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Old 01-24-2006, 10:49 AM   #1
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U2 world records

So what world records(or state) records u2 holds?
Are there any
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Old 01-24-2006, 11:48 AM   #2
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:09 PM   #3
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:28 PM   #4
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biggest screen in a concert (popmart) i think, or am i making it up, i think i saw it somewhere

also, not so much records, but first:

Zoo TV: first b-stage
Elevatin: First circular walkway
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Bono hold the award for the most creative use of the word 'f**k' in an awards ceremony.
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biggest screen in a concert (popmart) i think, or am i making it up, i think i saw it somewhere
It wasn't only the biggest screen in a concert. At the time it was the biggest screen ever built. Not sure if "the record" has been broken after, though.


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Bono hold the award for the most creative use of the word 'f**k' in an awards ceremony.
Yeah, only followed by John Cleese's speech at Chapmans funeral. Cleese explains that Chapman came to him after his death and said that he was proud to be the first person on British television to say shit, and that John should "be the first person ever, at a british memorial service, to say: fuck."
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Old 01-24-2006, 01:53 PM   #7
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u2 also share the record for Most Albums On US Chart Simultaneously with The Beatles, The Monkees and Pearl Jam
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:11 PM   #8
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Don't they hold the record for having played to the biggest amount of people on a tour?
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Old 01-24-2006, 02:55 PM   #9
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Popmart in Reggio Emilia, Italy held 150 000 people (with the band that means 150 004 ). I think that was a record at the time for only one band. It is still the record for U2, though.

Edit: Oh, sorry. You were talking about a tour. I was thinking concert.
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Keep it coming.

Isn't Joshua tree the fastest selling album or something
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Isn't Joshua tree the fastest selling album or something
Yes in the UK, I believe.


U2 is Irelands second largest export after Guinnes. That must be some kind of a record.
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Old 01-24-2006, 04:12 PM   #12
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I believe The Joshua Tree was the first album to sell a million copies on CD.
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TIkets were sold very fast for Vertigo Tour too... Does anyone know if it was a record in any country?
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Melbourne and Sydney both sold out in 80 minutes. 160,000 tickets in total. That's a record in Australia.
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Slane and Croke Park sold very fast, I can tell you .
I think they beat Robbie Williams concert at Slane with a LOT. It was the fastest selling there. I doubt that it's possible to sell faster with todays technology.
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Worst outfits ever (1976-2006)?
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I remember hearing once that The Joshua Tree was one of the first (if not the first) albums released simultaneously on vinyl, cassette, and CD.
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I remember hearing once that The Joshua Tree was one of the first (if not the first) albums released simultaneously on vinyl, cassette, and CD.
yes, and also, i think "Fire" was the first or third CD single to be released
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I believe Elevation is the 2nd highest grossing tour of all time, after some Stones tour in the 80s.
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