This Day In U2 History

March 17

World Events

  • St. Patrick’s Day

U2 History on this Day

  • U2 were due to play support for Berlin at St. Mary’s Ballroom in Portlaoise, Ireland, but the show was cancelled for unknown reasons, and not rescheduled. (1980)
  • Although released in October 1980 in Europe, “I Will Follow“ is released on this day in the USA and Canada. It is their first single in both countries. (1981)
  • Three days are spent filming video in Fez, Morocco for the “Magnificent“ video. This is the day the performance footage was filmed. (2009)
  • U2 were scheduled to play in Auckland, NZ at Ericcson Stadium on this day, but the show was cancelled and rescheduled for later in the year. (2006)

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

U2 Shows on This Day

  • Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland (1978) [The Hype]
  • The Ritz, New York, NY, USA (1982) [U2]
  • City Hall, Sheffield, England (1983) [U2]
  • McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, CO, USA (1985) [U2]
  • Boston Garden, Boston, MA, USA (1992) [U2]
  • Eammon Doran's, Dublin, Ireland (2000) [Bono and The Edge] Bono and the Edge appear on TFI Friday and perform "The Ground Beneath Her Feet."

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