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U2 will land in Moscow

August 16 2006

The history of U2 started 30 years ago in the distant 1976. Teenager Larry Mullen, a lover of punk rock has decided to organize his own group, and soon on the bulletin board the Dublin school where he studied adolescent advertisement appeared.

"I spent money on a drum kit may have mugs that bought a guitar and want to organize a group?" - Read the ad. Wanting was enough and the group included five men: Larry, Paul Hewson (who later Bono Vox), Dave Advance (Edge), his brother Dick Advance and Adam Clayton. After the first rehearsal it was clear that only knows how to play Larry. The group was on the verge of collapse. Removing Dick revived team, after which the guys have come up with the name of the group.

Original title Feed Back (Feedback) and the repertoire consists of cover versions of the most famous songs the Rolling Stones and Beach Boys, was short-lived. Changed its name to The Hype (success) to the group really came success.

In 1978, ending the senior class, the group won a local talent contest and recorded their debut single "U23 EP" (1979). The title track "Out Of Control" quickly got on top the Irish charts. The same thing happened with the song "Another Day", and by January 1980 the band took the first five places in various categories as voted by the magazine "Hot Press". The Hype's resounded for several touring performances in Ireland - so the legend was born.

October 20, 1980, is still The Hype with producer Steve Lillywhite produced his first album "Boy". After the tour guys were named the most promising group in the UK.

At the same time musicians are seriously taken a great interest in politics. On this was fully formed image of the team.

Songs of the conflict in Ulster, apartheid in South Africa, the dictatorship of Pinochet in Chile, Bosnia and other conflicts, such themes songs U2. The musicians made history as the most zealous fighters for peace and justice throughout the world.

On tour in America and Europe, his talent as a showman Bono opened fully, he led an extraordinary and did everything to attract the attention of the public: he flew along the boxes of theater balconies, turned his back to the first series and topple into the sea of hands of the hall. Among other groups, they are distinguished by the fact that they act without a soundtrack.

In 1982, Clayton proposed a new variant - U2. So-called American spy plane shot down in Soviet territory during the Cold War. Since U2 finally fixed on the starry sky.

Released in 1983, it was the single "New Years Day" is the first product of the group, which had been seen outside of Ireland and appreciated. The single reached number two British hit parade, and the album "War", released on February 28, 1983 became the first album by U2, which took first place UK chart albums and hit the top ten charts the USA.

In 1985, a festival of Live Aid at Wembley Stadium in Laudon, where U2 is really demonstrated their unique musical skills. Unheard-of fact, after this concert performances all (!) U2 albums have reappeared in the charts around the world. U2 unofficially become "world's most popular group." Was released in the USSR.

The album "The Joshua Tree", which was released March 9, 1987 approved for U2 status as one of the most popular bands in the world. In the U.S., the album was number one for nine weeks. In Britain, he became the fastest-selling album in history and was certified platinum after 28 hours after the start of sales!

Let the three weeks of record was sold 15 million copies worldwide. In the same U2 won two Grammy - for Best Album of the Year and Best Rock performance of the year ".

By the late eighties, at the end of his tour "Lovetown" in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, U2 gave four triumphant shows in Dublin. On the final night in 1989 Bono made an open statement on BBC radio to an audience of 500 million that the group should be something changed: "We just need to leave and come all over again."

Bono is one of the best songwriters in contemporary music - a radical new direction in music and the traditional first position in the world music charts all this about him.

July 6, 1993 the album "Zooropa". Musical experiments of the group reached the highest point of the music as close to dance.

U2 immediately include several songs from their new album in the program of his speeches.

Since the beginning of a legendary tour in 1997 an indispensable attribute of the show is the huge golden arch, set right on the stage. All of the concerts can be seen on the big screen, probably the largest screen in the world. Each concert began with the hit 70's "Pop Musik", under which U2 made their way through the crowd to the stage. A course of action on the stage turned out to be a giant lemon, from which the musicians appeared on stage.

So by October 2000 her new album "All That You Can't Leave Behind". The first single from the new album was the song U2 "Beautiful Day". Video clip on this great song was filmed in a Paris airport Charles de Gaulle. Since U2 returned to the roots themselves, putting aside all the newfangled gadgets that have appeared in their 90th. The album reached number one on the charts in 22 countries.

February 21, 2001 at the annual Grammy Awards ceremony U2 received 3 awards in the categories "Song of the Year", "Record of the Year", "Best Performance with Vocal". All these trophies went to U2 by "Beautiful Day".

And until now, Bono and Co. collected all sorts of awards in a variety of musical ceremonies, and each of their concert event. And finally this fall, a great team visits Moscow.


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