U2 on stage at Croke Park, thirty years after they performed The Joshua Tree in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

U2 were the top grossing live act of the last decade and the only one to exceed a billion dollars in ticket sales. The band grossed $1,038,104,132 (€(...)

In Tua Nua

Sitting in our cramped tour minibus driving across Europe in the summer of 1987, Martin Clancy passed me a cassette and said “Listen to this”. I put i(...)

U2 performing The Joshua Tree at Croke Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

U2 has released video footage of parts of last Saturday night’s concert in Croke Park, including the four-plane flyover that wowed 80,000 fans in the (...)

Bono and Edge on stage during The Joshua Tree tour performance at Dublin’s Croke Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s always the Irish gigs that gets people in a right old lather, isn’t it? When U2 play away, we get dispatches - written by foreign correspondent(...)

 Jessica and Brian Spears waiting for U2 ahead of  the concert at Croke Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The irish times

Where does the time go, eh? Just a mere 30 years ago, a wee Dublin band released an album called The Joshua Tree, taking them from bleedin’ massive to(...)

U2 perform during their Joshua Tree Tour, at Twickenham Stadium, London on July 8th. The tour comes to Dublin on July 22nd. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

U2 are bringing the Joshua Tree Tour to Dublin this weekend, the only Irish stop on the tour that will reach 2.4 million fans. Croke Park has been a f(...)

U2 kick off their Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in Vancouver on Friday. Photograph: Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press/AP

U2 is the top-selling live music act in the US for summer 2017, ticket seller StubHub said. The band has outpaced pop acts such as Ed Sheeran and La(...)