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U2 performing at Madison Square Garden in November 2005, from left to right: The Edge; Larry Mullen, Jr. (drumming), Bono, and Adam Clayton
Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Rock, alternative rock, post-punk
Years active 1976–present
Labels Mercury, Interscope, Island
Associated acts Automatic Baby, Dalton Brothers, Passengers, Virgin Prunes
Website u2.com
Members
Bono
The Edge
Adam Clayton
Larry Mullen, Jr.
.U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland.^ U2 Ringtones U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland.
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^ U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland.

^ U2 are a rock music|rock band from Dublin, Republic of Ireland|Ireland.
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The group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion).
.The band formed at Mount Temple secondary school in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency.^ U2 formed in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency.
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^ Larry Mullen, Jr., then 14 years old, posted a notice on his secondary school (Mount Temple Comprehensive School) notice board in search of musicians for a new band.
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^ U2 in 1980: (left to right) Clayton, Mullen, Bono, Edge U2 formed in Dublin on 25 September 1976.McCormick (2006), page 27 Larry Mullen, Jr., then 14, posted a notice on his secondary school notice board (Mount Temple Comprehensive School) seeking musicians for a new band.
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.Within four years, they signed to Island Records and released their debut album Boy.^ Within four years, they signed to Island Records and released their debut album Boy.
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^ U2 released their debut album Boy, which was produced by Steve Lillywhite.
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^ U2 signed to Island Records.
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.By the mid-1980s, they had become a top international act.^ By the mid-1980s, they had become a top international act.
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^ By the mid-1980s, however, the band had become a top international act, noted for their anthemic sound, Bono's impassioned vocals, and The Edge's texture (music)|textural guitar playing.
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They were more successful as a live act than they were at selling records, until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree,[1] which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars".[2]
.Their 1991 album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour were a musical and thematic reinvention for the band.^ The entire Achtung Baby album?
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^ The band completed the album in 1991 in Dublin.
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^ Their 1991 album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour were a musical and thematic reinvention for the band.
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.Reacting to their own sense of musical stagnation and a late-1980s critical backlash, U2 incorporated dance music and alternative rock into their sound and performances, replacing their earnest image with a more ironic tone.^ After garnering a large fanbase worldwide as well as critical praise, U2's Bono lead them on a crusade around the world to fight injustices with their music and in interviews.
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^ And while they take a strong hand in wrestling U2's music out of the mainstream and into a more individualistic area, it's the songs themselves that demand a more subtle approach.
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^ Since U2 are famous (since the early 80s) for bringing politics into their music and performances, anyone who spent dollars on a ticket and is offended by that aspect of the show wasn't taken.
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.Similar experimentation continued for the remainder of the 1990s.^ Similar experimentation continued for the remainder of the 1990s.
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.Since 2000, U2 have pursued a more conventional sound, while maintaining influences from their previous musical explorations.^ Since 2000, the band has pursued a more traditional sound while maintaining influences from their previous musical explorations.McCormick (2006), pages 289 & 296 .
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^ Since 2000, U2 have pursued a more traditional sound that retains the influence of their musical explorations.
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^ Since their inception, U2 have developed and maintained a distinctly recognisable sound, with emphasis on melodic instrumentals and expressive, larger-than-life vocals.
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.U2 have released 12 studio albums and are among the most critically and commercially successful groups in popular music.^ U2 released their eighth studio album, Zooropa.
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^ U2 released their third album, War.
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^ U2 released their second album, October.
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.They have won 22 Grammy Awards,[3] more than any other band,[4] and they have sold more than 145 million records.^ The album's other three singles also won Grammy Awards.
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^ They have won 22 Grammy Awards,[3] more than any other band,[4] and they have sold more than 145 million records.
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^ They were more successful as a live act than they were at selling records, until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree,[1] which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars".
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[3][5] .In 2005, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.^ In 2005, Bruce Springsteen inducted U2 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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^ The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2005.
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^ In 2005, the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.
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.Rolling Stone magazine listed U2 at #22 in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.^ Rolling Stone magazine listed U2 at #22 in its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
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^ Rolling Stone Magazine listed U2 at #22 in their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.
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^ In 2003, it was ranked number 139 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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[6] .Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes, including Amnesty International, the ONE Campaign, Product Red, and Bono's DATA campaign.^ The Product Red campaign was launched.
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^ Bono’s One Campaign was founded.
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^ Still a huge fan though and still believe they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
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History

Formation and early years (1976–79)

U2 in 1980. Shown from left to right: Clayton, Mullen, Bono, Edge.
The band formed in Dublin on 25 September 1976.[7] Larry Mullen, Jr., then 14 years old, posted a notice on his secondary school (Mount Temple Comprehensive School) notice board in search of musicians for a new band. .Setting up in his kitchen, Mullen later described it as "'The Larry Mullen Band' for about ten minutes, then Bono walked in and blew any chance I had of being in charge."^ It was, as Mullen put it, ""The Larry Mullen Band" for about ten minutes, then Bono walked in and blew any chance I had of being in charge".
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^ Formed in 1976, the band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. U2 have consistently been one of the most popular acts in the world since the mid-1980s.

^ As a result, I showed up about halfway through their set last night.
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.Mullen was on drums, Paul Hewson (Bono) on lead vocals, Dave Evans (The Edge) and his older brother Dik Evans on guitar, Adam Clayton, a friend of the Evans brothers on bass guitar, and initially Ivan McCormick and Peter Martin, two other friends of Mullen.^ The group featured Mullen on drums, Bono|Paul Hewson (Bono) on lead vocals, The Edge|Dave Evans (The Edge) and his brother Dik Evans on guitar, Adam Clayton, a friend of the Evans brothers, on bass guitar, and initially Ivan McCormick and Peter Martin, two other friends of Mullen.Chatterton (2001), page 130 Soon after, the group settled on the name "Feedback", because it was one of the few technical terms they knew.McCormick (2006), page 30 Martin did not return after the first practice, and McCormick left the group within a few weeks.
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^ Mullen was on drums, Paul Hewson (Bono) on lead vocals, Dave Evans (The Edge) and his older brother Dik Evans on guitar, Adam Clayton, a friend of the Evans brothers on bass guitar, and initially Ivan McCormick and Peter Martin, two other friends of Mullen.
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^ The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry Mullen, Jr. .
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[8] .Soon after, the group settled on the name "Feedback", because it was one of the few technical terms they knew.^ Soon after, the group settled on the name "Feedback", because it was one of the few technical terms they knew.
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^ The group featured Mullen on drums, Bono|Paul Hewson (Bono) on lead vocals, The Edge|Dave Evans (The Edge) and his brother Dik Evans on guitar, Adam Clayton, a friend of the Evans brothers, on bass guitar, and initially Ivan McCormick and Peter Martin, two other friends of Mullen.Chatterton (2001), page 130 Soon after, the group settled on the name "Feedback", because it was one of the few technical terms they knew.McCormick (2006), page 30 Martin did not return after the first practice, and McCormick left the group within a few weeks.
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^ Just once because no one can touch them if they do that.
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[9] .Martin did not return after the first practice, and McCormick left the group within a few weeks.^ Martin did not return after the first practice, and McCormick left the group within a few weeks.
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.Most of the group's material initially consisted of cover versions, which the band said was not their forte.^ Most of the group's material initially consisted of cover versions, which the band said was not their forte.
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^ Most of the album's new material was played on 1989's Lovetown Tour, which visited Australia, Japan and Europe, because the band wanted to avoid the American backlash.
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[10] .The band's early original material was influenced by punk rock acts, such as The Jam, The Clash, and The Sex Pistols.^ The band's early original material was influenced by punk rock acts, such as The Jam, The Clash, and The Sex Pistols.
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^ The stadium was less than half full when the Irish quintet began, but those who came early almost rocked out to the almost-arena-rock band.
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^ This approach is rooted partly in the early influence of record producer Steve Lillywhite at a time when the band was not known for musical proficiency.
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[11]
"We couldn't believe it. I was completely shocked. .We weren't of an age to go out partying as such but I don't think anyone slept that night.... Really, it was just a great affirmation to win that competition, even though I've no idea how good we were or what the competition was really like.^ We weren't of an age to go out partying as such but I don't think anyone slept that night....Really, it was just a great affirmation to win that competition, even though I've no idea how good we were or what the competition was really like.
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^ Great night out.'
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^ Does anyone really think it's NOT going to be mentioned?
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.But to win at that point was incredibly important for morale and everyone's belief in the whole project."^ But to win at that point was incredibly important for morale and everyone's belief in the whole project.
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—The Edge, on winning the CBS competition[12]
.In March 1977, the band changed their name to "The Hype".[13] Dik Evans, who was older and by this time at college, was becoming the odd man out.^ Dik Evans, who was older and by this time at college, was becoming the odd man out.
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^ In March 1977, the band changed their name to "The Hype".
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^ A record where the band "turned pacifism itself into a crusade",[30] Wars sincerity and "rugged" guitar was intentionally at odds with the "cooler" synthpop of the time.
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.The rest of the band was leaning towards the idea of a four-piece ensemble and he was "phased out" in March 1978. During a farewell concert in the Presbyterian Church Hall in Howth, which featured The Hype playing covers, Dik ceremoniously walked offstage.^ Walk through the four worlds of encryption covering C#, Java, U2 BASIC, and OpenSSL shell scripting and see that encryption of data produced is interchangeable amongst them.
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^ By the time the group returned for its encore after a recorded Desmond Tutu speech about world unity, U2 the Band lost out to the Idea.
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.The remaining four band members completed the concert playing original material as "U2".[14] Steve Averill, a punk rock musician and family friend of Clayton's, had suggested six potential names from which the band chose "U2" for its ambiguity and open-ended interpretations, and because it was the name that they disliked the least.^ U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland.
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^ Steve Averill, a punk rock musician and family friend of Clayton's, had suggested six potential names from which the band chose "U2" for its ambiguity and open-ended interpretations, and because it was the name that they disliked the least.
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^ The remaining four band members completed the concert playing original material as "U2".
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[15]
.On Saint Patrick's Day in 1978, U2 won a talent show in Limerick, Ireland.^ THE Book : a MUST HAVE for all collectors all infos and reviews about U2 live shows since 1978 pdf format: part 1 + part 2 + part 3 pw: the_spiral_staircase .

^ The day become known as Ireland's first Bloody Sunday, the inspiration for U2's 1983 anti-war anthem "Sunday Bloody Sunday."
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.The prize consisted of £500 and studio time to record a demo which would be heard by CBS Ireland.^ The prize consisted of £500 and studio time to record a demo which would be heard by CBS Ireland.
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This win was an important milestone and affirmation for the fledgling band.[14] .The band recorded their first demo tape at Keystone Studios in Dublin, in May 1978.[16] Hot Press magazine was influential in shaping the band's future; in May, Paul McGuinness, who had earlier been introduced to the band by the magazine's journalist Bill Graham, agreed to be U2's manager.^ Hot Press magazine was influential in shaping the band's future; in May, Paul McGuinness, who had earlier been introduced to the band by the magazine's journalist Bill Graham, agreed to be U2's manager.
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^ U2's "big shtick" failed, however, to satisfy many who were seemingly confused by the band's new kitsch image and elaborate sets.
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^ U2 and other bands who manage to "stay together for the love of the music," and a little humiliation of those who would be "chillin' lackadaisical" up in the stands while Fergie did her "Boom Boom Pow."
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[17] .U2's first release, an Ireland-only EP entitled Three, was released in September 1979 and was the band's first Irish chart success.^ U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland.
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^ U2's first release, an Ireland-only EP entitled Three, was released in September 1979 and was the band's first Irish chart success.
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^ U2's first commercial success, War debuted at number one in the UK, and its first single, "New Year's Day", was the band's first hit outside Ireland or the UK.[34] Bono performs in Norway during the War Tour in 1983.
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[18] .In December 1979, U2 performed in London for their first shows outside Ireland, although they failed to get much attention from audiences or critics.^ In December 1979, U2 performed in London for their first shows outside Ireland, although they failed to get much attention from audiences or critics.
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^ Despite being unpolished, these early live performances demonstrated U2's potential, as critics noted that Bono was a "charismatic" and "passionate" showman.
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^ The band said the criticism was unfair, stating that approximately 95% of their business took place outside of Ireland, that they were taxed globally because of this, and that they were all "personal investors and employers in the country".
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[19] .In February 1980, their second single "Another Day" was released on the CBS label, but again only for the Irish market.^ In February 1980, their second single "Another Day" was released on the CBS label, but again only for the Irish market.
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^ U2's first release, an Ireland-only EP entitled Three, was released in September 1979 and was the band's first Irish chart success.
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^ Another Day (7", Single) .
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[20]

Boy, October, and War (1980–83)

.Island Records signed U2 in March 1980, and in May, the band released "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" as their first international single.^ Returning to San Siro Stadium for the first time since the Vertigo Tour (when the band recorded the DVD that was released as a bonus with the deluxe version of the U2 18 Singles package in 2006), these Milan shows were filled with significance, signaled by serious speeches and special occasions.
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^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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^ Among the revelations from the banter with the crowd: U2 is considering reworking and re-releasing some early work including its debut album, 1980's "Boy," which included U2's first big hit, "I Will Follow."
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[21] .The band's debut album, Boy, followed in October.^ The band's debut album, Boy, followed in October.
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^ Following the September 11 attacks, the new album gained added resonance,[99] and in October, U2 performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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^ The album included the band's first United Kingdom hit single, "I Will Follow".
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.It was produced by Steve Lillywhite and received generally positive reviews.^ It was produced by Steve Lillywhite and received generally positive reviews.
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^ The album received generally positive reviews, but critics noted the end result was not as experimental as expected.
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^ It was commercially unnoticed by U2 standards and it received generally poor reviews.
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[22] Although Bono's lyrics were unfocused and seemingly improvised, a common theme was the dreams and frustrations of adolescence.[23] .The album included the band's first United Kingdom hit single, "I Will Follow". Boy's release was followed by the Boy Tour, U2's first tour of continental Europe and the United States.^ U2 Tour Dates Europe 2010 .
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^ Among the revelations from the banter with the crowd: U2 is considering reworking and re-releasing some early work including its debut album, 1980's "Boy," which included U2's first big hit, "I Will Follow."
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^ Returning to San Siro Stadium for the first time since the Vertigo Tour (when the band recorded the DVD that was released as a bonus with the deluxe version of the U2 18 Singles package in 2006), these Milan shows were filled with significance, signaled by serious speeches and special occasions.
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[24] .Despite being unpolished, these early live performances demonstrated U2's potential, as critics noted that Bono was a "charismatic" and "passionate" showman.^ Despite being unpolished, these early live performances demonstrated U2's potential, as critics noted that Bono was a "charismatic" and "passionate" showman.
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^ 'You performed songs that I have never heard U2 play Live before but always wanted to hear them.
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[25]
.The band's second album, October, was released in 1981 and contained overtly spiritual themes.^ Many of the band’s albums had been an exploration of certain emotional, geographic and spiritual states.
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^ From the beginning - these winners of 22 Grammys have been making music since the time albums had "sides" - U2 has been overtly spiritual.
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^ They come through more clearly in their second album, O c t o b e r (1981), when a crisis arose for the thre e Christian band members.
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.During the album's recording sessions, Bono and The Edge left the band due to spiritual conflicts, and U2 ceased to exist for a brief period of time.^ Many of the band’s albums had been an exploration of certain emotional, geographic and spiritual states.
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^ The band was made up of Larry Mullen Jr. Adam Clayton as bassist, “The Edge,” or David Evans, as lead guitarist, and “Bono,” or Paul Hewson, as lead singer.
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^ Bono and, by extension, U2, have taken their celebrity status far beyond record sales and chart positions.
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[26] .Bono, The Edge, and Mullen had joined a Christian group in Dublin called the "Shalom Fellowship", which led them to question the relationship between the Christian faith and the rock and roll lifestyle.^ Bono, The Edge, and Mullen had joined a Christian group in Dublin called the 'Shalom Fellowship', which led them to question the relationship between the Christian faith and the rock and roll lifestyle.
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^ Three members of U2 – Bono, The Edge, and Larry Mullen – became part of a group known as Shalom, a charismatic, non- hierarchical and informal Christian group, led by a man named Dennis Sheady.
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^ Van Morrison has been cited by Bono as an influence[140] and his influence on U2 is pointed out by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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[27] .Ultimately, they left the group to continue with the band.^ Ultimately, they left the group to continue with the band.
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.Recording was further complicated when a briefcase containing lyrics for several working songs was stolen from backstage during the band's performance at a nightclub in Portland, Oregon.^ Recording was further complicated when a briefcase containing lyrics for several working songs was stolen from backstage during the band's performance at a nightclub in Portland, Oregon.
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^ The band wanted music with a sense of location and a "cinematic" quality, and the album's music and lyrics draw on imagery created by American writers whose works the band had been reading.
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^ Not all the songs on the setlist, which is below, were performed during the rehearsal, but the show looks like it includes seven songs off the recently released No Line On The Horizon.
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[28] The album received mixed reviews and limited radio play. Low sales outside the UK put pressure on their contract with Island and focused the band on improvement.[29]
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.Resolving their doubts of the October period, U2 released War in 1983.[30] A record where the band "turned pacifism itself into a crusade",[31] War's sincerity and "rugged" guitar was intentionally at odds with the "cooler" synthpop of the time.^ Returning to San Siro Stadium for the first time since the Vertigo Tour (when the band recorded the DVD that was released as a bonus with the deluxe version of the U2 18 Singles package in 2006), these Milan shows were filled with significance, signaled by serious speeches and special occasions.
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^ At first the show was about the band itself and its joy in the music it has been making for more than 30 years together.
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^ The day become known as Ireland's first Bloody Sunday, the inspiration for U2's 1983 anti-war anthem "Sunday Bloody Sunday."
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[32] .The album included the politically-charged "Sunday Bloody Sunday", where Bono had lyrically tried to contrast the events of Bloody Sunday with Easter Sunday.^ Hard-charging drums from Larry Mullen, Jr. Sunday Bloody Sunday .
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^ Highlights included Where The Streets Have No Name, Sunday Bloody Sunday, and a few tracks requested by the audience at half time, including the blissful Angel of Harlem.
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[33] .Rolling Stone magazine wrote that the song showed the band was capable of deep and meaningful songwriting.^ On its previous tours, U2 had started to resemble its generation's answer to the Rolling Stones: a band that had become predictable, a stadium act rolling out decades-old hits as its songwriting stagnated.
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^ Rolling Stone Magazine (October 14, 1993), p.
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^ Rolling Stone calls it a "five-star masterpiece," and Mojo magazine gave it four stars.
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.War was U2's first album to feature the photography of Anton Corbijn, who remains U2's principal photographer and has had a major influence on their vision and public image.^ The day become known as Ireland's first Bloody Sunday, the inspiration for U2's 1983 anti-war anthem "Sunday Bloody Sunday."
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^ After having Steve Lillywhite produce their first three "political" albums, U2 looked for a more commercial sound.
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^ Traces of belief in God are evident in U2’s first album, Boy (1980).
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[34] U2's first commercial success, War debuted at number one in the UK, and its first single, "New Year's Day", was the band's first hit outside Ireland or the UK.[35]
A black and white image of a light-skinned man singing into a microphone. He is visible from the chest up and wears a sleeveless black shirt with an opened sleeveless white vest overtop. A small cross is worn around his neck. His black hair is styled into a mullet. The man looks past the camera to the left. A mixture of trees and sky are visible in the background.
Bono performs in Norway during the War Tour in 1983.
.On the subsequent War Tour, the band performed sold-out concerts in mainland Europe and the US. The sight of Bono waving a white flag during performances of "Sunday Bloody Sunday" became the tour's iconic image.^ The band members were caricatured in the media as flag-waving, overzealous bleeding hearts.
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^ This gives a great inside look at the band, especially during the wild times of the Zoo TV tour.
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^ BS and the contrived stunts (especially when the middle-eastern guy draped in the US flag "rushed" the stage during "sunday bloody sunday").
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[36] .U2 recorded the Under a Blood Red Sky live album on this tour, as well as the Live at Red Rocks concert film, both of which received extensive play on the radio and MTV, expanding the band's audience and showcasing their live performance.^ It was also U2's largest concert on record.
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^ The remastered Under a Blood Red Sky album was ori more...
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[37] .Their record deal with Island Records was coming to an end, and in 1984 the band signed a more lucrative extension.^ They come through more clearly in their second album, O c t o b e r (1981), when a crisis arose for the thre e Christian band members.
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.They negotiated the return of their copyrights (so that they owned the rights to their own songs), an increase in their royalty rate, and a general improvement in terms, at the expense of a larger initial payment.^ PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY DESCRIBE YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES .
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[38]

The Unforgettable Fire and Live Aid (1984–85)

"We knew the world was ready to receive the heirs to The Who. All we had to do was to keep doing what we were doing and we would become the biggest band since Led Zeppelin, without a doubt. But something just didn't feel right. .We felt we had more dimension than just the next big anything, we had something unique to offer."^ The statement probably referred to more than just the band's extravagant theatrics; if anything, U2 probably wanted to be in orbit more than ever following a recent volley of complaints fired by environmentalists at the fledgling tour's carbon footprint.
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—Bono, on The Unforgettable Fire's new direction.^ I thought Bono should've left Unforgettable Fire off the set list if he wasn't going to actually sing it.
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[39]
.The Unforgettable Fire was released in 1984. Ambient and abstract, it was at the time the band's most marked change in direction.^ Auspiciously, this is the same backroom line-up that made The Unforgettable Fire (1984) and Achtung Baby (1991).
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^ But after that deep plunge into the new disc, the band came roaring back to familiar territory with two of its most haunting songs, the Biblical melodrama "Until the End of the World" and a mesmerizing version of "The Unforgettable Fire."
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[40] The band feared that following the overt rock of the War album and tour, they were in danger of becoming another "shrill", "sloganeering arena-rock band".[41] Thus, experimentation was sought[42] as Adam Clayton recalls, "We were looking for something that was a bit more serious, more arty."[39] The Edge admired the ambient and "weird works" of Brian Eno, who, along with his engineer Daniel Lanois, eventually agreed to produce the record.[43]
The Unforgettable Fire has a rich and orchestrated sound. .Under Lanois' direction, Mullen's drumming became looser, funkier, and more subtle and Clayton's bass became more subliminal; the rhythm section no longer intruded, but flowed in support of the songs.^ The rhythm section (Clayton and Mullen) have no equals.
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^ On that number and all the others, the highly listenable drumming of Larry Mullen Jr. Bassist Adam Clayton completes ones of the best rhythm sections in rock.
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^ Even a well-tested crowd-pleaser like "Where the Streets Have No Name" sounded refreshed, with The Edge's metallic-toned guitar taking a ride on the bass-drums rhythm train.
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[44] .Complementing the sonic atmospherics, the album's lyrics are open to many interpretations, providing what the band called a "very visual feel".[40] Bono's recent immersion in fiction, philosophy, and poetry made him realise that his songwriting responsibility—about which he had always been reluctant—was a poetic one.^ Everyone remembers 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' and 'One,' but with U2 the Idea so omnipresent it can be hard to remember that the group wasn't always overshadowed by Bono's political work.
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^ After opening with four songs from the group's current album No Line On The Horizon, Bono explained his group's decision to begin their latest adventure in Barcelona.
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^ The group's singer, Bono, mentioned Costello's presence, and the band squeezed in very small bits of his Alison and Pump it Up.
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[citation needed] Due to a tight recording schedule, however, Bono felt songs like "Bad" and "Pride (In the Name of Love)" were incomplete "sketches".[45] "Pride (In the Name of Love)", about Martin Luther King, Jr., was the album's first single and became the band's biggest hit to that point, including being their first to enter the US top 40.[46]
.Much of The Unforgettable Fire Tour moved into indoor arenas as U2 began to win their long battle to build their audience.^ When U2 rolled into Cardiff last night for the last leg of their European 360 Degree Tour, they blew the audience away.
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^ U2 360 tour 30.06 2009 Barcelona 10 - Unforgettable Fire (HD) .
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^ Having lain dormant for twenty years, The Unforgettable Fire found its way back into the U2 live set, vast ambient synth oscillations and all, sounding as haunting as ever.
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[48] .The complex textures of the new studio-recorded tracks, such as "The Unforgettable Fire" and "Bad", were problematic to translate to live performance.^ The unforgettable fire live in milano from the orange sector, second night in milano san siro stadium .
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^ We both prefer the albums Absolution and Black Holes & Revelations to the new one, so we were glad that "Uprising" and "Undisclosed Desires" translated so well to the live performance.
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^ Read Full Article The Unforgettable Fire - Live In Milano 08.07.09 - HQ .
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[40] .One solution was programmed sequencers, which the band had previously been reluctant to use, but are now used in the majority of the band's performances.^ Sure, it looked like an alien landing, but U2 cleverly used the dimensions of its enormous stage to bring a human focus to the band and its performances.
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^ Muse is definitely one of the best bands around right now, and we can't wait until they come back.
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^ "It took us 26 years to travel one mile," Bono said, referring to the band's performance at Lloyd Noble Center in 1983.
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[40] .Songs on the album had been criticised as being "unfinished", "fuzzy", and "unfocused", but were better received by critics when played on stage.^ U2 may be the only band alive whose songs make more sense being played in front of more than 72,000 people.
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[49]
.U2 participated in the Live Aid concert for Ethiopian famine relief at Wembley Stadium in July 1985.[50] U2's performance in front of 82,000 fans was a pivotal point in the band's career.^ Views 7 Comments Likes: 0 U2 performs their classic protest song at Wembley Stadium for the 1985 Live Aid concert.
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^ U2 Tour 2009 Setlist & Review Wembley Stadium London Aug 15, 2009 .
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^ 'You performed songs that I have never heard U2 play Live before but always wanted to hear them.
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[51] .During a 14-minute performance of the song "Bad", Bono leapt down off the stage to embrace and dance with a fan, showing a television audience of millions the personal connection that Bono could make with audiences.^ We were in the 5th row seats to the right side of the stage and the fans around us were pretty respectable and were really enjoying the show too.
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^ Bono leaned down and dramatically gestured him onto the stage.
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^ Any true fan of U2 have got to see these guys, the similarities are rather spooky in sound and looks and overall stage presence,, many thank's for a great show.'
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[52] In 1985, Rolling Stone magazine called U2 the "Band of the 80s", saying that "for a growing number of rock-and-roll fans, U2 have become the band that matters most, maybe even the only band that matters".[53]

The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum (1986–89)

."The wild beauty, cultural richness, spiritual vacancy and ferocious violence of America are explored to compelling effect in virtually every aspect of The Joshua Tree—in the title and the cover art, the blues and country borrowings evident in the music ...^ Much of U2's songwriting and music is also motivated by contemplations of loss and anguish, coupled with hopefulness and resiliency, themes that are central to The Joshua Tree.
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^ I've seen one concert from every tour since the Joshua tree and though the stage was awesome I agree the 360 was not utilized very well.
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^ The music transcends a simple regurgitation of every song, and adds a far more epic aspect to the show.
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.Indeed, Bono says that 'dismantling the mythology of America' is an important part of The Joshua Tree's artistic objective."^ ''The Joshua Tree'' and ''Rattle and Hum'' (1986–89) s artistic objective."
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Rolling Stone[54]
.Motivated by friendships with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Keith Richards, the band looked back to the roots of rock music, and Bono focused on his skills as a song and lyric writer.^ Motivated by friendships with Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, and Keith Richards, the band looked back to the roots of rock music, and Bono focused on his skills as a song and lyric writer.
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^ The band wanted music with a sense of location and a "cinematic" quality, and the album's music and lyrics draw on imagery created by American writers whose works the band had been reading.
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^ History will probably put Bono on the same pedestal as John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and all those men and women that have changed the way music is today and will be tomorrow."
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[55] .Realising "that U2 had no tradition", the band explored American blues, folk, and gospel music.^ Realising "that U2 had no tradition", the band explored American blues, folk, and gospel music.
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^ The band wanted music with a sense of location and a "cinematic" quality, and the album's music and lyrics draw on imagery created by American writers whose works the band had been reading.
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^ Sadly that's when Bono and The Edge realised electronic music is beautiful to mess about so we got the worst of U2 - or ironically, 'Even better than the real thing'.
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[56] .For their fifth album, The Joshua Tree,[57] the band wanted to build on The Unforgettable Fire's atmospherics, but instead of its out-of-focus tracks, they sought a harder-hitting sound within the strict discipline of conventional song structures.^ For their fifth album, The Joshua Tree,[55] the band wanted to build on The Unforgettable Fires atmospherics, but instead of its out-of-focus tracks, they sought a harder-hitting sound within the strict discipline of conventional song structures.
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^ The Unforgettable Fire has a rich and orchestrated sound.
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^ They were more successful as a live act than they were at selling records, until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree,[1] which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars".
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[58] .U2 interrupted their 1986 album sessions to serve as a headline act on Amnesty International's A Conspiracy of Hope tour.^ U2 interrupted their 1986 album sessions to serve as a headline act on Amnesty International's A Conspiracy of Hope tour.
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^ In 1986, U2 participated in the A Conspiracy of Hope tour in support of Amnesty International and in Self Aid for unemployment in Ireland.
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^ During the album's recording sessions, Bono and The Edge left the band due to spiritual conflicts, and U2 ceased to exist for a brief period of time.
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.Rather than being a distraction, the tour added extra intensity and power to their new music.^ Rather than being a distraction, the tour added extra intensity and power to their new music.
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^ More > > > Live Music News and Notes - 1/6/10 - Wilco has announced a new round of 2010 tour dates in support of last year's Wilco (The Album).
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^ While U2's latest tour has sold out in many cities -- and added extra shows -- that is not the case in Phoenix.
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[59] .In 1986, Bono travelled to San Salvador and Nicaragua and saw first-hand the distress of peasants bullied in internal conflicts that were subject to American political intervention.^ In 1986, Bono travelled to San Salvador and Nicaragua and saw first-hand the distress of peasants bullied in internal conflicts that were subject to American political intervention.
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^ The same year, Bono and Ali Hewson also visited Nicaragua and El Salvador at the invitation of the Sanctuary movement, and saw the effects of the El Salvador Civil War.
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^ There was also a tribute to Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, for whom Bono wrote the song Walk On.
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.The experience became a central influence on the new music.^ The experience became a central influence on the new music.
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.
The tree pictured on The Joshua Tree album sleeve.
^ They hired Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno to produce "The Joshua Tree" and "The Unforgettable Fire" albums which both rocketed them onto the charts all over the world.
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^ Classic Albums: Joshua Tree ◄ (2 versions) .
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^ The Joshua Tree (Album) ◄ (38 versions) .
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Adam Clayton said "The desert was immensely inspirational to us as a mental image for this record".[60]
.The Joshua Tree was released in March 1987. The album juxtaposes antipathy towards America against the band's deep fascination with the country, its open spaces, freedom, and what it stands for.^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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^ They hired Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno to produce "The Joshua Tree" and "The Unforgettable Fire" albums which both rocketed them onto the charts all over the world.
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^ The remastered Under a Blood Red Sky album was originally released in November 1983, and consists of live recordings from three shows on the band's War Tour through Europe and America.
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[61] .The band wanted music with a sense of location and a "cinematic" quality, and the album's music and lyrics draw on imagery created by American writers whose works the band had been reading.^ Frankly, bands like their new stuff (duh, it’s their creation) and want to play it.
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^ U2 may be the only band alive whose songs make more sense being played in front of more than 72,000 people.
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^ It is hard to imagine so much fun with a band that plays great music and also creates huge sounds.
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[62] .The Joshua Tree became the fastest-selling album in British chart history, and was number one for nine weeks in the United States.^ I've seen one concert from every tour since the Joshua tree and though the stage was awesome I agree the 360 was not utilized very well.
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^ They hired Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno to produce "The Joshua Tree" and "The Unforgettable Fire" albums which both rocketed them onto the charts all over the world.
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^ Views 0 Comments Likes: 0 U2 makes like The Beatles and perform one of their Joshua Tree classics on a rooftop.
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[63] .The album's first two singles, "With or Without You"[41] and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", quickly went to number one in the US. U2 became the fourth rock band to be featured on the cover of Time magazine,[64] which declared U2 "Rock's Hottest Ticket".[65] The album won U2 their first two Grammy Awards,[66] and it brought the band a new level of success.^ First time i've seen you and won't be the last.
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^ First time I have seen the band.
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^ U2 MILANO 360 7 JULY 09 - I Still haven't found what I'm looking for + Stand by me .
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.Many publications, including Rolling Stone, have cited it as one of rock's greatest.^ Still a huge fan though and still believe they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
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^ "It's one of the largest rock 'n roll touring productions that's ever been put together," said a member of the crew.
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[67] .The Joshua Tree Tour was the first tour on which the band played shows in stadiums, alongside smaller arena shows.^ The first time was in Austin during the Joshua Tree tour.
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^ Returning to San Siro Stadium for the first time since the Vertigo Tour (when the band recorded the DVD that was released as a bonus with the deluxe version of the U2 18 Singles package in 2006), these Milan shows were filled with significance, signaled by serious speeches and special occasions.
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^ Not the flash of Zoo TV or the earnestness of the Joshua Tree Tour, but a middle ground that topped neither.
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[68]
.The documentary Rattle and Hum featured footage recorded from The Joshua Tree Tour, and the accompanying double album of the same name included nine studio tracks and six live U2 performances.^ Views 7 Comments Likes: 0 U2 performs their classic protest song at Wembley Stadium for the 1985 Live Aid concert.
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^ His childhood was filled with U2 music in the house especially the Rattle and Hum video.
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^ We both prefer the albums Absolution and Black Holes & Revelations to the new one, so we were glad that "Uprising" and "Undisclosed Desires" translated so well to the live performance.
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.Released in October 1988, the album and film were intended as a tribute to American music,[69] and included recordings at Sun Studios in Memphis and performances with Bob Dylan and B. B. King.^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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^ Studio Recordings 1991 (CD, Unofficial, Album) .
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^ Their 12th studio album is, like its immediate predecessors, less a record than an event, breathtaking in its ambition and its shimmering, mesmerising and sometimes outright volcanic sound.
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.Rattle and Hum performed modestly at the box office and received mixed reviews from both film and music critics;[70] one Rolling Stone editor spoke of the album's "excitement", another described it as "bombastic and misguided".[71] The film's director, Phil Joanou, described it as "an overly pretentious look at U2".[72] Most of the album's new material was played on 1989's Lovetown Tour, which visited Australia, Japan and Europe, because the band wanted to avoid the American backlash.^ Because when U2 wants to rock, U2 rocks.
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^ Bands usually tour on a new album, that's the whole point.
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^ It has been described as the band's most experimental album since 1991.
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In addition, they had grown dissatisfied with their live performances; Mullen recalled that "We were the biggest, but we weren't the best".[73] With a sense of musical stagnation, Bono said to fans on one of the last dates of the tour that it was "the end of something for U2" and that they had to "go away and just dream it all up again".[74]

Achtung Baby, Zoo TV, and Zooropa (1990–93)

."Buzzwords on this record were trashy, throwaway, dark, sexy, and industrial (all good) and earnest, polite, sweet, righteous, rockist and linear (all bad).^ Its Too bad, since, like it was said before, not all of their output is atrocious, but they somehow manage to butcher many of potentially good tracks.
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^ No matter what you think of their politics, there's a reason they have remained superstars for all these years, and this reviewer had it right: the music.
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^ For those who complained about the political/human rights stuff, that is what the band is all about.
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.It was good if a song took you on a journey or made you think your hifi was broken, bad if it reminded you of recording studios or U2..."^ U2 ended with a broody "With or Without You" and a sadly soulful "Moment Of Surrender" (the song of the night).
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^ If you didn't think MUSE was one of the best openers you've seen, then your music critic badge should be revoked.
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Brian Eno, on the recording of Achtung Baby[75]
.Stung by the criticism of Rattle and Hum, the band made a calculated change in musical and thematic direction for their seventh studio album, Achtung Baby; the change was one of their most dramatic since The Unforgettable Fire.^ It has been described as the band's most experimental album since 1991.
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^ But he does it not in self-congratulation, more like wonder and respect, as if in middle age, on his band's 11th studio album, he still can't believe his gift - and luck.
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^ Released last February, "No Line on the Horizon," the Dublin band's 12th studio album, came as a welcome surprise: Though they didn't always succeed, the musicians at least took chances again, veering from that familiar U2 bombast to deliver their most creative disc since "Achtung Baby" (1991).
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[76] .They began work on Achtung Baby in East Berlin in October 1990 with producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, seeking inspiration on the eve of German reunification.^ I have seen the band live when they were great; all prior to Achtung Baby.
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^ With Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno sharing production chores again after having taken a break wi...
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^ Within the band's army of production staff, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois were, this time, the key figures, integral to the writing and playing of the music, while Steve Lillywhite streamlined the sound for mass consumption.
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[77] The sessions instead proved to be difficult, as conflict arose within the group over their musical direction and the quality of their material. .While Clayton and Mullen preferred a sound similar to U2's previous work, Bono and Edge were inspired by alternative rock and European dance music and advocated a change.^ The Edge's signature rhythm-style guitar riffs; Bono's very distinct vocals; Adam Clayton's dissonant bass; Larry Mullen Jr's famous drum patterns...U2 had everything that few, if any, peer bands of their era could offer."
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^ But, ironically, performing on the biggest stage shrank the presence of Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. Adam Clayton -- all of whom looked like toy action figures, even from the priciest seats.
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^ High school students Paul "Bono" Hewson, guitarist Dave "The Edge" Evans, drummer Larry Mullen and bassist Adam Clayton came together to form U2 in Dublin 33 years ago.
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.Weeks of slow progress, arguments, and tension subsided when the band rallied around a chord progression The Edge had composed to improvise the song "One".[78] They completed the album in 1991 in Dublin.^ Still a huge fan though and still believe they are one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
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^ "You have to give them credit and say they are one of the best live bands in the world.
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^ Muse is definitely one of the best bands around right now, and we can't wait until they come back.
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.In November 1991, U2 released Achtung Baby.^ On Tuesday night, Bono and the band celebrated the 18th birthday of actor Eve Hewson, the daughter of Ali and Bono, born in the seventh hour of the seventh day of the seventh month back in 1991, a few months before Achtung Baby was released.
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^ Auspiciously, this is the same backroom line-up that made The Unforgettable Fire (1984) and Achtung Baby (1991).
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.Sonically, the album incorporated alternative rock, dance, and industrial influences of the time, and the band referred to the album as the sound of "four men chopping down the Joshua Tree".[80] Thematically, it was a more inward-looking and personal record; it was darker, yet at times more flippant, than the band's previous work.^ Sometimes Bono is making a parody at himself and rock in general, but it comes out like a forced joke more than a real attempt to laugh at himself and his own band.
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^ Bono and the band used their notoriety more than ever expressing their opinions on social matters on a global scale.
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^ The band began with four from spectacular new album "No Line on the Horizon."
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.Commercially and critically, it has been one of the band's most successful albums.^ U2's two-and-a-half hour show was heavy on songs from their latest album, "No Line on the Horizon," which is one of their least commercially successful efforts yet.
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^ It has been described as the band's most experimental album since 1991.
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.It produced the hit singles "The Fly", "Mysterious Ways", and "One", and it was a crucial part of the band's early 1990s reinvention.^ The two-hour-plus set then shimmed quickly into Mysterious Ways , which blossomed into early standout Beautiful Day .
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^ Mysterious Ways (Single, Maxi) ◄ (18 versions) .
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^ Mysterious Ways (CD, Single, Promo) .
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[81] .Like The Joshua Tree, many publications have cited the record as one of rock's greatest.^ I came expecting to hear mostly "The Joshua Tree," and for example, the concert started off with 3 songs I had never even heard of, and none of them rocked.
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^ I've seen one concert from every tour since the Joshua tree and though the stage was awesome I agree the 360 was not utilized very well.
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^ Views 0 Comments Likes: 0 U2 makes like The Beatles and perform one of their Joshua Tree classics on a rooftop.
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[67]
.
The Zoo TV stage featured a complex setup with over 30 video screens.
^ The video for the best-known song, "One", was shot in Berlin with clips of spluttering Trabants, the archetypal Eastern Bloc car that also featured, suspended over the stage, in the high-tech "Zoo TV" world tour that followed.
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^ Directly above the stage was a circular video screen which expanded vertically and contracted again several times over the course of the night.
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^ It started in November 1992 with the "Zoo TV" tour, the first 80-foot stage with 1,200 tons of giant TV screens the stadium had ever known.
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[82]
.The Zoo TV Tour of 1992–1993 was a multimedia event and showcased an extravagant but intentionally bewildering array of hundreds of video screens, upside-down flying Trabant cars, mock transmission towers, satellite TV links, and subliminal messages.^ Not the flash of Zoo TV or the earnestness of the Joshua Tree Tour, but a middle ground that topped neither.
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^ Dancing Zoo TV (11th of June 1992 Stockholm) .
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^ The setting often made for compelling theater, though it wasn't on par with the band's 1992-93 "Zoo TV" tour, a multimedia barrage that mirrored the chaos and anxiety harnessed by its 1991 "Achtung Baby!"
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Bono featured several over-the-top stage characters, such as "The Fly", "Mirror-Ball Man", and "Mr. MacPhisto", in live performances. .The extravagant shows were intentionally in contrast to the austere staging of previous U2 tours and mocked the excesses of rock and roll by appearing to embrace these very excesses.^ Does U2's 360 Degrees tour, which made a stop at FedEx Field last night, have one of the biggest stage setups in the history of live music?
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^ When U2 rolled into Cardiff last night for the last leg of their European 360 Degree Tour, they blew the audience away.
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^ Over the years, I've had the good fortune to see them many times, U2 band and their show improve with each new tour!
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.The shows were, in part, U2's way to represent the pervasive nature of cable television and its blurring of news, entertainment, and home shopping.^ U2 is possibly the most polished and entertaining live show I've ever seen.
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^ 'U2 tributes have played here before but your show is by far the most superior in every way.
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^ Over the years, I've had the good fortune to see them many times, U2 band and their show improve with each new tour!
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[83] Prank phone calls were made to President Bush, the United Nations, and others. Live satellite uplinks to war-torn Sarajevo caused controversy.[84]
.Quickly recorded during a break in the Zoo TV tour in mid-1993, the Zooropa album continued many of the themes from Achtung Baby and the Zoo TV Tour.^ The entire Achtung Baby album?
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^ Their 1991 album Achtung Baby and the accompanying Zoo TV Tour were a musical and thematic reinvention for the band.
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^ Quickly recorded during a break in the Zoo TV tour in mid-1993, the Zooropa album continued many of the themes from Achtung Baby and the Zoo TV Tour.
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.Initially intended as an EP, the band expanded Zooropa into a full-length LP album.^ Zooropa (LP, Album) .
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^ Zooropa (LP, Album, Ltd) .
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It was an even greater departure from the style of their earlier recordings, incorporating techno influences and other electronic effects.[85] .Johnny Cash sang the vocal on the "The Wanderer". Most of the songs were played at least once during the 1993 leg of the tour, which extended through Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan; half the album's tracks became fixtures in the setlist.^ Before the extended intro to "Breathe" (replete Larry's riveting drums and Adam's inviting bass), before we hear Bono change the date in the song's lyrics, another song plays over the PA. The wild speculation by fans over the source of this track is intriguing, with many suggesting it is an unreleased tune from a forthcoming album to be released between legs of the tour, much like Zooropa in 1993.
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^ "We got old songs, we got new songs, we got songs we can hardly play," said the all-in-black Irishman.
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^ The numbers don't lie - half of U2's fan base has disappeared or just think the new album, which leaked a while ago, sucks!!
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[86]

Passengers, Pop, and PopMart (1994–99)

."It's not enough to write a great lyric; it's not enough to have a good idea or a great hook, lots of things have to come together and then you have to have the ability to discipline and screen.^ 'Thank you for coming out and thank you for giving us a great life,' Bono crowed to the packed audience.
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^ Loved the new material and it was great to hear you perform my request 'In Gods Country' Please come back!"
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^ Ideas for great lenses you could build Ready, set, start your own lens!
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We should give this album to a re-mixer, go back to what was originally intended..."
—Bono, on Pop[87]
.In 1995, U2 released an experimental album called Original Soundtracks 1.^ Passengers, ''Pop'', and PopMart (1994–99) In 1995, U2 released an experimental album called Original Soundtracks 1.
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^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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^ Others felt that the album was a major disappointment and sales were poor compared to previous U2 releases.
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.Brian Eno, producer of three previous U2 albums, contributed as a full partner, including writing and performing.^ An appreciable leap forward in almost every fashion from the group's first trio of albums, The Unforgettable Fire is its first with the production team of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.
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^ The band's 12th studio album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite.
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^ Automatic Baby , Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen , Passengers , Daniel Lanois , Brian Eno , Bono & Gavin Friday , U2 & Green Day .
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.For this reason and due to the record's highly experimental nature, the band chose to release it under the moniker "Passengers" to distinguish it from U2's conventional albums.^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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^ The remastered Under a Blood Red Sky album was originally released in November 1983, and consists of live recordings from three shows on the band's War Tour through Europe and America.
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^ It has been described as the band's most experimental album since 1991.
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.Mullen said of the album, "There's a thin line between interesting music and self-indulgence.^ Never let it be said there isn't still one-upmanship in music.
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We crossed it on the Passengers record."[88] .It was commercially unnoticed by U2 standards and it received generally poor reviews.^ It was commercially unnoticed by U2 standards and it received generally poor reviews.
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^ It was produced by Steve Lillywhite and received generally positive reviews.
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^ The album received generally positive reviews, but critics noted the end result was not as experimental as expected.
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.However, the single "Miss Sarajevo" featuring Luciano Pavarotti, which Bono cites as one of his favourite U2 songs,[89] was successful.^ Hammy theatrics that somehow work are a U2 specialty, such as the way Bono worked snippets of rock-era classics into U2 songs.
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^ Your review: "Three songs into an epic, grandly entertaining set, Bono summed up his --and U2's -- enduring connection with fans with a succinct lyric.
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^ Being in New Jersey on Bruce Springsteen's 60th birthday, U2 segued Mr. Springsteen's "She's the One' (with Bono changing the chorus to "He's the one") into its own "Desire."
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The band emerges from a mirror-ball lemon during a PopMart Tour concert
.On 1997's Pop, U2 continued experimenting; tape loops, programming, rhythm sequencing, and sampling provided much of the album with heavy, funky dance rhythms.^ The video screen from the PopMart Tour stage On 1997's Pop, U2 continued experimenting; tape loops, programming, rhythm sequencing, and sampling provided much of the album with heavy, funky dance rhythms.
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^ Passengers, ''Pop'', and PopMart (1994–99) In 1995, U2 released an experimental album called Original Soundtracks 1.
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^ I wasn't much of a U2 fan before last year, but after that concert I want to buy all of their albums.
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[90] .Released in March, the album debuted at number one in 35 countries and drew mainly positive reviews.^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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^ U2's set was heavy with songs from new album No Line on the Horizon, which reached number one in 30 countries, but the band's impressive back catalogue formed the backbone of the performance.
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[91] .Rolling Stone, for example, stated that U2 had "defied the odds and made some of the greatest music of their lives".[92] Others felt that the album was a major disappointment and sales were poor compared to previous U2 releases.^ No other musicians, collectively, are better showmen in rock music except perhaps the Rolling Stones, The Who, Green Day, Kiss and to a lesser extent AC/DC. .
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^ It would have been like going to see The Rolling Stones, and instead of them playing the songs from the 60's, 70's and 80's that made them famous, they basically just played all of the music from "A Bigger Bang," instead!
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^ Among the revelations from the banter with the crowd: U2 is considering reworking and re-releasing some early work including its debut album, 1980's "Boy," which included U2's first big hit, "I Will Follow."
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[93] The band was hurried into completing the album in time for the impending pre-booked tour, and Bono admitted that the album "didn't communicate the way it was intended to".[94]
.The subsequent tour, PopMart, commenced in April 1997. Like Zoo TV, it poked fun at pop culture and was intended to send a sarcastic message to those accusing U2 of commercialism.^ It continued when the "PopMart" tour launched in April 1997.
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^ Ever since, U2 has been searching for the right mix of spectacle and intimacy on the big stage, but "Zoo TV" remains the finest supersize tour mounted by any band in the last two decades.
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^ Not the flash of Zoo TV or the earnestness of the Joshua Tree Tour, but a middle ground that topped neither.
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.The stage included a 100-foot (30 m) tall golden yellow arch (reminiscent of the McDonald's logo), a 150-foot (46 m) long video screen, and a 40-foot (12 m) tall mirrorball lemon.^ That's what happens when you project yourself on a 360-degree, 14,000-square-foot video screen.
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^ The stage looks like a massive alien spaceship, 90 feet tall, complete with lights, the sound system and a wrap-around video screen that weighs 55 tons.
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^ Everything about the show rocked the house including an incredible stage, 360 degree video monitor and sound that made you feel like you were a part of the show.
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.U2's "big shtick" failed, however, to satisfy many who were seemingly confused by the band's new kitsch image and elaborate sets.^ By avoiding new-wave production and synthezised excesses; by adding a new vocabulary for the rhythm guitar; and by enhancing their sound with transcendent lyrics, they set the base for many, many bands that came after."
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^ Over the years, I've had the good fortune to see them many times, U2 band and their show improve with each new tour!
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^ U2's set was heavy with songs from new album No Line on the Horizon, which reached number one in 30 countries, but the band's impressive back catalogue formed the backbone of the performance.
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[95] .The delay of Pop's release date in order to complete the album meant rehearsal time for the tour was severely reduced, and performances in early shows suffered.^ Over the years, I've had the good fortune to see them many times, U2 band and their show improve with each new tour!
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^ We saw them at Hamden in Glasgow on the Vertigo tour, and that was a much higher-energy show than last night's performance.
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^ We reserve the right at any time, without prior notice, to limit or reduce the quantity you ordered of any Product and we will notify you if we do so.
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[96] .A highlight of the tour was a concert in Sarajevo where U2 were the first major group to perform there following the Bosnian War.^ This was my first U2 concert.
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^ Live Nation is your source for U2 tickets, tour dates and concert reviews.
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^ Those were the quick impressions from last night's two-hour concert at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro before about 60,000 fans, the first of two shows the Irish quartet is performing there.
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[97] .Mullen described the concert as "an experience I will never forget for the rest of my life, and if I had to spend 20 years in the band just to play that show, and have done that, I think it would have been worthwhile."^ I wasn't at the show and have never been to a concert at that stadium.
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^ Over the years, I've had the good fortune to see them many times, U2 band and their show improve with each new tour!
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^ I think it's telling that my hubby's favorite parts of the show were the ones that reminded him of PAST U2 concerts that he really enjoyed.
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[98] .One month following the conclusion of the PopMart Tour, U2 appeared on the 200th episode of The Simpsons, "Trash of the Titans", in which Homer Simpson disrupted the band on stage during a PopMart concert.^ Does U2's 360 Degrees tour, which made a stop at FedEx Field last night, have one of the biggest stage setups in the history of live music?
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^ U2 performing Moment Of Surrender during their 360 degrees world tour in Amsterdam on July, 20th, 2009.
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^ Over the years, I've had the good fortune to see them many times, U2 band and their show improve with each new tour!
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[99]

"Reapplying for the job of the best band in the world" (2000–06)

U2 perform at Super Bowl XXXVI Halftime Show, 3 February 2002
.Following the comparatively poor reception of Pop, U2 declared they were "reapplying for the job ...^ Doing America in their own way, U2 slowly turned into pop-mastodonts, mesmerised by the US of A's respective reception (and influence).
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^ They have the creativity U2 lost after Pop and more balls and energy onstage.
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[of] the best band in the world",[100] and they have since pursued a more conventional rock sound mixed with the influences of their 1990s musical explorations.[101] .All That You Can't Leave Behind was released in October 2000 and was produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.^ It's off All That You Can't Leave Behind, which came out in 2000.
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^ Vote Up Vote Down All That You Can't Leave Behind .
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^ With Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno sharing production chores again after having taken a break wi...
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.For many of those not won over by the band's 1990s music, it was considered a return to grace;[102] Rolling Stone called it U2's "third masterpiece" alongside The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby.^ At least two of their albums are considered as "classic" and "masterpieces" in almost every music critic (and a lot of fans') list.
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^ For all the band's pretensions, U2 is ultimately just so likable that it's almost impossible not to be won over.
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^ Over the years, I've had the good fortune to see them many times, U2 band and their show improve with each new tour!
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[103] .The album debuted at number one in 22 countries[104] and its worldwide hit single, "Beautiful Day" earned three Grammy Awards.^ One correction: Beautiful Day is not an "early standout" in the U2 catalog.
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^ Here is their ever popular song and one of my favorites - Beautiful Day.
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^ U2's set was heavy with songs from new album No Line on the Horizon, which reached number one in 30 countries, but the band's impressive back catalogue formed the backbone of the performance.
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.The album's other three singles also won Grammy Awards.^ The album's other three singles also won Grammy Awards.
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^ The album and its singles won Grammy Awards in all eight categories in which U2 were nominated.
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^ They have won 22 Grammy Awards,[3] more than any other band,[4] and they have sold more than 145 million records.
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.For the Elevation Tour, U2 performed in a scaled-down setting, returning to arenas after nearly a decade of stadium productions.^ Just announced, U2 360° will set to touch down in a new set of stadiums next summer including stops in Anaheim; Denver; Oakland; Seattle; Edmonton; East Lansing; Miami; Philadelphia and Montreal.
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^ U2 Tour 2009 Setlist & Review Olympic Stadium Berlin DE Jul 18, 2009 .
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^ U2 Tour 2009 Setlist & Review Scott Stadium Charlottesville VA Oct 1, 2009 .
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A heart-shaped stage and ramp permitted greater proximity to the audience. .Following the 11 September attacks, the new album gained added resonance,[105] and in October, U2 performed at Madison Square Garden in New York City.^ U2 Tour 2009 Setlist & Review Giants Stadium New York NY Sep 23, 2009 .
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^ The back-and-forth with the crowd in Boston's neighboring city of Somerville followed an energetic set of five songs from U2's new album, "No Line on the Horizon," which debuted at No.
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^ It's about time U2 hit the road again and the new "No Line on The Horizon" is a fine album to kick off the proceedings.
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.Bono and the Edge later said these New York City shows were among their most memorable and emotional performances.^ "City of Blinding Lights," which Bono performed with a girl he'd pulled from the crowd, was a thrilling ride, and "Vertigo" had most of the crowd pogoing in their seats.
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^ U2 played the first of their New York-area shows Wednesday night at Giants Stadium.
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^ I thought New Years Day, Stuck in a Moment, and City of Blinding Lights were the top performances.
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[106] .In early 2002, U2 performed during halftime of Super Bowl XXXVI,[107] which SI.com ranked as the best halftime show in Super Bowl history.^ I've seen them many times spanning back to the early eighties and this performance was fabulous and the mega stage show unparalled.
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^ Obviously, I am a huge U2 fan, and I thought the concert was amazing, though maybe not the best U2 show I've been to.
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^ U2 performing Moment Of Surrender during their 360 degrees world tour in Amsterdam on July, 20th, 2009.
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[108]
.The band's next studio album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, was released in November 2004. The band were looking for a harder-hitting rock sound than All That You Can't Leave Behind.^ 'Achtung Baby' as an album remains their last considerable station - excellent but a mistake later diagnosed in sequels - 'Zooropa' or 'Pop' - that even with 'All that you can´t leave behind' wasn't enough appeal to repair the damage.
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^ Moment of Surrender U2 Merchandise 2009 Review: Chicago Sun Times by Jim DeRogatis U2 at Soldier Field Touring in support of its first two albums in the new millennium, the unadventurous U2-by-the-numbers "All That You Can't Leave Behind" (2000) and "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (2004), Bono and the boys were in danger of becoming their generation's Rolling Stones--a rote if occasionally rousing arena act more devoted to selling tickets than to breaking new musical ground.
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^ But he does it not in self-congratulation, more like wonder and respect, as if in middle age, on his band's 11th studio album, he still can't believe his gift - and luck.
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.Thematically, Bono stated that "A lot of the songs are paeans to naiveté, a rejection of knowingness."^ Thematically, Bono stated that "A lot of the songs are paeans to naiveté, a rejection of knowingness."
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[109] The first single, "Vertigo", was featured on a widely-aired television commercial for the Apple iPod, and a U2 iPod and an iTunes U2 box set were also released as part of a promotion with Apple. .The album debuted at number one in the US, where first week sales doubled that of All That You Can't Leave Behind and set a record for the band.^ On that number and all the others, the highly listenable drumming of Larry Mullen Jr. Bassist Adam Clayton completes ones of the best rhythm sections in rock.
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^ All the posturing and technological wizardry aside, U2 put on one of the best rock shows you'll see today.
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^ I think it was an incredible concert with an important message that can inspire all of us to think about the importance of our interactions and our connection as one.
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[110] .Claiming it as a contender as one of U2's three best albums, Bono said, "There are no weak songs.^ There's just no one better at enormity than U2.
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^ All in all, U2 played a long main set -- 19 songs -- and came back to play some of the most popular songs of its career, including "One," "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "With or Without You," with Bono singing into and swinging from a glowing circular microphone that dangled from the center of "the claw."
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^ There was also a tribute to Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, for whom Bono wrote the song Walk On.
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But as an album, the whole isn't greater than the sum of its parts, and it fucking annoys me."[109] .The Vertigo Tour featured a setlist that varied more across dates than any U2 tour since the Lovetown Tour, and it included songs not played since the early 1980s.^ Going to see them 1 more time on this tour, but the rumor is they'll be back at it in the late Spring/early Summer.
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^ City of Blinding Lights - Love that this song may be earning permanent setlist standing after opening the last tour.
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^ We saw them at Hamden in Glasgow on the Vertigo tour, and that was a much higher-energy show than last night's performance.
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Like the Elevation Tour, the Vertigo Tour was a commercial success.[111] .The album and its singles won Grammy Awards in all eight categories in which U2 were nominated.^ For all the band's pretensions, U2 is ultimately just so likable that it's almost impossible not to be won over.
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^ I wasn't much of a U2 fan before last year, but after that concert I want to buy all of their albums.
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^ Seemingly, U2 now have fans who won't pay 7 for an album but will pay 65 for a concert ticket.
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.In 2005, Bruce Springsteen inducted U2 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.^ When U2 rolled into Cardiff last night for the last leg of their European 360 Degree Tour, they blew the audience away.
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^ But the night belonged to U2, the rock 'n' roll royalty that convenes a party at Sam Boyd Stadium about once every president or two.
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^ Hammy theatrics that somehow work are a U2 specialty, such as the way Bono worked snippets of rock-era classics into U2 songs.
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[112] A 3-D concert film, U2 3D, filmed at nine concerts during the South America leg of the Vertigo Tour was released on 23 January 2008.
In August 2006, the band incorporated its publishing business in The Netherlands following the capping of Irish artists' tax exemption at €250,000.[113] The Edge stated that businesses often seek to minimise their tax burdens.[114] The move was criticised in the Irish parliament.[114][115] The band said the criticism was unfair, stating that approximately 95% of their business took place outside of Ireland, that they were taxed globally because of this, and that they were all "personal investors and employers in the country".[116]

No Line on the Horizon and U2 360° Tour (2007–present)

The tour stage. <a name=.The video screen is above the band in a large black container.^ Above the band was a spectacular rotating video screen that eventually stretched into a funnel-like cloud constantly lit for maximum effect.
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.Four silver legs supporting the screen curve down into the audience.^ Four claw-like legs extend outward into the crowd to make the stage seem as big as the stadium itself.
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^ When U2 rolled into Cardiff last night for the last leg of their European 360 Degree Tour, they blew the audience away.
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Five circular orange lights are dotted along the top of each leg. .The round stage is surrounded by a semi-circular catwalk which can be reached by crossing a bridge.^ The gimmick of this "360 Tour" is that fans are supposed to get a better view because the stage is in the centre and has no "front", being circular, with fans surrounding it.
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.The audience surrounds the band on all sides."^ It dwarfed everything and reached out to all corners of the stadium, allowing the four band members to play to the crowd on all sides.
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The band's 360-degree stage layout from their 2009 U2 360° Tour
.The band began work on their twelfth album No Line on the Horizon in 2006, originally writing and recording with producer Rick Rubin, but the material was shelved.^ The band began with four from spectacular new album "No Line on the Horizon."
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^ Not resting on any 30-year laurels, they kicked off with four songs from their current and 12th album No Line on the Horizon - the title track, "Breathe," "Get on Your Boots" and "Magnificent."
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.The band subsequently chose to begin writing and recording for the album with producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno in June 2007. A two-week trip to Fez, Morocco where the six recorded led to the band experimenting with North African sounds and indicating the album would be more experimental than their previous efforts.^ After having Steve Lillywhite produce their first three "political" albums, U2 looked for a more commercial sound.
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^ With Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno sharing production chores again after having taken a break wi...
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^ Bono and the band used their notoriety more than ever expressing their opinions on social matters on a global scale.
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.During the album sessions, on 31 March 2008, it was confirmed that U2 signed a 12 year deal with Live Nation worth an estimated $100 million (£50 million),[117] which includes Live Nation controlling the band's merchandise, sponsoring, and their official website.^ Live in Dublin New Year's Eve 12-31-89 .
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^ Over the years, I've had the good fortune to see them many times, U2 band and their show improve with each new tour!
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^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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.The band completed No Line on the Horizon in December 2008, and it was released on 27 February 2009.[118] The album received generally positive reviews, but critics noted the end result was not as experimental as expected.^ The band began with four from spectacular new album "No Line on the Horizon."
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^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from more...
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.The U2 360° Tour began on 30 June 2009 and featured European and North American stadium dates in 2009, with additional shows in both Europe and North America in 2010.[119] The shows feature a 360-degree staging/audience configuration, in which the fans surround the stage from all sides.^ U2 Tour 2009 Setlist Leaked .
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^ U2 360 tour at Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX Oct 14 2009 .
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[120] On 25 June 2010 the band will headline the Glastonbury Festival.[121]
.In 2009, Rolling Stone named U2 one of eight "Artists of the Decade".[122] The group's tours ranked them second in total concert grosses for the decade, after The Rolling Stones.^ Does U2's 360 Degrees tour, which made a stop at FedEx Field last night, have one of the biggest stage setups in the history of live music?
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^ When U2 rolled into Cardiff last night for the last leg of their European 360 Degree Tour, they blew the audience away.
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^ U2 Toronto 360 Tour(Pride in the name of love) 16 Sep 2009 .
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[123]

Musical style

.Since their inception, U2 have developed and maintained a distinctly recognisable sound, with emphasis on melodic instrumentals and expressive, larger-than-life vocals.^ U2 will always make you aware of what they are working on other than the music, it has been like that since day one.
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[124] .This approach is rooted partly in the early influence of record producer Steve Lillywhite at a time when the band was not known for musical proficiency.^ At times, the stage setup seemed more like a garish, environmentally challenged coverup, as if to distract from the band's recent, less riveting music.
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^ Enter Steve Lillywhite, the band's original producer and sometime collaborator in the decades since, who helped retool the track "Native Son" (originally an antigun screed) into the aggressive iPod anthem "Vertigo"...
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^ By the time the group returned for its encore after a recorded Desmond Tutu speech about world unity, U2 the Band lost out to the Idea.
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[125] .The Edge has consistently used a rhythmic echo and a signature delay[126] to craft his guitar work, coupled with an Irish-influenced drone played against his syncopated melodies[127] that ultimately yields a well-defined ambient, chiming sound.^ It's a satisfying spectacle, with enviable musicianship - Edge the most dominant, with his intense ringing sound on electric guitar (and a deft acoustic turn on "Stay (Faraway, So Close)" - fantastic sound and consistent energy and emotion.
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^ The whipsaw guitar rhythms of "New Year's Day" featured some indelible work from The Edge.
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^ The genius of The Edge is that even though he blankets his guitar work in reverb, echo and delay, he still sounds organic.
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Bono has nurtured his falsetto operatic voice[128] and has exhibited a notable lyrical bent towards social, political, and personal subject matter while maintaining a grandiose scale in his songwriting. In addition, The Edge has described U2 as a fundamentally live band.[127]
.Despite these broad consistencies, U2 have introduced new elements into their musical repertoire with each new album.^ And while they take a strong hand in wrestling U2's music out of the mainstream and into a more individualistic area, it's the songs themselves that demand a more subtle approach.
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^ No Line On The Horizon, the new studio album from U2, will be released on Tues, March 3, 2009.
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^ Albums by U2 - Rate Your Music rym find go!
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.U2's early sound was influenced by bands such as Television and Joy Division, and has been described as containing a "sense of exhilaration" that resulted from The Edge's "radiant chords" and Bono's "ardent vocals".[129] U2's sound began with post-punk roots and minimalistic and uncomplicated instrumentals heard on Boy and October, but evolved through War to include aspects of rock anthem, funk, and dance rhythms to become more versatile and aggressive.^ The Edge's signature rhythm-style guitar riffs; Bono's very distinct vocals; Adam Clayton's dissonant bass; Larry Mullen Jr's famous drum patterns...U2 had everything that few, if any, peer bands of their era could offer."
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^ At first the show was about the band itself and its joy in the music it has been making for more than 30 years together.
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^ Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen amped up the dance beats, and even Bono's vocals took on a more rhythmic sing-speak cadence.
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[130] .Boy and War were labelled "muscular and assertive" by Rolling Stone,[41] influenced in large part by Lillywhite's producing.^ Boy and War were labelled "muscular and assertive" by Rolling Stone,[125] Zooropa, and Pop.
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^ This approach is rooted partly in the early influence of record producer Steve Lillywhite at a time when the band was not known for musical proficiency.
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.The Unforgettable Fire, which began with the Edge playing more keyboards than guitars, as well as follow-up The Joshua Tree, had Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois at the production helm.^ They hired Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno to produce "The Joshua Tree" and "The Unforgettable Fire" albums which both rocketed them onto the charts all over the world.
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^ An appreciable leap forward in almost every fashion from the group's first trio of albums, The Unforgettable Fire is its first with the production team of Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.
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^ Though it avoided the most ambient and atmospheric of the new tracks crafted with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, the group did play a hefty chunk of "No Line on the Horizon," including the strong show opener "Breathe," the hypnotizing "Unknown Caller" and the soaring "Magnificent," which really was.
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.With their influence, both albums achieved a "diverse texture".[41] The songs from The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum placed more emphasis on Lanois-inspired rhythm as they mixed distinct and varied styles of gospel and blues music, which stemmed from the band's burgeoning fascination with America's culture, people and places.^ They played mostly their bigger hits with a few new songs and an oldie mixed in for good measure.
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^ His childhood was filled with U2 music in the house especially the Rattle and Hum video.
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^ The 3 disc box-set format contains The Joshua Tree more...
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.In the 1990s, U2 reinvented themselves as they began using synthesisers, distortion, and electronic beats derived from alternative rock, industrial music, dance, and hip-hop on Achtung Baby,[131] Zooropa, and Pop.^ 'Achtung Baby' as an album remains their last considerable station - excellent but a mistake later diagnosed in sequels - 'Zooropa' or 'Pop' - that even with 'All that you can´t leave behind' wasn't enough appeal to repair the damage.
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^ And while they take a strong hand in wrestling U2's music out of the mainstream and into a more individualistic area, it's the songs themselves that demand a more subtle approach.
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^ U2 will always make you aware of what they are working on other than the music, it has been like that since day one.
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[132] .The 2000s had U2 returning to a stripped-down sound, with less obvious use of synthesisers and effects and a more traditional rhythm.^ The 2000s had U2 returning to a stripped-down sound, with less obvious use of synthesisers and effects and a more traditional rhythm.
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^ U2 stripped down.
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^ The sound-and-light system cost a cool 90m to build - and presumably makes U2 less than popular with the neighbours.
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Lyrics and themes

.Social and political commentary, often embellished with Christian religious and spiritual imagery,[133] are a major aspect of U2's lyrical content.^ I honestly don't understand how any true fan of U2 can be offended, as even their very music is rife with political content.
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.Songs such as "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Silver and Gold", and "Mothers of the Disappeared" were motivated by current events of the time.^ One more song deserves mention: "Sunday Bloody Sunday," an anthem that prompts fist pumping.
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^ Later came the familiar snare-drum march of Sunday Bloody Sunday, in which Bono asked how long must he sing that song.
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^ The Edge's guitar work on "Bloody Sunday" was possibly his most energized of the evening, with Clayton and Mullen barreling through the song's martial rhythm.
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The former was written about the troubles in Northern Ireland,[134] while the latter concerns the struggle of mothers whose children were kidnapped and killed under Argentina's military dictatorship that began in 1976.
.Bono's personal conflicts and turmoil inspired family colour songs like "Mofo", "Tomorrow" and "Kite". An emotional yearning or pleading frequently appears as a lyrical theme,[124] in tracks such as "Yahweh",[135] "Peace on Earth", and "Please". Much of U2's songwriting and music is also motivated by contemplations of loss and anguish, coupled with hopefulness and resiliency, themes that are central to The Joshua Tree.^ The song itself… I liked it very much.
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^ Bono's personal conflicts and turmoil inspired family colour songs like "Mofo", "Tomorrow" and "Kite".
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^ An emotional yearning or pleading frequently appears as a lyrical theme,[129] "Peace on Earth", and "Please".
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[41] .Some of these lyrical ideas have been amplified by Bono and the band's personal experiences during their youth in Ireland, as well as Bono's campaigning and activism later in his life.^ Bono's lyrics are tired and the rest of the band has not updated their sound in years.
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.U2 have used tours such as Zoo TV and PopMart to caricature social trends, such as media overload and consumerism, respectively.^ Ever since, U2 has been searching for the right mix of spectacle and intimacy on the big stage, but "Zoo TV" remains the finest supersize tour mounted by any band in the last two decades.
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^ Not the flash of Zoo TV or the earnestness of the Joshua Tree Tour, but a middle ground that topped neither.
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^ Zoo TV Tour - Live Transmission (2xCD) .
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[132]
.While the band and its fans often affirm the political nature of their music, U2's lyrics and music have been criticised as apolitical because of their vagueness and "fuzzy imagery", and a lack of any specific references to actual people or characters.^ The band's "360" tour is a massive undertaking that has the band performing in the center of stadiums, literally surrounding U2 with throngs of fans.
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^ It never ceases to amaze me when people go to a concert put on by a band like U2 that has been putting out music for over twenty years, and they're disappointed when the band doesn't perform the ten songs they actually know.
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^ Fans often travel long distances to come see U2 -- this time U2 can go to them, globally."
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Influences

.The band cites The Who,[137] The Clash,[138] Ramones,[139] The Beatles,[140] Joy Division,[141] Siouxsie and the Banshees,[142] Elvis Presley,[143][144] and Patti Smith[145] as influences.^ Influences The band cites The Who,[131] The Clash,[132] Ramones,[133] The Beatles,[134] Joy Division,[135] Siouxsie & the Banshees[136] Elvis Presley,[137][138] and Patti Smith[139] as influences.
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^ Other musicians and bands such as Snow Patrol,[142] The Fray,[143] OneRepublic,[144] Coldplay,[145] This Allure,[146] The Academy Is...,[147] The Killers, Your Vegas,[148] and Angels & Airwaves[149] have in turn been influenced by the work of U2.
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.Van Morrison has been cited by Bono as an influence[146] and his influence on U2 is pointed out by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.^ Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 (Performer).
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^ Live Experiences by tristan.koreya The Live Experience by Bili-Rubin The Rock'N'Roll Hall Of Fame by stassen Q Magazine's, Q Awards 2009 by deadevil13 edit YouTube Videos .
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[147] Other musicians and bands such as Snow Patrol,[148] The Fray,[149] OneRepublic,[150] Coldplay,[151] This Allure,[152] The Academy Is...,[153] The Killers, Your Vegas,[154] and Angels & Airwaves[155] have in turn been influenced by the work of U2. U2 have also worked and/or had influential relationships with artists including Johnny Cash, Green Day, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, B.B. King, Luciano Pavarotti,[156] Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Wim Wenders, R.E.M., Salman Rushdie, and Anton Corbijn.

Campaigning and activism

.Since the early 1980s, the members of U2—as a band and individually—have collaborated with other musicians, artists, celebrities, and politicians to address issues concerning poverty, disease, and social injustice.^ For me, their social conscience is part of what sets the band apart from others.
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.In 1984, Bono and Adam Clayton participated in Band Aid to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief.^ Those who despise Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. U2's latest, greatest show on earth.
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^ And of course, there's Bono, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton and The Edge.
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.The initiative produced the hit charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?", which would be the first among several collaborations between U2 and Bob Geldof.^ Several thousand seats remained empty - the first non-sellout of a U2 gig in Dublin since 1980.
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^ The encores were great & they really delivered on their biggest hits - nothing felt stale about them, U2 gave them energy as if they were new.
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.In July 1985, U2 played Live Aid, a follow-up to Band Aid's efforts.^ I first saw U2 perform live in July 2005, and I haven't stopped talking about that experience yet!!
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^ U2 may be the only band alive whose songs make more sense being played in front of more than 72,000 people.
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^ It seemed impossible that any band, even one as outsized as U2, wouldn't get swallowed up by such surroundings.
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Bono and his wife Ali, invited by World Vision, later visited Ethiopia where they witnessed the famine first hand. Bono would later say this laid the groundwork for his Africa campaigning and some of his songwriting.[157]
In 1986, U2 participated in the A Conspiracy of Hope tour in support of Amnesty International and in Self Aid for unemployment in Ireland. .The same year, Bono and Ali Hewson also visited Nicaragua and El Salvador at the invitation of the Sanctuary movement, and saw the effects of the El Salvador Civil War.^ The same year, Bono and Ali Hewson also visited Nicaragua and El Salvador at the invitation of the Sanctuary movement, and saw the effects of the El Salvador Civil War.
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^ In 1986, Bono travelled to San Salvador and Nicaragua and saw first-hand the distress of peasants bullied in internal conflicts that were subject to American political intervention.
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^ Bono and his wife Ali, invited by World Vision, later visited Ethiopia where they witnessed the famine first hand.
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.These 1986 events greatly influenced The Joshua Tree album, which was being recorded at the time.^ U2's stop in Pasadena for their "360" tour broke records as the first time an event has ever completely sold out at the Rose Bowl.
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^ From the beginning - these winners of 22 Grammys have been making music since the time albums had "sides" - U2 has been overtly spiritual.
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^ An early contender for biggest record of the year, "No Line" is being closely watched by a business seeking to reverse deep declines in album sales.
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.In 1992, the band participated in the "Stop Sellafield" concert with Greenpeace during their Zoo TV tour.^ Zoo TV Tour - Live Transmission (2xCD) .
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^ The setting often made for compelling theater, though it wasn't on par with the band's 1992-93 "Zoo TV" tour, a multimedia barrage that mirrored the chaos and anxiety harnessed by its 1991 "Achtung Baby!"
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^ Ever since, U2 has been searching for the right mix of spectacle and intimacy on the big stage, but "Zoo TV" remains the finest supersize tour mounted by any band in the last two decades.
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[158] .Events in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war inspired the song "Miss Sarajevo", which premiered at a September 1995 Pavarotti and Friends show, and which Bono and the Edge performed at War Child.^ Three songs in, Bono paused to thank show openers, Muse, shouting out that they were #1 on iTunes in 24 countries (though they were only #3 on the U.S. charts).
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^ Not all the songs on the setlist, which is below, were performed during the rehearsal, but the show looks like it includes seven songs off the recently released No Line On The Horizon.
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^ The crowd briefly took over singing duties on the latter from Bono during Sunday night's show, with both band and singer dropping out during the first verse to let the audience build the song's momentum.
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[159] .A promise made in 1993 was kept when the band played in Sarajevo as part of 1997's PopMart Tour.^ It continued when the "PopMart" tour launched in April 1997.
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^ It was the first local stop of U2's 360 Degree tour, which is played in the round under a claw-like, spired structure that's part insect, part spacecraft, part cathedral.
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[160] .In 1998, they performed in Belfast days prior to the vote on the Good Friday Agreement, bringing Northern Irish political leaders David Trimble and John Hume on stage to promote the agreement.^ The otherworldly theme was enhanced by a recording of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" that welcomed the veteran Irish rockers to the stage.
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[161] .Later that year, all proceeds from the release of the "Sweetest Thing" single went towards supporting the Chernobyl Children's Project.^ Add Release Title Format Label ↑ Year All Genres edit genres sort Discography .
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^ [Add release] 610 lists My Favorite Vocalists Of All Time by DarthKarl 2009 The Year of Celebrities You Wish Were Dead!
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^ Sweetest Thing (Single) ◄ (6 versions) .
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.In 2001, the band dedicated "Walk On" to Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.^ "Walk On" was dedicated to imprisoned Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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^ Bono dedicated the song to pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest in Burma and has spent 14 of the past 20 years in detention.
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^ Dressed in black and prone to raising his arms and tilting his head back, as if basking in the presence of his disciples, he wasted no time in preaching peace, asking for a "non-violent revolution" and turning "Walk On," the final number before the encore, into a thought-provoking tribute to Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi.
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[162] .In late 2003, Bono and the Edge participated in the South Africa HIV/AIDS awareness 46664 series of concerts hosted by Nelson Mandela.^ Bono's sociopolitical causes (and, hence, U2 the Idea) came into focus towards the end of the show as he spoke often about AIDS awareness.
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^ With Bono a prominent anti-poverty activist, the concert also had a political edge, with a rendition of "Happy Birthday" for Nelson Mandela and a song dedicated to detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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^ IT WASN'T EVEN POLITICAL - FOR GOD'S SAKE, DID YOU MISS BONO DEDICATE "ONE" TO GEORGE BUSH FOR HIS WORK ON AIDS VACCINES IN AFRICA???!!!
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.The band played 2005's Live 8 concert in London.^ The band ended the show, broadcast live on radio, with 2005 hit single "Vertigo."
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^ If you going to be disappointed if a band doesn’t play your personal set list, don’t waste your money on concert tickets.
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.The band and manager Paul McGuinness were awarded Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for their work in promoting human rights.^ For those who complained about the political/human rights stuff, that is what the band is all about.
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^ Bono is a human rights activist, so equating him mentioning the work that's been done on these issues to a waiter spouting off his or her opinions is not at all a fair comparison.
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^ "The band has been wanting to do something like this for a log time," said manager Paul McGuinness.
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.Since 2000, Bono's campaigning has included Jubilee 2000 with Bob Geldof, Muhammad Ali, and others to promote the cancellation of third world debt during the Great Jubilee.^ In addition to that, Bono's activism is a bit thin when you consider that he and his "nation state" waste millions of dollars on an overblown tour and yet want to have my tax dollars wasted by debt forgiveness in third world countries.
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.In January 2002, Bono co-founded the multinational NGO, DATA, with the aim of improving the social, political, and financial state of Africa.^ IT WASN'T EVEN POLITICAL - FOR GOD'S SAKE, DID YOU MISS BONO DEDICATE "ONE" TO GEORGE BUSH FOR HIS WORK ON AIDS VACCINES IN AFRICA???!!!
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.He continued his campaigns for debt and HIV/AIDS relief into June 2002 by making high-profile visits to Africa.^ I don't mind that U2 talks about AIDS, the Burmese ruler who has been under house arrest for 18 years, and global debt relief.
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Product Red, a 2006 for-profit brand seeking to raise money for the Global Fund, was founded, in part, by Bono. The ONE Campaign, the US counterpart of Make Poverty History, has been shaped by his efforts and vision. Bono has also teamed up with Yahoo! to promote the ONE Campaign, which Yahoo! has helped to re-develop.
In late 2005, following Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, The Edge helped introduce Music Rising, an initiative to raise funds for musicians who lost their instruments in the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast.[165] .In 2006, U2 collaborated with punk rock band Green Day to record a remake of the song "The Saints Are Coming" by The Skids to benefit Music Rising.^ U2 the Idea is that of all things big, flashy and still somehow passionate in rock 'n' roll, but U2 the Band is still the same group of guys who introduced the world to some of the best rock songs of all time.
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^ By the time the group returned for its encore after a recorded Desmond Tutu speech about world unity, U2 the Band lost out to the Idea.
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^ After the gig opened with the same set of songs from the new record that we heard on opening night, Bono once again thanked the people of Barcelona before "Beautiful Day."
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.U2 and Bono's social activism have not been without its critics however.^ U2 and Bono's social activism have not been without its critics however.
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^ Despite being unpolished, these early live performances demonstrated U2's potential, as critics noted that Bono was a "charismatic" and "passionate" showman.
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^ After garnering a large fanbase worldwide as well as critical praise, U2's Bono lead them on a crusade around the world to fight injustices with their music and in interviews.
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.Several authors and activists who publish in politically left journals such as CounterPunch have decried Bono's support of political figures such as Paul Wolfowitz,[167] as well as his "essential paternalism".[168] Other news sources have more generally questioned the efficacy of Bono's campaign to relieve debt and provide assistance to Africa.^ As far as the political statements, we need more artists with Bono's heart and courage, not less.
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^ IT WASN'T EVEN POLITICAL - FOR GOD'S SAKE, DID YOU MISS BONO DEDICATE "ONE" TO GEORGE BUSH FOR HIS WORK ON AIDS VACCINES IN AFRICA???!!!
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[169] Tax and development campaigners have also criticised the band's move from Ireland to the Netherlands to reduce its tax bill.[170]

Other projects

The members of U2 have undertaken a number of side projects, sometimes in collaboration with some of their bandmates. .In 1985, Bono recorded the song "In a Lifetime" with the Irish band Clannad.^ In 1985, Bono recorded the song "In a Lifetime" with the Irish band Clannad.
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^ Bono also recorded a spare, nearly spoken-word version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the "Tower of Song" compilation in 1995.
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^ Recording was further complicated when a briefcase containing lyrics for several working songs was stolen from backstage during the band's performance at a nightclub in Portland, Oregon.
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.The Edge recorded a solo soundtrack album for the film Captive in 1986,[171] which included a vocal performance by Sinéad O'Connor that predates her own debut album by a year.^ An early contender for biggest record of the year, "No Line" is being closely watched by a business seeking to reverse deep declines in album sales.
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.Bono and The Edge wrote the song "She's a Mystery to Me" for Roy Orbison, which was featured on his 1989 album Mystery Girl.^ Bono and The Edge wrote the song "She's a Mystery to Me" for Roy Orbison, which was featured on his 1989 album Mystery Girl.
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^ Barely into in the song, Bono brought a party girl called Melissa onstage to hoist the singer high and then share a bottle of champagne.
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^ There was also a tribute to Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, for whom Bono wrote the song Walk On.
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[172] .In 1990, Bono and The Edge provided the soundtrack to Royal Shakespeare Company London stage version of A Clockwork Orange (only one track ever released, on the B-Side to The Fly single).^ If Bono is U2's preacher man, Edge is the one who built the sonic pulpit from which he holds forth.
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^ The innovations continued with the first-ever performance of "Electrical Storm," a 2002 single released with the The Best of 1990-2000 compilation.
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^ The Japanese Version of Pop with One Extra Track- more...
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.Also in 1990 Larry Mullen co-wrote and produced a song for the Irish International soccer team in Italia '90, called "Put 'Em Under Pressure", which topped the Irish charts.^ Regardless, Adam Clayton's bass lines and Larry Mullen Jr.'s parade-ground drumming keep the songs firmly grounded.
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.Together with The Edge, Bono wrote the song "GoldenEye" for the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, which was performed by Tina Turner.^ There was also a tribute to Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, for whom Bono wrote the song Walk On.
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^ On Tuesday, for an episode to be aired at an undetermined date, Bono and guitarist The Edge had played together and also with Costello and his band.
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[173] Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. did a rework of the title track of the movie Mission: Impossible in 1996.[174] Bono loaned his voice to "Joy" on Mick Jagger's 2001 album Goddess in the Doorway.[175] .Bono also recorded a spare, nearly spoken-word version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the "Tower of Song" compilation in 1995. Additionally, in 1998, Bono collaborated with Kirk Franklin and Crystal Lewis (along with other controversially mainstream artists R. Kelly and Mary J. Blige) for a successful gospel song called "Lean on Me", an interpretation of the Bill Withers song.^ Barely into in the song, Bono brought a party girl called Melissa onstage to hoist the singer high and then share a bottle of champagne.
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^ After the gig opened with the same set of songs from the new record that we heard on opening night, Bono once again thanked the people of Barcelona before "Beautiful Day."
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^ The band's 12th studio album calls on the production talents of long-time collaborators Brian Eno and Danny Lanois, with additional production by Steve Lillywhite.
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.Aside from musical collaborations, U2 have worked with several authors.^ U2 will always make you aware of what they are working on other than the music, it has been like that since day one.
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.American author William S. Burroughs had a guest appearance in U2's video for "Last Night on Earth" shortly before he died.^ When U2 rolled into Cardiff last night for the last leg of their European 360 Degree Tour, they blew the audience away.
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^ Given that, U2 could not fail to disappoint their 55,000-strong crowd last night.
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^ Edge," U2 wrapped up its North American 360 tour with a stunning performance at Vancouver's BC Place Wednesday night.
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[176] .His poem "A Thanksgiving Prayer" was used as video footage during the band's Zoo TV Tour.^ The setting often made for compelling theater, though it wasn't on par with the band's 1992-93 "Zoo TV" tour, a multimedia barrage that mirrored the chaos and anxiety harnessed by its 1991 "Achtung Baby!"
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^ Ever since, U2 has been searching for the right mix of spectacle and intimacy on the big stage, but "Zoo TV" remains the finest supersize tour mounted by any band in the last two decades.
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^ Not the flash of Zoo TV or the earnestness of the Joshua Tree Tour, but a middle ground that topped neither.
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Other collaborators include William Gibson and Allen Ginsberg.[177] .In early 2000, the band recorded three songs for the The Million Dollar Hotel movie soundtrack, including "The Ground Beneath Her Feet", which was co-written by Salman Rushdie and motivated by his book of the same name.^ Limited edition double LP vinyl pressing of U2's soundtrack to their documentary of the same name.
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^ The U2 gigs are delivering an estimated euro50 million ($70 million) boost to Ireland's recession-ravaged economy, with most Dublin hotels booked solid for weeks.
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^ "The early records, there's some beautiful songs that feel a little bit unfinished to us," he said.
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.Most recently, Bono appeared and performed The Beatles songs in the movie Across the Universe (2007).^ Not all the songs on the setlist, which is below, were performed during the rehearsal, but the show looks like it includes seven songs off the recently released No Line On The Horizon.
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^ Finally, this world became part of the universe and a spiritual realm with songs, as Bono used "Amazing Grace" to lead into U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name."
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^ "City of Blinding Lights," which Bono performed with a girl he'd pulled from the crowd, was a thrilling ride, and "Vertigo" had most of the crowd pogoing in their seats.
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.Bono and The Edge are also writing the music to the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark, expected to open in 2010.[179] Additionally, The Edge created the theme song for Season 1 and 2 of the animated television series The Batman.^ I came expecting to hear mostly "The Joshua Tree," and for example, the concert started off with 3 songs I had never even heard of, and none of them rocked.
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^ Sadly that's when Bono and The Edge realised electronic music is beautiful to mess about so we got the worst of U2 - or ironically, 'Even better than the real thing'.
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^ If Bono is U2's preacher man, Edge is the one who built the sonic pulpit from which he holds forth.
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Discography

Awards

.U2 first received Grammy Awards for the The Joshua Tree in 1988, and have won 22 in total since.^ Much of U2's songwriting and music is also motivated by contemplations of loss and anguish, coupled with hopefulness and resiliency, themes that are central to The Joshua Tree.
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^ Discography Boy (1980) October (1981) War (1983) The Unforgettable Fire (1984) The Joshua Tree (1987) Rattle and Hum (1988) Achtung Baby (1991) Zooropa (1993) Pop (1997) All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004) No Line on the Horizon (2009) Awards U2 first received Grammy Awards for the The Joshua Tree in 1988, and have won 22 in total since.
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^ The album's other three singles also won Grammy Awards.
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[4] .These include Best Rock Duo or Group, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rock Album.^ U2 the Idea is that of all things big, flashy and still somehow passionate in rock 'n' roll, but U2 the Band is still the same group of guys who introduced the world to some of the best rock songs of all time.
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^ After opening with four songs from the group's current album No Line On The Horizon, Bono explained his group's decision to begin their latest adventure in Barcelona.
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^ An early contender for biggest record of the year, "No Line" is being closely watched by a business seeking to reverse deep declines in album sales.
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.The British Phonographic Industry has awarded U2 seven BRIT Awards, five of these being for Best International Group.^ Though the single "Get On Your Boots" is far from being one of U2's best, live, it had spunk.
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.In Ireland, U2 have won 14 Meteor Awards since the awards began in 2001. Other awards include one AMA, four VMAs, ten Q Awards, two Juno Awards, three NME Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.^ The album's other three singles also won Grammy Awards.
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^ U2 will always make you aware of what they are working on other than the music, it has been like that since day one.
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^ The album debuted at number one in 22 countries[98] and its worldwide hit single, "Beautiful Day" earned three Grammy Awards.
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The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2005.[112] In 2006, all four members of the band received ASCAP awards for writing the songs, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", and "Vertigo".[180]

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  • Graham, Bill; van Oosten de Boer (2004). .U2: The Complete Guide to their Music.^ I will say that their music is completely different than U2.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: U2 at FedEx Field - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-9886-8.
     
  • McCormick, Neil (ed), (2006). U2 by U2. HarperCollins Publishers. .ISBN 0-00-719668-7
  • de la Parra, Pimm Jal (2003).^ ISBN 0-00-719668-7 de la Parra, Pimm Jal (2003).
    • U2 Tickets, Concerts, Concert Pictures, Reviews, Videos and Tour Journals | Woodstock.com the Official Woodstock Site 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.woodstock.com [Source type: General]

    .U2 Live: A Concert Documentary.^ Mysterious Ways, U2 Concert 360 Live at Giants Stadium, NJ (US) 23rd Sept 2009 Full HD with Sony CX500V .
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Stuck in a Moment, U2 Concert 360 Live at Giants Stadium, NJ (US) 23rd Sept 2009 Full HD with Sony CX500V .
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you missed it this time around, U2 will return to North America beginning June 6 at Anaheim's Angel Stadium, according to concert promoter Live Nation.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-9198-7
  • Stokes, Niall (1996). .Into The Heart: The Stories Behind Every U2 Song.^ But for so much over-the-top spectacle, what came into sharpest focus was U2 and its bulletproof canon of songs.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Finally, this world became part of the universe and a spiritual realm with songs, as Bono used "Amazing Grace" to lead into U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name."
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And while they take a strong hand in wrestling U2's music out of the mainstream and into a more individualistic area, it's the songs themselves that demand a more subtle approach.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-7322-6036-1.
     
  • Wall, Mick, (2005). Bono. Andre Deutsch Publishers. ISBN 0233001593 (Promotional edition published by Paperview UK in association with the Irish Independent)

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

U2 performing in 2005
.U2 is a rock band from Dublin, Ireland.^ U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland.
  • U2 lyrics 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lyricsmode.com [Source type: General]
  • U2 Tickets, Concerts, Concert Pictures, Reviews, Videos and Tour Journals | Woodstock.com the Official Woodstock Site 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.woodstock.com [Source type: General]

^ U2 Ringtones U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland.
  • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ U2 formed on September 25th, 1976 Dublin, Ireland.
  • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

.Formed in 1976, U2 have consistently been one of the most popular acts in the world since the mid-1980s.^ U2 became one of the top rated international acts in the mid-1980s.
  • U2 Tickets | U2 Tour Dates | U2 Concert | Concert Theater Tickets | Concert Theater Tickets 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC concerttheatertickets.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Formed in 1976, the band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. U2 have consistently been one of the most popular acts in the world since the mid-1980s.

^ U2 In the fall of 1976, a popular high school student Paul Hewson observed a note on the notice board of Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin .
  • U2 Tickets, Cheap U2 Tickets 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

.The band has sold upwards of 170 million albums worldwide.^ The band has sold upwards of 170 million albums worldwide, Read more...

^ When you've sold over 100 MILLION albums...
  • U2's Vertigo Tour Coming To 3-D Theaters Next Year?!?! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They have won 22 Grammy Awards,[3] more than any other band,[4] and they have sold more than 145 million records.
  • U2 Tickets, Concerts, Concert Pictures, Reviews, Videos and Tour Journals | Woodstock.com the Official Woodstock Site 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.woodstock.com [Source type: General]

The band consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry .Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion); Bono is credited as the lyricist for almost all of their songs.^ But, ironically, performing on the biggest stage shrank the presence of Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. Adam Clayton -- all of whom looked like toy action figures, even from the priciest seats.
  • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Later came the familiar snare-drum march of Sunday Bloody Sunday, in which Bono asked how long must he sing that song.
  • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On that number and all the others, the highly listenable drumming of Larry Mullen Jr. Bassist Adam Clayton completes ones of the best rhythm sections in rock.
  • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Lyrics

October (1981)

.
  • I watched the way it was
    The way it was when he was with us
    And I really don't mind
    Sleeping on the floor
    But I couldn't sleep after what I saw
    I wrote this letter to tell you
    The way I feel.^ If, after taking the above actions, you are still experiencing any problems, please feel free to contact us at spike-feedback@spike.com .
    • U2 | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ M: Yeah, I don’t think we actually have a real chance, but what we are trying to do, in our own very miniscule kind of way, is just get information out.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It’s too big to ever really have it occur to you maybe, but it certainly has occurred to us since this has happened.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Stranger in a Strange Land
  • I wish you were here
    I wish you were here
    To see what I could see
    To hear
    And I wish you were here
    • Stranger in a Strange Land

Wide Awake in America (1986)

  • All roads lead to where you are ...
    • Love Comes Tumbling
I wait, without you
With or without you...

The Joshua Tree (1987)

  • I wait for you
    Sleight of hand and twist of fate
    On a bed of nails she makes me wait
    And I wait, without you
    With or without you, with or without you. .
  • I want to run,
    I want to hide.^ We hope to be modestly successful, without being greedy and want you to benefit from our effort.
    • U2 Tickets, Cheap U2 Tickets 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I Want to Run, I Want to Hide… .
    • Faith, hope and U2: the language of love in the music of U2 « The Institute of Evangelism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC institute.wycliffecollege.ca [Source type: General]


    I want to tear down the walls, that hold me inside.
    I want to take shelter, from the poison rain...
    .Where the streets have no name.^ According to the favorite song lists of our users, Where The Streets Have No Name is the all-time favorite song.
    • U2 start.com | Share your passion 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.u2start.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Where The Streets Have No Name is the most-requested song from the song pages and quite popular.
    • U2 start.com | Share your passion 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.u2start.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His intensity peaked during "Where the Streets Have No Name," as he stomped his foot on the stage, pleading with the crowd to chime in.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Where the Streets Have No Name
We're one but we're not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other...

Achtung Baby (1991)

.
  • It's alright, it's alright, it's alright
    She moves in mysterious ways.^ Even as he runs, there is a certain “she” who “moves in mysterious ways” and who is going to “be there when you hit the ground.” .
    • Faith, hope and U2: the language of love in the music of U2 « The Institute of Evangelism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC institute.wycliffecollege.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ She Moves In Mysterious Ways…” .
    • Faith, hope and U2: the language of love in the music of U2 « The Institute of Evangelism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC institute.wycliffecollege.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ She Moves In A Mysterious Ways lyrics .

    .
  • Johnny, take a dive with your sister in the rain
    Let her talk about the things you can't explain
    To touch is to heal, to hurt is to steal
    If you want to kiss the sky, better learn how to kneel.^ I just want to be able to see them now in a happier circumstance and under the light of a new and better way of life.
    • More US Dates Announced - U2's MySpace Blog | 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ But things really took off when Bono launched into Mysterious Ways, strutting across the enormous catwalk - and the crowd was on its feet.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
    • U2 | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]


    On your knees, boy. .
    • Mysterious Ways
  • You gave me nothing
    Now it's all I’ve got
  • We're one but we're not the same
    We get to carry each other, carry each other
    • One
  • One love, one blood
    One life, you got to do what you should
    One life, with each other
    Sisters, brothers
    One life, but we're not the same
    We get to carry each other, carry each other
    • One
  • How far you gonna go before you lose your way back home?^ Am now going to see you again in Brighton.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We should give this album to a re-mixer, go back to what was originally intended, so that 'Mofo' is on top of the stickiest groove with a proper plastic attack, 'Do You Feel Loved' is done as a liquid bass line hook that carries the intimacies whispered on top of it, 'If God Will Send His Angels' should be Diamonds and Pearls (song)|diamonds and pearls.
    • U2 - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    ^ THe drug montage and ending were totally brilliant __________________ Then I will hold you down and spit her percolations all over you until you're as greasy as the day she regrets pushing your big fat ass out her big fat cunt.
    • The Cure to headline Saturday... U2 plays Sunday - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle
    • Tryin' to Throw Your Arms Around the World
.Hey if God will send his angels
And if God will send a sign
And if God will send his angels
Would everything be alright?
^ The song “If God would send his angels” takes this search a step further.
  • Faith, hope and U2: the language of love in the music of U2 « The Institute of Evangelism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC institute.wycliffecollege.ca [Source type: General]

^ If God Will Send His Angels lyrics [1998] .

^ If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) lyrics .

Pop (1997)

  • It's the blind leading the blond
    It's the stuff, it's the stuff of country songs.
    .Hey if God will send his angels
    And if God will send a sign
    And if God will send his angels
    Would everything be alright?
    ^ The song “If God would send his angels” takes this search a step further.
    • Faith, hope and U2: the language of love in the music of U2 « The Institute of Evangelism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC institute.wycliffecollege.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ If God Will Send His Angels lyrics [1998] .

    ^ If God Will Send His Angels (Single Version) lyrics .

    .
  • Jesus never let me down
    You know Jesus used to show me the score
    Then they put Jesus in show business
    Now it's hard to get in the door, angel.^ D: You know, the public domain is actually, literally the public domain and if it’s in it, let’s use it.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let us know what you think.
    • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Keep watch and we will let you know when they are announced here: ..
    • More US Dates Announced - U2's MySpace Blog | 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • If God Will Send His Angels
  • If God will send his angels
    I sure could use them here right now
    Well if God would send his angels
    And I don't have to know how
  • And I don't need to know why
    And I don't want to promise
    Where do we go
    Where did you go
    And I don't want to lie
    I just know that I need to...^ Am now going to see you again in Brighton.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We don’t like what you did.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Q: How do i know when will u2tickets go on sale?
    • U2 Tickets, Cheap U2 Tickets 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]


    Love.
    • If God Will Send His Angels

Staring at the Sun (1997 EP)

  • There was a badness that had its way. But love wasn't lost. Love will have its day.
    • North and South of the River

All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)

  • What you don't have you don't need it
    What you don't know you can feel it somehow
    • Beautiful Day
  • Love is not the easy thing...^ Let us know what you think.
    • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you gave that to a stranger and said it was u2 themselves, I don`t think they would know the difference!
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ D: I don’t know whether you know this or not, but there has actually been a lot of press about this situation, the Negativland record and the lawsuit… .
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]


    .The only baggage you can bring
    Is all that you can't leave behind.
    ^ 'Achtung Baby' as an album remains their last considerable station - excellent but a mistake later diagnosed in sequels - 'Zooropa' or 'Pop' - that even with 'All that you can´t leave behind' wasn't enough appeal to repair the damage.
    • U2 Discography at Discogs 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ All That You Can't Leave Behind was released in October 2000 and reunited the band with producers Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.
    • U2 - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The band were looking for a harder-hitting rock sound than All That You Can't Leave Behind.
    • U2 Tickets, Concerts, Concert Pictures, Reviews, Videos and Tour Journals | Woodstock.com the Official Woodstock Site 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.woodstock.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Walk on, walk on
    What you got they can't steal it
    No they can't even feel it
    Walk on, walk on...^ No matter what you think of their politics, there's a reason they have remained superstars for all these years, and this reviewer had it right: the music.
    • U2 and 360 degrees of entertainment | Peep | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I agree with you on Muse, I can't imagine they'd even touch U2's grace, but I know they try.
    • U2 and 360 degrees of entertainment | Peep | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ M: So it was like there was no negotiation and they went ahead and were spending, you know, they’ve got 400-dollar-an-hour lawyers.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]


    Stay safe tonight. .
    • Walk On
  • Walk on, walk on
    What you've got they can't deny it
    Can't sell it, can't buy it
    Walk on, walk on
    Stay safe tonight.^ To the people complaining, I think with a little more planning and buying better tickets, you would've had a better experience.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: U2 at FedEx Field - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ RUS: And I figured- I know they’ve been sued by your record label, but they hadn’t been sued by you.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like it or dislike it as you will, but don't expect the band to be anything other than what they've ALWAYS been.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: U2 at FedEx Field - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Walk On

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)

.
  • Sometimes you can't make it.^ The effort sold over 3.2-million copies in the U-S and included the hit singles “Vertigo,” “City of Blinding Lights” and “Sometimes You Can¹t Make It on Your Own.” .
    • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The album also garnered eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Rock Album of the Year, and Song of the Year (for "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own," which Bono had written for his father).
    • Amazon.com: U2: MP3 Downloads 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own [CD1] .
    • Albums by U2 - Rate Your Music 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

    The best you can do is to fake it. .Sometimes you can't make it on your own.^ I am sure Penn's Peak has you listed in their listings of upcoming shows but It probably wouldn't hurt to check on the specifics about advertising your own performance.
    • Best U2 Tribute Band? - U2 Feedback 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC u2.interference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you have not bought your tickets as yet, make sure to buy from us before we run out of good deals.
    • U2 Tickets, Cheap U2 Tickets 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If you are located in the European Union or elsewhere outside of the U.S., you do so at your own risk and initiative and you, not us, are responsible for compliance with any applicable local and national laws.
    • U2 | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Tough, you think you've got the stuff.^ The effort sold over 3.2-million copies in the U-S and included the hit singles “Vertigo,” “City of Blinding Lights” and “Sometimes You Can¹t Make It on Your Own.” .
    • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ideas for great lenses you could build Ready, set, start your own lens!
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you didn't think MUSE was one of the best openers you've seen, then your music critic badge should be revoked.
    • U2 and 360 degrees of entertainment | Peep | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You're telling me and anyone you're hard enough.^ If you've been lucky enough to see the band live, tell us about it.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Please tell us why you're reporting this lens: Please select a reason .
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ E: Well, it’s been good to talk to you and sort of figure out where you’re coming from- it’s a little hard to tell from the record, quite what your intentions were.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You don't have to put up a fight, you don't have to always be right.^ U2 put on one of the best rock shows you'll see today" -- errr, yeah, right.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: U2 at FedEx Field - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Like it or dislike it as you will, but don't expect the band to be anything other than what they've ALWAYS been.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: U2 at FedEx Field - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ M: We ended up sending some packages of stuff along to you and some letters, and I don’t know what kind of communications you personally ever got about it.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Let me take some of the punches for you tonight.^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
    • U2 | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    .You don't have to go it alone.^ If you wanted a good groove, they delivered with "Mysterious Ways" and "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight."
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you want to see a greatest hits show, don't bother going to a U2 show.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: U2 at FedEx Field - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you going to be disappointed if a band doesn’t play your personal set list, don’t waste your money on concert tickets.
    • Midnight Sun: Concert review: U2 at FedEx Field - Sun reporter Sam Sessa covers the city's after-hours scene - baltimoresun.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC weblogs.baltimoresun.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    And it's you when I look in the mirror. .It's you when I pick up the phone.^ Tickets can be ordered online or by phone and can be picked up at our office or sent by priority courier to anywhere in the world.
    • U2 Tickets < Premium Concert Tickets | Quality Plus Tickets Online! 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.qualityplustickets.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Sometimes you can't make it on your own.^ The effort sold over 3.2-million copies in the U-S and included the hit singles “Vertigo,” “City of Blinding Lights” and “Sometimes You Can¹t Make It on Your Own.” .
    • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ideas for great lenses you could build Ready, set, start your own lens!
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If you have not bought your tickets as yet, make sure to buy from us before we run out of good deals.
    • U2 Tickets, Cheap U2 Tickets 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ticketluck.com [Source type: General]

    Can-you-hear-me-when-I-sing? .You're the reason I sing.^ Please tell us why you're reporting this lens: Please select a reason .
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You're the reason the opera is in me...^ Please tell us why you're reporting this lens: Please select a reason .
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Don't leave me here alone... .
    • Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own
  • And though your soul it can't be bought, your mind can wander.^ The effort sold over 3.2-million copies in the U-S and included the hit singles “Vertigo,” “City of Blinding Lights” and “Sometimes You Can¹t Make It on Your Own.” .
    • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

    ^ By making any content available through this application, you represent and warrant that you own all rights necessary to properly do so.
    • Music on Facebook | U2 - free music, pictures, videos 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC apps.facebook.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ideas for great lenses you could build Ready, set, start your own lens!
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Hello hello. I'm in a place called Vertigo. .It's everything I wish I didn't know but you, give me something I can feel- feel."^ But something just didn't feel right.
    • U2 - 100.3 The Sound LA Wiki The Sound 100.3 FM 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.thesoundla.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Everything about the show rocked the house including an incredible stage, 360 degree video monitor and sound that made you feel like you were a part of the show.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I know you might feel like we’re out to surprise you or sabotage you, but just to engage in… .
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

  • I could never take a chance of losing love to find romance. .
    • A Man and A Woman
  • The songs are in your eyes, I see them when you smile.^ WOW! Your website gave me a very good impression but seeing you LIVE you have blown me away!
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ My expectations were high from seeing your footage on your website and boy did you sound even better.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So I grew desperate and called out: 'Don't you see the man is drowning?'

    ... .There is no failure here sweetheart, just when you quit...^ Bono has tempered his rock-star stylings with real charm, and there's no sound, or sight, quite like the Edge on guitar.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ M: So it was like there was no negotiation and they went ahead and were spending, you know, they’ve got 400-dollar-an-hour lawyers.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you just say “Well, we really can’t control that,” or why the heck can’t we say, you know, “I’m going to try to control that, I’m going to try to get in there and have some influence and change that attitude and have some effect” ?
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Freedom has a scent, like the top of a new born baby’s head. .
    • Miracle Drug
  • I like the sound of my own voice.^ Matt's voice was pristine though, guy always sounds like banshee live.
    • U2 and 360 degrees of entertainment | Peep | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I had a great time u2 are my favourite band and you sounded so like them thanks for a great night x.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I didn't give anyone else a choice. An intellectual tortoise racing with your bullet train. So people get squashed crossing the tracks. Some people got high rises on their backs. I'm not broke but you can see the cracks. You can make me perfect again. .
  • Would you deny for others what you demand for yourself?^ As he eyed other fans sipping coffee or napping on air mattresses, he noted, "You forget about all the problems, all the responsibilities."
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In other words, copyright and ownership of a song means that no one else can use that song, or cover that song, without paying the artist- because that’s the artist’s work, that’s the artist’s entire work- but, like you say, any fragmentary use, I would totally eliminate any concept of ownership.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ 'Think of the distress you would have saved that brother if you had considered yourself a little less and him a little more.'

    You speak of signs and wonders, I need something other. .I would believe if I was able, but I'm waiting on the crumbs from your table.^ Crumbs From Your Table .
    • U2's Greatest Hits Best of U2 Top 100 U2 Songs of All Time Bono Vox Paul Hewson CDs List 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC brianx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Crumbs From Your Table lyrics .

    Where you live should not decide whether you live or whether you die.
.
If you think this has gone to our heads, it's too late...
  • Well, the heart that hurts is a heart that beats.^ Well, it’s been really good talking to you, and I’ll think about that request.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ E: I think if you had made a direct approach I’m sure we would’ve, it would’ve come to our attention.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ D: Edge, what if you went to Island and you said: “From now on, I want you to let anybody sample our work who wants it, for nothing.” What do you think they would say?
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • The more you see the less you know.^ One Step Closer lyrics .

    ^ We all want to see the band again and it was one of the best gigs that we have seen you play!
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ 'Think of the distress you would have saved that brother if you had considered yourself a little less and him a little more.'

    .The less you find out as you go.^ D: I know, it’s just a natural artist’s inclination I think, to just use stuff like that, and it is shocking when you find out that you can’t even do that.
    • Negativland Interviews U2’s The Edge :Negativworldwidewebland 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.negativland.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You should check with your carrier to find out what plans your carrier offers and how much the plans cost.
    • U2 | SPIKE 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    .I knew much more then, than I do now.^ 'I knew a bit about U2 but having seen you yesterday I realise I know more songs than I realised.'
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Neon heart dayglo eyes.^ City of Blinding Lights 15.

    ^ City of Blinding Lights 17.

    ^ "City of Blinding Lights," which Bono performed with a girl he'd pulled from the crowd, was a thrilling ride, and "Vertigo" had most of the crowd pogoing in their seats.
    • U2 Tour 2009 Setlist and Reviews 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    A city lit by fireflies. .They’re advertising in the skies for people like us.^ I think they liked us too!
    • U2 and 360 degrees of entertainment | Peep | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They always give us shout outs during the show, and treat us like family.
    • Best U2 Tribute Band? - U2 Feedback 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC u2.interference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It’s like when you’re moving forward, but you’re not exactly sure what you’re heading towards—that moment where the sea and the sky blend into one.
    • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • City of Blinding Lights
  • Take these shoes.^ City of Blinding Lights 17.

    ^ City of Blinding Lights 15.

    ^ The effort sold over 3.2-million copies in the U-S and included the hit singles “Vertigo,” “City of Blinding Lights” and “Sometimes You Can¹t Make It on Your Own.” .
    • WXRT - U2's Day 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.93xrt.com [Source type: General]

    Click-clacking down some dead end street. Take these shoes and make them fit.
  • Take these hands and teach them what to carry. Take these hands don't make a fist.
    • Yahweh

U218 Singles (2006)

  • Love makes strange enemies. Makes love where love may please. The soul in it's strip tease. Hate brought to its knees. The sky over our head, we can reach it from our bed. .You let me in your heart, and out of my head.^ My expectations were high from seeing your footage on your website and boy did you sound even better.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And then when you did for your encore all my hair on my arms all stood on end.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Langholm concert ROCKED! You guys were every inch U2, and I will definitely look out for more of your concerts in the area.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Oh can't you see what love has done?^ I would say to anyone, if you love their music and you've never seen them live go see them.
    • U2 and 360 degrees of entertainment | Peep | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just seen ZU2 for the fifth time at The Diamond, great show, if you love u2 go see ZU2, they are the best by far.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We loved it and will be definately seeing you again and recommending your show to everyone.'
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Oh can't you see what love has done?^ Originally Posted by Egull Legit, I want to see it now for sure, I still need to see "I love you, man" too though, have you seen both?
    • The Cure to headline Saturday... U2 plays Sunday - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Legit, I want to see it now for sure, I still need to see "I love you, man" too though, have you seen both?
    • The Cure to headline Saturday... U2 plays Sunday - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just seen ZU2 for the fifth time at The Diamond, great show, if you love u2 go see ZU2, they are the best by far.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Oh can't you see what love has done?^ I would say to anyone, if you love their music and you've never seen them live go see them.
    • U2 and 360 degrees of entertainment | Peep | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.chron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just seen ZU2 for the fifth time at The Diamond, great show, if you love u2 go see ZU2, they are the best by far.
    • U2 tribute band, ZU2 - Europe ’ s most authentic U2 tribute band 20 September 2009 2:02 UTC www.zu2tribute.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Originally Posted by Egull Legit, I want to see it now for sure, I still need to see "I love you, man" too though, have you seen both?
    • The Cure to headline Saturday... U2 plays Sunday - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Message Board 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC coachella.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    What it's doing to me...?

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