The rock band U2 was formed in Dublin, in 1976. The current lineup includes Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. The band is mostly famous for such songs as “With Or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, “Hold Me, Kiss Me, Thrill Me, Kill Me”, and “Vertigo”. The band earned numerous awards, including 22 Grammies and 7 BRIT awards.
U2 was formed after Larry Mullen Jr. posted an ad on the school ad board, looking for musicians for his new band. Two years later, the band participated in Limerick talent competition and won it. The group earned 500 pounds and a recording session in the studio, which they used to record their first demo song.
In 1979, U2 released their first single, which topped the national charts. The same year, U2 traveled to London to give their first concert beyond Ireland. In 1980, after the success of their second Irish album, the band signed their first international contract and started recording songs, which were oriented at audiences in other countries. In their lyrics, U2 touched upon religion, death, and spirituality. These subjects were usually avoided by other musicians at the time.
In 1983, the band earned international recognition with their LP War, which is still considered their most aggressive work. When giving a live concert, Bono wrapped himself in a white flag and sang “Sunday Bloody Sunday”.