One of the biggest names in modern music is that of U2 and frontman Bono. The band, based out of Ireland, broke onto the scene in the 1980s and quickly proved to be different than other pop rock bands of the era.
The group tackled weighty topics in their songs, such as religion and societal ills, rather than resorting to standard and less demanding subjects. Through to the present, the band continues its strong social activism as Bono works to raise awareness about issues of human oppression around the world.
The band’s album sales have been strong over the years and has become one of the world’s top selling acts of all time with more than 50.5 million records scanned. Part of this is thanks to the band’s continued prolific output: 12 studio albums of original material were produced between 1980 and 2009.
The band’s international recognition and widespread popularity makes it one of the hottest touring acts on the road. U2 frequently sells out arenas and stadiums around the globe as fans flock to their high-production quality concerts.
This past Sunday, April 10, marked a momentous day for U2. As the Irish rock band took the stage at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, their 360 tour officially became the highest grossing tour in history. The mantle of highest grossing tour of all time comes to U2... Read more
Two more U.S. cities will host the international phenomenon that is U2’s on-going 360° Tour. The 2011 North American leg, rescheduled from summer 2010 after frontman Bono underwent back surgery, now includes stops on June 22 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD, and July 17 at Busch Stadium... Read more
Since announcing its plans for a new tour-ending concert in Pittsburgh, rock band U2 has unveiled a couple more dates for its rescheduled 2011 North American itinerary. This week the rock veterans revealed their plans for a July 2 concert at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, TN. Presales for the... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concerts from U2, as well as tickets for concerts from John Mellencamp are on sale throughout the weekend ending October 18 as compiled by TicketNews. Starting off this weekend’s onsales are tickets to several upcoming concerts from rocker John Mellencamp. The popular singer, who has perfected... Read more
North American fans still have seven months before U2’s 360° Tour makes its long-delayed return to these shores. But the superstar band sweetened the wait this week by unveiling a new end-date for the trek. The final date of the postponed U.S. and Canada tour now falls on July... Read more
U2 has officially rescheduled the North American tour leg that was postponed when band frontman Bono underwent emergency back surgery earlier this year. All markets on the 16-date itinerary have been preserved, though the routing’s city order has been slightly modified. The first city on the 2011 tour is... Read more
A few days after U2 postponed the scheduled June 3 launch of its latest North American tour leg, the renowned Irish rockers have postponed the remainder of the trek. Affected dates stretch from the opening show at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT, through the July 19 closing... Read more
The launch of U2‘s summer tour leg was postponed after frontman Bono underwent emergency back surgery earlier today, May 21, in Germany. The 2010 leg of the 360° Tour was set to start June 3 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT, but that concert has been postponed,... Read more
Billboard released its Top Concert Tours for 2009, and leading the pack with the highest-grossing trek was U2. The other artists in the top five were Madonna, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, AC/DC, and Pink. U2 spent 2009 touring behind its studio album “No Line on the... Read more
Tickets for several upcoming concerts from Bon Jovi as well as tickets for U2’s upcoming tour are on sale throughout the weekend ending November 9, as compiled by TicketNews. This weekend’s list of onsales kicked off yesterday, November 5, with tickets to catch some of country’s biggest acts together... Read more