Larry Mullen

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 1st leg recap

Everyone keeps asking me how this 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree Tour ranks among other tours. Well for me nothing will ever top the great Elevation Tour of 2001, but this Joshua Tree Tour has my favorite set list as The Joshua Tree is and always has been and always will be my favorite album. So [continue reading]

July 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Jersey2 6.29.17

To be honest I expected more from the second show in New Jersey, as historically the second show in the same city has been much better than the first. Case in point, Chicago2 was worlds better than Chicago1. But it is a U2 show, so of course it was great, but I was really hoping for “A Sort [continue reading]

June 30, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Jersey1 6.28.17

Larry loves New York (and New Jersey)! He and the rest of U2 seemed to be having a lot of fun last night at MetLife Stadium. It was a great show with the same set list as the previous show in Boston. This was the start of my five day, 1000 mile, six state, 4 concert road trip to end this first US [continue reading]

June 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour DC 6.20.17

There was a really great energy at the U2 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree show in Washington DC last night. Bono seemed especially pumped. It was cooler than the previous shows I had been to in Miami, Louisville and Philadelphia. And the GA was not as crowded, even though it was sold out. I started my [continue reading]

June 21, 2017 // 7 Comments

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Philadelphia 6.18.17

The show in Philly was hot! It was as hot as Louisville, which is crazy for a show in the Northeast. But it was a great show with two firsts: the tour debut of “Mysterious Ways” and the first proper band introductions of the tour. I was particularly exhausted on this day of the show as [continue reading]

June 19, 2017 // 3 Comments

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Louisville 6.16.17

The show in Louisville was my halfway point of this leg of the tour, my 5th show of this 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree tour and my 95th U2 show overall. It was a great show, but not my favorite of the tour that I had predicted back in May. Even though it was the 16th of June and the lyrics to [continue reading]

June 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Miami 6.11.17

“Miami hot as hell tonight! Miami hot as hell tonight!” Bono sang at the end of “Beautiful Day” in Miami June 11 on the 30th Anniversary of The Joshua Tree Tour. And it was HOT. The heat index during the day was 101. Even at night it was hot because inside the stadium there [continue reading]

June 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour Chicago2 6.4.17

While the first Joshua Tree show in Chicago was intense and exciting as it was my first of the tour, the second show was more relaxed and fun. The audience was more into it and the band as a whole was more into it. Bono seemed to be having much more fun the second night. On this my 92nd U2 show, I [continue reading]

June 5, 2017 // 6 Comments

Happy 30th Joshua Tree

It was 30 years ago today, March 9, 1987, U2 released my favorite, and in my opinion, their best album THE JOSHUA TREE. It is truly a part of me. It is ingrained in me. Its songs are second nature to me. The Joshua Tree is like being home. The Joshua Tree is the album that got me into U2 at age [continue reading]

March 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Happy Birthday Larry Mullen Jr!

Today is not a holiday to me because it’s Halloween. Today is a holiday to me because it’s Larry Mullen Jr’s Birthday! It is also the anniversary of my favorite U2 show ever, Larry’s 40th Birthday show in Providence, Rhode Island on the Elevation Tour October 31, 2001! That [continue reading]

October 31, 2015 // 6 Comments

U2ieTour NYC5&6 July 26-27, 2015

The fifth U2ieTour show in New York City on July 26, 2015 was the fourth anniversary of the last 360 show in the U.S. That show in Pittsburgh was when Larry hugged me on his way to the stage. This NYC5 show wasn’t quite as memorable. Although Larry did finally wear his blue shirt that I [continue reading]

August 4, 2015 // 2 Comments

U2ieTour NYC1&2 July 18-19, 2015

What made the first two U2ieTour shows in New York City at Madison Square Garden on July 18 and 19 especially fantastic was that I was not expecting anything – I had no plans to meet the band or wait in the GA line. I had already had so many great experiences on this tour that I had no goals [continue reading]

July 21, 2015 // 14 Comments