This Day In U2 History

March 17

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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)

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