Oct 17 2015
Koln, DE / LANXESS Arena

'If you don't know.
Electric Co.
If you don't know
Electric Co...'

From 'The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)' to the miracle of 'Electric Co.', has there been a more powerful U2 tour opening than these two songs? 

Powerful as ever at the first show in Köln tonight, maybe it was something to do with that walk Bono took earlier in the day, out in the wild on the edge of the city, watching the leaves changing colour.
'Wildness in our heart this evening, that is what we want here tonight.'

'Edge bringing an electric storm into my living room...' tweeted @madfl3a. 'This guitar riff never gets old.’

This was the band’s first visit to Köln since July 2001 and it brought back good memories. ‘We’re back here in a city that so many strong memories for our band… and we’re her to begin some more memories… thank you for coming out to see us.’

One of those memories was about I Will Follow, the first U2 single released in Germany… and the only song to be performed by the band on every tour since.

Before you knew it we were headed down to Cedarwood Road - ‘The journey begins’ as @U2Tour put it.

Anna was up on stage to dance Mysterious Ways and shoot the meerkat moment. Anna was wearing her customised shirt, something that Bono noticed.
'I found my name on your t-shirt...'
Turns out he wrote it at a show in Germany last year and that Edge and Adam had also signed it… but not Larry. To date.
'We’ll have to fix that.'
 A sharpie was handed to Larry and the autograph set was completed.

'Better sing one about the Missus… what have you got Edge...?'
Edge had The Sweetest Thing and everyone in the house joined in the vocals.

Special mention for 'Pride' tonight, singing for the peacemakers - in Syria, in Israel and Palestine - and namechecking Henriette Reker, local Mayoral candidate, seriously injured with four others in a stabbing in the city earlier today

'Sing for the peacemakers, sing for Henriette Reker and all the others that were injured not far from here...
'Sing for the peacemakers...'

More news on the show coming up but if you were there tonight, add your photos and post your comments here.

Live Blog #U2ieTour Social Stream Koln 1

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Sorry guys, but this was rather disappointing! Following you for 25 years now, seeing quite a few of your shows but never before had such a bad sound! Music was way too much and Bono - sorry - was quite hard to understand. In addition to that his appearance was too much of everything. Didn't really get in touch with you gyus this time.
Great Show
First show for my daughter. We had GA and stood right up the rail. Bono sang With Or Without You for my daughter. A truly great, gooseflesh performance which my daughter and I will never forget. Can't wait to again next year.
Great performance
What a great show, from begin till end, every tone gives me the chills, that great. My son's (16) first time to U2, he also enjoyed it very much. See you next time
Another great night!
This was my sixth IE-Tour show so far and what another great night it was again. We queued from 22h00 on Friday Night. We slept at the parking lot and from 06h00 we were at the stadium again. We met lots of old friends and we made lots of new friends! We walked as a group into the stadium and for the 6th time I was at the front rail. Face-to-Face with The Edge! The show itself was indeed Electric!! The only minus was : the same setlist as in Antwerp. But we never ever get tired of hearing and seeing U2. Lots of highlites : Song For Some One (, Bullet-Zooropa and Streets ( The first twenty is just about going crazy and jumping through the roof of the stadium. Thanks to U2 again and we will see you at Dublin III
This is a family wish here, I will be with my younger brother 42 , my daughter just 20, in London on 29th and 30th. I am an unconditional fan since my teen ages and share this love with my brother and my daughter. "Walk On" is my credo and lifted me up when I was fighting against cancer, and becomes the credo of the 3 of us. It will be the first concert of U2 for my daughter and what a wonderful gift it would be to sing Walk On together there !
7 year old son is comming with me from B
For dad's 40 th U2 gig please Acrobat OR For my 7 year old son (of innocence) please play ORDINARY LOVE His 2nd U2 Gig !! Thx thx thx thx
After Antwerp with friends , I can't wait to experience this U2 concert with my son (17)
17th october
please please play "love is blindness" and "if you were that velvet dress"!! i would really love to hear those live
Amsterdam ( 9th of september) was the first time me and my wife Peronne saw the iNNOCENCE and eXPERIENCE show and in Koln will be the second. I really hope they play Bad!
Act 2
The first time with my son The second show on IE Tour; And my 15 th show since 1987. Next stop PARIS for 3 nights
Looking forward
The first time with my son, for me the fifth time, but stays special. Hopefully they play "BAD".
magic moment
This coming concert i share with my 3 beautifull girls. For the first time in the live of our daughters we show them U2. I'm looking forward to share this night with them and hope to hear the favorite family song "one" so we can honour together our lost daugther and sister
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