"America is a song to me. I caught the melody line early when my life needed saving, as a teenager in Dublin. America's song came on the radio like a surge of static electricity, knocked me outta my bed, knocked me outta my head. This song sounded like Elvis, sounded like Bob Dylan, sounded like Aretha Franklin, and sounded like Johnny Cash. Joey Ramon. Sounded like Jack Kennedy. Bobby Kennedy. Sounded like King. Bob Dylan sounded like the Declaration of Independence with a harmonica and guitar."
- Bono, acceptance speech J. William Fulbright Prize, 2022
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U2 have played nearly 2000 live shows all around the world which have consisted of over 30,000 various songs played in proper live shows, promotional dates and impromptu performances with many regions such as China yet to see a live U2 performance.