This Day In U2 History

May 20

World Events

  • Anton Corbin was born. (1955)

U2 History on this Day

  • U2 were due to play at Red Creek in Rochester, New York. The story says that the band arrived for soundcheck, and the bar’s regulars didn’t like the noise and asked for it to stop. Rather than upset the regulars, the owner asked the band to leave. (1981)
  • U2 were scheduled to play Milan at the Forum di Assago, but one of the trucks doesn’t make it from Barcelona and attempts to fly the equipment fail. An hour after doors were due to be opened, the show is officially cancelled, and rescheduled for the 22nd. (1992)

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

Promotional U2 Videos Released on This Day

  • One Version 1 by Anton Corbijn (Released: 1992-05-20)

U2 Shows on This Day

  • Red Creek Inn, Rochester, NY, USA (1981) [U2]
  • Grand Circus Theater, Detroit, MI, USA (1983) [U2]
  • Grand Théâtre Lumière , Cannes, France (2007) [U2]
  • Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, CO, USA (2011) [U2] U2 warm up for their U2360 tour, by playing to a small audience of about 300 guests, including family, and participants from Special Olympics.
  • Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA, USA (2017) [U2]

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