U2 at Stade de France
Biography of U2
The rock group U2 was formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland and consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, piano, vocals), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen Jr. (Drums).
U2's early days
Originally called Larry Mullen's Band, they finally decided to call themselves U2 in 1978. That same year, they met Paul McGuinness, who became their manager.
They released their first record, Three, in 1979. It was a failure. But they remained motivated and signed to Island Records.
U2 recognised worldwide
During the Live Aid event in 1985, they performed on stage and stood out. Sales of their album took off. They were the rock group of the moment. They won two Grammy Awards with their album, The Joshua Tree.
Giant tours were organised and their albums sold millions of copies.
Alongside his musical activities, the group's singer, Bono, is very involved in charities. In 2003 and 2005, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
U2’s previous concerts at Stade de France
July 2005Vertigo Tour
Among the 130 dates of the "Vertigo Tour," U2 appeared twice at Stade de France, on July 9 and 10, 2005. This tour brought together more than 4.6 million people worldwide between March 2005 and December 2006.
July 2009U2 360° Tour
The Irish group returned twice to Stade de France: for two dates in 2009 and one in 2010 during their "360 Tour".