Gigs of 2015

2015 saw a few less gigs than previous years – a bit of travel and self inflicted injury saw to that – but what a selection to choose from. Splendour in the Grass was back with its best lineup in years. There was a long awaited return from a band near and dear to these […]

U2 (Ireland)

When travelling halfway across the world, why not mix business with pleasure and check out something rarely seen on Australian shores – U2 indoors. No bouncy sound, no disappointed folk in terrible seats, just a huge band mixing the old and new seamlessly in one of the smallest settings they’ve played to a paying crowd […]

U2 360 – Sydney 2

  After teasing fans with soundchecks of All I Want Is You and Love Rescue Me at both Brisbane and Sydney shows, it was time for the band to deliver.

U2 Vertigo – Auckland 2

Gallery: U2 Vertigo This was it. The last show in New Zealand, and the last U2 show I was destined to see for a number of years. With 6 shows behind me, I was still like a kid on Christmas morning waking up on the 25th November. After the incredible show the night before, all […]

U2 (Ireland) – Vertigo 2006

U2’s Vertigo juggernaut travelled throughout Australia and New Zealand in 2006.

U2 Vertigo – Auckland 1

Gallery: U2 Vertigo We packed our jandals, filled our chilly bins, and headed off across the ditch to watch our first U2 shows outside Australia. Choice, eh bro? I’d never been to Auckland. Nor had my mate Scott. U2 had, but it was some 13 years prior during 1993’s Zoo TV(or New Zooland as it was coined locally) […]

U2 Vertigo – Melbourne 2

Gallery: U2 Vertigo After 4 shows of queueing to get into the ellipse, it was a nice relaxed drive to the underground car park, and then up to our seats at Telstra Dome. Having originally bought these tickets for March, at that time Ally was nearly 7 months pregnant. Standing in GA not an option, […]

U2 Vertigo – Melbourne 1

“Oh don’t sorrow, no, don’t weep. For tonight, at last, I am coming home. I am coming home.” So it may not have been Ireland, but it was my home at least, even if not theirs. After watching the shows in Brisbane and Sydney, it was time to sleep in familiar surroundings. my own bed. […]

U2 Vertigo – Sydney 3

“Three nights here. Never been done before. They say it will never be done again. But they also don’t think we’re coming back” As Bono spoke to the 3rd sold out night at Sydney’s Telstra Stadium, it’s hard not to think that the Irish folk quartet  would have happily been back for 4th and 5th […]

U2 Vertigo – Sydney 2

Pasty skin, bare legs and little to no sunscreen in Brisbane were replaced by a hat (courtesy of some friendly Queenslanders in Brisbane), buckets of blockout and jeans. Smart choice. The lineup itself was a shambles, queues at least 10 people wide and random moments when security would have us all “bunch up together”. The […]

U2 Vertigo – Brisbane

Finally back in town for their 5th tour downunder in 23 years, U2 hit the stage in Brisbane on Melbourne Cup day determined to make up for the earlier postponement of the tour due to guitarist The Edge‘s daughter’s illness.

U2 (Ireland) – Popmart 1998

U2 brought their Popmart monolith to Australia in February 1998, playing Waverley Park in Melbourne and the Sydney Football Stadium in Sydney.

U2 (Ireland) – Popmart Sydney

As any Sydney-sider will tell you, Sydney’s weather shits on Melbourne’s. Which is why after the blue skied sunshine of Melbourne, the grim rainy skies of Sydney that greeted this Melburnian raised a wry smile. The Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park was the scene for tonight’s instalment of U2’s Popmart juggernaut. Ponchos were selling […]

U2 (Ireland) – Popmart Melbourne

Those arriving early for U2’s first show in Melbourne since 1993’s epic Zoo TV outing were treated to sunny skies and a Waverley Park car park experience that would be in complete contrast to that which they’d face after the show. Towering over the south-eastern suburban football stadium was Popmart’s giant yellow arch, one half […]