This Day In U2 History

May 17

World Events

  • A series of car bombs are set off in Dublin and Monaghan, killing 33. (1974)

U2 History on this Day

  • U2 perform at the Self Aid Festival in Dublin. Larry Mullen had previously played on a charity single around which the event was organized. (1986)

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

  • Burma Soldier Soundtrack Album by Various Artists (Originally released: 2011-05-17)

U2 Shows on This Day

  • Cork City, Ireland, Arcadia Ballroom, Downtown Kampus (1980) [U2]
  • Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada (1983) [U2]
  • Royal Dublin Society Showgrounds, Dublin, Ireland (1986) [U2]

    U2 perform at Self Aid, doing their own set of five songs, and later Bono and Larry return for the big finale at the end.

  • Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ, USA (2005) [U2]
  • Apollo Theatre, New York, NY, USA (2012) [Bono]

    Bono performs at the Jazz Foundation of America benefit concert. The song he chooses is “Angel of Harlem.”

  • Lenox Lounge, New York, NY, USA (2012) [Bono]

    Bono stops in at the lounge and performs “Night and Day” on his way to another event.

  • Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA, 2017 (2017) [U2]

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