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U2 recently surprised the city of Boston, by keeping it low-key and playing at a small venue to about a thousand lucky fans.   During the intimate experience, the Irish band played a mixture of old hits along with new from their latest album, ‘No Line on the Horizon.’

To get an idea of what to expect during U2’s upcoming tour, a concert-goer recently wrote a review regarding the Boston show.

U2 Boston Concert Review:

“It was a surreal scene: The biggest band in the world on one of the smallest stages in the Boston area, playing for a privileged room full of people whose attention was divided between rocking out to the fiery (albeit brief) performance and pinching themselves in disbelief that they were among the 750-or-so fans there to witness it.

U2 [ tickets ]’s Wednesday night (3/11) show at the Somerville Theater–a historic venue that spends most of its time these days serving as a movie theater–capped a three-night radio event that began with an on-air band interview in front of a live audience in Los Angeles on Monday (3/9) and again in Chicago on Tuesday (3/10). The three-city assault was part of the group’s campaign behind its recently released, chart-topping album, “No Line on the Horizon.”

But it was the Boston-area appearance that yielded the biggest return for fans, as it was the only night on which the band, in addition to being interviewed, also performed.

The excitement was palpable even before the lucky ticketholders were allowed in. The street in front of the theater–part of Somerville’s Davis Square–was lined on either side with crowd-control barricades, and police were on hand in large numbers.

Fans who won tickets to the event were instructed to meet at an off-site location, and were then transported to the venue aboard a fleet of coach buses led by police escort. Once there, the contest-winners were herded between barricades leading to the theater doors.

Though a sizeable crowd of fans and onlookers formed along the barricade across the street from the venue, and others clustered behind the building hoping to glimpse the band on its way in and out, predictions of a five-figure turnout proved to be overblown; a police source quoted in a local newspaper’s post-show report placed the number closer to 3,000, and even that seems generous….”

Read entire review here

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