Irish rock band U2 embarked on its iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour on May 14. Creative direction for the tour is by Willie Williams and set design by Es Devlin and Ric Lipson of Stufish. Sparky Rish and Alex Murphy are the lighting directors and Jake Berry the production manager. Stefaan "Smasher" Desmedt is the video director with video content production by Ben Nicholson. Joe O'Herlihy designed the sound. Tait built the set. PRG provided lighting and PRG Nocturne provided the video.
In attendance on their second night in San Jose on May 19 was Noel Gallagher, who served as lead guitarist, co-singer, and main songwriter for Oasis, and is currently touring the US with his High Flying Birds. Gallagher told U2.com that this tour is a game changer. The show visually tells the stories of the songs from their album, Songs Of Innocence. "At points, it's quite touching when you see footage of people like Bono's mum and his kids," Gallagher said, reports U2.com. During their performance, the band plays inside a video screen and Gallagher calls it "a psychedelic experience."
"With the greatest respect in the world, when I saw the 360 Tour, I thought this was the end of something, and not in a bad way," Gallagher told U2.com. "I wondered what the beginning of the next thing will be, and here it is."
Read Gallagher's full comments on the tour on U2.com.