U2 have joined the masses on Twitter, establishing @U2_360Tour to give fans a look at life on the road and backstage on their 360 Tour, which is currently in Europe. So far, the Twitter feed has only hosted photos from the band but no text, so Bono hasn't had to confine his thoughts to 140 characters just yet. Judging by the Twitter timeline, the photos were taken as the band traveled from Paris, having played two nights at the Stade De France, to Nice, where U2 were set to play Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann last night, July 15th. A press release indicates that the bandmembers are snapping the photos themselves.
@U2_360Tour's first Tweet was an out-of-focus self-portrait of guitarist the Edge. From there, the band posted a series of pictures showing the (literally) red carpet treatment they receive en route to the airport. There are out-of-focus shots of women dragging luggage, off-duty traffic cops, giant Ferris wheels, a dish full of pastries and a picture of what appears to be all of Edge's onstage jewelry. The band hasn't posted any live performance shots.
As Rock Daily previously reported, U2 launched their 360 Tour — complete with the innovative new stage some have dubbed "the Claw" — on June 30th in Barcelona with a concert that included both a Michael Jackson tribute and a phone call to astronauts in orbit. Fans in the States will have to wait less than two months until the Irish rockers bring their concert across the Atlantic, starting with a September 12th show at Chicago's Soldier Field.
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