"In December 1980, we made our first trip across the Atlantic to America. Our first show was at The Ritz in New York City, the second, The Bayou in D.C. We had big dreams then, fueled in part by the commonly held belief at home that America smiles on Ireland. And it turned out to be true, yet again. But even in the wilder thoughts, we never imagined that 40 years on, we would be invited back to receive one of the nation's greatest honours…It has been a four-decade love affair with the country and its people, its artists, and culture."
- Bono on U2 being honored at the Kennedy Awards, 2022
did you know
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and also nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Original Song,