"The name U2 is nothing else but a letter and a number. We just wanted to come up with a name that would people make up their own mind about the group: U2, what kind of a band is that? We could've called ourselves The Snobs or Deep Zeppelin but we wanted an original name, a simple name."
- Bono, 1983
did you know
The closing song from U2's third album War (1983) has closed over 400 concerts as of 2021. That is roughly a 25% of the >1600 tour shows they have played.