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U2

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    June 5, 2014
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    May 13, 2013

    The ten most noteworthy music publicity stunts

    Sometimes flawless technique, inspired lyrics and a devoted fan base aren't enough. Sometimes you've gotta do something outlandish to step up your game and grab the world's attention. Some would say that getting on a stage and saying, "Hey! Watch what I'm doing!" might be considered attention-seekin ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    KMFDM's Sascha Konietzko on Kill Mother F*cking Depeche Mode and how it came about

    KMFDM (originally Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid) started as performance art one-off in 1984 that evolved into an ongoing concern. Founding member Sascha Konietzko was soon joined by drummer and vocalist En Esch, who formed the core of the band until its temporary split in 1999. With various collabo ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Five best live concert films

    While infinitely different than being there in the flesh, a live concert film can provide an up-close, multi-angled, cinematically inspired perspective of the music experience -- not to mention a glimpse into history for those who were born decades later. Such will be the case for a majority of the ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    Romney/Ryan Victory Rally Tuesday to feature Kid Rock and Rodney Atkins at Red Rocks

    Okay, so just when we thought we heard the last chords ring out for the year at Red Rocks comes word that the hills will once again be alive without the sound of music tomorrow night. There's another show slated for the Rocks, and this one's rather last minute and features a pair of acts supporting ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    U2's The Joshua Tree turns 25

    It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Barry Fey on that time that he held a gun to Axl Rose's head and how the business has changed

    ​For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    U2's Achtung Baby turns twenty Saturday

    ​ While U2 frontman Bono said "The Fly," the first single from Achtung Baby, was "the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree," it could easily be applied to the entire album, which was released on November 19, 1991. Achtung Baby is a document of the band, almost on the verge of breaki ... More >>

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    August 1, 2011

    U2 360 tour by the numbers (infographic)

    ​When the U2 360 tour rolled through Denver on May 21 at Invesco Field, it was exactly one week removed from the massive 108,800-person concert in Mexico City. The tour was huge (Huge! Remember how that stage dwarfed the grid at Invesco?) and on Monday, Live Nation released a report drilling d ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    If you could rewind the clock, which shows that you missed would you make sure to see?

    ​I've seen probably upwards of seven million shows in my lifetime, give or take five or six. In all that time, there's been a ton that I'm grateful for having the chance to have seen -- Mars Volta at Tulagi, the Killers at the Larimer Lounge, an unreal triple bill at the Coliseum featuring Pea ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Issac Slade of the Fray talks about what it was like to open for U2, plus video of a few new songs

    Aaron Thackeray​Last night, we caught up with Isaac Slade for a few minutes as he was sitting aboard a plane on the tarmac at DIA waiting for his flight to take off. With the eagerly anticipated hometown, Denver date of the U2 360° tour now behind them, Slade and the other guys in the Fray we ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Photos: U2 brings out crowds, shoes

    ​These days, U2 is less a rock band than some sort of weirdly beatific entity, to the extent that when the band comes to town, it even inspires good works. Case in point: the "Take off your Boots" ticket giveaway on Friday, where concert ticket retailer StubHub gave away some 150 tickets to Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    The rapture didn't happen on Saturday, but a documentary about it got filmed

    There was none of this.​Despite the predictions of doomsayer Harold Camping, the Lord apparently did not see fit to visit destruction upon the earth Saturday, which passed somewhat unremarkably except that it was a particularly beautiful day. (Personally, I went to an apocalypse barbecue and a ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    U2 tickets in 1981 and 2011: 30 years and $54.80 -- the difference of three decades

    U2 in 1981 in Denver​What a difference 30 years makes. Below: the $3.20 ticket to see U2 in Denver in 1981, side-to-side with the $58 nosebleed ticket to see U2 this past Saturday at Invesco Field. To put this in perspective, if we counted for inflation, that $3.20 ticket would be about $7.5 ... More >>

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    May 22, 2011

    U2 Denver, 360° Tour at Invesco Field, 5/21/11

    Photos by Aaron Thackeray U2 360° TOUR With The Fray 05.21.11 | Invesco Field View U2 at Invesco Field slideshow Say what you will about U2. Name another band that can fill a stadium these days... Time's up. Drawing a blank? That's because there aren't any -- certainly not any from this era. That ... More >>

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    May 21, 2011

    U2 in Denver at Invesco Field, What to expect tonight: (likely) setlist, parking info and more

    Kevin Mazur Alright, so near as we can tell, when U2 takes the stage tonight at Invesco (after Isaac Slade and local homeboys in The Fray warm up the stage), the band's set will consist of two-dozen songs, possibly 25. Since the 360° Tour first kicked off in Barcelona in June 2009, the setlist ha ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Win tickets to see U2 at Invesco this Saturday!

    ​ Update (05/20 | 8 a.m.): Congratulations to Justin, Daniel, Christian, Jerry and Sessa709. You and a guest will be our guests at tomorrow night's show. Check your email for details on how to pick up your tickets. Thanks to everyone that entered!

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    May 20, 2011

    U2 Invesco Field Denver: Channel your inner Bono with this downloadable rock star mask

    Be a rock star or just look like one at U2's concert tomorrow night at Invesco Field. Download hi-resolution PDF file here. Follow Backbeat on Facebook and Twitter @westword_music

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    May 19, 2011

    U2 at Invesco Field 360° Tour: The stage is set

    Photo by Jon SolomonThe Claw has landed at Invesco for U2's 360 Tour on Saturday night If the weather gods are to be believed, this string of shitty weather we've endured for the past few days will be but a distant memory by the time U2 takes the stage at Invesco with the Fray on Saturday. Temps ar ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Jesus vs. Bono: Who would win? The founder of PeaceJam intends to find out

    Pictured here without cross.​Come Saturday, Colorado's poised to have more incoming messiahs than anybody ever asked for, including the evangelicals; besides being the scheduled day of Jesus' second coming according to Biblical number-cruncher Harold Camping, it's also the day Bono comes to De ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Win tickets to see U2 at Invesco Field

    ​It's a great time to be Billy Bunting. Well, not that there's ever an especially bad time to make at least part of your living evoking the world's most iconic living frontman at the prime of his career. But now is a particularly optimal time to be fronting a U2 tribute band, in the weeks lead ... More >>

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    April 16, 2011

    Is U2 providing the soundtrack to the End of the World? Survey says... yes!

    ​In a little more than a month, U2 is playing at Invesco Field. May 21, to be exact. Yeah, we're pretty psyched, too. Even more so now: Did you happen to notice any special significance of that date? Know what else is going down then? Um, just a little thing called Judgment Day. For realz! We' ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    The Fray tapped to warm up for U2 at Invesco Field next spring

    ​Grammy nominations? Platinum status? Selling out Red Rocks? It's difficult to imagine any single event surpassing those sorts of mile markers in your career. Unless, of course, said event involves warming up for U2. In your hometown. Now that's beyond difficult. That's inconceivable. But tha ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    U2 reschedules its prevously postponed Denver date, Rihanna cancels show this Thursday

    ​A few weeks before U2 was slated to come to the States for another leg of its 360° tour, Bono injured his back while preparing for the dates and had to have emergency surgery, which resulted in the postponement of a number of US dates, including the June 12 show at Invesco Field. Live Nati ... More >>

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    June 7, 2010

    Under a Blood Red Sky to help soften the blow of U2's postponment

    Bummed out that Bono and his U2 compadres won't be at Invesco this weekend? Yeah? So are we. Luckily, we have Under a Blood Red Sky, Denver's trusty rusty U2 tribute band, which has pulled together a gig this weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe this weekend to help us forget that we're now going to have ... More >>

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    May 25, 2010

    U2's Denver date postponed, along with the rest of the North American tour

    ​ File this one under: Worst. News. Ever. Well, unless you don't count yourself as a fan of U2, that is. We've just learned that one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the summer, due at Invesco field on Saturday, June 12, has been postponed until sometime in 2011. Although Bono's sur ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Thank God "I See You" didn't win at the Golden Globe's

    This was not a good year for the "Best Original Song" category at the Golden Globe's. In fact, it's arguably one of the worst in recent memory. We're not certain what this means, if it means anything at all, but it's clear the film industry tossed original music to the wayside in 2009 in favor of li ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010
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    March 16, 2009

    U2 top seller at Twist & Shout

    U2 and Neko Case nabbed the top two spots for the second week in a row on Twist & Shout's bestseller list for the week ending March 15. Madeleine Peyroux's new album, Bare Bones, which was released last week, Raphael Saadiq's The Way I See It and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band's The Whole ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    The Dream grabs top spot at Independent Records

    U2, which was the top seller the previous week, was knocked down to the number-ten spot after the Dream's brand-new Love Vs. Money, which was released last week, claimed the top stop for the week ending March 15. Jamie Foxx, Lamb of God and T.I. still hold on to top ten spots. See the full breakdown ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    The Fray still in Top 10 on Billboard 200

    In its fifth consecutive week on the charts, the Fray's self-titled sophomore release is still generating impressive sales figures, good enough, in fact, to remain in the top ten on the Billboard 200. Last week, the group registered 30,000 more sales, which moved it up a notch to number seven from n ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    U2 grabs top spot at Independent Records

    U2's brand-new album No Line on the Horizon also claimed the top spot at Independent Records this week, bumping Lamb of God's latest down to the number-two slot for the week ending March 8. Elsewhere, Independent's top ten this week is filled out by the likes of T.I., Soulja Boy Tell 'Em and Project ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    U2 top seller at Black & Read

    Black and Read in Arvada has already sold out of U2's brand album, No Line on the Horizon, which just hit stores yesterday. Animal Collective, Andrew Bird, Wino and Atmosphere, meanwhile, also showed strong sales this week. See the full top ten breakdown after the jump.

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    November 28, 2008

    Eno, electronic music history and pop songs summarized

    Stuck at work or bored at home, these three links should keep you busy for the rest of the day, either way. Fist up, enjoy these one-line summaries of the meaning behind some of the biggest pop songs in history.Second, electronic music pioneer and legendary producer (U2, Talking Heads, Coldplay, et ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008

    Negativland

    Tuesday and Wednesday, December 2 and 3, Old Main Chapel, CU-Boulder, free.

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    October 2, 2008
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    August 14, 2008
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    August 11, 2008

    U2 Live At Red Rocks Released on DVD

    Photo: G.Wigler U2's breakthrough June 1983 performance at Red Rocks, captured on the band's Live at Red Rocks and Under a Blood Red Sky, is slated to be released on DVD on Tuesday, September 30. The disc will include five previously unreleased songs and a director's commentary, all presented in ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008
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    February 5, 2008

    45 Second Reviews

    Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead Sup Pop 02:00-02:45 of “Lately” I remember this band sounding totally different. It seems like they used to be sort of electro-pop. Now they sound like U2. I guess they’re just copying U2 in reverse historical order. Anyone remember Pop? Man, that record wo ... More >>

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    August 22, 2007
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    October 6, 2005

    The Frames

    Friday, October 7, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

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    November 25, 2004

    U2

    How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope)

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    February 28, 2002

    Nine Inch Nails

    And All That Could Have Been (Nothing)

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    December 7, 2000

    U2

    All That You Can¹t Leave Behind (Interscope)

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    May 29, 1997
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    May 15, 1997
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    May 8, 1997

    Flop Mart

    U2 brings its carnival to Denver--and Denver shrugs.

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    March 27, 1997
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    April 6, 1994

    HOUSES OF THE MOLDY

    THE BANDS THAT CAN FILL STADIUMS OFFER ONLY BLASTS FROM THE PAST.

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