2005 – U2: After playing a warm-up date the night before at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, U2 kicked off their Vertigo tour at the iPay One Center in San Diego, California. The 131 date world tour would see the band playing in North America, Europe, South America and Japan. By the time it finished, […]
2005 – U2, The Pretenders, Buddy Guy, the O’Jays, and Percy Sledge are all inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a dinner in New York.
2004 – Apple launched the U2 Special Edition iPod as part of a partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group. The new U2 iPod held up to 5,000 songs and featured a red Click Wheel and custom engraving of U2 band member signatures. The iPod was being introduced as the band released their new […]
2004 – U2 called in police after thieves nicked a copy of the bands latest album ‘Vertigo’. The CD was stolen during a photo shoot with the band in the south of France.
2004 – One of the few CD copies of U2’s follow-up to All That You Can’t Leave Behind vanishes during a photo shoot in the south of France. Twenty people present at the session are questioned in connection with the disappearance.
2002 – the top pop earners from US sales during 2001 were listed by Rolling Stone magazine as: Madonna at No.5 with £29.1 million ($49.5 million); Dave Matthews Band at No.4 with £31 million ($52.7 million); The Beatles at No.3 with £34.2 million ($58 million); Dr. Dre at No.2 with £37.1 million ($63 million) and, […]
2002 – U2 lost a bid to prevent the demolition of Hanover Quay studio in Dublin. Over 8,000 fans signed an online petition to preserve the studio, where the group recorded ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ and some of their ‘Pop’ album.
2001 – Steely Dan, U2, Eminem and Faith Hill each win three Grammy wins at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
2001-11-20 – REVIEW: U2 returns to simple roots by Mike Weatherford Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Irish band abandons stadium touring for more intimate show at Thomas & Mack Maybe you remember, in the weeks after Sept. 11, a rash of overheated op-ed columns proclaiming the death of ironic humor? Most of them were overstated, if […]