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.
Over the weekend, U2 lead vocalist Bono suffered a “complete loss of voice” at a show in Berlin, causing the night to end early. While at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany, the 58-year-old singer started to lose his voice, only making it through the hit song “Beautiful Day”... Read more
Yesterday’s baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs took the top spot on Tuesday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox game this Friday followed, along with upcoming games Philadelphia Phillies v. New York... Read more
The upcoming Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics game took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, followed by the Men’s College World Series, according to sales data from Ticket Club. In the 2018 Men’s College World Series, Oregon will face Arkansas tonight and tomorrow night. Other notable baseball... Read more
The 2018 Men’s College World Series game tonight took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Tonight and tomorrow night, Oregon State will take on Arkansas. Other baseball top-selling events include the MLB All Star Game, the MLB All Star Home... Read more
The boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin this September took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Men’s College World Series tickets remain a hot commodity, with the game between Arkansas and Texas clocking in at No. 4. Other... Read more
The NBA Finals game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors next Friday took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Yesterday, Golden State defeated the Houston Rockets 101-92 in the hot-selling game. Other notable sports events include the International... Read more
According to posts on social media, fans who paid hundreds of dollars to see the first night of U2’s two-night stand at the Forum in Inglewood sat in traffic for over an hour and then were turned away being told that the parking lots were full. There was some... Read more
Over the past year, some of the biggest names in the music industry announced their retirement and end of touring, leaving younger musicians to rise to the occasion — and claim their spot on top. Elton John, Neil Diamond, Rush, Paul Simon, Kenny Rogers, Joan Baez, Ozzy Osbourne and... Read more
Four-day passes to this year’s Lollapalooza music festival stole the No. 1 spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, with U2 and WWE not too far behind, according to sales data from Ticket Club. Lollapalooza 2018 features headlining acts Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys. The festival... Read more