Bubbles

Adam on Radio 2

It has come to my attention that Adam phoned into Dermot O'Leary's Radio 2 show last Saturday, supposedly to discuss the ATYCLB remaster, though it's more reminiscing about the tour and their career in general. You can listen to it here - the interview starts at 1:02:03 (after Elevation from the Boston DVD at 58:20) and lasts about 15 minutes. Not sure why Adam seems to have completely forgotten about PopMart! :/
Massive Heed Bono

Tribute bands

Some upcoming gig dates:

Saturday 14th December - U2Baby at The Woodley Arms, Stockport
Saturday 28th December - U2 2 at Empire Bar, Rochdale
Friday 17th January - U2 2 at Barras Art and Design, Glasgow
Friday 7th February - U2 2 at The Majestic Theatre, Darlington
Friday 28th February - U2Baby at Sub89, Reading
Saturday 7th March - U2 2 at The Forum, Northallerton
Sunday 8th March - U2 2 at Huntingdon Hall, Huntingdon
Friday 20th March - U2 2 at The Brook, Southampton
Saturday 21st March - U2Baby at The Globe, Cardiff
Saturday 4th April - U2 2 at Ystrad RFC Events, Rhondda
Thursday 9th April - U2Baby at The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Sunday 12th April - U2 2 at The Southbank Bar, Nottingham
Thursday 16th April - U2Baby at The Horns, Watford
Saturday 18th April - U2 2 at The Brickmakers, Norwich
Saturday 9th May - U2Baby at Venue:73, Brighouse
Friday 29th May - U2 2 at The Forum Studio Theatre, Chester
Saturday 6th June - U2Baby at The Half Moon, Putney
Saturday 13th June - U2 2 at The Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham
Saturday 13th June - U2Baby at Layton Concert Hall, Blackpool
Saturday 18th July - U2 2 at the Brookside Theatre, Romford
Saturday 8th August - U2Baby at SomerRock Festival, Bridgwater
Saturday 19th September - U2Baby at Engine Rooms, Southampton
Friday 25th September - U2 2 at Chinnerys, Southend-on-Sea
Thursday 1st October - U2Baby at The Cavern Club, Liverpool
Saturday 10th October - U2Baby at MK11, Milton Keynes
Saturday 7th November - U2Baby at The Half Moon, Putney
Saturday 21st November - U2Baby at Nightrain, Bradford
Bubbles

The Defiant Ones

Some U2 stuff on The Defiant Ones (documentary series about Jimmy Iovine) this evening on BBC4 - just a couple of minutes starting at 39:45, but I presume it will continue in next Friday's episode!  I'd never seen this footage from the US Festival in 1983 before, with Bono climbing on top of the stage and all.
Massive Heed Bono

Tribute bands

Here are some U2 tribute band gigs coming up in 2019:

Saturday 12th January - U2 2 at The New Crown, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid Glamorgan
Friday 25th January - U2 2 at Touchline Live Music, Hockley, Essex
Saturday 2nd February - U2Baby at Zephyr Lounge, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Saturday 2nd February - U2 2 at The Witchwood, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
Sunday 10th February - U2UK at Butlins, Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Saturday 23rd February - U2 2 at The Brook, Southampton, Hampshire
Friday 1st March - U2UK at Eleven, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Saturday 2nd March - U2Baby at The Globe, Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Saturday 9th March - U2 2 at Biggin Hill Social & Sports Club, Westerham, Kent
Saturday 16th March - U2 2 at The Beaverwood, Chislehurst, London
Saturday 16th March - U2UK at The Flowerpot, Derby, Derbyshire
Saturday 23rd March - U2Baby at The Assembly Rooms, Chichester, West Sussex
Saturday 23rd March - U2 2 at Doncaster Social Club, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Friday 29th March - U2 2 at The Longfield Suite, Prestwich, Greater Manchester
Saturday 30th March - U2UK at The Concorde Club, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Thursday 4th April - U2Baby at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, Merseyside
Saturday 13th April - U2 2 at The Old Courts, Wigan, Greater Manchester
Thursday 18th April - U2Baby at The Horns, Watford, Hertfordshire
Saturday 20th April - U2UK at Richmond Holiday Centre, Skegness, Lincolnshire
Friday 26th April - U2Baby at The Bier Keller, Bracknell, Berkshire
Friday 10th May - U2UK at O'Rileys, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
Saturday 18th May - U2Baby at The Woodley Arms, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Saturday 8th June - U2Baby at The Half Moon, Putney, London
Saturday 8th June - U2UK at Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek, Staffordshire
Saturday 15th June - U2UK at The Beachcomber, Brean, Somerset
Friday 21st June - U2 2 at The Robin 2, Bilston, West Midlands
Saturday 22nd June - U2Baby at Marlow Rock Bottom, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Friday 28th June - U2UK at Real Time Live, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Saturday 29th June - U2 2 at Hawick Town Hall, Hawick, Scottish Borders
Saturday 13th July - U2 2 at Party In The Car Park, South Yorkshire
Sunday 28th July - U2Baby at Glastonbarry Tribute Festival, Romilly Park, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
Thursday 8th August - U2UK at Castell Roc, Chepstow Castle, Chepstow, Monmouthshire
Sunday 25th August - U2 2 at The Ultimate Tribute Festival, Colebrook Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Friday 20th September - U2Baby at Party In The Park 2, Himley Hall, Himley, Staffordshire
Thursday 3rd October - U2Baby at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, Merseyside
Saturday 2nd November - U2Baby at The Half Moon, Putney, London
Saturday 14th December - U2Baby at The Woodley Arms, Stockport, Greater Manchester

If you know of any other active U2 tribute bands in the UK, please share!
Bubbles

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!