January 15th, 2017
|canadanne||12:33 am - Top Of The Pops 1983|
BBC4 is repeating an episode of TOTP from 20th January 1983 this Thursday. It features U2 performing New Year's Day (or miming to it, if I recall correctly!)
January 9th, 2017
|canadanne||04:56 pm - The Joshua Tree Tour 2017|
One UK date has so far been announced for The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 - London's Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 8th July, with support from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Presales start on Wednesday 11th January, public sale on Monday 16th January.
Standing tickets are £78.25, seated tickets £40.30 to £187, plus £3.45 delivery fees. There is a 4 ticket limit in the presale, 6 tickets in the public sale.
Anyone planning to go?
November 5th, 2016
|canadanne||09:59 pm - Pop Goes The Bible|
"40" and Yahweh will apparently be among the songs discussed on Pop Goes The Bible, a Radio 4 Extra programme presented by Paul Gambaccini at 6:30am this Tuesday. Neil McCormick is doing the U2 bit.
October 22nd, 2016
|canadanne||04:21 pm - U2 album polls by Dermot O'Leary|
Every Saturday on Dermot O'Leary's Radio 2 show, he's talking about the recording of one of U2's albums, and playing the most popular track as voted for by listeners. :) The songs chosen so far have been I Will Follow, Gloria, New Year's Day and Pride. Will be interesting to see what gets picked for each of the other albums! This should keep them going all the way to Christmas. A nice opportunity to give some of their lesser-known stuff a bit of airplay!
EDIT: I'm not sure if they continued taking listener requests, but they subsequently played Where The Streets Have No Name, All I Want Is You, Mysterious Ways, Stay (Faraway, So Close!), Last Night On Earth, Elevation, Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own, Get On Your Boots and The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone).
April 3rd, 2016
|canadanne||08:18 pm - Geldof On Yeats|
Bono is one of the contributors to a BBC4 documentary tonight at 9pm, 'A Fanatic Heart: Geldof On Yeats'.
EDIT: Bono appears at 48:11 and 1:25:35, reading the poems 'September 1913' and 'Politics'.
February 1st, 2016
|canadanne||11:50 pm - Music Moguls: Masters of Pop|
I just found out about the BBC4 documentary Music Moguls: Masters of Pop which aired a couple of weeks ago. If you skip to the 47 minute mark, there's a 3½ minute discussion of U2's success, including concert footage from various eras and an interview with Paul McGuinness.
December 19th, 2015
|canadanne||09:42 pm - Sinatra tribute|
On Christmas Day, Channel 5 are airing 'Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert' from 23:05 to 01:25. It includes Bono & The Edge performing 'Two Shots Of Happy, One Shot Of Sad' on the e-stage before one of their shows at the O2. :)
December 4th, 2015
|canadanne||07:55 pm - New date for Paris broadcast|
The Live In Paris show has apparently been rescheduled for Sunday 27th December at 10pm on BBC2!
November 12th, 2015
|canadanne||11:30 pm - Live In Paris|
BBC2 will be airing the Paris concert footage at 11pm on Sunday 29th November! Can't wait to see this show on TV. My views at the O2 were somewhat limited...
October 23rd, 2015
|canadanne||10:09 pm - Who's going?|
Nearly time for the London and Glasgow shows! Is anyone here going to see them?