"When you become that popular in such a short period, it can be hard to know where the ground is. You can get pretty out of touch. So as a band we slipped and slid all over the place. And we loosened up. We wanted to, because we were fed up with being the stoic men in the desert of those albums."
- Adam on the Joshua Tree period 2011
did you know
Bono made his first live solo appearance on April 30, 1989, at a fundraising event in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, singing his own musical adaptations of two poems by William Butler Yeats.