U2 — Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA June 17, 2011

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Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA June 17, 2011

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U2 Share New Song Feat. Kendrick Lamar - “American Soul”

Songs of Experience Due Out December 1

Nov 17, 2017

U2 are releasing a new album, Songs of Experience, on December 1. Now they have shared another song from it, "American Soul," which features Kendrick Lamar. It's essentially a rework of "XXX," a song on Lamar's DAMN. album from earlier this year that featured U2. Listen below. More

Nov 01, 2017

U2 are releasing a new album, Songs of Experience, on December 1. Now they have shared another song from it, "Get Out of Your Own Way," which features a spoken word verse from Kendrick Lamar at the end.  More

Sep 27, 2017

U2 are releasing a new album, Songs of Experience, on December 1. Previously they shared a lyric video for the album's first official single, "You're the Best Thing About Me." Now the song has a full on video.  More

Watch U2 Perform New Version of “Bullet the Blue Sky” with Anti-Trump Lyrics on “Fallon”

They Also Performed "You're the Best Thing About Me," Songs of Experience Due Out December 1

Sep 08, 2017

U2 are releasing a new album, Songs of Experience, on December 1. They are also currently on tour performing their classic 1987 album The Joshua Tree in honor of its 30th anniversary. Last night the band stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform two songs: recent single "You're the Best Thing About Me" (from Songs of Experience) and Joshua Tree's "Bullet the Blue Sky."  More

Sep 06, 2017

U2 have shared a lyric video for a brand new song, "You're the Best Thing About Me." It's the first official single from their upcoming new album, Songs of Experience (its exact release date hasn't been announced yet).  More

U2 Share Live Video for New Song “The Blackout”

Another Taste of Songs of Experience

Aug 30, 2017

U2 have shared a live video for a new song, "The Blackout." It's the second taste of their upcoming new album, Songs of Experience (its exact release date hasn't been announced yet). The video was shared via Facebook More

Watch U2 Perform and Address the Manchester Attacks, Trump, and More on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

The Band Performed "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" with a Choir

May 24, 2017

U2 are currently on tour performing their classic 1987 album The Joshua Tree in honor of its 30th anniversary. Last night the Irish band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live for an extensive interview and a surprise performance of The Joshua Tree classic "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." More

Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album Featuring U2 and Rihanna

DAMN. Due Out This Friday (April 14) via Aftermath/Interscope/Top Dawg

Apr 11, 2017

Kendrick Lamar has officially announced a new album, after teasing it last week. It's entitled DAMN. and is due out this Friday (April 14) via Aftermath/Interscope/Top Dawg. The album features guest appearances from U2 (on "XXX.") and Rihanna (on "LOYALTY."). More

Watch First Trailer for Paris Attacks Documentary “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)”

Colin Hanks' Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) to Air on HBO on February 13

Jan 13, 2017

Eagles of Death Metal were playing the Le Bataclan venue on November 13, 2015 in Paris when ISIS terrorists stormed it, shot into the crowd, and took hostages, in what instantly became a tragic international news story (89 people died).  More

Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup Announced - U2, The xx, Future Islands, Tegan and Sara, and More

Plus Glass Animals, The Weeknd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Car Seat Headrest, Kevin Morby, and Others

Jan 11, 2017

Bonnaroo have announced their 2017 lineup. The festival goes down in Manchester, Tennessee from June 8-11 and this year, their 16th year, the lineup includes U2 performing The Joshua Tree (which was announced on Monday),  More

U2 to Perform “The Joshua Tree” in Its Entirety on 30th Anniversary Tour, Including at Bonnaroo

Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic, The Lumineers, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds to Support

Jan 09, 2017

U2 are one of those rare classic bands from the '80s that have maintained the same complete original lineup and have never broken up and reformed. More

Watch Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, etc. in “23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You’re Black in America” Vid

Video Led by Alicia Keys Also Features Bono, Rihanna, Common, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Rosario Dawson, Lenny Kravitz, and More

Jul 13, 2016

Alicia Keys and the We Are Here Movement have spearheaded a new video in collaboration with Mic called "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America." More

Bono and Trent Reznor Share Their Memories of David Bowie

"David Bowie is my idea of a rock star." - Bono

Jan 27, 2016

Both Bono and Trent Reznor have shared their memories of David Bowie in the new issue of Rolling Stone, which has a big tribute to Bowie in there. More

Watch Eagles of Death Metal Perform with U2 in Paris Tonight

Band Returned to the City of Lights Following Terror Attacks

Dec 07, 2015

On Friday we reported (via Billboard) that Eagles of Death Metal would be joining U2 in Paris at one of their two shows, either last night or tonight. Then yesterday U2 said Eagles of Death Metal were not performing with them and last night indeed they didn't (Patti Smith was the guest instead). But tonight's show was another story, Eagles of Death Metal did indeed appear at U2's show at the AccorHotels Arena.  More

Eagles of Death Metal Will Not Perform with U2 in Paris This Sunday or Monday

Band to Return to the City of Lights Following Terror Attacks

Dec 04, 2015

Update (Sunday December 6): U2 has issued a statement on their website denying that Eagles of Death Metal are performing with them: ‎"We're back in Paris and it's great to be here. Some people have been saying that Eagles of Death Metal will appear on stage with U2 tonight. This is not the case. We have another surprise guest planned for tonight's show.‎" More

Watch U2’s The Edge and Adam Clayton Surprise Join U2 Cover Band on Stage at Fansite Party

Real U2 Members Surprise Unforgettable Fire Cover Band to Join in on "Where the Streets Have No Name"

Jul 31, 2015

The U2 fansite @U2 had a party on Wednesday night to celebrate their 20th anniversary and the U2 covers band Unforgettable Fire performed. More

Watch: U2 - “Song For Someone” Video/Short Film Starring Woody Harrelson

Debuted During Rectify's Season Premiere Last Night

Jul 10, 2015

U2 has shared a video/short film for "Song For Someone." It stars Woody Harrelson as a convict who is released from jail and is met by his daughter, who he hasn't seen in years. Harrelson's own real life daughter, Zoe Harrelson, plays the daughter. More

U2 Expand Tour

New Dates Added to iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE

Dec 09, 2014

Recently announcing their international tour "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" in support of their newest album Songs of InnocenceU2 have already decided to provide a hefty expansion of their itinerary. More

Watch: U2 - “Volcano” Video

Part of "Films of Innocence" Series

Dec 08, 2014

Just as Sigur Rós had done with their 2012 album ValtariU2 have enlisted a series of film artists to interpret the material from their lastest album Songs of Innocence into a number of visual companion pieces. More

Bono Suffered Severe Injury In Cycling Accident

Underwent Five Hours of Surgery, In Recovery

Nov 19, 2014

U2 frontman Bono was involved in a cycling accident over the weekend in New York City, leading to the band cancelling their week-long residency at The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Details of the singer's injuries are now being reported, and according to Dean Lorich, the surgeon who treated Bono, his injuries were severe and he will require "intensive and progressive therapy," though he is expected to make a full recovery. More

Nov 17, 2014

In an effort to battle the ongoing outbreak of Ebola, numerous musical artists have contributed to a brand new rendition of the classic charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for Band Aid 30. More

Ranked: U2

U2's Albums from Most to Least Essential

Nov 04, 2014

Welcome to Ranked, our recurring series in which one of our writers takes an artist's catalogue and ranks all of their official studio albums from most essential to least essential. The order is decided by the individual writer, rather than our editors. If you disagree with our ranking then please let us know in the comments section. This time Dan Lucas ranks U2.

Sep 26, 2014

On Oct. 13 U2's newly released LP Songs of Innocence will be distributed in physical form, simultaneously ending the album's free-download phase through Apple's iTunes. More

Lykke Li Discusses Singing On U2’s New Album

Band Posts Behind-the-Scenes Footage of Recording

Sep 12, 2014

Earlier this week U2 surprised everyone by releasing their brand new album Songs of Innocence for free to anyone with an iTunes account.  More

U2 Releases Surprise New Album for Free on iTunes

Songs of Innocence Features Lykke Li and Was Produced by Danger Mouse, Among Others

Sep 09, 2014

U2 have done a Radiohead and, surprise, they've released a brand new album today. But unlike Radiohead's pay-what-you-like experiment with In Rainbows, U2's new album Songs of Innocence is available right now for free via iTunes.  More

Mar 10, 2014

Contradicting earlier reports that their album would be delayed until next year, a representative of U2 has revealed that the veteran band's 13th full-length will still see release in 2014. More

U2 Delays Album Until 2015

Also, No Tour This Year

Mar 07, 2014

So, er…about that U2 album that we’ve all been looking forward to…(shuffles feet awkwardly) it’s been postponed until 2015.  More

Watch: U2 on “The Tonight Show”

Perform "Invisible" and "Ordinary Love"

Feb 18, 2014

Last night Jimmy Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show in grand style. More

Listen: U2 - “Invisible”

Free Download Contributes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Feb 03, 2014

Last night during the Super Bowl U2 previewed "Invisible," the first piece of new music off the band's 13th studio album, due out this year. More

Dec 16, 2013

Last month U2 debuted "Ordinary Love," the band's first piece of new music since their 2009 album No Line on the Horizon. More

Listen: U2 - “Ordinary Love”

Featured on Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Biopic

Nov 22, 2013

As previously reported U2 have a brand new song called "Ordinary Love" that will be featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. More

Oct 21, 2013

Next month on Nov. 29 actor Idris Elba will take on the monumental task of portraying Nelson Mandela in a new biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Over the weekend a trailer for the forthcoming film premiered, including a brand new song from U2 titled "Ordinary Love." More

Aug 04, 2011

File it under “we’re all getting older.” Has it really be 20 years since U2’s Achtung Baby? (Answer: Yup!) In honor of the big 2-0, the band is putting out an anniversary addition of the 1991 album. More

Jun 19, 2011

On Friday, June 17, 2011, U2, performed at the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA with support from Lenny Kravitz. Photographer, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was there to capture the action. Check out the full gallery. More

Glastonbury Lineup Unveiled

Headliners: U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder

Apr 15, 2010

Glastonbury is a huge British multi-day music festival and this year's lineup is just as epic. The fest will again be at Pilton, England Worthy Farm on June 23-27, and the three major headliners are U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder. More



Reviews

Songs of Innocence

Songs of Innocence

Island

Sep 11, 2014

"They'll never stop The Simpsons," sang Dan Castellaneta at the end of "Gump Roast," a critically slated clip show episode from the long-running cartoon. "Have no fear we've got ideas for years." That was back in the series' 13th season and it's hard to argue that in the dozen years since that The Simpsons retains the cultural importance of its golden age, if any at all. More