Batteries are nice to play with. They're $0.10 a unit and not a big loss if broken or lost... Mics not so much ¬¬
Yeah, they're my favourite mics so I panicked when I saw them hanging from my puppy's teeth. First thing I thought was "Fuck, my contribution to the Amsterdam multicam has just gone south " and then I realized the caps weren't damaged. I will get them rewired by a professional, possibly a electronic store's salesman I'm friends with. I could try to fix it myself but the result could be a mess and really ugly.
Though a bit older, maybe of interest as a tour is coming up, I add this new info:
Soundman modified the Zoom iQ6 (for Apple Lightning) and replaced the mic capsules with a 3.5 jack so you can use external mics. it's 165€ standalone (modified by hand) and with a fitting app (I chose Dictaphone (records wav 48/32) and bought the sharing addon for 1,99€ for uploading to OneDrive, Googledrive, Dropbox, FTP or iCloud). Used it last week and the result was stunning. in flight mode it used 10% battery of my iPhone 7plus for 3 hours of recording. You need some free space of course, my recordings made up about 4GB.
"I didn't get into the band to become a celebrity, I got into the band because I wanted to play music and write songs and tour and do all that stuff."
- The Edge on fame, 1990
U2 have played nearly 1500 live shows all around the world which all told have consisted of over 20,000 various songs played in proper live shows, promotional dates and impromptu performances with many regions such as China yet to see a live U2 performance.