Tuesday, May 15, 2018

U2 to play exclusive Apollo Theater show

U2 will perform at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City on June 11 as part of their recently-launched Experience + Innocence tour.

The invitation-only concert exclusively for SiriusXM subscribers will mark the band' s most intimate show in the city since a 2000 gig at Irving Plaza.

“New York City and the U2 band have a unique history,” says Bono. “From the songs of Lou Reed, Billie Holliday and the Ramones that taught us how to listen, to the New Yorkers at our earliest U.S. shows who taught us how to play, the souls of New York and U2 have always been intertwined.

“The Apollo Theater is the heart of New York's musical soul, and to finally be playing our songs on the same stage where James Brown begged Please Please Please is not only a bucket list moment, it's an incredible honour.”

U2 live at the Apollo Theater will be broadcast live on SiriusXM's XX, via satellite on channel X and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.

The Irish rockers famously paid tribute to Harlem's Billie Holiday on their 1988 single, "Angel Of Harlem", from the “Rattle And Hum” album.

The band'a latest album, “Songs Of Experience”, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 to earn the group their eighth US chart-topper and first since 2009’s “No Line On The Horizon.”

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