This Day In U2 History

October 08

World Events

  • Gavin Friday was born Fionan Martin Hanvey. (1959)

U2 History on this Day

  • Originally U2 intended to play a show in Hamburg, Germany on this day, but the band cancelled 14 shows early in the tour to give them more time to rehearse the new material. (1984)
  • On a chart dated October 8, “Desire” peaks on the Official UK Charts at #1, giving U2 their first number one song in the UK. (1988)

U2 Album and EP Releases on This Day

  • U2:2 Album Collections by U2 (Originally released: 2001-10-08)

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

U2 Shows on This Day

  • University, Southhampton, England (1980) [U2]
  • Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, England (1981) [U2]
  • National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia (1989) [U2]
  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, USA (2005) [U2]
  • Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy (2010) [U2]
  • Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2018) [U2]

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