U2 releases its 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, in just a couple weeks, and the band’s summer 2018 stop in Philly just got a little bit longer. After the previously announced June 13th date at Wells Fargo Center went on sale yesterday, U2 added a second date on Thursday, June 14th. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 4th through Ticketmaster Verified Fan, more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →
After sharing a few singles from their forthcoming album Songs of Experience, rock icons U2 have announced that they’ll be touring behind the record in 2018, including a stop in Philly at the Wells Fargo Center on June 13. U2 shared the album’s first single “You’re The Best Thing About Me” in September, and before that released new song “The Blackout” via a live performance video. Listen to both songs below.
1923 – A fourteen-year-old clarinet player named Benny Goodman lands his first professional gig, playing for a cruise ship operating on Lake Michigan near Chicago.
“Leonard Cohen is an addiction I can’t give up” -Bono
U2 took its 30th Anniv. of the Joshua Tree Tour from the US to Canada this weekend and while in Toronto, paid tribute to the late great Canadian Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen. On Saturday night, U2 performed a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Suzanne” at Rogers Center in Toronto. Back in 2005 U2 worked with Cohen on a performance of “Tower of Song” from the documentary: “I’m Your Man.” Continue reading →
Musical tributes continue for Chris Cornell, who passed away last week. Both Ryan Adams and U2 remembered the late singer at their respective shows over the weekend with special song dedications.
“I used to write songs that I couldn’t sing. And sometimes that was OK because the strains of the notes I couldn’t reach was part of the drama, but occasionally they would really just wreck the next show. So I just left ‘Red Hill Mining Town’ off. But since then, I sing a bit better — or at least I’ve learned how to sing.” – Bono
Music history was made Sunday night in Vancouver, Canada when U2 opened their tour celebrating The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary. The band performed their classic tune “Red Hill Mining Town” live in concert for the first time ever, and you can watch video below. Continue reading →
1967 – The Beatles finish recording “Good Morning Good Morning” and start work on “With a Little Help From My Friends” (originally titled “Bad Finger Boogie”). They record 10 takes of the rhythm track and Ringo overdubs a double-tracked lead vocal.
1958 – Stereo albums are introduced.