July 13th, 2018
|canadanne||11:54 pm - Smashing Hits!|
There's a load of stuff about U2 and Band Aid in episode 2 of 'Smashing Hits! The 80s Pop Map of Britain and Ireland' which was on BBC4 this evening. It's on iPlayer here, starting at 26:25 and ending at 48:31. Includes a clip of them performing The Ocean on Whistle Test that I don't think I'd ever seen before, and commentary from Midge Ure, Bob Geldof, Neil McCormick, Dave Fanning and Moya Brennan. The Clannad bit in the middle also has U2 connections!
March 18th, 2018
|canadanne||12:32 am - Lots of old U2 on BBC4|
BBC4 repeated a TOTP2 St Patrick's Day Special from 2001 this evening. I don't remember seeing this before - it included not one, not two, but FOUR of U2's performances on the show! You can watch it on iPlayer here; Fire is at 07:14, New Year's Day at 15:58, One at 27:07, and Stuck In A Moment at 39:11.
They also repeated 'Irish Rock At The BBC' from 2015, which includes I Will Follow from The Old Grey Whistle Test at 19:26. You can watch that here.
January 27th, 2018
|canadanne||11:15 pm - Hits, Hype & Hustle, Grammy Awards, and extra tour dates|
'Hits, Hype & Hustle: An Insider's Guide to the Music Business' aired last night on BBC4 and can be viewed on iPlayer. "Music promoter John Giddings takes us on an entertaining ride behind the stage lights to tell the story of how live performance has become a billion-pound industry. [...] For a genuine behind-the-scenes insight into the scale and logistics of the modern mega-tour, John takes us backstage at U2's latest stadium spectacular." This involves a chat with Adam at Twickenham last year, plus archive clips - it starts at the 3 minute mark and lasts just over 7 minutes.
U2 will also be performing (and possibly presenting an award?) at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. UK viewers can see it on 4Music (Freeview channel 18) from 7pm to 10pm this Monday.
If you missed the announcement, extra tour dates have been announced for Manchester (Saturday 20th October) and London (Wednesday 24th October). Presales start on Tuesday with the public sale on Friday.
January 16th, 2018
|canadanne||10:21 am - UK tour dates announced!|
Manchester Arena on Friday 19th October, London O2 Arena on Tuesday 23rd October.
U2.com subscriber presales start on Thursday at 10am, album pre-order presales on Monday at 9am, public on sale on Friday 26th January at 9am.
December 27th, 2017
|canadanne||05:05 pm - More U2 At The BBC|
The "Special Edition" of U2 At The BBC, featuring 15 minutes of extra material, airs tomorrow night (Thursday 28th December) at 11:10pm!
December 1st, 2017
|canadanne||09:14 pm - U2 At The BBC preview on Sounds Like Friday Night|
The Christmas special 'U2 At The BBC' will be airing on Tuesday 19th December. Bono introduced a 30-second preview of Get Out Of Your Own Way on 'Sounds Like Friday Night' this evening - you can see it on iPlayer starting from about 22:53.
November 11th, 2017
|canadanne||05:40 pm - Wave 105 radio competition - win tickets to SOE playback and band Q&A this Wednesday!|
Win tickets for you and a friend to attend an exclusive playback of U2’s new album ‘ Songs of Experience’ on Wednesday 15 Nov at 8pm at the world renowned Abbey Road Studios in London.
This will be the first-ever UK fan playback of the record – and after the playback the band themselves will be there for a short Q&A at the iconic London venue.
Successful winners will be invited to submit a question to the band and the best ones will be asked on the day.
We will also include train travel to London plus a hotel for the night for you and a friend (one room per couple).
*TERMS AND CONDITIONS – Please note no food and drink supplied. Entrants must be available to take part in an on air competition between 12 and 1pm on Monday 13th November. Over 18’s only. Photo ID will be required for entrance to Abbey Road Studios and the tickets are not transferable.
Register your details for a chance to win!
November 6th, 2017
|canadanne||05:55 pm - Chance to see U2 live in Trafalgar Square this Saturday!|
MTV are thrilled to reveal that stellar rock band U2 will be honoured with the prestigious Global Icon award at the 2017 MTV EMAs, and, on the eve of the event, the band will mark the occasion with a live EMAs performance in London’s landmark Trafalgar Square!
MTV Presents Trafalgar Square will take place on Saturday 11th November in the heart of the city and part of their performance will be broadcast the following night during the live show from the SSE Arena, Wembley on Sunday 12th November at 8pm.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today welcomed the special MTV Presents Trafalgar Square event. He said: “London is one of the live music capitals of the world, with an unrivalled music heritage. It is fantastic to host the EMAs in our city for the first time in 21 years. I’m delighted that Trafalgar Square will host this special MTV Presents performance – an iconic venue for an iconic band.
“I have been saying, loud and clear, that London is open to talent, creativity and business. What better way to showcase this than one of the world’s greatest rock bands performing to Londoners from all backgrounds, for free, in the heart of our great city?”
To be in with a chance of being part of this very special MTV event, register now HERE until 10pm tomorrow, Tuesday 7th November. If you are successful, you will be contacted by email on Wednesday 8th November with a unique code and link – and a 24 hour window to obtain tickets.
If you don’t receive an email on Wednesday 8th November, don’t be disheartened as a track from this once-in-a-lifetime show will be included in MTV EMAs, which will be broadcast from The SSE Arena, Wembley on MTV on Sunday 12 November at 8pm.
Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult + 18.
August 26th, 2017
|canadanne||05:35 pm - U2 on Mastermind|
This week's episode of Mastermind (now available on iPlayer) featured U2 as a specialist subject. Last time they were covered I got full marks, but they stumped me this time with the club question! The U2 round starts at 9:55 if you want to play along...
March 19th, 2017
|canadanne||04:58 pm - Ticket for sale!|
I have a spare seated ticket for the first night at Twickenham, Saturday 8th July - anyone interested in buying it? It's in section L21 and cost £114.05 including Ticketmaster fees, plus whatever it costs me to post it on - Special Delivery within the UK is £6.45, so £120.50 in total. Comment here or send me a PM or email if you want it!
EDIT: Ticket has now been sold!