U2
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U2 Biography (Wikipedia)

U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic sound built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several ambitious and elaborate tours over their career.

The band formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album, Boy (1980). Subsequent work such as their first UK number-one album, War (1983), and the singles "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Pride (In the Name of Love)" helped establish U2's reputation as a politically and socially conscious group. By the mid-1980s, they had become renowned globally for their live act, highlighted by their performance at Live Aid in 1985. The group's fifth album, The Joshua Tree (1987), made them international superstars and was their greatest critical and commercial success. Topping music charts around the world, it produced their only number-one singles in the US, "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For".

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U2 Performances & Interviews


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Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)
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Love Is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way (Beck Remix)
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Beautiful Day
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Mysterious Ways
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Mysterious Ways
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Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
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Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
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Pride (In The Name Of Love)
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Pride (In The Name Of Love)
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With Or Without You
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With Or Without You
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Vertigo
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Desire
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Desire
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Where The Streets Have No Name
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Where The Streets Have No Name
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Angel Of Harlem
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Angel Of Harlem
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
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I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
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Bad
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Sweetest Thing
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Upcoming Events

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Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
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Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
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The O2 Arena, London, UK
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The O2 Arena, London, UK
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SSE Arena, Belfast, UK

Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2011
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Glastonbury: 2011

Glastonbury: 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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