This Day In U2 History

August 01

World Events

  • MTV is launched in the USA. The cable channel will play music videos, and starts the broadcast with The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star.” (1981)

U2 History on this Day

  • U2 launch Mother Records officially, although the name had been registered earlier. (1984)
  • The Supreme Court of Ireland give a go-ahead to two PopMart concerts scheduled later in the month at the Landsdowne Road stadium in Dublin. Earlier in the week the High Court, under pressure from the locals, had banned the two shows. (1997)

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

U2 Shows on This Day

  • Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland (1987) [U2]
  • Gelredome, Arnhem, Netherlands (2001) [U2]
  • Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden (2009) [U2]
  • King Badouin Stadium, Brussels, Belgium (2017) [U2]

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