All This and U2

CashBox Magazine by Marc Cetner (1981-12-12)

ALL THIS AND U2 – That little ole band from Eire, U2, may not be a platinum -selling supergroup yet, but you’d never know it from the reception the Island recording act has received in Los Angeles during the past 12 months. The four -piece has sold out every one of its three shows in L.A. from its Country Club showcase earlier this year to the Santa Monica Civic gig in May and, most recently, its Nov. 28 date at the Hollywood Palladium, all without the benefit of a hit single or LP (neither its debut “Boy” album nor the follow-up, “October,” have gone gold). Manager Paul McGuinness, with that beguiling Irish graciousness, credited U2’s success in L.A. to Wolf & Rissmiller’s “deft concert promotion … it was spot on,” and wanted to publicly thank that company’s Ken Shear, in particular, as well as Premier Talent booking agent Barbara Skydell and radio station KROQ-FM.

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