Just so close almost that we flight from Manchester to Dublin many times before Finnair started straight flights from Helsinki to Dublin :)
US airing info
DirecTV airing information for the US: Channel 104 all times EST Dec 31 7:30pm Dec 31 11:30pm Three airings on January 1, no time specified yet. One airing January 9, no time specified yet. Thank you to all the helpful fans posting on our atU2 Twitter account with this info!
U2 Berlin Live
YouTube has a Gorgeous portion of the show! THANK YOU U2!!!! Fantastic!!
Canada please!
What About Holland
Het guys Why is it not broadcasted in Holland guys
U.2 Berlin t.v Holland.
Going live.on t.v in holland on December 31. On rtl 7.
Broadcast Netherlands
Seethis concert in holland tv RTL 7 31 december time 20:30 till 22:10
also in the netherlands
see the concert 31-12-2019 RTL 7 time 20:30 till 22:10
Please, please for America!
Please, please, show it in the US! This country has been forced to endure Trump for the last three years.....it could use some uplifting. Maybe I’m just talking about me. But really, baby baby baby, light my way.....
Mexico Here
We need to see that show here in Mexico, they never came here on Innocence or Experience Tour :(
Thank you!
Thank you so much for this information. I have been to the concert in Berlin with my daughter on the 13.11.2018. That was the first time I have been to your concert and that's why I was there. It was a wonderful night and I remember that we were sitting behind the band. When the concert finished, I could not believe I was there - it was unreal! We come from Serbia and we are so glad to be watching this on HBO! Good luck!
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