Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Top Concert Tours of 2010: Bon Jovi, AC/DC, U2,Lady Gaga, Metallica

U2 highest topping world tour of the year also included AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi and Metallica.

Rock band New Jersey after topping the $200 million mark worldwide gained the title, earning $108 million from its North American world tour dates.

AC/DC , Worldwide ranking list he become a second on Pollstar, tomorrow he sold at least $180 million.

And other including were U2 ($161 million), Lady Gaga ($134 million) and Metallica ($110 million).

A full Top 200 Tour list pollstar release Year End Special Edition kindly past month 2010.

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Bono identify himself as a “pain in the arse”

Rock band U2's member Bono has identify himself as a “pain in the arse”. He wrote about the band history, “I know I can be a pain in the arse. I have an annoying gene; it's in my DNA - I even annoy myself. When righteous anger turns to self-righteous, projectile vomit is the right response.”

Bono also said, “All I can say is that you can become traumatised as well as inspired by the lives you meet along the dirt road of extreme poverty. Watching the bright light of life go out of some kid's eyes gets me to a place I can't explain. Sometimes I forget that I'm an artist, but I shouldn't, because that's what I am, a working pop artist in a big F-Off rock band.”

According to the Gigwise, Now the band U2 on the Australian of their 360 degree world tour.

Friday, 10 December 2010

U2: Transmit Tribute to John Lennon

Rock band U2 transmit tribute Wednesday to John Lennon, the anniversary of the music legend's death.

They bands celebrate this day to performed in Brisbane gig in Australia Lennon's Beatle songs. Bono sang "In My Life" when the band had over they sang "Beautiful Day"

“Rain,” “Dear Prudence,” and “All You Need is Love” Bono and company had also performed. U2 also changed the path “Pride (In the Name of Love)” in Lennon’s honor with the new line, “1980 December 8. A shot rings out on a New York sky…”

Monday, 6 December 2010

U2 Serenade Hamish and Andy

U2,made a surprise appearance to give a fine tribute to the rock stars of Australian radio.

U2 lead singer Bono and guitarist The Edge,the world top music band was at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl last night and both singer strode on stage during Hamish and Andy's live broadcast and sang their 1989 hit Desire.

The band interrupted a ditty that Hamish Blake and Andy Lee were singing, called We are better than U2.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

U2 working on new album

It has been revealed that Irish rock stars U2 is working on new album. Band is currently touring New Zealand. They have their two shows on Thursday and Friday.

Paul McGuinness,band's manager confirms that they had a deadline looming and they will try to wrap up the work while they are here and release the album as soon as possible.

''We are trying very hard to use this time in New Zealand and Australia to finish an album that will be released [in autumn],'' he said.

McGuinness said while the band were not actually recording in New Zealand, they were working hard on the finishing touches.

''It's not so much recording as editing and polishing up lyrics and trying to getting it done by the date it needs to be delivered to the record company for release in May.

''It's sounding great: lots of hits.''g on finishing it while they are here.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

U2 Add Baltimore Stop To Tour

U2 have confirmed a date at Baltimore, Maryland's M&T Bank Stadium as part of next year's North American leg of the band's 360° Tour.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie said, "I am very excited about U2's decision to play in Baltimore as part of their 360 World Tour"

as reported by local television,"I can't wait to welcome the biggest rock band in the world to the home of America's greatest football team," added the mayor. "It will be a 'Beautiful Day' for Baltimore."

Next summer's stop will mark U2's second Baltimore stop in two years. They last played nearby FedEx Field in September 2009.

Friday, 5 November 2010

U2 Upcoming Dance Album

U2 rock bands promising not to disappoint there fans this time, U2 Rock Band has never disappoint there fan clubs and every time they came out they have been amazing all the times

Bono confirmed that he is very thankful to a key collaborator Danger Mouse, he said that Bono says they've already laid down 12 tracks and considering how "easily" the music is coming together, fans might not have to wait so long for the disc.

He also surprised his fans by revealing that there is the dance CD, which we're especially looking forward to hearing. This disc will run as an additional album to the aforementioned and will include collaborations with Will I Am, Guetta and RedOne. Bono explains:

"U2's remixes in the 90's were a real treasure, so we wanted to make a club sounding record."

We're ready for it! Give us the goods! We'll let you know if they stand up to the remixes!

Are U excited for their dance album too?

Friday, 24 September 2010

U2 has announced new dates for their 360 Tour

U2 is not popular not only in US and UK but also through out the world. U2 almost every shows have been sold out when generally tickets are on sell and people want to try to catch them at any cost inspite they want to expense travel cost as well. That’s why U2’s 360° Tour may have already sold out both in Australia and New Zealand but with the announcement of second shows in Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, fans have another chance to catch them.

“We’re delighted with the reaction of our New Zealand and Australian fans and that we are able to add further dates,” says U2 Manager, Paul McGuinness.

The U2 360° Tour will characteristic a steel arrangement towering 150 feet over the stage and a cylindrical video system.

Monday, 23 August 2010

U2: At A Crossroads Following Disappointing Album

U2 are struggling to choose between four very different albums for their next release, singer Bono admits. And they're cognisant they have to be more straightforward with a new record after the relative failure of last year's offering.

Bono tells Rolling Stone "Is not very accessible no Line on the Horizon, lyrically or musically. We put out a really difficult record I have to admit that. If I was a teenager, it would be like a European movie. It's arthouse."

He explains: "Songs of Ascent, which is the meditative work that was meant to complement No Line on the Horizon. We've also got a rochalbum and a club sounding album. Then we have the Spider Man musical stuff."

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

U2 New Song Band Plans Rare Songs for Tour

U2 new song the band performed during tour rehearsals, has made its way online. has the story (and the song!): their 360 Tour U2 resume on Friday in Turin, Italy, and the Irish rockers have been busy practicing at the city's Olympic Sports Hall Stadium. Fans have been camping out to hear what the boys have in store, and it seems that they might be playing at least one totally new song on this leg of the tour, according
In a video on YouTube a practice rendition of the rocking tune has been posted. The band's rehearsals also have included some rarities, such as "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" from the Batman Forever soundtrack, which U2 have not played since the Popmart Tour in 1998. "Miss Sarajevo," from 1995's Passengers side project, and "Gone," from 1997's Pop, were also played.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

U2 tops list of music's biggest earners

If you can sell a concert ticket, in the music business you can make money. In fact, Forbes magazine suggests, that appears to be the only way to make significant money in the music business.
Forbes has issued its Top 10 earners list of musicians between June 2009 and June 2010, and only two of them, Lady Gaga and the Black Eyed Peas, have had abundant sales of recorded music. On top of that, only two of the acts pulled in more than $100 million, a plateau that Forbes speculates will not be topped next year.
U2 (tickets), which led the list, was one of four rock 'n' roll acts in the Top 10, and of them, only Coldplay, which tied with BEP for No. 10, is not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen were Nos. 2 and 3. Springsteen has been off the road since late November; AC/DC just finished a world tour that started in late July. Both acts performed in a mix of stadiums and arena, while U2 played only stadiums.
Beyonce (No. 3) and Jay-Z (No. 6) are now certifiable as pop music's wealthiest family. His income, bolstered by a tour that pulled in $1 million per night, derives from his nightclub chain and most current album; hers is split between tour income and fashion related money.
Madonna clocked in at No. 8, below two of her acolytes, Britney Spears (No. 5) and Lady Gaga (No. 7). Kenny Chesney, at No. 9, was the lone country performer on the list.
Lady Gaga is the only act who is having concurrent hit singles and tours -- not to mention important licensing deals with film and television -- while pulling in endorsement revenue. She is aligned with Polaroid, Virgin Mobile and Monster Cable.
In estimating each act's income, Forbes added touring income plus endorsement and other business deals. It makes complete sense in the case of Spears, who has deals with Elizabeth Arden and Candies, and Beyonce, who pulls in close to half her earnings from Nintendo, L'Oreal and her fashion line.In the case of Jay-Z, however, investments are confused with revenue generators; it's unlikely he is seeing much of a return on his percentages in the New Jersey Nets or the Broadway musical "Fela!"

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Denver Show Rescheduled For U2, May 21, 2011

U2 mega rock band has announced the makeup date for its show that was supposed to take place in June but was postponed because of lead singer Bono's back injury. U2's 360 tour will now hit Denver on May 21, 2011. The concert at Invesco Field at Mile High will be the first American stop on the tour. Bono, whose actual name is Paul Hewson, underwent emergency spine surgery in May. He was released from the hospital and doctors recommend he get extensive rest.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

U2: Canadian dates set for U2 gigs next summer

U2's the new dates for postponed shows are in, and Canadian fans of the Irish rockers will have to wait until next summer to look them in action.
Bono and the rest of the band will play Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium on June 1, 2011, the Hippodrome in Montreal on July 8 and July 9, and the Rogers Centre in Toronto on July 11.
The gigs replace shows originally scheduled for this summer.
They were postponed after Bono injured his back and required surgery.
The North American tour will begin next May 21 in Denver and end in Minneapolis on July 23.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

U2 star Adam Clayton is suing bank and accountants

The U2 guitarist is suing his accountants and Bank of Ireland Private Banking for several million euro in damages for Adam Clayton.
The musician alleges his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins misappropriated over €4.8m from his bank accounts.
Mr Clayton alleges that his accountants Gaby Smyth & Company assured him in September 2008 that the sum involved was around €13,000.
The U2 star claims it was in fact €4.4m.
The case will be heard at the commercial court on Monday.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Glastonbury a success without U2

This year’s Glastonbury Festival was a huge success, although headline act U2 was forced to pull out as headliner when front-man Bono injured his back last month. The festival celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2010, and although U2 did not appear as a group, band guitarist The Edge made a short appearance on stage with Muse on Saturday.

According to Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis, he anticipates U2 will play at the festival at some point in the future, as The Edge’s experience with Muse Saturday provided him with a taste of playing on the Pyramid Stage. He went on to add during his interview with BBC News that he is sure the band is keen to playing when it suits them, and that festival-goers will be very pleased to be able to see U2 perform live.

Mr Eavis said this year’s festival, which he holds annually on his dairy farm in Somerset, was one of the best in its 40-year history. He went on to say that although he has three headliners in stored for next year’s Glastonbury Festival, at the moment he will keep the names secret, although he did hint that talks were ongoing with U2 to make a return.

While the vast majority of festival-goers enjoyed the music throughout the weekend without problems, high temperatures were a concern with event officials, who announced that over 3,000 festival-goers treated for dehydration and sunburn. Crime was down from last year at the event, with 345 offences reported in 2010, compared to 363 last year.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

U2: U2's Edge rocks Glastonbury with Muse

U2 global rockers may have missed out on their opportunity to headline at Glastonbury, thanks to Bono's injured back, but guitarist the Edge did make it to Britain's premier music festival, appearing with indie band Muse on Saturday night. Muse wooed the delighted audience with a dramatic light show as well as a rendition of U2's hit "Where the Streets Have No Name," which became a massive singalong for the thousands gathered around Glastonbury's Pyramid Stage. Earlier, headliners Gorrilaz -- who stepped in at the last minute when U2 pulled out -- disappointed crowds with their dystopian opening set, leaving many milling away from the scene before the set was over despite the presence of such luminaries as Snoop Dogg, Sean Ryder and Lou Reed. Glastonbury celebrated its 40th anniversary as music fans bathed in sunlight and soaring temperatures. The event was a far cry from the human mudbath it has often proved to be in years past. This festival, which played host to the likes of Shakira, Scissor Sisters and Radiohead, also erected screens so that the audience could watch England's 4-1 defeat at the hands of Germany, before a final playout from Stevie Wonder.

Friday, 18 June 2010

U2 tour cancellation could cost $100 million

The cancellation of U2's upcoming tour dates following Bono's emergency back surgery last month could cost the band (or at least their insurers) $100 million.

As previously reported, Bono was training for the tour when a bout of "sudden onset disease" rendered him temporarily paralysed. Although surgery to remedy this and prevent further paralysis was successful, the singer must now go through a period of rehabilitation. Amongst the dates cancelled was U2's Glastonbury headline slot, which has now been filled by Gorillaz.

U2's manager Paul McGuinness told: The Sun, "If we play or not, touring still costs us £500,000 a day".

Another source added: "Bono and the band are covered by insurance but the cost of overheads and missed revenue could easily reach $100 million by the time he's fit enough to tour again".

Rescheduled tour dates are expected to be announced shortly.

Monday, 14 June 2010

The Band’s Financial Controller to U2’s Adam Clayton Sues

Well, the hits just keep on coming for hidden Irish rock act U2 – it seems like pretending to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders isn’t always enough to deflect bad luck. In the wake of a massive tour postponement due to frontman Bono’s emergency back surgery, Spinner reported today that U2 bassist Adam Clayton is suing the band’s financial controller, Gaby Smyth, for alleged negligence.
Smyth “controls the band’s money and knows the intricacies of the group’s investments and holdings,” and, along with “two other accountants in his firm” were named in legal papers filed in Dublin’s High Court. While the accusations have not been made public, Spinner reports that “the case may have its roots in money management issues that surfaced during Clayton’s current High Court case against Carol Hawkins, the bassist’s former housekeeper, who allegedly defrauded him of up to €1.8million.”
“…the legal war just might rip the biggest band in the world apart, as the notion of the bassist taking on Smyth in court threatens to expose every financial detail of the band and its related companies.
“Smyth was responsible for moving the band’s publishing company to Holland in 2007 in a move that save the band millions on royalties it would have otherwise paid under Irish tax law. That decision in Ireland led to heavy criticism of Bono, who took earnings out of his homeland while encouraging the country to aid in anti-poverty initiatives.”
In a related story, Irish scientists are now hard at work, teaming up with various groups of musicologists, designers, and physicists from all over the world, in the hopes of constructing the world’s most miniscule and tiny violin for which the Irish people can play for the band later this year. It’s moment of hope and unity for the scientific nations across the world; kind of like that movie Contact, but, you know, not awful.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

U2 producer Daniel Lanois seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Daniel Lanois, a musician and producer whose credits include several U2 Tickets albums as well as releases by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel and Emmylou Harris reportedly is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital this week for injuries sustained in a weekend motorcycle accident.
According to published reports, the accident occurred Saturday (6/5) in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, where Lanois lives. Various news outlets quoted a press statement saying, "Lanois suffered multiple injuries but is expected to be released from intensive care soon. Due to the severity of the injuries, Lanois has canceled all upcoming tour dates and promotional activity and will be recuperating for the next two months."
Lanois' current musical project, Black Dub, had been set to launch a European tour, preceded by a kick-off date at the Montreal Jazz Festival.
Early Saturday morning, prior to the accident, Lanois tweeted that he was headed into town for tour rehearsals. "Sweeping up in LA. Headed to the canoe for Black Dub rehearsals soonish."

Daniel Lanois, a musician and producer whose credits include several U2 Tickets albums as well as releases by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel and Emmylou Harris reportedly is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital this week for injuries sustained in a weekend motorcycle accident.According to published reports, the accident occurred Saturday (6/5) in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, where Lanois lives. Various news outlets quoted a press statement saying, "Lanois suffered multiple injuries but is expected to be released from intensive care soon. Due to the severity of the injuries, Lanois has canceled all upcoming tour dates and promotional activity and will be recuperating for the next two months."Lanois' current musical project, Black Dub, had been set to launch a European tour, preceded by a kick-off date at the Montreal Jazz Festival.Early Saturday morning, prior to the accident, Lanois tweeted that he was headed into town for tour rehearsals. "Sweeping up in LA. Headed to the canoe for Black Dub rehearsals soonish."

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

U2 confirms they will miss Glastonbury after Bono's emergency back surgery

U2 confirmed yesterday they will miss Glastonbury after doctors ordered Bono to rest for two months to recover from emergency back surgery.

The band have also been forced to postpone 16 shows of a North American tour.

Bono called Glasto organiser Michael Eavis yesterday.

The singer said: "I'm heartbroken. We really wanted to be there to do something really special. We even wrote a song especially for the festival."

Mr Eavis said: "U2 are hugely disappointed. At this point we have no comment about possible replacements for their Friday night slot."

Bono, 50, who hurt his back while training for the tour last week, left Ludwig-Maximilians-University hospital in Munich yesterday.

Dr Muller Wohlfahrt said: "Bono had severe compression of the sciatic nerve." He was in a lot of pain and had partial paralysis but recovery prospects are "excellent".

Thursday, 1 April 2010

U2 announce DVD release of ‘YouTube’ Rose Bowl gig

U2’s 2009 ‘YouTube’ gig from California’s Rose Bowl stadium is to come out on DVD.

‘U2360° At The Rose Bowl’ will be the band’s first live release available in Blu–ray, and deluxe editions also feature a new documentary called ‘Squaring the Circle: Creating U2360°’. It’s out on June 7.

The gig, which took place on October 25 last year, was broadcast over YouTube live at the time.

The tracklisting is:

‘Get On Your Boots’
‘Mysterious Ways’
‘Beautiful Day’
‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’
‘Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of’
‘No Line On The Horizon’
‘In A Little While’
‘Unknown Caller’
‘Until the End of the World’
‘The Unforgettable Fire’
‘City of Blinding Lights’
‘I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight’
‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’
‘Walk On’
‘Where The Streets Have No Name’
‘Ultra Violet (Light My Way)’
‘With Or Without You’
‘Moment Of Surrender’

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Friday, 19 March 2010

U2’s remix album on the horizon

U2 have announced a limited-edition remix album, featuring 13 years of phat beats and, er, genre cash-ins. The album, Artificial Horizon, compiles three new tracks and 10 previously available remixes on a limited edition triple-LP.

isn’t the U2 release that fans were hoping for. In the days before No Line on the Horizon came out last spring, Bono and the boys described a “companion record” due late 2009. Eventually, it was even given a name: Songs of Ascent. But as the seasons wore on, no such songs ascended. The band now say they are working on new material, with an album ETA of June.

In the meantime, there’s Artificial Horizon. Despite its title, only four of the remixed songs are from No Line on the Horizon. The rest stretch from a Grand Jury mix of If God Will Send His Angels, released in 1997, to Trent Reznor’s take on Vertigo. Other highlights include remixes by David Holmes, Hot Chip, Justice and a reimagining of Happiness is a Warm Gun cover.
Artificial Horizon is on sale now, either on CD or as a limited-edition vinyl set. It’s not clear why the album’s 60 minutes of music have been set across three entire LPs, but the gatefold sleeve will doubtless be pretty. According to U2’s website, vinyl versions will only be manufactured after orders close on 14 May, making the album a “collectors must-have”.

U2’s previous remix album, 1995’s Melon: Remixes for Propaganda, was a fan club exclusive. It regularly sells on eBay for upwards of £30.

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Michael Jackson, U2, Take That and the biggest deals in music history

Michael Jackson Estate made history this week when signing a contract with Sony Music Entertainment worth up to £170 million.
The agreement will see ten projects released over the space of seven years as it’s reported that Jackson recorded three albums worth of new material.
This deal propels Jackson’s estate to the top of the list of most expensive record deals ever, but who did he knock off the top spot? And who else has hit the jackpot with mega deals?
1. Irish rock band U2 previously boasted the biggest earnings from a single deal when they agreed to a deal with Polydor Records for a massive £130 million.
2. The acclaimed Queen of Pop Madonna was paid a sum of £120 million for producing just three albums by Live Nation Inc.
3. In 2002, Robbie Williams became ‘rich beyond his wildest dreams’, after striking a £80 million deal with EMI Records to make a four albums.

Monday, 15 March 2010

U2 call rural craftsman to repair broken Grammy

The trophy – awarded for the band’s 1987 album The Joshua Tree – had split into three pieces including the gramophone horn.
So the band’s managers simply searched “trophy craftsmen” online and found Stuart Allcock, who runs a small shop in Taunton, Somerset.
Mr Allcock said he felt ”dizzy” to receive the call but was disappointed to discover the award was made of cheap cast iron that was sprayed gold.
The lifelong U2 fan, who went to a Joshua Tree gig in 1987 and another in 2001, said: ”Taking the call was bizarre – I though it might have been a joke and said: ‘Is this Bono?’
”It turned out to be someone in their management team on the phone.
”I think it got broken pretty innocently, like someone dropped it or something like that.
”When it arrived with me it was broken into three pieces and looked a bit of a state.”
It is not known how the award was damaged, but Mr Allcock and his team at Alpha Trophies in Taunton, Somerset, took two weeks to repair it.
The gramophone had to be welded back on and other parts had to be glued together and resprayed.
Mr Allcock described the work as ”complex” and admitted that working on the famous trophy made him nervous.
He said: ”I wanted to get it looking as good as new and after some skilled welding, the cast iron piece was completely re-sprayed.
”It was a bit nerve-wracking, especially when I had to give it to someone else to be welded, but I was pleased with the result.”
Asked how much he thought the Grammy was worth, he said: ”If it was just an award, not a Grammy and having been given to U2, I wouldn’t pay more than a fiver for it.
”But as it stands, it’s priceless.”

U2 fan’s joy after getting job to fix band’s Grammy

A lifelong U2 fan was thrilled when the band called – and asked him to mend a broken Grammy award.
The trophy, for 1987 album The Joshua Tree, was smashed in three pieces with its iconic gramophone broken.
So band managers Googled ‘trophy craftsmen’ and found Stuart Allcock in Taunton, Somerset. Stuart, who went to his first U2 gig in 1987, felt “dizzy” on the phone. He said “I thought it might be a joke and said: ‘Is this Bono?’.”
But he was disappointed to find it was made of iron and had to be welded, glued and re-sprayed gold. He said: “I think someone dropped it. It was a bit nerve-wracking, but the result was pleasing.”
Asked how much it was worth, he said: “If it wasn’t a U2 Grammy, I wouldn’t pay a fiver. But it’s priceless.”

Monday, 1 March 2010

U2 360º Tour 2009/2010 - Promo

U2 360º Tour 2009/2010 - Promo

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Monday, 1 February 2010

U2 start work on new album

U2 have revealed that they have begun work on a new album.The follow-up to 2009's 'No Line On The Horizon', the as-yet-untitled album is set to be "really special"."We are working on a lot of new songs," The Edge told EW. "Some of them are really, really happy.

We're convinced that we have something really special."Adding that the band have been working on material in-between legs of their world tour, the guitarist revealed a little more about the making of the album."We are experimenting with a lot of different arrangements, and electronic is one of the things we are playing with," he explained. "But there are other songs that are very traditional, almost folk. That's the thing we haven't figured out yet, where this album is going to end up."Meanwhile, U2 frontman Bono has recorded a new song with Jay-Z, to help raise money for those affected by the recent earthquakes in Haiti.