This Day In U2 History

October 21

World Events

  • The Clash play Trinity College in Dublin as part of their “Get Out of Control Tour”. U2 are in attendance. (1977)
  • Originally U2 intended to play a show in Barcelona, Spain 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 21, “Beautiful Day” peaks on the Official UK Charts at #1. (2000)

U2 Single Releases on This Day

  • Electrical Storm Single by U2 (Originally released: 2002-10-21)
  • The Fly Single by U2 (Originally released: 1991-10-21)

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

U2 Shows on This Day

  • 1980: Granada Televison Studios, Manchester, England [U2]

    U2 are filmed in the Granada television studios performing “I Will Follow” which will air on Get It Together on November 11, 1980.

  • 1981: The Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead, England [U2]
  • 1989: Entertainment Center, Sydney, Australia [U2]
  • 1989: Triple M Studios, Sydney, Australia [Bono]

    Bono debuts “Slow Dancing” on Australia radio after a performance in Sydney.

  • 1992: Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colorado [U2]
  • 2014: Maidstone Studios, Maidstone, England, United Kingdom [U2]

    U2 perform on Later…With Jools Holland on BBC2.

  • 2017: Estádio do Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil [U2]

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