This Day In U2 History

December 01

World Events

  • World AIDS Day

U2 History on this Day

  • U2’s first concert in England. (1979)
  • A message for World AIDS Day features the Edge, speaking about the disease and condom use. (2000)
  • DirectTV starts their “U2 Month” programming, including documentaries and live concert footage. (2001)
  • On a chart dated December 1, “Walk On” peaks on the Official UK Charts at #5. (2001)

U2 Album and EP Releases on This Day

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

Promotional U2 Videos Released on This Day

  • Night and Day Razor Version by Wim Wenders (Released: 1990-12-01)
  • Night and Day Original Version by Wim Wenders (Released: 1990-12-01)

U2 Shows on This Day

  • 1979: Moonlight Club, London, England [U2]
  • 1980: Hammersmith Palais, London, England [U2]
  • 1981: Agora Ballroom, Atlanta, GA, USA [U2]
  • 1982: Tiffany's, Glasgow, Scotland [U2]
  • 1984: Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA, USA [U2]
  • 1989: Osaka Castle Hall, Osaka, Japan [U2]
  • 1993: Lancaster Park, Christchurch, New Zealand [U2]
  • 2001: Ice Palace, Tampa, FL, USA [U2]
  • 2002: Lied Center for Performing Arts, Lincoln, NE, USA [Bono]

    On the opening night of “The Heart of America” tour Bono performs “American Prayer” and “God Bless America”.

  • 2006: TV Asahi Studio, Tokyo, Japan [U2]
  • 2010: Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia [U2]
  • 2013: Julian Schnabel's Apartment, New York, NY, USA [Bono and The Edge]

    Bono and The Edge perform at a small private memorial for Lou Reed.

  • 2014: Times Square, New York, NY, USA [U2 Minus 1 (U2 Minus Bono)]

    Bono is injured and cannot make this performance, so Larry, Adam and the Edge perform five songs with guest vocalists.

  • 2015: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY, USA [Bono and The Edge]

    Six songs are performed at “A Night of Music: Celebrating 10 Years of ONE and (RED)” and Bono and the Edge are joined by Hozier, Jessie J., and Miley Cyrus.

  • 2017: Below the High Line Park, New York, NY, USA [U2]

    U2 appear in a surprise show in New York City, performing one song which is broadcast on Facebook Live.

  • 2017: Unknown Venue, New York, NY, USA [U2]

    U2 perform in an elevator in New York City. The performance is captured and shared on Guy Oseary’s Instagram account.

  • 2019: National Stadium, Singapore, Singapore [U2]

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