MTV Years of U2

New York:  On Saturday, August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m. EST, MTV steamrolled right into America's living room.  Footage of the first Space Shuttle launched, andcountdown of Columbia and the launch of Apollo 11 visuals on our television screenMusic would forever linked to videos. The first video on that early morning was "Video Killed The Radio Star."

U2's first video to get heavy airplay was New Year's Day considered at the time the most ambitious video at that point. Directed by Meiert Avis, who worked on "Gloria and "I Will Follow".

Meiert and the boys had planned to shoot the video in Sweden, however, that just did not work out. So they headed off to Norway, and those beautiful mountains and lots of snow gave way to one of the most beautiful videos produced.

What most people did not know was that the band members not experienced riders as well as being right in the middle of a tour gave an opportunity for some Swedish teenage girls disguised as the members of group riding on horseback with masks over their faces to shoot the horse riding scenes.

"New Years Day" is U2's fifth most frequently performed live concert song, what would you think the first song would be? 

Happy Birthday MTV


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U2's The Edge rocks an acoustic set at Sistine Chapel

New York: The Edge turned into the principal rock performer to perform at the Sistine Chapel this weekend when he played an acoustic set with a youthful Irish choir.

As indicated by NBC News, The Edge (otherwise known as Dave Evans) was welcome to make that big appearance in conjunction with the gathering was invited to take the stage in conjunction with the conference on regenerative medicine, which was held at the Vatican. The meeting has an individual significance for The Edge, whose little girl had overcome leukemia.

"When I was requested that perform in the Sistine Chapel I didn't recognize what to say, on the grounds that more often than not there's 'this other person' who sings," he told the group of onlookers, making a joke about U2's Bono. "So it took me at any rate, well, 30 seconds to consent to it."

Evans performed U2's melodies "Yahweh," "Conventional World," and "Stroll On," and Leonard Cohen's "Whether It Be Your Will."

See some fan-shot footage underneath.

No Opening Act for U2 Shows

A couple of weeks back we said that U2 will not have an opening act this time around.

They have done this before however its been sometime. Live Nation has confirmed that U2 will be performing their show with no back up support. The show will be broken into two parts and will have an intermission.  A couple of other items:

Venue Details:

Each venue will have their own GA process to which will be posted. Remember that each venue has different rules do not assume you know the rules. Check in with each venue prior to wasting your time or blowing your opportunity.  North Side and South Side be ready to really understand the differences. The stage runs right down the middle of the venue. No switching sides mid stream concert. 

RED ZONE will be at the front of the house on both North and South sides. This is not new however remember NORTH side and SOUTH side. Camera policy has not changed NO switchable lens, bring your device and leave your camera home. Watch for more information as it comes out. Download our app to keep up with the details and send in your images from the show.

Adam Drops Hints !

Adam Clayton  

Adam Clayton  

Adam Clayton let some hints slip while on Irish station 98 FM's Dermot and Dave show. "We are still at it. We hope to have it finished very, very soon. And it will be out, oh . . . sometime early next year," Clayton said. "But it's a very exciting bunch of songs right at the moment . . . it's just about to be finished, so it's hard to know which way they'll go.

Pretty much what we heard was that Adam and the boys are back in Dublin working in the studio on 12 songs to get them finished by the end of November so that everyone can go on holiday and that we can expect a new U2 album early next year.