Related:First Avenue: An archived history via flyers, riders & contractsFirst Avenue's 40 years of rock 'n' rollTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listFirst Avenue is undoubtedly among the premier rock clubs in the country -- possibly the world. Since 1970, the building at the interse ... More >>
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Sometime between meeting with Somali Minnesotans to help solve the famine crisis in Africa and performing under pummeling rain in front of thousands upon thousands of fans at Dinkytown's TCF Bank Stadium, U2 found time last weekend to go ahead and revolutionize the concert experience by snapping ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonU2 with InterpolJuly 23, 2011TCF Bank Stadium, MinneapolisThese reviews are inevitably for fans, yet I find myself writing for U2-haters. One friend left a message during the show on Saturday wondering why I was there. Would anyone at the TCF Bank Stadium that night have aske ... More >>
Photo courtesy ONEIn addition to braving a downpour of rain to perform in front of nearly 60,000 fans on Saturday night at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, U2 frontman Bono took time on Saturday afternoon to meet with singer and rapper K'naan and several Somali activists from Minne ... More >>
Jon Stewart says to himself: "Wow."This past week, the White House "came under fire" - another word for the national conversation being dominated by our very loud conservative media, led by the Fox News machine - for inviting the world's least-controversial (oftentimes boring!) rapper, Common, to ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Last week? Last week was so several days ago. At this point - polishing off that third mug of crap, employer-subsidized coffee, valiantly procrastinating last week's leftover to-do items, beating yourself about the head and face to stay awake - you probably can barely remember what your name is, ... More >>
Metric / Alex Uncapher for City PagesSummer means two things in the Twin Cities: going "up north" and outdoor concert season, both activities releasing all the built-up cabin fever that comes along with being a Minnesotan. From the Basilica and Luce block parties to Stone Arch and Lyn-Lake fests ... More >>
U2's entire US tour, including their stop in Minneapolis at the TCF Bank Stadium on June 27, is being postponed until 2011 due to Bono's recent back injury. Bono was discharged from a hospital in Munich today after undergoing emergency back surgery last Friday, and will be entering a rehabilitati ... More >>
David ShankboneThe professional difference-maker himselfNews has come out of Berlin (via MPR) that Bono of U2 and Africa-centric charity fame has hurt himself "preparing for" the band's upcoming tour. No specifics of how the injury occurred were released, but at age 50 the number of ways you can ... More >>
Sounds like there may be an unforgettable fire at TCF Stadium next year. Stay tuned.
According to the Kansas City Star, Bono, 21, was shot in the back and had injuries to her face. She was going to deploy to Iraq next month.
At last, the gulf between the comic geeks and the aging rock enthusiasts has been bridged.
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2005 would have been the year John Lennon turned 65. Instead, it's the 25th anniversary of his murder. A new multimedia exhibit in Paris, John Lennon: Unfinished Music, recreates the phases of his life, from his Liverpool beginnings to a replica of the Abbey Road recording studio. Many previously un ... More >>
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They were hobbits. They were pot smokers. In 1981, they were just kids called U2.
Guess who is going to see a U2 concert at Target Center in Septembar? A certain girl and her dad. A certain girl named AMELIA and her dad called LLOYD. Give up? Its me! And the dad named Lloyd is my dad! Wer'e going to see the band U2!!!! Its my first concert. And Im going even though my mom is bei ... More >>
Wolfowitz gets World Bank post It was only last week that Treasury Secretary John Snow set rock & roll hearts aflutter at the World Bank by claiming Bono was on the short list to head up the outfit. Chief qualifications: 1) He fookin' cares, man; 2) He's cute and famous and chicks in debtor nations ... More >>
How I stopped worrying and learned to dislike U2's 'Bomb'
What are those little white boxes with wires telling us to do?
Special absurdity of the media present, ineffability of the aesthetic past edition
U2 goes forward and backward with Pop.
Confessions of an On-Line Fan Club Junkie
As part of Brian Eno's Passengers, U2 get a chance to escape themselves.