Read More Having followed U2 on their tour of North America in 1997, Mike Edgar - a broadcaster for the BBC's Across The Line programme, reported from the band's homecoming Dubin gigs and from their newly-added Belfast date.
Read More Nope, July 21 won't be the first time that U2 and the Gallagher brothers (Ok, just one of the Gallaghers) have played to a stadium crowd.
In advance of the return of their Joshua Tree Tour to Dublin, we chart the circumstances of their tours, recall the iconic moments and the visual highlights and reprise what it is that makes them the world’s pre-eminent live act.
At other junctures, he references the use of the colours of the Irish flag as Anton Corbijn's veiled attempt to send a message to the international rugby authorities on the best choice of location for the next World Cup; and he takes time out to greet President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina, who are seated in the crowd.
After a jam packed weekend for the Joshua Tree Pre and after events, which seen over 5,000 fans visit the Church Bar over the July weekend, The Church Bar will celebrate U241 tonight with U2 Tribute Zooropa who recently played to a sold out crowed at the Button Factory.
Read More The band's legion of fans in St Louis' were left devastated after Saturday night's concert there was called off at the last minute.
By Olaf Tyaransen Read More U2 nabbed a Golden Globe nomination for 'Ordinary Love', the song they wrote for the Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom - they talked to Patricia Danaher about their relationship with Mandela Read More As U2 geared up for the release of No Line On The Horizon, they met HP to talk about the creation of their latest masterwork, meeting world leaders, the way they’re perceived in Ireland, the current state of the music business and their future plans.
Read More Niall Stokes draws on his best-selling book Into The Heart: The Stories Behind The Songs Of U2 to offer a unique insight into the way in which some of the greatest songs in the history of popular music came into being.
It is testament to band that the songs on what was truly an historic record sound as fresh as ever.