- 18 Jul 17
7 years ago, Olaf Tyaransen reported from U2's No Line On The Horizon tour in Barcelona, ahead of the band's Croke Park headliner.
The opening night of a U2 tour can be fraught with peril. But in the Camp Nou in Barcelona tonight they exorcised the demons of previous tours and started on a winning note. Report: Olaf Tyaransen
It’s been a beautiful day in Barcelona (hardly surprising for sweltering June), but will it be a beautiful night? The near 90,000 U2 fans gathered here in Camp Nou certainly hope so. As, of course, do the band themselves! But nothing is guaranteed. This, after all, is the opening night of a U2 world tour. Anything can happen and it usually does...
From their not so humble perspectives, there’s a lot more than just money riding on this tour. With the likes of The Killers, Coldplay and Kings Of Leon snapping all too eagerly at their Cuban heels, and Bono, Edge, Larry and Adam now well into their middle years, this is as much about pride, about being the biggest, About being the best. Still.