U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris will be released worldwide on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download on Friday, June 10th.
The concert film captures the groundbreaking tour as it returned to the French capital in December. The New York Times put it like this: “The Paris show that concluded U2’s Innocence and Experience tour was concert as personal memoir, archetypal story, prayer, exorcism and vow of unity.”
The 2.5 hour film, directed by Hamish Hamilton, includes guest performances by Eagles of Death Metal and, on the deluxe version, by Patti Smith, which also features behind-the-scenes footage, additional music videos and live tracks and a tour of the visuals narrated by the band’s lifelong friend Gavin Friday.
“Directing iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE was scary,” says live broadcast director Hamish Hamilton who previously worked with U2 on 2001’s Elevation Tour. “A technical nightmare married with a creative rollercoaster. It challenged everything I knew on so many levels…What blew my mind were the multiple narrative arcs combined with the number of emotional arcs you are taken through as you journey through the show. There’s a lot of good shows out there – but very few great shows.”
U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour kicked off in Vancouver in May 2015 and, to date, has played to over 1.2 million fans in 22 cities across Europe and North America. Staged in the round, the tour features multiple performance areas plus a state of the art 100 foot LED screen suspended above a 118 foot walkway running the length of the arena floor. Combined with an innovative suspended sound system, the tour has delivered mindblowing sound and visuals from every seat in every venue. As Rolling Stone put it, “U2 reinvent the arena show.”
From ‘Songs of Innocence’ musical highlights include “Cedarwood Road”, “Song for Someone” and the stripped down live version of “Every Breaking Wave”. Career-spanning staples include ‘”I Will Follow”, “Pride (In the Name of Love)”, “Vertigo”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Until The End of the World”, “Beautiful Day” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”.
U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris is released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download. The Standard DVD features 30 tracks (see listing below), the Deluxe DVD and Blu-ray formats come with bonus material including Gavin Friday’s guide to “Cedarwood Road”, a behind-the-scenes piece with director director Hamish Hamilton’s behind-the-scenes documentary, on-stage tour videos for “The Wanderer” and “The Troubles” as well as six music videos commissioned for single releases from Songs of Innocence.
Highlights of the Super Deluxe Box collection include all of the above as well as an exclusive USB lightbulb, a 64-Page Hardback Book, Dog Tags, Stencil Set, Pin Badges and a special code to download the video of the entire show. Full details below.
1. People Have The Power
2. The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)
4. I Will Follow
5. Iris (Hold Me Close)
6. Cedarwood Road
7. Song For Someone
8. Sunday Bloody Sunday
9. Raised By Wolves
10. Until The End Of The World
11. The Fly
13. Even Better Than The Real Thing
14. Mysterious Ways
16. Every Breaking Wave
18. Bullet The Blue Sky
20. Where The Streets Have No Name
21. Pride (In The Name Of Love)
22. With Or Without You
23. Stephen Hawking ‘Global Citizen’
24. City Of Blinding Lights
25. Beautiful Day
26. Mother & Child Reunion
29. People Have The Power (With Eagles Of Death Metal)
30. I Love You All The Time (Eagles Of Death Metal)