This Day In U2 History

August 16

World Events

  • Flood (Mark Ellis) is born. (1960)

U2 History on this Day

  • On a chart dated August 16, “Fire“ peaks at #4 on the Irish Top 30 chart and stays at 3 weeks in that position. (1981)
  • Playing at Slane Castle, opening for Thin Lizzy, U2 debut a number of new songs including “With a Shout,” “I Threw a Brick Through a Window,” “Rejoice,” “October,” and the song due to be the next single, “Gloria.” (1981)

U2 Album and EP Releases on This Day

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Promotional U2 Videos Released on This Day

  • Numb Video Remix by Emergency Broadcast Network (EBN) (Released: 1993-08-16)
  • Love is Blindness by Matt Mahurin (Released: 1993-08-16)

U2 Shows on This Day

  • El Ruedo, Carlow, Ireland (1979) [U2]
  • Carnsore Point, Wexford, Ireland (1980) []
  • Slane Castle, Dublin, Ireland (1981) [U2]
  • Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium , Washington, DC, USA (1992) [U2]
  • Airfield, Wiener Neustadt, Austria (1997) [U2]
  • CASA Arena, Horsens, Denmark (2010) [U2]

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