U2 are unquestionably one of the biggest and most successful bands of all time, and they are still going strong today having spent nearly 40 years in the industry. They are one of the best selling acts of all time, they have won countless awards, inspired hundreds of other successful acts and they have also done a tremendous amount of philanthropic work and used their profile to make the world around them a better place.
U2 first formed in Dublin in 1076 when the 4 members met at comprehensive school. They are of course fronted by the unmistakable Bono, who plays guitar and is lead vocalist, but they also have legendary guitarist The Edge who also provides vocals and keys, Adam Clayton on bass and Larry Mullen Jr. on drums. Remarkably, U2 have never changed their line-up or taken a hiatus, making their story that little bit more impressive.
The band enjoyed immediate success after forming as teenagers, but it was 1987’s The Joshua Tree which started their incredible legacy and this album is widely considered to be one of the best of all time. This record became the fastest selling album in British charts history, and singles “With or Without You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” became their first number 1 hits in the States, and this elevated them to superstar status. They then went in a new direction with 1991’s Achtung Baby, harnessing an alternative rock sound which lasted them throughout the 90’s, but they would return to their more mainstream sound following this with popular albums such as How To Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, No Line on the Horizon and 2014’s Songs of Innocence which was made available for free to over 500 million iTunes customers.
In addition to their phenomenal back catalogue, the band are also famous for their sensational live shows. They have played on all the biggest and best stages over the years, and their live show is a completely new dimension for the band and something that everyone should witness in their lifetime. U2 can be enjoyed by fans of all genres and of all ages, and you can get your U2 tickets now as they will be touring throughout 2015 and bringing their music to their adoring fans.
U2 are in a league of their own and have never been far from the limelight since their formation in 1976. They are one of the most successful bands of all time and have inspired dozens of other successful acts to come after them. They have experimented with their sound over the years, but never strayed too far from their classic rock sound which they have become so famous for. They are of course also famous for using their enormous profile for a number of fantastic causes too, making them an inspirational and important musical act. Their live show is a special experience and is as impressive as ever, making it a must see for any music fan.