This Day In U2 History

December 24

World Events

  • Christmas Eve

U2 History on this Day

  • On a chart dated December 24, “Angel of Harlem” peaks on the Official UK Charts at #9. (1988)
  • Bono receives the “Free Your Mind Award” at the MTV Europe Music Awards on behalf of Amnesty International. He says “Free your mind and your ass will follow” as part of his acceptance speech, not a reference to the En Vogue song playing as he took the stage, but to the 1970 song by Funkadelic. (1994)

U2 Album and EP Releases on This Day

All Releases Containing U2 on This Day

U2 Shows on This Day

  • Saint Francis Xavier Center, Dublin, Ireland (1982) [U2]
  • Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland (2009) [Bono]
  • Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland (2010) [Bono] Bono joins with other Irish musicians including Damien Dempsey, Glen Hansard and Damien Rice busking in aid of the homeless.
  • St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland (2011) [Bono] Bono joins other Irish musicians including Glen Hansard and Damien Rice to busk in the streets of Dublin.
  • Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland (2012) [Bono] Bono makes an appearance with other Irish musicians busking in the streets of Dublin.
  • Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland (2013) [Bono] Bono appears with other musicians busking in the streets of Dublin.
  • Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland (2015) [Bono] Bono joins a number of musicians busking in the Dublin streets including Glen Hansard, members of The Script, and Hozier.
  • The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (2018) [Bono and The Edge] Bono and the Edge join other artists including Glen Hansard, Imelda May, and Danny O'Reilly, for a Christmas Eve busk outside the Gaiety Theatre.

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