U2

  1. Bono Asks Russian President For Help In AIDS Fight

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomed U2 frontman Bono to tea yesterday (Aug. 24) ahead of the group's first ever Russian concert, and the Irish musician asked for Russia's help in fighting AIDS. "Taking care of people is not j ...

  2. Live Nation Launching In Australia With U2, Jay-Z

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation Australia's hugely anticipated first assignment will feature the biggest band in the world and the No. 1 hip-hop artist on the planet, Billboard.biz can reveal. The promoter giant's newly formed Australian affiliate is behind ...

  3. U2 'Spider-Man' Musical Hits Broadway In December

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited Spider-Man musical with music by U2 members Bono and The Edge, will open on Broadway in December, the show's producers said on Tuesday, after being caught in financial problems. "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark," which ...

  4. U2 Debuts New Material At Tour Comeback

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will continue its 360 tour in Germany tomorrow (Aug. 10) at Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena and fans can expect to hear new material. The Irish band has returned from a two-month absence , which was caused by Bono's back injury. The U2 frontma ...

  5. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. “Things have gone very, very w ...

  6. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S. previously postponed due to Bono's back surgery have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010 European tour, which was not been affec ...

  7. Daniel Lanois Badly Injured In L.A. Motorcycle Crash

    June 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning Canadian producer and artist Daniel Lanois is in hospital after suffering multiple injuries in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles. Lanois, 58, is in intensive care but expects to be released ...

  8. Bono’s Surgery: What's The Financial Hit?

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2’s 360 North American leg is now officially postponed, putting the brakes on the band’s march to claiming the highest-grossing tour in history. The eight-week minimum recovery/rehab time doctors say Bono needs for his recent back surgery meant s ...

  9. U2 Pulls Out Of Glastonbury, Reschedules U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 has been forced to withdraw from its headline slot at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., following medical advice for frontman Bono . He will be out of action for at least eight weeks. The band had been booked to play its first ever Glastonbury ...

  10. U2's Bono Has Surgery, Tour Date Postponed

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono had emergency surgery on his back in a Munich hospital on Friday (May 21) after being injured while preparing for the next leg of a world tour, the first date of which has been postponed. The 50-year-old from Ireland had been g ...

  11. Bob Geldof Dismisses Live Aid Arms Claims

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live Aid concert organizer Bob Geldof and the Ethiopian government have denied allegations that millions of dollars in aid for Ethiopian famine victims in the '80s went to buy arms. The BBC reported claims by former rebel leaders, who said th ...

  12. Live Nation Posts Lower Q4 Revenue

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Concert promoter Live Nation, which merged with Ticketmaster to create Live Nation Entertainment Inc, on Thursday posted lower quarterly revenue. Live Nation's fourth-quarter revenue fell 4.7 percent to $854.3 million from $896.7 million a ye ...

  13. Lady GaGa Plots Arena Tour

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady GaGa will play North American and European arenas this year and Live Nation Entertainment’s global touring division will take the reins as promoter/producer. GaGa is set to begin a run of dates in the U.K. (promoted by AEG Live) on Feb. 18 at ...

  14. U.K. ISP Hits Back At Bono

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. Internet Service Provider (ISP) Talk Talk has described Bono as "seriously misguided" following his comments about ISPs in the New York Times. The U2 singer warned the film industry that it risks suffering from piracy in the same wa ...

  15. U2 To Headline Glastonbury

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has been confirmed as a headline act for the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival in 2010. The Irish band will make their first appearance at the festival in Somerset next year, which also marks 40 years since the first Glastonbury Festival. U2 hea ...

  16. MTV EMAs Host Katy Perry Brings 'Cabaret' To Berlin

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) will be marking 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall when it takes place on Thursday evening (Nov. 5) at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, before an audience of over 17,000. At a press conference today (Nov. 4) ...

  17. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday (Oct. 30) at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed ...

  18. U2's Rose Bowl Show Breaks Attendance Record

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It took 22 years, but U2 has broken its own attendance record for the best-attended single concert performance at a U.S. venue by one headliner. The band's 360 Tour played Pasadena, Calif.’s Rose Bowl on Oct. 25 to a sellout crowd of 97,014 - ...

  19. U2 To Play Free Concert For MTV Europe Awards

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 will play a free concert in front of Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate as part of a star-studded bill for the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards. Other acts confirmed to perform at the EMAs include Jay-Z, Green Day, Robbie Williams, Tokio Hotel, ...

  20. U2 Taps YouTube For Live Broadcast

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and YouTube have teamed up to broadcast a live stream of the band's Los Angeles concert this weekend via its YouTube channel. The Sunday, Oct. 25 show is taking place at the Rose Bowl for those paying to attend, but will be free for any fa ...

  21. Madonna, U2, AC/DC Among '09 Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Madonna, U2 and AC/DC are among the top tours, venues and companies recognized as finalists for the 2009 Billboard Touring Awards , which will be handed out at a special reception in New York on Nov. 5. The finalists for the Top Tour and Top Draw ...

  22. THE BILLBOARD Q&A: PAUL MCGUINNESS

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As U2 wraps the 2009 dates of its groundbreaking 360 world stadium tour, the band is expected to gross about $300 million and sell about 3 million tickets to fewer than 50 shows. Rather than a massive, high-end ticket price, the big numbers are mo ...

  23. Business Matters: U2, Blackberry, MySpace Music, WMG

    September 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Blackberry owners, often a forgotten group in era of the iPhone app, now have one up on their Apple-owning friends: the U2 Blackberry app is fi ...

  24. Music Icons Rock HMV Charity Calendar

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has issued a limited edition charity calendar featuring the stars of its "my inspiration" advertising campaign. HMV hopes to raise £20,000 ($33,100) for CLIC Sargent, the children's and young person&# ...

  25. U2 Expanding 'Unforgettable Fire' This Fall

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While U2's "360 Tour" just got underway in Chicago this past weekend, fans are in store for another treat this fall as the 25th anniversary of the band's classic 1984 album, "The Unforgettable Fire" will be celebrated ...

  26. Briefs: U2, Sugarland, Radiohead

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Copyright attorneys William Patry and Ben Sheffner provide a point-counterpoint on Patry's new blog, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars . In the first post of the series, Patry addressed Sheffner's view that file sharers' court ...

  27. U2 Equals Global BBC TV Sales Push

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC Worldwide Music, part of the commercial arm of U.K. broadcaster the BBC, has unveiled two major new U2 shows that it is making available for sale to international broadcasters. The programs include the Irish band's roof-top performance on ...

  28. Briefs: Jack White, U2, Spotify

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Jack White 's record label Third Man Records is introducing a subscription content service to fans. The offer contains two tiers. The $7 a month option for access to first shot at concert tickets, exclusive streaming content, chat rooms an ...

  29. U2 Opens World Tour With A Bang In Barcelona

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 kicked off their first tour in three years, rocking a raucous Barcelona crowd of around 90,000 and reaching for the stars with a live link-up to the International Space Station. Featuring one of the biggest concert stages ever built, the U2 360 ...

  30. U2 To Launch World Tour In Barcelona

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock group U2 kick off their first tour in three years on Tuesday (June 30), playing to 90,000 fans in Barcelona on one of the biggest concert stages ever built. Over the next four months U2 will perform to an estimated three million fans in ...

  31. Comcast GM Discusses Green Day Partnership

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Comcast is partnering with Green Day to provide on-demand viewing of the band's new single "Know Your Enemy," as well as live performances from a recent concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. The clips were part of 30 Green D ...

  32. U2 Scores Q1's Top-Selling International Artist Album

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2's "No Line On The Horizon" (Interscope) was the best-selling album by an international act in the U.S. for the first quarter of 2009, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The Irish rock group's 12th album is No. 2 ov ...

  33. Live Nation: Stateside U2 Sales Strong

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT With sales this morning (March 30) of more than 82,000 tickets sold in New York, 72,000 in Boston and 65,000 in Chicago, the U2 360° Tour will set the largest single-day attendance record in each city, according to tour producer Live Nation. In Lo ...

  34. Strong Ticket Sales For U2

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 have sold over 215,000 tickets in under 24 hours for the U.K. and Ireland leg of their global "360°" tour, according to Live Nation. Tickets for U2's dates, which include performances at London's Wembley Stadium (Aug. 14) an ...

  35. U2 Scores Seventh No. 1 On Billboard 200

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 scores its seventh No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as "No Line on the Horizon" bows in the top slot. The Interscope album moved 484,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, the best sales week for an artist since Britney Spe ...

  36. U2 Snags Seventh No. 1 Album

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 bows atop the Billboard 200 with its seventh No. 1 album, "No Line on the Horizon," shifting 484,000 . . . That's the biggest sales week the chart has seen since December, when Britney Spears' "Circus" blew in with ...

  37. Exclusive: U2 Readies '360' Global Tour

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 360°, U2's world tour in support of the band's new album "No Line on the Horizon," will play stadiums around the world, beginning June 30 in Barcelona, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Details of the tour will be announced ...

  38. U2 On Track To Score Seventh No. 1

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 is on track to score its seventh No. 1 album next week on the Billboard 200 chart, as its "No Line On the Horizon" set led Nielsen SoundScan's March 4 Building chart by a wide margin. "Horizon" will likely charge in wit ...

  39. New York City Honors U2 By Renaming Street

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Irish rock band U2 had a 1987 hit with their song "Where the streets have no name," but on Tuesday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed a Manhattan street in their honor. To celebrate the release of the band's 1 ...

  40. Beautiful Day One Sale For U2

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has scored strong early sales for its new set "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal), which is almost certain to get the Irish rock band its tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. according to the Official Charts Co. The OCC says that, b ...

  41. U2 Play London Rooftop Gig

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 stopped the traffic in central London tonight as it performed a short set on the roof of the BBC’s Broadcasting House. Bono and company performed four songs as around 5,000 fans thronged the streets below --“Get on Your Boots” and “Magnificent” ...

  42. Bono Talks Cheaper Ticket Prices

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 teamed up with the BBC today with a special concert to debut their new material - and Bono took the opportunity to pledge that U2 will try and price their tickets lower because of the recession. The Irish rock band blitzed the BBC today (Feb. 2 ...

  43. Daniel Lanois Signs With UMPG

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed a publishing agreement with producer/songwriter/musician Daniel Lanois covering his catalog and future works. "We are thrilled to welcome Daniel Lanois, one of the most distinctive and celebr ...

  44. U2 Release Blunder Down Under

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST There won't be any cigars for the staffers at Universal Music Australia who inadvertently made U2's anticipated new album "No Line On the Horizon" available digitally more than a week before release. According to reports, high- ...

  45. U2 Books 'Letterman' Run

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 will perform for an unprecedented five nights in a row on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on March 2 - March 6, the release week of their next album, "No Line on The Horizon." The last time U2 performed on the show was ...

  46. New U2 Single Hits Radio, iTunes

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2's new single, "Get on Your Boots," has hit radio all over the world this morning (Jan. 19) and is also available for sale from Apple's iTunes Music Store. In addition, U2's official Web site is streaming the song. " ...

  47. U2's 'Boots' Kick In At U.K. Radio

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 returned to radio with "Get On Your Boots," which debuted simultaneously around the world today at 8:15 a.m. GMT. It was instantly added to Radio 1's B list, XFM daytime, Capital's C list, Absolute's A list and 6 Music& ...

  48. U2 To Play Brit Awards

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 has been confirmed to perform at the Brit Awards at London's Earls Court on Feb. 18. The Irish band will play their new single "Get On Your Boots"; their new set "No Line On The Horizon" (Mercury/Universal) is out March ...

  49. Bono To Write Op-Ed Column For New York Times

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Can he type with those shades on? Bono will write an Op-Ed column for The New York Times. The paper announced that his first column will appear Sunday, for which he will also do a podcast. His column will appear occasionally. Bono called the gig & ...

  50. U2 Looks Toward New 'Horizon'

    December 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2's twelfth studio album, "No Line on the Horizon," will arrive March 3 from Interscope. A track list for the set, which was produced by Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois and Steve Lillywhite, has not been announced. Following sessions in F ...

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