Few people have not heard of Bono or are unfamiliar with U2's melodic sound and strong, emotive vocals. This Irish rock band was formed in 1976 in Dublin when its members were still teenagers. Decades later, their skills honed and their style streamlined, U2 still wows fans around the world while also contributing to the relief of poverty, disease and social injustice. U2 was formed when percussionist Larry Mullen Jr. gathered a group of students from his secondary school who responded to a recruitment notice he posted at the school. Originally called “Feedback,” the band also called themselves “The Hype” for a brief period before settling on “U2” in 1978. Over the years U2 has produced some of the most beloved albums of all-time, including Joshua Tree, Under a Blood Red Sky, Atchung Baby, and All That you Can't Leave Behind. U2 has won over 20 Grammy Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2014 the band released the album "Songs of Innocence" and announced their Innocence + Experience World Tour.
"Innocence + Experience Tour”
Begining in 2015, U2 will embark on their Innocence + Expeience World Tour that will hit more than 18 cities accross the globe. The band will play a pair of shows at each destination, to help meet the enourmous demand for tickets. U2 has claimed that both nights will feature an entirely different feel. The Innocence + Experience Tour comes in support of the band's 2014 Album titled "Songs of Innocence." The album was the first for U2 since 2009 and features hits like "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)," "The Troubles," and "Cedarwood Road." U2's Tours have evolved to metioric levels, with some considering them the biggest band in the world. The Innocence + Experience Tour will try and give fans a more intimate experience and will feature U2 playing in indoor arenas for the first time in a decade.
The 360° Tour, features the music of their 12th album, No Line on the Horizon. The album, released in February 2009, was recorded between June 2007 and December 2008, and is the band's first release since 2004's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. The tour planned for this album will encompass stops at stadiums worldwide. The European leg of the tour will start at the end of June and take the band through Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Sweden, Poland, Croatia and the United Kingdom. The North American leg will start in Chicago in September and will make 21 stops before wrapping up in late October. It is rumored that the band will schedule a South American leg of the tour for 2010.
"Vertigo Tour" Tour
Begining in March 2005 U2 embarked on their Vertigo World Tour. The tour was launched in support of their album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," which was released in 2004. The Vertigo Tour consisted over over 100 concerts in 2005 and was the top-grossing tour of the year. U2 played in both indoor arenas and outdoor stadiums on the Vertigo Tour.
Set List for "Elevation Tour"
U2's Elevation Tour began in March of 2001 and ran until early December of that same year. The tour followed the release of the album "All That You Can't Leave Behind" and was one of the most anticpated tours of all time. The Elevation Tour consisted of 3 legs and more than 110 shows that touched over 2 million people.