Archive | Events & Appearances

Jim Henke: U2 Academic Conference

The following is a recap/overview of Jim Henke’s presentation — via pre-taped video — at The Hype and The Feedback, the first-ever academic conference about U2. It doesn’t reflect all of his presentation and many parts are paraphrased. (Henke showed up at work in his WAR Tour t-shirt for these interviews. Too cool.) Tells story [...]

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Anthony DeCurtis: U2 Academic Conference

The following is a recap/overview of Anthony DeCurtis’ keynote address at The Hype and The Feedback, the first-ever academic conference about U2. It doesn’t reflect all of his presentation and many parts are paraphrased. Begins by talking about Bruce Springsteen’s induction speech when U2 entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the “leave [...]

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Making the U2 Conference happen

The U2 Conference, for which @U2 is a Media Partner, is looking for a new time, a new place and a new home.  If you are an organization or institution that would like to connect with the U2 conference, or if you would just like to know more about how to help make the conference happen, please visit its [...]

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“How U2 Saved Rock and Roll”

Over at the U2 Conference site, the program schedule is being built speaker by speaker, title by title, hour by hour.  It’s a work in process, but I’m thrilled to see some of the bigger pieces coming together. We have 49 presentations from around the world on all sorts of topics, and we’re working on [...]

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Bill Carter Appearance in Tucson This Thursday

Bill Carter will appear “in conversation” Thursday at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson with musician Howe Gelb. Gelb has previously worked with Cat Power, Paula Jean Brown of the Go-Gos, Grandaddy and more. At the event, Carter will screen his documentary about Gelb, which focuses on his unique creative process. Tickets are free [...]

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Congratulations to Dennis Sheehan!

We had a news byte a few weeks ago about U2′s long-time tour manager Dennis Sheehan being awarded the Parnelli Lifetime Achievement Award. The Parnelli site states “The award recognizes pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions, honoring both individuals and companies. It is truly the “Oscar®” of the Live Event Industry.” U2 was not able [...]

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Holy (cup of) Joe, Bono!

photo courtesy of (RED) / (c) (RED) The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting on a special appearance by Bono yesterday at the annual Starbucks managers conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bono was there to support the new partnership between (RED) and Starbucks during the holiday season. The article quotes Starbucks SVP Michelle Gass: “If every single [...]

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Bono Pays Tribute to Stax Records

 At 9pm on BBC4 this evening there’ll be a documentary entitled ‘Respect Yourself – The Stax Story,’ detailing the rise of the legendary soul label. Bono is said to be making a contributing appearance. For those of you outside the UK, for the next seven days (starting from tomorrow) BBC iPlayer will have the  show available [...]

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