From the beginning, U2 were marked out by their drive and ambition, forming as a band “… before they could play”. Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton met at Mount Temple School and formed U2 in 1978 before signing to Island Records. Acknowledged as one of the best live acts in the world, U2 have released 14 studio albums and have sales in excess of 157 million. They have won numerous awards; including 22 Grammys, an Oscar nomination and the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience. In 2003 they won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, ‘The Hand’s That Built America’, featured in Gangs of New York. 2014 saw U2 nominated for an Oscar for ‘Ordinary Love’ from the feature film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, as well as take home the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
U2’s fourteenth studio album Songs Of Experience – the companion release to 2014’s Songs Of Innocence - was released last December and includes tracks ‘Get Out Of Your Own Way’, ‘You’re The Best Thing About Me’, and the single, ‘Love Is Bigger Than Anything In It’s Way’. The new album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, setting U2 apart as the only band in history to have topped the chart in four successive decades.
‘Love Is Bigger Than Anything In It’s Way’ comes with a bumper set of remixes including Cheat Codes, Will Clarke, Robbie Rivera, Moodyboy, Stash König, Offer Nissim, and some more balearic chill reworks from HP Hoeger & Rusty Egan.
Following last year’s acclaimed stadium run with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 liked off their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour in North America earlier this year. The European leg of the arena tour will reach Berlin on 31st August ahead of shows in Manchester (19th October) and London (23rdOctober).