TJ Bryan

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One of the greatest live bands of all time just so happens to hail from Dublin, so let’s celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with some incredible performance from U2.

First a reminder that the new documentary Bono and The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming with David Letterman is available on Disney+ from March 17.

 

  • Beautiful Day (live in Berlin)

    The Innocence and Experience Tour was outstanding as U2 came armed with more incredible staging and technology.

  • I Will Follow (live on The Old Grey Whistle Test)

    The Old Grey Whistle Test was a British music program that was different from other similar shows in that it ignored that charts in favor of album cuts and championing new acts. Also, most notably, the bands played live. This is a great U2 performance from 1981.

     

  • Until the End of the World

    U2 totally reinvented themselves with Achtung Baby, and the accompanying tour was as bold as the album. Zoo TV was bigger than a concert, it was an experience and an experiment. “Until the End of the World” is frenetic.

     

  • Bad (Live-Aid)

    When U2 took the stage at Live-Aid in 1985, they weren’t the biggest band on the planet yet, but they certainly showed signs of it here. While many will say Freddie Mercury and Queen stole the show, for me it was this performance of “Bad” that did it.

     

     

     

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday (live at Red Rocks, CO)

    U2’s popularity grew with the success of their third album, War, and the accompanying tour showed that they were a live force to be reckoned with. Live concert videos and albums don’t always succeed in capturing the electricity, passion, and communion of a show, but that was certainly not the case with the Under a Blood Red Sky album and the accompanying Live at Red Rocks VHS tape. This is pure energy and passion, and the remastered video looks incredible.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!