- 23 Oct 18
As they get set to roll into Belfast and Dublin in the coming weeks as part of their Experience + Innocence tour, U2 are triumphant Hot Press cover stars.
They're a band famed for their groundbreaking tours as much as they are for their music. By continually using the most up-to-date technology and insisting that their shows be all-encompassing experience, in a very real sense U2 helped change the face how musicians and artists have come to consider live performances.
In this special issue, ahead of U2's return to Ireland in October and November, we take an in-depth look at every single one of their major tours. Going all the way from the late '70s to the present day, we speak to the promoters, filmmakers, stage designers, and all-manner of background figures who helped make 'The U2 Live Show' the revolutionary thing that it became. Accompanying this, we also have exclusive pictures from throughout their 40+ years as a live band and reveal never-before-heard stories about what was involved in pulling off some of their monumental live shows.
As well as that, he take an in-depth look at the city that made the band. U2’s relationship with Dublin has endured and taken on extra significance through their rise to global success. Famously formed at Mount Temple school in 1976, the band’s hometown is the thread that connects early releases Boy, October and War with most recent albums Songs Of Innocence and Songs of Experience. On their latest tour, U2 put their long career in sharp focus. In doing so, they reveal glimmers of their own version of Dublin. In our new issue, we take to the streets and see the places that are personal markers for Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam.
We also have all the news, reviews, interviews and previews that you'd expect from Ireland's leading music magazine.
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