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1

Where did the band U2 come together?

Dublin, Ireland

2

Who are the band members of U2?

  • Bono
  • The Edge
  • Adam Clayton
  • Larry Mullen Jr.

3

When did U2 form?

1976

4

What genres of music does U2 play?

  • rock
  • post-punk
  • alternative rock

5

What was U2's first band name?

Feedback

6

What was U2's second band name?

The Hype

7

What year did U2 finally decide on "U2" as their band name?

1978

8

What was the name of U2's first single released?

"Three"

9

What was U2's first internationally released single?

"11 O'Clock Tick Tock"

10

What was the name of U2's first album?

Boy

11

What was U2's first song with a deep, political message?

"Sunday Bloody Sunday," about the killing of protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland, by British soldiers

12

What was the name of the concert held at Wembely Stadium in 1985 for Ethiopian famine relief?

Live Aid

13

How long was the album The Joshua Treenumber one in the United States?

about nine weeks

14

Who is U2's record producer?

Steve Lillywhite

15

What instruments does Bono play for U2?

  • guitar
  • harmonica
  • vocals

16

What instruments does The Edge play for U2?

  • guitar
  • keyboard

17

What instruments does Adam Clayton play for U2?

  • bass guitar
  • synthesizer
  • guitar

18

What instruments does Larry Mullen Jr. play for U2?

  • drums
  • percussion
  • vocals

19

What are the dominating themes of U2's lyrical content?

social and political commentary, often embellished with Christian religious and spiritual imagery

20

What are the 12 albums U2 has produced as of 2009?

  • Boy (1980)
  • October (1981)
  • War (1983)
  • The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  • The Joshua Tree (1987)
  • Rattle and Hum (1988)
  • Achtung Baby (1991)
  • Zooropa (1993)
  • Pop (1997)
  • All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
  • No Line on the Horizon (2009)

21

How did the members of U2 meet?

in high school (Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin)

22

How much did the Zoo TV Tour cost to run per day?

$125,000, regardless of whether a concert was scheduled

23

Why does Bono always wear sunglasses?

He has an allergy to salicylates (chemicals that occur naturally in many fruits, vegetables, and herbs) and he gets red eyes.

24

What was Bono's original nickname and what does it mean?

Bono Vox, "good voice"

25

Where do the members of U2 live now?

the Dublin area, Ireland

26

Who is Wim Wenders and what is his relationship to U2?

a German film director who directed several of U2's music videos

27

What film's story did Bono write?

The Million Dollar Hotel(2000)

28

Where and when did Bono dislocate his shoulder?

at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., in 1987 (he slipped and fellon a wet stage)

29

How many children do Bono and his wife Ali Hewson have? What are their names?

two daughters, Memphis Eve and Jordan

30

Who's the boy on the album covers of Boyand War?

Peter Rowan, who lived across the street from Bono in Dublin

31

What are Bono's three on-stage personas?

  • The Fly (a rock star)
  • Mirror Ball Man (a televangelist)
  • Mr. MacPhisto (the devil)

32

How many of the band members are married?

Two; Bono is married, and The Edge is married but legally separated from his wife Aislinn O'Sullivan.

33

What is Edge's real name?

David Howell Evans

34

What was U2's highest-grossing tour, and how much did they make?

the Vertigo Tour, which made $389 million

35

How many children does The Edge have as of 2009?

four

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