The University of San Francisco’s pioneering college radio station — KUSF, one of the first outlets to play punk rock and whose DJs are credited with helping break bands like Depeche Mode in the U.S. — was pulled off the air abruptly this week.
Haven’t run across this one before: It’s a promo clip of U2 performing along to what sounds like the album version of ‘New Year’s Day’ in a recording studio, circa 1983. Apparently it was included in a French TV documentary on the band.
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
This week’s new CDs include a huge new box set from Orange Juice, plus reissues from XTC, Nine Inch Nails, Heaven 17, Robyn Hitchcock and The Fall, as well as the U.S. release of Killing Joke’s new album and a special U2 EP tied to Record Store Day.
U2 is set to release a new limited-edition, vinyl-only live EP next month called ‘Wide Awake in Europe’ — adapting the title and cover concept from 1985’s ‘Wide Awake in America’ — that will feature the debut of fan-favorite track ‘Mercy.’
Tonight in San Sebastian, Spain, U2 dusted off fan favorite “Spanish Eyes” — the B-side to “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” — for the first time since 2001, and only the third time since ‘The Joshua Tree’ tour in 1987.
It’s long been expected that the next installment in U2’s ongoing reissue campaign would be the band’s landmark 1991 album ‘Achtung Baby,’ and today we received some confirmation — via indie rocker/producer John Vanderslice, of all people — that such a release is in the works.
Twenty eight years ago today, the first of what would turn out to be two multi-day US Festivals — envisioned by their organizer, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, as ‘Woodstock West’ — opened in blistering 110-degree heat at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernadino County, Calif.
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.
Nearly two months after scrubbing its North American summer tour, U2 today announced 16 rescheduled dates for the 360° Tour’s second stateside leg, which now will open May 21, 2011, in Denver and run through July 23, 2011, in Minneapolis.