Sep 4 2015
Turin, IT / Pala Alpitour

‘What do you want ?’

'What do you want?
What do you want?
A Europe with its heart and borders closed to mercy
Or a Europe with it’s heart open...'

Zooropa made it's tour debut tonight, catching the breath of 15,000 Italians in Turin as the huge #U2ieTour screens carried poignant images of the global movement of refugees. The lyrics from the 1993 song could hardly have been more timely.

'And I have no compass
And I have no map
And I have no reasons
No reasons to get back...'

The first of 34 European dates, the show opened with The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone) - one of  seven tracks from Songs Of Innocence - and closed, 24 songs later, with Beautiful Day and One.

Here's some more snapshots.

'We're a band from the Northside of Dublin,' announced Bono after the opening number. 'We're called The U2'.

In truth, everybody seemed pretty familiar with the band already... who were more than happy to return to Italy. 'We're so excited to back here in the city of Turin where we've had so many extraordinary nights, it's been five years since we've been in this beautiful country. We missed you!'

With songs like Iris, Cedarwood Road, Song For Someone and Raised By Wolves - the first time they've been performed in Europe - the band couldn't stay in Italy.  'Excited as we are about our present location we would over the next few songs like to take you to a completely different one, also very special to us.
We're gonna take you to the northside of Dublin to the street I grew up on...the house I grew up in...because all of us are formed by our first experiences…our first love... our first fights in the playground...'

Angela came up on stage for Mysterious Ways and with a steady hand on the camera the show went global for anyone tuning in for the 'meerkat moment'.

Perhaps the stand-out moment of the night was a brand new sequence taking us from Every Breaking Wave to October to Zooropa, Bullet The Blue Sky and 'Streets' - with powerful news footage reflecting the C21st victims of conflict and the global refugee crisis.

'Wow I got chills with that Zooropa/Streets transition, really powerful theme of the Europe refugee crisis.' @u2gigs

'Holy Crap.T his whole segment. Mind. Blown. Gut. Wrenched. #u2ietour does it again. Better and better and infinitum' @amubalt

'Never heard anything more beautiful than the transition from Bullet the Blue Sky to Zooropa to Where the Streets Have No Name' @R1LJP

'European tone on "BBS": a snippet of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"; "I run into... your arms... I'm not dangerous" & Zooropa'   @Jose5ierra

'I'm not dangerous, I'm in danger.......What do you want? A place to call home. Zooropa was unbelievably powerful.' @PhilipPapaelias

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We missed you!
The sound of love! Amazing night! Thanks
the first concert...
the first concert for my 10 years old son Giacomo... great experience! he will never forget... and i'm proud to have brought with me... will remember for a lifetime... and me too!
Emotional Night!
Words can not describe this night! I have seen U2 in North America 5 times...I have never been so Emotional as I was in Torino, Italia...I have never ever seen an Audience so in tuned @ times even over powering the band! It's one thing hearing U2 as amazing as they are...though when an audience is Singing Word for Word at the top of there lungs...that is something else!
U2 show in Turin - Friday 09/04/2015
I loved the concert but I was disappointed with my seat. I came all the way from Charleston, SC, America for the show and when I bought my tix back in January, they were supposed to be right at the main stage. When I got there they were on the opposite end and not where I bought them according to the map. There were other couples from behind me who had the same issue. The show was great (always is) and it was my 23rd time seeing U2 (first time overseas) but I must admit, not having my seat where I paid $225 for each ticket did take away from the experience.
u2 torino
I was young ....... and now time passed but "I'm still so helpless against U2" your songs and the way you are give me always a great energy THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PASSIONS
What a great night! Bullet the blue sky turning into Zooropa turning into "Streets" was really breathtaking...and Elevation and Ordinary Love were big surprises. Once again U2 made my dream come true!
Me and my wife
Fantastico,una serata indimenticabile.
Evrything you know is wrong!
I grew up with U2: time changes lot of things, but yesterday every song reminded me an important moment of my life. Thank you, guys!
The lamp
Well seems to me they have the magical lamp all right.
Unforgettable night!
Yesterday evening, there was one of the best U2's concert that I have been attended. And tonight I'm going to attend at the second night. I love and follow U2 since 1983 when I Heard their first songs! U2 forever
Un sogno rincorso per 25 anni
Dopo due decenni e mezzo ce l'ho fatta. Indelebile nella mia mente ciò che ho visto ieri sera #U2LIVETORINO4SETTEMBRE15 il cuore è ancora in sella ad un purosangue: l'amore per Bono, Adam, Larry e The Edge. Grazie per le emozioni, per il messaggio di speranza che trasmettete...Vi amo. Vi stimo...
Wonderful concert, full of hope, energy and love!!! Just can't forget this passionate October or the great Zooropa! Italy ♥U2, never forget it!! Laura
Amsterdam 1st concert !
Guys we can't wait ! All we WANT IS YOU !!! Bring your LOVE, PEACE OR ELSE as well ! Lots of love from the Netherlands with a Mexican heart! We love you !
No Shows In The South USA
OMG what a great NYC show on 7/31/2015, but why did I have to go there to see it? This southern girl is pining for a show in Tampa or Miami or accept NOLA or Atlanta-What's up with no Southern shows booked? I'd see you again in a heart beat, and lots of other folks I know would go, but can't afford as I luckily did to get to NYC.
Turin 4th September 2015
One Tree Hill please !!!!!! So nice and beautiful !!! Play this song Bono and co. !!!
what i would like to listen to
Hi, this will be my tenth U2 show. I wuold like An Cat Dubh and Unknown caller. And I think Moment of Surrender is the best to end the show
VIP in Torin
Torin is going to be awesome and i can't use my VIP tickets because family emergency :(:(:(: ...such a shame, was waiting for it for so long... guess i'll wait for the next tour , love the U2 Italy concerts, the crowd is so energetic ! shiko_m @ yahoo . com
Torino is ready
How long to sing this song? How long to sing this song? How long? How long?
Song requests
Was at every tour since 1987 for several times - NEVER heard "Out of control" - Hope to hear the song at one of my two Torino shows. And btw - "Gloria". And don't forget to close the show with "The Troubles". And don't miss "Bad", and give us all a big surprise, like "ACROBAT" - what a song!
my wedding
4 september U2's concert, 6 september my wedding....the best we of my life.....
Ultra Violet (light my way) & (Who's Gon
Possibly the best two U2 single never released? Play at least one for the Actung Baby Fans, the best U2 Album ever- every track a hit. See you in Turin.
September 4 will be the best day of my life! bono, my friend, I'll wait!
we love you
Five years ago, I ask You BAD in Rome.. And You make me a big surprise.. I ask You also in Turin!! I LOVE YOU
Here in Italy love to sing songs louder, so.. don't forget to play Volcano, California and why not... Gloria!? Waiting for U, 2 come to Italy ;)
From Canada to Italia...For the Greatest
I Can't wait for My BDay on July 19 2015 @ MSG...I'm travelling alway from Sudbury, Ontario to see the Greatest Band on the Planet! Then Next Stop Torino, Italia on Opening Euro Tour September 4th 2015...Hope I get to Hear New Years Day! one of those Nights :) Mauro
My first concert
have you ever sing this?
why not sing "Two shots of happy one shot of sad"? maybe my favourite
Another album, another tour!
My brother and I are going to this show! We got tickets in the eXPERIENCE pre-sale, and we're travelling from Norway just for the concert. A new U2 album (or two), and a new tour; it's like 2000, 2004, and 2009 all over again! Exciting times!
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