The first photo in this slideshow was shot by Adam Hansen in Montreal on 13 June. This point of view offers no view of the screen but does show very well how intimate this tour is. The fans are very close to each other, the screen, and the band. What makes this shot so powerful is the moment it was taken: pieces of paper in the air, smoke, lights and thousands of excited fans.
This photo, shot by Rich Fury in Los Angeles, shows one of the many moments where we can see Bono with water in his hands. There are many incredible photos of Bono with water, where its either spitting from his mouth, or where he's pouring it over the crowd. Some other amazing shots of similar moments can be found in either this photo or this photo.
One of the first wow-moments of this tour came from this photo, shot by Luciana on the second show of the tour in Vancouver. While Luciana was sitting high up in the arena and having no view of the screen from the side, this photo shows how great arena shows are. The yellow lightning makes this photo incredible.
Another great shot from Vancouver, this one is from opening night. Shot by John Lill on 14 May. What makes this photo great is that it's black and white and it shows three of the four band members in full focus to their job, their music and life. Edge on his knees, Bono bending and Adam watching in full admiration from a short distance. Another incredible photo from the band up-close in black and white was shot in Los Angeles by John Hardin.
Justin Kent brought us so many great photos and it was hard to choose one from all his amazing ones. This one is from the second show in Vancouver and shows Bono in full excitement. What makes this photo incredible is the quality of the photo, the moment and the fact that is it amazingly up-close. We can only say: thanks Justin and keep them coming.
Can we ever get enough of great pictures of the screen? This one is amazing, especially if you view it in its original resolution. Shot by Jane Ann Bellringer on opening night this gives us a glimpse of how amazing it is to have seats on the longer side of the arena. The quality of the screen is extraordinary, this photo shows amazing graphics, The Edge as a very small human being and also the standing lights which light up so many cities of blinding lights.
The screen is not just a screen, as we learned on opening night. The band can walk through it and can play with it. This photo, shot by Jeff Hollett in Los Angeles on 26 May, shows the most surreal use of the screen during the show. Bono, who is not in the screen, is projected on the screen in movement, while Edge is in person playing guitar inside of the screen. This for sure brings a wow to everyone who sees it for the first time.
This tour has some great piano moments. This photo, shot by Brandon Nazari in Los Angeles, shows The Edge playing piano from up-close on the E-stage, while Adam is playing bass in the background. This photo really shows the intimacy of the E-stage. Another great photo, in black and white, of The Edge playing guitar while Bono is hanging over the piano from up-close is shot by John Hardin and can be viewed here.
Adam. What can we say about Adam? He just keeps on becoming more cool every tour. There are so many great photos of Adam from this tour. This one, shot by Martin Chevalier in Montreal, shows Adam playing bass while wearing a great leather jacket. And: a great shirt. Adam wore so many different and amazing shirts this tour we even started a topic to collect them all. This is one of Adam's shirts which shows the date U2 first played in a city, back in the eighties.
There are not many photos this tour from Bono without glasses. This is one, and its shot by John Hardin in Los Angeles. It shows Bono smiling and clapping without his glasses.
Who doesn't love the distinct narrative of Bullet The Blue Sky & The Hands That Built America? Bullet is better than ever and has a great Bono rap at the last part of the song. Before it flows into The Hands That Built America, Bono takes a megaphone and raps through it, just like he did on Elevation. In the background we can see Adam with one of his many eighties shirts: the first date U2 played in Denver. Photo was taken by Theron LaBounty.
U2 moves in Mysterious Ways, shot in Montreal on 13 June by Adam Hansen. What makes this photo great is the crowd and the lights, many colours, many fans. Everyone seems to be enjoying themselves, four band members and thousands of fans.
Larry had a rough start of the tour with Larry Mullen sr, his dad, passing away. This photo captures Larry at a great moment, with a rare smile enjoying himself behind his drums. An amazing shot captured by Brian Petrotta in Denver.
We end this slideshow with The Edge, shot by Seth McConnell in Denver. The Edge looks incredible on this photo with his great jacket, guitar, and subtle lightning in the background. This set and many of the other dozens of sets we have can be found on our photo pages. All of our photos are hand-picked and of the highest resolution and quality. Enjoy!