U2

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.

U2 is back in a Dublin, Ireland studio recording a new album being produced by long-time producers Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno with a proposed fall release date. With that news there is speculation that the band will tour in 2009 following their trend of touring after the release... Read more
“U2 to Join Live Nation Artists” Los Angeles, CA (PR Newswire) Mon, Mar 31st 2008 Live Nation President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Rapino announced today that the company has reached an agreement in principle to enter into a 12-year global contractual relationship with U2, who will join the... Read more

U2 to Rock in 3-D

January 10, 2008 0

By Laurie A. Trotta “U2 3D,” a filmed version of Irish rock band U2’s global Vertigo tour that creators are billing as capturing “the excitement of a U2 stadium show in a way never before experienced,” will premiere Jan. 18 at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was shot... Read more