U2 Amnesty International Live Recordings

While U2 still has no upcoming tour dates, that won’t stop fans from reveling in the band’s past performances. Yesterday, Amnesty International – you know, those people who work to protect human rights throughout the world – announced plans to release a “massive box set” featuring live performances spanning 1986 – 1998. The six-disc DVD / two-disc CD will feature U2, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen and more, and includes a ton of never-before-seen live footage and interviews. The box set will be released on November 25, in conjunction with Amnesty International’s 25th anniversary.

U2 New Album

U2 were spotted in New York last week celebrating the completion of their 13th album. The yet untitled record features the production work of former Gnarls Barkley member Danger Mouse, and possibly Chris Martin (who was spotted at said wrap-up party). No official release date yet, but Adam Clayton told AtU2 that they’d like to have it out by the end of the year. And folks know what comes after a new album, right? Duh – a world tour! Keep your eyes peeled for more news as it unfolds.

U2 2013 Tour

They’re our most popular band, beating out thousands of artists for the No. 1 slot in our internal database… and it’s been a full year since they’ve toured! While U2′s most recent U2360 tour was, arguably, the performance series to put all serious performers to shame, it also ended too-many-months-to-count-on-two-hands (i.e. far too long) ago, and, all too soon, fans will grow tired of the compilation CDs and glossy photo books the band has been churning out ever since. We’re throwing it out there now, as 2012 enters its final leg: U2 should – must, will, can’t not? – embark on a 2013 tour.

Those pretty maps we’ve pasted as placeholders in lieu of ticket links and a tour-dates chart won’t be there forever. Hopefully, they won’t even beU2 band photo there for much longer, as we’re just waiting for the beautiful day when we can update our U2 tour info! Because we don’t want to give ourselves vertigo staring down an endless tunnel of Internet tour rumors, we’ve chosen to offer up more concrete tour&ticket info on U2′s past performances, as a means of tiding fans over while we all wait for news. We’ve also included some nice high-def photos, music and live videos, ticket links to Spiderman: The Musical (the Broadway show scored by Bono and The Edge), and our favorite fan submissions from the U22 Unwrapped video competition, all below.

None of which compares to U2 2013 ticket info, but think of our offerings as Splenda to U2′s sugar: a fine substitute that, without fully satisfying, at least takes the edge off your craving for the sweetest thing.

U2 Tickets 2013

Unfortunately, no 2013 tour has been announced yet, but we’ll have ticketing info for the group’s US and European dates when more info is released.

U2 US Concert Tickets 2013

We'll update with U2's US Tour Dates when the band announces 2013 concerts.

U2 Concert Tickets: Europe 2013

We'll have info on U2's 2013 tour of Europe when the band reveals concert dates.

U2 Tour Dates 2013

Like the rest of the world, we’re still waiting, but in the meantime you can check out the band’s past tours, including the cities they’re most likely to visit during their next global outing.

Past U2 Tours

U2 Tour Dates 2001: Elevation Tour

DateCityCountryVenue

3/24/2001 Miami United States National Car Rental Center
2/26/2001 Miami United States National Car Rental Center
3/29/2001 Charlotte United States Charlotte Coliseum
3/30/2001 Atlanta United States Philips Arena
4/2/2001 Houston United States Compaq Center
4/3/2001 Dallas United States Reunion Arena
4/6/2001 Denver United States Pepsi Center
4/9/2001 Calgary Canada Pengrowth Saddledome
4/10/2001 Calgary Canada Pengrowth Saddledome
4/12/2001 Tacoma United States Tacoma Dome
4/13/2001 Vancouver Canada G.M. Place
4/15/2001 Portland United States Rose Garden
4/17/2001 San Diego United States San Diego Sports Arena
4/19/2001 San Jose United States San Jose Arena
4/20/2001 San Jose United States San Jose Arena
4/23/2001 Anaheim United States Arrowhead Pond
4/24/2001 Anaheim United States Arrowhead Pond
4/26/2001 Anaheim United States Arrowhead Pond
4/28/2001 Phoenix United States America West Arena
5/1/2001 Minneapolis United States Target Center
5/3/2001 Cleveland United States Gund Arena
5/4/2001 Lexington United States Rupp Arena
5/6/2001 Pittsburgh United States Mellon Arena
5/7/2001 Columbus United States Nationwide Arena
5/9/2001 Columbus United States Nationwide Arena
5/10/2001 Indianapolis United States Conseco Fieldhouse
5/12/2001 Chicago United States United Center
5/13/2001 Chicago United States United Center
5/15/2001 Chicago United States United Center
5/16/2001 Chicago United States United Center
5/24/2001 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
5/25/2001 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
5/27/2001 Montreal Canada Molson Centre
5/28/2001 Montreal Canada Molson Centre
5/30/2001 Detroit United States Palace of Auburn Hills
5/31/2001 Buffalo United States HSBC Arena
6/2/2001 Albany United States Pepsi Arena
6/3/2001 Hartford United States Civic Center
6/5/2001 Boston United States Fleet Center
6/6/2001 Boston United States Fleet Center
6/8/2001 Boston United States Fleet Center
6/9/2001 Boston United States Fleet Center
6/11/2001 Philadelphia United States First Union Center
6/12/2001 Philadelphia United States First Union Center
6/14/2001 Washington United States MCI Center
6/15/2001 Washington United States MCI Center
6/17/2001 New York United States Madison Square Garden
6/19/2001 New York United States Madison Square Garden
6/21/2001 East Rutherford United States Continental Airlines Arena
6/22/2001 East Rutherford United States Continental Airlines Arena
7/6/2001 Copenhagen Denmark Forum
7/7/2001 Copenhagen Denmark Forum
7/9/2001 Stockholm Sweden Globe
7/10/2001 Stockholm Sweden Globe
7/12/2001 Cologne Germany Arena
7/13/2001 Cologne Germany Arena
7/15/2001 Munich Germany Olympiahalle
7/17/2001 Paris France Bercy
7/18/2001 Paris France Bercy
7/21/2001 Turin Italy Stadio Delle Alpi
7/23/2001 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
7/24/2001 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadio
7/26/2001 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
7/27/2001 Vienna Austria Stadthalle
7/29/2001 Berlin Germany Waldbuehne
7/31/2001 Arnhem The Netherlands Gelredome
8/1/2001 Arnhem The Netherlands Gelredome
8/3/2001 Arnhem The Netherlands Gelredome
8/5/2001 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
8/6/2001 Antwerp Belgium Sportpaleis
8/8/2001 Barcelona Spain Palau St. Jordi
8/11/2001 Manchester England MEN Arena
8/12/2001 Manchester England MEN Arena
8/14/2001 Birmingham England NEC Arena
8/15/2001 Birmingham England NEC Arena
8/18/2001 London England Earl’s Court
8/19/2001 London England Earl’s Court
8/21/2001 London England Earl’s Court
8/22/2001 London England Earl’s Court
8/25/2001 Dublin Ireland Slane Castle
8/27/2001 Glasgow Scotland SECC
8/28/2001 Glasgow Scotland SECC
9/1/2001 Dublin Ireland Slane Castle
10/10/2001 South Bend United States University of Notre Dame
10/12/2001 Montreal Canada Molson Centre
10/13/2001 Hamilton Canada Copps Coliseum
10/15/2001 Chicago United States United Center
10/16/2001 Chicago United States United Center
10/19/2001 Baltimore United States Baltimore Arena
10/24/2001 New York United States Madison Square Garden
10/25/2001 New York United States Madison Square Garden
10/27/2001 New York United States Madison Square Garden
10/28/2001 East Rutherford United States Continental Airlines Arena
10/30/2001 Providence United States Dunkin Donuts Center
10/31/2001 Providence United States Dunkin Donuts Center
11/2/2001 Philadelphia United States First Union Center
11/5/2001 Austin United States University of Texas
11/7/2001 Denver United States Pepsi Center
11/9/2001 Salt Lake City United States Delta Center
11/12/2001 Los Angeles United States Staples Center
11/13/2001 Los Angeles United States Staples Center
11/15/2001 Oakland United States The Arena in Oakland
11/16/2001 Oakland United States The Arena in Oakland
11/18/2001 Las Vegas United States Thomas and Mack Center
11/19/2001 Los Angeles United States Staples Center
11/20/2001 Sacramento United States Arco Arena
11/23/2001 Phoenix United States America West Arena
11/25/2001 Dallas United States Reunion Arena
11/27/2001 Kansas City United States Kemper Arena
11/28/2001 St. Louis United States Savvis Center
11/30/2001 Atlanta United States Philips Arena
12/1/2001 Tampa United States Ice Palace
12/2/2001 Miami United States American Airlines Arena

U2 Tour Dates 2005-2006: Vertigo Tour

DateCity/StateCountryVenue

3/28/2005 San Diego, CA USA Sports Arena
3/30/2005 San Diego, CA USA Sports Arena
4/1/2005 Anaheim, CA USA Arrowhead Pond
4/2/2005 Anaheim, CA USA Arrowhead Pond
4/5/2005 Los Angeles, CA USA Staples Center
4/6/2005 Los Angeles, CA USA Staples Center
4/9/2005 San Jose, CA USA HP Pavilion
4/10/2005 San Jose, CA USA HP Pavilion
4/14/2005 Phoenix, AZ USA Glendale Arena
4/15/2005 Phoenix, AZ USA Glendale Arena
4/20/2005 Denver, CO USA Pepsi Center
4/21/2005 Denver, CO USA Pepsi Center
4/24/2005 Seattle, WA USA Key Arena
4/25/2005 Seattle, WA USA Key Arena
4/28/2005 Vancouver Canada GM Place
4/29/2005 Vancouver Canada GM Place
5/7/2005 Chicago, IL USA United Center
5/9/2005 Chicago, IL USA United Center
5/10/2005 Chicago, IL USA United Center
5/12/2005 Chicago, IL USA United Center
5/14/2005 Philadelphia, PA USA Wachovia Center
5/17/2005 E. Rutherford, NJ USA Cont. Airlines Arena
5/18/2005 E. Rutherford, NJ USA Cont. Airlines Arena
5/21/2005 New York, NY USA Madison Square Garden
5/22/2005 Philadelphia, PA USA Wachovia Center
5/24/2005 Boston, MA USA Fleet Center
5/26/2005 Boston, MA USA Fleet Center
5/28/2005 Boston, MA USA Fleet Center
6/10/2005 Brussels Belgium Koning Boudewijn Stadion
6/12/2005 Gelsenkirchen Germany Arena AufSchalke
6/14/2005 Manchester England Manchester Stadium
6/15/2005 Manchester England Manchester Stadium
6/18/2005 London England Twickenham Stadium
6/19/2005 London England Twickenham Stadium
6/21/2005 Glasgow Scotland Hampden Park
6/24/2005 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
6/25/2005 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
6/27/2005 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
6/29/2005 Cardiff Wales Millennium Stadium
7/2/2005 London UK Live 8 – Hyde Park
7/2/2005 Vienna Austria Ernst Happel Stadion
7/5/2005 Katowice Poland Stadion Slaski
7/7/2005 Berlin Germany Olympiastadion
7/9/2005 Paris France Stade de France
7/10/2005 Paris France Stade de France
7/13/2005 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
7/15/2005 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
7/16/2005 Amsterdam Netherlands Amsterdam Arena
7/18/2005 Zurich Switzerland Letzigrund Stadion
7/20/2005 Milan Italy San Siro
7/21/2005 Milan Italy San Siro
7/23/2005 Rome Italy Stadio Olimpico
7/27/2005 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin Stadion
7/29/2005 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi
7/31/2005 Copenhagen Denmark Parken
8/3/2005 Munich Germany Olympiastadion
8/5/2005 Nice France Parc Des Sports C. Ehrmann
8/7/2005 Barcelona Spain Nou Camp
8/9/2005 San Sebastian Spain Estadio De Anoeta
8/11/2005 Madrid Spain Estadio Vicente Calderón
8/14/2005 Lisbon Portugal Estádio José De Alvalade
9/12/2005 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
9/14/2005 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
9/16/2005 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
9/17/2005 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
9/20/2005 Chicago USA United Center
9/21/2005 Chicago USA United Center
9/23/2005 Minneapolis USA Target Center
9/25/2005 Milwaukee USA Bradley Center
10/3/2005 Boston USA Fleet Center
10/4/2005 Boston USA Fleet Center
10/7/2005 New York USA Madison Square Garden
10/8/2005 New York USA Madison Square Garden
10/10/2005 New York USA Madison Square Garden
10/11/2005 New York USA Madison Square Garden
10/14/2005 New York USA Madison Square Garden
10/16/2005 Philadelphia USA Wachovia Center
10/17/2005 Philadelphia USA Wachovia Center
10/19/2005 Washington USA DC MCI Center
10/20/2005 Washington USA DC MCI Center
10/22/2005 Pittsburgh USA Mellon Arena
10/24/2005 Detroit USA Palace of Auburn Hills
10/25/2005 Detroit USA Palace of Auburn Hills
10/28/2005 Houston USA Toyota Center
10/29/2005 Dallas USA American Airlines Center
11/1/2005 Los Angeles USA Staples Center
11/2/2005 Los Angeles USA Staples Center
11/4/2005 Las Vegas USA MGM Grand
11/5/2005 Las Vegas USA MGM Grand
11/8/2005 Oakland USA Oakland Arena
11/9/2005 Oakland USA Oakland Arena
11/13/2005 Miami USA American Airlines Arena
11/14/2005 Miami USA American Airlines Arena
11/16/2005 Tampa USA St. Pete Times Forum
11/18/2005 Atlanta USA Philips Arena
11/19/2005 Atlanta USA Philips Arena
11/21/2005 New York USA Madison Square Garden
11/22/2005 New York USA Madison Square Garden
11/25/2005 Ottawa Canada Corel Centre
11/26/2005 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
11/28/2005 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
12/4/2005 Boston USA Fleet Center
12/5/2005 Boston USA Fleet Center
12/7/2005 Hartford Canada Civic Center
12/9/2005 Buffalo USA HSBC Arena
12/10/2005 Cleveland USA Gund Arena
12/12/2005 Charlotte USA New Charlotte Arena
12/14/2005 St. Louis USA Savvis Center
12/15/2005 Omaha USA Qwest Center
12/17/2005 Salt Lake City USA Delta Center
12/19/2005 Portland USA Rose Garden
2/12/2006 Monterrey Mexico University Stadium
2/15/2006 Mexico City Mexico Azteca Stadium
2/16/2006 Mexico City Mexico Azteca Stadium
2/20/2006 Sao Paulo Brazil Morumbi stadium
2/21/2006 Sao Paulo Brazil Morumbi stadium
2/26/2006 Santiago Chile Nacional Stadium
3/1/2006 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
3/2/2006 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
11/7/2006 Brisbane Australia Queensland Sports & Athletics Centre
11/10/2006 Sydney Australia Telstra Stadium
11/11/2006 Sydney Australia Telstra Stadium
11/13/2006 Sydney Australia Telstra Stadium
11/16/2006 Adelaide Australia AAMI Stadium
11/18/2006 Melbourne Australia Telstra Dome
11/19/2006 Melbourne Australia Telstra Dome
11/24/2006 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
11/25/2006 Auckland New Zealand Ericsson Stadium
11/29/2006 Tokyo Japan Saitama Super Arena
11/30/2006 Tokyo Japan Saitama Super Arena
12/4/2006 Tokyo Japan Saitama Super Arena
12/9/2006 Honolulu United States Aloha Stadium

U2 Tour Dates 2009-2011: U2360 Tour

DateCityState/CountryVenue

6/30/2009 Barcelona Spain Nou Camp
7/2/2009 Barcelona Spain Nou Camp
7/7/2009 Milan Italy San Siro
7/8/2009 Milan Italy San Siro
7/11/2009 Paris France Stade de France
7/12/2009 Paris France Stade de France
7/15/2009 Nice France Parc Charles Ehrmann
7/18/2009 Berlin Germany Olympic Stadium
7/20/2009 Amsterdam Netherlands ArenA
7/21/2009 Amsterdam Netherlands ArenA
7/24/2009 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
7/25/2009 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
7/27/2009 Dublin Ireland Croke Park
7/31/2009 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi
8/1/2009 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi
8/3/2009 Gelsenkirchen Germany Veletins Arena
8/6/2009 Chorzow Poland Slaski Stadium
8/9/2009 Zagreb Croatia Maksimir Stadium
8/10/2009 Zagreb Croatia Maksimir Stadium
8/14/2009 London UK Wembley Stadium
8/15/2009 London UK Wembley Stadium
8/18/2009 Glasgow UK Hampden Park
8/20/2009 Sheffield UK Don Valley Stadium
8/22/2009 Cardiff UK Millennium Stadium
9/12/2009 Chicago Illinois Soldier Field
9/13/2009 Chicago Illinois Soldier Field
9/16/2009 Toronto Ontario The Rogers Center
9/17/2009 Toronto Ontario The Rogers Center
9/20/2009 Boston Mass. Gillette Stadium
9/21/2009 Boston Mass. Gillette Stadium
9/23/2009 New York New York Giants Stadium
9/24/2009 New York New York Giants Stadium
9/29/2009 Washington DC FedEx Field
10/1/2009 Charlottesville VA Scott Stadium
10/3/2009 Raleigh NC Carter-Finley Stadium
10/6/2009 Atlanta GA Georgia Dome
10/9/2009 Tampa FL Raymond James Center
10/12/2009 Dallas TX New Cowboys Stadium
10/14/2009 Houston TX Rellant Stadium
10/18/2009 Norman OK Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
10/20/2009 Phoenix AZ Univ. Phoenix Stadium
10/23/2009 Las Vegas NV Sam Boyd Stadium
10/25/2009 Los Angeles CA Rose Bowl
10/28/2009 Vancouver BC Canada BC Place Stadium
8/6/2010 Turin Italty
8/10/2010 Frankfurt DE
8/12/2010 Hannover DE
8/15/2010 Horsens DK
8/16/2010 Horsens DK
8/20/2010 Helsinki FI
8/21/2010 Helsinki FI
8/25/2010 Moscow RU
8/30/2010 Vienna AT
9/3/2010 Athens GR
9/6/2010 Istanbul TR
9/11/2010 Zurich CH
9/12/2010 Zurich CH
9/15/2010 Munich DE
9/18/2010 Paris FR
9/22/2010 Brussels Belgium
9/23/2010 Brussels Belgium
9/29/2010 Seville ES
10/2/2010 Colmbra PT
10/3/2010 Colmbra PT
10/8/2010 Rome Italy
11/25/2010 Auckland New Zealand
11/26/2010 Auckland New Zealand
12/1/2010 Melbourne Australia
12/3/2010 Melbourne Australia
12/8/2010 Brisbane Australia
12/9/2010 Brisbane Australia
12/13/2010 Sydney Australia
12/14/2010 Sydney Australia
12/18/2010 Perth Australia
12/19/2010 Perth Australia
2/13/2011 Johannesburg South Africa
2/18/2011 Cape Town South Africa
3/30/2011 La Plata Argentina
4/9/2011 Sao Paulo Brazil
5/11/2011 Mexico City Mexico
5/14/2011 Mexico City Mexico
5/15/2011 Mexico City Mexico
5/21/2011 Denver CO Invesco Field
5/24/2011 Salt Lake City UT Rice Stadium
6/1/2011 Edmonton CA Commonwealth Stadium
6/4/2011 Seattle WA Qwest Field
6/7/2011 Oakland CA Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
6/17/2011 Anaheim CA Angel Stadium
6/18/2011 Anaheim CA Angel Stadium
6/22/2011 Baltimore MD M&T Bank Stadium
6/26/2011 East Lansing MI Spartan Stadium
6/29/2011 Miami FL Land Shark Stadium
7/2/2011 Nashville TN Vanderbilt Stadium
7/5/2011 Chicago IL Soldier Field
7/8/2011 Montreal CA Hippodrome de Montréal
7/9/2011 Montreal CA Hippodrome de Montréal
7/11/2011 Toronto CA Rogers Centre
7/14/2011 Philadelphia PA Lincoln Financial Field
7/17/2011 St. Louis MO Busch Stadium
7/20/2011 New York NY New Meadowlands Stadium
7/23/2011 Minneapolis MN TCF Bank Stadium
7/27/2011 Pittsburg PA Heinz Field

Recent U2 Setlist

Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field Setlist 2011

Main Set

TrackSong

1 Even Better Than the Real Thing
2 The Fly
3 Mysterious Ways
4 Until the End of the World
5 I Will Follow
6 Get On Your Boots
7 I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
8 Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
9 Beautiful Day
10 Elevation
11 Pride (In the Name of Love)
12 Miss Sarajevo
13 Zooropa
14 City of Blinding Lights
15 Vertigo
16 I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight
17 Sunday Bloody Sunday
18 Scarlet
19 Walk On

Encore 1

TrackSong

1 One
2 Where the Streets Have No Name

Encore 2

TrackSong

1 Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
2 With or Without You
3 Moment of Surrender
4 Bad

U2 Tour Photos

U2 performs at the Rose Bowl in California.

Bono and The Edge perform on stage.

U2 performing in Miami.

Average U2 Ticket Price 2010

CityStateVenue NameDateAvg. Price

Los Angeles CA Club Nokia 8/13/2010 $60.00

Average U2 Ticket Prices 2011

CityStateVenue NameDateAvg. Price

Denver CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 5/21/2011 $154.03
Salt Lake City UT Rice Eccles Stadium 5/24/2011 $128.06
Winnipeg MB Canad Inns Stadium 5/29/2011 $94.35
Edmonton AB Commonwealth Stadium – Edmonton 6/1/2011 $158.69
Seattle WA CenturyLink Field 6/4/2011 $150.16
Oakland CA O.co Coliseum 6/7/2011 $175.41
Anaheim CA Angel Stadium of Anaheim 6/17/2011 $160.24
Anaheim CA Angel Stadium of Anaheim 6/18/2011 $143.13
Baltimore MD M&T Bank Stadium 6/22/2011 $143.41
East Lansing MI Spartan Stadium-MI 6/26/2011 $115.41
Miami FL Sun Life Stadium 6/29/2011 $202.83
Nashville TN Vanderbilt Stadium 7/2/2011 $159.21
Chicago IL Soldier Field 7/5/2011 $167.91
Montreal QC Hippodrome De Montreal 7/8/2011 $141.98
Montreal QC Hippodrome De Montreal 7/9/2011 $144.80
Toronto ON Rogers Centre 7/11/2011 $139.45
Philadelphia PA Lincoln Financial Field 7/14/2011 $147.47
Saint Louis MO Busch Stadium 7/17/2011 $131.49
East Rutherford NJ MetLife Stadium 7/20/2011 $192.01
Minneapolis MN TCF Bank Stadium 7/23/2011 $150.63
Pittsburgh PA Heinz Field 7/26/2011 $106.40
Moncton NB Magnetic Hill 7/30/2011 $100.11

U2 Discography

YearAlbum

1980 Boy
1981 October
1983 War
1984 The Unforgettable Fire
1987 The Joshua Tree
1988 Rattle and Hum
1991 Achtung Baby
1993 Zooropa
1997 Pop
2000 All That You Can’t Leave Behind
2004 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
2009 No Line on the Horizon

U2 Filmography

YearFilm

1988 U2: Rattle and Hum
2002 Gangs of New York (Soundtrack)
2010 U2: 360 Degrees at the Rose Bowl

Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark Tickets 2012

U2 Live Videos

U2 Live from Slane Castle: “Sunday Bloody Sunday”

U2 Live from Glastonbury: “Beautiful Day”

U2 Live from Milan: “All I Want is You”

U2 Music Vidoes

U2: “Pride (In the Name of Love)”

U2: “Sweetest Thing”

U2: “Vertigo”

U22 Unwrapped

U2′s newest compilation CD, U22, recently sparked a creative fuse in the band’s fans. The 22-track album has been made exclusively available to paying members of U2.com, which, given the release’s history, makes perfect, loyal sense. These same fans were not only responsible for picking the CD’s song list – choosing their favorites from among 45 live tracks – but are now tasked with creating the best “unwrapped” video for U2′s website.

Skip Ahead to Our Top Unwrapped U22 Videos

By “unwrapped,” Bono and his bandmates mean just that: They want to watch you tear, remove, cut, gnaw, or, if all else fails, neatly pull away the packaging surrounding the long-awaited U22.

“So why not make us a short clip as the package lands in your trembling hands, as you faint on opening the beautiful photo book, as you first slide these exclusive CD’s into your sound system… as your non-U2.com subscribing friends are overcome with envy,” reads the group’s official poetic charge.

We thought we’d give the multi platinum-selling artists a hand, for their benefit (and your enjoyment), offering up our own picks for Best U22 Unwrapped Video:

The Short and Sweet One

The Slick One

The Topical, Trendy One

The One that Shows Why YouTube is Awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AikE_KPiwQg

Just Because We Like Him

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