U2’s long-rumored Las Vegas residency was confirmed Sunday evening via a Super Bowl commercial announcing “U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere.”
To mark the 50th anniversary of the massacre, U2 today shared on social media a new, acoustic performance by Bono and The Edge of “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
Check out the latest installment right here — this week’s episode features items on The Pretenders, R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, The Psychedelic Furs, Morrissey and U2’s Bono, plus a countdown of the top 10 albums by Depeche Mode as voted by Strangeways Radio fans. Watch the whole thing right here.
Thirty years ago tonight, U2 braved a cold Colorado rainstorm to perform at the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre just west of Denver, a concert on the band’s War tour that was filmed and released on video as “Under a Blood Red Sky,” cementing Bono and Co.’s reputation as live act.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we turn to some newly uploaded clips — via dpallen — of the legendary Lou Reed hosting an episode some time in 1986. Check out a 7-minute clip of a very prickly Reed grilling Mark Josephson, co-director of the New Music Seminar and shorter clips of the rocker chatting with Suzanne Vega.
Twenty-five years ago today, U2 cemented itself as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s giants, releasing its epochal album ‘The Joshua Tree.’ To celebrate this milestone, we present the band’s infamous “Save the Yuppies” concert from Nov. 11, 1987, when U2 set up in Justin Herman Plaza at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Center for a free concert.
Many think of U2 on New Year’s Day — including us at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ. But not for the obvious reason (uh, ‘New Year’s Day’). No, the clock striking midnight on New Year’s Eve always reminds us one most heavily bootlegged concerts of the era, when U2 rang in the 1990s at Dublin’s Point Depot in a show broadcast live across Europe and behind the crumbling Iron Curtain.
Following last year’s release of a disc of re-recorded greatest hits, the surviving members of INXS have been promising new music — and today they deliver, offering the first taste of what’s to come in the form of an Andrew Farriss home-studio demo called ‘Tiny Summer.’
While U2 hasn’t yet unveiled the tracklist for its next fanclub CD, called ‘U2: Duals,’ the band today offered U2.com members a sneak peak in the form of ‘Amazing Grace/Where the Streets Have No Name,’ a track featuring Bono and Co. and the Soweto Gospel Choir that was created last summer for the World Cup. Hear it here.
U2 resumed its colossal 360° Tour in Auckland, New Zealand, last night, and surprised fans by digging very, very deep into its catalog, performing ‘Scarlet,’ off 1981’s ‘October,’ for the first time in 29 years — and only the second time ever
Just seven dates into the 360° Tour’s second European leg, U2 has now debuted four unreleased songs with the addition of tonight’s premiere of ‘Every Breaking Wave’ in Helsinki, Finland.
U2’s huge 360° Tour roared back to life in Turin, Italy, tonight, with the band treating fans to a fresh instrumental intro and two new songs — ‘North Star’ and ‘Glastonbury’ — as well as resurrected ’90s cuts ‘Miss Sarajevo’ and ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me.’
With their injury-delayed 360° Tour finally set to resume Friday in Turin, Italy, the members of U2 rehearsed Sunday onstage at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino — and treated fans assembled outside the stadium’s gates to what is believed to be a brand-new song.