U2 filmed two of the shows during its four-night run earlier this month in Chicago for future DVD release, according to the band’s official Web site. The gigs were overseen by director Hamish Hamilton, who directed the two DVDs that chronicled U2’s Elevation tour: “Elevation: Live From Boston” and “U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle.”
No release date has been set for the upcoming DVD, although it presumably will not appear until after the Vertigo tour wraps. U2 begins a thee-show run in the New York area tomorrow (May 17) in East Rutherford, N.J.
In related news, the band has selected “City of Blinding Lights” as the third U.K. single from its 2004 album “How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.” The track will be released in two CD incarnations, one with Killahurtz Fly’s mix of “All Because of You” and the other with live versions of “Even Better Than The Real Thing” and “The Fly” taped at a June 1992 show in Manchester, England.
The DVD single will include a video for the lead track shot during U2’s impromptu show underneath the Brooklyn Bridge last fall, plus the clip for “Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own.”