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U2 – The Virtual Road
April 1, 2021
One event on March 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM
One event on April 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM
One event on April 10, 2021 at 12:00 AM
U2: The Virtual Road
Set your calendars for ‘U2: The Virtual Road‘, a series of four live shows with enhanced visuals and remastered audio, broadcast for the first time on the band’s YouTube channel.
With all new and exclusive opening act performances from Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C., Carla Morrison and Feu! Chatterton.
Wednesday 17 March – U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle – IRELAND 2001
Thursday 25 March – U2: Live At Red Rocks, Denver, Colorado – USA 1983
Thursday 1 April – Popmart: Live From Mexico City – MEXICO 1997
Saturday 10 April – iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris – FRANCE 2015
‘Every show is memorable for us but these four particularly so… It’s exciting to be on the road again… Embracing all the wonder of the virtual road… And especially exciting to be joined by such a brilliant line-up of fellow travellers in Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C., Carla Morrison and Feu! Chatterton.’
Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry
Check out the new merchandise to mark The Virtual Road, the store will be updated for every show.
Wednesday’s St Patrick’s Day broadcast of ‘U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle‘ celebrates the band’s 2001 return to the famous Irish concert site on the banks of the River Boyne. And in an exclusive YouTube performance, Dermot Kennedy will open the show with a solo performance recorded last week in the desert outside Los Angeles.
On 25th March tune in for U2: Live At Red Rocks. Recorded on 5th June 1983 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, United States on the band’s War Tour. A career definining show, the rain-soaked performance at the iconic venue helped establish U2’s reputation as one of the greatest live acts in the world. Another Grammy-nominated Dublin band, Fontaines D.C. will open the showwith a performance recorded in their hometown last year.
The PopMart Tour stormed into Mexico City in December 1997 for a memorable show at the Foro Sol Stadium and 1st April will see Carla Morrison open for the band, only on YouTube, for a very special one-off performance ahead of Popmart: Live From Mexico City.
In December 2015, U2 returned to Paris less than a month after the 13 November terrorist attacks on the city for two rescheduled shows. iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris marked the final performance on the tour, an unforgettable evening which included an emotional performance of Patti Smith’s ‘People Have The Power’. On 10th April, YouTube will broadcast the show for the very first time, with French band Feu! Chatterton on support.
Announcing news of U2:The Virtual Road, YouTube’s Dan Chalmers described the four concerts as ‘the most memorable and iconic in the band’s history, and indeed rock history at large.’ ‘U2 have been at the top of the global rock scene for the past four decades. When they perform, the world takes notice – their performances are always a landmark moment for music lovers around the world. We’re proud to be providing the platform for an artist that has come to embody the definitive live music experience.’
Last September YouTube, Island Records, Interscope, UMe, and UMC announced the relaunch of U2’s Official YouTube Channel with weekly releases of the band’s most iconic music videos and never before seen content on YouTube, all remastered at the highest possible standard exclusively on YouTube.