Tuesday, 16 September 2008

U2 Song - I Will Follow Lyrics

I Will Follow"

I was on the outside when you said
You said you needed me
I was looking at myself
I was blind, I could not see

A boy tries hard to be a man
His mother takes him by the hand
If he stops to think, he starts to cry
Oh why

If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away
I will follow
If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away
I will follow
I will follow

I was on the inside
When they pulled the four walls down
I was looking through the window
I was lost, I am found

Walk away, walk away
Walk away, walk away
I will follow
If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away
I will follow
I will follow

Your eyes make a circle
I see you when you go in there
Your eyes
Your eyes
Your eyes
Your eyes

If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away
I will follow
If you walk away, walk away
I walk away, walk away
I will follow
I will follow
I will follow
I will follow
I will follow

U2’s new album ready for release early 2009

U2.com reveals the new album won’t see the light of day until next year. The band has decided to continue working on the 50 to 60 new songs they’ve written.
Bono: ‘I’m always the one who underestimates how easy it is to simply ‘put out the songs now’, if it was just up to me they’d be out already! But early next year people will be able to start hearing what we’ve been doing. We want 2009 to be our year, so we’re going to start making an impression very early on …’
Up till now many fans had assumed a 2008 release in time for Christmas. Says Bono: “It has to be our most innovative, our most challenging … or what’s the point?” Read more at U2.com

What is U2UK

U2UK are Europe's premier tribute show to the mighty Irish rock legends U2.The U2 Show, performed by U2UK, is now in it's seventh year of touring. This two-and-a-half-hour extravaganza not only features several costume changes to reenact some of the most significant periods in U2's history, but also supported by their own massive 20000 watt Logic Line Array sound system, multimedia video projection and a tailored lighting show, there is no question, U2UK delivers an immense live performance that will rock you into the excitment of any U2 stadium concert.

This show is not to be missed by any fan of live rock music.It will take you from the early years of U2, right up to the recent Vertigo tour.A kicking live band, U2UK remind any fan of why the Irish legends U2 are still consideredthe world's greatest rock band. You'll be dancing in your seat, singing your heart out andhoping the show will never end. It's a must for anyone who loves music, theatre, and life.Performing the most exciting rock show on the live circuit to date, U2UK are widely knownacross Britain and Europe alike. As well as making their name on Britain's theatre circuit,they have performed to 8000 people alongside the Bootleg Beatles and Bjorn Again at The Ahoy Stadium in Rotterdam two years running.

Monday, 15 September 2008

About U2

U2 has been perhaps the biggest music act in the world since the late 1980s to the current day. They take prominent stands on human rights issues, expressed through their lyrics and other public statements and actions. The band's lead singer, Bono, has become quite prominent in charity movements and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The band consists of Bono, lead singer and songwriter; The Edge, lead guitar, keyboards, vocals; Adam Clayton, bass guitar; Larry Mullen Jr., drums. Their manager is Paul McGuinness. The band formed in Dublin, Ireland, in 1976. The three members who strongly identified themselves as Christians (all except Clayton) decided to pursue and promote the band's career in a manner that would be consistent with their religious beliefs, which are heavy on social action. Theology professor Eugene Peterson says the band has "little patience with media-driven aspects of the Christian religion and a church and culture that shows little concern for justice and poverty and sickness".
The band's popular 1983 song "Sunday Bloody Sunday" commemorated the slaughter of innocent civilians during the Irish troubles. It called for a renunciation of violence, a sentiment that resonated greatly with the people of Ireland. Throughout the 1980s the band used this song to campaign against the Irish Republican Army's (IRA) efforts to raise money to fuel continued armed conflict. The IRA sent a threat to U2 that if they continued their campaign they would be kidnapped. The band continued anyway.
The band's 1984 album "Unforgettable Fire" was named after paintings made by the survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs. The album's songs "Pride" and "MLK" were both tributes to the modern-day leader they most admire, Martin Luther King. Another song, "Bad", was about heroin addiction, which was a serious problem in their home town of Dublin at that time.
U2 were major participants in the historic and seminal "Live Aid" concert of 1985, which raised funds for relief from a severe drought in Ethiopia. The band was seen by many of the 1.5 billion people who viewed the concert on live television, and Bono's unscripted leap into the crowd captured the imagination of all. The more than 75 performing groups raised some $250 million for the charity. In the months following the concert, U2's record sales skyrocketed and have never come back down. In 1986 the band headlined a promotional tour to support Amnesty International, and the effort reportedly tripled the organization's membership.
In the 1990s the band's music and concerts mocked the excesses of commercialism. Some critics failed to understand that Bono's exaggerated on-stage personas during the "Zoo TV" tour were parodies, and thus concluded that the band had given in to what they in fact were criticizing. In the early 2000s U2 shifted from stadium extravaganzas to performing in smaller arenas where they were closer to their audiences. In 2004 the band teamed up with iPod for an innovative promotional campaign.
U2 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. By that year they had won 22 Grammy awards, a historic record surpassed only by Stevie Wonder.

U2 Album - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb is the eleventh studio album by Irish rock band U2, launched in November 2004. Much like their previous album, All That You Can't Leave Behind, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb was commercially victorious and critically highly praised and maintains a more conventional rock sound after the band experimented with alternative rock and dance music in the 1990s. The album was produced by Steve Lillywhite, with others involved in the production including Flood, Jacknife Lee, Nellee Hooper, Chris Thomas, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno, and Carl Glanville.

All songs written and composed by U2, with lyrics by Bono, except where noted.

1."Vertigo" (Bono, Edge)3:11
2."Miracle Drug" 3:54
3."Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" 5:08
4."Love and Peace or Else" (Bono, Edge)4:48
5."City of Blinding Lights" 5:47
6."All Because of You" 3:34
7."A Man and a Woman" 4:30
8."Crumbs from Your Table" 5:03
9."One Step Closer" 3:48
10."Original of the Species" 4:41
11."Yahweh" (Bono, Edge)4:22
12."Fast Cars" (bonus track)3:44

U2 Album - The Unforgettable Fire

The Unforgettable Fire is the fourth studio album by Irish rock band U2, released in 1984. Far more ambient and theoretical than the hard-hitting War, it was at the time the band’s most marked change in direction, featuring atmospheric sounds and lyrics Bono has described as "sketches". The album consists of tributes to Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis Presley. The Unforgettable Fire shaped the band's biggest hit at the time, "Pride (In the Name of Love)", as well as the live favorite "Bad", a song about heroin addiction. The album was the group's first collaboration with Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois.

All songs written and composed by U2, with lyrics by Bono.

1."A Sort of Homecoming" 5:28
2."Pride (In the Name of Love) (sample)" 3:48
3."Wire" 4:19
4."The Unforgettable Fire" 4:55
5."Promenade" 2:35
6."4th of July" 2:12
7."Bad" 6:09
8."Indian Summer Sky" 4:17
9."Elvis Presley and America" 6:23
10."MLK" 2:31

U2 Projects

The members of U2 have commenced a number of side projects, sometimes in collaboration with some of their bandmates. In 1985, Bono recorded the song "In a Lifetime" with the Irish band Clannad. The Edge recorded a solo soundtrack album for the film Captive in 1986, which included a vocal performance by Sinéad O'Connor that predates her own debut album by a year. Bono and The Edge wrote the song "She's A Mystery To Me" for Roy Orbison, which was quality on his 1989 album Mystery Girl. In 1990, Larry Mullen co-wrote and produced a song for the Irish International soccer team in Italia '90, called "Put 'Em Under Pressure", which toped the Irish charts. Together with The Edge, Bono wrote the song "Goldeneye" for the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye, which was performed by Tina Turner. Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. did a rework of the title track of the movie Mission: Impossible in 1996.Bono loaned his voice to "Joy" on Mick Jagger's 2001 album Goddess in the Doorway. Bono also recorded a spare, nearly spoken-word version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" for the "Tower of Song" compilation in 1995.

Aside from musical collaborations, U2 have worked with several authors. American author William S. Burroughs had a guest appearance in U2's video for "Last Night on Earth" shortly before he died. His poem "A Thanksgiving Prayer" was used as video footage during the band's Zoo TV Tour.

U2 Awards

U2 first received Grammy Awards for the The Joshua Tree in 1988, and have won 22 in total since, tying U2 with Stevie Wonder as contemporary artists with the most Grammys. These include Best Rock Duo or Group, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Rock Album. The British Phonographic Industry has awarded U2 seven BRIT Awards, five of these being for Best International Group. In Ireland, U2 have won 14 Meteor Awards since the awards began in 2001. Other awards include one AMA, four VMAs, ten Q Awards, two Juno Awards, three NME Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. The band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in early 2005

U2 Grammy Awards

U2 Discography

Boy (1980)
October (1981)
War (1983)
The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
The Joshua Tree (1987)
Rattle and Hum (1988)
Achtung Baby (1991)
Zooropa (1993)
Pop (1997)
All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)

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U2 Tour 2009 Europe Tour Dates

Since U2 major breakthrough with the album War in 1983, Irish rock band U2 have remained at the forefront of rock music right until this day. With 22 Grammy Awards, six #1 albums in the US, and nine in the UK, they are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands in history. Fronted by Bono, U2 have always actively participated in human rights causes, dedicating many a concert to various organisations. The concert U2 gave at Live Aid in 1985 has become legendary: during this event Bono jumped off the stage and hugged and danced with a fan. Every U2 world tour has been an unforgettable fire, so to speak. Many will remember the Vertigo Tour and the Elevation Tour. U2 tickets are selling fast, so Achtung Baby: buy your tickets and be there at the next U2 concert! The dates of U2 2009 European tour are as under:

U2 Tickets in London, United Kingdom
Date: 04-07-2009 Start: 19.30 Venue: Hyde Park

U2 Tickets in Dublin, Ireland
Date: 01-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Slane Castle

U2 Tickets in Brussels, Belgium
Date: 06-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: King Boudewijn Stadium

U2 Tickets in Brussels, Belgium
Date: 07-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: King Boudewijn Stadium

U2 Tickets in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: 09-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: De Kuip

U2 Tickets in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: 10-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: De Kuip

U2 Tickets in Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date: 11-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: De Kuip

U2 Tickets in Paris, France
Date: 16-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Stade de France

U2 Tickets in Paris, France
Date: 17-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Stade de France

U2 Tickets in Paris, France
Date: 18-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Stade de France

U2 Tickets in Berlin, Germany
Date: 21-07-2009 Start: 19.00 Venue: Olympia Stadium Berlin

U2 Tickets in Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Date: 23-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Veltins Arena

U2 Tickets in Barcelona, Spain
Date: 27-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Camp Nou Stadium

U2 Tickets in Barcelona, Spain
Date: 28-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Camp Nou Stadium

U2 Tickets in Milan, Italy
Date: 31-07-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: San Siro

U2 Tickets in Milan, Italy
Date: 03-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: San Siro

U2 Tickets in Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 04-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Letzigrund Stadium

U2 Tickets in Zurich, Switzerland
Date: 05-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Letzigrund Stadium

U2 Tickets in Vienna, Austria
Date: 07-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Ernst Happel Stadium

U2 Tickets in Vienna, Austria
Date: 08-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Ernst Happel Stadium

U2 Tickets in Prague, Czech Republic
Date: 10-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Na Julisce Stadium

U2 Tickets in Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 20-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Soderstadion

U2 Tickets in Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 21-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Soderstadion

U2 Tickets in Oslo, Norway
Date: 24-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Ulleval

U2 Tickets in Oslo, Norway
Date: 25-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Ulleval

U2 Tickets in Chorzow, Poland
Date: 26-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Slaski Stadion

U2 Tickets in Chorzow, Poland
Date: 27-08-2009 Start: 20.00 Venue: Slaski Stadion

U2 Timeline

13 March

Adam Clayton is born in Chinnor, Oxfordshire
6 May
U2 spy plane shot down in the Soviet Union
10 May
Paul Hewson born in Rotunda Hospital, Dublin
8 August

Dave Evans born in Barking Maternity Hospital, east London
31 October
Larry Mullen Jr. born in Artane, Dublin
30 January
Thirteen Catholic demonstrators shot dead by British paratroopers at civil rights march in
Derry ("Bloody Sunday")

Iris Hewson dies.
Feedback play debut gig; later change name to "The Hype"
20 March

The Hype changes their name to "U2"; Dick Evans leaves the band
28 April
Bill Graham writes first U2 interview in Hot Press
25 May
Paul McGuinness becomes U2's manager
Maureen Mullen (Larry's mother) is killed in an automobile accident

U2's debut record, U2-3, is released on CBS Records in Ireland
5 October
U2 make their small screen debut on RTE at a televised concert in the Opera House in
15 January

Band performs "Stories for Boys" live on The Late Show
26 February
Their second single, "Another Day", is released in Ireland on CBS Records.
23 March
U2 sign with Island Records
23 May
"11 O'Clock Tick Tock", U2's first release for Island, is released in Ireland and the UK
20 October
U2's debut album, Boy, is released in Ireland and the UK; it peaked at No. 52 in British
6 December
U2 play their American debut at The Ritz in New York
3 March

Boy released in America
12 October
U2's second album, October, is released; enters British charts at No. 11
21 August

Bono marries Alison Stewart in Raheny, Dublin
28 February

Their third album, War, is released and hits No. 1 in the UK
23 April
American tour kicks off in Kenan Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
5 June
U2 plays in the Red Rocks ampitheatre in Denver
The Edge marries Aislinn O'Sullivan
14 August
Bono's father, Robert Hewson, makes his first appearance on a U2 stage when he is pulled
up in front of 20,000 people at a gig in the Phoenix Park Racecourse in Dublin
The mini album Under a Blood Red Sky is released
22 November
U2 play their Japanese debut in Osaka
U2 is voted "Band of the Year" in the Rolling Stone writer's poll
1 August

Mother Records is established
1 October
The Unforgettable Fire is released world-wide
1 December
U2 begin the American leg of The Unforgettable Fire tour
20 December
In Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums of 1984 survey, Under a Blood Red Sky ranks 48th,
War is 56th, and The Unforgettable Fire comes in as 68th

Sales of The Unforgettable Fire pass the million mark
Wide Awake in America is released
19 December
For the Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums of 1985, The Unforgettable Fire comes in as 54th
and Wide Awake In America takes 59th
27 February

In Rolling Stone's Music Awards, among the Reader's Picks as Band of the Year was U2,
Best Songwriter was Bono, Best Live Performance was U2, Bono again competed for best
Male Singer, while Adam Clayton ran for best Bass Player. Fellow bantam The Edge was
up for best Guitarist, and Larry Mullen Jr., unsurprisingly, was up for best Drummer. In
the Critics' Picks, the Band of the Year was U2
4 June
U2 are present for the first date of the Conspiracy of Hope tour in aid of Amnesty
3 July
U2 crew member Greg Carroll is killed in a motorcycle accident in Dublin
8 July
Carroll is buried at Kai-lwi Marae in New Zealand
1 August
Recording sessions for The Joshua Tree begin in Dublin
9 March

The Joshua Tree is released and goes quickly to No.1 world-wide.
27 March

U2 perform an impromptu gig on the roof of a liquor store in Los Angeles to film the video
for "Where the Streets Have No Name"
27 April
U2 become the third rock band to appear on the cover of Time magazine
Sales of The Joshua Tree pass seven million
8 November
An IRA bomb explodes in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, killing 13 people
17-31 December
U2 makes another appearance in the Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums list for 1987 with
The Joshua Tree coming in at number three

U2 move to Los Angeles to work with Phil Joanou on the Rattle and Hum documentary
2 March
U2 win "Best Vocal of the Year" for "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and
"Album of the Year" for The Joshua Tree at the Grammy Awards
7 June
Roy Orbison, for whom Bono and the Edge had recently written "She's a Mystery to Me",
dies in the US before the release of his Mystery Girl album
10 October
Rattle and Hum album is released
27 October
World premier of the Rattle and Hum documentary
The Edge joins Bryan Ferry on-stage for a surprise appearance in the RDS, Simmonscourt
in Dublin
27 April

Ex-Virgin Prune Gavin Friday launches his solo album Each Man Kills the Thing He
Loves in Dublin's Pink Elephant nightclub where Bono joins him on-stage for a version of
Queen's "We Are the Champions"
30 April
Bono makes his first live solo appearance at a fund-raising event in the Abbey Theatre in
6 August
Adam Clayton is arrested in Dublin on minor drug charges
21 September
The Lovetown tour kicks off in Australia
20 June

Bono joins David Bowie on stage at a gig in Cleveland, Ohio
U2 begin recording their new album with Daniel Lanois producing in Berlin's Hansa
18 November

U2's seventh album, Achtung Baby, is released to widespread critical acclaim
29 February

The Zoo TV tour kicks off with a gig at the Lakeland Arena in Florida
27 March
Bono orders 10,000 pizzas for the audience at a gig in Detroit; Speedy Pizzas eventually
manage to deliver 100
7 May
The European leg of the Zoo TV tour opens in Paris
1 August

The Outside Broadcast leg of the Zoo TV tour opens in Pennsylvania
28 August
During a New York interview with Rockline, US Presidential candidate Bill Clinton
contacts U2 live on air
20 January

Larry and Adam team up with REM's Michael Stipe in Washington for a performance of
"One" at the MTV 1993 Rock and Roll Inaugural Ball for newly elected American President
Bill Clinton
5 July
The Zooropa album is released world-wide
3 September
The Edge makes his first ever solo appearance at the MTV Awards in Los Angeles where he
performs "Numb" in front of a mini version of the ZooTV set
1 October
U2 play a version of "The Boys Are Back in Town" at Gavin Friday's wedding reception at
the Clarence in Dublin
Bono records the vocal for his duet with Frank Sinatra "I've Got You Under My Skin" in
10 December
U2 play the final gig of the Zoo TV tour at the Tokyo Dome

Zooropa wins "Best Alternative Album" award at the Grammy's
5 April
The Live in Sydney video is released in Europe.

Bono and the Edge team up with veteran Irish songwriter Christy Moore to record "North
and South of the River" in Dublin's Windmill Lane Studios
U2, Eno, Howie B., and other Passengers spend five weeks recording in Dublin
1 June
U2 release their first single of the year, "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me, a track that
features in the Batman Forever soundtrack. It goes to No.2 in the UK, No.16 in America,
and No.1 in Australia and Ireland
12 September
Bono, The Edge, and Brian Eno premier "Miss Sarajevo" at the annual Pavarotti and
Friends concert in Modena, Italy
6 November
Passengers' Original Soundtrack 1 is released world-wide. On the same day, Tina Turner
releases "Goldeneye"-the theme to the new 007 movie, written by Bono and the Edge-on
Capitol Records

U2 begin working on a new album in Dublin
The band relocate to Miami for further work on the album..
1 May
Adam and Larry release their version of the Mission Impossible theme track. It goes Top
10 in the US, the UK, and numerous other territories
11 May
Hot Press journalist Bill Graham dies suddenly at his home in Howarth. The band fly
back to Dublin from America to attend the funeral
4 March

U2 release their long awaited album 'Pop'
19 October

Sweetest Thing singles are released
2 November
The Best of 1980-1990 B-Sides is released
9 November
Best of 1980-1990 is released
17 November

Popmart Mexico video is released
20 November
U2 appear on the Late Late Show in Dublin for the Omagh Tribute
23 December
A baby girl is born to Larry Mullen Jr and his long time partner Ann Acheson, they have
named her Ava after the actress Ava Gardner
21 August
Ali gives birth to a baby boy named Elijah Bob Patricious Guggi Q, this day also being Bono and Ali's 17th wedding anniversary

U2 Brief History

It all started back in 1976 when Larry Mullen Jr. posted a message on a highschool bulletin board asking for fellow musicians to form a band. Paul Hewson,David Evans, Adam Clayton and Dick Evans responded to the ad and it was atthis stage along with Larry Mullen Jr. that the band 'Feedback' was formed. Thename came about because of the poor quality of Adam's amplifier, they playedcovers of Beatles and The Stones. In 1977 the band changed their name to "TheHype", something they were hoping to create, it was the name of David Bowies'backing band. They were influenced by bands like The Clash, The Sex Pistolsand Bowie. Shortly afterward, Dick Evans left the band to form the 'VirginPrunes'. Following his departure the group changed their name once again, to thename that has become world famous, U2. U2's first big break arrived in 1978, when they won a talent contest sponsoredby Guinness; the band were in their final year of high school at the time. In theautumn of 1979, U2 released their debut EP U2:3. The tracks included: Out ofControl, Stories for Boys, and Boy/Girl. The EP was available only in Irelandand it topped the national charts a sure sign of things to come. It was from here on in that history was made with U2 gaining the loyalfollowing of many a fan from all over the world. The lyrics which U2 choose tosing, deliver meaningful and powerful messages about life, reality, war, poverty,religion and love. It is the musical genius of each and every member of the bandthat makes them the huge success that they are today.

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