U2 have undoubtedly contributed to writing the history of rock music in the last 30 years. Bono (Paul David Hewson), The Edge (David Howell Evans), Adam Charles Clayton Larry Mullen Jr. are not only members of a successful band, but also just a group of friends. This strong bond between them has contributed to their success.
U2 were formed (their original name was Feedback) in 1976, and their first successful album was “Boy” in 1980. This album was followed by “October”, “War, The Unforgettable Fire” and “The Joshua Tree” in 1987 which definitively established them as the international stars. Since then they have been one of the most influential bands on the music scene.
Since last year, U2 has been on tour presenting their 12th studio album “No Line on the Horizon”, published in early 2009. The day the album went on sale in Europe, the band surprised London with a concert on the roof of the headquarters of the BBC in London. The stunt was a clear reference to the 1969 Beatles concert on the roof of the building that at that point housed Apple studios.
The latest album of the band U2 confirms that, throughout their career they have not rested on their laurels, and have continued to experiment with new musical styles. No Line On the Horizon is a pop rock album, but the influence of ethnic music and Arabic rhythms, Sufi singing, Hebrew music etc is very apparent, for example especially on the track Fey Being Born. The album was actually been recorded in part in Fez, Morocco, during the International Festival of Sacred Music. U2 said they found Moroccan music very stimulating.
This summer the legendary Irish band is back on tour and if last year you missed them, don’t miss this second chance to see them. On August 30 they will rock the Austrian capital at the Ernst Happel Stadium. Buy tickets as soon as possible for the 360 º Tour and after the show kick back in apartments in Vienna.