|For 25 years, they have been at heart a live band. From their early pub gigs in Dublin and their first show in London in 1979 at the Moonlight Club, they have gone on to play over a thousand shows on the road. Their raw energy tore down the barriers between artist and audience. They have raised the bar for live rock shows again and again and again. Authorized by the band, including over 500 photos hand-picked from the official archive, this is the story of the creative juggernaut known as U2.
From the 11 o’clock Tick Tock and Unforgettable Fire tours that first put the band on the map, through the breakout Joshua Tree and LoveMart tours of the 1980s and the increasingly extravagant ZooTV and PopMart tours of the 1990s, to the more intimate, “forward to basics” Elevation shows of the new millennium, it is the live performances that have defined U2.
U2 SHOW features a wealth of original and previously unseen photography and graphics in addition to original interviews with the band and their closest associates – Paul McGuinness, Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois, Steve Lillywhite, amongst others. U2 SHOW is the final word on the live experience of the world’s biggest band.