U2

  1. U2's 'Vertigo' Continues To Sell Out

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The initial dates for the fourth leg of U2's Vertigo tour went on sale over the weekend and the results were predictably successful. U2 sold out stadiums in Sydney (March 31), Melbourne (March 24), Br The initial dates for the fourth leg of U ...

  2. U2's Vertigo Tour To End In April

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Details have emerged regarding the fourth and final leg of the U2 Vertigo tour. The band had announced last week on U2.com that more international Vertigo dates would be played in 2006, taking the tot Details have emerged regarding the fourth and ...

  3. U2's Vertigo Trek To Roll On

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tour extended into 2006. Already among the most successful tours in history, U2's Vertigo has been extended into 2006. According to the band's official Web site , the band will return the road in February and visit Mexico, South America, ...

  4. Wed Update: Billboard Road Work Touring Conf

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie vs. corporate promoter debated. The benefits of using an independent versus a corporate promoter for major tours were heavily debated at this afternoon's (Oct. 26) "Change My Way of Thinkin'" panel at the Billboard Roadwo ...

  5. Philly Venue Wraps Stellar Two Weeks

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Included sellouts from the Stones, U2, Pearl Jam. Included sellouts from the Stones, U2, Pearl Jam. News ...

  6. The Beat

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British producer Steve Lillywhite, whose distinguished discography includes work with such acts as U2, Jason Mraz and the Rolling Stones has only one regret about moving from London to New York to bec British producer Steve Lillywhite, whose disti ...

  7. U2 Leads Billboard Touring Awards Finalists

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To be presented Oct. 26 in N.Y. U2's mammoth Vertigo tour is a finalist in four categories for the Billboard Touring Awards, the most of any outing this year. The outing is a finalist in the top tour, top draw and top Boxscore categories, and ...

  8. Lillywhite Moves To A&R Role At Columbia

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recently produced U2's 'Atomic Bomb.' Recently produced U2's 'Atomic Bomb.' News ...

  9. Lillywhite Moves To A&R Role At Columbia

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Recently produced U2's 'Atomic Bomb.' As first tipped May 28 in Billboard , Steve Lillywhite has joined Columbia Records as senior VP of A&R. Lillywhite will report to Will Botwin, chairman of Columbia Records Group and will be ...

  10. iTunes Japan Sells 1M Downloads

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music store reaches milestone in four days. The iTunes Music Store has sold more than one million downloads in the four days since its Aug. 4 launch in Japan, Apple Computer said today (Aug. 8). Earlier this month, one high-ranking Japanese indust ...

  11. Legal Matters

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT On U2's Vertigo tour, Bono has brought attention to a symbol for peace and harmony, which adorns the singer's headband during an intense part of the show. But the symbol has also prompted a trademark On U2's Vertigo tour, Bono has b ...

  12. U2 Awarded Nordoff-Robbins Lifetime Accolade

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Charity also honors Bob Geldof. U2 picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th anniversary of the annual charity Nordoff-Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards Lunch, held today (June 17) in London. When presenting the four band members with the a ...

  13. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  14. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  15. The Eagles Are Top Touring Act At 2005 Mid-Point

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 likely leader at year end. The Eagles are the top-grossing touring act of the year so far, pulling in $76.7 million, based on numbers reported to Billboard Boxscore for the six months ending May 17. Billboard's mid-year touring report will ...

  16. U2 Fall Tickets Go Flying

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dates added in multiple cities. As expected, tickets for the fall leg of U2's Vertigo tour in North America sold out quickly, resulting in the addition of dates in many markets. Twelve cities went on sale Saturday, bringing in 23 sold-out per ...

  17. U2 To Reveal Fall N.A. Tour Dates

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vertigo on track to gross $300M. U2 will announce the fall North American leg of its Vertigo tour today (March 7). The tour will include about 40 dates, beginning Sept. 12 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and wrapping Dec. 19 at the Rose Garden ...

  18. U2's U.S., Euro Tix Sales At $141M

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The dust is starting to settle on one of the more impressive on-sales in concert history. U2 has now sold out -- quickly -- 28 North American shows for a total gross of $47 million and 470,000 tickets The dust is starting to settle on one of the m ...

  19. On The Road

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST U2's manager Paul McGuinness books stadiums in Europe instead of arenas on the band's upcoming Vertigo tour because European arenas are not generally on par with those in North America. Read Ray Wadde U2's manager Paul McGuinness bo ...

  20. U2 Tix Blow Out In U.K.

    January 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tickets went on sale this morning for U2's shows in the United Kingdom and quickly blew out, with all dates selling out quickly. Tickets went on sale this morning for U2's shows in the United Kingdom and quickly blew out, with all dates ...

  21. U2 Pre-Sale Plagued By Problems

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The huge demand and system glitches that marked Tuesday's ticket pre-sale for U2's Vertigo tour left hundreds of fans with less than desirable seats or no seats at all. But tour organizers say their g The huge demand and system glitches ...

  22. U2 Pre-Sale Plagued By Problems

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The huge demand and system glitches that marked Tuesday's ticket pre-sale for U2's Vertigo tour left hundreds of fans with less than desirable seats or no seats at all. But tour organizers say their g The huge demand and system glitches ...

  23. McCartney To Reveal Tour At Big Game

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: N.A. trek to begin Sept. 16. Sir Paul McCartney will take advantage of the media focus surrounding his halftime performance Feb. 6 at Super Bowl XXXIX to announce his upcoming tour of North America, sources say. Billboard.biz has learned ...

  24. Maroon5, Jenifer Take Two At NRJ Awards

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the only multiple winners at the 2005 NRJ Music Awards, each taking home two awards. The ceremony was held last night (Jan. 22) at the Grand Auditorium of the Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the on ...

  25. Maroon5, Jenifer Take Two At NRJ Awards

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gala held Jan. 22 in Cannes. Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the only multiple winners at the 2005 NRJ Music Awards, each taking home two awards. The ceremony was held last night (Jan. 22) at the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festiva ...

  26. U2 Unveils World Tour Plans

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vertigo tour kicks off March 28 in San Diego. U2 will kick off its 2005 world tour March 28 at the San Diego Sports Arena, Billboard can exclusively reveal. Kings Of Leon will open the first leg of the trek, tickets for which will begin going on s ...

  27. U2, McGraw Among First Grammy Performers

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish rock act U2, country superstar Tim McGraw, R&B chanteuse Alicia Keys and rock trio Green Day are the first acts confirmed to perform during the 47th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, to be held Irish rock act U2, country superstar Tim M ...

  28. Robbie Retains European Chart Crown

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hits set holds off U2's 'Bomb.' Hits set holds off U2's 'Bomb.' News ...

  29. Franz Ferdinand Tops Brits Nominations

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fi ...

  30. Franz Ferdinand Leads Brit Award Nominees

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the field with five nominations for the Brit Awards, which will celebrate their 25th anniversary this year. Muse was close behind with four nominations, while A Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand leads the fi ...

  31. U2 Start Date Moved Back

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The start date for the upcoming U2 world tour has been pushed back by at least a couple of weeks, sources tell Billboard.biz. The new date and location have yet to be determined. The start date for the upcoming U2 world tour has been pushed back b ...

  32. U2's 'Bomb' Radiates European Success

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) is No. 1 for a third week on European Top 100 Albums. It remains the bestseller in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal and Switzerla U2's "How To Dismantl ...

  33. U2's 'Bomb' Radiates European Success

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) is No. 1 for a third week on European Top 100 Albums. It remains the bestseller in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal and Switzerla U2's "How To Dismantl ...

  34. U2 Dismantles Rivals On European Albums Chart

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) starts a second week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums, despite losing four of its opening No. 1 rankings around the region. U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic B ...

  35. U2 Dismantles Rivals On European Albums Chart

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) starts a second week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums, despite losing four of its opening No. 1 rankings around the region. U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic B ...

  36. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  37. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  38. U2

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST If every song on U2's new album was as catchy as "Vertigo," it would amount to a reinvention. But this is quintessential U2, taken to the next level. If every song on U2's new album was as catchy as "Vertigo," it woul ...

  39. Robbie Holds Off Eminem On Euro Album Chart

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rapper takes No. 1 single over U2. Rapper takes No. 1 single over U2. News ...

  40. U2 World Tour To Start March 1

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for U2 to kick off its world tour March 1 in Florida, band manager Paul McGuinness tells Billboard.biz. The tour, in support of the new Interscope album "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," will be Look for U2 to kick off its world to ...

  41. McCartney, Bono, Robbie Commit To Band Aid

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, U2 frontman Bono, and Robbie Williams have committed to the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas." Paul McCartney, U2 frontman Bono, and Robbie Williams have ...

  42. McCartney, Bono, Robbie Commit To Band Aid

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, U2 frontman Bono, and Robbie Williams have committed to the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas." Paul McCartney, U2 frontman Bono, and Robbie Williams have ...

  43. Apple Unveils New iPods, Bows EU iTunes

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Photos, U2 content among new features. Photos, U2 content among new features. News ...

  44. Source: U2, Apple In Custom iPod Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 and Apple Computer are expected to announce next week that they have inked a deal to sell custom iPods. U2 and Apple Computer are expected to announce next week that they have inked a deal to sell custom iPods. According to a source, the band&# ...

  45. Source: U2, Apple In Custom iPod Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 and Apple Computer are expected to announce next week that they have inked a deal to sell custom iPods. U2 and Apple Computer are expected to announce next week that they have inked a deal to sell custom iPods. According to a source, the band&# ...

  46. Elvis, Beatles Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as founding inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame, details on which were unveiled today (Sept. 9). Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as ...

  47. Elvis, Beatles Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as founding inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame, details on which were unveiled today (Sept. 9). Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as ...

  48. U2 Readies iTunes Release If New Album Pirated

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock band U2 might rush-release its upcoming album as a legal download on Apple's iTunes music store if unfinished material from a CD copy that went missing ends up pirated on the Internet, a so Irish rock band U2 might rush-release its ...

  49. Bono Dismisses Live Aid II Reports

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono today dismissed reports in the British tabloid press which claim he was planning a second Live Aid concert. Speaking as he met with the European Union's development ministers at Dubli U2 frontman Bono today dismissed reports ...

  50. Bono To Address European Leaders On 3rd World

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono will try to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries when he addresses a special meeting in Dublin on Tuesday (June 1). U2 frontman Bono will try to persuade European ...

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