Tuesday, March 16, 2021

U2 to launch streaming concert series on St. Patrick’s Day

U2 will launch a limited-edition concert streaming series on St. Patrick’s Day.

Billed as “The Virtual Road”, the project will see the band deliver four live shows with enhanced visuals and remastered audio, broadcast for the first time on their YouTube channel.

The March 17 launch – which will present “U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle Ireland 2001” – is being previewed with footage of “Elevation” from the show. The event celebrates the band's 2001 return to the famous Irish concert site on the banks of the River Boyne. And in an exclusive YouTube performance, Dermot Kennedy will open the show with a solo performance recorded last week in the desert outside Los Angeles.

On 25th March tune in for “U2: Live At Red Rocks.” Recorded on June 5, 1983 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado on the band's War Tour. A career defining show, the rain-soaked performance at the iconic venue helped establish U2's reputation as one of the greatest live acts in the world. Another Grammy-nominated Dublin band, Fontaines D.C. will open the show with a performance recorded in their hometown last year.

The PopMart Tour stormed into Mexico City in December 1997 for a memorable show at the Foro Sol Stadium and 1st April will see Carla Morrison open for the band, only on YouTube, for a very special one-off performance ahead of “Popmart: Live From Mexico City.”

In December 2015, U2 returned to Paris less than a month after the 13 November terrorist attacks on the city for two rescheduled shows. “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris” marked the final performance on the tour, an unforgettable evening which included an emotional performance of Patti Smith's "People Have The Power." On April 10, YouTube will broadcast the show for the very first time, with French band Feu! Chatterton on support.

"Every show is memorable for us,” says U2, “but these four particularly so… It's exciting to be on the road again… Embracing all the wonder of the virtual road… And especially exciting to be joined by such a brilliant line-up of fellow travellers in Dermot Kennedy, Fontaines D.C., Carla Morrison and Feu! Chatterton.”

See also:

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