This Day In U2 History

April 27

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U2 History on this Day

  • In an issue of Time Magazine, dated April 27, U2 are named “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” on the cover. (1987)
  • Gavin Friday launches his debut solo album, Each Man Kills The Thing He Loves in Dublin’s Pink Elephant nightclub. Bono is on hand to help him celebrate, and joins him on stage for a cover of Queen’s “We are the Champions” and Paul Anka’s “My Way”. (1989)
  • U2 film a video for “City of Blinding Lights“ in Vancouver, at GM Place Arena. (2005)

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U2 Shows on This Day

  • 1978: McGonagles, Dublin, Ireland [U2]
  • 1983: Cayuga County Community College, Auburn, NY, USA [U2]
  • 1989: Pink Elephant Club, Dublin, Ireland [Bono]

    Gavin Friday is launching his debut album, and Bono joins him on stage at the celebration for a couple of songs.

  • 2005: General Motors Place, Vancouver, BC, Canada [U2]
  • 2006: Preservation Hall, New Orleans, Louisiana [The Edge]

    The Edge attends the re-opening of Preservation Hall as part of Music Rising. The Edge joins the Preservation Hall Jazz Band for a performance of “Vertigo”.

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