This Day In U2 History

March 18

U2 History on this Day

  • U2 win the Limerick Civic Week Pop ’78 Competition, under the name “U2 Malahide” (1978)
  • U2 are given the “Freedom of the City of Dublin” at a ceremony in the Smithfield Civic Plaza. (2000)
  • 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)
  • Three days are spent filming video in Fez, Morocco for the “Magnificent“ video. This is the day some of the footage was filmed. (2009)

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

Promotional U2 Videos Released on This Day

  • One Version 3 by Phil Joanou (Released: 1992-03-18)

U2 Shows on This Day

  • Stella Ballroom, Limerick, Ireland (1978) [U2 Malahide]
  • Manhattan Lounge, Galway, Ireland (1979) [U2]
  • Student Union Ballroom, San Jose State University, San Jose, California (1981) [U2]
  • The Ritz, New York, NY, USA (1982) [U2]
  • Leeds University, Leeds, England (1983) [U2]
  • Brenden Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USA (1992) [U2]
  • Smithfield Civic Plaza, Dublin, Ireland (2000) [U2]

    U2 receive the Freedom of the City of Dublin Award, and do a four song set during the celebration.

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