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75 thousand spectators are expected on 30 August concert. The stadium with a capacity of 50 thousand events are usually determined by head count. This requirement has so far only a few times, such as the Rolling Stones, AC / DC or “the three tenors (Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti) concert made an exception. 

The Vienna news tells the story of Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton from A to Z Achtung Baby Zoo TV. What we found interesting is the bits of U2 and social awarness that streams thru the story that does not translate well into English. So view it as just a small look into what the people from Vienna think of U2……….

Baby Completed in Berlin during the post-Fall-year period, published in 1991 “Achtung Baby”, the seventh album by the band, as their experimental and darkest work. The cover is adorned with a GDR Trabant, six copies of the colorfully painted plastic car used on the next tour as a stage decoration.

Batman for the soundtrack of “Batman Forever” in 1995 to control the U2 song “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me” at. For the current “360 Tour”, the song was put back on the setlist.

Conversation  U2 are also not immune to musical missteps, as evidenced by the new recordings of “Helter Skelter” and “All Along The Watchtower. Successful because already the Skids cover of “The Saints Are Coming” with Green Day. All proceeds were donated to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

D isco U2 at the disco? Sounds funny, is it that way. Available for listening on the rather botched the 1997 album “Pop”. Later, the band for a greatest hits album a few songs a new, because Bono and The Edge are dissatisfied with the original mixes.

E Bono in 1982 he married his childhood sweetheart, Ali, the couple has four children. After the failure of his marriage to Aislinn (1983-1996) The Edge marries his Morleigh 2002, he meets during the 1992 tour. Larry Mullen and his partner Ann are in the late 70s a couple without being married (three children). Bassist Adam Clayton is single.

F ilm The idea for the film “The Million Dollar Hotel” by Wim Wenders about a flophouse in LA is from Bono himself. Soundtrack-tip: the Salman Rushdie written and set to music by U2 “The Ground Beneath Her Feet”.

G itarre so striking even the voice of Bono, U2 is the trademark of the guitar by The Edge. His guitar style is characterized by short, terse sound sequences, opulent, he rarely plays solos.

On the website there is a travel guide for Dublin, which allows fans to travel to important stages in the life of U2. Of the parents’ homes by Bono and Larry about the first gigs in pubs, down to the Hanover Quay Studios. (

IDENTITY repeatedly Bono slips into different stages identities of the hard leather Rocker (aka “The Fly”) to the disco-styled Feschak. During the Zoo TV tour, he came even as Macphisto teufelsbehörnter “on. Finally, he showed his true nature unken, critic.

Johnny Cash On “The Wanderer” from the album “Zooropa” (1993) Country superstar Johnny Cash acting as guest singers. Less then starts the forgotten cash a furious comeback.

“South Park” is derided as an egomaniac singer of U2-gooders and at the end to the “second biggest pile of shit in the world” appointed. Bono takes the matter with humor.

Live album recorded in 1983, “Under A Blood Red Sky” is - apart from the 4-parts-EP “Wide Awake In America” and the live / studio hybrid “Rattle & Hum” - so far the only official live album by band.

Musical On 21 December 2010 is celebrating “Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark” in New York premiere. Music and lyrics are by Bono and The Edge. $ 50 million production costs, it is considered the most expensive Broadway musical ever.

With “Sunday Boody Sunday” U2 deliver in 1983 a radical and highly controversial statement on the fighting from their homes.

O peration this May, Bono must undergo emergency surgery in Munich on the back. A North American tour is canceled.

Whether P has olitics U.S. presidents, popes or UN secretaries-general - not made any political or religious world-class player in the Bono as part of its commitment to the debt the Third World. For the 50-year-old is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Q uality about the musical quality of U2 disagreement. While some praise the Irishman as the best band in the world, others complain too much pathos, formulaic songs and assume the front man a Messiah complex. “U2’s songs are like furniture from IKEA,” wrote the “Star”. “They are the illusion of chic in the functional design of our time, with a hint of subversive, nonchalance, youthful standard denial.”

R eligion In early songs like “Gloria,” and “I Still Have not Found What I’m Looking For” U2 cancel their Christian faith clearly. Today, the volume is dedicated more to spirituality than religion practiced (see “Yahweh”). Bono always stressed that his faith was the motivation for doing his political

S U2 published a soundtrack 1995 under the pseudonym “Passengers” on the album Original Soundtracks 1 “. An album full of experiments, mostly instrumental. With “Miss Sarajevo” there is even a duet with Luciano Pavarotti on the odd secondary work.

The 360 Tour “is one of the most successful in the history of music. Between June 2009 and June 2010 the band made $ 130,000,000 in sales.

U 2 To the name “U2” is shrouded in the most varied rumors. For one, he, phonetically, a word game. To German: “You too”. On the other hand were called including the U.S. spy planes in the 60’s.

V erkäufe With 160 million albums sold, the Dubliner among the most successful acts in the charts history.

 U2 for the fifth time in the Federal Capital (May 24, 1992 Danube island, 26-27. Stadthalle July 2001, July 2, 2005 Happel-Stadion). The setlist will include 23 songs, including the previously unreleased songs “Glastonbury” and “North Star”.

XY … Document number are unresolved Where do the artists name? Bono Vox in civil life goes by the name Paul Hewson, his nickname is derived from the Latin “vox bona” (“good voice” her). About the nickname of Dave Evans (The Edge), there are two theories: his sharp (“edgy”), the angular head and mind are available.

Z oo-TV, the ‘93 tour is the oddest of all concert tours: in the intro is a drumming Nazi-boy from the film “Triumph of the Will” by Leni shown Riefenstahl, the band climbs out of a giant lemon and the phone through a live circuit with various celebrities.