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!
"Assembling U2360 pushed all the engineering envelopes but it looked great and it sounded great. After a while this mega-structure disappeared, we were left as four musicians in this gigantic crowd with waves and waves of emotions spiralling around us and inside us. I'll never forget walking out to David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' each night and into our own space station .. and then taking off!"
did you know
The photograph made by Anton Corbijn for The Unforgettable Fire album cover was basically copped from somebody else's photograph (a picture of Moydrum Castle). It ended up in costing U2 some money.