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Old 05-01-2006, 02:16 PM   #1
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Question: Significance of April 30?

Yesterday (April 30), a two-hour radio special aired in celebration of the 30th anniversary of U2. (I only caught the second hour.) I can't figure out what (if anything) was significant about the date. The earliest starting date I've ever heard is September 25, 1976, which would make the point at which the 30-year mark would be reached months away.

In short...does April 30 have any U2 historical significance?


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Old 05-02-2006, 09:13 AM   #2
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April 30, 1987: Concert: Pontiac, MI, USA

U2 play at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, selling all 51,000+ tickets at their first-ever headlining stadium show in the US. Media reviews are favorable following the show, but they also say a video screen is a must so people at the other end of the stadium can see the band.

There are others listed but that must be it

April 30, 1989: Bono sings solo in Dublin

Bono makes his first solo live appearance when he sings two adaptations of William Butler Yeats' poems at a fundraising event in the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

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Old 05-02-2006, 12:25 PM   #3
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This is what I found on

April, 1980: '11 O'Clock Tick Tock' recorded

U2 records its first single for Island Records, "11 O'Clock Tick Tock," over the Easter weekend at Dublin's Windmill Lane studios.

I don't know if it is April 30th
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Thanks for your input, MrsSpringsteen and BANZAI.

I'm becoming convinced that the only connection between the date this program was aired and U2's 30th anniversary is the year. I had hopes that it was something more because the birthday of someone I know who is also a big U2 fan is April 30.

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