In 2015, U2 will play 8 consecutive shows in New York City within 14 days, the longest run of consecutive shows in a city U2 ever played. Only 8 times before, a city was privileged enough to see U2 perform for 5 or more consecutive nights. In this slideshow we go back in time and highlight these 8 runs of shows. How did this influence the setlist? Were later shows considered better? We found out!
"We discovered a common bond between us and some of these older artists like B.B. King. When we met him there was a whole world of understanding and nothing needed to be said. That has been the payoff of working ten years to get into this position. We no longer have to prove ourselves. It's in the music and people can hear it."
- Adam Clayton
did you know
U2 was the first artist that released an album that was already platinum before it's release (The Joshua Tree, 1987).