I've been a fan since the Joshua Tree album. I finally managed to see them live for the first time during the 360 tour in the Dallas Cowboys stadium. It was especially cool to be able to take my sons to their very first live concert event--not bad starting out with U2, huh? I'm hoping they come back to Memphis on their next tour--it was 1997 when they last played here (and I missed it!).
"The level of emotion in the building was unbelievable. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house, including the band. It was an unbelievably moving thing to be part of it."
- Edge on playing in New York after 9/11
did you know
During the recording sessions of Achtung Baby, the band were working on a primitive version of Mysterious Ways called 'Sick Puppy'. During these versions, The Edge improvised a chord progression that the rest of the band worked with. From that chord progression the song 'One' was born, ultimately changing the outlook of the sessions and more importantly, keeping the band together.