On The Road
  • U2 "Go Home" on DVD

    September 17, 2003 12:00 AM ET
     |  Andrew Dansby

    U2's tour-ending performances at Ireland's Slane Castle in September 2001 were filmed for the new DVD, U2 Go Home, due November 18th. The homecoming concerts were played before two crowds of 80,000 and marked the band's return to the site where U2 recorded The Unforgettable Fire in 1984. The Slane 2001 performances also marked U2's twentieth anniversary of their first performance at the site as an opening act for Thin Lizzy. In addition to the Slane shows -- which includ...  | More »

  • James Brown Returns to Apollo

    September 12, 2003 12:00 AM ET
     |  Andrew Dansby

    Forty years after James Brown made a classic live album at Harlem's Apollo Theater, the Godfather of Soul will return to the venerable venue for a guest-filled anniversary concert. Brown will take to the stage of New York City's Apollo on November 20th and 21st, though no further concert information is available. The seventy-year-old singer plans to hold a September 18th press conference in the city to give more details. As for the 1963 Apollo performance by the Hardest Working Ma...  | More »

  • Stevie Wonder Goes Home

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM ET
     |  Christina Fuoco

    Overjoyed with emotion from his first live performance in nine years, Stevie Wonder broke down in tears as he wished the city of Detroit a happy 300th birthday Saturday night. "This is a really emotional moment," Wonder said to the crowd at Hart Plaza on the banks of the Detroit River. "It's truly by the grace of God that all of this has happened in my life. I just want to thank you. I want to thank you because you didn't even have to listen to any of my songs or understand my lyri...  | More »

  • U2's Call to Disarm

    July 3, 2001 12:00 AM ET
     |  Jenny Eliscu

    On their recently wrapped tour, U2 used their nightly podium to powerfully address the issue of gun control. During their performance of The Joshua Tree's "Bullet the Blue Sky," the band screened a disturbing video montage created by artist Catherine Owens that included images of victims of gun violence and children toting firearms. "The song needed something that would contemporize it," says the Edge. "We're treading a very fine line between being artists and wanting to lecture Am...  | More »

  • U2 Honor Joey Ramone

    April 18, 2001 12:00 AM ET
     |  Steve Baltin

    Last night's sold-out U2 show at San Diego Sports Arena was about celebrating the spirit of rock & roll, so it was fitting that U2 frontman Bono repeatedly paid tribute to the late Joey Ramone, who passed away on April 15th. The Irish quartet's love for the Ramones is well-documented. At a show at New York City's Irving Plaza late last year, Bono said, "We got started on the poetry and punk rock of New York City. The music of Patti Smith, Television -- but more than anybod...  | More »

  • Beautiful Night for U2

    March 26, 2001 12:00 AM ET
     |  Paul Robicheau

    U2 are legendary for their heartfelt connection with concert audiences. But the Irish supergroup took that image to new heights at Saturday's kickoff to its Elevation Tour 2001 at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida, outside Miami. The band raised eyebrows over its decision to allow standing-room floor crowds, and U2 made good use of the intimacy, unveiling a close-knit stage in the top half of a subtly heart-shaped catwalk that allowed Bono and his mates to wander into t...  | More »

  • U2 Remembers the Ramones in New York

    December 6, 2000 12:00 AM ET
     |  Richard Skanse

    "It's like landing a 747 onto your front lawn," quipped Bono Tuesday night from the stage of New York's 1,000 capacity Irving Plaza. "Feels like starting again. That's a nice feeling." Bono never broke out the white flag of yore during U2's one-off, seventy minute club performance (which was broadcast live over the radio), but the band did dig deep enough into their twenty year history to dust off the rare nugget "11 O'Clock Tick Tock" and a give loving nod to the pu...  | More »

  • Bob Dylan Shines In Intimate Performance

    July 9, 1999 12:00 AM ET
     |  Daniel Durchholz

    Bob Dylan's pronouncements from the stage are usually few and far between and tend toward the non sequitur. That was more or less the case at Detroit's St. Andrew's Hall on July 6 when the fabled singer stepped to the mic midway through his hour-and-fifty-minute show to tell the crowd he'd spent the day at the Motown Museum.| "I asked the guard, 'Where's the Smokey Robinson stuff?' and he said, 'You know what happens when Clark Kent gets hungry? He turn...  | More »

  • Brian Wilson: We Still Believe in You

    March 17, 1999 12:00 AM ET
     |  Kate Sullivan

    Historic State Theater, Minneapolis, March 13, 1999 In the middle of "Do It Again," with the audience clapping along, Brian Wilson thrust out his hand and ordered: "Stop clapping!" Everyone stopped immediately and began laughing. The voices of the backing singers wafted to the bridge. And then, "One-two-three-four -- Start clapping!" The crowd clapped obediently into the next verse, with nine-part harmonies syncopated over a rhythmic crescendo of drums and claps. One could call it "surf doo...  | More »

  • Phish Cover Velvet Underground for Vegas Soiree

    November 2, 1998 12:00 AM ET
     |  Isaac Josephson

    One would think Las Vegas and hippies would mix like oil and water, but actually, the neon-plated Oasis of Greed has played host to some of the most awe-inspiring performances by many a jam band, Phish included. On one memorable evening two years ago, the quartet capped off an already jaw-dropping show with a forty-five minute encore that included various members of Primus, four Elvises and a dog named Harpua -- the stuff of legends. Unfortunately, whatever mojo the band had working for them...  | More »

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