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Tony Orlando releases a new single, At The Edge Of Tears, on Epic Records in the USA.
Sonny And Cher record 500 Miles, Why Don't They Let Us Fall In Love, Then He Kissed Me and Unchained Melody at Gold Star Recording Studios, 6252 Santa Monica Boulevard, Hollywood, California, USA. Sonny Bono acts as producer, and the band includes guitarists Barney Kessel, Don Peake, Howard Roberts, Monte Dunn and Steve Mann, with bassists Cliff Hils and Lyle Ritz, drummers Earl Palmer, Frank Capp and Hal Blaine, harpsichordist Mike Rubini and pianists Don Randi and Harold Battiste.
U2 play their last gig as an unsigned band - at The National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.
U2 are signed to a recording contract by Island Records, allegedly in the ladies' toilet at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, England, UK, Europe.
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U2 play at The Moonlight Club, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
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The Necessaries (Jesse Chamberlain, Ernie Brooks, Chris Spedding and Ed Tomney) play during four nights at The Edge, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
U2 play their first ever sold-out show in the UK - at The Half Moon, London, England, UK, Europe.
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U2 play at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Europe.
U2 play at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, UK, Europe.
U2 play the third of five nights at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
U2's Unforgettable Fire tour plays at The Scandinavium, Gothenburg, Sweden, Europe.
U2's Unforgettable Fire tour plays at The Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
On their Unforgettable Fire tour, U2 play at the Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
On their Unforgettable Fire tour, U2 play at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
U2 release their fifth album, The Joshua Tree, on Island Records.
I Still Haven't Found What I’m Looking For by U2 reaches No1 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles chart in the USA, a position it will hold for two weeks.
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Johnny Marr, formerly guitarist with The Smiths, begins rehearsals with The Pretenders prior to a tour of the USA supporting U2.
On the first leg of their Joshua Tree tour, U2 play the first of three nights at the Civic Center, Hartford, Connecticut.
The musical A Clockwork Orange 2004 debuts - to generally poor reviews - at The Barbican Theatre, London, UK, with music composed by Bono and The Edge of U2.
Iron Maiden release their first single in three years, Man On The Edge, on EMI Records in the UK. The single is their first with new vocalist Blaze Bayley.
The Concert For New York City is held in Madison Square Garden, New York City, USA. Paul McCartney helms the all-star event to raise money for the victims of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, featuring Bon Jovi, Destiny's Child, Janet Jackson, Elton John, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Who, Bono and The Edge [of U2].
U2 perform during the halftime show for The Super Bowl XXXVI in the USA. U2's performance becomes a tribute to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attack.
U2 play at the Twickenham Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, supported by Interpol.
Bono of U2 announces the launch of his new ‘ethical’ clothing range, Edun, at Saks Fifth Avenue, in New York City, USA. All clothes in the range are made in Lima, Peru, South America, and Monastir, Tunisia, from cotton and denim, and will retail at prices from $45 to $300.
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U2 play at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
On their Vertigo tour, U2 play the last of three nights at The United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
U2 play at The Fleet Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 attend a 50th birthday/housewarming party for photographer and video director Anton Corbijn in The Hague, Netherlands, Europe. Bono sings Radar Love during the party.
U2 play at Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastian, Spain, Europe, supported by Franz Ferdinand and The Kaiser Chiefs.
American music trade publication Billboard reports that U2 had the top-grossing tour of 2005. More than three million people attended their sold-out 90-date Vertigo tour which grossed $260m (£146.6m). The Eagles took $117m (£66m) from 77 shows and Neil Diamond grossed over $71m (£40m). The Top ten is rounded out by Kenny Chesney in fourth place with $63m (£35.5m), Paul McCartney $60m (£33.8m), Rod Stewart $49m (£27m), Elton John $45.5m (£25.6m), The Dave Matthews Band $45m (£25.3m), Jimmy Buffett $41m (£23m) and Green Day $36.5m (£20.5m).
Construction of The Claw, a gigantic metal structure intended for use on U2's upcoming 360 Degree Tour is underway in the yard of Stageco, Werchter, Belgium.
U2's 360 tour plays the first of three nights at Croke Park, Dublin, Eire, Europe.
On their 360 Degree tour, U2 play the first of two nights at The Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada, supported by Snow Patrol.
Pollstar reports that U2 was the most successful live act of 2009, raking in $123m from its stadium tours. The irish band is followed in the ratings by Bruce Springsteen and the duo of Elton John and Billy Joel.
The album Revolver by The Beatles is chosen as the top rock album of all time by The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, in Rome, Italy, Europe. The full Vatican Top Ten is :
The Beatles: Revolver
David Crosby: If I Could Only Remember My Name
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
Donald Fagen: The Nightfly
Michael Jackson: Thriller
Paul Simon: Graceland
U2: Achtung Baby
Oasis: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Carlos Santana: Supernatural
The DVD/Blu-Ray U2 360 At The Rose Bowl is released in Canada. The release features an October 2009 concert by U2 at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA. The concert was filmed using 27 high-definition camera, and was also broadcast live over the internet attracting nearly 10m viewers from 188 countries.
On their 360 Degree tour U2 play the second of two nights in Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland, Europe, supported by Razorlight.
On the fifth leg of their 360 Degree Tour, U2 play at FNB Stadium, [aka Soccer City], Johannesburg, South Africa, supported by The Springbok Nude Girls and Amadou And Mariam.
During a visit to Cape Town, South Africa, Bono of U2 meets with president Jacob Zuma and, afterwards, presents him with a Nano iPod from the singer's own Product Red brand.
On their Closer To The Edge tour, 30 Seconds To Mars play the second of two nights at The Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Yes play at The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The show completes the first leg of an international trek in which they are playing three complete albums each night for the first time - The Yes Album, Close to the Edge and Going for the One.
Kings Of Leon and Bono of U2 appear on the Late Show With David Letterman in New York City, USA.
Just after midnight, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen of U2, perform a brief, unannounced live set in La Osteria, a small bar in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, North America.
U2's Innocence And Experience tour dates sell out as soon asoon as they go on sale in the USA - a total of 44 shows with 660,000 tickets sold.
When U2 begin the European leg of their Innocence And Experience world tour in Pala Alpitour, Turin, Italy, Europe, singer Bono changes the lyrics of their song Pride (In The Name Of Love) to "One boy washed up on an empty beach", a reference to Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi whose body was washed up on a Turkish beach earlier in the week.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the first of two nights at The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, USA, supported by The Lumineers.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan, USA, supported by Beck.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, supported by Beck.
On their 51-date The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, U2 play the last of four nights at Estadio Nacional de Morumbi, Sao Paulo, Brazil, South America, supported by Noel Gallagher's High FLying Birds.
In an interview on the US tv show Today, Bono of U2 tells the show's co-host Jenna Bush Hager that, although he and her father, US President George W. Bush, came from different political sides, the rock singer became, "very fond of him, and it's funny because underneath his armour, there's passion, compassion; he has it."
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