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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic sound built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several ambitious and elaborate tours over their career.

The band formed as teenagers while attending Mount Temple Comprehensive School, when they had limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album, Boy (1980). Subsequent work such as their first UK number-one album, War (1983), and the singles "Sunday Bloody Sunday" and "Pride (In the Name of Love)" helped establish U2's reputation as a politically and socially conscious group. By the mid-1980s, they had become renowned globally for their live act, highlighted by their performance at Live Aid in 1985. The group's fifth album, The Joshua Tree (1987), made them international superstars and was their greatest critical and commercial success. Topping music charts around the world, it produced their only number-one singles in the US, "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For".

Facing creative stagnation and a backlash following their documentary/double album, Rattle and Hum (1988), U2 reinvented themselves in the 1990s through a new musical direction and public image. Beginning with their acclaimed seventh album, Achtung Baby (1991), and the multimedia-intensive Zoo TV Tour, the band integrated influences from alternative rock, electronic dance music, and industrial music into their sound, and embraced a more ironic, flippant image. This experimentation continued through their ninth album, Pop (1997), and the PopMart Tour, which were mixed successes. U2 regained critical and commercial favour with the records All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000) and How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004), which established a more conventional, mainstream sound for the group. Their U2 360° Tour of 2009–2011 is the highest-attended and highest-grossing concert tour in history. The group most recently released the companion albums Songs of Innocence (2014) and Songs of Experience (2017), the former of which received criticism for its pervasive, no-cost release through the iTunes Store.

U2 have released 14 studio albums and are one of the world's best-selling music artists in history, having sold more than 170 million records worldwide.[1] They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".[2] Throughout their career, as a band and as individuals, they have campaigned for human rights and social justice causes, including Amnesty International, Jubilee 2000, the ONE/DATA campaigns, Product Red, War Child, and Music Rising.



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"Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way" is a song by Irish rock band U2 and the twelfth track on their fourteenth studio album, Songs of Experience.

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‘We’re going away now’ - is this the end of U2?
  –  November 14, 2018
We’re going away now.” Last week, the decades-old rock group had a tour stop in their hometown of Dublin. Ireland’s capital city was supposed to be U2’s final tour stop for the European tour, but the group had to return to Berlin to perform a make ...
Bono's son opens up on band's determination to make it without U2 help
  –  November 9, 2018
The 19-year-old is following in the U2 frontman’s footsteps with his indie rock group Inhaler, which he plays in with friends Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Josh Jenkinson. The four Dublin teenagers did their Leaving Cert this summer but have put off ...
U2 cancels Berlin show after Bono loses his voice
  –  September 2, 2018
(AFP/Chris J Ratcliffe ) Irish rock group U2 was forced to cut short a concert in Berlin before thousands of fans after performing only a few songs when lead singer Bono lost his voice. "We're so sorry for tonight's cancellation," the group said in a ...
U2 cancels Berlin show after Bono loses his voice
  –  September 2, 2018
Irish rock group U2 was forced to cut short a concert in Berlin before thousands of fans after performing only a few songs when lead singer Bono lost his voice. “We’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation,” the group said in a statement on its ...
U2 cancels Berlin show after Bono loses his voice
  –  September 2, 2018
Irish band U2 singer Bono (R) and guitarist The Edge (L)perform on stage at the Bercy Accordhotels Arena in Paris on December 6, 2015. Picture: AFP. Berlin, Germany - Irish rock group U2 was forced to cut short a concert in Berlin before thousands of fans ...
From booing to Brexit sermonising: U2 preach solidarity at the O2 Arena, London
  –  October 24, 2018
U2 believe they are telling uncomfortable truths on their Experience ... a well-staged defiance of the clouds that have been gathering around this declining great power of rock music.


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