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NYC U2 Fans Boo Woman Who Helped Bono After His Bike Crash

Last night, U2 played the seventh night of an eight-night stand at Madison Square Garden. (Our own young classic rocker Ryan Leas reviewed one of those shows earlier in the week.) And at last night’s show, the band introduced a few special local guests. There was New York royalty Paul Simon, who came out to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 31, 2015 - 8:54 am

Watch U2 Play “Two Hearts Beat As One” For The First Time In 26 Years

The North American leg of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour has already been eventful. The band are currently playing eight nights at Madison Square Garden, and we already sent Ryan Leas to get the full report on Sunday night’s set — which included a guest appearance by Lady Gaga for a rendition of “Ordinary Love.”… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 28, 2015 - 10:26 am

U2 @ Madison Square Garden, NYC 7/26/15

On one of the screens outside Madison Square Garden last night, there was an image that slid through between every couple of ads: an image of U2 with the words “I just got a place in New York” — a lyric from All That You Can’t Leave Behind’s “New York” — and “Welcome Home U2!”… More »

By: Ryan Leas / July 27, 2015 - 1:48 pm

The 31 Best U2 Non-Album Tracks

U2 are the kind of band that doesn’t so much release albums as release events. In the context of their career, that means various things at various times. There’s their sheer popularity, the result of which is that a U2 album can’t really be minor even if the band tried to make it so: It… More »

By: Ryan Leas / July 27, 2015 - 1:20 pm

Watch Lady Gaga Join U2 In NYC

U2 continued their eight-show run at Madison Square Garden tonight, and they brought out a special guest. Lady Gaga came out to perform “Ordinary Love,” U2’s contribution to the Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom soundtrack, playing piano and duetting with Bono. Watch below. More »

By: Peter Helman / July 26, 2015 - 10:17 pm

Watch U2 Play “October” For The First Time In 26 Years

As a part of their Innocence + Experience tour, U2 just launched an eight-show run at Madison Square Garden last night. True to the tour’s name, the concert found the band delving into their back catalogue, and they played the tender piano-led title track of their 1981 album October live for the first time i… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 19, 2015 - 10:31 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

If anything big came out on Thursday evening, you’ll note that it’s not on this list. I wrote this yesterday afternoon, as I am now on a plane to Chicago for the Pitchfork Music Festival. If you see me there, say hi; I’ll be the tall guy. Even without any late-breaking additions, this was a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2015 - 11:54 am

U2 – “Song for Someone” Video (Feat. Woody Harrelson)

U2 debuted a short film/music video for their Songs Of Innocence track “Song For Someone” last night during SundanceTV’s season premiere of Rectify, which is one of those shows I keep hearing is really great but never get around to watching. It stars Woody Harrelson (and his daughter Zoe) as a man who is let… More »

By: James Rettig / July 10, 2015 - 10:15 am

Watch U2 Hand Over The Stage To A U2 Tribute Act In Toronto

U2 have been showing a lot of love to their impersonators on this tour. Back in May, they brought a Bono impostor from the band Hollywood U2 on stage to sing “The Sweetest Thing.” As The Irish Examiner points out, they continued that trend last night in Toronto, inviting the cover band Acrobat to joi… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 7, 2015 - 9:47 am

Watch A Promo For U2’s “Song For Someone” Short Film Starring Woody Harrelson

U2 are really going all out for the music video to the Songs Of Innocence track “Song For Someone.” First of all, it’s being billed as a “short film,” not a music video, and second of all, it’s starring Woody Harrelson. Directed by Vincent Haycock and with cinematography by Steve Annis, the short film i… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 6, 2015 - 9:44 pm

Watch U2 Play “Lucifer’s Hands” Live For The First Time, “One” Dedicated To Arcade Fire

During their second show at Montreal’s Bell Centre last night, U2 played “Lucifer’s Hands,” one of the new songs included as bonus tracks on the Songs Of Innocence deluxe edition, live for the first time. The band also dedicated a performance of their Achtung Baby track “One” — which turned into a massive crowd singalong… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 14, 2015 - 10:40 am

Bono Impersonator Gets To Sing Onstage With U2

UPDATE: An attendee tells us the iPhone was part of the show. Fake Bono was directed by Bono to hold the phone, and it was broadcast on a venue screen that’s not visible in this video. As commenter Matthew points out, it’s still tacky, but not this guy’s fault. Mea culpa! More »

By: James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 6:55 pm

Watch The Edge Explain His Fall Offstage On CBS Sunday Morning

U2 gave CBS Sunday Morning a look behind-the-scenes at their Innocence + Experience Tour, taking them under the stage to show off their impressively vast collection of guitars, and above to look at the massive LED screen that takes over the middle of the arena crowd. They also sit down for an interview, where The… More »

By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Watch Overzealous Fan Play Live Rarity “In God’s Country” With U2 In Phoenix

U2 are already breaking out some deep cuts on their Innocence + Experience Tour, which kicked off a little over a week ago. Last night, during their first of two shows in Phoenix, they tried out The Joshua Tree’s “In God’s Country” after a fan requested it before the show. The track hasn’t been i… More »

By: James Rettig / May 23, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Watch U2 Play “When Love Comes To Town” For The First Time In 22 Years In Tribute To B.B. King

U2 stopped playing their Rattle And Hum B.B. King collaboration “When Love Comes To Town” live in 1993, but King took up the mantle and had been playing the song occasionally at his shows since. Last night, in honor of the late blues legend, the band played the song for the first time in 22… More »

By: James Rettig / May 16, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Watch The Edge Fall Off The Edge Of The Stage At U2’s Innocence & Experience Tour Opener

U2 kicked off their Innocence + Experience world tour in Vancouver last night, and from the looks of this video, James Murphy isn’t the only one who’s losing his edge. U2’s longtime guitarist David Howell Evans — known to most everyone as The Edge — missed, uh, the edge of the stage last night. You… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 15, 2015 - 10:25 am

Watch Highlights From The Tonight Show’s All-U2 Episode

Last night’s episode of Jimmy Fallon was dedicated to all things U2, after they had to cancel their scheduled week-long residency last year in the wake of Bono’s bicycle accident. We already knew pretty much everything that was going to go down since they did most of it in public — U2 did two sketches:… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2015 - 10:34 am

U2 Busked In The NYC Subway Last Night

U2 will make their rescheduled Tonight Show appearance this Friday and, since the show isn’t taping that day, the band has been getting segments ready over the past few days for the episode, which will be entirely dedicated to them. (They’re making up for a whole week that they lost after Bono’s injury.) They were… More »

By: James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 9:37 am

Bono Recreated His Bike Accident With Jimmy Fallon For Tonight Show Sketch

Bono suffered a serious hand injury in a Central Park bike crash last year, one that he’s still struggling with as U2 prepare to launch their world tour in support of Songs Of Innocence. The accident forced U2 to postpone a planned weeklong residency at The Tonight Show, but they’ll finally be making their retur… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 4, 2015 - 11:43 am

U2 Have Rescheduled Their Cancelled Tonight Show Visit For Next Week

U2 are getting ready to embark on a worldwide tour in a few weeks, but they’re tying off some loose ends stateside first. Back in November, the band was scheduled to do a week-long residency on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in support of Songs Of Innocence, but it was cancelled after Bono got… More »

By: James Rettig / May 1, 2015 - 6:44 pm
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