It's no secret that U2 fans in Australia and New Zealand have been blessed with a lesser amount of live U2 than their counterparts in the Northern Hemisphere. Nonetheless, we have been graced with six tours over the band's lifetime. Ahead of the 2019 Joshua Tree tour, this slideshow tells the story of a love tale between U2 and Australia spanning more than 30 years.
U2's Experience and Innocence show had a story to tell and was made with a story in mind. The band wanted to tell us something. But what is this story, what is this narrative that fans have been talking about all year? In this article we unravel the narrative, the songs and the stories. Join us as we attempt to breakdown the Innocence from the Experience.
"'Last Night On Earth' had more of the band aesthetic. It was a good tune but is it up there with 'New Year's Day' or 'Sunday Bloody Sunday'? Obviously not, or we would still be playing it live."
- The Edge
did you know
Some reports say Edge was named by Bono because Dave was always on the fringe of things. Other stories suggest Bono gave him the name because of the sharp lines and angles of his face when he was a teenager.