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2020-01-13: Coldplay Ties U2 and other Chart Results

Coldplay’s new song “Orphans” has hit the top of the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart (AKA the Triple A Chart). That means they are tied again with U2 for the most #1 on this chart in the chart’s 24-year history. Both U2 and Coldplay have had 13 songs reach the top of the chart over the time that the chart has been operating. U2’s most recent song to reach number 1 is “You’re the Best...

2020-01-08: The Crystal Ball: 2020 and Beyond

For those who have been following us for a while, you know what the Crystal Ball(room) means…we’re looking towards the future with some information that has been shared with us from a variety of sources. We do try to sort through the information sent to us and only present what we believe to actually be happening, but any of this pertaining to currently unannounced projects should be taken...

2019-12-31: U2’s Discography 2019 Review

As always at the end of the year we like to take a little look back at the U2 discography. We’ve been maintaining a discography of U2 releases since 1995 online, and next year is our twenty fifth year doing this. Longer if you count Aaron, Brad and Harry’s discography keeping before it went online. First up we’ll have a list of new items added to U2’s discography this year, including U2, and...

2019-12-30: Experience of Innocence: Television Airing and Home Video News

Original Story: November 14, 2019
Last Updated: December 30, 2019

We are happy to be able to share the news that starting in late November, U2 will be airing “U2 eXPERIENCE: Live in Berlin”, a concert special filmed in November 2018, on television networks worldwide. The video was first shown on NHK BS Premium in Japan on November 30th. During December and January further showings will be...

2019-12-29: Where Poets Speak their Hearts: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019

Initially Published: November 11, 2019 Last Updated: December 29, 2019

“Where poets speak their heart, then bleed for it…”

U2 has been using poetry on the screens on The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 before and after the opening act. The words scroll in white on the large screens over on the right side of the stage. The poems vary from short to long. A number of the poems are written about...

2019-12-23: The Merchandise of The Joshua Tree Tour 2019

With each tour comes a selection of merchandise that people take home to celebrate the tour. This ranges from VIP gifts given by the tour itself, to small merchandise items such as collectible eco-friendly rCups sold at some of the shows. We’ll go through and try to capture what merchandise was sold on this tour, but will focus just on official merchandise. Along the way we saw many fan made...

2019-12-20: Three Songs Live from Japan to Air on December 23

Universal Music in Japan have announced that U2 will be featured on TVK in Japan. It will air on Monday December 23 at 24:00. The television listings and alternate scheduling for this program can be found here.

The half hour television program will feature new videos by Coldplay, HRVY, and Camila Cabello. It will also feature U2’s videos for “With Or Without You” and “Where the Streets...

2019-12-18: Ultra Violet: Luminous Icons 2019

Originally published: November 10, 2019 Last Updated: December 18, 2019

In 2017 U2 introduced a segment of their show that was titled HerStory, each night featuring a section of luminous icons on screen. These were women who have fought for equality, were pioneers in politics and science, and indeed many of the women featured were local to where U2 were playing, adding a local touch to...

2019-12-11: Tour Music: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Pre-Show Music and More

Originally Published: Nov. 9, 2019 Last Updated: December 11, 2019

With each tour we track the music by other artists that U2 use throughout their shows. This includes music used before, after, and during the show, and the new The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 tour is no different. We’ve been tracking these songs since the PopMart tour in 1997, and all of the tours can be found in one spot on our...

2019-12-01: Mapping #U2Three40th For Record Store Day

Originally published: November 29
Last updated: December 1

Update: The map is now available at this link.

U2’s “Three” was the first commercial release by U2, with the original EP being released on September 26th, 1979. The first released version was a special limited 1000 copy pressing on 12-inch. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of that release U2 have released a new version of the EP...

2019-11-25: Sold Out: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Box Scores

The first four shows of The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 have been listed as sellouts in information about U2’s box scores for the most recent tour provided by Pollstar.

In Auckland earlier this month, NZ, U2 played two nights, to a combined crowd of 69,823 people. The venue capacity is listed as 34,911 in the report, meaning both shows are listed as sold out. U2 grossed $7.3 million US Dollars...

2019-11-21: New U2 EP featuring Indian DJs

As well as the news that U2 will release a new single with AR Rahman titled “Ahimsa“ at midnight on November 22, we have further news of another upcoming U2 release. We have all of the information about “Ahimsa” listed in our U2 discography (it’s out in most countries now!), but facts about the new EP are limited.

Our sources at Universal have confirmed for us that a five track EP will be...