Live Blog: U2's Secret Show Updates in Real Time

WickedLocal: U2 arrives in Somerville

Stay tuned to this post for live updates throughout the next two days from our embedded source who's headed to the secret U2 show tomorrow, as well as updates from around the web.

Wed March 11

4:59: @02144now says 10,000 expected to congregate in Davis Square tonight

4:45: @atu2 sez: Now inside rehearsing "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight

4:30 pm: U2 has arrived at the Somerville Theater.


3:15: ARE THEY THERE YET?! U2 arriving at Somerville Theater any minute . . .

2 pm: WFNX is doing their best to win our Best Fake U2 Sightings contest. If you've got better ones, post 'em in the comments.

12:40 pm: Massachusetts government at work: "State Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville) plans to give the band a State House proclamation at the 9 p.m. show. 'It’s yet another thing to put Somerville on the map,' she said."

Tues March 10

4 pm: WickedLocal: Somerville city officials show up to inspect "what is not being confirmed as a U2 show." More Davis Square mayhem, including the media descending on the theater with copters and news cameras, over at their site.

2:12: All pretense of hiding the venue is now dispensed with: the roadies are talking to the Herald.  Wonder if, as rumor has it, they're still planning on making the lucky ticket-holders meet at the Museum of Science and then busing them to the now-fairely-well-disclosed location.

1:43 pm: Ruh-roh: U2 is DJ-ing, NOT performing, at tonight's secret Chicago gig

1:40 pm: Bono-nomics: U2 doesn't want to pay taxes in Ireland

1:37 pm: Globe: U2 will play only 4 songs at Somerville Theater show

1:35 pm: Somerville residents: screw U2. [photo via Townonline]

1:30 pm: U2's No Line on the Horizon is selling for $3.99 on Amazon.

noon: Right on cue, U2 announces world stadium tour, with yet another annoyingly conceptual stage design, low-cost tix, and sponsorship by iPhone rival. Coming to Foxboro Stadium on September 20.

10 am: Wicked Local just posted photos of the band unloading behind the Somerville theater:

10 am: According to @SpaceRogue, "unloading for U2 happening now behind Somerville theater. Streets closed, no parking, Big Trucks, Police, etc..." [via Universal Hub]

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