We’ve had a few questions come in about legitimate places to buy, sell or trade U2 concert tickets with other fans, so consider this a Public Service Announcement aimed at answering a question that may be on a lot of fans’ minds.
Officially, there are still some tickets for certain shows available via official ticket outlets (i.e., Ticketmaster in North America). The
[Ed. note: This is the 9ist in a series of personal essays by the @U2 staff about songs and/or albums that have had great meaning or impact in our lives.]
May 17, 1974, and January 7, 2015, are two dark days that share a common tragedy. They’re the kind of sad, heartbreaking days that help me understand the despair and anger of U2’s “Raised By Wolves.”
With all due respect to Guy Oseary, does U2 really need him? In fact, does U2 need any manager? My good friend David and I were having a parallel conversation about the role of managers in general and discussing their importance to one’s productivity, whether it be the manager of a professional sports team or your boss at work. Our conversation centered mainly on whether or not it was the manager’s duty or role to motivate people to not only do their job but to do it well? Now, I admit that motivation is a good thing and remaining positive leads…
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I have a pretty clear memory of the first time I viewed the Pop*Mart Live From Mexico concert on VHS, particularly the part right before “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”. Bono was thanking the audience for sticking with the band, talking about their motivations for making an album like Pop (which I don’t really think of as a failure, although many would have argued the point at the time) and then following that record up with the audacious Pop*Mart Tour, the first shows of which were genuinely a mess. During his speech to the audience, Bono made…
The post Why U2? #46 – Their Failures originated on U2 RADiO.
Happy 2015 to everyone … all 1.6 million of you! I know M2 wrote this in the article, but I’d like to restate that on behalf of the staff here at @U2, we are so grateful for your continued support of our site.
Is Rolling Stone serious? I mean, I know Rolling Stone hasn’t been Rolling Stone in about 25 years, but are they serious? In a recent “Readers’ Poll”, Rolling Stone listed the top 10 Protest Songs of all time and Sunday Bloody Sunday was nowhere to be found on the list. Really? Isn’t Rolling Stone’s editor a guy by the name of Phil Atio, when it comes to all things U2? Knowing R.S.’s obvious lust and love for all things that Bono & the boys do, I thought that Sunday Bloody Sunday would have been ranked Uno, Dos or Tres on the list. Hell, I thought the list…
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We’ve been hearing for weeks that Bono was on the mend – and now, we finally have something to go on besides photos of him walking around Dublin in a cast. As if the amazing ABC’s letter wasn’t enough, Bono has now given us evidence of his recovery by appearing in a viral video in which a cute Irish couple gets engaged. It’s pretty clear that he and Ali are only in the video because they happened to be in the area, but it’s worth watching nonetheless. Getting a rare glimpse of Bono and Ali together in their “natural habitat,” so…
The post Know Your Bonoisms, Part 20: Making a Comeback originated on U2 RADiO.
There was one big surprise this week as I dug into our 2014 web stats.
It wasn’t the most popular news articles of the year; I knew those would mostly be about Songs Of Innocence and the Innocence and Experience tour. It wasn’t the most popular lyrics; no doubt that list would be filled with songs from the new album. (It is, as you’ll see below.
Here at @U2, one of the things we’re most proud of is the original content we provide, created exclusively by our staff. In case you missed any of it in December, the highlights are posted here:
In our weekly Off the Record column, Sherry Lawrence reflected on the emotional rollercoaster that the tour ticket sales caused U2 fans. The following week, she was still bewildered by the process.
Songs Of Innocence is among the 10 albums nominated for the Meteor Choice Music Prize Irish Album Of The Year. Here is the full list of nominees:
– Aphex Twin, Syro
– Delorentos, Night Becomes Light
– The Gloaming, The Gloaming