Quantcast

U2, YOUTUBE REWIND

While we await word on an Achtung Baby 30th anniversary tour, U2 serves up one for the punters with a series of legendary concerts to be broadcast on the band’s YouTube channel.

The U2: Virtual Tour culls four shows from the band’s archive, with each gig coming from a different point in the band’s storied history. Included is the rainy career-defining Red Rocks set from 1983 (3/25), a December 1997 stop in Mexico City from the Popmart Tour (4/1) and a Paris concert from their 2015 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE outing (4/10).

Island Records, Interscope, UMe and UMC are offering the broadcasts for the first time ever, but each is limited to a 48-hour window.

Irish pals Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C. and Carla Morrison, along with French band Feu! Chatterton, handle the opening slot with exclusive sets.

Fittingly, the run kicks off on St. Patrick’s Day (Wednesday, 3/17) with a sensational 2001 hometown show from Slane Castle outside Dublin. Grab some corned beef and cabbage. Green beer optional.

TAGS: YouTube |
STYLES IN GRAMMY LINEUP
They land a big fish. (1/30a)
BLITZ LIST
Trending topics for Grammy week (1/30a)
YOUR HANDY GRAMMY-WEEK GUIDE
The busiest time of year is here. (1/27a)
ENVELOPING CHAOS:
HARVEY MASON JR.
The heat is on. (1/30a)
ON THE COVER:
MILEY CYRUS
The sweet smell of "Flowers" (1/30a)
HIP-HOP AT 50
The astonishing first half-century of a world-rocking genre.
THE NEXT BIG PLAYER
in the catalog game is...
INDIE BREAKOUTS
More independent music rises at the DSPs.
THE GOP CONGRESS
At last, America can focus 24/7 on Hunter Biden's laptop.
 Email

 First Name

 Last Name

 Company

 Country
CAPTCHA code
Captcha: (type the characters above)