Boasting a career spanning 40 years and a record 22 Grammy Awards, U2’s early days were marked by a self-confessed lack of knowledge regarding how to make music, with Bono stating in interviews that they were “a band before we could play”. Having decided that this was no obstacle, the foursome persevered—and the rest is history. A diverse career of musical experimentation, number one hits and social commentary ensued—the band is notable for their mid-concert efforts to call the White House in 1992 and their successful attempt to call into war-torn Sarajevo whilst live on stage. Their ‘U2 360° Tour’, remains the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history, so it’s safe to say that the group have a lot to live up to. With the ‘iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE’ tour, in support of recent album Songs of Innocence (2014), so far gaining rave reviews, it seems as though they’re on the right track. Whilst almost every date is sold out, tickets are still to be found on reselling sites so keep an eye out.
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