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Watch: U2 debuts two new songs

on August 09, 2010, 12:25pm

We live in a time where waiting is so unchill. So much so in fact that when U2 recently debuted new songs during a closed door dress rehearsal, well, we posted video of people listening to said new songs from behind closed doors. Looking back, all that seemed a little extreme, so we figure we’d update you with some videos from inside the doors.

As Slicing Up Eyeballs reports, Bono and Co. made their long-awaited, post-injury debut in Milan on Friday night and used the occasion to debut two tracks called “North Star” and “Glastonbury”.  And in case you are wondering, yes, “Glastonbury” pertains to the music festival U2 was supposed to play before Bono injured his back.

No word on whether either of the two songs will appear on the band’s forthcoming studio album, which is supposedly coming out sometime next year.

Along with the two new selections, U2 also busted out a couple deep cuts. For one, they played the Passengers track “Miss Sarajevo” for the first time in four years. Going one step further, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me”, aka the band’s contribution  Batman Forever soundtrack, made its first appearance in 12 years.

Below, find video of “North Star” and “Glastonbury”. Then, head to Slicing Up Eyeballs for clips of the other aforementioned performances, as well as the show’s setlist. Needless to say, it was a pretty epic evening.

“North Star”

“Glastonbury”

U2 2010/2011 Tour Dates:
08/10 – Frankfurt, DE @ Commerzbank Arena %
08/12 – Hannover, DE @ AWD Stadium %
08/15 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena $
08/16 – Horsens, DK @ Casa Arena $
08/20 – Helsinki, FI @ Olympic Stadium @
08/21 – Helsinki, FI @ Olympic Stadium @
08/25 – Moscow, RU @ Luzhniki $
08/30 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium &
09/03 – Athens, GR @ Olypmic Stadium $
09/06 – Istanbul, TR @ Ataturk Olympic Stadium $
09/11 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium @
09/12 – Zurich, CH @ Letzigrund Stadium @
09/15 – Munich, DE @ Olympic Stadium @
09/18 – Paris, FR @ Stade de France ^
09/22 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin ^
09/23 – Brussels, BE @ Stade Roi Boudoin ^
09/26 – San Sebastian, ES @ Anoeta Stadium ^
09/29 – Seville, ES @ Olympic Stadium ^
10/02 – Colmbra, PT @ Stadium ^
10/03 – Colmbra, PT @ Stadium ^
10/08 – Rome, IT @ Olympic Stadium ^
05/21 – Denver, CO @ Invesco Field
05/24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Rice Eccles Stadium
06/01 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium
06/04 – Seattle, WA @ Qwet Field
06/07 – Oakland, CA @ McAfee Coliseum
06/17 – Anaheim, CA @ Angels Stadium
06/18 – Anaheim, CA @ Angels Stadium
06/26 – E. Lansing, MI @ Spartan Stadium
06/29 – Miami, FL @ Sun Life Stadium
07/05 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
07/08 – Montreal, QC @ Hippodrome
07/09 – Montreal, QC @ Hippodrome
07/11 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
07/20 – E. Rutherford, NJ @ New Meadowlands Stadium
07/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ TCF Bank Stadium

% = w/ Kasabian
$ = w/ Snow Patrol
@ = w/ Razorlight
& = w/ One Republic
^ = w/ Interpol