Two-disc set includes all seven episodes of Sundance Channel series, plus more than an hour of bonus features
This two-DVD set is a repackage of DVDs that have been released in the past—2008’s “The Rebirth of Cool: U2 in the Third Millennium” and “Achtung Baby: A Classic Album Under Review” from 2006.
The Web site of the UK radio station Absolute Radio is currently featuring several very interesting podcasts marking the 25th anniversary of the Live Aid concerts.
Live Nation Entertainment has announced that the U2 360° tour dates in the U.S., recently postponed due to Bono’s emergency back surgery, have been rescheduled for 2011.
It’s been a quarter-century since Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof put together what has been, in hindsight, the most extensive multi-continental benefit concert to date, Live Aid.
Absolute Radio will broadcast a documentary about the 25th anniversary of Live Aid next week. The documentary will be aired in two parts. The first will be broadcast on Monday, July 12th at 10 p.m. BST (5 p.m. Eastern) and part two can be heard the following night at the same time.
Set to launch their “U2 360° Tour” on June 3 in Salt Lake City, U2 officially postponed their tour at least through their July 19th show originally set for the Meadowlands in New Jersey.
News of the week, covering everything from Bono to Bret Michaels to Led Zeppelin
The Unforgettable Fire reached the stores in the first week of October 1984, six weeks into the band’s latest world tour. Gigs sold out weeks in advance of the shows, let alone the album, and the single was already nestled high in the Top 20 as the main attraction came crashing in, topping the chart in the U.K., hitting the Top 10 again in the United States.
After three albums all carved in a similar rocking vein, the band members knew that they were in danger of falling into a simple parody routine, becoming fatally stereotyped as a band that could do nothing more than churn out an endless stream of strident guitar rockers. Just as Brian Eno had swerved away from the preconceptions of his “rock” audience, U2 believed themselves capable of making music that would display them in a completely new light. Eno obviously agreed with them.