U2 – ” The Virtual Road “

Posted: March 16, 2021 in MUSIC
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U2 has joined the archive concert streaming party, as the famous Irish rock band will air four concerts performed over the years online for the first time ever, for free. Announced on Monday, the band’s U2: The Virtual Road archive concert series to air exclusively on YouTube will launch this Wednesday (St. Patrick’s Day) with the broadcast of U2 Go Home: Live From Slane Castle, which highlights the band’s September 1st, 2001 concert at the historic castle property in Slane, Ireland. The webcast will begin with a pre-recorded performance from Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy.

The four-part series will continue streaming into the spring months with the band’s June 5th, 1983 show at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (March 25th); their December 3rd, 1997 show at Mexico City’s Foro Sol Stadium (April 1st); and finally their December 7th, 2015 show in Paris, France (April 10th). The latter concert, branded as iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE: Live in Paris, took place less than a month following the coordinated terrorist attacks in the French city back on November 13th, 2015.

Fontaines D.C. will open the Red Rocks webcast, while Carla Morrison will open the Mexico City webcast, and Feu! Chatterton will open the Paris webcast.

“Every show is memorable for us but these four particularly so… It’s exciting to be on the road again… Embracing all the wonder of the virtual road,” U2 said of their archive concert video series. “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.”

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