Catch Up On U2 Band History And Interesting Trivia Before Grabbing U2 Tickets For U2 360 Degree Tour


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U2 is all set to go on much-hyped 360 degree tour and U2 tickets are being frantically searched for over the net.

The group will perform on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain. In October the band will dazzle its audience in Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas.

Full-fledged information on tickets and tour dates are available on ‘U2 360 degree’ website.

Band Background And Members

U2 is a popular band, specializing in rock music and everyone knows that U2 tickets become the hottest event and hardest to get. It originated in Dublin, Ireland.

The main vocal lead of the band is Paul David Hewson popularly known as Bono. Bono is an Irish musician and singer.

The other notable members of this group are David Howell Evans or The Edge, bassist – Adam Clayton and drummer, Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Mullen, Junior.

This rock group came into being in the year 1976. The band members were adolescents then, having limited knowledge about music.

However, the band saw massive success in the middle of 1980s. The main appeal of this group lay in Bono’s awe-inspiring voice and The Edge’s rhythmic guitar performances.

Fascinating Trivia

The group was formed due to Larry" Mullen, Junior’s initiative. During his school days, Mullen put up a notice on his high-school notice board looking for musical talent for a new band.

Seven youngsters initially attended the preliminary sessions of Mullen’s band. However, soon Bono took over as the band lead. In Mullen’s own words – “Bono walked in and blew any chance” for Mullen to remain “in charge” of the band.

The band changed its name several times. The first name picked by the group was ‘Feedback.’ However, in the year 1977 the band altered its name to ‘The Hype.’

Later the band decided on the name – ‘U2’ because of the abstractness and multiple interpretations associated with it.

The band was signed by Island Records in 1980. ‘11 O'Clock Tick Tock’ was the first single of the band that was internationally released.

‘Boy,’ the first album of the band came out in 1980 and received optimistic reviews.

The album contained the song ‘I Will Follow,’ a hit single from the UK.

The second album of the group was – ‘October’ that came out in 1981. However, this was a sad phase for the band as two important members – Bono and The Edge dropped out from the band.

They faced deep religious conflicts and went separate ways. For a brief period, the band went out of sight.

The next album -‘War’ was one of the most radical and politically motivated albums of those times.

The variation in their musical tone was experienced in the album that followed. It was called ‘The Unforgettable Fire.’ This album was marked for its ambiguity and abstract feel.

The album that came next – ‘The Joshua Tree’ won the group two Grammy Awards and also made the band hugely popular.

Now people are waiting desperately for the U2 360 degree tour covering places in North America and Europe. Buy your U2 tickets from official ticket brokers on the net, today.





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