News from U2
U2 Magazine No. 2 (1982-02)
The new single from U2 is titled ‘A Celebration’ and is released by Island Records at the end of February on catalogue number WIP 6770. The B-side is ‘Party Girl’ which is largely acoustic and features The Edge on synthesizer.
After the superb London Lyceum dates at Christmas, U2 have completed an Irish tour which covered Cork, Galway and Dublin. Due to some structural problems at the hall in Belfast U2 were unable to go ahead with their scheduled date there, but promise to return as soon as possible.
Following their Irish tour, U2 left for another trip to the States on 8th February. The week before, New Musical Express released the results of their annual poll. U2 did extremely well, getting a placing of No. 5 Best Group, and ‘October’ No.4 Best LP. Bono landed the position of No. 6 Best Male Singer (one position higher than Bruce Springsteen!), and The Edge rated No.3 Best Guitarist. U2 also had a high placing in the Best New Act category.
When U2 return from the States they will be making plans for some summer shows, including open air events, covering Ireland, the U.K. and continental Europe.