U2 announces 19-city tour

2014-12-05 09:05

U2 says it will hit the stage in Vancouver next May to open a 19-city tour, playing indoor arenas after a decade of larger outdoor shows.

Bono fitted with metal plates after cycling accident

2014-11-20 12:02

U2's Bono required hours of surgery for fractures to his face and shoulder blade after a cycling accident in Central Park.

U2 to release new album in 18 months

2014-10-27 15:44

U2 intend to release their next album, titled Songs of Experience, in 18 months and it will be part of a trilogy of themed LPs.

Bono was too scared to Google his own name!

2014-09-23 20:00

U2 singer Bono admits he's always nervous to Google search his name in case he finds out that lots of people hate him.

U2 releases new album for free in Apple surprise

2014-09-10 09:09

Irish superstars U2 have released their first album in five years for free on Apple's iTunes in a surprise, attention-grabbing step as the tech giant unveiled its latest smartphones.

Motsepe Foundation donates R11m to Aids campaign

2014-01-26 10:05

The Motsepe Foundation has donated R11m to U2 singer Bono's (RED) campaign, which fights HIV/Aids.

Bono pens essay tribute to Nelson Mandela

2013-12-06 12:59

U2 frontman Bono has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela by writing an essay on the late anti-apartheid revolutionary and describing him as a "forceful presence" in his life.

U2 unveil first new song in 3 years

2013-10-22 18:00

U2's brand new song Ordinary Love has been unveiled thanks to the new trailer for the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Malala receives top Amnesty award

2013-09-17 09:02

Amnesty International has announced it has awarded its highest honour to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teen shot in the head last year by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education.

Bono loves Mick Jagger's wrinkles

2013-07-25 20:28

U2 frontman Bono believes Sir Mick Jagger looks like a ballet dancer because of his wrinkles which he thinks are "beautiful".

Miracle of SA liberation comes to small screen

2013-02-08 16:25

DStv will, for the first time on TV anywhere in the world, premiere the new documentary special Miracle Rising: South Africa, a stirring and emotionally resonant account of South Africa's road to the 1994 democratic elections.

U2 working on 13th album

2013-01-16 21:11

U2 have been writing songs for their 13th studio album - with the working title 10 Reasons To Exist - which will be their first release since 2009's No Line on the Horizon.

US aid cuts a threat to Aids fight: Bono

2012-11-15 14:01

Irish rock star and anti-poverty activist Bono says thousands of people could die from Aids if the United States cuts development assistance to reduce the budget deficit.

Bono to urge US not to cut aid

2012-11-12 17:06

Irish rocker and anti-poverty campaigner Bono will appeal to Democrats and Republicans during a visit to Washington this week to spare US development assistance programmes from cuts.

Bono records Lady Gaga song with wife

2012-07-10 22:30

Bono and his wife Ali Hewson have recorded a special version of Lady Gaga and Beyonce's Telephone which was played at their daughter's birthday party.

Tutu marks 80th birthday in cathedral

2011-10-07 12:16

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu celebrated his 80th birthday at St George's cathedral, where he once rallied against white-minority rule.

Desmond Tutu turns 80

2011-10-07 07:24

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has turned 80, but his birthday celebrations have been overshadowed by the controversy over the Dalai Lama's cancelled visit.

Bono: I'll be a proud American on 9/11

2011-09-09 20:33

As the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks draws near, U2 frontman Bono admits he's "a very proud American on 9/11".

U2 named GQ Men of the Year

2011-09-08 13:09

U2 were named Band of the Year, while Bradley Cooper scooped the International Man of the Year prize at the GQ Men of the Year awards.

Bono denies reports of health scare

2011-08-22 07:17

U2 lead singer Bono has denied reports he had been taken to hospital after complaining of chest pains while on holiday in the south of France.

U2 rocks Glastonbury despite protest

2011-06-27 07:18

U2 pulled it off with their Glastonbury music festival debut, but the fallout from a protest over the band's tax status continued to rumble.


South Africans direct and star in new U2 music video

2014-12-09 10:54

South African Bryan Little has directed a music video for U2 featuring Cape Town-based, China-born street artist DALeast.

Celebs stay silent in PSA on Ebola response

2014-11-19 15:26

Bono, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman and Danai Gurira are among celebrities playing the waiting game in a new online campaign calling for a unified response to Ebola.

Band Aid 30 raises £1m in just five minutes for Ebola!

2014-11-18 20:00

Bob Geldof is "overwhelmed" by the response to Band Aid 30's version of Do They Know It's Christmas Time?, saying they raised £1m in just five minutes.

Bono has revealed the real reason why he never takes his glasses off!

2014-10-20 18:00

U2 frontman Bono has told Graham Norton that he has been suffering with glaucoma for the last 20 years, but says it is under control.

Bono is really sorry for giving everyone a free U2 album

2014-10-15 12:18

Call it a mix of ego, generosity, self-promotion and insecurity. But Bono is sorry for giving away U2's latest album for free on iTunes accounts.

Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

2014-09-16 11:37

Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge.

U2 to perform Mandela song at Oscars

2014-02-13 08:47

Irish rock veterans U2 will play their Oscar-nominated song Ordinary Love from the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom at this year's Academy Awards.

Mandela movie praised for Golden Globe win

2014-01-13 15:00

A song by Irish rock group U2 composed for the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has won a Golden Globe award, the film's producer Anant Singh has said in a statement.

Zenani reveals she's happy about U2 song for Mandela film

2013-11-27 09:44

Former president Nelson Mandela's daughter Zenani revealed she is pleased that Irish band U2 has written a special song for the film Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

U2 to release new album next year

2013-10-14 20:30

U2 will release their 13th studio album early next year, and bass player Adam Clayton says it will feature 12 songs.

Final words, pain at poet's funeral

2013-09-02 17:43

Ireland is mourning the loss of its Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney, with equal measures of poetry and pain in a funeral that was attended by U2's Bono and The Edge.

Bono says no to honorary NYU degree

2013-05-16 15:03

Bono has turned down an offer from New York University to receive an honorary degree because he doesn't want to detract from his daughter on her graduation day.

Fight against Aids losing momentum - One

2012-11-27 22:45

The world has lost momentum in the fight against the Aids epidemic, with millions of new people infected last year, the One foundation says.

Bono: Corruption world's biggest killer

2012-11-15 09:15

U2 star Bono has declared corruption "the biggest killer of them all" at the World Bank as he expressed concern over the fiscal cliff facing the US budget.

Jennifer Lopez wants Bono on Idol

2012-07-17 20:56

Jennifer Lopez has said she wants U2's Bono, Jon Bon Jovi or The Rolling Stones' frontman Sir Mick Jagger to succeed her on American Idol.

A-list celebs to attend COP 17 in Durban

2011-11-21 15:00

Leonardo DiCaprio, Angelina Jolie and U2 frontman Bono are expected to attend the environmental summit Conference of the Parties, COP 17, in Durban.

Bono calls Tutu a rock star

2011-10-07 09:10

Irish musician Bono told Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu that he was "the only rock star in the room" as he celebrates his 80th birthday.

Lady Gaga, U2 to perform for Clinton

2011-09-14 13:29

Activist rock stars including Lady Gaga and U2's The Edge and Bono will give a concert celebrating global aid work by former US president Bill Clinton.

U2 rockumentary opens Toronto film fest

2011-09-09 13:25

A documentary on Irish rock band U2's dizzying rise to superstardom rocked the Toronto film festival on opening night.

K'naan reaches out to home country

2011-09-07 14:40

Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour and Somali rapper K'naan are planning a series of events to raise funds and awareness about the hunger crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Bono makes $1bn off Facebook

2011-08-17 10:01

Bono has reportedly benefitted from a wise investment in Facebook, as shares he purchased have quadrupled in two years.

U2 faces protest at Glastonbury

2011-06-24 15:55

Anti-capitalist activists have said they plan to protest during U2's performance at England's Glastonbury festival, accusing the Irish group of dodging tax.

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