"We started out as non-musicians. We learned the play after the group was formed. I mean, we started to write our own material because we couldn't play other people's. Adam couldn't slap in time when he joined, Edge could play sort of bad acoustic. Larry had his military drumming, and I started singing 'cause I couldn't play guitar."
- Bono, 1983
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U2 have played nearly 2000 live shows all around the world which have consisted of over 30,000 various songs played in proper live shows, promotional dates and impromptu performances with many regions such as China yet to see a live U2 performance.