The Irish group provides the first of four concerts this week at the Palau Sant Jordi today | The concert started with ‘The miracle (of Joey Ramone)’ and can be extended for more than three hours | Songs ‘Songs of Innocence’ well received by critics, they are erected in the backbone of the act
Every U2 tour is an event. When the Irish band she released her so far last studio album, Songs of innocence, in October 2014, called stage machinery I was already in operation. The goal was to properly accompany an album in which the band led by Bono showed renewed vigor.
The U2 offer tonight the first of four Barcelona’s performances (Palau Sant Jordi, 21 h), performance will be repeated on Tuesday and next Friday and Saturday in the same location and same time. For the last two remaining concerts tickets.
Like all the tours of U2, the impact promises to be bet. But beyond the characteristics of the assembly, called Innocence + Experience Tour Barcelona which passes the result of a joint venture between the promoter Live Nation and Doctor Music-clear premises by making reference to its European leg A city by country (except Germany) and look in every city the most appropriate venue.
In the Barcelona Xavier Balart, deep knowledge of the Irish group U2 author of Spain (Quarentena Editions), say “I do a concert in Madrid or Barcelona is due to logistics optimization. No sentimental considerations influence or affection because in practice it is not they who decide, “he explains.
Barcelona has been privileged on this occasion by the Irish band, which did not happen when he gave his first Spanish concert, which went to Madrid on 15 July 1987. On that date the U2 premiered at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in the The Joshua Tree tour. Then Barcelona and joined later in the spectacular tours of the band, starting with the extraordinary Zoo TV tour in a brand new Palau Sant Jordi on 16 and 18 May 1992. And so to the last stop, in 360 tour conceived in 2009 to present the then latest album of the band, no line on the horizon, with a stratospheric performance at the Camp Nou, where the world tour began.
In view Balart, who has already tasted several concerts of this tour that started last May in Vancouver, in this Innocence + Experience Tour Band “is much more interesting because the repertoire is built with logic, there is a story It can be followed, and the rest of the songs that sound, and not the Songs of innocence, which is why the tour, well selected. ” In his opinion, the tour “would be between 8 and 9 out of 10 from a musical point of view.”
Help the musical raw material is first class. Songs of innocence has marked an era. A month before the album’s release, at a ceremony held in September 2014 in Cupertino, Apple headquarters, the group joined the acts of marketing a new iPhone and then performed a new song called The miracle (of Joey Ramone ), which would be included in the upcoming album, an album that was ready for publication, and while Bono and the head of Apple, Tim Cook, kept awake the good news, iTunes was sending automatically Songs of innocence to the memories of the apparatus 500 million iTunes users in 119 different countries. Surely, the most comprehensive edition of an album in history.
The album was met with critical acclaim, just as he received no little criticism for the way they had been circulated. The group said, “The work of art is to create discrepancies”.
Precisely The miracle (of Joey Ramone) have started all his concerts this world tour. A repertoire in its regulated portion extends at least in all European performances held up until the moment the twenty songs that form the bulk of the show more than three hours long and divided by a hitherto unheard break such acts.
Unlike outdoor forums American leg of the tour, the concerts are offered in Europe take place indoors, which affects two aspects: first, that the sound quality is impeccable and the enjoy the scenic dimensions allow mounting in a very satisfactory way. On the other hand, “that as the smallest capacity, there are not many tickets for sale, people will see them here is really very fond of, and therefore much more demanding and aware of what you are seeing and hearing, that they can go to a stadium, “remarks Balart.
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