U25: A Look Back at U2's Legendary Red Rocks Show Twenty Five Years Later

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Twenty-five years ago today, on a unseasonably dreary June day presumably a lot like the one we're experiencing right now in the Mile High City, a marginally known band from Ireland played a now legendary set at Red Rocks. The gig essentially turned Bono and his mates into bona fied icons and elevated the fabled Colorado venue onto the bucket-list pantheon of venues every great band must play. In honor of that historical moment, local tribute act

Under a Blood Red Sky

will recreate the show tonight at the


. To help you get psyched, we've posted a few clips from that classic performance after the jump.

-- Dave Herrera

Update/Irony Alert: Tonight's sold out Rush show at Red Rocks has been postponed due to...wait for it... the weather.

"Sunday Bloody Sunday"

"October" and "New Year's Day"

"I Will Follow"

"Electric CO"

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