"The first time we played in Texas, we opened for a wet T-shirt contest in some terrible little bar attached to a shopping mall in Houston. It was a great learning curve."
- Bono on starting from the bottom, touring in the early days in the US
did you know
The lyrics of The Ground Beneath Your Feet were written by Salman Rushdie, and he is featured in the video, shown writing the song. Rushdie also provides an account of his relationship with the band and how the song came to be written in his book of essays, Step Across This Line.